Updates from Mrs. Froning

January 16, 2022

The purpose of the Oakley Park learning community is to ensure social- emotional development for all students so they can reach their full academic and personal potential.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Staggered Dismssal times:

3:45 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers & Student sign out

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

3:58 pm continue calling bus numbers and student names

4:07 Buses depart from Oakley Park

*Owl Pick Up numbers and student names will continue to be called throughout the dismissal period.

WLCSD Transportation Update January 18- 21

Great news...all Oakley Park buses (129, 152, 161) WILL BE running the week of January 18 - 21.

23rd Annual MLK Celebration

Join us Virtually- tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m.

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District invites the community to the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. This year's event will be held virtually with the program streamed live on the District website and social media channels starting at 6 p.m.

The event will feature keynote speaker Rabbi Yarden Blumstein, teen Mentor and mental health expert. Blumstein will speak about this year’s theme “Together We’re Better”.

The program will also include performances by student choirs, presentations by several students about their “Express Yourself” projects, and recognition of this year’s Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award recipients. Student art work will also be featured throughout the presentation.

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration is made possible thanks to generous donations from the PTA/PTSA groups from across our district, including the Walled Lake School Administrators Association.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. life and legacy, please consider donating to support the Hospitality House Food Bank.


Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an updated set of procedures regarding COVID-19 isolation periods. Last week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) supported the CDC guidelines related to adjusting the isolation periods in K-12 schools.

To summarize, the isolation period for asymptomatic, COVID positive students and staff is now 5 days, provided the individual remains symptom free (day “0” is the day the test was taken for those without symptoms).

The isolation period for symptomatic individuals is 5 days IF after 5 days the individual is symptom free or symptoms are improving. If symptoms are not improving, please continue to stay home until that criteria is met (day “0” is the date of symptom onset).

The rest of the guidance coincides with the practices WLCSD is already utilizing to safely operate our schools for in person instruction during the 2021-2022 school year. We will continue to work with our local and state officials on best practices moving forward.

If you have a child who is currently on isolation, please see the linked chart below as to when they can return to school based on the criteria listed above:

Our District COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and serves as a resource for our families.

We appreciate your understanding and grace as we work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe.

Winter Weather Recess Reminders

We closely monitor the temperatures throughout the day and if the combined temperature/wind chill "feels like" is 0 (or below) we will hold indoor recess. PLEASE send your child prepared for outside play EVERY DAY!

Please Note:

● If your family needs financial assistance to purchase winter weather items, please contact Mrs. Froning or your child's teacher. We are happy to help!

● Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

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Important Food Allergy Reminders:

As you are aware, we have several children at Oakley Park that have a life-threatening allergy to various food allergies. It is important we continue to be mindful of this and continue to educate ourselves on how we can help keep all kids safe.

An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children. Food allergy is a complex and often misunderstood disease. Food allergies are potentially life-threatening and life-altering. Please take a moment to watch FARE’s video, featuring a voiceover from actor Steve Carell, to learn more about food allergies and how you can support those living with life-threatening food allergies. The FARE website is an excellent resource too.

Thank you for your continued partnership in keep all of our Owls safe & healthy!

In a Matter of Minutes - the Severity of Food Allergy with Steve Carell

Reminder: Student Login Credentials

Parents can access their child’s Google login information via Skyward Family Access. It can be found on the Report Cards tab as the very top report. If you still do not see it, please email Mrs. Froning. kristinfroning@wlcsd.org.
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In-District Student Transfer Request

The Walled Lake Consolidated School district is not an open enrollment district. Resident students are expected to attend the school that is assigned to their address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one assigned to your address for the 2022-2023 school year, you must submit a Student Transfer Request Application.

The Student Transfer Request Application period for the 2022-2023 school year is January 3, 2022 – January 17, 2022. Any application received after January, 17 2022, will be noted as late.

If you have any questions, please contact the Walled Lake Schools’ Student Services Department at 248.956.2085.

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Schools of Choice Information for 2022-2023

The 2022-23 window for Schools of Choice will run from January 17, 2022, to February 6, 2022.

More SOC information including the application will be updated on the district webpage: https://wlcsd.org/parents/enrollment/schools-of-choice/ soon. Please check the website during the application window and reach out to our Enrollment Department with any questions.

iReady Diagnostic #2

All students will be taking the second iReady Diagnostic in the coming weeks. Teachers will be scheduling testing sessions sometime between Monday, January 10 - Friday, February 11.

As classes complete both the Reading and Math diagnostics, parent reports will be sent home for your information. We use information from each diagnostic along with classroom assessments, assignments and observations to determine how to best continue planning instruction to support your students growth. Please contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about iReady.

What is the i-Ready Diagnostic? The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjust its questions for each student. As a student answers correctly, the questions get more difficult. As a student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. This adaptability allows the i-Ready Diagnostic to identify the strengths and opportunities for growth of each student.

Why is my student taking it? The purpose of the i-Ready Diagnostic is not to give your student a grade, but instead to determine how best to support their learning. It will help your student’s teacher(s) determine their needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the year.

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We are proud to announce that the following students' artwork was ranked in a top spot and moved on to be judged at the district level against entries from all other WLCSD elementary schools.

  • Isla Holdwick - Photography
  • Emmerson Savoie - Literature
  • Theodore Toma - Visual Arts
  • Ava LaSota - Visual Arts
  • Thomas Toma - Visual Arts
  • Grace Massoud - Visual Arts

Two of our Reflection artist have earned top spots at the district level and are now moving on to compete at the state level!

Way to go Isla Holdwick and Emmerson Savoie and good luck!

Big congratulations to all of our participants!

2022-23 PTA BOARD

We are beginning the process of establishing our board and parent leader positions for the next school year. We would love to have some new voices involved with our PTA! Please take a look at what is available at OakleyParkPTA.com/positions and reach out to us if you have an interest or any questions.

Daily Health Checks

We continue to urge all families to check your child's health daily and make decisions that will keep our community healthy and safe. Please check for the following symptoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • New loss of smell or taste

If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until their symptoms subside. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe! Health and Safe!

Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages.

Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below as well as the video tutorial on signing up for SMS messages.

Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert
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UPDATED: Mask Reminder

Due to the OCHD mandate, the following protocols are required:

  • Masks are required in all of our schools and facilities.
  • Masks are required on our buses.
  • Masks are not required outside (ex. recess).
  • Masks are not required while eating or drinking.
  • Mask Breaks: Please note that teachers will take their classes outside for periodic mask breaks throughout the school day.

Water Bottles: Please remember to send your child to school with a reusable, plastic water bottle. Our drinking fountains are closed. Refilling stations are still open.

2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Karen Clark, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199