OES Virtual Learning

May 10, 2020

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Happy Mother's Day!

We are wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all of our mother's, grandmothers, and all of the women who fill the role of mom for our students. We hope that you had a special day.
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Welcome to our New PTO Board!

Last week we had our final PTO Meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. Here is a link to the presentation.


Congratulations to our newly elected PTO Board Members for 2020-2021!!

Co-Presidents: Jessica Marshall & Michelle Hildebrand
Vice President: Jeannette Blaustein
Treasurer: Janet Blanco
Secretary: Alyson Barnstead

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Frequently Asked Questions...

Is this front office open to visitor?

Although we will have a staff member on campus to answer phones and receive packages, the front office will not be open to visitors.


Will there be a day to turn in Chromebooks and pick up personal belongings, yearbooks and class pictures?

On June 4th and June 5th, Oasis Elementary will have a drive through process for collecting our school issued materials, (Chromebooks, library books, etc.) and distributing students' personal items, (pencil boxes, ear buds, and yearbooks and class photos for those who purchased them) We will be organizing Drive Up times by grade level and teacher. There will also be an evening time available on June 4th. Families with multiple OES students will have the choice to combine their returns and pick ups during one Drive Up time. Look for a detailed schedule in the next few weeks.


What changes are being made to school uniforms for the 2020-2021 school year?

We are changing our school colors for the next school year. In addition to our new logo, (see above) our new colors will be Navy, Gold and Sapphire Blue. We are also adding a new vendor, who will be launching an online store. Our goal is to make shirts available for sale at Open House.


Will students be required to purchase new uniforms?

No. Students will be able to wear this year's uniforms for the 2020-2021 school year.


How will we complete forms for the 2020-2021 school year?

Our bus form has been turned into an electronic form. We are also working on completing an electronic form for volunteers and possibly an enrollment form for prospective 2021 Kindergarten students.

A Note from Mrs. Gamboa...

Both of the Oasis Elementary Battle of the Books will be held virtually this year. SSYRA Jr. on May 27, and the SSYRA on May 28. An email was sent to parents of the eligible contestants. If you did not receive, please contact Mrs. Gamboa. Rhonda.Gamboa@capecharterschools.org


Since, our at school book fair was cancelled, we are offering a Scholastic Virtual/Online Book Fair. This will allow you to purchase books for your child's summer reading.


  • Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more
  • Orders ship direct to home or location of your choice, which is great for gifting
  • Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping
  • Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online
  • All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards
  • Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/oasischarterelementarysch


Fair ends on Sunday, May 17th.


Thank you for shopping which will support your child's education and the OCES Library.


*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard Shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

Accessing the Public LIbrary

Lee County Library is opening for pick up! You can put books on hold and then go to some locations and they will bring them out. The location off Mohawk is one of the locations that is opening in Cape Coral right now. See the link below for more information and directions on how to use this pick up process. Also, Mrs. Gamboa has more information in her Google Classroom.


https://www.leegov.com/library/Pages/holds-pickup.aspx



The following link is to the children's page of the Lee County Library System website, which includes information about how to get a temporary library card, Stay at Home Storytime, AR links, and additional links to learning resources and learning materials:



https://www.leegov.com/library/kids

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Specials

As a reminder, our Specials classes are for enrichment. Although these classes pack a lot of fun learning activities, if the extra workload adds to your family stress, please know that there is no set requirement to participate in these lessons.

Fourth Quarter Interims- Music and Art Grades

Interims that were posted in the FOCUS dashboard did not include Art and Music grades. We are working to correct that issue. This should be corrected by the end of the week.

Taking Care of Your Family's Emotional Well Being


This week, we are highlighting some resources from Mind Up. They have put together some resources for our students, while they are at home.

Fourth Quarter Interims

Interims are available for parents who have already set up and have an established FOCUS account to view their student information, they just have to log in to the FOCUS account and the interim should be viewable on the dashboard.


If parents have NOT already set up an established FOCUS account to view their student information, they will have to get their parent account verified. The verification process may take up to a few weeks. In order to set up a parent account, parents will need the Student ID number, (NOT the Social Security Number). If you do not know your child's Student ID, please reach out to your child's teacher. Teachers will only be sending student ID's to the email account that they have been using with the parent all year.


See the attachment below for details on the Parent FOCUS account verification process.


Have you downloaded the Focus Community App yet?


The Focus Community App provides parents, students, teachers, and administrators a streamlined way to access the information they want, when and where they want it.

The School District of Lee County's Focus Community App is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple App stores. Download it today!

Bus Transportation Application for 2020-2021 School Year

Parents must complete a separate form for each child in their family that is requesting transportation. Deadline is end of business day (5:00 pm) on June 15, 2020 for guaranteed transportation for the first day of school. If you miss the deadline, transportation cannot be guaranteed for the first two weeks of school.

https://forms.gle/M3PyM892F563TrWt9

Student Monitoring with Google Accounts/Chromebooks

Please remind your student that the use of their Google account (@oasishs.org) and school issued Chromebooks are monitored for inappropriate use. Because we continue to get alerts, even while students are home, we will be contacting parents to inform them of the inappropriate search or site that a student attempted to reach.