Oakview's Latest News, Events, Activities, & Opportunities
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!
Philip Reavis, Ph.D
School Counselors Introduce a Give & Take Board!
IXL Challenge Issued to 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!
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 Reading Workshop!
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!
Lunch-n-Learn about Internet Safety with Rick Floyd
- 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
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
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!
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.