Updates from Mrs. Froning

January 8, 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.

24 Hr Attendance Line: 248-956-4190

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

*Students who have access to Walled Lake Transportation will not be marked tardy at this time.

Staggered Dimssal 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.

Winter Weather Recess Reminders

We closely monitor the temperatures throughout the day and if the combined temperature/wind chill "feels like" is 0 (or below) we will hold indoor recess. PLEASE send your child prepared for outside play EVERY DAY!

Please Note:

● If your family needs financial assistance to purchase winter weather items, please contact Mrs. Froning or your child's teacher. We are happy to help!

● Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

WLCSD Transportation Update - Jan. 10 - 14

Over Winter Break, our partners at Dean Transportation were hard at work recruiting, hiring, and training new drivers for our District. Despite this progress, we’ve been informed that our recent bus route cancellations will remain with us into the new year as new staff members are hired and trained. While we deeply regret the imposition this creates for our families, we acknowledge these cancellations are necessary to safely provide transportation services to as many of our WLCSD families as possible.

Out of fairness to the families already impacted by previous weeks’ cancellations, we will be cancelling different routes each week throughout the District to help share the burden this unfortunate situation creates.

January 10-14, the following buses/routes will be cancelled:

  • Bus 161 - WL Northern HS, Clifford Smart MS, Oakley Park EL

In-District Transfer and Schools of Choice Information for 2022-2023

Student Transfer Request

The Walled Lake Consolidated School district is not an open enrollment district. Resident students are expected to attend the school that is assigned to their address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one assigned to your address for the 2022-2023 school year, you must submit a Student Transfer Request Application.

The Student Transfer Request Application period for the 2022-2023 school year is January 3, 2022 – January 17, 2022. Any application received after January, 17 2022, will be noted as late.

If you have any questions, please contact the Walled Lake Schools’ Student Services Department at 248.956.2085.

School of Choice

The 2022-23 window for Schools of Choice will run from January 17, 2022, to February 6, 2022.

More SOC information including the application will be updated on the district webpage: https://wlcsd.org/parents/enrollment/schools-of-choice/ soon. Please check the website during the application window and reach out to our Enrollment Department with any questions.

iReady Diagnostic #2

All students will be taking the second iReady Diagnostic in the coming weeks. Teachers will be scheduling testing sessions sometime between Monday, January 10 - Friday, February 11.

As classes complete both the Reading and Math diagnostics, parent reports will be sent home for your information. We use information from each diagnostic along with classroom assessments, assignments and observations to determine how to best continue planning instruction to support your students growth. Please contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about iReady.

What is the i-Ready Diagnostic? The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjust its questions for each student. As a student answers correctly, the questions get more difficult. As a student answers incorrectly, the questions get easier. This adaptability allows the i-Ready Diagnostic to identify the strengths and opportunities for growth of each student.

Why is my student taking it? The purpose of the i-Ready Diagnostic is not to give your student a grade, but instead to determine how best to support their learning. It will help your student’s teacher(s) determine their needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the year.

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PTA MEETING January 10 7:00

Our January PTA meeting will be held virtually on Monday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Froning will be sharing information about the options-based training going on in the school. She will show you what was shared with the kids and take any questions you may have. We also have several quick updates on upcoming events and a vote to adjust some budget line items. Please join us via zoom.

The agenda, budget, and zoom link can all be found at OakleyParkPTA.com/meetings


We are proud to announce that the following students' artwork was ranked in a top spot and moved on to be judged at the district level against entries from all other WLCSD elementary schools.

  • Isla Holdwick - Photography
  • Emmerson Savoie - Literature
  • Theodore Toma - Visual Arts
  • Ava LaSota - Visual Arts
  • Thomas Toma - Visual Arts
  • Grace Massoud - Visual Arts

Also, we just found out that 2 of our Owl artists earned top spots at the district level and are now moving on to compete at the state level!

Way to go Isla Holdwick and Emmerson Savoie and good luck!

Big congratulations to all of our participants.

2022-23 PTA BOARD

We are beginning the process of establishing our board and parent leader positions for the next school year. We would love to have some new voices involved with our PTA! Please take a look at what is available at OakleyParkPTA.com/positions and reach out to us if you have an interest or any questions.


If a member of your household tests positive for COVID we strongly recommend a self-quarantine from last date for all those deemed to be in close contact, however WLCSD is not currently issuing quarantines.

If a student is awaiting COVID tests results (based on exposure and/or COVID symptoms) we URGE you to keep your child home until you've obtained a negative test result.

Thank you for taking the necessary steps to help ensure the health and safety of our entire learning community.

Click the below to view the WLCSD COVID-19 Dashboard.

Daily Health Checks

We continue to urge all families to check your child's health daily and make decisions that will keep our community healthy and safe. Please check for the following symptoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • New loss of smell or taste

If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until their symptoms subside. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe! Health and Safe!

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Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages.

Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below as well as the video tutorial on signing up for SMS messages.

Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert

23rd Annual MLK Celebration shifts to Virtual Event

The District's 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held virtually in 2022. The event will now be streamed live on the District website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17.

We hope you'll join us virtually for this year's celebration.

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UPDATED: Mask Reminder

Due to the OCHD mandate, the following protocols are required:

  • Masks are required in all of our schools and facilities.
  • Masks are required on our buses.
  • Masks are not required outside (ex. recess).
  • Masks are not required while eating or drinking.
  • Mask Breaks: Please note that teachers will take their classes outside for periodic mask breaks throughout the school day.

Water Bottles: Please remember to send your child to school with a reusable, plastic water bottle. Our drinking fountains are closed. Refilling stations are still open.

2021-2022 Student Voluntary Accident Insurance

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