Updates from Mrs. Froning

October 24, 2021

The purpose of the Oakley Park learning community is to ensure social- emotional development for all students so they can reach their full academic and personal potential.

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REMINDER: Friday, October 29th is a 1/2 day. Dismissal is at 12:25 pm

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

*Students arriving after 9:00 am must be sign in by an adult and will be marked tardy.

24 Hour Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

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Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 10th

Students will need to bring their original picture packet to school on Re-take day. If your child was absent on October 1st, your child will be photographed on November 10th. Please use the following information to order pictures:
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Cold Weather Clothing Reminder

As the fall temperatures begin to drop, please note that our children do go outside for recess each day for about 20 minutes and should be dress for outside play.


  • 40-50 degrees - Recommended
  • 39 degrees and below – Required

  • 40-50 degrees - Recommended
  • 39 degrees and below- Required

  • Boots and Snow Pants: REQUIRED if there is slush or snow (or mud)

Please Note:

● If your family needs financial assistance purchasing these items, please contact Mrs. Froning or your child's teacher. We are happy to help!

● Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

Parent/Teacher Conference Information

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, December 9th. This will be an adjusted 1/2 day for students: Dismissal will be at 11:25 am. Conferences will be held from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Parents/Caregivers will sign up using the Online Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up in Family Access. All conferences will be virtual (using Zoom).

In addition to your child’s classroom teacher, you may also choose to meet with our FAPES teachers: PE, Music, and Art. These teachers will have "drop in" Zoom times, we encourage you meet with these staff members if you have concerns, would like more information, or want to connect with our wonderful FAPES staff.

Conference Sign Up will open in Family Access at 7:00 am, November 17th.

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Helping our students to be Responsible, Independent, Problem Solvers!

At Oakley Park, we teach and encourage our students each and every day to

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be safe

I am confident we all share in the goal of guiding our students to become responsible, independent, problem solvers! If your child forgets to bring home a sweatshirt, lunchbox, water bottle, books or materials needed for homework assignments, please do not send them back into school without first contacting the teacher or principal for advice base on the urgency.

To ensure the safety and security of the students in Prime Time, the staff is not able to allow parents/students into the building though the Prime Time doors. Finally, we have one custodian who is responsible for cleaning and preparing the building for the next school day. Please sensitive to their work responsibilities and do not ask them to unlock classroom doors.

Please think twice before YOU solve the problem for your child. Instead, encourage your child to help problem solve...here are some ideas:

  • School work/materials- call a classmate
  • School work/materials-make a plan with your child for THEM to talk with the teacher the next day
  • Lunchbox- use a brown/disposable bag
  • Water bottle- students can rinse and refill at one of our filling stations

I can assure you all that a forgotten homework assignment in elementary school will NOT result in "failing grade" or any type of discipline but the learning opportunity WILL result in a greater level of independence, responsibility, and problem solving skills!

As a mom of three children who made plenty of mistakes, including forgetting various items at school; I, too, made the mistake of sometimes solving the problem for them! I wish I could have heard the message below back then...I find it to be quick and meaningful! I hope you do too!

The #1 Mistake Parents Make - Matthew Kelly - 60 Second Wisdom

Netflix: Squid Games

As we partner to continue to support the health and safety of our children, I shared important information on Squid Games in last weeks Update Newsletter.

Please click the link below to access last weeks newsletter to review the information shared.

Updates from Mrs. Froning: October 17, 2021

Thank you for your support and partnership in all aspects of our children's lives!

Kristin Froning

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The updated school directory is here!

On Thursday, 10/21, you should have received an email from Directory Spot with a link to the directory.

If you are a member of the PTA and did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.

You can also access the directory by going to https://www.directoryspot.net and click “Login” and then “Reset Password”. Your username is your email address.

If you are not a member of the PTA and would like to be - You can join by clicking the below link.


Your membership provides funds that support academic activities, school field trips, school supplies and so much more!

You must join the PTA in order to access the school directory.

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Please consider volunteering at the Boo Bash!

We are still looking for volunteers to help with this years event. PLEASE click the link below to see how you might be able to help with our special night.

Thank you!

Use the link below to sign up to volunteer!

Therapy Dog Update

Shouting out another group of Owls for their efforts in raising money for our therapy dog. This group made bracelets which they sold in their neighborhood, earing $300. With the generous "matching" from two different families, this group donated a total of $900.00! Many things to Stella, Lucy, Sophia, Allie and Julia! As of today, we have received $1300 total in donations toward our dog!
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Therapy Dog Information

We continue to welcome donations from families and we would love to partner with local businesses too. Businesses/families who donate $1000 will have their name/logo on our dogs working vest! A donation of $4500 earn the donor the opportunity to name our dog! All donations will be tax deductible and we will provide a letter for your tax filing purposed. We will be planning some fun ways the kids can help fundraise too!

Donations can be made by check: payable to WLCSD.

Here is the information needed if you'd like to make a donation using the Walled Lake eFunds system.

1. Log into Family Access to get to Efunds.

2. Click on “fee management”

3. then “Make a payment” – which will takes you to the Efunds site. You will create or sign into your Efunds account.

4. “Optional Fees” is on the menu to the left of the screen. (see below)

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From there, you should see the option for the therapy dog donation payment item. They simply click on that, enter the amount you wish to donate and proceed to checkout.

You can also get to Efunds through the district website – wlcsd.org and you will see “Online Payments” under the “Parents” Tab. Here you select, “visit the Efunds website to make a payment”. You will then log into your Efunds account and proceed from there.

Here is the direct link to Efunds:


Halloween Party Plans at Oakley Park

As we continue to make every effort to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students, we will have simple classroom Halloween celebrations during the morning of October 29th. Teachers will plan fun games and activities and each class will have a morning snack (as usual) but no food will be served at the party. Your child may bring their costume to school and dress up for the party!

Please note Friday, October 29th is a 1/2 day with dismissal at 12:25 pm (no lunch will be served)

We will celebrate as a school community at the Boo Bash, Friday, October 29th 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Breakfast & Lunch Information

COVID Information

If a member of your household tests positive for COVID we strongly recommend a self-quarantine from last date of close contact, however WLCSD is not currently issuing quarantines. Thank you for taking the necessary steps to help ensure the health and safety of our entire learning community.

If a student tests positive for COVID, they will be isolated for a minimum of 10 calendar days based on the recommendations from the OCHD. All families in that classroom will receive a letter regarding the positive case. The letter also reminds recipients to monitor their child's health closely and if he/she begins experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home, consult your medical provider and get tested for COVID-19.

Daily Health Checks

We continue to urge all families to check your child's health daily and make decisions that will keep our community healthy and safe. Please check for the following symptoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • New loss of smell or taste

If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until their symptoms subside. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe! Health and Safe!

UPDATED: Mask Reminder

You may have learned that the Michigan Legislator questioned the Oakland County Health Division’s Mask Mandate based on the recent Michigan Budget Bill. Provided, the Governor’s statement and in consultation with our attorney, we are required to uphold the OCHD’s Mask Mandate. Moving forward, the mask criteria as of the beginning of this school year will remain in place. If the Governor or the OCHD make further changes in the future, we will communicate in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, this update is also reflected in our FAQs, available to all parents.

Due to this OCHD mandate, the following protocols are required:

  • Masks are required in all of our schools and facilities.
  • Masks are required on our buses.
  • Masks are not required outside (ex. recess).
  • Masks are not required while eating or drinking.
  • Mask Breaks: Please note that teachers will take their classes outside for periodic mask breaks throughout the school day.

Water Bottles: Please remember to send your child to school with a reusable, plastic water bottle. Our drinking fountains are closed. Refilling stations are still open.

Prime Time Care

Registration for Prime Time Care/Teen Club is now open. Due to technical difficulties, registration will NOT currently be online. Please use the link below to access the Prime Time Care webpage. Registration packets are also available in our lobby area.

2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Staggered Dimssal times:

3:55 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

3:57 pm begin calling student names (based on parent sign out)

3:58 pm continue calling bus numbers and student names

4:07 Buses depart from Oakley Park

*Owl Pick Up numbers and student names will continue to be called throughout the dismissal period.

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Karen Clark, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199