December 17, 2020 - January 6, 2021

Current School News

Current School News

December 17, 2020 - January 6, 2021

All School

"Christmas: the Son of God expressing the love of God to save us from the wrath of God so we could enjoy the presence of God."
John Piper

Register Now For Conservatory Classes!

Registration for 2nd semester Conservatory classes and lessons is now open. These classes and lessons make great Christmas gifts! Visit the Conservatory website to sign up today.

Christmas Cantabile - Fri., Dec. 18 - 2:30-3:00pm

Plan to join us for a special half-hour Christmas Cantabile in the gym on Fri., Dec. 18th at 2:30 to 3:00pm. 

Fri., Dec. 18 - 3pm Dismissal

School will be dismissed at 3pm on Friday, December 18.

Christmas Break - Dec. 21 thru Jan. 4

We pray you will enjoy a time of rest and celebration over the Christmas break. *Please note, teachers return to school Mon., Jan. 4th and students return Tues., Jan. 5th.

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David,
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:11

Year End Giving

Planting Oaks of Righteousness! Help us raise up the next godly generation! -- Year End Giving

Give Today

Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 5

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year begins January 5 for current school families. Families with an upcoming kindergartner may turn in a completed Current Family New Student Application by January 31 for priority registration. Kindergarten enrollment for new families will open February 1.

Mid-terms - Wed., Jan. 6

Your child's mid-term grades will be available to view on Jupiter, Wednesday, January 6. You can view the grades on the first screen ("To Do") in Jupiter. Click on the individual class/subject to see details of those grades. We will not be sending home hard copies this year.

A Christmas Carol - Jan. 8 & 9

The Oaks Theatre's presentation of A Christmas Carol showtimes are Fri., Jan. 8th at 7pm and Sat. Jan. 9th at 2pm & 6pm. Tickets are on sale for $10. Tickets previously purchased for the Dec. dates will be transferred to the Jan. dates for the same showtime. Please call 208-691-4833 with any ticketing questions or to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Carol Poster

Picture Re-takes - Thurs., Jan. 14

Students who missed picture day in November or would like a re-take will have the opportunity to do so Thurs., Jan. 14. Formal uniforms are required for all students having their picture taken. 

Formal Uniform Chart
Online Ordering

Spring Musical Auditions - Jan. 26-28

All Oaks students are welcome to try out for this year's spring musical, which is scheduled for May 14-15. Auditions will be held at the school Tues. through Thurs., Jan. 26-28. Further details will be coming soon.

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break

Christmas Carol

Grammar School

Tardy & Uniform Notices via Jupiter

The grammar school is excited to announce that following the Christmas break all tardy and uniform notices will be sent home via Jupiter. No more paper copies!

4th - 6th Grade Attention Grabbers via Jupiter

Also, after the Christmas break, the 4th thru 6th grade teachers will be sending attention grabbers home via Jupiter. Schoolwork will still come home with the student, but the attention grabber notification will now be sent home via Jupiter. This will allow parents to be made aware of a failed or missing assignment in a more timely manner and parents will no longer need to sign and return the paperwork. The kindergarten thru 3rd grade teachers will continue to send home paper attention grabbers. Questions regarding assignments may be directed to the student's teacher and questions regarding Jupiter may be directed to the school office.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Absentee Procedures

As we navigate school in the midst of Covid, we are working to standardize our procedures for absences and at home participation in Zoom classes as we finish out this week and move into the new year. We want to support you in continuing your child's education even in the midst of extenuating circumstances!

Here are some guidelines to help us all through this time:

  • Please contact the office via phone or email before 8:00am indicating that your student will be absent for the day. Please indicate whether your child is quarantining/well enough to attend online class or is ill and needing homework assignments because he will not be able to attend Zoom class. Teachers will have Zoom portals open for their classes. Teachers will also be tracking Zoom attendance for their classes. If your child ends up not being able to attend Zoom class unexpectedly, it is your responsibility to contact teachers to request homework for that day.
  • Students are expected to attend Zoom with their screens turned on, wearing a uniform. If a student is so ill that she cannot "participate" via Zoom but wants to listen in, she may request permission from her teacher to turn off the screen for the class period.
  • Students who attend class via Zoom will be expected to complete all assignments (including exams) and turn them in on time. Teachers will be working to accommodate Jupiter turn-ins. Of course, if your child is too ill to keep up with schoolwork, we want to work with you and will do so, so please stay in contact with your child's teachers.

May the Lord give us grace to continue trusting in Him!

Traditio Blessing

Traditio has been a new adventure for The Oaks family, and as a staff, we are enjoying the challenge. One blessing of extended class periods that overlap with other classes is the ability to swap teachers for a lesson or series of lessons. In the next few weeks there will be several swaps taking place. The official Traditio teacher is not changing, but we still wanted to give you a heads up to some delightful changes to your child's schedules.

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet.
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Grammar School

Tardy & Uniform Notices via Jupiter

The grammar school is excited to announce that following the Christmas break all tardy and uniform notices will be sent home via Jupiter. No more paper copies!

4th - 6th Grade Attention Grabbers via Jupiter

Also, after the Christmas break, the 4th thru 6th grade teachers will be sending attention grabbers home via Jupiter. Schoolwork will still come home with the student, but the attention grabber notification will now be sent home via Jupiter. This will allow parents to be made aware of a failed or missing assignment in a more timely manner and parents will no longer need to sign and return the paperwork. The kindergarten thru 3rd grade teachers will continue to send home paper attention grabbers. Questions regarding assignments may be directed to the student's teacher and questions regarding Jupiter may be directed to the school office.

Logic & Rhetoric Schools

Absentee Procedures

As we navigate school in the midst of Covid, we are working to standardize our procedures for absences and at home participation in Zoom classes as we finish out this week and move into the new year. We want to support you in continuing your child's education even in the midst of extenuating circumstances!

Here are some guidelines to help us all through this time:

  • Please contact the office via phone or email before 8:00am indicating that your student will be absent for the day. Please indicate whether your child is quarantining/well enough to attend online class or is ill and needing homework assignments because he will not be able to attend Zoom class. Teachers will have Zoom portals open for their classes. Teachers will also be tracking Zoom attendance for their classes. If your child ends up not being able to attend Zoom class unexpectedly, it is your responsibility to contact teachers to request homework for that day.
  • Students are expected to attend Zoom with their screens turned on, wearing a uniform. If a student is so ill that she cannot "participate" via Zoom but wants to listen in, she may request permission from her teacher to turn off the screen for the class period.
  • Students who attend class via Zoom will be expected to complete all assignments (including exams) and turn them in on time. Teachers will be working to accommodate Jupiter turn-ins. Of course, if your child is too ill to keep up with schoolwork, we want to work with you and will do so-so please stay in contact with your child's teachers.

May the Lord give us grace to continue trusting in Him!

Traditio Blessing

Traditio has been a new adventure for The Oaks family, and as a staff, we are enjoying the challenge. One blessing of extended class periods that overlap with other classes is the ability to swap teachers for a lesson or series of lessons. In the next few weeks there will be several swaps taking place. The official Traditio teacher is not changing, but we still wanted to give you a heads up to some delightful changes to your child's schedules.

Finding a Fit College - A Note from Mrs. Gibson

10th-12th Grade Students & Parents - If you are college-minded and have an hour, I encourage you to watch this helpful video: "Tips on Choosing a Best-Fit College and a Major." I have been in touch with both panelists, one from Messiah College and the other from Delaware County Christian School. Their information is presented in a clear and succinct manner. The only aspect of their webinar that was not emphasized is the importance of considering the "spiritual fit" of a college or university. To address that important conversation, I have attached my own document on finding a "Fit College." I would be happy to discuss any of these ideas with you; simply reach out and we can schedule a time to meet.
Mrs. Lynn Gibson, Director of College & Career Counseling

Finding a Fit College

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 15 - Conservatory Recital (6:30pm - Sanctuary)
Jan. 15 - Poetry Out Loud Competition (9th-12th grades)
Jan. 18 - Open House (9-11am)
Jan. 21 - "F" Notices Posted on Jupiter
Jan. 21 - Instrumental Concert (7pm - Gym)
Jan. 26 - PSAT test administered at The Oaks
Jan. 26-28 - Spring Musical Auditions
Jan. 29 - Kindergarten Priority Registration Due
Feb. 1 - Kindergarten Open Enrollment Begins
Feb. 2-5 - Logic & Rhetoric School Finals
Feb. 5 - End of 2nd Quarter
Feb. 5 - ACH Paperwork Due
Feb. 5 - Logic & Rhetoric Schools End of Semester Celebration (1-3pm)
Feb. 8 - Spring Musical Rehearsals Begin
Feb. 8-12 - ERB Testing (3rd-10th)
Feb. 9 - 8th Grade Parent Meeting (6:30pm)
Feb. 12 - 2nd Quarter Grades Posted on Jupiter
Feb. 12 - 1st-12th Grade Priority Registration Due
Feb. 15-19 - Mid-Winter Break