Oak Ridge Connection

Oak Ridge Elementary School

March 10, 2023

Our Mission:

The Oak Ridge community commits to every student's academic achievement, personal development, and social responsibility.

-Oak Ridge Elementary

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank goodness for a Snow Day! As you know, we have had a number of students out sick towards the end of the week. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. We definitely want to have them here but we want to make sure everyone is safe and healthy. In addition, we are right in the middle of March is Reading Month. We have some assemblies coming up in the next couple weeks and we have enjoyed having all of the guest readers in the building. Keep collecting all of those reading minutes at home!


Dr. Jason Parrott

PTA Meeting

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Book Fair

March is reading month, and our spring Scholastic Book Fair is upon us! This year our fair will be running 3/20-3/24. You may order using Cash or E-wallet only, no checks

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in sales. If you are able to do so, please sign up here:

Book Fair Volunteers

If you would like more information about the book fair, please click the following link for more information.

It's Book Fair Time!

Schools of Choice Application Window Closes March 31, 2023

Royal Oak Schools is accepting a limited number of Schools of Choice students grades Kindergarten through 8th grade for Oakland County residents for the 2023-24 school year. Students must reside within the boundaries of the Oakland Intermediate School District in order to apply. The application window for grades K-8 Limited Schools of Choice is March 1-31, 2023.

Assignment to schools and classrooms is on a space-available basis as approved by the Royal Oak Schools Board of Education. All new students must apply during this period to be considered, including siblings who intend to enroll for next year from current Schools of Choice families.

If you have moved out of Royal Oak during this school year, you will need to apply for Schools of Choice.

Please note that in order to be considered for placement, an application must be submitted for EACH student.

Click here to apply online for Schools of Choice grades K-8

Kindergarten Enrollment

Royal Oak Schools is pleased to welcome children and their families to kindergarten. Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins on Thursday, January 26, 2023. District-wide enrollment for all kindergarten programs, including Developmental Kindergarten, is processed through our Central Enrollment Office. Elementary transfer requests will be between January 26 - February 28, 2023. And please make sure to mark your calendar for Kindergarten Information Night on January 25, 2023, which will be in person at each building.

Things to know:

  • Royal Oak Schools processes new student enrollments online at www.royaloakschools.org.
  • Michigan State Law stipulates that a child be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. If a child is not five (5) years of age by the September 1 enrollment eligibility date, but will be five (5) years of age no later than December 1, an option for parents or guardians to enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year is available.
  • An Age Waiver form is available on our district website.
  • Please feel free to call the Enrollment Office for further information.

March PAC Meeting

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Professional Learning Morning

Our professional learning morning for staff will take place again this Wednesday, March 15. This means that it is a late start for students. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. with classes starting at 9:25 a.m.

Family Circles is Back

I am pleased to announce Family Circles is back. Family circles is a schoolwide SEL event that occurs on most non Late Start days. It is an opportunity for us to make new connections with each other and as a school. Please read more about Family Circles by clicking here!

Royal Oak Schools Performing Arts Newsletter

Please click here for Royal Oak Schools Performing Arts newsletter.

PTA News

Please remember to join the PTA - we are working hard to keep our community strong! The PTA welcomes every student & their family from Oak Ridge. We want to make sure we are inclusive of all families and everyone has the opportunity to be a member. If there are financial limitations preventing you from joining the PTA please contact us so we can remove that barrier. It takes all of us working together to make our children reach their true potential.

Join online at: https://oakridge.memberhub.store/

Individual memberships are $7/year.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications:

It is possible to apply for participation in the Free and Reduced Price Meals program at any time during the school year. Often, family situations change during the course of a school year, and new needs develop. As circumstances change (number of family members, change in income, etc.) families are able to re-apply or apply for the first time at any time during a school year. For information about the criteria to qualify for free or reduced price meals as well as how to apply, visit the Food Services Department webpage. You can access the page from our district homepage, www.royaloakschools.org, Personnel in the Food Service Department or your child’s school can assist you with the application process as needed.

Young Oaks Info

If you have students currently enrolled in the program you will be contacted directly by the Young Oaks Coordinator.

Any families interested in the program can use the link below for information about the program.

Young Oaks Latchkey

Oak Ridge LIve Is Back!

Oak Ridge Live is an award winning news broadcast presented by our fifth grade students. Each week they bring us news and events from Oak Ridge and the surrounding community. I am pleased to announce we are continuing our broadcast. A special thank you to our Media Tech, Mr. L and Mr. Todd and our student broadcasters for the professionalism and effort they have put into continuing this broadcast. I could not be more proud of them. I hope you enjoy this week's edition of Oak Ridge Live:












Archived Oak Ridge Live Episodes

Special Education News

Please click the link below for special education news and information. Check it often as it is being updated regularly.

Special Education Program Updates


March Lunch Menu

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Oak Ridge Elementary School

MIssion: We commit to every students academic achievement, personal development and social responsibility.
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