Welcome Back Letter
Dear SOES Parents,
We hope you had a great summer, and we look forward to working with you and your children this year! All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. We are proud of the progress our students are showing each year both academically and socially. This year, we will continue to work hard to reach our academic goals while maintaining a safe and caring learning environment. All of our staff – secretaries, cafeteria staff, custodians, instructional assistants, and teachers — are committed to providing our children with an exciting and enriching educational experience! We are excited to catch students following our school expectations and award them with “Eagle Bucks” for use in the S.O.A.R. Store!
We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers and we value your input and partnership with us in the education of your children. It is important that you offer your children words of encouragement, hugs, show an interest in their work, and be present at school events. We encourage you to get connected with our PTA or SAC to help make a difference!
I feel privileged to serve as the principal of this fine school that is filled with great children and great staff! I know that the time you and your children spend at Seven Oaks Elementary School will be rewarding.
Severe Weather (Rainy Day) Dismissal
Rainy day dismissal is called when severe weather is presented to affect dismissal.
Severe weather is defined as lighting, thunder, heavy rain or wind.
When rainy day dismissal is called the rainy day flag is displayed at the front of the school and a Remind Message is sent to parents.
Parents of bikers or walkers
1) Be sure your child has an umbrella and/or raincoat in their bookbag.
2) Be sure your child and their teacher know how the student should be dismissed on rainy day dismissal: parent will enter the car line, parent will do walker pick-up, or child will remain a biker or walker to be dismissed when the severe weather passes.
As Florida weather is sporadic and ever-changing, it is important for parents to discuss rainy day dismissal with their child and the teacher in advance.
We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.
Dear Eagle Parents,
Seven Oaks Elementary is committed to developing a technologically relevant and engaging learning environment for all students by providing them with the opportunity to develop the resource sharing, innovation, communication skills, and tools that are essential to both life and work in the 21st Century.
As we embark on this new adventure of digital learning, whether your child is taking classes online or in-person, having access to a device will be important. We wanted to remind you of our school district’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program that allows students to wirelessly access the Internet for educational purposes as directed by a teacher or administrator. With school or district staff approval, students may use their own devices at school to participate in instructional activities, access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners and utilize productivity tools and instructionally appropriate apps loaded on their devices.
So, if you are able to provide your child with a device to use at school or home, here is what you should know.
- District recommendations for devices:
- laptops (Windows, Mac, or Chromebook) with a camera and a recent version of the Chrome browser on the device.
- 4-8G of RAM. Less memory will work but may be slow.
- Other devices, including tablets and iPads with the Chrome browser installed, will work for most applications, however, they may not work for all applications.
- Specific iPad versions that are confirmed compatible include, iPad Air and newer, iPad Mini 2 and newer. Older versions or iPads may not work for all applications.
- For the students to gain access to the school internet, parents will need to sign the BYOD Agreement form.
Parents, please know that use of personal devices is never a requirement and will not impact student grades. In instances where a device is required for an assignment, students without a device of their own will be provided one by the district/school site. We just wanted to remind our Eagle parents of the BYOD opportunity.