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April 11th, 2019

Kindergarten Kickoff Registration Night for 2019-2020 School Year

Hello Little Owls & Families! The time is quickly approaching to enroll our kindergarteners for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  Our Oakland Elementary School’s Kindergarten Kickoff will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m.


In preparation for Kindergarten Kickoff, families need to:

Register online at no later than 4 PM on April 23rd in order for the school to print the necessary documents to be ready for you on the 25th.  A parent or legal guardian must sign the registration paperwork that was submitted online (the school will have it printed and ready for each family to sign on the night of the 25th) once they and their incoming kindergartner are at the kickoff.  The school will have these printed copies ready for you.  If a family does not have any access to technology, they can visit the school M-Th between April 15th-18th to pick up a paper packet to complete prior to returning for the kickoff on April 25th.  If possible, parents are requested to complete it online which allows it to be review and assistance provided before kickoff that could delay the process for parents.  It eases the process for all.


Families will then finish the registration process in person at the kickoff by bringing copies of the following documents.  Please bring a copy of your child’s:

  • Birth Certificate (must turn 5 on or before August 15th in order to start kindergarten by state law)
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID
  • Tennessee Immunization Record form (this is the only non-copy requirement and must be the actual TN Immunization Form)
  • *A medical exam is recommended for all students in grades K-12 at time of registration.  See the Health Services pagefor more information.
  • Two (2) Current Proofs of Residence in parent’s name (Example: water bill, electric bill, lease agreement, or other residency, etc.) Other residency information may be requested by the school.
  • Proof of Custody (if requested by school based on circumstances)
  • Power of Attorney for Care of a Minor Child form (only accepted/required in certain circumstances)


Kindergarten Kickoff is an exciting time for students and families to not only finalize registration after the initial online process but to also have an opportunity to view our school, classroom, and receive valuable and needed information before starting school. All incoming kindergartners attending the kickoff will also receive a special summer preparation backpack full of helpful materials. We look forward to meeting our soon to be new kindergarteners and supporting parents through the registration process on Thursday, April 25th at 5:30.


***Remember that the April 25th evening kickoff is ONLY for registering incoming kindergartners.

All incoming 1st-5th or transferring students must be registered during normal daily business hours.  

***If you have questions about registration or Kindergarten Kickoff, please call Kris Needy at 920-7422.

March 29th, 2019

Free and Confidential Support

Spring is a beautiful time of year, but it also comes with many stressors like changes in routines, state testing, and grades. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, please seek help immediately. For more information, visit or reach out to one of the resources below.

July 25th, 2018

Parents can set Preferences for School Messenger

Please view this video for parents on SchoolMessenger Communicate. This video will walk parents through the process of how they can provide their preferences on how they receive school messages for phone, email, and text.

July 25th, 2018

School Supply List for CMCSS Elementary Schools

This link provides the approved supply list for CMCSS elementary schools. Anything in addition to this list that a teacher might want/need would be optional, listed on a classroom wish list, and will be available at Open House or provided at the start of the school year.

July 25th, 2018

Summer Dates and Times for Office Registrations

The office is closed starting Monday, June 4th. Days/evenings open during the summer for registration are June 19th from 4-7 PM, June 20th from 8-11:30 AM and 12:30-4 PM, and June 21st from 4-7 PM. The office will reopen starting July 18th-August 2nd daily from 7:45-11:15 AM and 12:30-4:15 PM. Note the office is closed daily on these days from 11:15-12:45. August 2nd is the last day to fully complete a student registration in time for open house and to receive a teacher placement for that evening. Due to mandatory employee trainings and first half day of school, the office is closed on Aug. 3rd, opened on Aug. 6th from 2-4:15 PM, and on Aug. 7th from 1-4:15 PM.