For Parents

School Hours

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.  

Volunteering

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

Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces - A Guide to MCPS Strategic Technology Plan

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is currently planning and implementing a multi-year effort to provide students with mobile computers and a cloud-based platform that will enhance creativity and collaboration in the classroom. Currently, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 have begun using Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in their classrooms. 

Office of the Chief Technology Officer - Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces

Reimagining myLearning in a Connected Age - MCPS Strategic Technology Plan

Frequently Asked Questions - Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

OTES Expectations for Students - Chromebooks

Extracurricular Activities

Find out about the SGA, Math Olympiad, and PTA sponsored after school programs.

Back to School Resources

Check out our Back to School Resources by clicking on the picture below.