August 2021

Current School News

Current School News

August 2021

All School

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS (July & August)

Monday through Thursday
9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed July 19–August 6

Embroidery Opportunity - Drop off items by August 19

Families with uniform items (sweater vests or cardigans) still needing The Oaks logo embroidered on them for the fall may bring these items into the school office this summer (during summer office hours). Items are due to the office by August 19 to be included in the batch that will be brought to the embroiderers. When items are available for pick-up you will be notified and the cost of $5.45 (tax included) per item will be applied to your Jupiter account to be paid online or in the office. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Laurie Gardner in the office. Please note that only uniform items for the upcoming year will be embroidered (not grandfathered in items). Please read the 2021-22 Uniform Policy carefully to be aware of all the updates for next year. 

Music on the Field
Twins Concert - Fri., July 30 at 6pm
Music Camp Concert  - Fri., August 27 at 6pm

The Oaks is excited to welcome you and your family to join us for an evening of fellowship and music this summer at The Oaks' Music on the Field. Bring a picnic dinner, drinks, and lawn chairs or blankets and come enjoy the beautiful weather, music, and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuition Payments/Automatic Bank Withdrawal

Tuition payments are automatically withdrawn on the 5th of each month (not thru Jupiter). If you need to update your bank account information for tuition payments please complete the "Automatic Bank Withdrawal Form" under the "Forms" tab within Jupiter. As you have committed to paying monthly for the entire year, you will see tuition marked as paid in full in Jupiter even though your payment will be made monthly. 

As projected enrollment impacts decisions regarding expenses for the 2021-22 school year, please understand that summer tuition payments, enrollment fees, and resource fees are not refundable or transferable. There are families in the wait pool and we want to be able to let them know immediately if any openings become available, so if your enrollment plans change please contact the school office.

Second Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to those Oaks students who made the Honor Roll for the 2nd Semester of the 2020-21 school year!
Honor Roll - 2nd Semester

Paying Additional Fees through Jupiter

To make a payment through Jupiter:

  • Log into your parent account and select "Pay" from the menu to view your current invoice.
  • Change the year (at the top of the screen) to match the year in which the fee was added if needed. For example, summer camp fees are in the year "2021 Summer" and Yearbooks are in year "2020-21."
  • Click the "Pay" button, select your payment method (checking/savings or credit card) and amount.
  • When setting up a Checking/Savings Account payment there will be two small deposits made to the bank account and an email request to validate these deposits (this will take a couple of days), but is a one-time process. Future payments may be made without validating the bank account. 

Payments may be made for any fees, other than tuition. Jupiter does charge a small convenience fee.

Please contact the school office if you have questions. 

AmazonSmile Available on iPhone

You can support The Oaks when you place Amazon orders through your phone. Follow the steps below to get started:
AmazonSmile App Set-up

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone 
  2. Go into the main menu and select "Settings"
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the instructions

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Conservatory Summer Program

The Oaks Conservatory has lots to offer this summer! Offerings include, private & group lessons, Musikgarten, Music Camp, art classes, and Music on the Field. See the flyer for more details. Registration is available through the Conservatory Website or by calling the school office.
Conservatory Summer Program Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Latin Boot Camp - Aug. 23–25, 9am to 1pm

Latin Magistri, Mr. Eric Indgjerd and Mr. Ross Tasche, will prepare incoming new students and their parents for Latin at The Oaks at this summer's Latin Boot Camp. The camp will run Monday through Wednesday, August 23rd through 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $50 per student or $100 per family. Mark your calendars! To register, fill out the form below and return it to the school office. Payment may be made through the school office or Jupiter.
Latin Boot Camp Registration

Upcoming Dates

July–August - Summer Office Hours (M–Th; 9am–3pm)
July 19–August 6 - School Office Closed
July 30 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Aug. 2–7 - Washington D.C. Trip (12th Grade)
Aug. 9 - School Office Reopens
Aug. 9–19 - Traditio for Parents Classes
Aug. 23–25 - Latin Boot Camp
Aug. 27 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Sept. 7 - Teachers Report to School
Sept. 7 - High School Fall Sports Begin
Sept. 7–10 - College Application Boot Camp (12th Grade)
Sept. 13 - All Staff Meeting & Lunch (10am)
Sept. 16 -
- New Family Orientation & Dinner (4pm)
- All School Fellowship & Ice Cream Social (6:30pm)
- Logic & Rhetoric School Open House (7pm)
Sept. 20 - Classes Begin at 8:30am (formal uniforms)

Conservatory Summer Flyer
Summer Music Camp

Grammar School

There is no news at this time.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

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 will be updated soon to reflect this change. In the meantime, 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
August 1 Deadline for Regular Registration (late rates apply after 8/1)

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 regular registration price is $175, due to the office by August 1. Any registrations after August 1 will need to pay the late rate of $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

There is no news at this time.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

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 will be updated soon to reflect this change. In the meantime, 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
August 1 Deadline for Regular Registration (late rates apply after 8/1)

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 regular registration price is $175, due to the office by August 1. Any registrations after August 1 will need to pay the late rate of $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

July–August - Summer Office Hours (M–Th; 9am–3pm)
July 19–August 6 - School Office Closed
July 30 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Aug. 2–7 - Washington D.C. Trip (12th Grade)
Aug. 9 - School Office Reopens
Aug. 9–19 - Traditio for Parents Classes
Aug. 23–25 - Latin Boot Camp
Aug. 27 - Music on the Field (6pm)
Sept. 7 - Teachers Report to School
Sept. 7 - High School Fall Sports Begin
Sept. 7–10 - College Application Boot Camp (12th Grade)
Sept. 13 - All Staff Meeting & Lunch (10am)
Sept. 16 -
- New Family Orientation & Dinner (4pm)
- All School Fellowship & Ice Cream Social (6:30pm)
- Logic & Rhetoric School Open House (7pm)
Sept. 20 - Classes Begin at 8:30am (formal uniforms)