The Hoot Owl
BACK TO SCHOOL 21 - 22
Notes from the principal
As we look forward to the school year, we want to ensure all parents that we will do our best to meet the needs of all students. Building a partnership with you and your child is the best way that we can ensure success in the learning process. I want to encourage you to work with your child's teacher to build a relationship, work at home with your child, and commit to making the 21-22 a year to remember because of the success of learning!
I am sure there are some concerns about safety out there. Please know that we will continue to be diligent in cleaning procedures and encouraging students to wash their hands frequently We do ask that if your child is sick with a fever or Covid like symptoms, that you keep them at home.
I know, that if we work together, we will make it the best year ever!
Assistant Principal - Mrs. Anderson
Hi ORE Families,
My name is Erin Anderson and I am the new Assistant Principal for Oak Ridge Elementary. I look forward to serving you and your family this year. Together we will make this your child's most successful year yet! Please reach out if I can help you in any way, or to just say hi!
If you do not receive a video, you are welcome to contact the school starting Monday, August 2 after 12:00 p.m. that day. Remember, in order to receive the video, you must have updated your child's records via InfoSnap.
MEET THE TEACHER
Thursday, August 5 - 1st - 4th graders
A- M - 4:30 - 5:15
N -Z - 5:30 - 6:15
Monday, August 9 - PK/Kindergarten
4:30- 5:30 - All
During the recent legislative session, Senate Bill 1697 established new Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their child:
enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year, under TEC, §29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade;
for grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
for grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
for courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.
To learn more, please visit TEA’s Restart Kindergarten or Repeat a Grade or Course webpages. Please note: UIL eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course or grade. Check UIL’s website regularly for updates.
We will also post this on the District webpage under News.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR 2021 - 2022
2021 - 2022 CAR RIDER SIGNS
Please order the number of signs needed if other family members will be picking up your child periodically.
As offers come in from different organization to assist students with back to school clothes/supplies, Christmas gifts, food, etc...only those families who are on free/reduced lunch will be eligible to receive these services. Please use the link below to update your application:
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
In the August edition:
*Car rider route
*School doors opening and school hours
*Visitors on campus
*More information about the school, attendance and year events.
DATES TO KNOW
4 - Staff returns to campus
5 - Meet the Teacher
11 - First day of school
2 - Parent Information Night