Updates from Mrs. Froning

April 24, 2022

The purpose of the Oakley Park learning community is to ensure social- emotional development for all students so they can reach their full academic and personal potential.

REMDINDER: This Wednesday, April 27th

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Oakley Park School Times

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Staggered Dismssal times:

3:45 pm begin calling Owl Pick Up numbers & Student sign out

3:56 pm Walkers & Prime time and first of three bus numbers

3:58 pm continue calling bus numbers and student names

4:07 Buses depart from Oakley Park

*Owl Pick Up numbers and student names will continue to be called throughout the dismissal period.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Oakley Park "Bell Times" for the 2022-2023 School Year

Oakley Park will continue with the same "bell times" for the 2022- 2023 school year.

Drop off: 8:50 AM

First Bell: 8:55 AM

Tardy Bell: 9:00 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Annual Charity Volleyball UPDATE

It is with great pride that I share the combined efforts of the families of Oakley Park and Wixom Elementary raised $4546.83 for the Foundation for Excellence!

Thank you to our school community for your support for this special event!

Girls on the Run

Reminder: there will be no Girls on the Run on our upcoming 1/2 day, Wednesday, April 27.

MStep continues...

We experienced a slight interruption in our testing last Wednesday due to internet connectivity issues. Our teachers made a few adjustments to their daily schedules and were able to stay on track with our testing schedule but this did result in testing on Friday.

Thank you for continuing to avoid scheduling appointments or vacations during our testing windows. Absent students will be required to take make-up tests on alternate dates, missing classroom instruction. We appreciate your support.

Optional COVID testing now available at the ESC

The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.

The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.

· If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.

· If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.

There will be signage placed both inside and outside of the building. To set up an appointment for testing, please complete this requisition form.

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Placement for the 2022-2023 School Year

Placement of children for the next school year is a team process. The classroom teachers, special area teachers, and I meet to consider the best placement for every child. Many aspects of a child’s development – academic, emotional, and social are very carefully considered. Because we view the process as so important, our staff will invest many hours to ensure the very best placement decisions. The staff working with your child has learned a great deal about his or her learning style, strengths, challenges, and opportunities for growth. In addition to individual needs, we also consider the balance of each classroom, so that optimal learning environments are created for all children.

While it is never appropriate to request a specific teacher, if there is important information you wish to convey regarding your child’s learning needs, I welcome you to submit the Google form linked below by Monday, May 2nd.

I understand that this is a sensitive issue. In fairness to all children and staff members, please trust in us to handle placement with the care and sensitivity that is necessary for these important decisions.

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Please plan to join us this week in the OPE media center for a chance to chat with current board members and find out what really goes into a leadership position.

If a committee role looks interesting to you, but you are worried about the time commitment, this is the perfect chance for you to get the ‘real deal’.

There are 2 more opportunities to drop in:

  • Tuesday, April 26 from 4:15-5:00
  • Thursday, April 28 from 6:30-7:00.

Staff appreciation week starts May 2! Watch for an email later this week with more details on how you can help us celebrate our wonderful Owl staff members!

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Construction Update

Construction continues to move along! This week will be the final stages of the excavating and work then begin on the construction of the new gymnasium! Our staff has begun the packing process as our building must be completely packed and ready for movers by 4:00, Friday, June 10. Teaching and learning will continue as usual with teacher packing materials and items that are needed for the remainder of the school year.

Scope of work:

  • New lighting throughout the building
  • Media Center renovation
  • Gymnasium addition
  • Restroom upgrades/improvements
  • New carpet throughout
  • New Roof
  • Entrance Canopy Modifications
  • Security Upgrades
  • Network Upgrades
  • Cafeteria Renovations (current gymnasium will be the new cafeteria)
  • Music Room Renovations (the current cafeteria will be the new music room)
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2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

Other Helpful Links:

Download/Save/Print the 2022-23 WLCSD school year calendar at the following link: https://wlcsd.org/downloads/district_calendars/wlcsd_2022-23_calendar.pdf

Contact Information

Kristin Froning, Principal

Karen Clark, Principals Secretary

Kim Waling, Building Secretary

Main Office: 248-956-4100

Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

Prime Time Care: 248-956-4199