Box Tops/Campbell's Soup Labels Challenge Winners!

We have our winners of the Box Tops/Campbell's Soup Labels competition! Congratulations to Mrs. Helms' and Mrs. Nofzinger's classrooms! They brought in over 3200 Box Tops and Campbell's labels! Mrs. Jayaraman will be scheduling an ice cream party for their rooms to celebrate. Second place winner was Mrs. Smiley's class with 2152 labels, and third place went to Mrs. Jury with 1019 labels. Altogether students brought in over 12,000 labels - and we must thank Mrs. Bernadette Richardson for all of her hard work organizing and counting the labels. Thank you to everyone who participated!! 

 January Newsletter

Read our January newsletter 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 is Coming!

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.

Partnership with MSU School of Nursing

To read about this new program please click here .


Our annual Read-A-Thon will be held Wednesday, February 4. Information and sponsor sheets have already gone home with students. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and has continued to be a huge success - but would not be possible without the generosity of our Oakview families!

 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 .

 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.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - Read-a-Thon

Monday, February 16, 2015 - Staff Professional Development/ NO SCHOOL

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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


PDF Document2014-15 School Year Calendar

PDF DocumentDecember Newsletter

PDF DocumentFebruary Menu

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

PDF DocumentJanuary Newsletter

PDF DocumentMain Roads Only Explanation & Bus Stops/Schedule

PDF DocumentMEAP 2013-14 Proficiency Results/Math

PDF DocumentMEAP 2013-14 Proficiency Results/Reading

PDF DocumentMEAP 2013-14 Proficiency Results/Science

PDF DocumentMEAP 2013-14 Proficiency Results/Writing

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 DocumentSchool Nurse Newsletter

PDF DocumentSeptember 2014 Newsletter

Annual Education Report

PDF Document 2014 AER Letter

PDF Document2014 AER Report


PDF DocumentOakview South Handbook


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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.