Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of Galveston's premier charter school, Odyssey Academy. Please take a look around and contact us if you have any questions.

 

Visit the Calendar page for information on upcoming events during the school year. The school day schedule is as follows:

Morning Care - 7:00am to 7:30am

Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grades
Arrival/Breakfast - 7:30am to 7:40am
School Day - 7:45am to 3:00pm
Dismissal - 3:00pm to 3:10pm

4th through 5th Grades
Arrival/Breakfast - 7:40am to 7:55am
School Day - 8:00am to 3:15pm
Dismissal - 3:15pm to 3:25pm

6th through 9th Grades
Arrival/Breakfast - 7:45am to 8:10am
School Day - 8:15am to 3:30pm
Dismissal - 3:30pm to 3:40pm

After-School Enrichment Program - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Download the 2013-2014 School Supply List
PK - 2nd Grades (pdf) | 3rd - 9th Grades (pdf)

This year OA is providing families the opportunity to purchase supplies online through School Pak. Visit School Pak for more information.

Download the Odyssey Academy Uniform Policy & Order Form (pdf)

Download the Odyssey Academy Code of Conduct (pdf)

Download the Odyssey Academy Lunch Application (pdf)

Download the Odyssey Academy G/T Referral Form (pdf)

Friday
Mar212014

Odyssey Academy Begins Using SchoolReach Contact System

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, effective March 24, 2014, Odyssey Academy is implementing a telephone broadcast system called SchoolReach that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start.  The service may also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders using telephone, text messaging, and email. Odyssey Academy will continue to report school closings due to weather on local television and radio stations in addition to this system.

When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busies will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1) This requires NO registration by the parent.

2) All information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential and are only used for the purposes described in this letter.

Here is some specific information you should know:

  • Caller ID: The Call ID will display 409-750-9289, which is the main number for Odyssey Academy.
  • Live Answers: There is a short pause at the beginning of the message, usually a few seconds. Answer your phone as you normally would; “hello” and hold for the message to begin. Multiple “hellos” will delay the message. Inform all family members who may answer your phone of this process.
  • Answering Machines: The system will detect that your machine has answered and will 
    play the recording to your machine. The phone will ring for up to 40 seconds. Make sure that your machine answers after four rings or you may miss the message.
  • Message Repeat: At the end of the message you will be prompted to ‘press any key’ to hear the message again. This is very helpful when a child answers the phone and hands it to a parent, who can then ‘repeat’ the message in its entirety.
  • You will be notified each day that your child misses class. To minimize these calls, make sure to inform the school when you KNOW your child will miss classes on a given day.

If you have any questions, please contact the school for more information.

Please make every effort to provide the school with current and accurate phone information any time there is a change to ensure that you do not miss important information.

What to do if you think you’ve missed a SchoolReach voice message.

If you ever feel you may have missed a SchoolReach voice message or just want to check to be sure, you can dial the Message Retrieval Line.  From whichever phone(s) you want to check for messages to, dial toll-free: 855-955-8500 and follow the prompts to hear any/all messages sent through SchoolReach over the last 30 days.  Please contact the school if you suspect your phone number is not being called by the system or if you ever have a change of number.

Monday
Feb032014

Enrollment for 2014-2015 School Year

 

Our enrollment for the current school year is going great, and it is already that time to begin looking forward to enrollment for the 2014-15 school year!

For current students:  We sent home the enrollment confirmation form on January 28, 2014.  Please complete it and return back to the teacher by February 7.

For students new to Odyssey Academy for grades PK-3 through 10th grade:  Open enrollment will begin on February 3 and extend until the open enrollment drawing date which is March 27. Prospective parents must submit an enrollment request for their student(s) in order to be eligible for the lottery drawings.

2014-2015 Enrollment Request (pdf)

 

 

Tuesday
Jan282014

ALERT: Odyssey Academy will open at regularly scheduled time

Odyssey Academy will open at our regularly scheduled time on Wednesday.

Due to the forecast showing no rain, Odyssey Academy will open at regularly scheduled time. Please ensure your children dress appropriately for the weather. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow!