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Let's Talk!

SJPS is happy to announce Let’s Talk!

Because education is a shared responsibility, it’s important that your voices are included in important conversations about our district. And our innovative communication initiative, Let’s Talk!, enables us to listen and respond to your questions, concerns and suggestions.

To make a submission, click here . You can choose to provide your contact information or submit anonymously. If you do provide your email address, you’ll receive a response within 3 business days.

Your honest feedback makes our district stronger. So be sure to use Let’s Talk! to make your voice heard!

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. Register by March 20 to save $25. Sign up forms are available by clicking this link .

We have also been awarded a small 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!

 February Newsletter
Read our February newsletter here !

Feelin' Good Mileage Club

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Spring must be right around the corner, because it's time to sign up for Feelin' Good Mileage Club! Sign up is done online by clicking this link.

 Fifth Grade Newspaper is Published!

Mrs. Harrant's 5th grade class has just published their February newspaper. They work so hard on this each month! You can read it here .

Front Parking Lot Reminder

Parents, this is really important. Please remember that students are to be dropped off in the morning in the back of our building. The front parking lot is strictly for bus drop-offs.  We have noticed an increase in the number of students being dropped off while buses are in our lot, and this is very unsafe for everyone involved. We all know the rules on this and we all want our students to be safe.  If you are dropping your child off after 8:00 a.m. you may use the front lot.

Also, please do not park in the traffic circle. If you are walking your child into the building or need to meet with staff, please park your car in one of the spaces.

Kindergarten Registration at Oakview is March 19

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Do you have a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2015? Do you live within the Oakview South boundaries? Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held at Oakview on Thursday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Information will be going home soon!! Please see our web page (link on the right) for more information and necessary forms.

 Recess Guidelines

With the cold weather finally arriving, we wanted to remind parents of our guidelines for recess. If the air temperature and/or windchill are 0 degrees or above, we go outside for recess. We will frequently check the weather throughout the day - sometimes we make a last minute decision based on changing weather conditions to be inside. When students do go out, they are expected to be dressed for the conditions - meaning, they should have a hat, gloves, warm coat, boots and snow pants. We do keep a limited supply of hats and gloves in the office for students who may forget those.

For current weather conditions please click here .

Tea Party

Tickets are still available for the Tea Party on Saturday, March 7, at St. Johns High School. A light lunch will ve served and guests will decorate a golden paper crown with jewels. It's a great experience .... just ask anyone who came last year! Tickets are $15 each and funds help to support the St. Johns High School Dance Team.


Title I Family Game Night (rescheduled)

Students and families who participate in Title I reading and math instructional groups are invited to a Family Game Night on Friday, March 6 from 3:15 - 4:15 in the Oakview cafeteria. There will be games and treats. All students who attend MUST be accompanied by a parent. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Marr at 227-4560.

 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.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - DARE Graduation, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - K-2 Music Program, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6, 2015 - Title I Family Game Night, 3:15 p.m.  - 4:15 p.m.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - Records Day/End of Second Trimester/NO SCHOOL

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Staff Professional Development/Students dismissed at 11:25 a.m.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - Good Friday/NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 6, 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 - SPRING BREAK/NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Parent/teacher conferences, 4:00 - 7:00

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Parent/teacher conferences, 4:00 - 7:00

Friday, May 1, 2015 - NO SCHOOL 

Friday, May 22, 2015 - NO SCHOOL for Elementary Students 

Monday, May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

Monday, June 1, 2015 - Staff Professional Development/NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Dismissal time TBA)



PDF Document2014-15 School Year Calendar

Word DocumentCamp Invention Scholarship Application

PDF DocumentDecember Newsletter

PDF DocumentFebruary Newsletter

PDF DocumentFire Drill Certificate #1

PDF DocumentFire Drill Certificate #2

PDF DocumentFire Drill Certificate #3 

PDF DocumentFire Drill Certificate #4

PDF DocumentFire Drill Certificate #5

PDF DocumentGuidelines for Keeping Sick Kids Home

Word DocumentHigh School Tea Party

PDF DocumentJanuary Newsletter

PDF DocumentLockdown Drill Certificate #1

PDF DocumentMain Roads Only Explanation & Bus Stops/Schedule

PDF DocumentMarch is Reading Month Activity Sheet

PDF DocumentMarch Menu

PDF DocumentMEAP 2013-14 Proficiency Results/Math

PDF DocumentNovember Newsletter

PDF DocumentPerception Data - 3 YEAR TREND

PDF DocumentPerception Data 2013-14 - Staff

PDF DocumentPerception Data 2013-14 - Students

PDF DocumentSchool Improvement Plan 2014-15

PDF DocumentSeptember 2014 Newsletter

Annual Education Report

PDF Document 2014 AER Letter

PDF Document2014 AER Report


PDF DocumentOakview South Handbook


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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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