OES Panther Press

April 25, 2021

Oasis Has Begun Accepting 2021-2022 Bus Transportation Requests

Our Transportation Department is now accepting Bus Transportation Request Forms for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline to submit your Request Form is June 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

You must submit a new form each school year, even if your child is currently riding a bus this year.

Here is the link to request a bus.

For more information, please email Jamie Cooper – Director of Transportation: Jamie.Cooper@capecharterschools.org

or visit https://oasiselementarysouth.net/bus

A Huge Thank you to the Foundation & Volunteers for Their Efforts to Make the Rally a Big Success!

FSA Update

Our students did a great job last week! Students who took the FSA worked hard and did their best! We appreciate the flexibility of our staff and students on all grade levels and their support of students who tested last week.

This week, we have some testing make up sessions for students who were unable to take the Third Grade ELA test last week, but we will resume our normal schedule. Fourth and Fifth grade students who were unable to take the ELA Writing test last week will have an opportunity to make up the session at the end of May.

Our next FSA week starts May 10.

Increase in COVID Cases

Please see below for the Parent Square message Superintendent Collins sent last week, regarding an increase in COVID cases:

Dear Oasis Parents and Guardians,

Our charter schools are experiencing a significant number of students coming on campus with COVID-19 or COVID-related symptoms. It is still very important that we practice strict health and safety protocols to protect from new infections and any spreading of the coronavirus.

Therefore, we are asking you to please help our charter schools stay healthy and remain uninterrupted by making sure you don’t send your student to school if they are not feeling well, or if they are showing COVID-like symptoms such as cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fever; chills; muscle and joint pain; headache; sore throat; lethargy; or new loss of taste or smell.

If your child has any of these symptoms, we are asking you to please keep them at home until their symptoms are gone, or they have been cleared with a negative test and a note from their doctor. Furthermore, if someone in your immediate household is waiting for the results of COVID testing, again, we are asking you to please keep your student at home until a negative test result is received by the household member who requested it.

We appreciate your attention and commitment to our charter schools as we attempt to manage this unprecedented pandemic on our school campus. Until further notice, let’s do all that we can to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially among our students and teachers by continuing to wear masks, practicing social-distancing, and becoming aware of physical symptoms that are unusual or lingering.

Jacquelin Collins


This week's Staff Member of the Week is Sam Wilson! Congratulations!

Here is the new nomination link for the next Staff Member of the Week:


Teacher Appreciation week is May 3 - May 7th.

Teachers Appreciation Week donation request: The Teacher Appreciation Committee is working hard to bring our amazing OES teachers/staff a very special week to show our appreciation.

If you are interested in donating items to help support the Teacher Appreciation Committee, please do so, by clicking the sign up link below. After you sign up, please deliver your items to the OES front office on the day indicated in the Sign Up form.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your continued support!


Please take a look at this flyer for fun ways our students and families can recognize our hardworking teacher.

School Supply boxes for the 2021 - 2022 school year will be available for purchase starting in early May. Link is forthcoming.

5th Grade Parents! The committee is working hard to prepare fun ways to celebrate our special 5th graders. More information to follow by mid May!

Check out our PTO Calendar for all upcoming event!


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Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 15: Taking Mindful Action in the World.

For more details, view the sample lesson.

Important Dates for May/June

5/3-5/7 OES Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10-5/11 Grade 4 FSA Reading Assessment

5/12-5/13 Grade 5 FSA Reading Assessment

5/17-5/18 Grade 3 FSA Math Assessment

5/19-5/20 Grade 4 and 5 FSA Math Assessment

5/25-5/26 Grade 5 FSA Science Assessment

5/31 No School-Memorial Day

6/15-6/17 Early Dismissal at 12:30 PM

6/17 Last Day of School for Students

Baked Goods Policy

Going forward, we are no longer requiring treats/food to be individually wrapped. Items must still be store bought and in individual servings (cupcakes, donuts, brownies, etc.). Staff will distribute with gloves.

Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.For more information on Fortify Florida, click here. There is also an app available for download. To submit a tip click here.