New Family Guide 2020-2021
|Oakbrook Preparatory School
190 Lincoln School Road,
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
School Supplies, Summer Packets, Class Lists & Schedules
School Supplies for K3 and up as well as Summer Assignments/Reading lists for 5th and up will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
An email will be sent to
notify you when these items are online.
Class Lists for grades K3-4th and Student Schedules will be available on RenWeb the first week of August.
*For instructions on how to access RenWeb, please see below under Communications.*
What does my student need?
K-5th graders will have access to school owned iPad's and Chromebooks
that can be checked out by teachers.
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 Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface (3rd generation or above), Android Tablet, netbooks or laptops. Kindles, Nooks, and phones are NOT recommended.
Preferred School # 9000-6985-7.
Official Uniform Shirts may also be embroidered at Spartan Custom located at 310 Southport Rd., Roebuck, S.C.
Parents Club, O Club, and More!
We depend on the talents and ideas of our school families to help improve our school. Here are few groups in need of volunteers. For more ideas, please
contact your grade level director for ways you can get involved at Oakbrook Prep.
Every parent of an Oakbrook student is a member of the Parents' Club by way annual dues. The club holds monthly meetings for interested parents to discuss ways to assist the administration
and staff of the school through special events and
fundraising opportunities. For more information, please contact Amanda Ledbetter.
The O Club promotes excellence in athletics by working closely with and assisting our school's Athletic Director, coaches, athletic teams, and physical education program. For more information, please contact Travis Casey.
Oakbrook parents plan and coordinate the Spring Gala, which raises money for school-wide programs. For more information, please contact Kyle Boyles.
Oakbrook parents are encouraged to assist with sets, costumes, and logistic coordination for our annual Spring Musical. For more information, please contact Dawn Rollins.
Tuition, Fees & Giving
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 unless the billing office is otherwise notified. Payments can be made online or by mail in the form
of cash, check, or credit card (with a 3% surcharge). Payment instructions are included on your account statement. A late fee of $35 will be assessed after the tenth day of
the month. A $25 fee will be charged on all returned or rejected payments.
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.
Before & After School Care
Oakbrook offers both before and after school care for students.
Middle and lower school students may arrive at school at 7:30 a.m. without any additional fee. Grades K3-
should report to the Lower School Library. Grades 4-8 should report to the Student Commons (cafeteria).
Students in K3 and K4 may stay in preschool classrooms for Lunch Bunch from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and can either bring their lunch from home or order from Oakbrook's daily lunch menu. The cost is $12 per day (if used on drop-in basis) or $2,160 per year plus the cost of lunch (if the child orders). Please note that Lunch Bunch is typically not available on a drop-in basis. Parents should contact Vickie Bolduc at 587-2060 ext. 113 or
to sign up or with questions about Lunch Bunch. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit
Knight Shift is a service provided at a fee for parents who want quality care for their children after school. Some students attend Knight Shift regularly; others come on a drop-in basis. All children in full-day K5 through grade 8 who are at school 15 minutes after the dismissal time of the oldest sibling will be escorted to Knight Shift. Hours are 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. Students in Knight Shift should be able to complete their homework, enjoy a snack and play time daily, do an occasional art project, and attend home basketball games. The cost is $7/hour or $60/week max.
Questions about your invoice? Contact the Business Office at (864) 587-2060.
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:
Annual Fund and True Blue Capital Fund
Thanks to our families, Oakbrook continues to grow and provide academic rigor with modern classrooms and facilities. We ask that all Oakbrook families participate in the Annual Fund and True Blue Capital Fund each year by making tax-deductible contributions to these campaigns.
Oakbrook Athletics -
Summer Workouts & Conditioning
Several of our athletic teams are conditioning over the summer. If you are interested in participating, please
for the June Athletic Newsletter for more information on summer athletics.
All students in grades 5-12 welcome!
Keeping you informed and up-to-date on all the latest news, events and happenings around Oakbrook is very important to us. Here are some ways to stay connected:
1. Social Media
Social Media is a great way to keep up with special events, announcements and photos.
Twitter: @oakbrookprep or @OPSknights
2. FACTS/RenWeb ParentsWeb
is a private and secure parents' portal that will allow you to view academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children's information from others. You can see your child's grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. *All Class Lists for grades K3-4th will be available on RenWeb this year and not on the Oakbrook website.*
**You must complete enrollment (returned contract and enrollment fees) prior to setting up your RenWeb account.**
How to set up a Renweb ParentsWeb Account:
- Go to www.renweb.com
- Choose LOGINS from the far right of the menu at the top. Select ParentsWeb.
- Click "Create New ParentsWeb Account" on the bottom left underneath the login information.
- Enter information as follows:
- DISTRICT CODE: OB-SC
- USER NAME: Enter the EMAIL ADDRESS that Oakbrook has on record for you
- You will be sent a message at that address with a link to a page where you can create a user name and password.
5. After you have set up your user name and password, login to ParentsWeb.
FACTS/RenWeb Home App provides parents and students always-logged-in instant access to ParentsWeb via their Android phones for an annual subscription fee of $4.99 per year. You can also use the app to order lunches. Instructions for ordering lunches will be provided during orientation.
Our school website hosts lots of information to help you, including contact lists, health forms, sports information, etc.
4. Knightly News
The Newsletter of Oakbrook Prep. This communications email will be sent to Oakbrook families every Thursday. This weekly publication includes information for all areas and departments of our school. It features thoughts from our Head of School as well as highlighting special events going on at Oakbrook.
5. Thursday Folders and Director Emails
Folders will be sent home each Thursday for students in grades K3-4th grade. These folders contain teacher newsletters and student work. Each grade level director will also send a weekly email to parents on Thursdays.
Drop-Off & Pick Up
Our most important objective during drop-off and pick-up is safety. Second is efficiency. Please
to review our
complete carpool instructions.
Here are some helpful carpool tips:
of your children are in grades K3-3, use the Pri
mary Building loop:
Keep to the right and loop around. Drop-off and pick up
from the right side our your automobile, facing the exit. Continue to pull forward. Resist the urge to stop in front of your child. Teachers will walk your child to you. Exit the Primary lot via the Main Loop, using the marked two-way section. Pay close attention to the pavement markings.
of your children are in grades 6-12, use the Main Building loop.
Note the pavement markings for the two-way section of road. Watch for cars entering from the Primary parking lot. Please do not block cars exiting Primary lot. After passing the two-way section of road, form two lines. Pull all the way to the end of the loop if you are in front of t
he line (or immediately behind the car in front of you, if not). Resist the urge to stop in front of your child. Do not block the crosswalk. Exit straight ahead in the loop. Watch for cars pulling out of the parking lot from the left.
of your children are in grades K3-5, please use the Primary and Gym Building loops.
If you have any children in the Primary Building, pick
up at the Primary Building first then turn right into the
Gym Building loop. Pick up ALL of your older children (grades 4-12) at the Gym Building. Form a single line
and pull forward. During morning drop-o , pull to the
end of the double sidewalks at the Gym Building. In the afternoon, utilize the full sidewalk by pulling all the way to the end of the single sidewalk. Please resist the urge to stop in front of your child.
Get Your Knights Gear
The Oakbrook Spirit Store will be open during New Family Orientation and Student Orientation in August.
It will also be open on Wednesday afternoons 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!
for more information.
Administration Contact List
Mr. Kyle Boyles
Head of School
Mrs. Vickie Bolduc
Lower School Director
Middle School Director
Mrs. Nancy Seay
Upper School Director
College Guidance Director