The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Holiday Wishes

What a crazy year 2020 has been for people all across the globe. The pandemic has caused life as we know it to change dramatically. It often feels like everything is canceled and there is little to look forward to. We know what hardships these past few months have put on our students, our OES families, our community, and beyond. We also know that the holiday season may not be as joyous and anticipated this year as in years past.

I would like to share my holiday wishes for each and every one of you. I wish for you:

  • time with those you love this holiday season. Whether in person or via technology, make time to share the season with those closest to you.
  • a moment of quiet reflection where you can think about what has been good about 2020. I know that might be hard for some of us but if we try, I know we can find the good.
  • a new year filled with new possibilities, new adventures, and new dreams to focus on.

Most of all, I wish you a holiday season filled with laughter, love, and a sense that things will get better if we all stick together and lift each other up.

We can not thank you enough for your support and encouragement over the past year. Knowing we have the support of such an amazing community of families pushes us to try a little harder to find all the good in 2020 and gives up hope in what's to come in 2021!

Seasons Greetings,

Tiffany Karnes

Feedback Requested

A few months ago, we asked for feedback about the emergency learning in the spring. We used that information to design what we hope is a much better system this year. We would like your feedback on how we are doing now that we are back in school. Our goal as a district is to continue to move our students forward with learning. Please complete a survey for each of your children.
Oxford Elementary School Request for Feedback Survey

If you have not already done so, please click the button above to complete a feedback survey for OES. We would love to know how we are doing and how we can improve. Thank you in advance for your time. Each school in the district has a unique survey.

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Parent Update December 16, 2020 - Superintendent Colpitts

Dear Parents,

I want to thank you for your continued efforts to support student learning during this unprecedented period of time. We are coming up on the holiday season and it coincides with a peak in the spread of COVID within our community. I know you are aware of this and are taking the necessary steps to allow us to continue to offer some form of in-person learning. We thank you.

I am mindful that we have a scheduled early release day on December 23 and that the holiday vacation begins on December 24. Several parents have indicated that they are choosing not to send children to school on the half-day. The middle and high schools are already working remotely on the 23rd.

All elementary schools will move to a remote learning day on December 23. This is just for one day. Our students and staff will work remotely on Wednesday, December 23. Learning expectations for the half-day remain the same as they would be if meeting in person. Staff is expected to engage with students, provide meaningful activities, and offer support.

Foodservice staff and transportation personnel will be providing meal delivery by bus on Wednesday. Parents who sign up should expect to receive five meals. The signup form for meals may be accessed here.

I hope that you all have a safe and happy holiday season. We have learned from our Thanksgiving break that the virus is in our community and does not discriminate. I ask you to be vigilant in your adherence to best practices for keeping the virus at bay so that we can return to school after the holidays.

With highest regards,

Rick Colpitts, Superintendent

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December 23rd - 5 Day Meal Distribution: Breakfast & Lunch

December 23 will be a student remote learning day for all MSAD17 students. Thus, we will be providing 5 days of meals along bus routes for MSAD17 students.

Parents must sign up online in order to receive meals by bus or call 743-8914 ext.

1521 by Sunday, December 20th. Bus delivery will be anytime from 7:45-9:00 AM on

12/23/2020. Each bus will be following their morning elementary bus run times.

Sign up link:


A bus will be at each school from 9:00 - 9:30 AM for meal pick up as well.

100% Remote students can still pick up meals at school, but the time will change

to 9:00 - 9:30 AM on December 23rd only.


Meals will be distributed to every child in the household age 0-18 years on 12/23/2020.

Meals will not be distributed during Winter Break.

If you have any questions, please call 743-8914 ext. 1521

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Dates to Remember

Monday, 12/21 - Festive Sock Day

Tuesday, 12/22 - Mrs. Lavertu's class to Roberts Farm; Holiday PJ Day

Wednesday, 12/23 - Remote Learning Half Day for all students. Teachers will send details.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, 12/24 - Sunday, 1/3 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 4th - School resumes

Oxford Elementary School

Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Arica Monahan, School Nurse

Jill Knight, Secretary

Christine Merrill, Secretary