The bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available. Please click the following to view the bus routes: 2014-2015 Bus Routes. UPDATED 9/15/14
Elementary School Parent REMINDER
– It is important to complete the request for transportation to an alternate location as soon as possible. If these forms are completed after August 27 there is no guarantee that the alternation transportation will be in place for the first day of school.
You can reach the alternate transportation request form by clicking here: Alternate Transportation Request Form
The goal for the Scholastic Summer Reading Program is for children to continue to read and be exposed to a variety of text in order to minimize the “summer backslide” as well as continue to support a culture of readers and the love of reading. The Scholastic Summer Reading Program shares our goals and philosophies. We have set a goal of 500 minutes per student for the summer.
Children can be read to, read independently, or read to others. They have the choice of any genre or length of text. Each student is assigned a username and password and they can log onto Scholastic and record their minutes online. As children log more minutes, Scholastic opens new skill-based activities or games for them participate in. Hard copy logs are available as well for students that do not have access to the internet.
When students return in the fall, they will be required to bring a printed copy of their home page with the total number of minutes read or their hard copy log with the total number of minutes read. We plan to have a celebration early in the school year for those students that met or exceeded the goal.
Teachers will be asking students to produce an end product about their favorite chapter or book to present to their classmates. This may be a diorama, book report, puppet, poster or some other way to summarize what they have read. Teachers will be communicating this information when children return to school as every grade will require a different type of project.
Administration will be able to use spring and fall MAP scores to determine how the “summer backslide” was impacted.
Based on the Oxford School Committee transportation policies, the Oxford Public Schools will provide transportation for Elementary School students to either your home address or one alternative address on a consistent daily long-term basis. In order to better prepare for the opening of school, we ask that you click here to complete the alternate location transportation form located under Parent Links - Transportation, but only if your child needs transportation to an address other than their home address. You do not need to do anything if your child will be bussed to and from your home address.
Please complete and submit the Alternative Transportation Form as soon as possible, to ensure a timely transportation assignment.
TumbleBook Library is one of three online libraries providing unlimited remote access in a unique reading format. The TumbleBook Group is constantly adding new ebooks, picture books, puzzles and games as well as other teaching resources. The Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French, too. Take advantage of all the TumbleBook Library has to offer and enjoy a good read!