Otter Splash News & Reminders

Posted by Stephanie Bias on 2/26/2021

Principal’s Otter Splash 2/26/2021

Hello, Oak Grove family! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Hopefully you got outside and enjoyed the taste of Spring weather. Thank you to the PTA for the yummy breakfast on Wednesday, February 24. We appreciate all the families do for the staff at Oak Grove. Your support means the world to us!


On Friday, February 26, you should have received Q3 interim report from your teacher. Please reach out with any questions.


On March 1, Cohort 1/A 4th and 5th graders will return to campus. If you are planning to carpool, please check out the reminders further down in this Splash. We can’t wait to see you on Monday!  


Wednesday, March 3, is an asynchronous/remote learning day. Students will not come on campus on Wednesday. Your child’s teacher will give you more information about the asynchronous assignments.


Curbside Pickup Survey:

Our library is looking for your feedback on our current curbside pickup services.  Please fill out this survey (English or Español) to tell us how we can improve curbside pickup to better suit your family's needs.  


Additional Remote Learning Days:

On Tuesday, February 16, at the WCPSS Board Meeting, additional remote learning days were added to the calendar. This document, Additional Remote Learning Days, has the added days. Please note that March 29 and 30 are Remote Learning Days, but we will have 2.5 hours of live instruction on those days. All other days listed are asynchronous. 


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


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:
  • ​​​​​​​March 1: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 1/A for 4th & 5th Grade begins today
  • March 3: Asynchronous/Remote Learning Day
  • March 8: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 2/B for 4th & 5th Grade attends this week
  • March 15: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 3/C for 4th & 5th Grade attends this week
  • March 17: Asynchronous/Remote Learning Day
  • March 22: All Pre-K through 3rd and Regional Programs are in person, Cohort 1/A for 4th & 5th Grade attends this week