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Principal's Report

School Attendances/Absences

In the last ACORN, I wrote about Oakview’s attendance data over recent years and the downward trend we are showing with regard to daily average attendance. Beginning in this edition, Oakview’s average daily attendance will be posted for the last two week period. Our goal is to keep school wide attendance at 97% or higher for the year! So far, so good. Keep up the great work in getting your children to school each day.


(as of 10/11/19)


We often times receive questions about state attendance regulations. These can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook on our web site. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers:

Q: When do I send in parent notes for my child’s absences?

A: All notes regarding absences should be submitted to the front office within 2 days of your child arriving back at school. An absence will remain unexcused until the note is received. It is imperative that if your child is ill that school excuses are turned in ASAP so that a truancy referral does not automatically generate within Greenville County Schools.

Q: Can my doctor’s office submit a note to the school?

A: Doctors can fax notes directly to the school office at 355-7115

Q: Can I take a family trip and get that absence excused?

A: Family travel and vacations are never an excused absence. Parents should schedule all trips around the 180 day school year as outlined in the school calendar.

Q: Can my child get make up work for unexcused absences?

A: Teachers are not obligated to provide make up work in advance of a family trip or other unexcused absence. Make-up work will be provided upon the student’s return to school. In addition, not all lessons and hands on activities can be made up with a worksheet or by written assignment. When students miss school, they miss a great deal of content and instruction that cannot be recreated afterward.

Q: Can my child be considered “truant” from school?

A: Yes. According to S.C. school attendance regulations, after 3 consecutive unexcused absences or 5 total unexcused absences a student is considered truant. An automated call will go out from Greenville County Schools alerting the parent of truancy. At this point a discipline referral is generated. (NOTE: If you are considering sending your child to a magnet academy in Greenville County Schools, discipline referrals of this type could cause your child's application to be denied)

Q: Does arriving tardy to school impact attendance?

A: Yes. A total of 6 tardies will negate perfect attendance for the school year.

For children,

Philip Reavis, Ph.D


Magnet Academy Information

See Open House dates below for our district's magnet academies. The application window opens November 1st and closes December 3rd.
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WYFF News 4 and Ingles "Golden Apple" Awards Nomination

Nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life! WYFF 4 and Ingles want to reward the teachers who go above and beyond for their students. Each week, a teacher from the area is selected to receive the Golden Apple Award.

To nominate a teacher:

  • Write a 1-page letter using this nomination form or an 8.5x11" sheet of white paper, maximum 250 words.
  • Nominations should be based on outstanding teaching methods and not extracurricular activities.
  • Mail entry form to WYFF News 4, Golden Apple Award, 505 Rutherford St., Greenville, 29609.
Technology Talks

Click here to find Parent Resources for our OES Chromebooks

Upcoming 2-5 Grade Parent Workshops

We are busily planning some informative parent workshops that will help you learn more about how your student uses technology at school! Topics will include G Suite for Education, online assessments, and digital safety. Stay tuned for more info!
Upcoming Events

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Donuts for Dads

Our next Donuts for Dads--for 2nd & 3rd grade students--will be Friday, October 18th, 7:15-8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please be sure to bring a photo ID with you to check-in in the lobby before proceeding to the event.

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will be the week of November 4th-8th. Please mark your calendar to join us for an Arctic Adventure themed experience!
Week of October 14
  • Monday, Oct. 14: SIC meeting @ 9:00am
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 15-17: 2nd grade CogAT testing
  • Friday, Oct. 18: 2nd & 3rd grade Donuts for Dads

Week of October 21

  • Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 21-22: 2nd grade IOWA testing
  • Friday, Oct. 25: 1st Grade Vocabulary Parade

Oakview's Lunch Menu can be found here

PTA Information

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Our Boosterthon Fun Run was a huge success! We raised over $60,000 in pledges for technology for our school. Now it’s time to get in your pledge payments. Please contact friends and family with outstanding pledges, and make sure to send payments in this week. Thank you for all of your support!

Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteers needed

We are still in need of great dad volunteers for Watch D.O.G.S.! If you missed our online kick-off, please join us at to get signed up for a fun day at Oakview! Our PTA sincerely appreciates your time and contributions, and more than anything, your child will too!

Reflections Contest

All students, Pre-K through 5th grades, are encouraged to participate by bringing the Reflection theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. Our theme this year is "Look Within". Oakview's deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 31st.

Call for Entries: 2020 PTA Reflections Program