OES Virtual Learning
April 26, 2020
Themed Learning Week
This week, our teachers have planned some special learning units. Some classes will be learning about Oceans, Poetry, Earth Day, Friendship and other unique learning themes. We hope our students enjoy these specials lessons their teachers prepared for them.
End of the Year Wrap Up
We are planning alternate 5th grade promotion activities and will be in contact with 5th grade families to share the details.
We know this isn't the way anyone wants to end the year and closure will feel differently. But one thing that is apparent to me week after week of our Virtual School is the way our families, students, teachers, and staff have pulled together and worked as a team to make it the best it can be for our students. I am so appreciative of everyone's grace and efforts during this time.
Pets of Third Grade Students are Enjoying the Learning!
Bus Transportation Application for 2020-2021 School Year
Parents must complete a separate form for each child in their family that is requesting transportation. Deadline is end of business day (5:00 pm) on June 15, 2020 for guaranteed transportation for the first day of school. If you miss the deadline, transportation cannot be guaranteed for the first two weeks of school.
Preparation for the 2020-2021 School Year
We will also be sending out communication for our new Kindergarten students who will be starting school this August.
Extra Zoom Meetings Just for Fun
One Book Connects
Oasis Elementary is about to embark on a special project called #OneBookConnects. Students will have the opportunity to read the same book together, a book called, A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold. – even though we’re all at home. Reading this book together will enable your family to share the joy of reading and reconnect with our school community.This is an optional activity for students. This book is available for free on EPIC.
Please view the flyer for more details.
Fourth Quarter Interims
If parents have NOT already set up an established FOCUS account to view their student information, they will have to get their parent account verified. The verification process may take up to a few weeks. In order to set up a parent account, parents will need the Student ID number, (NOT the Social Security Number). If you do not know your child's Student ID, please reach out to your child's teacher. Teachers will only be sending student ID's to the email account that they have been using with the parent all year.
See the attachment below for details on the Parent FOCUS account verification process.
Have you downloaded the Focus Community App yet?
The Focus Community App provides parents, students, teachers, and administrators a streamlined way to access the information they want, when and where they want it.
The School District of Lee County's Focus Community App is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple App stores. Download it today!
Student Monitoring with Google Accounts/Chromebooks
Extra Resources for Families
The State of Florida has accumulated lots of resources for student learning.
Wide Open School, from Common Sense Media, has a variety of fun and engaging activities for your family to enjoy.
Finally, Sal Khan, from Khan Academy has Daily Homeroom for parents, with some interesting topics on distance learning, including balancing working from home while monitoring your child's virtual school, and other issues related to COVID19.