9/9-9/18 - Virtual learning for all students
9/28 - Schools Closed - Yom Kippur
9/29 - BTEA Clinic: Introduction to Padlet, 7:00-8:00pm
9/30 - BTEA Clinic: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in the
Digital Classroom, 7:30-8:30pm
10/1-10/2 - Cohort B Grades 3-5 begin in-person
10/5-10/6 - Cohort A Grades 3-5 begin in-person
10/1 - BTEA Clinic: "Flipping the Classroom", 7:00-8:00pm
* Please note that all dates are subject to change.
Arrival - Students admitted at 8:30am right to classrooms.
Attendance - Please complete Health Form daily when child is attending school. Incomplete forms will cause child to be held in isolation room until we confirm health.
If Absent - Complete the form in Genesis indicating absence and reason.
If Coming Late - Enter in Genesis before 9am.
- Virtual: email teacher and firstname.lastname@example.org to
confirm time of availability for learning.
- Hybrid: sign in at the Main Office.
If leaving early - Use Early Dismissal change form in Genesis up to 11:00am. After that, please call the main office.
Safe Masks - 2 or 3 ply fabric or the surgical kind. No gaiters, bandanas or vents.
Visitors - Sorry, during this time no visitors can be accepted at the school, including dropping off of materials.
To request a chromebook, please email Marie Ann Maffei at email@example.com. Parents should include their child's first and last name, the school they are attending and the words “chromebook request” in the subject line (example: John Smith OSS chromebook request). Parents should include their cell phone number in the email. Parents will receive an email once the device is ready for pickup.
The BTEA is holding numerous virtual parent clinics in September. Some of this information was specifically requested by many OSS parents, so please take a look and sign up to take advantage of these resources. Click here for details.
Ms. Kunzman, our very own school counselor at Oak Street School, has been writing weekly messages to parents and storing them on her webpage. They are an excellent resource for families in supporting their children through this challenging phase of COVID-19 and distance learning.
Click here for Ms. Kunzman's counseling webpage
PTO GENERAL MEETING
Missed the last PTO meeting? View the minutes here.
FROM THE OFFICE...
The retirement of Dr. Costa, our principal of 19 years, will be official on August 31, 2020. We are so grateful for all of the love and care she has shown OSS students over the years. You will be missed, Dr. Costa!
The retirement of Mrs. Wallace, a beloved 1st grade teacher, became official this month. We truly wish her all the best!
And after many years of supporting OSS as our unflappable Secretary, Mrs. Slack will be retiring at the end of September. Please make sure to tell Mrs. Slack how much we appreciate her over the next month!
A special warm welcome back to Mrs. Mazza (who will be teaching 1st grade), Ms. DiPetta (who will be teaching Kindergarten) and to Mrs. Ingling (who will be replacing Mrs. Slack in the Main Office at OSS later this fall). We are so happy to see you all again!
The Back to School Committee is at work on projects identified by the school. Some things they are currently working on are car loop markers and teacher photo ID cards. If you are interested in helping with special projects such as this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSS EXCUSE PADS
Stop by the main office to purchase an excuse pad designed by Babadoo Designs. Each pad has 50 sheets and allows you to easily communicate with the school. One pad for $6 or two pads for $10.
Hello! I hope everyone is off to a good school year! I run the Boxtop program for Oak Street School and it is something we can continue throughout this year. There are a couple ways we can submit Boxtops. If you have some clipped and they are not expired, rather than sending them to school with your child, please send me an email so I can schedule a pickup time. Boxtops is actually phasing out the clipping and mailing so another way to earn Boxtops is for you to scan your grocery receipts. Information on how to do so can be found here. All you need is the Boxtops app and a smartphone. It really is super easy and it’s free money for our school! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Click here for the Boxtops website
Questions? Contact Alisa Larner
ShopRite: Register your Price Plus card to earn OSS PTO eBoxtop points whenever you shop for participating products. No clipping required! Click here for more info or to register your card.
Stop and Shop: Register your rewards card to earn OSS Cash Rewards. Click here for info.
If you would like to have anything published on the PTO website, please contact Carol Pietro or email email@example.com.