Search Site

This search form uses an instant search feature. As you type, search results will appear automatically below the search field. When you've entered you desired search terms use tab to navigate through the available results and hit enter to open the selected page or document.
Mid August Summer Update
Mid August Summer Update
Paul Barrette
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hello OCRS families,

We're in the final stretch of summer and all of the OCRS teachers and staff are excited to welcome our students to start the new school year!

Important Information

Teacher Assignments

All four elementary schools will be sending out teacher assignments for students in grades 1 through 5 this Friday, August 16th. Please keep an eye out in your email!

Back to School Night

As in the past, OCRS will be hosting a "Back to School Night" event for all OCRS families to come together to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. This year's Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00pm. All families, teachers, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend. A Kona Ice truck will be at the event selling cold treats to help beat the heat!

School Tours for New OCRS Families

We invite any families that are new to OCRS to come and join us for a tour of the school either on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. or on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m.  Each tour will be led by some of our 5th grade students (with Mr. Barrette helping out) and will provide an opportunity for new families to view the school prior to the start of school. We anticipate that the tour will last 30 to 45 minutes. Please RSVP to Mr. Barrette at pbarrette@smithfield-ps.org.

Changes to school start and end times

In order to address issues with buses being late for the routes at the later elementary schools, the start and end times for Old County Road School will be 5 minutes earlier this year. The school day will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the school day will end at 2:45 p.m.  This also means that morning drop off will begin 5 minutes earlier at 7:55 a.m.  Please see this posting on the district website for additional information, https://www.smithfield-ps.org/article/120504?org=smithfield-public-schools

First Day of School for 1st through 5th grade students

The first day of school for all 1st through 5th grade students will be Tuesday, August 27th.

Screening and First Day of School for Kindergarten students

The first day of school for Kindergarten students will be on Friday, August 30th. Kindergarten screening will take place by appointment Tuesday, August 27th through Thursday, August 29th. The families of incoming Kindergarten students should have received an email with the date and time for their child's screening, along with additional information.

Congratulations to the 5th Grade Committee!

Congratulations to the 5th grade Committee for organizing and running a successful car wash fundraiser this past Sunday! Thank you to all of the OCRS families that came out to support them.

Upcoming Dates and Events

Back to School Night, Wednesday August 21st at 5:00 p.m.

The Old County Road School "Back to School Night" will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 p.m.  All families, teachers, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.

School Tour for New Families, Wednesday August 21st at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday August 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

Each tour will be led be some of our 5th grade students (with Mr. Barrette helping out) and will provide an opportunity for new families to view the school prior to the start of school. We anticipate that the tour will last 30 to 45 minutes. Please RSVP to Mr. Barrette at pbarrette@smithfield-ps.org.

Smithfield Community Police Night Out, Friday August 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

The Smithfield Police Department is hosting a fun event to build strong ties between the police department and the community. The event is being held on Friday night at the Smithfield High School Football Field from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be food, games, activities, and raffles, so come and check it out!

First Day of School for 1st through 5th Grade Students, Tuesday August 27th

The first day of school for all 1st through grade students will be Tuesday, August 27th.

Kindergarten Screening, Tuesday August 27th through Thursday August 29th

Kindergarten Screening appointments will be held on Tuesday, August 27th through Thursday, August 29th. The families of incoming Kindergarten students should have received an email with the date and time for their child's screening, along with additional information.

First Day of School for Kindergarten Students, Friday August 30th

The first day of school for Kindergarten students will be on Friday, August 30th. Parents/guardians will arrive with their K students for 8:45 a.m. and join the Kindergarten teachers and Mr. Barrette for a short orientation. At the end of the orientation, Mr. Barrette will lead an activity with the students while parents/guardians leave for the day. The Kindergarten students will remain at school for the rest of the day.

Follow OCRS Online and on Social Media

To stay up to date with the latest OCRS information, please check out the OCRS website at https://oldcounty.smithfield-ps.org. Also follow OCRS on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OldCountyRoadSchool/, our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/OldCountyRoad, and our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/oldcountyroad/