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Principal's Report

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Oakview Elementary School, welcome back to school! In particular, I welcome our new families and trust you will soon discover that Oakview is indeed a "Habitat for Learning!" I would also like to welcome our new employees to the Oakview family. Click here to view our 'Oakview's Newest Members' newsletter to meet our staff.


School-wide Theme

Each year our school adopts a theme that incorporates current happenings at Oakview and promotes a whole-child approach to learning. You may remember last year's 'Positive Connections' theme that combined the roll-out of our Personalized Learning Device initiative and strengthening face-to-face connections. Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is 'Game Changers'.


The Lazy Days of Summer?

Things were busy at the school this summer! Here's just a few of our summer activities:


  • Every single air conditioning unit (classrooms as well as rooftop) at Oakview has been replaced with new units during the summer of 2019! This massive HVAC project was overseen by Greenville County Schools and will result in improved air quality and a supportive learning environment for students and staff!

  • Our incredible Building Services team, led by new Plant Engineer Joe D’Andrea and Head Custodian Eva Seay, cleaned the building (120,000 square feet)!

  • Faculty and staff participated in dozens of workshops at the annual GCS "Summer Academy". Many of our teachers and administrators presented workshops at Summer Academy, sharing all the amazing things going on at Oakview with others across GCS.

  • In the front office, GCS continues its efforts to provide a safe school environment with the installation of “storefront” framing at our front desk. This enhancement will prevent unwanted visitors from getting beyond the front desk and back into the building. This project followed an upgrade in our school security camera system which now boasts over 50 cameras both inside and outside the building.


It's been a busy but productive summer at Oakview! Now that things are in place, it's time for another amazing school year. We look forward to changing the game with YOU this year!


For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D

Principal

Meet-the-Teacher Event

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students at our annual Meet-the-Teacher event! Scheduled for Thursday, August 15th, the night is divided into two sessions: pre-K, K5, & 1st grade (4:00-6:00) and 2nd-5th (5:00-7:00).

Classroom teachers will call students/parents who were unable to attend Meet-the-Teacher to welcome them to the class. On Friday, August 16, and Monday, August 20, the faculty and staff will be busy making final preparations for the opening of school.

Visitors and Volunteers Guidelines

Please note that Greenville County Schools has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. ALL volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school or chaperoning any school field trip. You may find more information, as well as the application, here. Please allow up to 2 weeks for the approval process.

Parent Backpack

Parents can now sign up for Backpack, which allows them to change contact and demographic information, update the list of individuals allowed to pick up their child from school, and ensure they receive important alerts and notifications from the school or district.


Because Parent Backpack gives you access to important student information and the ability to revise key information, your students' school must verify your identify and proof of custody as a parent or guardian IN PERSON. Items that may be needed for verification: official birth certificate, government issued photo ID, or divorce/separation documents (if applicable). It is only necessary to do this once for the entirety of your child's enrollment in Greenville County Schools.

See page 11 of the district's Connected newsletter for more information.

Bus Safety

Greenville County School's transportation department mission is to provide the safest and most economical transportation to GCSD students. All students are likely to ride the bus, whether for transport to school or on a field trip. Safety rules are reviewed with students throughout the school year. For more detailed information, visit the GCSD Transportation page.
Bus Safety Student Load and Unload Training
Upcoming Events

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Week of August 12

  • Thursday, August 15: Meet-the-Teacher Night


Week of August 19


  • Tuesday, August 20: First Day of School!


Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

Garden Saturdays

Is your family looking for a fun way to meet new friends and work together outdoors? Then Oakview's Garden Saturdays are where you want to be! Join Mrs. DeMeritt in the butterfly garden and help get our summer garden looking amazing for classroom explorations this fall. All supplies will be provided, so just mark your calendar and come out for some fun and fellowship! Everyone is welcome!

Garden Workdays (Saturdays 9-11am)

Fall:

Sept. 7

Sept. 21

Oct. 12

Nov. 2

Nov. 23

Spring:

Mar. 14

Apr. 4

Apr. 25

May 16

PTA Information

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PTA @ Meet-the-Teacher Night

Please visit us at Meet the Teacher, on August 15th, to see this year’s new spirit wear items. We have some fantastic new items that your kids are sure to love! All school supply kits that were pre-ordered will be available for pick up that evening. Be sure to stop by our school store table and be the first to grab some of the new items, and snag your $5 grab bag. We will only have 200 bags, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. These bags are stuffed with hot new items like squishies, fortnite trading cards, light up jelly rings, silly string, candy, along with fantastic school supplies. But the best part is that 13 bags contain HOLLIPOPS gift cards, 10 gift cards at $10 each, and 3 gift cards at $100 each!

Back to School Paperwork

Please remember to complete your PTA paperwork online this year. All of the details can be found on the Oakview PTA website at www.oakviewpta.com. Just click on the Back to School Paperwork link to get started. The link will become active after Meet the Teacher. The deadline for all paperwork is Friday, August 30th. Thank you to the many who show their support through purchasing PTA Memberships, Student Directories, and Spirit Wear! Together we are able to provide amazing opportunities for our students. A very special thank you to both our Business Partners and Friends of Oakview Donors!!! With your partnership, we are going to have an incredible Game Changing year!

Fall General Membership Meeting & Curriculum Night

Join us on Thursday, September 5th for our PTA General Membership Meeting & Oakview’s Curriculum Night. PTA information will be presented, by video, during each session. Voting on the 2019-2020 PTA Budget will take place in the classrooms.

  • 5:00-5:45 Session I
  • 6:00-6:45 Session II
  • 6:45p.m. - ESOL Families Meet & Greet (media center)
  • 6:45p.m. - Challenge Parent Meeting (cafeteria)

Calling All Volunteers & Room Coordinators

Whether you are a new parent at Oakview, or are a seasoned volunteer, please join us Friday, September 6th, at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria, for our annual Volunteer Breakfast. Enjoy coffee and breakfast while you learn about the numerous Volunteer Opportunities we have available throughout the year.

Our PTA will use the Volunteer Interest Form, from www.oakviewpta.com, for Room Coordinator Selection. This form will be available online after Meet the Teacher, and will close Friday, August 30th. Please complete this form by the deadline to be considered.

new Family Welcome

Are you a new family joining the Oakview community this year? Please join us on Friday, September 6th, at 10a.m. in the Media Center, to learn more about your school and PTA. We look forward to meeting you at both events, and cannot wait to get you plugged into the Oakview community!

School Store

Kids, start searching your couch cushions, because the school store will have a brand new look this year, along with ALL NEW INVENTORY! We have put our brains to work over the summer, and searched for the most popular new items that are sure to get you hyped for the new year!

Back-to-School Bash Glow Party

Mark your calendars!!! Our Back to School Bash Glow Party will be held Friday, September 13th in the school cafeteria. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning September 2nd. Additional information will be provided.

  • Pre-K, K5, & 1st Grades 4:00 p.m. - 5p.m.
  • 2nd & 3rd Grades 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grades 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.