A Special Message from Kyle Boyles
I am so very excited to welcome everyone back to school for another wonderful year at Oakbrook Prep! We have missed you all! A special welcome to our new students, families, and teachers!
Our school verse for the year is Hebrews 6:19. After a year where we faced a global pandemic, multiple tornadoes, and murder hornets, this verse is a reminder that our hope is anchored in Jesus! And just as an anchor secures a ship, Jesus secures our soul. He wants to be our anchor in the storms of life and He longs for us to be connected to Him!
We are going to be talking a lot about Jesus as our anchor this year in our classrooms, chapel, and more. We know this year is going to be a little different, and there will still be storms, but with Jesus as our anchor we will get through them together!
You will find lots of information in this guide as we embark on a new journey!
I am very excited to see you all soon for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year!
Key Upcoming Events and
Lower School Class Lists and Middle/Upper School Schedules are available on RenWeb/FACTS.
Meet the Teacher K3-4th grade by appointment. (Teachers will email parents to set these up individually.)
First Full Day of School/Student Orientation 5th-12th graders will have orientation during homeroom.
First Day of School K3-4th grade
Please note changes to Orientation and First Day of School
8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Knight Shift (K3-8th grade)
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
(864) 587-2092 (fax)
FACTS/RenWeb ParentsWeb is a private and secure parents' portal that allows you to view academic information specific to their children, while protecting your children's information from others. You can see your child's grades, homework, school announcements, update medical information, and order lunch, etc.
It is important for each family to have a FACTS/RenWeb account and maintain all relevant health information. The school is not responsible for making changes to your child's student health records, allergies, medicines, etc.
To update your child's medical information, please follow these directions:
Login to FACTS/ParentsWeb.
- Click on School Tab (left hand side)
- Click on Web Forms (also left hand side)
- Click on Family Demographic Form
- Click on Student Medical Form
FACTS/RenWeb Home App
FACTS/RenWeb Home provides access to the features in ParentsWeb via a mobile app. Parents and students have instant access to school and academic information, including online lunch ordering, homework, and more.
The Home app is available for iOS (iPhone or iPad) and Android devices for an annual subscription of $4.99 per household.
ONLINE LUNCH ORDERING!
Parents and students (with login access) who wish to order lunch (daily or weekly) via FACTS/RenWeb (either online or with the FACTS HOME app) from one of our daily vendors/caterers. All orders should be placed before 8 a.m. each day.
Students may also bring lunch from home. Students in grades K3-4th will not have heat-ups for safety reasons. There will be a limited number of microwaves available for middle and upper school students. Students do not have to order unless they choose to. ALL SCHOOL DAY SNACKS MUST BE PROVIDED BY PARENTS. Students who stay for Knight Shift will be provided a snack as part of the cost.
LUNCH MENUS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
HOW TO ORDER LUNCH (via HOME app):
- Open the HOME app
- Click on "Student"
- Click on "Lunch"
- Calendar will appear - select correct month/week
- Select the child you wish to order for. Each lunch option is listed under each child
- Click on the item you wish to order. The 0 should change to 1
- If you need to remove the item click on it and click "remove" when the option pops up.
- Click "done"
- When you are back on the calendar screen the grand total will appear towards the bottom of the screen
- Lunch orders will appear on your monthly invoice
HOW TO ORDER LUNCH (via desktop):
Log In to FACTS/ParentsWeb as usual and follow the below steps:
Click on Student Info Tab (left hand side)
Click on Lunch Tab (also left hand side)
Calendar will appear - select correct month/week
Click on Create Web Order button
A Lunch Order Menu will appear for each individual student in the family (i.e.: Lunch Ordering for John)
Select Menu Choices for each student listed (labeled at the top of the menu) by clicking in QTY Box (Do Not press your Enter button) and recording the number of menu items for each day
Scroll down for next student listed (labeled at the top of the menu) and select menu items
Once all orders have been selected - scroll down to bottom of page for Grand Total and click on Order Items button
Lunch charges will appear on your monthly invoice
If you have any issues with your FACTS/RenWeb account, please contact the school or email Beverly Long.
School Supply Lists for all grades can be found under OAKBROOK 101 on our website.
Student Schedules & Class Lists
Middle School and Upper School Student Schedules and Lower School Class Lists are available now.
How to access Student Schedules
Using the Renweb Mobile HOME App:
1. Select the STUDENT menu.
2. Select SCHEDULE. Click DATE at the bottom. Select a date after August 16. (Select a date we are in school in January to see second semester schedule.)
3. Select SCHEDULE REPORT on Schedule screen to see a complete schedule (including teacher, location, etc.) all on one page.
Using a desktop browser:
1. Select STUDENT INFORMATION Menu. A list of classes will show on the right.
2. Click SCHEDULE on the left to see a
complete first semester schedule. You are unable to see second semester using this method. However, if you click CLASSES under SCHOOL INFORMATION, you will see a
list of all electives for the year.
Tuition payments must be made in accordance with the current Tuition & Fees schedule that families received with the Student Enrollment Contract. Tuition is due the 1st of each month beginning in July through May. Responsible parties will receive a monthly account statement that includes tuition (and any incidentals such as lunch orders) via email along with instructions for generating an account and setting-up a method of payment. You can securely pay tuition and other fees by credit card, debit card and online check as well as securely view your account billing and payment history. For those who wish to pay by check, you can save both time and postage by securely paying via e-check. You may also make payments via paper-check but please note the payment address on your invoice. Please do not mail checks to the school.
Lunches & Incidentals
Students who order lunch at school will be invoiced each month. Other incidentals such as t-shirts, etc. may also be included on your monthly account statement.
Giving at Oakbrook
As the Oakbrook Community grows larger, we continue to nurture a tradition of generosity and commitment. It is through strong giving that we are able to provide a standard of excellence. There are several options for philanthropic giving at Oakbrook. For more information, please visit https://www.oakbrookprep.org/donate.
Grades K3-12 (included in the COVID-19 Addendum of the Family Handbook)
Arrival - Carpool & Early Bird
ALL students in K3-grade 3 will be dropped off at the Primary Building. If dropped off between 7:45 and 8:00, students will wait in Early Bird until time to go to class. There will be a staggered dismissal from Early Bird beginning at 7:45 with 3rd grade and ending at 8:00 with K3. NO students should be dropped off before 7:30. All students should enter the building wearing their mask. Masks may be removed by students in K3-K5 when they enter their classroom.
ALL students in grades 4-8 will be dropped off at the Gym Building. NO students should be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. ALL students who arrive before 7:45 a.m. will go directly to Early Bird in the Gym. At 7:45, all students will report to their first class of the day. They should enter the Gym Building door wearing a mask.
ALL students in grades 9-12 will be dropped off at the Main Building. NO students should be dropped off or arrive before 7:30 a.m. Student drivers will park in the Main Building lot (seniors only) and upper portion of the Primary lot. ALL students arriving between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. will go directly to Early Bird in the gym until time for class. Student drivers should remain in their cars until 7:45 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. Upper School students will go directly to their first class of the day. ALL Upper School students should enter the building through the Main Office door wearing a mask.
Students in grades 4 through 12 who arrive tardy will still report to the Main Office to sign in.
Dismissal - Carpool and Knight Shift
Students will be picked up at the same locations as they were dropped off.
K3-grade 3 - Primary Building
Grades 4-8 - Gym Building
Grades 9-12 - Main Building
All students (K3-grade 12) who are not in a sports practice and are on campus 15 minutes beyond their school dismissal time will report to Knight Shift and will be invoiced.
All students in K3 through grade 12 will exit their classrooms wearing masks and keep them on until in their vehicles.
Visitor & Volunteer Information
We are restricting visitors to only those who are approved or essential. All visitors should report to the Main Office or Lower School Front Desk.
Interested in joining an Oakbrook Knights Fall athletic team? Need more information on Fall Sports Physicals? Want to join the O Club (our Athletic Booster Club)?
Please visit Oakbrook 101
for more information on Dress Codes and Uniform Guidelines.
Contact your grade level director with specific uniform/dress code questions. Official uniform is NOT REQUIRED for the first day of school.
What does my student need?
K-5th graders will have access to school owned iPads and Chromebooks that can be checked out by teachers. They are encouraged not to bring devices to school.
6th-8th graders are strongly encouraged to bring Chromebooks (or iPads for 8th graders) daily to class. We are phasing out iPads in the Middle School and moving to Chromebooks after the 2020-2021 school year. However, if your eighth grader already has an iPad and you would prefer him/her use that, it is not necessary to purchase a Chromebook.
9th grade -12th grade are strongly encouraged to being a tablet or laptop daily. A few of the upper school textbooks will be offered digitally and all students will need the ability to access the internet and have word-processing capabilities for each class. Recommended devices are iPads, Microsoft Surface( 3rd generation or above), Android Tablet, netbooks or laptops. Kindles, Nooks, and phones are NOT recommended.
CELL PHONES ARE NOT CONSIDERED EDUCATIONAL DEVICES.
Faculty Changes/New Teachers:
Loranna Kitchen, Science
Beth Ledbetter, K3
Paul Zion, Government / Research
Resi McKenzie, 4th Grade
Bethany Revis, 4th Grade
Morgan Meeks, Sign Language
Joshua Clowney, Strength & Conditioning / Boys Varsity Basketball
Savannah Root, 3rd Grade
Bree Cooke, High School English
Margaret Hall, MS English
Katie Smith, Band
Chris Raymond, History
Corey Bailey, Girls Varsity Basketball
Petra Harrelson, German
Nick Gicking, MS Social Studies and Math
Leah James, MS Science
Amberly Deloach, Director of Business Services
Scottie Armstrong, Industrial Services
Latisha Armstrong, Industrial Services
Parents Club Information
Parents Club is a group of parent volunteers working to support the OPS family, with specific focus on the teachers. As an Oakbrook Parent, you are already a member of Parents Club and can attend general meetings, which will take place twice a year. The Parents Club is led by the Executive Officers and Committee Chairs. If you are interested in participating in Parents Club, we welcome you with open arms! Whether you are interested in serving on the Board or just want to be a member of our volunteer team, please contact the Parents Club
Be sure and read our monthly newsletter The Parents Club Post for opportunities to get involved at Oakbrook Prep as well as special events happening on campus to support our teachers.
College Planning Questions?
Contact College Guidance Director Cathy Zion
Get Your Knights Gear
The Oakbrook Spirit Store will be open during Orientation as well as Wednesday mornings during the school year.
Male Upper School students can purchase an Oakbrook neck tie or bow tie for Official Uniform days.
There are also many unique gifts available!
Oakbrook Parents Club T-Shirts
Parents Club will be sending out more information soon on how to order t-shirts.
Oakbrook Preparatory School
190 Lincoln School Road,
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
Administration Contact List
Mr. Kyle Boyles
Associate Head of School
Mrs. Vickie Bolduc
Lower School Director
Mrs. Dawn Rollins
Middle School Director
Mrs. Nancy Seay
Upper School Director
College Guidance Director
|Still looking for something not included in this guide?|
Visit OakbrookPrep.org for lots more information or contact the Main Office (864-587-2060) and someone will be happy to help you!