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August 14, 2022
A Great First Week!
Thanks so much to everyone for everyone's patience and courtesy, as our new families navigated through the lines.
Our Grades 2-5 recess equipment has been demolished. We will be purchasing a new one, but the delivery and set up will take several months.
Reminder from the Clinic Regarding "Consent for Health Services"
Thank you to our families who have completed the health forms in FOCUS. If you have not already completed the health forms, please see below for an important reminder.
For the 2022-2023 school year there have been some updates to our health forms we want you to be aware of.
Many of the required health related forms that families must review and sign before the start of school are available digitally via the Focus Parent Portal. A significant change this year is that parents/guardians MUST fill out a “Consent for Health Services” form for their child to receive ANY care in the school clinics. This is a new legislation signed into law for the state of Florida. It is imperative that you register for an account if you do not already have one to access these forms and view other important academic information about your student(s).
Please note that without this signed form of consent, our staff Will Not be able to provide basic health services, including first-aid, for your child. Thank you for your assistance.
If you still need further assistance, please contact your child’s school or you may email the school system nurse at Melanie.Klages@capecharterschools.org
If your child will be taking medication during the day, please drop it off in the clinic with the required completed forms.
Mark Your Calendar: Important Oasis Elementary South Dates
8/23 Fall Pictures (in uniform)
8/25 OES Spirit Night at Il Primo
8/31 Early Dismissal for Students 12:30
9/5 Labor Day No School
9/7 PTO MEETING OES CAFE AT 6:30 PM
Students are not permitted to use personal electronic devices (including cell phones, smart watches and tablets, etc.) at school. Students may store their device, turned off or on silent mode, in their bookbag. At the teacher’s discretion, students may wear a smart watch, if they do not use it as an electronic device/mode of communication. Wearing of a smart watch cannot be a distraction to the student or classmates. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen devices.
AM ARRIVAL REMINDERS
Dress Code Reminders
Please remember that students must follow our dress code. To view the entire dress code please click here.
Below are some reminders:
Fridays are spirit days, not a no uniform day. Jeans or jean shorts are permitted with a school polo or school t-shirt. No sweatpants, gym shorts, or leggings (as pants) are permitted. Jeans with holes are not permitted.
Jackets and/or sweatshirts in sapphire, navy blue, or black only with no writing on it.
The length of all shorts, skorts, skirts and jumpers MUST be longer or at the point where the end of the fingertips reaches on the leg while the child’s arms are extended straight at their side.
When leaving campus after arrival and dismissal, please only turn right on Oasis Blvd. This helps keep the traffic flow moving.
Arrival and Dismissal
Also, while you are navigating through our car lines on campus, please be sure you are being courteous and following the flow of traffic, and take extra care when merging or changing lanes.
Our campus can be congested at times, so we thank you for your help keeping everyone safe.
PM Dismissal: Vehicles should not line up on campus prior to 3:00 pm, to allow OMS to dismiss safely.
Car Line Procedures
Students will NOT be released to cars without a current school issued car tag. Parents without a car tag will be directed to park and report to the office and present a driver's license to have their child released to them and we will only release students if they are on the Emergency Contact list.
AM DROP OFF: All car drop off is in the back. No cars may drop off in the front, near the office, as that is where our buses unload.
AM DROP OFF PROCEDURE: Vehicles should not line up until 7:50 am. Vehicles will enter at the OHS entrance. There are two lanes of traffic. (The third lane on the right is for staff, who need to drive to their parking lot). Also, as vehicles approach the drop off location, please have your child ready to depart, (shoes on, bookbag packed up, ready to unbuckle and depart). Parents should stay in their vehicle and have their car in PARK. If you are in the second lane and a staff member has not come to assist, please hold your arm out the driver's side window to alert staff that a child is still in the vehicle. For safety reasons, it is essential that students wait in their vehicles for staff to open their car door. All vehicles will remain stopped until all students have exited to the sidewalk. A staff member will signal when it is time for the lines of traffic to proceed.
PM PICK UP: K-1 and their siblings will be picked up in the front. Students in grades 2-5 will be dismissed in the back, (same as the AM Drop Off location).
PM PICK UP PROCEDURE: Cars should not line up for dismissal until after 3:00 pm. Vehicles will be directed in by our Security person at the OHS entrance to the campus and wait in line until dismissal starts at 3:30. A staff member will read the car tags as cars approach and have the cars move forward toward the pick up location. Parents should wait in their vehicle. Staff will be directing children. While students are loading, all cars should be in PARK.
Waiting in the Carline on Oasis Blvd.
Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.
In the event that your child is being picked up in a vehicle, rather thank biking or walking, use the car line. Cars should not be parked in nearby streets to pick up students.
If you have to pick up your child early, email OES.email@example.com and CC the teacher.
Be sure to include the following information:
- Student Name
- What time you are picking them up
- Are they returning afterwards?
Reminder: We do not dismiss after 2:45 pm daily.
Parents of students who arrive late or are leaving early must sign their child in/out with the office. Our office staff will greet you at the door.
Email all attendance notices to: OES.Attendance@oasishs.org
Be sure to include the following information:
Student First and Last Name:
Date of absence(s):
Parent Cell Phone Number:
Reason for absence:
And attach any documentation you might have for the absence:
Systemwide and Schoolwide Communication
Families who attended OES last year, will already be registered. Students who are new to OES and are not already registered in Parent Square, will receive an email invitation asking to activate the account. This email will be sent to the email you used to register, (and the email that is in FOCUS). You may need to check your junk or spam email, as it sometimes goes there.
See below for a sample of what the email will look like.