Ojus Elementary School
Home of the Ojus Super Stars!
2018-2019 school year
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS AUGUST 20, 2018!
REGISTRATION FOR PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN
ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Registration hours are from 9:30 - 2:30 Monday - Friday.
Check out the links below to view the registration requirements.
Registration Requirements in English
Registration Requirements in Spanish
Kindergarten and First Grade = 8:20am - 1:50pm - Mondays - Fridays
Second through Fifth Grades = 8:35am - 3:05pm - (Wednesday, early release at 1:50pm)
After Care Information:
School personnel cannot undertake the responsibility of supervising students before and after school. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to arrange for the care of children before and after school.
There are several different services that provide before care, after care and private transportation services in the Ojus Elementary area. The YMCA is located on campus and offers both before and after care. Ojus Elementary does not endorse any particular service. It is up to the parent to make the right selection for your children based upon the needs of your family. Brochures for some of these providers may be found at the Ojus Elementary front office as well as at the time of orientation.
Uniforms are mandatory:
Tops = White, Navy or Yellow
Bottoms = Navy and Khaki
Ojus Superstar Spirit Shirts may be worn on Wednesdays.
Students may participate in Dress Down Friday Fundraisers. The cost is $1 per Friday to participate and students may wear appropriate, non-uniform clothing to school. Stay tuned for theme based Dress Down Days.
Miami-Dade Schools - Important dates to be aware of:
August 20, 2018 - First day of school for 2018-2019 school year
September 20, 2018 - Labor Day
September 10,2018 - Teacher Planning Day
September 19, 2018 - Teacher Planning Day
October 26, 2018 - Teacher Planning Day
October 29, 2018 - 2nd grading period begins
November 6, 2018 - Veterans Day Observed
November 21, 2018 - Teacher Planning Day
November 22, 2018 - Thanksgiving
November 23, 2018 - Recess Day
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - Winter Recess
January 18, 2019 - Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Observed
January 22, 2019 - 3rd grading period begins
February 18, 2019 - All President's Day
March 25-29, 2019 - Spring Break
April 1, 2019 - 4th grading period begins
April 19, 2019 - Teacher Planning Day
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day Observed
June 6, 2019 - Last Day of School
View Miami Dade Schools calendar for 2018-2019 school year.
It is EASY to help us earn EXTRA MONEY for the Ojus Elementary Media Center.
Many of the products that you buy already have Box Top for Education labels on them. Please cut them out as you use the products, save them in an envelope or baggie until you have 50 Box Tops and have your child bring the Box Tops in to Ms. Graham in the media center. Each child who brings a batch of 50 Box Tops will receive a special treat. Learn More
Use the Box Tops app and earn bonus Box Tops for Ojus Elementary
Box Top collection is ongoing. Our goal is to reach $1,500 by the end of the school year. Please help us. Keep saving your Box Tops! Collect them from relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Scholastic Develop Parent Support Resource
Learning Heroes, in conjunction with The National Parent Teacher Association and Scholastic, have released "The Super 5" an interactive checklist designed to help parents foster a deeper understanding of what their child is learning at school and how to best assist them at any grade level. The checklist features nearly 20 links to resources focusing on a wide arrange of communications issues, including the best ways for parents to define what "success" is for their child in the upcoming school year; how to have a highly effective parent-teacher conversation; and, detailed information on the standardized tests in each state. The checklist also features guides for parents to identify if their child is being bullied at school, and to help them better understand the social challenges that their kids face as they grow up in a highly connected and tech-savvy world.
The Division of Academics Reading/Language Arts has a Read-at-Home place that can be located on their website http://languageartsreading.dadeschools.net/ in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Please feel free to take advantage of this resource.
We are proud to announce that Ojus Elementary has earned a GOLD school "STEAM" designation
The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program is designed to introduce our students, at an early age, to fields of study that will be in high demand. We teach our students to be problem solvers and logical thinkers by peeking their natural interest and curiosity in exploring how things work though involvement in fun, experiential, engaging activities, starting at a young age. We strive to create a lifetime love of learning for your child.
LEARN MORE about STEAM Program
All Ojus Elementary students are required to do summer reading projects. Please click on the link below for the summer reading for your child's grade level:
School supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year are still being finalized and will be posted as soon as possible.
Do you want to be more involved in your child's school? Do you have some great ideas to make Ojus even better than it already is? Do you want to flex your leadership skills? Volunteer to help out!
CLICK HERE FOR OJUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS!