Updates from Mrs. Froning

May 15, 2022

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.

Thank you to our 2022-2023 Student Council!

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We are so appreciative for the leadership of this group of leaders and their leaders:

Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Pace & Ms. Mikkelsen.

Principal's Survey for Parents

It continues to be such a honor to serve the Oakley Park school community! As we conclude the 2021-2022 school year, your feedback on my leadership is very important to me. Each year, I survey our parents/guardians and then use your feedback for reflection and to develop goals for the coming year. Thank you for sharing your feedback as it will help me to better serve our school community! Please consider taking the following survey linked below.

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

Staggered Dismssal times:

3:45 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers & Student sign out

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

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.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Oakley Park "Bell Times" for the 2022-2023 School Year

Oakley Park will continue with the same "bell times" for the 2022- 2023 school year.

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

Girls on the Run

As our Spring Girls on the Run program wraps up, our team will be running a 5K on Sunday, May 22 and Lake St. Clair Metropark! Good luck to our team and coaches: Mrs. Grinnell, Mrs. Fegely, and Ms. Abbie.
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Here are some important highlights:

  • This Wednesday is our big all-school field trip! Thank you to SO MANY of you who are signed up to chaperone or help keep activities running smoothly, we are so grateful to have such an involved community at OPE! Everyone who signed up will receive an email TODAY (Sunday) with more detailed information, if you have any questions before the event, please reach out to OakleyParkPTA@gmail.com. Let's all cross our fingers that the weather cooperates :)

  • The Spring Fair is coming up quickly as well, look for a signup genius to go out for that event soon along with more information. The fair will be held on June 2 at Walnut Creek due to the construction at OPE. All of our old favorites will be back and we have 3 grade levels that will get to experience the fair for the first time as an OPE Owl! As in the past, we will feature a silent auction style basket raffle. If you (or your employer or neighbor etc) would like to contribute an item or a basket for the auction, send an email to OakleyParkPTA@gmail.com. Contributing companies are recognized on the day of the event and again on our social media.

What does my student need on Wednesday?

  • Dress for the weather including Grey Oakley Park "lego" shirt
  • Disposable sack lunch *Don't forget to write your students name on the bag
  • Students who pre-order a lunch through Food Service will be given their lunch at the park
  • Disposable water bottle (we will have a refilling station)
  • Sunscreen- should be applied at home
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Construction Update

Our staff continues to pack in preparation for the "big move"! Our building must be essentially empty to allow the interior work to begin as we end our year on June 10. This past weekend, the moving company spent the morning at Oakey Park and we filled one storage bin with hundreds of boxes and some miscellaneous furniture!

Scope of work:

  • New lighting throughout the building
  • Media Center renovation
  • Gymnasium addition
  • Restroom upgrades/improvements
  • New carpet throughout
  • New Roof
  • Entrance Canopy Modifications
  • Security Upgrades
  • Network Upgrades
  • Cafeteria Renovations (current gymnasium will be the new cafeteria)
  • Music Room Renovations (the current cafeteria will be the new music room)
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2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Other Helpful Links:

Optional COVID testing now available at the ESC

The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.

The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.

· If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.

· If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.

There will be signage placed both inside and outside of the building. To set up an appointment for testing, please complete this requisition form.

Download/Save/Print the 2022-23 WLCSD school year calendar at the following link: https://wlcsd.org/downloads/district_calendars/wlcsd_2022-23_calendar.pdf

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