Otter Splash News & Reminders

Posted by Stephanie Bias on 2/12/2021

Principal’s Otter Splash 2/12/2021

Hello, Oak Grove family! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day on Sunday. We are excited to see our in-person Otters on Monday, February 15! We are ready to welcome you back!


On February 15, all PreK-3rd grade students that are NOT enrolled in Virtual Academy will return to in-person instruction. Additionally, Cohort 2/B 4th and 5th graders will begin. Cohort 3/C 4th and 5th graders will come the week of February 22. Cohort 1/A 4th and 5th graders will come the week of March 1.


Virtual Academy and Remote Student Specials:

Art, Music, and PE Specialists are excited to meet with Virtual Academy and Remote Learners live for 20 minutes 3 times per week in addition to the regular asynchronous specials time.  More information can be found in the video at


Oak Grove Yearbook, We need your help!:

Ms. Smith, our Yearbook chair, has asked for your help to fill the pages of our upcoming Yearbook. PLEASE send any virtual learning photos that they would like to be included in the yearbook to Ms. Smith: by Friday, February 26th, 2021.  She would LOVE to be able to fill pages in the yearbook of kids working remotely at home/camps/ymca, etc.


Fifth Grade Families: Upcoming Virtual 6th Grade Open House

We are beginning to receive information from our partner middle schools about upcoming open virtual open houses. Ms. Michot has compiled a list to share with 5th grade families. Here is the list: Middle School Open House


Return to Campus:

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.


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.




As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Rhodes or me with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.


All my best,


Stephanie Bias, Principal



  • Join the PTA:
  • ​​​​​​​February 15: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 2/B for 4th & 5th Grade begins today
  • February 17: NO Asynchronous Day (regular live instruction)
  • February 17: PTA Meeting (held virtually) at 6:00 PM
  • February 22: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 3/C for 4th & 5th Grade begins today
  • February 24: Asynchronous / Remote Learning Day
  • February 26: Quarter 3 Interim Reports sent home today
  • March 1: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 1/A for 4th & 5th Grade begins today