There are many ways you can support your child’s learning and school. Here are a few ideas:
¨ Spend a few minutes every evening looking over handouts your child brings home. Fill out forms to
return the next day.
¨ Tell your child’s teachers if you can help them out at school or home.
¨ Make sure teachers know you appreciate their efforts. From time to time, send a thank-you or an email.
¨ Contact your child’s teacher immediately if you see a problem. Working together will
help your child succeed.
¨ Attend conferences, parent meetings, and school events regularly.
Reference- Home & School Connection
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Please slow down in school zones and watch for children.
Flashing yellow lights mean CAUTION, the bus is preparing to stop.
Flashing red lights mean STOP; students are boarding or leaving the bus.
The most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the bus. Do not pass a school bus when their flashing red lights are on and their stop arm is extended.
For the safety of our students, please DO NOT talk or text on your cell phone while you are in the car rider line in the mornings or in the afternoons. Your cooperation in this matter will definitely help us keep our students safe.
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In 2013, MS passed Senate Bill 2347, 3rd Grade Literacy Promotion Act, which becomes effective for the 2014-15 school year.
Important Reminder for Driving Parents
To ensure the safety of all students, please pay close attention to the crossing guard and adhere to her directions. Too often, the crossing guard will signal a car to stop, but her commands are ignored. This puts all pedestrians in danger. If you drop your child off in the mornings, please pay close attention. We want to ensure that no one gets hurt. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Car Rider Procedures
Important Information for
Car Rider Parents:
If your children are crossing the street, PLEASE find a place to PARK to allow your child to get out of the car and safely proceed to the crosswalk. It is NOT PERMITTED for you to stop in the middle of the road to let your child out of the car. Not only is this extremely unsafe for your child, it is also a hindrance to the flow of traffic.
Please also keep in mind that left turns are not permitted out of the parking lot. This also greatly disrupts the flow of traffic in the mornings.
Currently the police department has allowed me to maneuver traffic around cars waiting to turn right into the parking lot for pickup. This works well when there are a limited number of cars that arrive before the line begins moving. From now on, cars will not be allowed to wait in line beyond Bills Ave. When the line gets longer than this, it is too difficult to maneuver through traffic around you. The more parents arrive after the car rider lines begin moving, the easier traffic flows and the less time you are kept waiting.
PLEASE keep in mind that on rainy days, afternoon car rider dismissal is delayed. Buses generally take longer to load; and at times, will load one at a time under the awning. If you notice that it's raining, please delay your usual time of arrival on campus by about 10 minutes. Otherwise, a good number of you will be asked to drive around until the car rider line begins moving.
Also, please keep in mind on 60% days, buses dismiss at 11:40 am, and car riders do not begin dismissing
until 11:55 am.
It is never my desire to send parents circling around the school, but I have been asked by the police department to keep the road clear so that emergency vehicles are able to get through. Please also be aware that I have been asked by the police department to turn in the license plate numbers of cars who continually disregard the rules.
Thank you for your cooperation!
please make note of the new tardy policy. Thanks.
Students may enter the building at 7:05 a.m. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in his or her classroom at 7:35 a.m. Any student who arrives after the 7:35 bell will need to be accompanied by an adult to the office to be signed in for the day. Students will receive a tardy slip and sent to class once they are officially signed in for the day by the accompanying adult.
A Punctual daily attendance is necessary for student success. Being on time ensures that the student is properly accounted for in the morning attendance report and allows the student to hear important morning announcements. Punctuality by all students prevents disruptions for the teacher and other students in the class as well.
The principal or his/her designee will investigate excessive tardiness. Excessive tardiness is considered more than five tardies in a nine week period. Administrative action, including referral to the County Attendance Officer and/or Department of Human Services, may be taken.
Oak Park has earned the honor of being named to the Renaissance Empowered Educator Honor Roll. This recognition demonstrates our dedication to student achievement and effective implementation of Renaissance Learning's data-driven technology.
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