OES Panther Press
March 6, 2022
Reminder: No School for Students on Friday, March 18.
In Case You Missed It...
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Oasis Charter School Administration recently met with a City Traffic Engineer to determine the best and safest practices for arriving and departing campus in the mornings. It was determined that all traffic will need to enter the campus at the south gate (by Oasis High School) and no cars will be allowed to enter the exit gate at the north end of campus (by Oasis Elementary). Please be mindful of new cones and barricade blocking the entrance to this gate.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Tutoring and K-2 Clubs
K-2 ECO CLUB
Please use this link for your child to be considered for ECO Club.
OES is pleased to offer K-2 ECO Club. In this club, students will learn about the environment and outdoor learning. Space is limited, so respond quickly. Parents will be notified using the email provided on this form if their child is invited to join.
Club meetings will be the first and last Wednesday of the month. Mrs. Altini will notify participants of start and end dates.
Parents must have a car tag when picking up at 4:30 in front car line.
DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, STUDENTS MAY ONLY PARTICIPATE IN ONE CLUB.
2nd Graders that previously participated will only be placed if there is space.
Celebrating Our Students Success!
Mark Your Calendar: Important Oasis Elementary South Dates
3/17 Last Day of 3rd Quarter
3/18 Professional Duty Day No School For Students
3/21-3/25 Spring Break No School
We only accept check/money orders for lost library books.
A Note from Mrs. Gamboa...SSYRA - DEADLINE DATE EXTENDED FOR READING OF THE SSYRA BOOKS
SSYRA - GRADES 3-5
The deadline for reading the SSYRA books has been extended to Friday, April 1st. It is the student’s responsibility to advise Mrs. Gamboa by 4:00 p.m. on April 1, if they have read and earn 70% or higher on each AR test by 4:00 p.m. on April 1st. If there are more than 6 3rd -5th students who reach this milestone, the following week, a test will be given to all potential contestants and the top 6 scoring students will represent our school at the Lee County Book Battle on May 20th. They must commit to practicing as a team 2 times a week for 4 weeks before the competition.
If your child is interested in participating in this process, please encourage them to read these books. Again, they must earn a 70% or higher on each of the AR tests. They are allowed to retake one test only after they test on the others.
RAINBOW READING FOR K-2
The Library sponsors this colorful reading adventure where students are engaged in a variety of genres and subjects as they fill each card. The first of THE 6 Rainbow Reading cards (red) was sent home in August. As students return each rainbow card, they will spin the prize wheel and receive a prize and the next card in the rainbow. The goal is to reach PURPLE and become a member of the Purple People Club. These books can be read by the child or as a family. Family Reading time is very important for children as they develop their reading skills. If a replacement red card is needed, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021-2022 SSYRA Jr. Book List
The One and Only Dylan St. Claire by Kamen Edwards
The Yawns are Coming by Christopher Eliopoulous
The Barnabus Project by Fan Brothers
How to be a Pirate by Issac Fitzgerald
Federico and the Wolf by Rebecca J. Gomez
Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris
Fussy Flamingo by Shelley Vaughan James
You Matter by Christian Robinson
Roy Digs Dirt by David Shannon
Unicorns are the Worst by Alex Willan
The Shark Report by Derek Anderson
Puppy Problems by Paige Braddock
See the Cat by David LaRochelle
Geeger the Robot by Jarrett Lerner
Ready for School by Bob McMahon
SORA – Oasis eBook Collection
Oasis Elementary South has their own eBook collection – SORA, containing this year’s SSYRA Jr. and SSYRA books, last year’s state nominated books, and other titles. All children will have access to this collection by using their school Gmail address and password (your child’s teacher will provide). You can download this app on a device, or go to http://soraapp.com/library/oesfl
Students are not permitted to use personal electronic devices (including cell phones, smart watches and tablets, etc.) at school. Students may store their device, turned off or on silent mode, in their bookbag. At the teacher’s discretion, students may wear a smart watch, if they do not use it as an electronic device/mode of communication. Wearing of a smart watch cannot be a distraction to the student or classmates. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
PM Dismissal: Vehicles should not line up on campus prior to 3:00 pm, to allow OMS to dismiss safely.
News from PTO
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
Please help us earn money for our school by using digital Box Tops! Click on the following link to learn more https://www.boxtops4education.com/How-To-Earn
- Download the app for Box Tops.
- When signing up, our school is listed as Oasis Charter Elementary School
- If you shop online or have digital receipts, you can email those directly to email@example.com. Be sure to send it from the same email account you used to setup your Box Tops account.
- Receipts need to be scanned/emailed within 14 days.
Thank you for all you do to support our school!
Dress Code Reminders
As we return to school, please remember that students must follow our dress code. To view the entire dress code please click here.
Below are some reminders:
Fridays are spirit days, not a no uniform day. Jeans or jean shorts are permitted with a school polo or school t-shirt. No sweatpants, gym shorts, or leggings (as pants) are permitted. Jeans with holes are not permitted.
Jackets and/or sweatshirts in sapphire, navy blue, or black only with no writing on it.
The length of all shorts, skorts, skirts and jumpers MUST be longer or at the point where the end of the fingertips reaches on the leg while the child’s arms are extended straight at their side.
2022-2023 Kindergarten Wait List Information
For more information on registration for students entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023, please view the document on our OES web site, regarding necessary forms required for prospective students who will be starting Kindergarten in August 2022. This year, we will be accepting electronic applications. This form is now available in the Parent Portal, under Prospective Students on our OES web site. It is important to apply early, as we usually have a Wait List, even for those with Sibling Preferences.
When leaving campus after arrival and dismissal, please only turn right on Oasis Blvd. This helps keep the traffic flow moving.
Arrival and Dismissal
Also, while you are navigating through our car lines on campus, please be sure you are being courteous and following the flow of traffic, and take extra care when merging or changing lanes.
Our campus can be congested at times, so we thank you for your help keeping everyone safe.
Car Line Procedures
Students will NOT be released to cars without a current school issued car tag. Parents without a car tag will be directed to park and report to the office and present a driver's license to have their child released to them.
AM DROP OFF: All car drop off is in the back. No cars may drop off in the front, near the office, as that is where our buses unload.
AM DROP OFF PROCEDURE: Vehicles should not line up until 7:50 am. Vehicles will enter at the OHS entrance. There are two lanes of traffic. (The third lane on the right is for staff, who need to drive to their parking lot). Also, as vehicles approach the drop off location, please have your child ready to depart, (shoes on, bookbag packed up, ready to unbuckle and depart). Parents should stay in their vehicle and have their car in PARK. If you are in the second lane and a staff member has not come to assist, please hold your arm out the driver's side window to alert staff that a child is still in the vehicle. For safety reasons, it is essential that students wait in their vehicles for staff to open their car door. All vehicles will remain stopped until all students have exited to the sidewalk. A staff member will signal when it is time for the lines of traffic to proceed.
PM PICK UP: K-1 and their siblings will be picked up in the front. Students in grades 2-5 will be dismissed in the back, (same as the AM Drop Off location).
PM PICK UP PROCEDURE: Cars should not line up for dismissal until after 3:00 pm. Vehicles will be directed in by our Security person at the OHS entrance to the campus and wait in line until dismissal starts at 3:30. A staff member will read the car tags as cars approach and have the cars move forward toward the pick up location. Parents should wait in their vehicle. Staff will be directing children. While students are loading, all cars should be in PARK.
Waiting in the Carline on Oasis Blvd.
Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.
Extra Car Tag
If you have to pick up your child early, email OES.firstname.lastname@example.org and CC the teacher.
Be sure to include the following information:
- Student Name
- What time you are picking them up
- Are they returning afterwards?
Reminder: We do not dismiss after 2:45 pm daily.
Parents of students who arrive late or are leaving early must sign their child in/out with the office. Our office staff will greet you at the door.
Email all attendance notices to: OES.Attendance@oasishs.org
Be sure to include the following information:
Student First and Last Name:
Date of absence(s):
Parent Cell Phone Number:
Reason for absence:
And attach any documentation you might have for the absence:
Please check our Dress Code carefully before purchasing shoes and clothing for school. Students will not be permitted to wear clothing that is not within our dress code. All uniforms should have our new logos on them.
Please note: Slip on shoes are not permitted. This includes VANS style shoes.
Systemwide and Schoolwide Communication
Families who attended OES last year, will already be registered. Students who are new to OES and are not already registered in Parent Square, will receive an email invitation asking to activate the account. This email will be sent to the email you used to register, (and the email that is in FOCUS). You may need to check your junk or spam email, as it sometimes goes there.
See below for a sample of what the email will look like.