OES Panther Press

January 24, 2021

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As We Wrap Up First Semester...

Dear Families,

As we close out the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, I just want to thank you for being our educational partners. We have been through a lot of changes and sometimes have had to pivot abruptly as things have unfolded quickly. Your patience and flexibility, as we work through this trying year, has made all the difference for our students and our staff. I encourage you to continue to reach out if you have concerns, suggestions, or questions as we continue to demonstrate that we are Oasis Strong.


MaryBeth Grecsek

Temperature Checks

The Oasis schools are discontinuing the taking of temperatures prior to the start of the school day (AM carline, bus/walker arrival). We have not found this measure to be effective for detecting positive cases. The CDC has also determined that it is not an effective mitigation measure.

Oasis continues to encourage families to monitor all symptoms that could be related to COVID prior to coming to school each morning. Your proactive actions are our greatest and most effective contribution to establishing a safe environment at our schools.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 9: Mindful Movement. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Valentines Day Parties

If your child's teacher is planning a Valentines celebration, please make sure any donated treats are store bought and individually wrapped. Also, if the class is exchanging Valentines, students will be hand sanitizing before and after passing them out to other students. If you would prefer your child not open them until they get home, please let your child's teacher know.

Thank you for all you do to help our students stay healthy and in school.

Students will be dismissed at 12:30 on Friday, January 29th.

Important Dates for January/February

1/29 Early Dismissal Day (Students will be dismissed at 12:30)

2/15 President's Day (No School)

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The last day of Third Quarter is Friday, January 29th.


Jenna Moran is this week's Staff Member of the Week! Congratulations, Jenna!

To nominate a new staff member for this week, use this link.

We are currently planning some fun spring activities!

Be on the look out for post as they are finalized and approved!


The OMS PTO is currently underway to start accepting orders for OMS Swag for OES 5th graders only. Use this link for OMS spirit shirts and mask sales.

Please note: If an OES parent would like to purchase a hoodie before Feb 1, 2021 please contact the PTO directly at oms.pto@capecharterschools.org. We will do our best to get what is being requested.

School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.