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Oakley Union ESD

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    To report or clear student absences please call the Laurel Direct Attendance Line at        925.625.7091

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    Counseling

    We are living in a very different world right now and this can be very difficult for our children to process. Our counselors will still be available for families in need. You can reach Erin Turner, school counselor, at 925-625-7090 or via email at eturner@ouesd.k12.ca.us

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    Congratulations High School Graduating Class of 2020
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    Congratulations to the Fifth Grade Laurel Class of 2013! Always a Laurel Leopard!
    Public Review of New Science Instruction Material:

    OUESD has completed the pilot process for new Science Instruction Materials for our Elementary and Middle Schools. We are excited to announce the recommendation of Twig Science (K-5th) and McGraw Hill Inspire Science (6-8th). Information about the pilot process will be shared at the next OUESD Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 20th. 

    Due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place order, OUESD is holding the “public viewing” virtually from May 17th - June 17th, 2020. Additional information and links to view the recommended materials are provided in the Letters below. Once you view the materials, please complete the
    OUESD NGSS Science Curriculum Adoption Feedback Form to share your comments or questions. Your responses will be used as part of the adoption process. 

    The official decision to adopt the materials will be made by the OUESD Board of Trustees at the meeting on June 17, 2020. 

    The Laurel Staff Misses You
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    Due to the current Shelter-in-Place order issued in Contra Costa County, our physical school buildings remain closed.  However, all of our school and district staff remain here to serve you and your students. The Oakley Union Elementary School District will be providing distance learning to all students during this difficult time.

    Registering Students

    If you have questions about how to register your student(s) to attend this school, please contact Cathy Sousa at 925-625-7090 or via email at csousa@ouesd.k12.ca.us

    If you are unsure about which OUESD school your student should be attending, please visit www.ouesd.k12.ca.us/attendance

    Help With Access To Technology

    If your student needs help accessing their distance learning please contact Cathy Sousa at 925-625-7090 or via email at csousa@ouesd.k12.ca.us

    Grab and Go Meals

    “Grab and Go” Meals will continue to be provided to students (under 18 years of age) on Mondays and Thursdays at a limited number of sites and times. Additionally, multiple meals will be handed out at any one time to limit the number of times students must leave their homes.

    Locations and Times as follows:

    Oakley Elementary School: Mondays and Thursdays @ 10 – 11 am

    Iron House Elementary School: Mondays and Thursdays @ 10 – 11 am

    (Mondays = 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches provided; Thursdays = 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches)

    Pandemic-EBT Card

    Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, families who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get extra food benefits to help feed their children. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT and are in addition to any free meals that you may be receiving through our meal distribution on Mondays and Thursdays.

    Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on a P-EBT card. You can use your P-EBT card like a debit card to buy food and groceries for your children.

    Most families who receive CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or other social services benefits will get a P-EBT card in the mail before May 22. Please keep an eye out for this card in the mail over the next few weeks.

    Other families will need to complete a simple and quick online application before June 30, 2020. More information can be found at the P- EBT information page.

    Mental Health and Social/Emotional Support Resources

    We want all of our Oakley Union Elementary School District community to know their health and safety is our priority.  During times of uncertainty, it is important to concentrate on the physical and emotional health of students, staff, and families.  We have created this COVID-19 resource page with various resources, activities and hotlines to reach out for assistance.

    In the event that this is an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.

    Contra Costa Health Services:
    Mental Health Wellness & Education on how to address “Disappointment,” reduce “Stress” and maintain a “Positive Attitude”
    888-678-7277 [available 24/7]

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 
    Coping with Stress During a Pandemic
    Contra Costa Crisis Center: Services and Resources for Teens
    800-833-2900 (24/7)

    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
    Fact Sheet on COVID-19 along with Age Appropriate Coping Strategies

    The Child Mind Institute:
    How to speak to kids about the Coronavirus

    The National Association of School Psychologists & the National Association of School Nurses:
    Talking to Children About COVID-19 (in English & en español)

    The Trevor Project:
    LGTBQ Youth Support During COVID-19

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
    Stress and Coping [multiple languages]

    National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI):
    COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide     

    Community Letter (PDF)

    Welcome to Laurel Elementary School

    Laurel School is a community of active learners dedicated to the development of individual potential and social responsibility. We work together to create a Caring School Community which promotes tolerance and respect and provides a safe and nurturing environment in which students can learn. We hold high expectations for our students and have a belief that all students can learn.

    If you are not receiving email notifications from Laurel School and would like to, please send your email request to LSeeno@ouesd.k12.ca.us .

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    Uniform Complaint Procedures

    The Oakley Union Elementary School District annually notifies our students, employees, parents or guardians of its students, the district advisory committee, school advisory committees, appropriate private school officials, and other interested parties of the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) process.

    The Oakley Union Elementary School District is primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group, and all programs and activities that are subject to the UCP.

    Updated UCP Notice 19-20 English and Spanish.pdf (PDF)