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Principal's Report

Welcome Back!

I remember the days leading up to the start of school~first day clothes chosen, lunches made, pencils sharpened. The anticipation of seeing friends and teachers was exciting and I could not wait to walk through the school doors! Our Oakview faculty and staff are greatly anticipating your children's walk through our doors this Tuesday as we welcome them to the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.


Important Reminders


  • School Hours: Front doors open at 7:15. Kindergarten entrance opens at 7:30. School begins at 8:00. Dismissal is at 2:30.
  • Breakfast is served free to all students, 7:15 to 7:45 every morning.
  • Lunch visits can begin on Tuesday, September 3rd. Students will practice lunch routines and procedures for the first two weeks of school.
  • K5 and 1st grade bus students are tagged. Parents must have their parent tag at the bus stop in order to pickup their student.


Tag your First Day Pictures #gcsbts19 and #onlyatoakview! Follow us on Instagram @onlyatoakview and on Facebook. We look forward to working with you and your children to change the game this year!


For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D

Principal

Oakview Traffic Map

Please review our traffic map prior to the start of school. Please use Roper Mountain Rd for 3rd - 5th grade and siblings drop off and pick up. Please use Batesville Rd for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade drop off and pick up.

Be sure to display your car tag during pick up and pull all the way forward in line. Thank you for making our drop off and pick up procedures safe for our students and staff.

Dress Code

Students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as to not distract or cause disruption in the educational program or orderly operation of the school. Personal appearance of students should promote health and safety, contribute to a climate conducive to teaching and learning and project a positive image of the District to the community.

Below are the requirements for school dress code for students:

• Clothing and/or hair should not be so extreme or inappropriate to the school setting as to disrupt the education process. Therefore, clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive will not be permitted.

• Wearing accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to oneself or others is not allowed.

• Hats and sunglasses may not be worn in the building.

• Attire must not evidence membership or affiliation with a "gang" in any negative sense of the term.

• Proper shoes (shoes or sandals with straps) must be worn at all times. Flip flops (shower-type shoes) or rainbow thong-type shoes are not permitted.

• Attire must not be immodest, obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, indecent or offensive.

• Clothing that inappropriately exposes body parts is not permitted, including: low-cut shirts, tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter-tops, or see through/mesh garments worn without shirts. Students shall not expose undergarments.

• Skirts and shorts must be properly fitted and in good taste. (Skirts and shorts must fall below the fingertips when arms are hanging at the sides.)

• Pants must be worn at the natural waistline and undergarments are not to be visible. Pants and slacks must not bag, sag, or drag.

• No clothing, jewelry, or tattoos are permitted that display profanity, suggestive phrases, or advertisements.

• Hair of non-human color is not permitted.

The administration will make the final judgment on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or other items which lead to or may foreseeably result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment. In the event the administration determines a student's dress is inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the administration will either require the student to change or will inform the student not to wear the garment to school again. Repeated violations of the dress code will be treated as disruptive behavior in violation of the District's Behavior Code.

Parent Backpack

Parents can now sign up for Backpack, which allows them to change contact and demographic information, update the list of individuals allowed to pick up their child from school, and ensure they receive important alerts and notifications from the school or district.


Because Parent Backpack gives you access to important student information and the ability to revise key information, your students' school must verify your identify and proof of custody as a parent or guardian IN PERSON. Items that may be needed for verification: official birth certificate, government issued photo ID, or divorce/separation documents (if applicable). It is only necessary to do this once for the entirety of your child's enrollment in Greenville County Schools.

See page 11 of the district's Connected newsletter for more information.

Our School Counselors' Corner

Hello Oakview families! We want to welcome everyone back to what will be an amazing year!


Just a little bit of news to share…..

This year Mrs. Rabren will work with grades K5, 2nd & 4th and Mrs. Taylor will work with grades 1st, 3rd & 5th. Alternating grade levels each year will allow us to follow our students during their time here at Oakview.

As we continue with our Fill-A-Backpack program this year, we are in need of only a few items. We currently need:

· Marble composition notebooks (not spiral) – both regular and primary

· Glue sticks

· Colored pencils

· 3-prong plastic folders

There will be bins placed in the main lobby during the first day of school through Open House on September 5 for you to place the items in. As always, we appreciate your help.

Contact us with any questions. We look forward to a great year!

Mrs. Rabren & Mrs. Taylor

Technology Talks

Click here to find Parent Resources for our OES Chromebooks

Important Information about Chromebooks

Oakview is excited to begin year 2 with our personalized learning devices! Each 3-5th grader will be issued a Chromebook for academic use. Here's some important information about this process:

  • Discuss with your student the purpose for his or her Chromebook. It is intended for academic purposes.
  • Make a digital technology plan with your family. Find a place in a common area of your home for your child to leave their Chromebook after their homework is finished. CommonSense Media also has resources for parents to use, including reviews and articles about digital use.
  • Review and discuss with your child the Responsible Use Procedures form sent in your child's Back-to-School packet. Send the completed form in by Monday, August 26. Students without this completed form will not be issued a Chromebook.
  • Pay the annual Instructional Technology fee by Friday, September 13. Forms will be sent home the week of August 26.
  • Discuss with your student how to care for their Chromebook. Always keep it in a safe location and protected from accidental damage.


We are looking forward to showcasing our students' work!

Upcoming Events

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Week of August 18
  • Tuesday, August 20: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • Friday, August 23: Summer Reading Challenge due


Week of August 25


Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Back to School Paperwork

Please remember to complete your PTA paperwork online this year. All of the details can be found on the Oakview PTA website at www.oakviewpta.com. Just click on the Back to School Paperwork link to get started. The deadline for all paperwork is Friday, August 30th. Thank you to the many who show their support through purchasing PTA Memberships, Student Directories, and Spirit Wear! Together we are able to provide amazing opportunities for our students. A very special thank you to both our Business Partners and Friends of Oakview Donors!!! With your partnership, we are going to have an incredible Game Changing year!

Fall General Membership Meeting & Curriculum Night

Join us on Thursday, September 5th for our PTA General Membership Meeting & Oakview’s Curriculum Night. PTA information will be presented, by video, during each session. Voting on the 2019-2020 PTA Budget will take place in the classrooms.


  • 5:00-5:45 Session I
  • 6:00-6:45 Session II
  • 6:45p.m. - ESOL Families Meet & Greet (media center)
  • 6:45p.m. - Challenge Parent Meeting (cafeteria)

Calling All Volunteers & Room Coordinators

Whether you are a new parent at Oakview, or are a seasoned volunteer, please join us Friday, September 6th, at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria, for our annual Volunteer Breakfast. Enjoy coffee and breakfast while you learn about the numerous Volunteer Opportunities we have available throughout the year.

Our PTA will use the Volunteer Interest Form, from www.oakviewpta.com, for Room Coordinator Selection. This form will be available online after Meet the Teacher, and will close Friday, August 30th. Please complete this form by the deadline to be considered.

Back-to-School Bash Glow Party

Mark your calendars!!! Our Back to School Bash Glow Party will be held Friday, September 13th in the school cafeteria. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning September 2nd. Additional information will be provided.

  • Pre-K, K5, & 1st Grades 4:00 p.m. - 5p.m.
  • 2nd & 3rd Grades 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grades 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Watch D.O.G.S. Online Kick-Off

We love our Oakview dads! Show us your school support by volunteering with Watch D.O.G.S. Take a day to spend helping in classrooms, with lunch bunch, and visiting your child. Your child(ren) will think you are the coolest! The online kickoff will be Monday, September 16th at 6pm. Find more information on the Watch D.O.G. page of the PTA website.