Parent Resources


Dismissal Safety Reminders!
      *Students will not enter vehicles waiting in the road that are not in the car line.
      *Students will not cross driveways or the street for pick-up, except when accompanied by an adult.
      *Late pick-up students must remain in the supervised area of the bus ramp. No waiting on Central Ave.
      *Walkers not picked up by 3:00 PM from Alee Temple and Paulsen parking lots will be escorted back
         to campus when directed by OCS staff.

Parents & Guardians:  If you would like for your student to be a walker, you must fill out the form at the link below.
OCS Walker Form

Drop-off Pick-up DIRECTIONS (effective August 3, 2023): 
Parents will need to use the directions in this link for Drop-off and Pick-up in the mornings and afternoons:
Pick-up and Drop-Off Directions 23-24

To improve the safety and speed of our carpool process, we will be using an online carpool app called Beeline Pickup.  Beeline is a smart school dismissal system that simplifies after-school pickups by automatically showing which drivers are waiting outside and which drivers are soon to arrive, giving our school the ability to dismiss kids in a more safe and timely manner.
In order to set up this process, we need to confirm the names and contact information of our drivers.  Please take a moment to complete the Google Form to register for carpool. Please complete this form even if you do not wish to use the Beeline App so that we can update our contact information.  If you decide to use the APP, you will receive an email/text with login information once we are set up. 
2023-24 OCS Carpool Registration Form  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shehane at or (912) 665-6817.

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Please click here for a message from our School Nurse:  School Year 2023
Your child’s safety is very important to Oglethorpe Charter School.  Does your student have food allergies, seizures, asthma, diabetes, sickle cell,  etc.?  If so, you must have the state mandated paperwork filled out in the nursing office each school year.  Please contact Nurse Borden with any questions or concerns at 395-5079 or

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Please NOTE:

Absolutely NO FOOD DELIVERIES will be accepted for or by students at OCS.  For example, Grub Hub, Door Dash, etc.
Students are NOT allowed to bring personal Laptops or Chromebooks from home. Students may only use OCS Chromebooks to complete work at school.

2023-24 Grading Policy

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

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. 

Grading Policy- The following grading policy has been adopted by Oglethorpe Charter School:
     ▪ 60% Assessments: Tests, Quizzes, Formative/Summative Assessments, Major Projects.
     ▪ 40% Classwork: Homework, Daily Class Assignments, Small Projects
     ▪ High Honor Roll -GPA of 95 or higher, no grade below 90.
     ▪ Honor Roll –GPA of 90 or higher, no grade below 85.
Honor rolls may be published in the quarterly newsletter and the local newspaper. Students will also be recognized for earning Honor Roll at any point throughout the school year.
Grade Reporting and Tracking Policy - Report cards are published through the Parent Portal every nine weeks based on district schedule. Parents should check Power School to be notified if students have a GPA below 70. Students who have failed courses at the end of the first semester are sent home a Critical Decision Forms. Parent(s) or Guardian(s) are required to schedule a parent conference with the student’s team. Parents are also encouraged to enroll in Parent Access. Please contact Ms. Sarita Grant (Information Specialist) for assistance. The ending nine (9) weeks grades may not have a numerical value lower than 60.
Grading Procedure - The following grading scale will be used to report student achievement in all school subjects:  A = 90–100; B = 80–90; C = 70–79, F = 0–69.

PowerSchool - Parent Access

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Please contact our Student Information Specialist at 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.

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.  
If a student arrives to school after 7:45 am, the parent/guardian MUST come inside the building and sign their child in at the front office. 

Excused and/or Unexcused Absences - Oglethorpe’s policy is that each student is allowed 5 excused or unexcused absences each semester without penalty. After 10 total absences, students may be assigned a morning or an afterschool admin-managed detention after the first 10-days of school as well as a Saturday school to make up the missed time and may be referred to our school social worker. Unexcused absence will be subject to attendance investigation.

Unexcused Absences (1-Full Day, 2-5 Full Days/10 Full Days) - If a student is marked with a chronic unexcused absence (chronic attendance and/or tardies to school a.m. class) for the school day, the student will not be allowed to participate or attend extracurricular activities scheduled on the day of the absence and/or for a period of time as determined by administration after having held a truancy meeting. After 10 or more days total absences, students will be considered truant and will be referred to our school social worker and be required to make up missed time by attending a mandatory academic Saturday school.

School Nutrition Program

Please fill out the form for free or reduced school lunch to see if your child qualifies here:
Federal Waivers that have provided free school lunch for everyone through the pandemic are expiring for 2023-24.  
 School Nutrition 

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 Dept of Health logo


The Oglethorpe Charter School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is accepting memberships for the current 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 Germain Nieves, PTO President, at

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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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