Updates from Mrs. Froning

October 31, 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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Have a fun and safe night!

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Tuesday, November 2nd Election Day

No school for students or staff.

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 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Canned Food College Football Challenge-Continues!

Even though the BIG game is over, we are extending the canned food challenge through Friday, November 5th. Each table is loaded with food! What a fun way to support Hospitality House! Thank you to Mrs. Grinnell for hosting this event!
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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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Are you looking for a way to make an impact in the lives of students in your area? Join our Walled Lake family as a substitute teacher today, make a difference tomorrow! https://www.edustaff.org/
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THANK YOU Owl families for another outstanding raffle and Boo Bash! Despite many challenges along the way, we had a very successful and FUN event on Friday. We are grateful to everyone who helped to make it a safe night for all involved and special thanks to everyone who volunteered - we could not do it without you!

As we revealed at the Boo Bash, we hit an all-time high with our fundraising, which is simply amazing! That money will be put to good use directly affecting all students at Oakley Park throughout the year. We also had 82% of the student body participate in selling raffle tickets, so thank you again for the support at home!

The PTA fundraising is done for the year, but there is still a lot going on at the school! Join us for our first in-person PTA meeting in almost 2 years this Monday, NOVEMBER 1 at 7:00 in the OPE Media Center. We will also attempt to zoom the meeting for those unable to attend in person. More info will be sent out via email on Monday, or you can check it out at OakleyParkPTA.com/meetings

We will have some quick PTA business and hear from Mrs. Froning on a new approach to support the social/emotional need of our school community called RULER.

- Jessica Maurer, OPE PTA President

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.

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:


Breakfast & Lunch Information

November menu's will be updated/available on the District website SOON! Please click the PDF's linked below. Note that we will have Tubby's Subs on Friday!
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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