Parent Handbook

  • August 1, 2019

    Dear OGUSD Families, The 2019-2020 school year is just weeks away! I am very happy to be here and can’t wait to hear about your summer adventures. We have been modernizing, planning, and preparing all summer and I’m sure you will be pleased. To accommodate the construction schedule, we have a later start to school. Please remember, school begins Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

    To provide a smoother start to the school year, we are providing opportunities to complete and return all the necessary forms that traditionally go home the first day of school. Beginning August 12th, you can stop by the district office to pick up your student’s packet or visit our website to download the forms. We have included the revised schedule, important school information, and forms that need to be completed for the start of the school year. Lunch applications should be completed and submitted even if your child does not participate in our lunch program. Many new funding opportunities that are available to schools are based on the number of qualifying applications. Please help us get the most for our students and support our schools. If you need assistance completing any of the forms or applications, office staff will be available on Packet Drop Off Day on August 27, 2019. We will review the completed forms and check off your first homework assignment of the school year. We may even have an incentive for early completion!

    Our academic program at each campus is designed to ensure every student is ready for high school and future academic careers. Our teachers regularly plan together and articulate academic goals TK-8. Our educational program is strengthened by fine arts enrichments and a strong connection to our community and the environment. Co-funded with Oak Grove Education Partners (OGEP), our curriculum includes music, garden, 2-D, and 3-D art as well as movement and dance. We also have many opportunities for student voice and leadership within our school community. Students are encouraged to get involved in student council, leadership, and athletics.

    Just as we encourage our students to be active members of their community, we also encourage parents join a committee, volunteer in the classroom, and/or participate in one of the many community-building events or fundraisers that our schools host. More information about parent involvement is included in the Back to School Packet.

    We are very proud of our achievements and many are due in part to our excellent staff. Teachers have scheduled classroom work parties and orientations so everyone is ready for the first day of school. Be sure to stop by, introduce yourselves, or visit us on the Packet Drop Off Days.

    Finally, be sure to stay current on school events and activities by visiting the district website at www.ogusd.org. We’ll also be using paperless communication to send out up-to-date newsletters and flyers. Stay tuned for information on how you can help us reduce our paper consumption and keep you informed! I am happy the construction dust is settling and I look forward to seeing you soon!

    Sincerely,

    Amber Stringfellow
    Superintendent