Finley-Oates Elementary School

Communication Update

The mission of Finley-Oates Elementary School is to provide instruction and support to build a strong educational foundation, while promoting opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.

May 24, 2021 - May 28, 2021

Mary Lou Fox, Principal

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COVID-19 Symptoms

Students may not come to school if they, or anyone in the same home, have experienced any of these:

• Feeling feverish or a temp greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting

To view the Health Screening Guidelines for BISD Students, click the link below.

Face Masks

Face masks are optional for all staff and students.
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Handicapped Parking


Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Arrival time is 7:15 am to 7:40 am.
  • Parents may not walk up for morning drop off.
  • Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
  • Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side. The line on the north end of the building has not been as long as the line on the west end of the building.
  • Doors will close at 7:40 am, and students arriving after that will be counted as tardy.

Due to safety concerns starting Monday October 19th you will NOT be able to park in the front parking lot and have your student walk to the gym door. ALL students must stay in the car and wait to be let out in the drop-off line.

Debido a preocupaciones de seguridad comenzando el lunes, 19 de octubre usted NO podrá estacionarse en el estacionamiento enfrente de la escuela y dejar que su niño camine a la puerta del gimnasio. TODOS los estudiantes deben quedarse en el coche y esperar a ser soltados en la línea de bajada.


Parents are no longer allowed to park and walk to the building to pick up students.
  • Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:45 pm
  • First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:05 pm
  • Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 2:45 pm
  • Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:15 pm
  • Parents: Please display your child's placard from your front mirror, so that we know whom you are picking up.
  • If possible, please have the student's seat on the passenger side.

Anyone picking up a student before 2:30 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID

(ex: driver's license).

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Attendance Policy for On-Campus and Remote Instruction

  • Doors open at 7:15 am.
  • Students enter classroom at 7:20 am.
  • The outside doors close at 7:40 am. If your child arrives after this time, he/she will be tardy and you will need to come into the office and sign him/her in.
  • Please note: if your student is absent 3 consecutive days you must provide a doctor’s note. If you send a parent note, it must be received in the front office within 5 days of the first day the student returns to school.

If you have any questions about attendance please contact your child’s teacher or call our office at 903.640.4090

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  • Las puertas abren a las 7:15
  • Estudiantes entran al salón a las 7:20
  • A partir del lunes 14 de septiembre, las puertas exteriores se cerrarán a las 7:40. Si su hijo llega después de esta hora, su hijo llegará tarde y tendrá que ir a la oficina y firmar.
  • Otro recordatorio de que, si su estudiante está ausente 3 días consecutivos, debe proporcionar una nota del médico. Si envía una nota como padre, debe estar en la oficina principal dentro de los 5 días posteriores al primer día, el estudiante regresó.

Cualquier pregunta sobre asistencia favor de contactar la maestra de su niño/a o llame Nuestra oficina al 903-640-4090.

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Please send a water bottle!

Please send a water bottle to school with your child. Students will be allowed to refill their bottles as needed throughout the day. Make sure his/her name is on it!

Breakfast and Lunch

We are no longer allowed to have visitors during lunch.

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.

Lunch Rotation

Student groups will be alternating between the cafeteria and their classrooms.


Cafeteria - Kindergarten and Third Grade

Classrooms - First and Second Grades


Cafeteria - First and Second Grades

Classrooms - Kindergarten and Third Grade


Alternate between groups

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Last Day Early Dismissal Schedule

11:05 - Kindergarten & Second Grade Car Riders

11:25 - First & Third Grade Car Riders

11:50 - Bus Students

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KOOL Lunches

Monday through Thursday

June 1, 2021-August 5, 2021
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Summer Jump Start Hours

(formerly Summer School)

Pre-K and Kindergarten Bilingual Classes

July 12th-30th

7:45 am to 3:45 pm

Kindergarten-Second Grade Classes

July 14th-29th

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Note: Students attending must have returned a signed invitation to his/her teacher.

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The Bonham Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Bonham Independent School District should be directed to: Superintendent, Bonham ISD, P.O. Box 490, Bonham, Texas 75418. Telephone number is 903-583-5526, extension 1100.