Welcome back Owls! Here are the 3 easy steps to make sure you are prepared for the start of the new school year.
Step 1: Starting August 1st, parents/guardians complete required registration forms on FOCUS, the district’s new information system for teachers and parents. Once completed, you will see who your student’s teacher will be for the coming year.
A: Login to the new FOCUS (link to how to login)
- If you had a Parent Portal account, then your login remains the same.
- Forgot your password? Then follow these steps to create a new one.
- Need to create an account? Select here for instructions to help you.
B: Once logged in, follow these steps to complete the new school year registration forms.
For further assistance in using FOCUS to complete the on-line registration, select here for guided steps.
For all other FOCUS questions, select the button below:
How do I find out who my teacher(s) will be?
As a friendly reminder, you will find out who your child’s teacher is after you successfully complete the online registration process. We appreciate your support and trust in our efforts to make your child’s learning experience successful and happy!
Please Note: We received word from our Information Systems Department that teacher placement, or school schedules, could take anywhere from 1-3 hours to populate in your Portal after you complete the registration process. The system takes time to process all of the information and paperwork. We were told that there will be a “block” on FOCUS that should appear with information regarding classes, grades and absences that will show you who your teacher is, or you can click on the student’s name on the left side of the screen and click ‘class schedule’.
How is my student’s teacher decided?
Step 2: Plan to attend Meet Your Teacher Open House on
Tuesday, August 15th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.
Students will meet their teacher, see their classroom, meet fellow classmates, and get a back to school picture with the teacher if you so desire. Teachers will be handing out an information packet regarding grade level information and classroom expectations.
Our amazing PTA will be providing volunteer sign ups in the school’s main gym.
This event will follow an “open house” format. It is suggested that those families with the last name that begins with A-L attend between the hours 3:30pm – 4:30pm and those families with last name that begins with M-Z attend from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.
Oakwood Parent/Student Involvement
This form will allow you to do the following:
- Become a PTA Member
- Add your contact to the School Directory
- Donate a “Birthday Book” to the school library
- Purchase a School Yearbook
- Donate to the PTA
Chess Club & Owl Chorale Sign Ups (August 18th starting at 4pm)
Please note: Chess Club and Owl Chorale Registration will be open on Friday August 18th at 4pm. The link can be found on oakwoodpta.com and will be shared on Class Dojo and Instagram. Both Chess Club and Owl Chorale will be limited to 100 participants in 2nd-5th grade.
Step 3: First Day of School
Wednesday, August 16th (Grades 1-5)
Monday, August 21st (Kindergarten)
School’s bell schedules may be find here.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
School’s Main Office Hours of Operation
Wednesday, July 26th and Wednesday, August 2nd (9am – 11am)
Our main office is currently under construction and the staff is busy moving back into the main office in time to receive students. We ask that the community be patient with our staff during these two weeks.
Regular Office Hours Return Tuesday, August 8th
Oakwood Elementary Main Office will be open from 8:45am – 4pm on regular school days. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the principal, Mr. Bailey, please select this link to schedule a time.
Kindergarten Entry Testing
August 14 – 16: Kindergarten teams administer K.E.E.P. Entry testing to incoming students. To see your registered time or to sign up now, please go to KEEP Testing Sign Up.
By Friday, August 18th: Parents are notified of student placement in their kindergarten class via email from their teacher.
Friday, August 18th from 12:40pm – 1:40pm parents and students are invited to attend the Kindergarten Open House. Please enter through the front playground gate.
Bus Information & to download “Here comes the bus” App
Student Lunch Information
Important Dates & Reminders
– School Picture Day
– Make Up School Picture Day
Drop off and Pick Up Reminders
To ensure that our teachers are given the proper time to make final preparations for the day’s lessons, students and parents are not to arrive to school before 8:45am. Students will be invited to head to the back playground area to await the 1st bell at 9am. Teachers will meet their students out back between 9 – 9:05am. School concludes at 3:45pm on regular bell schedule days (1:40pm on early out days) and we ask that parents do not pick up their student(s) before this time unless it necessary every so often. We strive to maximize the learning time that we have with students and continual tardiness and early pick ups may distract from this goal.
To remain up to date on all the happenings at Oakwood Elementary, please follow us on social media:
Join your teacher’s Class Dojo account at Meet Your Teacher Night!