The Bay Breeze

May 14, 2021 Ocean Bay Elementary

Important Dates

May 20 - Last day of after school Tutoring

May 21 - Student entry deadline for Tech Fair

May 24 - June 4 – DIBELS Testing

May 25 - State Testing– 3rd Grade Writing

May 26 - State Testing – 3rd Grade Reading

May 28 - Tech Fair winners announced

May 31 - Schools Closed – Memorial Day

June 2 - State Testing – 4th and 5th Grade Writing

June 3 - State Testing – 4th and 5th Grade Reading

June 4 - Last day of school for CD students

June 8 - State Testing – 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Math

June 10 - State Testing – 4th Grade Science

June 11 - Field Day for K - 2 students (see info. below)

June 14 - Field Day for 3-5 students (see info. below)

June 15 - Early dismissal day

June 16 - Early dismissal and Last day of school for K-5 grade students

June 16 - Fifth grade drive-through Celebration @ 2:00 PM (see info. below)

2020-2021 Yearbooks

OBE's 2020-2021 Yearbooks have arrived and have been handed out to those that ordered. Good News! We have a limited amount of extra yearbooks for purchase through MyPaymentsPlus.com for $25.00. Once we have received payment, we will deliver yearbooks on Thursdays to your child's homeroom class.

Field Day

Ocean Bay Elementary 2021 Field Day is coming soon and we need your help to make this a successful event!


You can help by donating the following items by June 2nd:


  1. Easy Fill Water Balloons (Station Game)
  2. Boxes of sidewalk chalk (Station Activity)
  3. Frozen Push-pops (Student station)

Please drop off items to the front office or send in with your child to school and have them deliver the items to Coach Weiler in the gym before school.


Thank you for the donations!


  • Grades K - 2 *Field Day is Friday, June 11th
  • Grades 3 - 5 *Field Day is Monday, June 14th

*Field Day will be modified due to COVID-19 protocols and as a result, we are unable to have parent/family spectators or volunteers this year.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to Contact Coach Weiler at bweiler@horrycountyschools.net

5th Grade End-of-Year Plans

This had definitely been a year of change and flexibility! We deeply appreciate your understanding and willingness to help keep every student safe and healthy. Following our procedures created last school year, we will, once again, be celebrating our 5th grade students with a virtual program as well as a drive-through celebration.
  • Parents of 5th grade students are invited to "drive around the school" in a parade type fashion with your 5th grade student on Wednesday, June 16th starting at 2:00 PM.
  • Staff will be outside with posters celebrating our 5th graders.
  • Students and parents will remain in their vehicle to ensure social distancing policies.
Plan to wear your OBE colors and feel free to decorate your vehicle in Blue and Yellow! The Dolphin will be on site for our 5th grade celebration.

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year is Open Now!

Both virtual and brick-and-mortar returning students need to register for the 2021-2022 school year online.

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Log into the Parent Portal through the Horry County Schools website to access your child's account.
  2. On the bottom left-hand side, click Info Snap Student Registration 2021-2022.
  3. Click "I agree" to Info Snap terms and conditions.
  4. Begin and update all information (address, phone numbers, emergency contacts, email addresses, etc)
  5. Click "Submit" at the end.
Your student will be registered for the 2021-2022 school year.


If you need help accessing your Parent Portal (PowerSchool account) please contact the office at 843-903-8400.

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Testing Information for 3rd - 5th Grade Parents

IMPORTANT

3rd- 5th SC READY & SC PASS INFORMATION


3rd-5th Grade Parents,

As we wind down the school year, we approach our end of the year state testing. There are a few things that we are required to share and some things that need attention to help our students have an optimal testing experience. First, please make sure to note our upcoming testing dates and schedule appointments around these test dates, if at all possible. We are testing the last 3 weeks of school and have very few make-up days available. It will be imperative for students to arrive at school on time and with their ipads charged. Having a good night's sleep and a nutritious breakfast is also recommended. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts of all students being tested, with their class, and being prepared for testing.


Testing Dates:

  • 3rd GRADE WRITING- MAY 25th

  • 3rd GRADE READING- MAY 26th

  • 4th & 5th GRADE WRITING- JUNE 2nd

  • 4th & 5th GRADE READING- JUNE 3rd

  • 3rd- 5th GRADE MATH- JUNE 8th

  • 4th only for SCIENCE- JUNE 10th


Regarding electronic devices: Students are not allowed to be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, recording, timing, creating images, or storing images. If students have these devices, they will be collected by their test administrator and returned after testing is complete. This includes smart watches and phones, among other electronic devices. This restriction does not apply to devices documented in a student's IEP, 504 Plan, or Individualized Health Plan.


GENERAL TEST SECURITY POLICIES:

All students taking the test are obligated to respect the confidentiality and/or copyrights of South Carolina test materials. It is unacceptable to copy, video, or share any content or details of the test. Improper test-taking behavior, such as cheating or producing any type of record or documentation of the test items, may compromise the validity of the test score interpretation for the test taker and for others. A wide array of consequences could occur if a test taker violates test security.


Please reach out with any questions that you may have about state testing.


Thank you for your support,


Jackie Wilson & Amber Marshall

School Counselors / Ocean Bay Elementary School