2022-23 Back to School & Welcome Letter from Principal Cline

Published on Aug 10, 2022

Dear Oak Grove Elementary Families,

Happy summer! Our dedicated team is ready to welcome our students back to OGE for the 2022-23 school year. We will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks about teacher assignments and busing,  school procedures, and a school calendar with key dates and events. Here’s your first update for the 2022-23 school year:

1st Day of School For K-5 Students is Tuesday, Aug. 30!

Virtual Open House

  • On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6pm, Principal Cline will host a virtual open house. Families will hear OGE updates and get useful information about the 2021-22 school year.
  • Join via Google Meet at this link 

Teachers and Transportation

  • Teacher placements and bus information will be on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, August 9. Access this information via the Oak Grove school website by clicking on “BPS Login” at the top.

Infinite Campus

  • This is the parent hub for student information. Access your IC account and ensure all information is correct by visiting login.isd271.org
  • If you are new and have never logged in, start at "Claim My Account" and follow the prompts. 
  • For help, contact 952-681-6750 or techhelp@isd271.org

Assessment Conferences

  • On Aug. 24 or 29, your child(ren) will come to school for an individual reading conference with their classroom teacher(s). These 30-minute conferences will allow teachers, parents and students to meet and will provide teachers with information to start the school year.
  • School will not be in session on these days. While your child is with their teacher, parents can drop off supplies and go to the gym for useful school information.
  • Please visit our school website beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17 to sign up for assessment conferences.

Supply lists

  • Supply lists are on our website. If you need help with purchasing supplies, please contact Principal Cline.

School Communication

  • In partnership with our PTA, we email a weekly school update Friday p.m. 
  • Weekly updates are short and it is strongly recommended to read them to stay informed about OGE. 
  • Please make sure all family info, emergency contacts and emails are updated in Infinite Campus to receive this weekly update. 

School Day

  • Student day is 9:00 a.m. -  3:20 p.m. Buses drop off students between 8:35 - 8:45 a.m. and leave OGE at 3:25 p.m.
  • Unless they are sick or it is a family situation, your student needs to be at school. On time. 
  • If they will be out, you must contact us at 952-681-6802 or via email at ogeattendance@isd271.org

Car Riders

  • Kinders and all students eating breakfast should be dropped off between 8:35 - 8:45 a.m.
  • All other car riders should be dropped off at 8:50 a.m.
  • End of the day pick-up time for car riders is 3:20 p.m. Enter from 104th and use either our drive-thru line or park in the lot and walk across to pick up your child.
  • NO CHILD can walk unattended into the parking lot and don’t double park in the drive-thru lane. Safety first!

Food Services

  • To view menus, access payment accounts & to complete the application for educational benefits, please visit the BPS Food Services

Qualifying applications generate much needed educational funds for all of our schools so we ask all families to complete an application each year.  Visit the above website to complete an application online, or a light green colored form was sent home for you to complete (just the front side) & return to the school office. Call 952-681-6570 for assistance with the form.

Free Breakfast 

  • Free breakfast will again be offered to all our students from 8:35 - 9 a.m.

PTA Meetings/School Events

  • We have a remarkable PTA that does so much to help our school community. Learn more about our PTA here!
  • Here is the BPS School year calendar, with the OGE calendar and PTA schedule of events coming out soon. 
  • Consider joining and volunteering, we are OGE together!

Future Communication:

  • In the coming weeks, I will share information about new/returning staff, COVID/Safety protocols, school procedures, and information about the BPS referendum this fall.

We will provide reminders throughout the year and notify you of key events and information. We are constantly trying to improve the OGE experience, and welcome your support and feedback. I encourage you to contact me with ANY questions, comments, or suggestions about these items or anything else regarding OGE. We are excited to start another school year with you!

Principal Brian Cline and your OGE staff

Key Information

  • Office: 952-681-6800
  • Attendance: 952-681-6802 / ogeattendance@isd271.org
  • Nurse: 952-681-6808
  • Transportation: 952-681-6300
  • Principal: 952-681-6850
  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Student School Day: 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
  • Breakfast: 8:35-9 a.m.