The Hoot Owl
Oak Ridge Elementary September 8 Version
Welcome to ORE!
As we look forward to the school year, we want to ensure all parents that we will do our best to meet the needs of all students no matter whether your child is participating via distance learning or face to face learning. Building a partnership with you and your child is the best way that we can ensure success in the learning process. I want to encourage you to work with your child's teacher to build a relationship, work at home with your child, and commit to making the 20-21 a year to remember because of the success of learning!
Here's to a great as we forge new territory and create a success story for all!
SCHOOL SHIRTS AND FACE MASK ORDER
SCHOOL DAY TIME
Tardy is 8:01 a.m. If your child is tardy to school, you will need to park and walk your child to the front office and check them into school.
School ends at 3:10 p.m. Dismissal procedures will begin at approximately 3:13 p.m. If you must pick your child up early for an appointment, you need to get them before 2:45 p.m.
Policy states that all PK/Kinder students must be met by an adult when dropped off at their stops. This year, the adult present will have a sign with the child's name on it much like car rider signs. If no adult is present at the stop, the child will be returned to school and the parent or other designee will have to come to school to pick up the child.
FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
Please note that buses run extremely late both to and from school the first week or two of school. Please be patient when waiting on your child. The reason they run late is that the drivers are learning the routes and ensuring the right adult is at the stop to pick up the PK/Kinder students. The same will be true for car rider line. Students will be learning the procedures of car rider as well as responding immediately to their name and heading to the correct number.
We have a very structured car rider line and once we get past the first couple of weeks of school, the line moves rather quickly. With the recent experiences with COVID and the new expectations, our car rider line will look different so please make a note of these changes.
MORNING CAR RIDER LINE:
With social distancing and an effort to keep all safe and healthy, parents will not be allowed to park and walk students to the doors of the school. All students must be dropped off through the car rider line. In order to help expedite the process, we will be dividing our line into two drop off areas. The main line will be the same as before, enter the line from Oak Ridge School Road or our main driveway, follow it around the southeast parking lot area and circle the island with the large tree in it. All students will be dropped off at the front of the building and will be directed or walked to their classrooms. The car rider line will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will move quickly. Historically, the line is shortest between about 7:40 - 7:50.
AFTERNOON CAR RIDER LINE: (THIS IS A CHANGE - PLEASE NOTE)
Afternoon car rider line will flip to the north end of our building, typically where buses are in the afternoon. In order to help control the line, we are going to ask you follow these directions:
*Enter the car rider line from our main entrance, turn left toward the back of the building and join the line. If the line is past the playground, you will need to turn right, go around the driveway and join the line at the end. Do not stay at the stop sign and wait for the line to start moving. We will be directing the line at the beginning of the year and then periodically throughout as needed.
In order to be a walker/bike rider, students must live within the one mile radius and therefore, not be eligible for bus service. If you do not live within that one mile radius, your child will not be dismissed as a walker/bike rider. Students will be walked to the cul de sac where they can meet up with parents. If parents are not present by 3:20, students will be walked back to the school and parents will have to use the car rider line in order to pick up the child. You will not be allowed to walk over and pick up your child due to social distancing guidelines.
MEET THE TEACHER
We are currently looking for great folks who can fill some open officer positions:
Member at Large