The Grove

Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave

Note From Principal Graham

As we get ready to close this school year, I want to thank everyone for your support to make this year a success. It was a different year with lots of new changes and adjustments along the way. We continued to move forward. I am so proud of our students and staff for how resilient they have been this school year. Thank you to our OGE families for an amazing year!
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Yearbook Distribution - June 4

For those that purchased a yearbook, they were given out today Friday, June 4. They were taken to the classrooms and given to those students directly. Any LOOLA students that purchased, can come by the front office to pick theirs up no later than June 9.
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Upcoming Important Dates

Kindergarten Enrollment Now Open - Apply Online

June 4 - Yearbook Distribution

June 7 - Only 30 Yearbooks For Sale (First Come First Serve) 7-4 pm in Front Office

June 7 - 5K Drive-Thru Promotion Celebration 6-7 pm

June 8 - PTA Meeting 3pm - Board Member Elections (Link in Flyer Below)

June 8 - 5th Grade Drive-Thru Promotion Celebration 6-7 pm

June 8 - Last Day for 3K/4K Students

June 9 - Last Day of School for Students - 11:40 Dismissal. Lunch Will Be Served.

Kindergarten Drive-Thru Celebration - June 7

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Para celebrar el año de jardín de infantes de su hijo, únase a nosotros para un jardín de infantes. Celebración Drive-Thru Cuándo: lunes 7 de junio de 2021 de 6 a 7 p. M. Dónde: OGES Car Loop Venga al drive-thru entre las 6:00 y las 7:00 para celebrar el arduo trabajo de su hijo durante el jardín de infantes. Los maestros entregarán a los estudiantes un certificado y obsequios especiales. Estamos ansiosos por ver y celebrar con los niños y los padres.

5th Grade Drive-Thru Promotion Celebration - June 8

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Reserva: La clase de 2021 de la Escuela Primaria Oak Grove, venga y celebre el logro de su hijo participando en nuestra celebración de promoción de 5to grado de drive-thru el martes 8 de junio de 6 a 7 pm.

We Need Your Help

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Medication Pick-Up

If your child has medication in the health room, it will need to be picked up by 12pm on June 9th. We do not store medicines at school over the summer or send medicines home with students. Any medications not picked up by June 9th, will be destroyed. If you need special arrangements, please call the health room at 803-821-0120.

Lost and Found Clean Out

As the weather gets warmer, the collection of clothing has grown in the lost and found. Reaching the final weeks of school, we are needing all lost items to find their proper owners. If your student has lost any clothing while at school, please have them check the cafeteria stage steps where clothing has been set out making it easier for students to take a look. Anything left on June 9, will be donated.

No Blue Marble June 9th

Parents of Blue Marble Afterschool students, please make note that there will be no Blue Marble on June 9th. Please make sure your child's teacher knows how they will be getting home on those days. If they will be a car rider and you are needing a car tag, please stop by the office between 7-4 with your driver's license to get a tag.

Now Enrolling Kindergarten Students

Lexington County School District One enrollment for 5-year-old kindergarten for the 2021–2022 school year is now open. Families may enroll their students online this year for convenience and the safety of our students, their families, and our staff.

You can enroll your child in kindergarten here.

If your child turns 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021, your child is eligible for 5-year-old kindergarten.

If your child currently attends a 4-year-old kindergarten program in Lexington District One, you do not need to complete this online enrollment process.

If you do not know which school your child is zoned for, go to our website at, hover over the “Schools” tab, choose the “School Locator” link and fill out your information.

To enroll your child, the following documents are required.

  • Child’s official birth certificate with parents’ name on it (not wallet or short certificate)

  • Completed South Carolina Certificate of Immunization

  • Proof of residency including a current utility bill/statement (for example, electric or water) showing your name and home address within the district

  • Your South Carolina driver’s license or other state or federal photograph identification

If you are unable to produce any of the documents listed above or complete enrollment online, please contact Megan Whittle at (803) 821-0104 or the Office of Student Services at 803-821-1029 to discuss alternative documentation that may be acceptable.

Ms. Hillman's End of Year Celebration

Students in Ms. Hillman's class participated in fine motor, gross motor, and sensory-based activities as part of an end-of-year celebration. The activities were created by an OT and PT to target skills such as balance, strengthening, scooping, and targeting. Some of the activities included were an obstacle course, water play, a bean bag toss, and identifying letters in their name. Students were guided through the activities by therapists, teachers, instructional assistants, and administration. We are very proud of each student and the effort they gave and their many accomplishments this year!
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School Counselor Survey

Hello Oak Grove Families!

Your school counselors need your help! Each year we send out a survey to our families to improve upon our program and services. We can't do this without your help! If you could, click on the link below to complete the school counseling end-of-year survey.

Have a great day!

Your OGES Counselors - Brittany Degnan & Nancy Daughtrey

Face to Face Students - Free Take Home Meals June 9

Lexington County School District One Office of Food Service and Nutrition is offering 3 breakfast meals and 3 lunch meals to be taken home on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 9th.

The no-cost meals will cover Thursday, June 10th, Friday, June 11th, and Monday, June 14th leading up to the first Summer Food Meal Service on Thursday, June 17th.

In order for your child to receive the take-home meals, please complete this form by no later than Monday, June 7th at 6 p.m.

Summer Food Service Program Locations

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Clemson Reading Program

It is important that students continue reading throughout the summer and Clemson University is offering a great reading program for students up to 6th grade. The program encourages kids to read books by rewarding them with points that they can redeem for prizes! Scan the QR code below to get started or the provided link to download the iPhone App or Android App.
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No Outside Food

In order to keep our staff and students safe, food items are not allowed to be brought to school. Students can not bring breakfast from restaurants and we are not allowing parents/guardians to deliver lunch or other items during the day. If a student forgets their lunch, the parent may drop off the lunch box in the front office or the student can receive a school lunch for free. We can not accept outside food. This includes cupcakes, food from restaurants/drive-thrus, and other items for birthdays or celebrations. Thank you for helping keep students safe.

Please Keep the School Nurse Updated ....... (803) 821-0120 /

it is important that we continue to monitor and contact trace for COVID.

Here is what we need to know:

1) If your student tests positive for COVID

2) If your student is identified as a close or household contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID

Please contact Wendy Rea, the school nurse, at 803-821-0120 or by email at to discuss the next steps.

Thank you for helping keep our school safe and healthy.

Helpful OGE Website Links

Hello OGES Families! While this is not new information, I just wanted to remind everyone of a few helpful sites that will help you stay informed with important information or give you information that may help you with your student.

School Website:

OGE Hub:

School Counselor"s Site:

Facebook: Oak Grove Patriots

Twitter: OGElementary

As always, please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance! I can always be reached at and at 803-821-0150.

Attendance Guidelines for Parents

Please review the attendance guidelines by selecting this link.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Just a reminder that we continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to our students. This will continue for the remainder of the school year. Students who bring a lunch box from home and can also choose to get a free pick 3 option (milk/juice, veggie, and fruit). We look forward to having your child join us for breakfast and/or lunch!

LOOLA Meal Pick-up Sites

  • Meal pick-up sites for Online Learning Academy students

    Current pick-up times are 11 am–1 pm every Friday and this service will go through June 11. Current locations are:

    • Carolina Springs Middle

    • Gilbert Middle

    • Meadow Glen Middle

    • Pelion Middle

    • White Knoll Middle

    Please see the Food Service flyer above for summer meal pick up available for all Lexington One students starting Thursday, June 17. Pick-up locations will differ from those listed above.

Safety Procedures

New procedures are in place to maintain the safety of our students, staff, and parents.

  • Parents may walk their child/children to the entrance of the school but we ask that you do not enter the building past the front office.

  • All students are required to wear a mask.

  • Children will have time throughout the day to clean their hands and also provide mask breaks as we know wearing a mask during the school day will be a new learning experience.

  • In order to keep our staff and students safe, we are not allowing parents/guardians to deliver lunch or other items during the day.

  • We will be practicing social distancing in the classroom.

  • The students will be in one classroom during the day observing the family model. Social distancing will take place as movement occurs in the hallway.

  • Since we are in the family-style model, we will be eating lunch in our classrooms. We will be unable to accommodate having guests come to school to each lunch with their child or visit the classroom.

  • All rooms are equipped with hand sanitizer installed on the walls and individual pumps. We ask that everyone use our school provided hand sanitizer.

Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement

Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin or any other applicable status protected by local, state or federal law.

The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out whom to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at