Letter from our new Principal
Greetings Oak Knoll Family,
It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the new principal of Oak Knoll Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Oak Knoll is an academic force in the community that prides itself on student achievement, collaboration, and high expectations for all. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue the great work that we started to ensure that every student receives the most challenging instruction to prepare them to be college and career ready. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff, parents, and students to ensure that each student is challenged to be a critical thinker in school and in life.
My philosophy is that every child deserves the opportunity to experience an environment that encourages empowerment and success. This philosophy has driven me throughout my 14 year career in education. I began my career in Fulton County as a school Counselor at Oak Knoll Elementary School. After 10 years in that position, I served as an Assistant Principal for four years. During my entire career, I have always focused on learning more and participating in opportunities that enabled me to develop my instructional knowledge so that I could teach others in the hope that we would all grow together. I obtained my Reading Endorsement and was able to make a greater impact on student achievement by monitoring instruction and providing support for staff members. My expectations have always been high for the students, staff, parents, and myself.
I am determined to make an I.M.P.A.C.T. at the school by ensuring that students receive rigorous and engaging Instruction daily. I will Manage resources to ensure that we are utilizing all staff, funding, and additional resources effectively. Professional learning will be provided on an ongoing basis to ensure that the staff is best prepared for teaching our students. Everyone in the building will be responsible for Analyzing and assessing our performance to ensure consistent progress. I am committed to Creating value for all stakeholders by building strategic relationships and creating authentic experiences that will ensure the success of our students, staff, and parents. Team engagement and empowerment will be encouraged through collaboration, shared decision making, and open communication.
I look forward to continuing the legacy of excellence that we have established by encouraging more parental involvement, more accountability from all stakeholders, and a razor sharp focus on rigorous instruction and data. Stakeholders from the school and community will work together to ensure the success of our students, staff, and school. As a school community, we will continue to challenge our students to make significant academic gains through hard work, dedication and collective responsibility because "Success is the Only Option!"
Adrienne Grainger Smith
Congratulations to Mrs. Grainger-Smith
Please join our faculty and staff in congratulating Mrs. Grainger-Smith who will be our new principal.
Congratulations to Mrs. Parham
The faculty and staff wish to express their congratulations to Mrs. Parham on her promotion to Area Executive Director for the Northeast
School-Parent-Student Compact and Parental Involvement Policy Revisions for 2014-2015
All students participating in a Title I, Part A program, and their families are asked to participate in the revision of the School-Parent-School Compact and the Parental Involvement Policy for the 2014-2015 school year. The purpose of the compact is to tell how the parents, the entire school staff and the students will share the responsibility for academic achievement and how Oak Knoll and all of our parents will build and develop a partnership to help your child succeed.
All parents are also asked to participate in making revisions to the Parental Involvement Policy.
Please visit the Parent Resource Center and submit your revisions to these documents or email your revisions to email@example.com.
If you are interested in joining the PTA, volunteering on a PTA Committee (Membership, Fundraising, Health & Wellness, etc.), or have questions or suggestions, please contact the PTA at OakKnollElemPTA@gmail.com
Oak Knoll Elementary School is a Uniform School
All students are strongly encouraged to wear the school uniform. Students may wear navy, black, or khaki bottoms and blue, white, or yellow golf or button-up the front shirts.
Oak Knoll Emergency Procedures: Oak Knoll has processes and procedures in place in the event of different kinds of emergency situations. Some situations such as a bomb threat, gas leak or chemical spill call for an off-site evacuation. In the event that the school has to be evacuated off-site, parents will be contacted by staff regarding the evacuation, and specific location for pick-up at a designated reunification site. This is one reason that it is of the utmost importance that you send updated contact information to the school to ensure that the staff is able to reach you immediately. The transportation department will also be contacted regarding the site change. Buses will be rerouted to the reunification site to collect students who normally ride the bus and transport them home.