August 2021 - updates

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Current School News

August 2021 - updates

All School

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS (July & August)

Monday through Thursday
9:00am to 3:00pm

Music on the Field
Jazz Band/Music Camp Concert  - Thurs., August 26 at 6pm

Remember the full jazz band on the field earlier this summer? Well, the encore is coming Thursday, August 26 at 6pm! More music, more dancing, more concessions, more fun! Bring your picnic dinner, umbrellas, and games to play. Let's fill the field. Bring your friends and family for Music on the Field!

Fall Sports Registration Now Open

Registration for fall sports is now available through your Jupiter portal.

To register:

  1. Log-in to you Jupiter parent account
  2. Select "Forms" from the menu
  3. Click on "Fall Sports Registration"
  4. Check the sport that child will be participating in

*Note: You will need to be in the 2021-22 school year & will need to register each child individually.

Fall Conservatory Registration Now Available

The Oaks Conservatory program has lots of private lessons and classes lined up for the fall. Registration is now open through the Conservatory website, so head on over to check out the offerings and get registered.

Uniform Information & Updates

  • LANDS' END UNIFORM SALE - through Aug. 27
    Lands' End is running a promotion of 20% off school uniforms. Use the code "BINDER" with pin "5823" between now and August 27 to take advantage of this sale. Please visit the Lands' End website for more information and be sure to use the school code (900069105). Mrs. Laurie Gardner, in the school office, will be handling uniform questions, so please feel free to contact her if you need any assistance.
  • PICTORIAL HANDBOOK NOW AVAILABLE
    The updated Uniform Pictorial Handbook is now posted on the Uniform page. Please reference this handbook and the policy as you are purchasing uniform items for the upcoming school year.
  • VEST ORDER UPDATE
    The formal uniform vests are currently being embroidered with the school logo and will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis in the school office. More specifics soon.
  • LANDS' END LOW STOCK & BACK ORDERS
    We are aware that several of our formal uniform pieces through Lands' End are currently showing that they are either low in stock or back ordered. Lands' End is prioritizing many items which are a part of our uniform selection during this peak ordering season. All of their items will continue to be re-stocked. You are encouraged to go ahead and purchase items that you need for your child even if it is temporarily on backorder so that it can be sent to you as soon as it becomes available. Any dates listed are reliable, and items will ship to you on or before the posted date. Please note, that The Oaks will be making any adjustments necessary for formal uniforms on the first day of school as needed. More information will be coming out soon.
  • Rhetoric School Families: Please see the note below (in Logic & Rhetoric section) regarding ties for 10th–12th grade girls.

New Family Orientation and Dinner – Thurs., Sept. 16 – 4pm

All new families are invited to The New Family Orientation and Dinner on Thursday, September 16 from 4:00 to 6:30pm. An invitation and agenda will be sent directly to each new family within the next few days. Please RSVP using the provided link by September 7.

All School Ice Cream Social – Thurs., Sept. 16 – 6:30pm

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Bring the whole family and join us for free ice cream on the field on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. All Oaks families are invited! Also at this time grammar school families will have an opportunity to drop off school supplies and logic & rhetoric school families will have an open house in the gym (see further details about each of these below). Come fellowship with The Oaks community, see familiar faces and some new ones as we kick off the start of a new year!

1st Day of School – Mon., Sept. 20 *formal uniforms

It's almost that time of year again, when the halls are filled with students once again. We have missed you and look forward to seeing everyone in their formal uniforms for the 1st day of school on Monday, September 20.

All School Assembly  – Mon., Sept. 27 *formal uniforms

This year's All School Assembly will be the 2nd week of school, on Monday, September 27. This will allow time on the first day of school for set-up and orientation in the classrooms. All parents are welcome to join the entire school body in the sanctuary on Monday, September 27 for the All School Assembly. Students will wear their formal uniforms this day.

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens

MUSIC ON THE FIELD

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Grammar School

Supply Drop-Off - Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Grammar school families will have the opportunity to drop off school supplies in their child's classroom during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If your family is unable to attend, supplies may be brought to class the first day of school, Monday, September 20.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

High School Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to the wonderful high school students who came in and volunteered in the office this past week! We are so appreciative of your help! If any other high school students would like to volunteer a few hours of their time over the next couple of weeks to help with various office projects we would gladly accept it. This is a great opportunity to acquire some office skills, work in a fun environment, and serve your community. If you or your child are interested, please contact the school office. 

Logic & Rhetoric School Open House – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 7 to 8pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School staff will be hosting an open house on Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in The Oaks gymnasium. Families will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, gather information pertinent to the upcoming school year, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. This will replace the Logic & Rhetoric School's Back to School Night that has been done in the past.

Supply Drop-off & Locker Set-up – Mon. Sept. 20

New this year, all Logic & Rhetoric school students will bring school supplies to the first day of school and will be given the opportunity to set-up lockers in the morning, during school hours. There will not be an opportunity to set-up lockers the week prior to school starting.

Ties Optional for Rhetoric School Girls

The updated uniform policy included ties as a part of the required formal uniform for Rhetoric girls. These ties will be an optional item for girls in 10th-12th grades to wear with their blazers, but not required (and will not be worn for formal uniform events). The policy has been updated and any families who purchased a tie for this purpose and would like to return it may contact Mr. Trotter for assistance.

2021-22 Literature Lists

Literature lists for the upcoming school year are available on the Supply Lists page. These links will bring you to an Amazon Wish List with all the books needed. Please read the notes associated with each book carefully to ensure you are purchasing the correct items.
*Update: It has come to our attention--for reasons we cannot explain nor understand--the literature lists assembled on Amazon were merged with old, outdated lists. We have corrected the error and are doing what we can to prevent it in the future, but please check the pdfs on the Supply Lists page to ensure you have, or are, purchasing the correct books. 

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

College Application Boot Camp for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors are invited to attend "College Application Boot Camp" September 7–11, to get a jumpstart on college applications before senior year begins. The late registration price is $225. Please see the attached registration form for details. Contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.
College Application Boot Camp Registration

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

Grammar School

Supply Drop-Off - Thurs., Sept. 16 from 6:30–8:00pm

Grammar school families will have the opportunity to drop off school supplies in their child's classroom during the All School Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If your family is unable to attend, supplies may be brought to class the first day of school, Monday, September 20.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

High School Volunteer Opportunity

Thank you to the wonderful high school students who came in and volunteered in the office this past week! We are so appreciative of your help! If any other high school students would like to volunteer a few hours of their time over the next couple of weeks to help with various office projects we would gladly accept it. This is a great opportunity to acquire some office skills, work in a fun environment, and serve your community. If you or your child are interested, please contact the school office. 

Logic & Rhetoric School Open House – Thurs., Sept. 16 from 7 to 8pm

The Logic & Rhetoric School staff will be hosting an open house on Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 to 8:00pm in The Oaks gymnasium. Families will have the opportunity to meet with teachers, gather information pertinent to the upcoming school year, and sign up for volunteer opportunities. This will replace the Logic & Rhetoric School's Back to School Night that has been done in the past.

Supply Drop-off & Locker Set-up – Mon. Sept. 20

New this year, all Logic & Rhetoric school students will bring school supplies to the first day of school and will be given the opportunity to set-up lockers in the morning, during school hours. There will not be an opportunity to set-up lockers the week prior to school starting.

Ties Optional for Rhetoric School Girls

The updated uniform policy included ties as a part of the required formal uniform for Rhetoric girls. These ties will be an optional item for girls in 10th-12th grades to wear with their blazers, but not required (and will not be worn for formal uniform events). The policy has been updated and any families who purchased a tie for this purpose and would like to return it may contact Mr. Trotter for assistance.

2021-22 Literature Lists

Literature lists for the upcoming school year are available on the Supply Lists page. These links will bring you to an Amazon Wish List with all the books needed. Please read the notes associated with each book carefully to ensure you are purchasing the correct items.
*Update: It has come to our attention--for reasons we cannot explain nor understand--the literature lists assembled on Amazon were merged with old, outdated lists. We have corrected the error and are doing what we can to prevent it in the future, but please check the pdfs on the Supply Lists page to ensure you have, or are, purchasing the correct books. 

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE OF COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING:

College Application Boot Camp for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors are invited to attend "College Application Boot Camp" September 7–11, to get a jumpstart on college applications before senior year begins. The late registration price is $225. Please see the attached registration form for details. Contact Mrs. Gibson for questions.
College Application Boot Camp Registration

The Search Podcast for College Admissions Information

Produced by Dartmouth University, The Search podcast is a conversation about college admissions, sometimes drawing on Dartmouth's community as guests, but it's decidedly not about getting into Dartmouth. This project is a discussion, blast of advice, and reflection drawn from the Dean's resources at Dartmouth as well as colleagues from other colleges. Topics include navigating the college admissions process, finding a college that is a "financial fit," and what happens to your application after you hit the "submit" button.
The Search Podcast

Summer Tasks for Rising Seniors

Rising seniors, take time this summer to learn how to find, apply and win scholarships through this helpful resource on CollegeData.com.

What should rising seniors be doing over the summer? Lee Shulman Bierer, an independent counselor based in Charlotte, NC, provides rising seniors three important tasks to consider accomplishing during the summer ahead.
What Should Rising Seniors be Doing Over the Summer?

Upcoming Dates

June 24 - Report Cards Posted

July 4 - School Office Closed

July 5 - Summer Office Hours Begin [M–Th; 9am–3pm]

July 7 - Music on the Field

July 18–Aug. 5 - School Office Closed

Aug. 8 - School Office Re-opens