Otter Splash News & Reminders

Posted by Stephanie Bias on 12/18/2020

Principal’s Otter Splash 12/18/2020

Hello, Oak Grove familyI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Last week was our final week of on-campus instruction for the year 2020. We have two days of remote learning on December 21 and 22, with the teachers providing live instruction both days. Then, we will end quarter 2 and begin Winter Break and Track-out. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. Quarter 3 begins on January 25, 2021.

 

Traditional Calendar schools in WCPSS return to class on January 4. On Tuesday, December 15, the WCPSS School Board voted to provide only remote instruction from January 4-15. We will all be on Track-out during those dates, so that change only impacts Traditional Calendar schools.

 

During the beginning of January, my administrative team will be looking at our Spring semester and finalizing our in-person and Virtual Academy plans. 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.

 

From the entire Oak Grove Staff, we want to thank our incredibly supportive families and community. Although this has been a year like no other, we have always believed that, at Oak Grove, we have the very best school. Time and again over the past 12 months, our families have been there to cheer us on and carry us through even the most challenging times. You constantly reminded us “just let us know if you need anything”. We want to thank the PTA for the dedication you show, and, most recently, for the delicious lunch and generous gift you gave the staff on Friday.

 

Ms. Rhodes and I want to celebrate the amazing and heroic staff of professionals that we have the honor to work with at Oak Grove. The staff cares deeply for your children, and they have done incredible things to ensure your children receive the very best. Whether it was in-person or remote, the staff has been there every day to make connections, provide quality instruction, engage students in powerful learning, remain calm and flexible, and be the rocks of stability in an uncertain time. They are without equal, and I am so blessed to work with them.

 

Teachers will be on Winter Break and Tracking-Out, as well. Please allow them to enjoy this much-needed break by permitting them to disconnect from school responsibilities.

 

Please enjoy your holidays and the upcoming Track-out. Stay safe and healthy.

 

All my best,

 

Stephanie Bias, Principal

 

Reminders:

  • Join the PTA: https://oakgrove.memberhub.store/
  • ​​​​​​​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