Otter Splash News & Reminders

Posted by Stephanie Bias on 12/4/2020

Principal’s Otter Splash 12/4/2020

Hello, Oak Grove familyI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Many of you have already made your decision about Virtual Academy for the Spring.  You still have time to decide as the window closes on December 9. Hopefully you will find the Spring Learning Options Flowchart.pdf helpful. If you have additional questions, please remember that Ms. Rhodes, our Assistant Principal, is the Virtual Academy contact.


On Monday, December 7, Cohort 3/C 4th and 5th graders will finally have their week at school. If you are coming to school for the first time, we are so excited to see you. Please make sure you familiarize your family with our safety protocols. As always, masks are required for everyone on campus.  We also need everyone to make sure you are symptom-free when coming back to school. Finally, we are making sure to wash or sanitize our hands frequently. We have all worked together to keep Oak Grove safe.


We will not have an asynchronous day during the week of December 7.


Spirit Week this Week (December 7-11):

Monday, December 7

  • Spirit Day: Oak Grove Day

Tuesday, December 8

  • Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky Day

Wednesday, December 9

  • Spirit Day: Disney Day

Thursday, December 10

  • Spirit Day: Dress Your Best  

Friday, December 11

  • Spirit Day: Pajama Day


School Pictures this Week:

On Wednesday, December 9, our Virtual Students will have a chance to have their picture taken.  There is a Sign-up Genius linked here for you to pick a time. Please remember to wear a mask while on campus. The only time masks will be removed is for the photograph.

On Thursday, December 10, our in-person students will have pictures taken. Again, we will always maintain safety protocols. Masks will only be removed for the photo.


Yearbook Contest Winners!

We are excited to announce the finalists in the 2020-2021 Yearbook Art Contest!

  • Front Cover: Samuel Anderson  
  • Back Cover:  Carly Whitaker, Alicia Yang, Reagan Sitar, Stella Zies, Divya Nathan, Divya Chaudhary, Clara Mangum, Arya Patel, Alya Grover
  • Inside Pages: Ziva Smith, Dylan Riggleman, Audrey Spencer, Keira Armstrong, Sophia Agro, Paige Keiser, JR Weissinger, Emily Coleman, Emma Armitage, Norah Fleder, Charlotte Hathaway

We are so proud of the hard work and creativity shown by all our students!


In-Person Families ACTION REQUESTED for Carpoolers for a smooth arrival & dismissal

  • Adults stay in car at all times with car running
  • Please remember to “snake” through the parking lot to keep cars off Penny Road. If the carpool drive is full, please turn right to go around through the parking lot.
  • Please have your carpool number displayed both during arrival and dismissal
  • If it’s a cold morning, please turn down the heat and remove hats and hoods.  Too much warmth in your car could lead to an inaccurate temperature check at screening.
  • Students should be ready to get out of the car quickly after health screening questions have been answered
  • Students should be seated in the back passenger seat (right side of the car) upon arrival; and will be placed in the back passenger seat at dismissal
  • Students should have backpack/personal items ready
  • Say goodbye or hello quickly


OGES Return to Campus Guide:

We have created a helpful guide to assist you with all the information you may need for returning to campus.  You can find the Return to Campus Guide here: Please take some time to read through all the updates.


Asynchronous Learning Days

The School Board also approved the inclusion of an additional Remote Learning/Asynchronous day for each week when there is not already an interruption to the week. This applies to both Plan B and Virtual Academy students.

Upcoming Asynchronous Days are: December 16.  We will also have Remote Learning Days with Live Instruction on December 21-22. Winter Break begins on December 23. 



Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Ms. Rhodes and I are here to support you and your family. 


Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie Bias, Principal



  • Join the PTA:
  • ​​​​​​​December 7: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 3/C for 4th & 5th Grade begins today
  • December 7-11: No asynchronous day this week. This will be a 5-day week for all students.
  • December 14: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 1/A for 4th & 5th Grade comes back this week
  • December 16: Asynchronous / Remote Learning Day
  • December 21 & 22: Remote Learning Day with Live Instruction (No students on campus)
  • December 22: End of Quarter 2
  • January 25, 2021: Beginning of Quarter 3