SOES Parent Information 2021-2022

Parent Newsletter 2021-2022

Welcome Back Letter

Dear SOES Parents,


We hope you had a great summer, and we look forward to working with you and your children this year! All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. We are proud of the progress our students are showing each year both academically and socially. This year, we will continue to work hard to reach our academic goals while maintaining a safe and caring learning environment. All of our staff – secretaries, cafeteria staff, custodians, instructional assistants, and teachers -- are committed to providing our children with an exciting and enriching educational experience! We are excited to catch students following our school expectations and award them with "Eagle Bucks" for use in the S.O.A.R. Store!


We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers and we value your input and partnership with us in the education of your children. It is important that you offer your children words of encouragement, hugs, show an interest in their work, and be present at school events. We encourage you to get connected with our PTA or SAC to help make a difference!


I feel privileged to serve as the principal of this fine school that is filled with great children and great staff! I know that the time you and your children spend at Seven Oaks Elementary School will be rewarding.


Proud Principal,


Shauntte Butcher

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Meet the Teacher Day: August 5th

Meet the Teacher Day is August 5th in the cafeteria.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade is 10:00pm - 12:00pm

5th Grade, 4th, Grade, and 3rd Grade is from 12:00 - 2:00pm



Registering for a myStudent account

If you do not have a myStudent account, please call Seven Oaks Elementary at (813) 794-0700 for your child's student number and pin. Next, click the link below to register.


https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true


***School Fees***


Please click the link below to pre-pay school fees. This can expediate the Meet the Teacher Day process for your family. Families must have a myStudent account to pay school fees online.

https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/

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Creating a myStudent Account

Registering for a myStudent account

If you do not have a myStudent account, please call Seven Oaks Elementary at (813) 794-0700 for your child's student number and pin. Next, click the link below to register.


https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true

School Fees

School Fees


Please click the link below to pre-pay school fees. This can expediate the Meet the Teacher Day process for your family. Families must have a myStudent account to pay school fees online.


https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/

The ABC's of Seven Oaks Elementary

Please take the time to read and reviews the ABCs of Seven Oaks Elementary School to help make your time and experiences at Seven Oaks positive and productive!


Access to campus

Parents/visitors MUST sign-in the main office to gain access beyond the front gate. After signing-in, parents/visitors must wear their VISITORS PASS. After the first day of school, parents are not permitted to walk students to class.


Before School Supervision

Before School Supervision will start at 9:20 a.m. Students are to remain in their cars until the bell rings at 9:20. Walkers and bikers must remain behind the gate until 9:20. Parents of walkers and bikers it is strongly recommended that parents escort them to school and that the students do NOT arrive onto campus until 9:20.


Bikers and Walkers

Parents are not allowed to go pass the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard.


Parents are not to go pass the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard due to 2 reasons.


All COVID protocols from last year are still in effect besides masks, therefore, we need to have one-way traffic flow, and we can’t have parents walk back and forth.


For security reasons, we can not have parents walk past the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard onto school property, and there should not be any adults on campus who haven’t signed into the system.



A bicycle rider or passenger who is under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet that is properly fitted and is fastened securely upon the passenger’s head by a strap and that meets the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, final rule, 16 C.F.R. part 1203.



Birthdays


To maintain instructional focus, birthday celebrations are not permitted at school. On an Eagle students’ birthday, the child will be sent to the main office to receive a special token.


BYOD Device

Dear Eagle Parents,


Seven Oaks Elementary is committed to developing a technologically relevant and engaging learning environment for all students by providing them with the opportunity to develop the resource sharing, innovation, communication skills, and tools that are essential to both life and work in the 21st Century.

As we embark on this new adventure of digital learning, whether your child is taking classes online or in-person, having access to a device will be important. We wanted to remind you of our school district’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program that allows students to wirelessly access the Internet for educational purposes as directed by a teacher or administrator. With school or district staff approval, students may use their own devices at school to participate in instructional activities, access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners and utilize productivity tools and instructionally appropriate apps loaded on their devices.


So, if you are able to provide your child with a device to use at school or home, here is what you should know.

  • District recommendations for devices:
  • laptops (Windows, Mac, or Chromebook) with a camera and a recent version of the Chrome browser on the device.
  • 4-8G of RAM. Less memory will work but may be slow.


  • Other devices, including tablets and iPads with the Chrome browser installed, will work for most applications, however, they may not work for all applications.


  • Specific iPad versions that are confirmed compatible include, iPad Air and newer, iPad Mini 2 and newer. Older versions or iPads may not work for all applications.


  • For the students to gain access to the school internet, parents will need to sign the BYOD Agreement form.


Parents, please know that use of personal devices is never a requirement and will not impact student grades. In instances where a device is required for an assignment, students without a device of their own will be provided one by the district/school site. We just wanted to remind our Eagle parents of the BYOD opportunity.


Sincerely,


Shauntte Butcher

Principal



Cafeteria Information


Car Line

All parents must use the car line to drop-off and pick-up their students during arrival and dismissal. Parents of students in our Sensory Behavior Program or Pre-K program must get a lanyard from their child’s teacher to park and walk past the gate.


Clinic

All medications must be administered in the clinic. Students may not use medication, including over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin or cough drops out-side of the clinic. All medications on file with the clinic must have a doctor's note or prescription. Parents should make the clinic staff aware of all medical concerns including allergies, diagnoses, conditions, medications, etc.


Concerns & Conferences


Parents are encouraged to contact us with any questions or concerns throughout the year. The first point of contact is your child’s teacher. All staff emails are listed on the school website. If assistance is still needed, parents may contact the school to contact administration or the school counselor.




Lunch

At this time, the campus is closed for visitors, which includes lunch. Parents will be notified when lunch visits resume. When lunch visits resume, please follow the following procedures. Parents must sign-in the main office. Parents may eat outside at the tables with their child only. Siblings will not be pulled from class to eat lunch during a lunch that is not their assigned lunch. Non-school aged siblings must be supervised by the parent. Persons who cause disruption to the campus environment will be asked to leave the campus.


If a child forgets their lunch at home, a parent may bring a lunch to the child for that emergency situation. Repeat offenses will be addressed by the principal. Lunch deliveries from companies will NOT be accepted or delivered to students.


Pay School Fees

Coming Soon


Remind 101 – School Texts & Information

Please sign up using the links below.


Severe Weather (Rainy Day)

Walkers and bikers will walk out to Mystic in a light rain with no thunder or lightning. If severe weather (heavy rain, lightning, or thunder) presents at dismissal time, we will have Rainy Day dismissal. A staff member will bring out the Blue Rainy Day Dismissal Flag. A Remind message is also sent out to families indicating rainy day dismissal. Our goal is to make the decision by 3:35pm.


Volunteer Information



Walker and Biker Severe Weather (Rainy Day) Dismissal Options:

Parents can walk up to the school and line up outside of the media center. Students are called over the PA System to report the media center to meet their parents.

or

Parents can join the car rider line.


If you have not informed your child's teacher of their rainy day dismissal, please send them an email.

Student Screener

Please remember to follow the Pasco County Student Screener. In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on campus. Access the Student Screener (click) online.

Important Dates

August 5th: Meet the Teacher Day

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade is 10:00pm - 12:00pm

5th Grade, 4th, Grade, and 3rd Grade is from 12:00 - 2:00pm

August 9th: Chalk the Walk (Parents Only) 5:30pm - 6:30pm

August 10th: First Day of School

August 10th: Boo Hoo Breakfast for Kindergarten Parents 9:20am- 10:00am. Parents, please drop your child(ren) off first.

August 24th: Book Fair Family Night 6:00pm - 8:00pm

September 1st: Picture Day

Grade Level Remind Information

Please sign up for the remind link(s) that correspond with the grade of your child(ren) by clicking the grade level link

or

download the grade level pdf file. We use the remind app to communicate school-wide information to families.

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Early Release Days:

The school day ends at 2:00pm

September 8th

October 6th

November 10th

December 8th

January 12th

February 2nd

March 2nd

April 13th