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


Remote Learning Packet #2 Information

We are working hard to get our second packets ready for students in grades Pre-K through 6. 

We will be handing them out in a drive-thru fashion this Thursday, April 2nd from 3-6 pm and Friday, April 3rd from 11-2 pm.  

When you arrive at the school, please pull into the loop closest to the building and someone will come to your car and ask you for your students’ names and grades and we will deliver them right to you.  Please remain in your vehicle while in the pick-up line. We would ask that you be patient as we find your child’s packet and make sure you have what you need.

If you know you are unable to pick up your child’s packet please call the school and let us know.  If you would prefer to have your packet mailed, you must call Jill or Christine in the office to make this request and to verify your mailing address. 

 If you need to speak to someone at school, you can contact the office between 8:00am and 4:00am Monday through Friday. 

Our number is 539-4456.


March 20, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members,

As you know, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Mills provided a recommendation that Maine schools cease classroom-based instruction for the duration of the State of Civil Emergency. The State of Civil Emergency is in effect for 30 days and may be reissued as many times as the situation warrants.

The Oxford Hills School District will follow the recommendation of Governor Mills; therefore, the Oxford Hills School District schools will remain closed until, at least, Monday, April 27, 2020. The schools will reopen when recommended by Governor Mills.

There are more questions than answers about the changes this pandemic will have on education going forward. Our staff has accepted the challenge of finding new ways of connecting with students and fostering learning creatively. Our goals are not to replicate a classroom experience but to provide a sense of routine, engagement, and love of learning during this extended period of social distancing. 

It is our goal to be a source of support during this stressful period. During the school closure period, Oxford Hills staff will continue to provide learning activities for students and will contact parents and students via email or telephone weekly. We will continue to provide breakfast and lunches as previously outlined.

Moving forward, I ask that you be patient. All of our lives have changed over the last week and we all are working hard to redefine our roles, professional responsibilities, and family obligations. We will do our best to serve our students and to aid as we are able and believe these experiences will make our communities stronger.



Richard Colpitts,





Meal Delivery for Children

Due to the current state of emergency in Maine and school closures, this letter is to explain the process that the Oxford Hills School District will use to provide meals during this period of school closure. A federal grant will enable the district to provide ongoing breakfast and lunch meals to students during the period of the school closure. 

On Monday, March 30th and Wednesday, April 1st, each district school will be set up as a serving site for meals in the parking lot using a school bus.  Meals will be available from 11:30 to 12:00. 

Also on those days district buses will deliver meals to all current bus stops following the elementary bus late start time schedule.  For example, if your child is picked up at 9:30 on a two-hour delay, expect a meal to be delivered at approximately that time. Please note that a student or adult must be at the stop to receive the meal.

This week: On Monday, meals for Monday and Tuesday will be provided/available.  On Wednesday, three days' worth of meals will be available for students; that is, meals for Wednesday Thursday and Friday.

These meals are provided at no cost for students ages 2-18 at any of our locations.

Look for a message this Friday for the following week’s plan.



Starting Friday, March 20th our school building will be closed to the public. 

Though our physical building may be closed, we are still available to help you. 

Ms. Knight and Ms. Merrill will be answering calls

Monday - Friday    8am - 4pm.  


Please don't hesitate to call during those hours should you have any questions or concerns!