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Keeping our school community safe is of utmost importance at OES, and one of the ways we can assure this is to drive carefully on and around campus. We hear frequently from our neighbors about students and parents driving in ways that are unsafe, and we’d like to work together to minimize this behavior. Here are some specific ways you can help keep the campus and neighborhood safe:

  • Observe speed limits, which are 25 mph on Nicol Road and 10 mph on campus. There is also a 20 mph school zone (when lights are flashing) in front of Raleigh Hills School on Scholls Ferry Road.
  • Please do not have telephone conversations in your car, even hands-free, during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Avoid driving through the adjacent Montclair neighborhood, unless you live in that area.
  • Always yield to pedestrian traffic.
  • Follow the directions of staff directing traffic.

When we all work together, our campus is a much safer place!

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This week we welcomed Mark Oshiro, the award-winning author of the young adult books ANGER IS A GIFT (2019 Schneider Family Book Award), EACH OF US A DESERT, and INTO THE LIGHT, as well as their middle grade books THE INSIDERS, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, DAVID BRAVO, and STAR WARS HUNTERS: BATTLE FOR THE ARENA. They are also the co-author (with Rick Riordan) of the #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller THE SUN AND THE STAR: A NICO DI ANGELO ADVENTURE. When not writing, they are trying to pet every dog in the world. Mark will be giving a presentation during the second half of Gathering and then doing a drop-in Q&A session co-hosted by our awesome LGBTQIA+ affinity group in the library during lunch.

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Decorative Scales of Justice in the Courtroom — Stock Photo, ImageAre you passionate about law, debate, and molding young minds into future legal eagles? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become an integral part of the Upper School Mock Trial team! As you know, we are committed to providing students with rewarding extracurricular opportunities. Our mock trial program has a rich history of success, and we are now searching for a dedicated volunteer Mock Trial Coach to lead and inspire our talented and passionate students. 

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GO Varks! Homecoming is just around the corner, and we are seeking volunteers and spectators to celebrate our student athletes on Friday, September 22nd, 2023. Volunteers are needed in the afternoon and through the evening at several stations. At the designated start of each shift, volunteers are to check in at the balloon arch, adjacent to the Aardvark Community Park and the OES Athletic Center. On-site contact details will come via email confirmation the week of the event. We hope to see you there!  Sign up here!

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All students who drive to campus must complete this form annually, display their class year decal on their window, park in their grade level’s designated parking lot, and obey all traffic laws. Senior parking spaces have been provided in the athletic center parking lot and are marked by blue lines. If there are additional parking spots available, they will be assigned to juniors through a lottery. Otherwise, all 9-11th grade drivers must park at SPARC unless otherwise directed by school administration.