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Oak Grove Newsletter - July 29, 2021

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Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

The first day of school is quickly approaching and we are very excited to welcome you back. A special welcome to families new to Oak Grove! We are glad that you have joined the OG family. As principal, I am looking forward to getting to know and work with your child.

We want to assure you that we have been working extremely hard in preparation for this school year. The staff at Oak Grove is amazing and going above and beyond to meet the needs of each student.

Our district theme for this year is "Full Steam Ahead!" Working together as partners in your child's education, we will move "Full Steam Ahead" to make this a great school year!


The 21 - 22 school year is just around the corner! School start dates are below.

Early dismissal for Oak Grove is 12:25 pm.

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OG Bell Schedule

Last year, ten minutes were added to each school day to accommodate for the later start. This year, we will resume our normal bell schedule so five minutes will be subtracted at the beginning and five minutes at the end.

8:25 am - The first bell rings. Students can enter the building.

8:50 am - The tardy/late bell rings. All students should be in class ready to start their day.

3:50 pm - Students will be dismissed by bus, car or walker.

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night will be Monday, August 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. As a reminder, students will not be able to get their teacher assignments or schedules until their parent/guardian completed Online Registration (OLR) in Parent Portal. For assistance with OLR, call 913-288-4123.

School Supplies

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Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Your Infinite Campus Parent Portal includes all of your contact information. Please make sure that phone numbers and email addresses are updated so that you can receive communications from Oak Grove Elementary and the district.

Use this link to access the IC Parent Portal:

If you need assistance accessing your IC Parent Portal use the following email address:


TUSD 202's priority for the 21 - 22 school year is to keep our school buildings open and provide a safe in-person learning environment for our students and staff. For this to happen, we need the help of our community. Although masks are not required this year, we strongly recommend and encourage that parents send their students to school with masks on, especially those students who are not vaccinated. The most proactive way to prevent outbreaks is to put mitigation efforts in place, and in addition to those we will be taking in our buildings, it has been shown that mask wearing helps prevent the spread of infection. In addition to mask wearing, we also ask that parents do not send symptomatic students to school. In our buildings, we will be doing daily sanitization practices and social distancing when possible. We will have COVID-19 testing available for families as well.

If an outbreak jeopardizes our ability to safely operate schools, we will take action to ensure we can keep students in classrooms as much as possible which could include future restrictions. Your help in preventing these issues keeps children safe , keeps our schools open, and allows us to more forward “Full Steam Ahead.”

We appreciate your consideration of these COVID-19 mitigation efforts in order to help us provide a safe in-person learning environment.


Online Registration (OLR) for returning students is due July 31st! In order to enroll your child and to help us better prepare, please login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to register for the upcoming school year. In the online registration application, you will review your child's current information and make any updates needed. Included in the registration this year is a Household Economic Survey. It will be important to complete this section for your school to receive state and federal benefits and funding. Future P-EBT distribution will be based on completion of this Household Economic Survey. Again this year, you will also mark whether your student(s) will ride the bus as we will only route students that indicate they are planning on riding.

After logging into the portal, please go to MORE on the left-hand launch menu, once a new screen appears click the Online Registration (OLR) link near the bottom of the screen to begin the process (see attached image for reference). Simply click the link and follow the instructions on each page. Online Registration (OLR) must be completed by July 31st. Students will not be issued a schedule, teacher, or mobile device until the OLR is complete. If you need assistance accessing your online Infinite Campus parent portal account, email

Transportation Information

Parents who have not yet downloaded and registered for the Ride 360 app are encouraged to do so before the school year begins. Instructions for how to sign up the app can be found here. Bus routes will be available in Ride 360 in the days before school starts. You can contact TUSD Transportation with questions at 913-288-3700.

Students will get their first bus card for free, but replacement ones will be $5 each.

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School breakfast and lunch will be free for all students during the 21 - 22 school year! This is being provided by a federal program through the USDA, which covers the cost of the meals for all students. There is no need for families to fill out an application. We encourage families to take advantage of the free school meals - every meal that is served helps Turner food service program financially and keeps local food service staff members employed. The free meals, which are safe, nutritious, and delicious, help extend family food budgets, too. For more information, contact Nikki Parrett, Food Services Coordinator, at 913-288-4141.

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Be sure your student is current on their childhood immunizations! Students cannot attend school until the district has received proof of receiving required immunizations. You can see the list of required immunizations for the 21 - 22 school year here.
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Did you know TRC offers before and after school care at your child’s TUSD elementary school? Before and After School care begins at each school at 7:00 AM until school starts and after school from dismissal time until 6:00 PM. For more information and pricing click here!


Turner Recreation Commission offers childcare on the days school is out during the school year! This program is operated at the TRC Community Center and includes daily activities that help develop character and focus on health and wellness. The fee is only $15/day per child. Below are the upcoming days:

September 17th (Deadline to register is September 8th)

October 15th (Deadline to register is October 6th)

October 20th-22nd (Deadline to register is October 6th)

November 1st (Deadline to register is October 27th)

December 20th-23rd (Deadline to register is December 8th)

December 27th-30th (Deadline to register is December 8th)

Click here for more information & registration!


PTA loves being able to help Oak Grove each year with classroom grants, school equipment, special learning supplies, carnivals and events, etc. This year will be no different! To accomplish this, we need the help of the parents, grandparents, staff and community to please join PTA so we are able to help our students and teachers and try to make this year feel as normal as possible! This year, you are able to join and pay online through our MemberHub website below. Thank you in advance for supporting Oak Grove PTA! 💚

TUSD 202 Back to School Newsletter

For additional information regarding the 2021 - 2022 school year for the entire district, please see the TUSD 202 Back to School Newsletter.

TUSD 202 Back to School Newsletter