OES Panther Press

January 19, 2021

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Switching Student Instructional Models for Third Quarter

On Tuesday, January 19th, we will send a Parent Square survey asking if your child will be returning for Third Quarter, which begins on February 1st. If your child is continuing to make adequate progress, it is your choice if you want your child to switch to Face to Face, as Home Connect will still be offered in Third Quarter. The survey only needs to be submitted if your child is returning to Face to Face.

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Carline Information

Thank you to everyone for your patience and attention to safety in the carlines. As we continue to have more students transition from Home Connect to Face to Face, the carline must make adjustments. Having your child all packed up, mask on and ready to go will help us move the line more quickly.

For morning car line, please do not line up by the middle school until the green gate has been completely closed. This will help ensure that all middle school families can enter car line until 7:40 when the gates are closed.

Finally, please be sure to utilize the back carline in the morning, as the front of the building is for bus drop off. Only walkers and bus riders should be entering in the front. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mind Up

This week our focus is Lesson 9: Mindful Movement. For more details, view the sample lesson.

Health and Safety Reminders

The health and safety of our students and staff is our main priority. As we approach Third Quarter, please review with your child the school requirement to wear their mask throughout the day, with the exception of recess, PE, and lunch.

Additionally, all birthday/holiday snacks must be store bought and individually wrapped. Some examples include cookies/chips in individual bags, (Goldfish, Pringles, OREOS, Chips Ahoy, etc.) Hostess/Entenmann's treats. Many places like Publix and Dunkin Donuts will individualize treats like cupcakes/donuts with pre-orders.

Thank you for all you do to help our students stay healthy and in school.

Students will be dismissed at 12:30 on Friday, January 29th.

Important Dates for January/February

1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

1/29 Early Dismissal Day (Students will be dismissed at 12:30)

2/15 President's Day (No School)

The last day of Third Quarter is Friday, January 29th.

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Stefanii Foster is this week's Staff Member of the Week! Congratulations, Stefanii!

To nominate a new staff member for this week, use this link.

We are currently planning some fun spring activities!

Be on the look out for post as they are finalized and approved!


The OMS PTO is currently underway to start accepting orders for OMS Swag for OES 5th graders only. Use this link for OMS spirit shirts and mask sales.

Please note: If an OES parent would like to purchase a hoodie before Feb 1, 2021 please contact the PTO directly at oms.pto@capecharterschools.org. We will do our best to get what is being requested.

School Zone

Please be mindful of the speed limit in school zones. Also, be aware that you can only utilize a hands-free device, while driving on school property and in a School Zone. This means texting and making calls without utilizing the hands-free option is subject to traffic citation.

Teachers Teaching Out of FIeld

Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned to duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. The following teachers at Oasis Elementary South are certified, but are assigned to a class outside their areas of certification and are required to take appropriate steps to comply with the statutory regulation. The following teachers are in training for ESOL or Gifted certification.

Please see below for a list of teachers who are teaching out of field and click here for a link to our Out of Field Letter.


Janet Altini

Esmeralda Arroyo

Jennifer Brown

Allison Cameron

Anamaria Diecidue

Stefanii Foster

Susan Schafer

Kaylise Taylor


Gena Feury

Victoria Olszewski

Jennifer Vallozzi

4th and 5th Grade

Solara Bendezu, Health Teacher

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.