• Jump Start Day for 6th Graders

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith on 7/16/2018

    JUMP START DAY for 6th graders is Monday, August 13th

    Classes begin at 7:30 am and end at 12:05 noon

    Busses will run on Jump Start Day


    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for all grades is Tuesday, August 14th

    Classes begin at 7:30 am and end at 2:35 pm


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  • Schedule Pick up and Orientation

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith on 7/9/2018

    Please join us on Thursday, August 9th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for schedule pick up and orientation for grades 6, 7, and 8.  The process should take about 45 minutes. Families are asked to arrive any time between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. *Please fill out the enclosed paperwork in advance to speed up the process and make things run smoothly.  * School pictures will NOT be taken this night.


    This will be an evening packed with valuable information for everyone!  If you are a family who has never had students at Oakland, this orientation will be a great way for you to get school off to a great start.


    Thursday, August 9th, 2018 Schedule Pick up and Orientation for 6th, 7th, & 8th grades

    Please put this date on your calendar and make plans to join us.  If you cannot make it on Thursday, August 9th, you may pick up all schedules and materials between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10th


    4:00—7:00 pm—Schedule Pick up—Gymnasium

    • turn in all forms (health forms, volunteer forms). You will be given your student’s information form to edit/update information we currently have on file
    • pick up your schedule
    • tour Oakland on your own, find classes and meet teachers
    • visit the OFA (Oakland Family Association) table and sign up to volunteer, buy spirit shirts, athletic passes and Oakland attire (checks for attire and the No Fundraiser List should be made out to OFA, checks for sports passes will be made out to CPS)
    • visit the Food Service Table to open a lunch account to avoid the hassle of bringing lunch money every day (if you pay by check, you will need a separate check made out to Columbia Public Schools)
    • visit the Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) booths to sign up for the many clubs and activities offered at OMS - booths will be located in the cafeteria


    Parent Orientation Informational Meetings in the Media Center at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. You are not required to attend these meetings. It is mainly for families new to Oakland.

    • learn about the programs and expectations at Oakland
    • learn and ask questions about the AVID Program
    • meet Mr. Jeff Mielke—Assistant Principal, Mr. Eric Hudson, Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Nawassa Logan—           Guidance Counselor, and Dr. Helen Porter—Principal
    • the meeting should last about 30 minutes


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  • July Newsletter

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith on 7/9/2018
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  • School Supply List

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith on 7/8/2018

    School Supply List for Oakland Students 18 - 19 School Year 

    School Supply List

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