Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave
A Note from Principal Graham
Just a reminder that starting, Monday, October 19th, our Cohort A and B Grades 3-5 students will be back face to face learning Monday through Thursday.
We hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.
Please Keep the School Nurse Updated
As we are in these unforeseen times of Covid and entering flu season, we are needing all parents to keep us informed of any signs of sickness in your household.
STUDENT OUT SICK?
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please call or email the school nurse letting us know what is wrong with your child. Please be specific with symptoms such as fever, cough/congestion, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea, etc. This will allow us to better keep track of the types of illnesses currently in the school.
ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD SHOWING COVID SYMPTOMS?
Please remember that if your child has a fever or any COVID-like symptoms, he or she will be required to go to the doctor for evaluation. In order to return to school, we will need a doctor’s note stating the student had a COVID test that was negative, the student has an alternative diagnosis and is being treated for that, or remain home in isolation for 10 days.
Also, please let us know if anyone in your household is being tested for COVID or has a positive diagnosis.
Contact the school nurse, Wendy Rea, at (803) 821-0120 or email@example.com with any information, questions, or concerns. Thank you for your understanding.
Fee Payments by Phone
Please read the form below, if interested click this link (https://forms.gle/b2yZ9qAfsSYVGCj57) to sign all of your students up for the Snack Pack Program. If your family needs any help, please feel free to reach out to your child's school counselor or visit the school counseling website at https://sites.google.com/lexington1.net/ogescounseling/classroom-lessons.
Brittany Degnan, firstname.lastname@example.org (803) 821-0116
Nancy Daughtrey, email@example.com (803) 821-0179
Library Lessons - Learning About Sharks
National Custodian Workers Appreciation Day
PTA Fundraiser Kicks Off October 19
The PTA fundraiser starts on October 19th and will run for two weeks. We will be working with Charleston Wrap and provide contactless delivery. Here are a few links for a sneak peek! Thanks in advance for your support of Oak Grove students, faculty, and staff.
Make sure you join the PTA by Monday, November 2nd in order to be eligible for the prize drawings. It's only $5 to join. Here is one item that is up for grabs! It is a JBL Flip4 Bluetooth portable speaker. The link to join is https://oge-pta.square.site/.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for supporting the students, faculty, and staff of Oak Grove Elementary School.
Free Take Home Meals for E-Learning Days
PreK - 2 and 3-5 AA/BB students
-Students who want to take home meals for their e-learning days must complete a form at the following link: https://www.lexdistrict1.com/departments/food-service-and-nutrition/index.htm
Parents of ALL GRADES must complete by 9 a.m. each Thursday. PK-2 students will now choose the option marked, PK-2.
Online Learning Academy students
- Can also receive free meals. Parents of Online Learning Academy students must complete their form by 6 p.m. each Tuesday. The link reopens each Friday at 1 p.m for the following week’s meals. You can find that form here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd12KelNaIae9brhxAZsD-3CC2lk6Z2iPgQU9dJN8k6z7TmxQ/closedform
LOOLA Friday's Meal Pick Up
Parents can pick up from 11-1 at any one of the district’s five designated drive-through locations (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, White Knoll Elementary). Online Learning Academy parents must show their student’s school identification card to pick up meals.
Parents with questions should email Ashley Summers at email@example.com.
New procedures are in place to maintain the safety of our students, staff, and parents.
Parents may walk their child/children to the entrance of the school but we ask that you do not enter the building past the front office.
All students are required to wear a mask. If they do not have one, we will provide one for you before you enter the building.
Children will have time throughout the day to clean their hands and also provide mask breaks as we know wearing a mask during the school day will be a new learning experience.
In order to keep our staff and students safe, we are not allowing parents/guardians to deliver lunch or other items during the day.
We will be practicing social distancing in the classroom.
The students will be in one classroom during the day observing the family model. Social distancing will take place as movement occurs in the hallway.
Since we are in the family-style model, we will be eating lunch in our classrooms. We will be unable to accommodate having guests come to school to each lunch with their child or visit the classroom.
All rooms are equipped with hand sanitizer installed on the walls and individual pumps. We ask that everyone use our school provided hand sanitizer.
Plexiglass has been installed for student desk areas in grades PK-2. Grades 3-5 will be installed by October 19.
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin or any other applicable status protected by local, state or federal law.
The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out whom to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.