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Dear Odyssey Families,

It seems like just yesterday that we were planning for our Explorers to return to school, and now it's time for Thanksgiving in just a few short weeks! We appreciate your support during the first quarter, and have some amazing celebrations to share with you:

  • Our percentage of regular attenders (students who have 90% or better attendance) has increased by over 20% from this same time last school year. 54% of Odyssey students had 90% or better attendance during the first quarter of the 23-24 school year, and 75% of students have 90% or better attendance this year! This is an amazing increase, and we are so grateful for your support in making sure your students are here and ready to learn each day.
  • Each of our 1st-3rd grade students participates in a reading intervention or enrichment program each day called 95% Group. Our students are in a small reading group at their reading level, and they are re-tested and re-grouped every 15-17 days. During our first testing cycle, 65% of first graders, 56% of second graders, and 48% of third graders made growth! This is an incredible celebration! We are also fortunate to have support from Latinos in Action at Ogden High School who support some of our students by tutoring twice weekly.
  • Our remodel in the Astro Camp area upstairs is complete, and we have a beautiful new STEAM learning space for our students. We are also excited to house the first Family Resource Center in the state of Utah here at Odyssey. We plan to open this center around the holidays, and are so excited for some of our families to be able to access the kitchen, laundry, and shower facilities.

Speaking of home-school partnerships, we enjoyed visiting with you during our first Family-Teacher Conferences earlier in October. Our teachers were eager to share how well your students are doing and how much they are learning. We are also excited to invite you and your students to our Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, December 5th, from 4:30-6:30pm. Our theme will be "Cozy Up With a Book," and we will have books, crafts, and warm winter items to give away. We will also have a reading training for parents so that you can support your students in reading at home. And most importantly we will have yummy pancakes and hot chocolate for dinner! We will be sending more information home in the next few weeks.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with your amazing students each day, and we truly appreciate your support. Please ensure that your student is here, on time, and ready to do their best each day.

In appreciation,

Mrs. Davidson

Principal, Odyssey Elementary

Odyssey History

Odyssey Elementary front exterior

February 17, 2006 marked the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Ogden City school soon to be named Odyssey Elementary. Special guests were retired NASA astronaut, Rich Clifford (former student of Ogden School District); Retired U.S. Senator and NASA astronaut, Jake Garn; Ogden City School Board of Education; Superintendent, Cathy Ortega and district office representatives.

Many people in the Ogden School District celebrated the christening of Odyssey Elementary School on August 9, 2007. Retired U.S. Senator and NASA astronaut, Jake Garn, sixth graders Nicholas Ortega and Joana Robles, with principal Charlotte Parry were lifted up to the shuttle replica on the front of the school. A champagne-shaped bottle created from sugar and filled with confetti was struck against the shuttle nose cone. Speakers were emotional as they thanked many for supporting the school. “This has been a dream for many people – an out of this world dream,” said Ogden district Superintendent Noel Zabriskie.

Life is about opportunities and this school will provide the students of Ogden the first of many educational opportunities.

On August 20, 2007 Odyssey Elementary School opened its doors to 653 anxious students from kindergarten to sixth grade.


Odyssey Mission

Odyssey Visible learners are Self-Aware, Think and are Reflective, Ask Questions and Wonder, Make Connections and are Determined.

Odyssey Rules

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible


Programs offered at Odyssey Elementary include: Boys and Girls Club after school program, Lego STEM Robotics League, and ESL and physical fitness for parents. A Physical Education professional teaches the importance of health and exercise to students. Guitar lessons for 4th-6th grade students create a connection to stringed instruments and the Spanish culture.

Odyssey Elementary Dedication Ceremony

Odyssey Elementary Dedication Ceremony, 2006
Odyssey Elementary Dedication Ceremony, 2006
Odyssey Elementary Dedication Ceremony, 2006
Odyssey Elementary Dedication Ceremony, 2006