May 29, 2020
I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and productive week!
First, I want to thank everyone who participated in Fitness Week! Throughout the week, it was fun to see some of our students going outside to play, counting their steps, eating healthier, and taking some extra online exercise classes. Our middle school logged a total of 1,126,696. steps for a week long grade level step competition. Congratulations to the 8th grade for taking the crown on that challenge and Mr. Thatcher for organizing such a fun activity!
With Memorial Day behind us, the next two weeks are going to fly by, bringing us to the end of the 4th quarter and the end of the school year. I am sure we will all remember this end of the school year, as a time where we adapted, persevered, and showed great resilience. Our school community came together to support each other, our students, and the entire Oakridge community. I am extremely proud of how our teachers and students pulled together and finished strong despite adversity.
As noted in my previous update, we are slowly and safely opening our campus for staff and teachers to begin preparations for book returns, yearbook pickups, Zoom promotions, and on campus, physical Kindergarten and 8th grade graduation.
First! Book returns and yearbook pickup! For elementary grades, each grade level teacher will be sending out a digital sign-up page for families to select times for returning books/school material and retrieving personal items from the classrooms. We will be limiting the number of parents/students on campus by the sign-up process, allowing only one family per grade.
Middle school will have 20-minute blocks of three parent/students for locker cleaning and book returns. This link/sign-up form will be sent out later as well.
Awards and promotion! Promotional grades (Tk, 1st-7th) will be having Zoom classroom awards on June 17, and Kindergarten/8th grade will be having graduations on June 18. Times will be announced once logistics are worked out!
Our preschool is opening June 8th, as well as our summer camp, opening June 22nd. Please keep an eye out for your teacher’s instructions on book return times, Zoom promotions, and other class specific details.
Thank you for your continued support.
All my best,