M-Step Testing Has Begun

Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in M-Step testing over the next several weeks. Tests begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until approximately 11:10 a.m. What can you do to help? Make sure your child is well-rested and has had a nutritious breakfast. It is also very important that your child arrives on time. Students who arrive after testing has begun will have to make up the test for that day.

M-Step Testing Schedule

April 27 - 30, May 4 & May 7- 4th grade

May 18, 19, 26 & 28 - 3rd grade. Please note that on May 19 and May 28 students will also be testing from 12:00 p.m.  - 1:20 p.m.

(5th grade has completed their testing)

 Thank you for your assistance!

Camp Invention


Camp Invention is coming to Oakview this summer! What is Camp Invention? Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing!  Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time pushing the limits during high-energy games, working with teammates to construct a freestyle racing cart and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges.  For information, call 800.968.4332 or visit

Camp Invention will be held at Oakview August 10 - 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.The cost is $220. Sign up forms are available by clicking this link .

We have also been awarded a large amount of scholarship money to help offset the cost for families. You can find that application form here .

We are so excited about this program!

 Chris Cakes Pancake Dinner


Save the date! Join us for an evening of all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, served by the famous Chris Cakes of Michigan (as seen on the Food Network!). This event will be held on Friday, May 8 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Oakview cafeteria. Pre-ordered tickets are $7 per person, with children under 3 eating free. We are asking that parents select a preferred eating time to help with crowd control and ensure sufficient seating.  See Chris Cakes in action here ! To RSVP print this form .

Feelin' Good Mileage Club

mileage club 

Mileage Club is underway! Sign up is done online by clicking this link.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oakview Conferences will be held on Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Students who had conferences in January will not have conferences in April, unless you specifically request one. The Spring Book Fair will also be open during conferences.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 1.

 Schools of Choice - 2015-2016 School Year

The Schools of Choice form for the 2015-2016 School Year is now available. Please read this over carefully, as there have been many changes. Forms are due by May 1, 2015.

Spring Book Fair


Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 27 - 30 during library times. The Book Fair will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For information about Oakview's Book Fair follow this link .

 Infinite Campus Parent Portal

To sign up for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please go to the St. Johns Public Schools website, at Click on the Quicklinks tab at the top right of the screen, and select Parent Portal from the menu. There is a link to a form to complete for portal access on the portal login screen. Click on the link to request your activation key, or to have your password reset, if you already have a portal account. Your activation key will be emailed to you, along with instructions on what to do with the key. Please allow up to 2 business days to receive your key. Click HERE for a link to the form.


Spring Book Fair, April 27 - 30

Tuesday, April 28 - Parent/teacher conferences, 4:00 - 7:00

Wednesday, April 29 - Parent/teacher conferences, 4:00 - 7:00

Friday, May 1 - NO SCHOOL

Friday, May 8 - Chris Cakes Pancake Dinner, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 14 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 22 - NO SCHOOL for Elementary and Middle School students ONLY

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

Thursday, May 28 - Last day of Preschool

Monday, June 1 - Staff Professional Development/NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 11 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Dismissal time TBA)

PDF Document2014-15 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentApril 2015 Lunch Menu

Word DocumentCamp Invention Scholarship Application

PDF DocumentChris Cakes Pancake Dinner Flyer

PDF DocumentGuidelines for Keeping Sick Kids Home

PDF DocumentLunch money deposit slip

PDF DocumentMain Roads Only Explanation & Bus Stops/Schedule

PDF DocumentMay 2015 Lunch Menu

Word DocumentSchools of Choice Form 2015-2016

PDF DocumentSchool Improvement Plan 2014-15

Annual Education Report

PDF Document 2014 AER Letter

PDF Document2014 AER Report


PDF DocumentOakview South Handbook


Webpage Administrator - Lisa Blumenthal

Contact Us


 Principal - Kathleen Jayaraman
(989) 227-4501

Secretary - Lisa Blumenthal
(989) 227-4502

Oakview South Elementary School

1400 South Clinton
St. Johns, Michigan 48879
(989) 227-4500; (989) 227-4599 (FAX)

School Office Hours: 7:30 - 4:00 Monday-Friday

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SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:05 a.m. and ENDS AT 2:58 p.m.


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