Eagle Express August 2022

Welcome Back: Beginning of the Year

Welcome Back Letter

Dear SOES Families,


I am pleased to welcome you back to the 2022-23 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all the new families joining Seven Oaks Elementary this year and welcome back all our returning families as well! I am honored and pleased to announce that Seven Oaks earned an A rating for the 2021-22 school year. Congratulations to our students, teachers, and staff on your hard work and dedication to excellence!


Our goal at Seven Oaks is to work together to provide our students with a rich learning environment. My vision, as the principal, is to ALWAYS put students first! My belief is that all students can learn. In a collaborative effort, we want children to thrive in all ways possible. My hope is that all children will LOVE school and nurture a learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring, as well as a fun place to learn and grow.


Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community, and this is MOST important now more than ever. It truly does take a village and at Seven Oaks we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture, and the Seven Oaks staff greatly appreciates the support you provide for your children at home and at school to help them meet their learning goals. Without the support of parent contributions through our extraordinary PTA, we would not have many of the programs that make Seven Oaks so unique and successful. Please consider getting positively engaged with the school through PTA and/or SAC so that we can continue to maintain our reputation for excellence.

Seven Oaks is a great school that is filled with great children and great staff! We look forward to a school year filled with positivity, collaboration, and learning! I know that the time you and your children spend at Seven Oaks Elementary School will be rewarding!


Proud Principal,

Dr. Shauntte Butcher

First Day of School

Families can walk students to the classroom door on the first day of school only. Parents are not allowed to enter the classroom. After walking your student to the classroom door, it is important that parents exit the campus promptly, as we have many families engaging in this opportunity. After the first day of school, families must follow all the normal arrival procedures.

Arrival Procedures

Biker and Walker Families

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. 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.



Bus Families

TRANSPORTATION CALL CENTER

To assist families with questions and concerns please call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500, or 352-524-2500.


August 5th, 8th, and 9th from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

August 10th, 11th, and 12th from 6:00 -10:00 AM & from 2:00-6:00 PM.


If your student will use transportation services (bus rider) for the 22-23 school year, please check your the parent portal if you are expecting a bus pass. If you don't have a bus pass please check the following:


  • Yes, bus service is requested in myStudent.
  • The student is eligble for bus services.


Per the Florida Statues and Administrative Code, students who live within 2-mile of the school are not eligible for bus transportation service. The state does not provide funding for students living less than two miles from the school based on the belief that two miles is a reasonable distance for families to plan their own transportation to schools. We wanted to remind you of this for planning purposes. If you have any questions about eligible status please contact the Pasco County School Transportation Department at 813 794 0520.


New bus pass take 2-3 day to be assigned. ESE bus pass can take up to 10 days to be assigned.


Pre-K or ESE students need to have an 18 year old adult for pick up at the bus stop or the student will not be released.


The first few weeks bus transportation will be delayed. After the first few weeks bus arrival times should become more consistent.


Car riders Families:

All families use the carline for drop-off. Only Sensory Behavior Commuication Program students and Pre-K students are allowed to park in the parking lot.

Bus image from the parent portal

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Birthday Policy

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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

Lunch Information

The federal government is ending the free breakfast and lunch for all program. Please complete the free and reduced lunch application to see if you qualify for free or reduced lunch.


Please click to complete the free and reduced application.

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Lunch Visitors

SOES is closed for lunch visitors for the first few weeks of school, August 10rd - August 26th. Lunch visits will start on August 29th. On your first visit you will read and sign the SOES lunch procedures and expectations document. Visitors also need to bring ID each time they visit the campus.

Join the School Advisory Council (SAC)

The School Advisory Council meets 4 times a year from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in the media center. The School Advisory Council is a diverse group parents, teachers, and community business partners that work together to review relevant data as it relates to the school improvement plan. The first meeting is August 16th at 8:00 AM in the media.


If you are interested in joining School Advisory Council please click the link

Join SAC and submit the form by August 10, 2022.

You can can also join the School Advisory Council by completing and submitting the form below to the school’s front office by August 10th.

PTA

Please stop by the PTA table at Meet the Teacher Day to join PTA and order school spirit wear. Joining PTA does not require you to commit any specific amount of time and provides the following benefits:



  • increased PTA membership for the school
  • discounts throughout the school year
  • comminication about different actitives and events


Individual Membership: $10 dollars


Family Membership: $15 dollars

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.

Volunteer Information

In order to chaperone a field trip, assist in a classroom, or participate in the Ketchup Club (assisting in the lunchroom during lunch) a volunteer application must be completed. Please click the link below to complete the volunteer application form.

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 9:00 AM Students are to remain in their cars until the bell rings at 9:00. Walkers and bikers must remain behind the gate until 9:00. Parents of walkers and bikers, it is strongly recommended that you escort them to school and that the students do NOT arrive onto campus until 9:00 AM.


Bikers and Walkers

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.


Before School Supervision starts at 9:00 AM. Parents of walkers and bikers, it is strongly recommended that you escort them to school and remain with the student(s) at the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard as the gate does not open until 9:00 AM.


At 9:00 AM when the gate opens, parents are not allowed to go past the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard. We need to have one-way traffic flow, and we cannot have parents walk back and forth. Also, for security reasons, we cannot have parents walk past the front gate that leads up from Mystic Oak Boulevard onto school property as there should not be any adults on campus who have not signed into the system.


Afternoon Biker and Walkers

In the afternoon, while waiting for your biker or walker, please stand in the designated areas assigned by the crossing guards. The sidewalks need to remain open so that biker and walker traffic can flow smoothly.



Birthdays

To maintain instructional focus, birthday celebrations are not permitted at school. This means no cupcakes or cakes. On an Eagle students’ birthday, the child will be sent to the main office to receive a special token.


Bus Riders


Central Transportation Number: 727-774-0520


Bus Passes

New bus pass that 2-3 day to be assigned. ESE bus pass can take up to 10 days to be assigned. All Bus riders need to keep their bus band on their backpack all year.



Morning and Afternoon Bus Stop

Pre-K or ESE students need to have an 18-year-old adult to pick up at the bus stop or the student will not be released.


We highly encourage that an adult meets their kindergarten student at the bus stop in the afternoon. Any student visibly unsure or afraid to get off the bus will be returned to their school where their family or an emergency contact will have to pick them up.


Please be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes prior to the pickup time on your bus pass. It is important to keep in mind that school bus drivers are not able to engage in lengthy discussions with parents or guardians at the bus stop as we strive to maintain our bus stop schedule. Please contact the Transportation bus compound or call center should you have questions or concerns.


General Bus Safety and General Information

Buses are equipped with lap belts and students are expected to always wear them.


Band Instruments or Large Projects: Students may bring these items on the bus if they can be held in their lap or between their legs. Also, they shall not protrude into the aisle or another student’s space. Large projects cannot contain materials that could be harmful to other students such as hazardous liquids, glass, or other sharp items, etc.


Any item left on a school bus will be collected by their bus driver and held for your student on the next school day. Students should check with their driver first for any lost items. Items of obvious monetary value are turned in to the bus compound at the end of the day. We are not able to have a bus return to a stop for items left on the bus. Contact the transportation compound should assistance be needed.


Maintaining Your Student’s Emergency Contacts

The information recorded in MyStudent will be used to communicate with you or your designated emergency contacts in the event of an emergency at school or on the bus. It is vital that you check periodically and update this information with the school. This information can be verified through your MyStudent portal.


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

For the first few weeks of school, August 10th - August 26th lunch visit will not be allowed. Starting August 29th lunch visits can start. 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 the student.


Pay School Fees

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


Remind 101 – School Texts & Information

Please sign up using the links below. Remind 101 is using to communication school-wide information about any updates, upcoming events, spirit days, and severe weather dismissal.


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. Students who remain walkers for severe weather will dismiss to parents at the media center. Students who switch to car riders for severe weather will dismiss with car riders. Our goal is to make the decision by 3:15pm.


Volunteer Information

In order to chaperone a field trip, assist in a classroom, or participate in the Ketchup Club (assisting in the lunchroom during lunch) a volunteer application must be completed. Please click the link below to complete the volunteer application form.


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


Severe Weather (Rainy Day)


Bikers and Walkers will walk out to Mystic in a light rain with no thunder or lightning. If severe weather (heavy rain, lightning, or thunder) is present at dismissal time, we will have Severe Weather (Rainy Day) dismissal. A staff member will bring out the Blue Rainy Day Dismissal Flag. A Remind message is sent to families indicating Severe Weather (Rainy Day) dismissal. Students who remain walkers for severe weather dismissal will dismiss to parents from the media center. Students who switch to car riders for severe weather dismissal will dismiss with the other car riders. Our goal is to make a Severe Weather dismissal decision by 3:15 PM, as weather conditions in Florida can change quickly.


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 dismissed to the parents from the media center.


or


Parents can join the car rider line.


If you have not informed your child's teacher of their severe weather dismissal, please send them an email. Most parents will complete this on Meet the Teacher Day on August 8th.

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.
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August 8th: Meet the Teacher Day


  • Primary (Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd) is 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Intermediate (3rd, 4th, and 5th) 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • ESE times will be scheduled with families


August 9th: Chalk the Walk (Parents Only) 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Decorate the sidewalks for the students' first day of school.

August 10th: First day of school

August 10th: School Advisory Council (SAC) Nomination 22-23 link or paper form due

August 16th: First SAC Meeting 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM in the media center

August 23rd: PTA General Meeting 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the media center

September 5th: Labor Day: No School

September 7th: Early Release Day: The school day ends at 1:30 PM

September 7th: Read-A-Thon Kickoff

September 16th: Read-A-Thon Special Event

September 26th - 30th: Book Fair Week for students

September 27th: Book Fair Family Night 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

September 27th: Interactive Reading Curriculum Family Night: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

October 5th: Early Release Day: The school day ends at 1:30 PM

October 17th: No School

November 2nd: Early Release Day: The school day ends at 1:30 PM

November 21st - 25th: Fall Break

December 7th: Early Release Day: The school day ends at 1:30 PM

December 19th - January 3rd: Winter Break

January 11th: Early Release Day: The school day ends at 1:30 PM

January 16th: Martin Luther King Day: No School

February 1st: Early Release Day. The school day ends at 1:30 PM

February 20th: No School

March 1st: Early Release Day. The school day ends at 1:30 PM

March 13th - 17th: Spring Break

April 7th: No School

April 12th: Early Release Day. the school day ends at 1:30 PM

May 26th: Last Day of School

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Early Release Days:

The school day ends at 1:30 PM

September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd

December 7th

January 11th

February 1st

March 1st

April 12th

Grade Level Remind Information

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Remind 101 – School Texts & Information


Remind 101 is using to communication school-wide information about any updates, upcoming events, spirit days, and severe weather dismissal.


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.