OCES Principal's Corner

August 14, 2020

OCES Motto

O pportunities to excel

C are and concern for others

E ducation for the whole child

S uccess in life-long learning

Events for the Week:

  • Monday -
  • Tuesday - Reading MAP Testing for Distance Learners 9:00 3rd, 4th/5th 8:30
  • Wednesday - Math MAP Testing for Distance Learners 9:00 3rd, 4th/5th 8:30
  • Thursday- School Picture Day, ELA MAP Testing for Distance Learners 9:00 3rd, 4th/5th 8:30, Virtual Curriculum Night for In Person Students
  • Friday -

Returning Student Online Registration

Parents, please remember to complete returning student online registration by Mon., Aug. 31. This is needed for a variety of purposes including signing the annual Technology Use Agreement, which is a requirement for the use of district Chromebooks. This online process replaces the previous paper enrollment form used in previous years. Once going through this online registration process, you will be able to:

  • Update your child(ren)’s contact information

  • Update transportation information

  • Review and agree to the terms in the student handbook including the Code of Conduct

  • Sign the Technology Use Agreement

  • Provide consent for photo/video release in yearbook and other publications

  • Agree to participation in clubs/organizations


Thank you to those of you who have completed this already! We look forward to receiving the rest of our registration materials within the next two weeks. Thanks!

OCES Virtual Curriculum Night August 20

5:00-5:30 Title I Parents

5:30-6:00 Session 1

6:00-6:30 Session 2 (Repeat of Session 1)


OCES Curriculum Night will take place virtually. Classroom teachers will be live from their rooms sharing their screen presentations with parents and answering questions. We will have two sessions. Session 1 is from 5:30 - 6:00 and Session 2 is from 6:00-6:30. Both sessions are the same. Teachers will be recording one session and emailing it out to all parents on Friday, August 21. I will also send out the video link that introduces the school and all the support programs including Art, PE, Music, and Counseling. There will be a Title l Parent meeting from 5:00-5:30.

Car Rider Line

Thank you to all our car rider parents. We are getting quicker and more efficient daily.

Just a few reminders:


  • Display your green sign.
  • Go to the cone that your child is standing beside
  • Stay in a single file line. This will allow students to go to the correct color cone to meet you and stay safe at the same time.

Transportation Changes

All electronic transportation changes MUST be submitted prior to 1:45 p.m. on the day change is needed. Any changes after 1:45 p.m. will not be accepted. Click the link below to make a transportation change.

Checking Your Child Out Early

If you are coming to check your child out of school early, please arrive before 2:00 pm. After 2:00, we are in the middle of getting ready for dismissal.

Thanks for your help!!

Tips from Nurse Laurie

1. Please keep sick kids home.


2. Encourage your kids to



3. Bring a water bottle to school daily.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click on the link below to apply for free/reduced breakfast and lunch.


https://www.lunchapplication.com/

E-PBT for Students Who Receive Lunch Benefits

Your child may be eligible for E-PBT SNAP benefits as a one-time $256.50 benefit per child. Please visit https://dfcs.georgia.gov/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer for more information and an application apply. You will need your child's GTID number to apply. This number can be accessed from our parent portal, PowerSchool. To find your child's GTID number, please go to PowerSchool here: https://ps.oconee.k12.ga.us/public. Then, click Georgia LDS in the menu on the left. Your child's GTID will then appear next to their name. The deadline to apply is Sept. 25.

ONLINE School Nutrition Account Monitoring/Payment

Benefits to using this program:

  • See what your child is eating.
  • View up to 90 days of purchased cafeteria meals.
  • Set up a recurring payment for monthly or weekly deposits, or when the balance is below a set amount.
  • Check a student's cafeteria balance
  • Make lunch payments securely using a credit/debit card or your bank account (e-check)
  • Set up mobile and email notifications when your student's meal account balance falls below an amount you choose.

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REMEMBER OCES CHIEFS ARE: