Back To School This Tuesday Aug. 16
Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave
Note From Principal Graham
I am thrilled to let you know we will be offering free breakfast this school year. Lunch will be provided for a cost. If you want to put money on your child's account, you may upload it to this website www.k12paymentcenter.com/ or send in money with your child.
It is going to be an amazing school year! We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday! Our doors open at 7:00 AM.
We Welcome New Teachers and Staff To The Oak Grove Family. They are Excited and Ready! It Will Be A Great Year!
New Students Recently Took a Tour of OGE. We Are Thrilled To Have Them Become A Patriot!
ONLINE REGISTRATION TO BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND FEES PAID BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 16.
Have You Completed Your Child's Online Registration?
Important Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Aug. 16 - First Day of School
Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 2nd Grade Orientation 5-5:45 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Eagles Orientation 5:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 3rd Grade Orientation 6-6:45 PM
Friday, Aug. 26 - D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read)
Monday, Aug. 29 - Parents can begin visiting for lunch
Tuesday, Aug. 30 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Begins (More Information To Come)
Morning Drop-Off / Afternoon Pick-up
Doors open at 7:00 am and students will be dropped off in front of the school at the breezeway. Once busses have dropped off, students can also be dropped off in the bus loop starting at 7:15 am.
The tardy bell rings at 7:40 AM. If arrival is after 7:40, parents will need to park and walk their student(s) in to sign them in with the front office.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP:
Pick-up will occur only in the front loop closest to the building. Cars will enter and exit in the same area (closest to the tennis complex) and be double stacked for dismissal. Signs are posted indicating where traffic will merge into one lane. Please see the diagram below for the traffic flow.
Car Rider and Walker Tags
If your child will be a car rider or walker on any given day this year, you will need a car/walker tag for each student. Car/Walker tags are by grade and issued every year. Please get as many as you will need for family members that will be picking them up. Also, please throw away all tags from last school year.
Car tags are available in the front office Monday-Friday 7-4 pm.
If a vehicle does not have a car tag and is in the car line to pick up a student, they will be asked to park and come into the front office with identification to get a car tag. This is for the safety of the student.
Important Bus Rider Information
If you would like your student(s) to ride the bus this year, you must complete the transportation registration form found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you have already created a Parent Portal account, skip to Step 2 ( https://lexington1.powerschool.com/public). If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, contact Shelley Lauth at (803) 821-0104 for assistance.
You must complete a form for each child if you have more than one student. It takes up to 3 days in order to process bus transportation requests.
Parents will be able to see their child's bus number in your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If your transportation needs changing, or if you move, please log into Parent Portal and make this change. Also, please call the school at (803) 821-0100 to make them aware of transportation changes.
PK and Kindergarten Bus Transportation
Walking Students To Class
Visiting for Lunch Starts 8/29
Students will be required to begin paying for meals again unless they qualify for the Free and Reduced Meals Program. If you believe that you might qualify for free or reduced meals, you MUST complete this online application.For families who do not qualify for free or reduced meals, meal prices for next school year (2022–23) are listed below:
Breakfast is FREE for all students this year. Lunch costs are below.
Employees and Visitors: $4.50
Adding Money for Lunch
Want to load money on your student’s lunch account? Here is how!
Lexington District One is moving soon to a new vendor called Titan, which will handle your student’s meal account. But for the next few weeks, you may continue to visit www.k12paymentcenter.com/ to upload money to your student’s meal account. Your meal account balance will transfer to the new system before the first day of school. We appreciate your patience as we work to change vendors
Checks can also be written to Oak Grove Elementary School and can be deposited into their lunch account.
This link is for families needing financial assistance with lunch costs. Once you have received approval letter/email from Lexington One Food Services, please provide that letter to the front office to waive/reduce school fees.
Did You Receive An Email or Letter From Food Services?
Class Lunch Times
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents - Spare Change of Clothing
The beginning of the school year can be a nervous time for young students and often are afraid to ask to use the bathroom. We are asking parents of Kindergarten and 1st grade students to please place a change of clothes in their backpack to have in case of an accident. We may not have a change of clothes available and this helps us to not need to call parents during the school day while providing clothes to change into right away. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.
PTA Spirit Wear & Membership
We are so excited to kick off a new school year!
Check out this year's spirit wear logo - it is awesome! You will see the teachers and staff wearing them this year.
You can now join the PTA online and purchase spirit gear at the following link!
We have so many amazing things planned for our students this year! We can't wait to see you!
District Academic Calendar
2022-2023 Academic Calendar
2022-2023 Academic Calendar (Spanish)
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
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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.
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