District Commitment to Equality and Black Lives Matter
Dear Oak Grove Community and Staff,
Congratulations to everyone on the end of the 2020-2021 school year! Looking back on the past year, I am incredibly proud of how our staff, students and community came together during the most difficult of times. I would like to thank our families, staff and community for the incredible support that you have had for our students throughout this year.
We know there is no substitute for the traditional in-person full time school, but this year with the support of all stakeholders, we worked together to create new versions of school both online and in a hybrid model. It took our entire community to make the 2020-2021 school year happen, for that thank you! I am also extremely proud of our students for their hard work, dedication and flexibility, as we know that these times have not been easy, especially for our children.
We have truly come a long way. This year is one we will never forget. Although we are not defined by adversity, the challenges we have faced this year have created defining moments for our community. Beginning this school year fully remote and then moving to a hybrid-learning environment was just one of the many challenges we faced. Despite it all, we finished strong. For those promoting or moving on, I wish you well in your future. To those continuing with us next year, we look forward to a 100% in-person full time return in August.
Stay safe and enjoy the summer break.
José L. Manzo
2021-2022 School Year
OGSD students’ first day of school is Wednesday August 11. You will receive communication from your school in early August with specifics such as start time, duration, and other instructions. You can contact the school directly or check your school website.
We look forward to welcoming all students back to the classroom, and we will monitor COVID-19 guidance closely over the summer from city and state officials.