Finley-Oates Elementary School

Communication Update

The mission of Finley-Oates Elementary School is to provide instruction and support to build a strong educational foundation, while promoting opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.

August 17, 2020-August 21, 2020

Mary Lou Fox, Principal

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Virtual Meet the Teacher

ZOOM Meeting

Tuesday, August 18th

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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Face Masks

All Finley-Oates Staff are required to wear face masks.

Student face masks are optional.

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Handicapped Parking


Please be considerate when dropping off or picking up your student by not parking in our marked Handicapped Parking spaces unless you have a valid tag or sticker.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Normal arrival time is 7:15 am to 7:40 am.
  • Please do not drop students off at the front doors (east side).
  • Parents may drop-off on the west side of the building, or go through the drive on the north side.
  • Students are tardy if they are not in class by 7:40 am.

August 20th Drop-Off

Parents may drop students off between 7:15 am and 7:40 am, and staff will accompany them to their classrooms, if needed.

Parents who wish to walk students into the building, may walk them to the cafeteria only. Staff members will then escort them to their classrooms.

  • Third Grade Drop-Off is 8:00 am.
  • Second Grade Drop-Off is 8:45 am.
  • First Grade Drop-Off is 9:30 am.
  • Kindergarten Drop-Off is 10:15 am.


Parents are no longer allowed to park and walk to the building to pick up students.
  • Kindergarten Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 2:45 pm
  • First Grade Dismissal-West Side of the Building; 3:05 pm
  • Second Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 2:45 pm
  • Third Grade Dismissal-North Side of the Building; 3:15 pm

Anyone picking up a student before 2:50 pm must bring a valid government-issued photo ID

(ex: driver's license).

Please send a water bottle!

Please send a water bottle to school with your child. Students will be allowed to refill their bottles as needed throughout the day. Make sure his/her name is on it!
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Breakfast and Lunch

We are no longer allowed to have visitors during lunch.

Breakfast and lunch are free for ALL students.

August 20th & 21st

All students will eat breakfast and lunch in their classrooms.

Normal Lunch Rotation

Student groups will be alternating between the cafeteria and their classrooms.


Cafeteria - Kindergarten and Third Grade

Classrooms - First and Second Grades


Cafeteria - First and Second Grades

Classrooms - Kindergarten and Third Grade


Alternate between groups

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Finley-Oates PTO

President: Sandra Chavez



If interested in one of the available positions, please contact Sandra Chavez through the PTO Facebook page or during a meeting.

Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm via ZOOM.

Order forms for school shirt orders will be sent home soon.

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Family Support

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) launched a statewide mental health support line to help all Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The line is available anytime day or night at

(833) 986-1919. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge. More information on COVID-19 related mental health resources can be found at

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Scan the QR Code above to go to our website!

The Bonham Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Bonham Independent School District should be directed to: Superintendent, Bonham ISD, P.O. Box 490, Bonham, Texas 75418. Telephone number is 903-583-5526, extension 1100.