Be Kind, Work Hard, Be Brave
Note From Principal Graham
Next week we begin state testing for our third, fourth, and fifth graders. We are excited for them to show off all the hard work from this school year and all of their academic gains. We are asking that the chromebooks remain at school so they are fully charged and ready for testing each day. Thank you for your adaptability during testing time. Below you will find the schedule for testing for each grade level.
To all of our Oak Grove Moms, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday!
State Testing - May 10-19
TESTING STARTS NEXT WEEK FOR GRADES 3-5
Student Daily Check off list:
1. Get a Good Nights Sleep
2. Eat Breakfast
3. Arrive to School on Time (by 7:40 am)
4. Be Ready to Give Your Best
5. Keep Your Chromebooks and Chargers at School
Tuesday - 5/10/22 - ELA - Grade 3
Wednesday - 5/11/22 - ELA - Grade 3
Thursday - 5/12/22 - Math - Grade 3
Monday - 5/16/22 - ELA - Grades 4/5
Tuesday - 5/17/22 - ELA - Grades 4/5
Wednesday - 5/18/22 - Math - Grades 4/5
Thursday - 5/19/22 - Science - Grade 4
Important Upcoming Dates
Please pay close attention to this listing as it will be updated in the coming weeks with additional end-of-the-year dates and information.
May 8 - Happy Mothers Day
May 10 - State Testing - Grade 3 ELA
May 11 - State Testing - Grade 3 ELA
May 12 - State Testing - Grade 3 Math
May 13 - Last Day to Check Out Library Books
May 16 - State Testing - Grades 4/5 ELA
May 17 - State Testing - Grades 4/5 ELA
May 18 - State Testing - Grades 4/5 Math
May 18 - All Student Library Books Due
May 19 - State Testing - Grade 4 Science
May 19 - PTA Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (Saluda Pointe)
May 20 - LOOLA Packet Pickup - 10 - 1 pm
May 27 - K Promotion Celebration - 9:00 am
May 30 - No School For Students or Staff
May 31 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:00 pm. Students Arrive at 5:30 pm.
June 1 - Half Day 11:20 Dismissal
June 1 - Grad Walk 8:00 am
June 2 - Last Day of School - Half Day - 11:20 Dismissal
June 2 - LOOLA Students Return All Materials
National Principal Appreciation Day
Mr. Casey Kissed a Goat
Students Throw The First Pitch
PreK Silly Face Cookies
Achieving Goals and Ringing The Bell
Need Bus Registration Assistance?
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR NEXT YEAR IS MAY 16
The district hopes to make signing up for bus transportation and riding the bus easier and more efficient for all families next school year. To do so, they are starting the bus registration process much sooner than usual.
if you would like your student(s) to ride the bus next school year (2022–23), you must complete the transportation registration form found in PowerSchool Parent Portal. The deadline to sign up for bus transportation is Monday, May 16.
Parents/guardians must log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to register. Below are directions. If you have already created a Parent Portal account, skip to Step 2.
You must complete a form for each child if you have more than one student.
Our transportation department uses this registration information to create the bus routes for next school year.
Another step toward improving transportation next school year includes slightly adjusting the start and end times for middle and high schools to allow buses more time to transition between routes.
2022–23 School Year Start/End Times (Lexington, River Bluff and White Knoll Schools)
7:40 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
8:05 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
8:40 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
If your transportation needs change, or if you move, between now and the start of school in August, please contact your area transportation supervisor to make the change.
It is more important than ever for parents and guardians to create a Parent Portal account in PowerSchool. We will now use PowerSchool to collect vital information to better serve our students and families.
For example, each year we ask families who want their students to ride the bus to complete a form. For next school year, you’ll only be able to access that transportation request form through your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Other mandatory forms from your school, the school district and even the South Carolina Department of Education will be located on Parent Portal, too. You can also view your student’s attendance and grades in Parent Portal.
That’s why we ask you to go ahead and create your account today. This easy-to-use guide will walk you through the process.
If you do not already have a Parent Portal account, you will soon receive another secure email with your students’ Access ID and Access Password. You’ll need that ID and password to complete the steps listed below.
If you already have a Parent Portal account, no further action is needed.
Please Report Positive Cases
It is important that if your child is sick, that they remain home!
Should you have a student that has been exposed to COVID-19, been tested, or tested positive, that all information be reported by clicking https://forms.gle/xqRi8moxjLmYngVq8.
OGE Car Magnet $5.00
If you want to pay with a credit/debit card, the cost will be $6.00 and you can purchase at the following link: https://oge-pta.square.site/
4K Enrollment Now Open
Parents or guardians of children who are zoned for a Lexington School District One elementary school and are four years old on or before September 1, 2022 may apply to a general education 4-K program.
To apply for state-funded 4K for the 2022-2023 school year:
5K Enrollment Now Open
Enrollment for 5-year-old kindergarten for the 2022–2023 school year is underway. Families may enroll students online this year for convenience and the safety of our students, their families, and our staff.
- If your child turns 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2022, 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 the “School Locator” and fill out your information.
LOOLA Material Pick Up Dates
For Current LOOLA students, if OGE is still your home school, on designated LOOLA Fridays, you will be able to come to Oak Grove Elementary to pick up materials and access the library. Your child's LOOLA teacher will notify you if they are sending materials home that need to be picked up. Please pick up your materials between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on LOOLA Fridays in the main office. Please have your driver's license or photo ID. If you have questions or concerns, please email Mr. Casey at email@example.com or call 803-821-0105.
LOOLA Friday Dates for Oak Grove Elementary
June 2 - Student’s last day - Return all materials
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
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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.
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