Otter Splash News & Reminders

Posted by Stephanie Bias on 12/11/2020

Principal’s Otter Splash 12/11/2020

Hello, Oak Grove familyI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  If you registered for Spring Virtual Academy (whether a new registration or a full year registration), you should have received a notification from me on Friday. If you have questions about your registration, please contact Ms. Dahlhoff ( She will be happy to help you out.


If any changes to class assignments need to be made, we will communicate those changes in January. We are still looking carefully at numbers and assessing the situation. As always, we will try to maintain consistency to the extent possible. However, some changes may need to be made at the semester.


On Monday, December 14, Cohort 1/A 4th and 5th graders be back at school in their rotation.


The WCPSS School Board has called a special meeting on Monday, December 14. They also have a regular meeting on Tuesday, December 15. We know that any decisions made at those meetings will be communicated from WCPSS.


We will have an asynchronous day on December 16.


December 21 and 22 are Remote Learning Days.  There will not be any students on campus those two days. You should expect live instruction from your child’s teacher. On December 23, we will begin Winter Break and Track Out. We will return to school on Monday, January 25, 2021.


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 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