Key Elementary

Weekly Family News | September 19, 2021

Your New Principal

Greetings Key Family!

My name is Shana Murphy and I am the new and proud principal of Key Elementary! Just a little about me...I have worked for Oak Park Schools since 2017 in the Teaching & Learning Department as the Data and Assessment Coordinator for the district. Prior to working in Oak Park Schools, I served as principal in the Detroit Education Achievement Authority (EAA) at Marion Law Academy as well as served as Dean of Instruction and Curriculum Coordinator all at the PreK-8 grade levels. I was also a middle school Mathematics teacher in Detroit and Oak Park.

I am also a wife and mother to two beautiful children: Quinn (age 8) and Jaxson (age 3).

I look forward to learning and growing with all 650 of my new babies (and their parents), as well as the 50+ staff members of Key Elementary!


COVID-19 Reminders & Updates

Thank you to all parents who attended our fall orientation in August and/or our fall open open in September! During those meetings, we discussed how we are trying to keep all students safe in our schoolhouse.

At Key Elementary, our staff are ensuring that we are continuing to remain safe while in school. We are maintaining social distancing, to the extent possible, making sure students keep their masks on, frequently wiping down surfaces, and making sure that students wash/sanitize their hands throughout the day.

Parents/Guardians, it is very important that you do the following every single school day:

  1. Complete our daily COVID screener using the Clear to Go app. You can download this app from any app store. Enter the phone number on your child's school account in order to register.
  2. Send your child to school with a reusable water bottle. There are water refilling stations throughout our school. Students can not drink from the fountains.
  3. Send your child to school with a mask. Too many students are coming without masks and we do not have enough masks to continue to give out daily. Please send them with a mask every day (or put 5 in their bookbag for the week).
  4. Monitor your child for any symptoms and if they are sick, please keep them home. Then contact the main office.

If your child does contract COVID-19, or they are exposed to someone with COVID-19, please call our school immediately at (248) 336-7610.

Be On Time for School!

It is important that your child is at school, on time, every day. School begins at 8:15am. Please start the year off right!

***New Dismissal Procedure***

In order to help our traffic flow during dismissal, we will begin a new dismissal procedure on Monday, September 20th:

  • Grades K-2 students will come out of the front door beginning at 3:05pm
  • Grades 3-5 students will come out of the north (staff) parking lot at 3:10pm
  • *Younger siblings will be with their older sibling(s) in the north (staff) lot


***All students still use the front door for arrival.

2021-2022 School District Calendar

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Elementary Lunch Menu

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Fall Testing/ Assessments

Monday, Sep. 13th, 8:45am to Thursday, Oct. 7th, 3pm

23400 Jerome Street

Oak Park, MI

All students in Grades K-5 will be completing their fall testing. New this year, students take the iREADY test (on the computer) in math and reading. This test has replaced the NWEA test. Students also take the DIBELS test to assess their reading skills.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 4-6pm

This is an online event.

Fall conferences will take place via Zoom. More details forthcoming!
Parent Quick Links

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