Ms. Stokes (914)457-4654 Mrs. Gooden (914)400-6302
May 25, 2020
Thank you for your cooperation and perseverance during this very trying school year. We were met with many challenges, but with God’s help, and by His grace we have made it through. We hope that you are pleased with the quality service Oakview continues to provide. The following is some end of year information:
1. Plans for Graduation 2020 have been solidified. We understand that the graduates have worked hard, and their accomplishments should be acknowledged despite these difficult times of pandemic. Therefore, we have decided to conduct a Graduation Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Victory SDA Church located at 1271 Burke Ave. Bronx, NY 10469 in the parking lot.
This ceremony is for the Graduates and their parents only. They will arrive in their cars and stay in their cars for the ceremony in the parking lot. Only one family car per graduate is allowed. The graduate must be inside the car to have permission to enter the parking lot. Students and parents need to stay inside the car unless further directions are given. We encourage everyone to wear a mask. Everyone must leave immediately after the program in order to facilitate the next group. We plan to live stream the events so that others can watch online.
PreK will have their promotion ceremony from 2:00pm to 2:45pm.
Kindergarten will have their graduation ceremony from 3:00pm to 3.45pm.
Grade 8 will have their graduation ceremony from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Graduation gowns or stoles for PK, K, and Grade 8 must be picked up on June 15, 2020 between 9:00am to 4:00pm. The homeroom teacher will let you know the fee. All textbooks must be returned on the same day. Please be aware there is a fee of $35.00 per textbook if the book is not returned. The remaining grades will return their books on the following schedule:
Grades 1, 2, and 3 on Tuesday, June 16 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Grades 4, 5 on Wednesday, June 17 from 9:00 to 4:00pm
Grades 6, 7 on Thursday, June 18 from 9:00 to 4:00pm
We know that this is not our usual way of conducting Graduation, but let us be encouraged with the fact that this is the first Graduating Class to receive a Graduation Parade and that is definitely something to be excited and grateful for.
2. Summer school will be based on the request of parents for grades 1 - 8. It will be done online, June 22 – July 9, 2020. Students must be serious about their work. We will need to have a minimum of 20 students. For the programming or coding program with Mr. Anderson, we need to have a minimum of 10 students. The cost will be $95.00 per week or $285. 00.
3. The Principal would like to address all Prek –Grade 4 parents next week on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm and grades 5-8 parents on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00pm. The number for the conference call is: 605-475-6711 with access code: 659744#. The main item for discussion is registration for the next school year and planning for "Social Distancing" within the school building.
4. You now have the option to re-register your child for the next school year by clicking on the "Registration” tab on Jupiter. Fill out the form and click “submit". Please do so before June 30, 2020. We need to have the numbers before we order textbooks for the next school year.
God has truly been good to us through all of this. We thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Oakview School. Congratulation to all the celebrants!
J. Eric Imbert