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August 14, 2022

A Great First Week!

We had such a great first 3 days! Students are getting used to their daily schedule and our families are getting the AM and PM car lines smoothed out. On Friday, we were finished both car lines by 4:00 PM. Please make sure to stay in your vehicle, put your car in PARK while students are loading, and only use this year's car tag. If a family member drives up with a yellow or older tag, they will be asked to go into the office and show their ID and only family members who are Emergency Contacts will be permitted to pick up students.


Thanks so much to everyone for everyone's patience and courtesy, as our new families navigated through the lines.

Recess Equipment

For safety reasons, only foam or Nerf type balls are permitted. This includes footballs, soccer balls, etc. Students who bring in non-foam balls will not be able to use them at school.


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.

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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

Personal Devices

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

All students arriving in a vehicle must use the back car line in the morning. The front of the building is only for bus riders and students who have walked or rode a bike to school in the morning. If your child is normally a walker and you are driving them to school, you must use the back car line. When cars utilize the front area, this can cause safety concerns. Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe.

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.

Transportation

When leaving campus after arrival and dismissal, please only turn right on Oasis Blvd. This helps keep the traffic flow moving.

Arrival and Dismissal

Please make sure you do not block driveways when you are waiting to enter the campus in the mornings and afternoons. We have had our neighbors reach out and say they are unable to exit their driveway, as cars are not moving because they are waiting for the car line to start.


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.

Our neighbors on Oasis Blvd. have asked that if you are in line on Oasis Blvd., that you do not block driveways. It is very difficult for those who are trying to enter or exit their homes, when cars are sitting, waiting for the car line traffic to move.


Thank you for helping us to be good neighbors.

Walkers

If your primary residence in FOCUS is listed as 1.5 miles or less, and you would like your child to be dismissed with walkers, please complete this Walker Request. Students who do not live within 1.5 miles from school will not be able to dismiss as walkers.


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.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal on our web site has lots of good resources. You can access our Dress Code, order shirts, familiarize yourself with our Health Policies, and find out more about our Early Dismissal procedures.


EARLY DISMISSAL

If you have to pick up your child early, email OES.dismissalchanges@oasishs.org and CC the teacher.


Be sure to include the following information:

  • Student Name
  • Grade
  • Teacher
  • What time you are picking them up
  • Are they returning afterwards?
  • Reason

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.


ATTENDANCE

Email all attendance notices to: OES.Attendance@oasishs.org


Be sure to include the following information:

  • Student First and Last Name:

  • Grade:

  • Teacher:

  • Date of absence(s):

  • Parent Name:

  • Parent Cell Phone Number:

  • Reason for absence:

  • And attach any documentation you might have for the absence:

Communication

Systemwide and Schoolwide Communication

Once again this year, we will use Parent Square as our main form of communication. We use Parent Square for weekly information, upcoming events, changes in dismissal, weather issues, COVID notices, and other pertinent information. It is vital to to be reachable through this system. It is available through email or an app.


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.

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.