Willow Oaks Elementary Optional School

One of the best choices for your child's education! Willow Oaks Elementary serves a stable, yet diverse, population of students from the surrounding Colonial Acres community as well as other areas of Memphis.

In addition, students on Optional School transfers come from numerous other neighborhoods. The academically enriched programs at Willow Oaks promote enthusiasm and excitement for learning.

Mission: Academic Achievement is Number One!

Operating as usual

[09/10/20]   Parents,

We are out of lunches.


Meal Distribution

[09/04/20]   Virtual Learning Reference Guide

Attendance policies and expectations will remain the same for the 2020-21 school year.

o Regular attendance is a requirement of all students.
o All students are expected to attend school virtually on each day that school is in session and attend all virtual classes on time.
o Attendance will be taken at the beginning and at the end of each class.
o Parents will need to email the homeroom teacher the reason for any absences within two (2) days.
o Communication between the parent and the homeroom teacher must also take place for any student checking in late or leaving early from the online learning platform.
o All Attendance and Truancy laws apply to virtual learning.

Student Virtual Learning Expectations
o Eating and drinking are not allowed during virtual instruction.
o Turn off other electronic devices (television, radio, and cellphones)
o Remain in class and engaged the entire day. Do not leave early.
o Meet in the appropriate setting – refrain from attending class while in the bedroom or restroom.
o Follow the rules and behavioral expectations.
o Complete and submit all assignments on time.
o Wear school – appropriate clothing.
o Frame the camera correctly to show midsection and up.
o Have the right light so you are able to be seen clearly.
o Mute the microphone when you are not speaking.
o Workstations must be free of foreign objects that are not being used for instruction.
o Behavior and Progressive Discipline Laws apply to virtual learning.

Parent Virtual Learning Expectations
o Make sure your child is logged into Microsoft Teams by 8:00 a.m. each day. Students are late at 8:15 a.m.
o Make sure students attend every class, each day and remain in class all day.
o Make sure your contact information is updated in PowerSchool.
o Notify teachers of student absence.
o Notify your child(ren)’s teacher(s) immediately, if there are problems with your technology (via telephone or class dojo).
o Make sure work areas are neat and organized and monitor your child’s work.
o Ensure devices are charged each day.
o Ensure your child takes their breaks according to their schedule.
o Please do not interrupt instruction or post concerns in the chat box. Contact the teacher via email, phone, or Class Dojo if you have questions or concerns.

[09/04/20]   Willow Parents,
We are out of lunches. Please pick up at South Park.


How to Use Your SCS Device


[08/28/20]   Good Evening Parents,

If you did not receive a phone call from your child's teacher this week, make sure you information in PowerSchool is correct.
You can find rosters on Classdojo if you still do not know your child's homeroom teacher's name.


Due the storm, our video from yesterday did not completely record. I will upload a recording this weekend.

[08/26/20]   Parents,

Power up the devices at 9am tomorrow.
We want to practice before the first day of school.

[08/25/20]   Missed your schedule device pick up? You can pick up at 4:00 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am - 12 pm at Southwind HS.


We are calling today to support you with powering up your devices.
Make sure you answer.

[08/24/20]   Parents,

You will not pick up materials tomorrow. We are still waiting on books to be delivered. We will notify you with a date as soon as all materials are at the school.

[08/21/20]   Parents,

If you are having trouble logging onto your child's device, please drive to any SCS property and have your child sign onto the device. After this the device should work properly at home.

[08/19/20]   Parents,

Don’t forget to pick up your devices tomorrow.

Here is the schedule for device pick up.

August 20
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.

August 20
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.

August 22
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.

[08/14/20]   Parents,

Here is the schedule for device pick up.

August 20
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.

August 20
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.

August 22
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Southwind High School, 7900 East Shelby Dr.


Here are some updates:

Supply lists for the 2020-21 school year.

School Dress Code: Students will not be required to wear uniforms during virtual learning. The following update explains the adjustment to the rules and regulations of the District’s dress code policy.

We do not have a laptop date yet. I will notify you when we get our date.

[08/11/20]   Parents,

We will update our website and all communication platforms including social media when we get the date for Willow Oaks to pick up computer devices.

Parents, you can call the school during normal school hours if you need any assistance.

Microsoft Teams Parent Training

The next round of Parent Trainings for Microsoft Teams takes place tomorrow, July 31st. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available. Learn more and join at scsk12.org/teams.

Parents, laptop and tablet distribution starts next week. Schools scheduled for August 3-15 are currently listed on the schedule. Additional schools will be listed soon for the week of August 17 and after. Please check back regularly. Families at each school will also be notified directly in advance.

Our Access for All Digital Device Plan is about to kick off! Device distribution starts next week for select middle and high schools and for all additional schools in the following weeks.

View the full device distribution schedule, and find more facts and support resources at scsk12.org/accessforall. Tech Support is available Mon - Fri, from 8 AM to 5 PM at 901-416-5300.

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Parents, check the list below for childcare support options during virtual learning.

Shelby County Schools - SCS

Parents, please watch the video below to get the latest update on the 2020-21 school year.


SCS will begin the school year fully virtual on August 31st.

"We are faced with conflicting priorities as leaders entrusted with the safety of 100,000 children and 15,000 employees because lives and futures are at stake. As of today, there are more than 18,000 cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County - a 9.3% positivity rate and growing, with more than 250 deaths. I am told our hospital beds are at 90% capacity. Science tells us that by September, our community will reach the same trajectory as New York City, and this figure does not account for the students returning to school.

Therefore, we will begin our school year FULLY VIRTUAL on August 31. Teachers will have options to teach remotely or in classrooms, but all students will learn virtually at home until further notice."

Find more information, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions about virtual learning at scsk12.org/safeplan.

Voice of SCS



"Hasta hoy, hay más de 20,000 casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Shelby - una tasa positiva creciente del 9.3%, con más de 250 muertes. Me dicen que nuestras camas de hospital tienen una capacidad del 90%. La ciencia nos dice que para septiembre, la comunidad experimentará el mismo número de casos que la ciudad de Nueva York, y esta cifra no tiene en cuenta los estudiantes que regresan a la escuela.

Por eso, el 31 de agosto, las escuelas abrirán VIRTUALMENTE en el Condado de Shelby, los maestros tendrán opciones para enseñar a distancia o en los salones de clases, PERO TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES ESTARÁN EN CASA PARA SU DÍA ESCOLAR HASTA NUEVO AVISO."


[07/24/20]   Parents,

Today is the last day to select an option. If you need help, call the school at 901.416.2196


PowerSchool Support (1).pdf


Need PowerSchool help to choose your fall learning option by TODAY's deadline? Join a live help session @ 3pm or 4pm: bit.ly/2WSnuLX



Instructional Resources


We have more technology trainings for families available TOMORROW (7/24) & 7/31 to help support virtual learning. bit.ly/teams-parents

scsk12.org We’re committed to providing instructional support to students and families while our schools are closed. It’s very important that stude SCS Page

Padres de Willow Oaks Elementary Optional School, ¡este mensaje es para ustedes! Miren este mensaje de la Dra. Nichols y la Sra. Sotelo.

Willow Oaks Parents, this message is for you! Please check out the presentations from Dr. Nichols and Mrs. Sotelo.



Parents, check out this message.

Padres de Willow Oaks Elementary Optional School, ¡este mensaje es para ustedes! Miren este mensaje de la Dra. Nichols y la Sra. Sotelo. Visite los enlaces para ver los videos:



[07/21/20]   Parents,

Go to class dojo to hear the recording from our parent meeting last week. You can listen in English and Spanish. You will learn about school options, updating your child's information, and more.

[07/17/20]   Parents,
Support is available at BOE from 8-7 pm. You can register and select re-entry options.

Hay ayuda disponible para los padres en el centro educativo de las 8 - 7pm. Pueden inscribirse y escoger de que forma quieren que reciban sus clases cuando vuelvan a comenzar.

SCS is providing PowerSchool training for all parents! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive helpful information and to ask any questions you may still have.

SCS 2020-21 School Calendar

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4417 Willow Road
Memphis, TN

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