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Principal's Report

School Attendance

At Oakview, test scores continue to sustain the highest levels within South Carolina elementary schools. In the most recent data available on the 667 elementary schools across the state, Oakview ranked 11th in English Language Arts and 15th in Mathematics, based on SC Ready test scores! These are impressive results given the size and diversity of our school.


At the same time, however, attendance data for Oakview has shown a downward trend over recent years. In the last four years, Oakview’s average daily attendance looks like this.


Oakview Average Daily Attendance

  • 2015: 97.23%
  • 2016: 97.15%
  • 2017: 96.96%
  • 2018: 96.72%
  • Trend: -0.51%


When reviewing attendance data for Oakview, student illness and family trips are the most common reasons for student absences. Like all S.C. schools, we want to make sure students who are sick stay home. Parents are asked to review the Parent/Student Handbook or the Healthroom information posted on our web site to know the rules regarding absences due to illness. Student illnesses cannot be avoided and in the interest of everyone’s health at the school, sick children should be kept at home in accordance with school and district policy.


Family trips, however, should be avoided during the school year. To assist parents, Oakview’s web site calendar posts all school holidays and teacher workdays when students are not attending. Parents are asked to schedule trips around the 180 day school year so students have maximum access to daily instruction.


September is Attendance Awareness Month and Greenville County Schools is promoting the annual “Attendance Blitz.” The elementary school with the highest attendance rate through January 14, 2020 will win a plaque and recognition. Please help us “bring home the gold” this year by focusing on regular daily attendance. Just like our high test scores, we hope to post an increase in average daily attendance for 2019. Thank you in advance for your part in supporting that goal!


For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D

Principal

Parent Backpack Help

Thank you for signing up for Parent Backpack! The Backpack gives you access to your student's grades, lunch balances, transportation, and more. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Parent Backpack, you may email Backpack@greenville.k12.sc.us.

School Counselors Introduce a Give & Take Board!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaV55AZxSWc&feature=youtu.be
Technology Talks

Click here to find Parent Resources for our OES Chromebooks

IXL Challenge Issued to 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

Oakview 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have been issued a challenge! Complete the 10 math and 10 ELA skills listed on your Challenge sheet by getting at least an 80 SmartScore in IXL. Each grade level has specific skills related directly to content taught in the first nine weeks of school.

3rd Grade Challenge Sheet

4th Grade Challenge Sheet

5th Grade Challenge Sheet


The Challenge sheet is due by Friday, October 25th. Each student who returns the completed sheet will receive an EdTech Game day in computer lab.


Students have access to IXL both at school and at home. IXL is a web-based learning experience that provides math and ELA practice aligned to SC standards. Click here to access Oakview's unique login page.


Parent letters, including your student's login and password, will be coming home. If you are not sure of login information, please contact your child's teacher.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Reading Workshop!

On Thursday, September 19th, our Reading Specialist, Charlotte McNeil, and our Reading Interventionist, Sharon Long, will present a Reading Workshop for parents of kindergarten, first, and second grade students! There are two sessions to choose from-- 12:00 to 1:00 or 6:00 to 7:00. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us in the virtual lab to learn more about how to help your child's reading at home.

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

Our WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program will kick off ONLINE Monday, September 16th, at 6 p.m. Please visit Watch D.O.G.S page of the PTA website to sign up. You can make your child smile by spending aday volunteering at Oakview!

Come volunteer during our next Garden Saturday!

Join us for our next Garden Saturday on Saturday, September 21 from 9-11. Our first goal is to clear out the vegetable garden and reset the raised beds for fall veggies! Then, we'll head to the butterfly garden to keep weeding along the stepping stones. So, come spend a beautiful fall morning with us and help our environment look amazing! Meet Mrs. DeMeritt by the vegetable garden (near kindergarten loop). She'll have all the supplies you'll need! Everyone is welcome to help!

Lunch-n-Learn about Internet Safety with Rick Floyd

Save the Date! Rick Floyd, a former computer forensics law enforcement officer, will be at Oakview for a Parent Lunch-n-Learn on Friday, November 15 at 11 a.m. Mr. Floyd currently works in Information Security for GCSD and will present on Internet Safety.
Week of September 15
  • Monday, Sept. 16: SIC Meeting @ 9 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16: Online Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Reading Workshop @ 12:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m.


Week of September 22

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: Boosterthon Kickoff
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Picture Day
  • Friday, Sept. 27: Donuts for Dads (4th & 5th grades) @ 7:15 a.m.


Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Boosterthon

Parents, please help us raise money for our school with our annual Boosterthon Fun Run!

The Boosterthon Fun Run is a 9-day program, that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, September 25th. Students will get excited to collect pledges from parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and family. Pledges may be per lap, or a flat donation amount. The Fun Run will take place on Friday, October 4th! Please join us for the Fun Run to cheer on your student!

8:20 Kindergarten & 1st Grades

9:25 2nd & 3rd Grades

1:00 4th & 5th Grade Color Run

PTA Membership

Thank you to everyone who participated in our PTA membership drive! PTA memberships will continue to be available throughout the year at wwwoakviewpta.com. The following classrooms reached 100% membership first, and will receive a Popsicle party:

Kindergarten – Cook

1st Grade – Gamble & Flynn

2nd Grade – Allen

3rd Grade – Taylor

4th Grade – Teeple

5th Grade – Bramer

Our year is off to a great start! Thank you so much for supporting OES PTA and your school!

Reflections Contest

On Wednesday, September 18th, we will kick off our national PTA sponsored Reflections contest. All students, Pre-K through 5th, are encouraged to participate by bringing the Reflection theme to life through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Our theme this year is “Look Within.” Oakview’s deadline for submissions is October 31st. Please look for more information to come home next week.

Call for Entries: 2020 PTA Reflections Program