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December Newsletter
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Monday, December 04, 2017

Ooltewah Elementary School


DECEMBER 4, 2017 Newsletter


Dear OES Families,


Winter is here.  It may not feel like it today, but it looks like it will be here before you know it.  We have had our usual roller coaster of winter temperatures, so please be sure your child is prepared for the current weather conditions.  Below are procedural routines for inclement weather. 


Winter weather

Families will be notified of any school closings or dismissals due to inclement weather by our school district’s mass communication system.  Please be sure your contact information is correct at the front office.  In the event that school is dismissed early for bad weather, we will use the information the “Inclement Weather Dismissal Form” to dismiss you child.  If school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, buses will carry students as close as possible to their home (in the judgment of the bus driver).  For accurate communication, please notify the front office if your contact information has changed.  Child care is not provided at OES in the event school is cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather.  If you receive an automated message on your phone, please listen to it prior to calling the school for information.



Classes start in the classroom at 8:30 with morning announcements.

A student being TARDY 15 minutes a day for 5 days loses 75 minutes of instruction.

If this happens every day for a month (4 weeks), that’s 5 hours of lost instruction.  WOW!!!

Let’s work together to make sure our students get the maximum instruction they deserve.


Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing into a “mountain” as the cold weather arrives.  Don’t forget to write your child’s name in their clothing so we can find the owner.  Our lost and found is located clothing racks (provided by the PTA) in the Dining Hall.


Winter Break

Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on December 19th.  Winter break will be from December 20-January 7.  Students return to school on January 8th.  Be sure your child reads over the break. 



5                      6:30 PTA with student performance

19                    11:30 Dismissal

20 – Jan 7      Winter Break


Sincerely, Tom Arnold, OES Principal

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