About Us


Dear Odyssey Community,

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I hope you have had a wonderful summer break, and are ready for another great year of learning, fun, and excitement here at Odyssey. Here is some important information to share in these last few weeks of summer, as you are preparing to send your students back to school. 

  • Our office will reopen on Wednesday, July 26th. We will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • All students (whether new or returning) are required to register online. You can complete this process at home by going to the registration section on the district website (ogdensd.org/learning/registration) and clicking the link for new or returning student registration. Please call our office on or after July 26th with any questions.

  • We will also have several registration open house days for parents to come in and complete the online registration process at school (for either new or returning students). We will have devices available and staff members here to assist in the registration process on the following days:

    • Wednesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 3rd: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    • Tuesday, August 8th, Wednesday, August 9th, and Thursday, August 10th: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Our Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 17th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We hope to see all of our Odyssey students and families there to meet your new teachers and learn about some of the exciting things we will be doing at school this year.

  • The first day of school for all students in 1st-6th grade will be Tuesday, August 22nd.

  • The first day of school for all Kindergarten students will be Tuesday, August 29th. 

  • Just a reminder about our daily schedule:

    • Monday through Thursday: 8:05 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    • Friday: 8:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. (EVERY Friday is a minimum day for teacher collaboration time)

    • Breakfast will still be served in the classroom. Students must be here by 7:55 a.m. so they have plenty of time to eat before school starts at 8:05 a.m. 

    • Our doors will not open until 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop students off before 7:35 a.m., since there is no adult supervision until that time and we want to make sure our students are safe. 

I am thrilled to be returning to Odyssey as the principal, and I am looking forward to an amazing year at Odyssey. I especially look forward to working with each of you to support your students in their academic and social learning. I want to extend an invitation to each of you to become a partner in that learning journey through participating in school events, serving on the School Community Council, or volunteering in your children’s classrooms. Information about all of these opportunities will be available at our Back to School night. Parent and family involvement is an essential element of a successful school, and I am committed to strengthening the school-to-home partnership for Odyssey students. I would also encourage you to follow our social media pages. We are on Facebook (facebook.com/OdysseyElementaryOSD) and Instagram (@odysseyexplorersogden). We look forward to sharing some of the fun and educational experiences our students have this year!

Enjoy your last few weeks of summer vacation, and I look forward to seeing our Odyssey Explorers soon!


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