Principal

Principal's Message

  • Dear Oakridge Families,
    Our new school year is off to a great start! Congratulations! Our students helped us achieve our goal of bringing up our school grade! We are now rated as a “C” school and we are working hard to bring up our school grade to an “A”.
    Our teachers are participating in a new professional development program known as “Children’s Learning Initiative” (CLI). They meet weekly with a special Literacy Coach who guides them to develop standards-based, high-quality lessons. Ultimately, our students benefit from this high-quality instruction. CLI provided training to our teachers prior to our students first day focused on Culture and Learning Environment. We learned about the “Power of Three (3)” which encompasses the ideas of 1. Taking care of oneself, 2. Taking care of each other, and 3. Taking care of our school. This aligns well to our Schoolwide Positive Behavior Plan which includes CHAMPs, Wise Ways, Clip-up/Clip-down Charts, and Mood Meters. Classroom Management techniques and good behavior make our learning environment more conducive to teaching and learning, ultimately leading to greater student achievement. “A” status… Here we come!
    Please help us achieve our goals by making sure that your children are in class on time every day and ready to learn. Our school hours are 8:05am to 2:35pm for PK through 5th grade, except for VPK who get out at 2:05pm (Missick only). Students must be in class by 8:05am. If you are driving in the gate at 8:05am, you are late. Late students must be escorted to the front office by their parent. Parents dropping off late students must park their vehicles in a parking spot, not in the fire lane as this is illegal. Please practice patience as you drop off and pick up your children. Remember that you are their role-models. Demonstrate respect and a positive attitude towards our staff and follow the rules. Your children are watching you and learning from your example.
    Get involved in education by registering to volunteer. Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch and fill out your Back to School Online forms. All of this can be accomplished on our school website at https://www.browardschools.com/oakridge. There is also great information about what is happening at our school. Please attend as many school events as possible, especially our School Advisory Council meetings and PTA events.
    Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s education! Together we are making a difference in your child’s life and making our future brighter!

    Former Message:





  • OES 09/15/2021

    Good afternoon Oakridge Owls!

    I hope this message finds you health and safe! We have some very important dates to share with you so please mark your calendars.

    Thursday, September 16th, schools are closed in recognition of Yom Kippur. We will have school on Friday, September 17th.

    Saturday, September 18th, our school is hosting Beautification Day from 9:00am to 2:00pm. We are inviting all of you to join us on cleaning up our school and preparing it to landscape. Bring your gloves, gardening tools, brooms, and positive energy to make our school the best that it can be. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone must wear their masks while on school grounds. We will provide light refreshments for breakfast and lunch. Please bring your water bottles as we will be working outside.

    Next week is Hello Week and Peace Week. Our sensational School Counselor, Ms. Aramboles has organized a few easy things we can do to celebrate and recognize this very special week.
    Monday, September 20th - We will write our wishes for peace.
    Tuesday, September 21st - Wear white to school. We will provide nametags.
    Wednesday, September 22nd - Be kind to 3 new friends.
    Thursday, September 23rd - We will make cards for first responders.
    Friday, September 24th - Wear your favorite peace shirt and we will pledge to peace.

    Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd and Wednesday, September 29th. Please check out the flyer on our website for details.

    Thank you for your dedication to our students' learning community.

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

    Attachments:

  • OES 9/2/2021 COVID Testing

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    This communication provides an updated list of FREE COVID-19 Rapid Testing sites designated to serve BCPS students K-12.

    COVID-19 Testing Sites
    In partnership with the Department of Health-Broward (DOH-Broward), 3 Free Rapid Molecular COVID-19 testing sites have been designated for BCPS students only.

    For questions or additional information, please contact Coordinated Student Health Services Department at 754-321-1575 or email at COVID19Nurse@browardschools.com.

    Thank you so much for keeping yourselves, each other, and our school community safe.



    This is your Literacy Coach
    Mrs. Rafuls
    Like a ray of sunshine

  • OES 9/1/2021 SAC/SAF

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    Please join us tonight for our first SAC/SAF/21CCLC meeting tonight at 5:00pm. We will be discussing our School-wide Positive Behavior Plan as well as Open House plans. We hope to see your on Microsoft Teams.  Here is the link

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:442b0a189d0a42aebf1c447ac78bc2ea@thread.tacv2/1630245823086?context=%7B%22Tid%22:%22eeacb5cb-5370-4358-a96a-a3783c95d422%22,%22Oid%22:%22ae7686aa-f9e9-464c-95f3-0d8c867dcabc%22%7D

  • OES 8/30/2021 (Tirado - 5th)

    Good morning Parents of Mrs. Tirado's 5th Grade Class,

    We are calling to inform you that there has been a positive COVID-19 result reported in Mrs. Tirado's 5th grade class. At this time, we have decided not to quarantine the class as it is an isolated case. We will update you with any information if this should change. Please monitor your children's health, remind them to wear their masks and keep their social distance from other students. Have them tested if this will make you feel more comfortable. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 8/29/2021

    Good morning Oakridge Families,

    We hope this message finds you healthy and safe! We have had a very successful first two weeks of school. Children have been engaged in learning while establishing routines and procedures. It has been a success both academically and operationally!

    Thank you to all of the parents who have supported the school-wide, district-wide mask requirements. We believe that this is helping in keeping our number of COVID cases low at our school. We have had three adults and two children test positive for COVID. We have one class currently being quarantined as a precaution to avoid further spread. Please continue to encourage your children to keep themselves safe by wearing their masks. Masks are not required in the lunch room while eating or drinking, nor during outside activities while maintaining social distancing (3 to 6 feet apart).

    Parents, we need your assistance during arrival. Please be sure that when you pull up to the front of the cafeteria to drop off your children, that they are ready to go. Students should have their masks on, book bags, lunch boxes, and sweaters or jackets ready. Parents do not need to watch their children as they enter the cafeteria. We have plenty of adult supervision. Most importantly, parents should remain in their vehicles. Adults will assist students with getting out of the cars as needed. Do not block the flow of traffic. Stay off your cell phones and pay close attention. This is for everyone's safety.

    We will be hosting a School Advisory Council meeting this Wednesday, September 1st at 5:00 pm to discuss our School Improvement Plan. This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the group of parents and school staff that make the decisions for how our school operates and instructs our students. We hope you will join us. The link for this meeting is below...

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a442b0a189d0a42aebf1c447ac78bc2ea%40thread.tacv2/1630245823086?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22eeacb5cb-5370-4358-a96a-a3783c95d422%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ae7686aa-f9e9-464c-95f3-0d8c867dcabc%22%7d

    Open House information will be shared at the SAC meeting and via future ParentLinks.

    Thank you so much for all that you do to support our learning community!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 8/18/2021

    Good evening Oakridge Families!

    Thank you for a wonderful first day of school. We appreciate your patience as we work through the arrival and dismissal process. Once everyone is informed and follows the procedures, it usually goes very quickly. Arrival and dismissal can take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes daily.

    Arrival begins at 7:35 am. All car rider students must be dropped off in the car drop off loop in front of the cafeteria off of 28th Avenue. Only walkers and bike riders may use the gate on 27th Avenue. Breakfast is not served after 8:00 am.

    Dismissal begins at 2:05 pm for VPK. The pick up área on Roosevelt Street is for PK families only from 2:05-2:35 pm. At 2:35 pm, we begin to call 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students on Roosevelt. KG, 4th, 5th, and ASD Program students are dismissed from the staff parking lot on Cleveland Street.

    The streets around the school are one way only. You can only go south on 27th, west on Cleveland, north on 28th, and east on Roosevelt. Do not drive in the opposite direction.

    Only walkers and bike riders are dismissed from the gates on 27th Avenue. Parents who walk up to pick up their children must not walk to the car rider gates on Cleveland and Roosevelt.

    Sunshine and 21st Century students may only be picked up from the front office and May not be picked up until regular dismissal is over.

    Please be courteous and patient. Have your car tags visible on your windshield. Today dismissal took about 35 minutes because it was the first day. If everyone follows the correct procedures, we will get it down to 10 to 15 minutes, as we always do.

    Please reply to this email if you have any questions. Thank you.

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

  • OES 8/14/2021

    Good afternoon Oakridge Owls!

    We are Super Excited to welcome back all of the students to learning in person at school at Oakridge Elementary, Home of the Owls! We hope you have had a restful relaxing summer!  Our office staff is prepared to register your children for all grade levels, PK through 5th grade from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Thank you to all of the parents who attended Meet the Principal on Friday. I look forward to meeting students and parents in person!

    The Broward County School Board voted to continue with the current indoor face covering mandate for all students, staff, and visitors. All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth to enter our school.

    We are super excited to welcome the students back this upcoming week! You will be receiving a call from your child's teacher and an email inviting you to our Meet & Greet...

    Meet & Greet
    Tuesday, August 17th
    PK- 2nd 8:30 am
    3rd - 5th 9:30 am

    On Wednesday, August 18th, the gates will open at 7:35 am for the first day of school. Parents of PK, KG, and ESE students may walk their children to their classroom doors. All other students are to be dropped off in front of the cafeteria, where they will be guided by staff to their arrival areas.

    Please make sure that you label your child's belongings, including their backpacks, lunchboxes, and clothingn with their first and last names. This will make it easier to identify your child and/or the child's belongings.

    The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 18th. Our school opens to receive students at 7:35 am. Students must be in school prior to 8:00 am. Our gates are locked at 8:05 am and parents may have to wait for an extended period of time for gates to be opened if late. Dismissal is at 2:35 pm. All students must be picked up at 2:35 pm, with the exception of VPK students who are dismissed at 2:00 pm. Students may not be picked up early, during the last 30 minutes of the school day.

    Parents of PK, KG, and ESE students may walk their children to class on the first day of school only. All other students are expected to be dropped off at our regular arrival area in front of the cafeteria. With the return of in-person instruction for all students, we understand that many parents may want to escort their young children to class on the first day of school. As a district, we will permit parents of Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and ESE students needing additional assistance to escort their children to the classroom door to drop them off on the first day of school. They may not linger in the classrooms. Parents wishing to accompany their child to the door must comply with District’s facial covering rules for adults. Additionally, they must adhere to all of school’s health and safety protocols. After the first day of school, all parents must abide by the daily drop-off procedures.

    Please complete the following applications and online forms as soon as possible. 100% of our families must complete these forms so that we are in compliance with the school's requirements.

    Apply for Free Lunch - https://www.myschoolapps.com/
    Online Forms - https://scaweb.browardschools.com/bts/

    Once you have completed these forms. Teachers will be able to call and email you to welcome you and your child to their classrooms. They will also be able to send you pertinent information related to your child's succes in school.

    Sunshine has now begun After School Care registration for the 2021-2022 school year. To register, parents must go online and complete steps here: https://www.sunshinefl.com/before-after-school- care-registration-form/

    The Oakridge 21st CCLC program is resuming on the first day of school, August 18th from 2:35-5:35pm. This year we will be servicing students in grades first through fifth with an extended learning opportunity in reading, math, science, and clubs. We will also be providing a healthy supper. The registration form is on the school website and included in this message. Please contact Miss Aramboles or Mrs. Rafuls if you are interested in bus transportation since there are specific stops. Looking forward to seeing everyone back and ready for a new school year!

    Registration Link:
    https://form.platoforms.com/frnej45hnzu/

    Bus passes will no longer be mailed.  Students who are eligible to ride the bus should go to Virtual Counselor and print your bus pass. You can also take a picture of it and save it on your phone to show it to your bus driver upon entering the bus. Pay close attention to the pick up and drop off times and the location of your bus stop. You must be at the bus stop 10 minutes before that time. Empty seat availability is not available until October. Children younger than 10 will not be allowed to disembark without an adult present to receive them. Please note that buses are now back to normal seating capacity.

    Please follow these directions to access Virtual Counselor.
    Go to www.browardschools.com, click Directory, click Programs and Services, scroll down to Virtual Counselor, select Student. Enter Used ID (Student ID# 06......). Password is student's date of birth (ex. 12/10/2015) Two digits for month, two digits for date, all four digits for the birth year. For bus information clik arrow under "Student Info" and select Bus Routes.

    Thank you for supporting our school community and your child's education!
    Please take care of yourself, each other, and our community!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

    Attachments:

  • OES 8/10/2021

    Good afternoon Oakridge Families,

    We are Super Excited to welcome back all of the students to learning in person at school at Oakridge Elementary, Home of the Owls! We hope you have had a restful relaxing summer! Our administration and support staff have been preparing to welcome back teachers tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11th and students on the first day of school Wednesday, August 18th, 2021. Our office staff is prepared to register your children for all grade levels, PK through 5th grade from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Today, The Broward County School Board voted to continue with the current indoor face covering mandate for all students, staff, and visitors. All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a facial covering over their nose and mouth to enter our school.

    The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 18th. Our school opens to receive students at 7:35 am. Students must be in school prior to 8:00 am. Our gates are locked at 8:05 am and parents may have to wait for an extended period of time for gates to be opened if late. Dismissal is at 2:35 pm. All students must be picked up at 2:35 pm, with the exception of VPK students who are dismissed at 2:00 pm. Students may not be picked up early, during the last 30 minutes of the school day.

    Parents of PK, KG, and ESE students may walk their children to class on the first day of school only. All other students are expected to be dropped off at our regular arrival area in front of the cafeteria. With the return of in-person instruction for all students, we understand that many parents may want to escort their young children to class on the first day of school. As a district, we will permit parents of Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and ESE students needing additional assistance to escort their children to the classroom door to drop them off on the first day of school. They may not linger in the classrooms. Parents wishing to accompany their child to the door must comply with District’s facial covering rules for adults. Additionally, they must adhere to all of school’s health and safety protocols. After the first day of school, all parents must abide by the daily drop-off procedures.

    Please complete the following applications and online forms as soon as possible. 100% of our families must complete these forms so that we are in compliance with the school's requirements.

    Apply for Free Lunch - https://www.myschoolapps.com/
    Online Forms - https://scaweb.browardschools.com/bts/

    Once you have completed these forms. Teachers will be able to call and email you to welcome you and your child to their classrooms. They will also be able to send you pertinent information related to your child's succes in school.

    I have scheduled an event for you to Meet the Principal for Friday, August 13th at 8:30 am. Please join me by clicking the link below

    https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a1a9a0d792cd445cdad6bf60aabac1219%40thread.tacv2/1628630309262?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22eeacb5cb-5370-4358-a96a-a3783c95d422%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ae7686aa-f9e9-464c-95f3-0d8c867dcabc%22%7d.

    21st Century will continue at our school this year, beginning on Wednesday, August 18th, the first day of school. Registration information will be shared in a future ParentLink.

    Sunshine has now begun After School Care registration for the 2021-2022 school year. To register, parents must go online and complete steps here: https://www.sunshinefl.com/before-after-school-care-registration-form/

    Please stay tuned to future ParentLinks and visit our website at https://www.browardschools.com/oakridge for additional information.

    Thank you for supporting your child's education and ensuring our school's success!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Mr. Aguilar

    Attachments:





See something say something

  • Keeping our students, staff and schools safe is the responsibility of everyone in our community. To reinforce existing safety measures, we continue to remind students and staff – if you see something, you should say something. Information and tips can be shared anonymously in the following ways: 

    • Call 754-321-0911
    • Email school911@browardschools.com
    • Text CRIMES 274637 – the message must begin with SBBC
    • Submit online via broward.k12.fl.us/siu/siunew/tipsemail.asp
     
    Thank you for supporting our students and efforts to help ensure their voices are heard in the wake of the school tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Contact Information

  • Oakridge Elementary School

    1507 N 28th Ave

    Hollywood, Florida 33020

    Phone: 754-323-6700

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Eduardo U. Aguilar

    Principal