The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

Our Goals for the New Year

This year at OES we have been working on improving our attendance. During the 2018-2019 school year, 50.9% of our student population fell either within the chronically absent or approaching chronically absent category for attendance.

  • To be considered chronically absent, students have missed 10% of the school days. A school year is 175 days, so that means that these students missed 17.5 days or more of school. Both excused and unexcused absences count.

  • To be considered approaching chronically absent, students have missed 8 or more days of school. Both excused and unexcused absences count.

This attendance data is very concerning to all of us at Oxford Elementary School and we have recently been identified by the State because of these attendance rates. We need your help to improve these numbers!

Why does it matter? If children don’t show up for school regularly, they miss out on fundamental reading and math skills and the chance to build a habit of good attendance that will carry them into college and careers. We also miss your child when they are not at school and worry when we don't see them on a regular basis.

If you are struggling with getting your child to school on a regular basis, please reach out to us. We have resources and people that are ready and willing to help you and your child with attendance.

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Most-Anticipated Middle Grade & Chapter Books of 2020

From biographies to fantasy novels and everything in between, here are the most-anticipated middle grade and chapter books of 2020. Click the button above to see what made the list.

Important Date to Remember - Jan. 6th - 10th

1/6 - Mrs. Tucker's class to Robert's Farm

1/9 - PTO Mtg. 5:30 OES Cafeteria


1/13 - Gr. 5 G/T to Rowe; Mrs. Lavertu's class to Robert's Farm

1/20 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day