The instructional day for students begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. Students arriving after the 9:00 bell are considered tardy and must sign in at the front office. In the morning, students are admitted to the building at 8:35. Students should not be dropped off at school before 8:35. In the afternoon, walkers and students picked up by adults are excused at 3:25. Bus riders are called down to the front of the building as their buses arrive at Oakland Terrace.
On early release days, students are dismissed from Oakland Terrace at 12:55 pm. Parents and guardians are responsible for making arrangements for students on those days. Please coordinate activities for these days with babysitters, daycare centers and other after school programs.
Interested in becoming a volunteer at OTES? Please review this important letter from Principal Cheryl Pulliam to learn more about it.
MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect Training webpage
Parents' Guide to Report Cards
Parent guides entitled, "How Do I Read My Child's Progress Report Card?" are now available for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. They are available as a handy downloadable pdf file.
Introduction to Standards-based Grading and Reporting