Dr. D. Foley, Principal • Aide Esquivel, Assistant Principal
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Reopens: July 29-August 5, 2014: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00)
Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 School Year!
Seventh Grade and new Eighth Grade Student Orientation
The seventh grade and NEW eighth grade student orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Posters will direct family members to their specific orientation room based on the first letter of their student’s last name. Parking is limited, so please arrive early.
Your child will receive his/her class schedule at the conclusion of the orientation presentation which will cover important information about your child’s experience at Oaks Middle School. After the presentation and your self-guided tour around the campus, you will be able to learn more about clubs and activities, and purchase PE clothes for $30 (cash only) in the multi-purpose room (MPR).
Those students who are not able to attend orientation will receive their schedules on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 6th, and all students will be able to purchase their PE clothes during the first two weeks of school. Please keep in mind that No requested schedule changes will be made during the first two weeks of school.
Eighth Grade Schedules
Returning eighth graders will receive their class schedule on Wednesday, August 6th, the first day of school. Alphabetical lists will be posted that will direct students to their first period class where they will receive their schedules. Student schedules will not be given out before school begins. And remember, no schedule changes will be made during the first two weeks of school.
First Day of School
The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 6th.
For safety reasons, please bring your child early between 7:55 – 8:05 am, instruction begins promptly at 8:10 a.m. (new start time) each day. During the school year, dropping off and picking up students can be a challenge—especially the later students arrive. Traffic can be very heavy and can get worse during rainy weather. When dropping your child off, please pull forward to the end of the red curb in the student drop off zone located in the front of the school before letting your child out of the car. This will allow us to accommodate more cars.
In the afternoon, we suggest that you pick up your child in front of the school.
Please remember: students are not allowed to jaywalk or be dropped off in the middle of the street. Students observed J-walking or walking in the middle of the street as determined by school officials may be subject to a consequence. Also, students riding bikes to school must wear a helmet, or their bike will be confiscated until their parent can pick it up. All traffic laws need to be obeyed to protect children and ensure smooth traffic flow.
Please purchase essential school supplies including:
¨ Three ring binder (2 to 3 inches) Pencil pouch (3-hole punched)
¨ College-ruled paper Graph paper (8 ½ x 11 inch)
¨ Number 2 pencils Colored pencils
¨ Pens Ruler
Your child’s specific teachers may have additional supply requests. You will be notified of these items as needed.
As you already know, Oaks is proud to be a uniform school. If you need a copy of the uniform guidelines prior to orientation, please come by the school office and we will gladly give you the requirements. If the bottom hem of your child’s white collared shirt does not extend past the wrist, they will not be required to tuck it into their pants/shorts. Furthermore, if your child receives a Club or Team shirt for participation in an extracurricular activity, these shirts can only be worn on Tuesdays. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe by cooperating with these uniform policy changes.
Mark your calendars!!....
Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 21st. Students will be dismissed at 12:55 a.m. on that day.
The mission of Oaks Middle School is to close the achievement gap by providing every student a comprehensive education that prepares them for future learning and success in a global society.
“Our Community, Our Children, Our Commitment”