About Oxford Elementary

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Thank you for your interest in our school! 

We serve approximately 400 students in grades Pre-K though 6. We have high expectations for ourselves and our students. We strive to improve student achievement in a diverse learning environment so that each child can reach his/her unique potential. Students, parents, staff, and our community work collaboratively to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which all children can flourish, grow, and enhance their self-worth. Please take a minute to read and learn about our school and community. We think it's a special place and hope that you will, too!

Meet our front office team:

 

 

Miss Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Ms. Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Ms. Jill Knight, Secretary

 

Ms. Christine Merrill, Secretary

  

 

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November 16, 2020

Dear Oxford Families:

Oxford Elementary School is Going Remote Until November 30

I write to tell you that Oxford Elementary School is closed to students for in-person learning until Monday, November 30. 

  • Students who are already learning remotely through our Distance-learning classes are not affected by the closure.  They will continue to attend classes with their distance classroom and teacher unaffected by the closure. 

  •  Students who have been taught in-person will be taught remotely for the next week and a half.  There will be no school for Oxford Elementary School students tomorrow ( Tuesday, November 17) so that teachers may prepare for the shift to remote learning.  

  • Remote learning will begin on Wednesday.  Families will be receiving computers Tuesday afternoon.  

Please read this letter carefully for the full story. 

More Cases of Covid-19

There are currently two positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Oxford.  Persons with close contact to these cases are required to quarantine for 14 days.  There are now 20 students and staff members quarantining.  All close contacts have already been personally notified by schools staff. The school does not have adequate staffing to provide in-person learning at this time.  District and school leaders are in regular contact with the Maine CDC. Information on the symptoms of Covid-19 and ways to prevent it are included in this letter below. 

Chromebook Computers, School Materials, and Meals Going Home

  • We are in the process of setting up 280 Chromebooks.  Chromebooks may be picked up at the school on Tuesday, November 17 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Please pull into the loop closest to the school and follow the directions of school staff who are present.  Please remain in your vehicle and materials will be delivered to you.

  • Meals will be available at the school during this time as well.

  • If you are unable to come to pick up on Tuesday, please call us at school no later than noon on Wednesday to schedule a device and meal drop off.

Chromebook computers will be on loan and should come back with students on November 30.  Parents will sign a receipt at pick-up, but will not be held liable for accidental damages. We will also distribute "hot spots," which are devices to connect to the Internet for families that don't have internet connections already. Students will continue to have access to the machines one-on-one during the remainder of the school year. Some grade levels will ask students to bring them home regularly.

Please fill out the Acceptable Use Agreement at the link below before picking up your child’s device on Tuesday.  This will speed up the process during pickup.  The link for the Acceptable Use Agreement is here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3MznLglCWGJzaUB02Hswc4rwnvoQYTgIGwRM6i6JodMBtuw/viewform

Teachers may also be delivering other learning materials to go home for students.  These will be available at the pick-up times above.

Meals Next Week

Next week families have the following options to receive school meals:

We cannot leave food outside unattended, therefore a parent or child will need to be visible at the door or in the yard for us to leave the food. Please place a basket or box at the end of the driveway for us to place meals in.  The bus should arrive between 8 AM - 9:30 AM. 

Please review the important information below about Covid-19 and stay safe. 

Sincerely,

Tiffany Karnes, Oxford Elementary  Elementary School Principal

 

 

 

 

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To review our procedures for morning parent drop off and the end of the day pick up,

please check out the video link below. 

 

https://youtu.be/BgfP8hEB_YY

 

*If you are picking your child up early for an appointment, please call the school to let us know that your child needs to be picked up early and the time you will be picking up.  Those arriving after 2:00 pm will need to park (in our parking lot), come up to the front doors and ring the door bell.  Our secretaries will bring your child out to you.

 

 

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Please refer to this Covid Pre-Screening Tool daily before sending your students to school.

We will be sending a paper copy home with your student this week.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please call us at 539-4456.

 

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