Parent Resources

Student Symptom Screening

It is MANDATORY that students have the OCS Student Symptom Screening form filled out BEFORE arriving to school each day.

Please scan the Student Symptom Screening QR Code to the right with your phone or tablet, or click the link below to fill out the Student Screening.

OCS Student Symptom Screening

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PICK-UP DIRECTIONS 8/5/2021:
Traffic flow for afternoon dismissal ONLY 6th & 7th Grade parents should access Central Avenue near the intersection of Montgomery and Skidaway Road. There is a traffic sign that does not allow for a left hand turn off Montgomery Crossroads onto Central Avenue. Therefore, you will need to make a right hand turn onto Central Ave., make a left hand turn onto Washington St, a left hand turn onto Leghorn St, a left hand turn onto Billings Rd, and finally a right hand turn onto Central Avenue. Travel down Central Avenue and make a right hand turn onto the bus ramp.  After picking up your child, you will exit making a right hand turn back onto Central.  We are NOT going to allow left hand turns into the bus ramp off of Central and no left hand turns onto Central when exiting.

DROP-OFF  DIRECTIONS:
All 8th grade students/parents will use the normal carpool line in front of the school for arrival and dismissal.
All 6th and 7th grade students/parents will use the bus ramp for arrival and dismissal.

8th grade parents should access Central Avenue near the intersection of Montgomery Crossroads and Skidaway Road. There is a traffic sign that does not allow for a left hand turn off Montgomery Crossroads onto Central Avenue. Therefore, you will need to make a right hand turn onto Central Ave., make a left hand turn onto Washington St, a left hand turn onto Leghorn St, a left hand turn onto Billings Rd, and finally a right hand turn onto Central Avenue. Travel down Central Avenue and make a right hand turn into the main parking lot area by the school sign.  See map below.

6th and 7th grade parents should access Central Avenue via Skidaway Road near Eisenhower Drive. Central Ave is right across the street from the Alee Temple. When traveling south on Skidaway make a left hand turn onto Central Ave and another immediate left hand turn onto the bus ramp. When traveling north on Skidaway, make an immediate right hand onto Central Ave and then an immediate left hand turn onto the bus ramp.  See map below.

If a family is transporting multiple grade level students, please use the bus ramp drop off/pickup location.

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OCS Parents are invited to join the new
Oglethorpe Charter School Parent Group Page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocsparentgroup
 

 

***More information will be added to this page as needed and when available.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 912-395-5075 or email the Principal, Kevin Wall, at Kevin.Wall@sccpss.com.

The Learning Management System (LMS)

For virtual learning and beyond, OCS will be using a Learning Management System (LMS) known as itsLearning.  itsLearning is an online cloud-based solution that will provide parents, students, and staff a “one stop shop” for all things related to curriculum and content management, instruction, tools for assessment and communication, and reporting and analytics. The system will integrate content to provide a seamless process for remote learning and will be accessible via the District website.

Students will access the LMS via their device anywhere that has an internet connection. Simply visit our E-Learning page or sccpss.com for the login portal. OCS Teachers will populate the system with lessons, classroom assignments and will communicate with parents and students via messages and/or email.

An easy way to understand the LMS is to picture a house that contains everything you need!  OCS Teachers will have the ability to customize learning tools to fit the needs of our students!

PowerSchool - Parent Access

PowerSchool logo How do I sign up for and use Parent Access?
Please contact our Student Information Specialist at Sarita.Brown-Grant@sccpss.com if you do not have your login information. Once you are properly identified, your student's access ID and password will be provided. Each child will have a separate access ID and you will need to link each to the account you create in Parent Access. Instructions for using the Parent Access portal is posted on the BOE website.  Click here for Parent Access How to Videos.

Thanks to a new Year-Round Update (YRU) enhancement in the Power School Parent Access Portal, parents can now update personal information throughout the school year.  The YRU allows parents and guardians to update phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts at any time.  Information is updated immediately upon form submission.   This enhancement gives parents more control over their student's data. 
Please note that addresses and parent/guardian names cannot be updated in the YRU. Parents will need to contact the schools directly for those requests as additional documentation is required. 
 Parent Access why and how 

Availability
Parent Access will be available for login after the tenth day of each school year and will close five days before the end of each marking period. In addition, as the marking period changes from one quarter to another, you can expect to have access to your student's grades for the new quarter five days after the start of the quarter.

School Nutrition Program

 
School meals will be available at NO COST to ALLstudents for the 2021-22 School Year.
 
 

Vaccinations for School

Certain vaccinations are required before your child can attend school. Please make sure your child is up to date before the school year starts.  You may click on the links below to learn what your child needs:
GA Dept of Public Health Website
7th Grade Vaccine Handbook
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines
Teen Teaching Sheet
Give Em Your Best Shot

Complete vaccination records can be mailed to the school or scanned copies can be emailed to Nurse Bolden at Dolores.Borden@sccpss.comDept of Health logo 

2021-22 Grading Policy

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
Oglethorpe Charter School serves students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth. All of Oglethorpe’s teachers are trained in the Georgia Standards of Excellence which are directly aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards. All students at Oglethorpe take core classes in reading/literature, writing/grammar, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to the regular curriculum, students will receive:

  • Character Education
  • Instruction in study skills, test-taking, note-taking, and time-management
  • 15 minutes set aside each day for sustained silent reading in reading classes
  • Specialized instruction for students not meeting standards in reading and math
  • Enrichment opportunities for students exceeding standards in reading and math
  • Remediation opportunities for students who are struggling in their subjects.
  • Career/College Readiness
  • Goal Setting

60%  Assessments: Tests, Quizzes, Formative/Summative Assessments; Major Projects
40%
 Classwork/Homework: Class Assignments, Daily Small Projects

Parents are asked to refrain from doing the student’s assignments. However, as stated in Item 13 of the Family Contract, parents are responsible for seeing that students complete and turn in assignments. Failure to complete classwork or homework assignments will result in mandatory Saturday School. All assignments must be completed. Late assignments are subject to partial credit at the discretion of the assigning teacher. Students with more than five (5) missing assignments may not be eligible to attend extracurricular activities. 

In the event of an excused absence, assignment deadlines will be extended one day for each day’s absence. Absence from school for illness or to attend a special school function does not excuse a student from the responsibility for completing assignments in and out of class. 

Attendance Policy

Student attendance is the responsibility of the parent and the student. School attendance and academic success are causally related. When students are absent from school, their absence causes a loss of instructional time and could result in poor academic performance.

E-learning days attendance will be defined by a student’s participation. Students will be considered in attendance when they are participating in active instruction and/or educational services. Examples include time spent working in the online platform, log-in activity, attendance during live instruction, submission of student assignments, and student/teacher interactions.

OCS PTO

The Oglethorpe Charter School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is accepting memberships for the 2021-22 school year.  The cost if $5 per family.  If you would like to join, serve on the PTO Board, serve on a committee, or be a volunteer, please contact Yvonne Friedman, PTO President, at oglethorpecharterpto@yahoo.com.

Like Oglethorpe Charter PTO on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/oglethorpecharterpto/

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Oglethorpe Charter School Parent Group Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocsparentgroup
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Please visit and like our OCS Facebook page.  It is updated often with school activities and news.
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Additionally, please like our OCS Library Media Center Facebook page.  Lots of resources are posted here as well as Library events and news.
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