The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Oxford County is YELLOW: What does it mean?

Like many of you, we were very disappointed to learn that the State had designated Oxford County as a YELLOW county this week. The Health Advisory System reflects the ongoing analysis of evolving data and is updated every two weeks. Yellow means there’s an elevated risk for the virus and the Department of Education recommends a “hybrid” form of learning.

We know that there are many questions about what this means for your student and when you will know. All district administrators are meeting on Monday to create a plan for how we will move forward with this new information and what it means for each school, each grade level, and each student. As soon as we have answers to these questions, we will be in contact.

As always, thank you for your support. We have an amazing OES school community and we appreciate all of you. We will get through this together!

5th Grade Trail Work

5th graders have been having "TRAIL DAY" in PE on Tuesdays. We walk the trail alongside the school. We've seen a snake, a frog, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, deer scat, and deer tracks. We learned the differences between frogs and toads. We've also learned what a maple leaf looks like and an oak leaf. We've noticed lots of debris on the trail so this week we removed sticks and logs from the trail as well as did some raking! We discussed the importance of respect on trails however we use them so landowners will continue to allow use of them.
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SMILE: It's Almost Picture Day

School pictures will be taken by Lifetouch again this year. We will be sending home picture day flyers as soon as we confirm a date and receive the flyers. Remote learners will also have the option to come in and have their pictures done as well. We will contact remote families with their picture time as soon as we have the schedule.
Fall for Fantastic Books: October Reading Challenge

Fall is in full swing and Halloween summons readers of all stripes to pick up books that lean toward the spooky side. Click the button above to see the October Reading Challenge from Brightly.

Important Dates: September 28th to October 2nd

Monday, 9/28 - Mrs. Lavertu's class to Roberts Farm

Tuesday, 9/29 - Ms. Nicholas' class to Roberts Farm

Wednesday, 9/30 - Early Release Day, dismissal 1 hour early

Thursday, 10/1 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Planning

Friday, 10/2 - NO SCHOOL Teacher Planning

Oxford Elementary School

Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Arica Monahan, School Nurse

Jill Knight, Secretary

Christine Merrill, Secretary