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2022-23 School Year Information


Hello Santa Teresa Families,

Welcome to the 22-23 school year, with a special welcome to our new TK and kindergarten students and new families! We are looking forward to a fantastic school year.

School starts on August 11th.

Our schedule is as follows: 

TK/K - 8:30AM - 1:45PM
1ST - 6TH - 8:30AM - 2:45PM
* All Tuesdays are 1:45PM dismissal days for all students.

The first 5 days of school (8/11-8/17) will be adjusted days, with a 1:45PM dismissal for all students.

Teachers will send out an introductory Parent Square post on the afternoon of Monday, August 9th, which will inform you of your child's class placement. Classes will also be posted in our front office window by 5pm the day before school starts (8/10) should you prefer that traditional experience. There is a strong possibility that classes may need to be adjusted within the first 2 weeks of school, and we all need to understand that initial placements may not be final.

We will also likely have a TK/Kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, August 10th at 9am. 

Please see our ST 22-23 Opening Information Presentation for lots of details about our school.

Take care,
Mark Lepori
ST Elementary Principal

Mark Lepori

Get to Know - Santa Teresa Elementary

Mission Statement

At Santa Teresa, our mission is to cultivate a safe and nurturing environment where students reach their full potential.

Core Values

Santa Teresa Panthers - Always Respectful, Always Safe, Always Responsible

Students collaborate in rigorous and relevant Common Core lessons. Rigor is the level of thinking student do, and relevance is the application of knowledge through problem solving. The instructional programs include Project Based Learning, Sobrato Early Academic Language Development, Number Talks, and integration with science and history/social science content. Visual and Performing Arts is offered at the different grade levels.

Classrooms are enhanced with 21st Century Technology: Chromebooks and Google Apps. One-to-one Chromebooks in grades 6-8 and Two-to-one Chromebooks in grades TK-5. All students use Google Apps for Education and other online resources. Technology is a critical component of students’ lives and preparation for college and careers.

Regular attendance and punctuality are important to the students’ achievement success.  School attendance also develops positive qualities important throughout life. The Oak Grove School District is a partner with students and parents in ensuring all students are career and college ready. We recognize that student achievement and consistent school attendance have a direct correlation.

Family engagement promotes children’s learning and healthy development in Oak Grove. Family engagement refers to the inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Parents and guardians are provided opportunities to School Choice and Programs.  We are committed to developing socially and academically resilient students. Our students reach their potential daily, and understand that with hard work and unwavering support, they can achieve a future that is beyond what they can imagine today.

Oak Grove schools provide a positive, predictable, consistent and safe learning environment. We serve a diverse community, and ensure all students have a sense of belonging and voice. All schools implement the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) three tiered Response to Intervention System.