Loughman Oaks Elementary

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Welcome To The Oaks!!!

Message from Loughman Oaks Elementary! 

Please be aware that Polk County Public Schools is not allowing students to bring backpacks to school effective, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, through the end of this school year. Please do not send your child to school with any type of backpack or bag other than a lunchbox beginning tomorrow through the end of the year, Friday, May 27th. The district will be sending out phone calls, emails and social media posts regarding this policy that is effective tomorrow through Friday.

Thank you for allowing us the maintain a safe and orderly environment at Loughman Oaks Elementary.

Early Dismissal Friday!!

The last day of school, Friday, May 27, 2022 will be an early dismissal day. Student will be dismissed 2.5 hours early. Please make arrangements for your Owl and have a great summer!!! See you in the fall, Owls!!!


 Teacher and School Related Employees of the Year!


 Loughman Oaks is proud to introduce our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Melissa Gamache and Staff Related Employee of the Year, Mrs. Shannon DeGraaf. Both of these awesome employees dedicate thousands of hours beyond their contracted times providing extra opportunities for our students and staff! Both of these amazing ladies received a laptop computer courtesy of Walmart.com and many other special goodies. Thanks Mrs. Gamache and Mrs. DeGraaf for all you do for the students, families and staff of “THE OAKS”! Mrs. Gamache is on the left. Mrs. DeGraaf is on the right. Our assistant principal, Mrs. Gekakis is in the center. 

Safety and Health Update

Polk County Public Schools is implementing numerous protocols to provide a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. Here’s a look at the measures we’re putting into place for the 2021-22 school year. For more information on our safety protocols, visit polkschoolsfl.com/backtoschool.

SCHOOLS• Students and staff will be reminded throughout the day to practice proper hygiene, and signage promoting proper hygiene will be posted on campuses. • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout each campus. • Social distancing will be encouraged to the greatest extent possible in schools and classrooms (Guidelines are 3 to 6 feet, where possible) 

CAFETERIAS • High-touch points such as the tray slide, milk box and keypad will be frequently sanitized. • Tables will be sanitized between lunch periods. • Disposable trays and cutlery are being used • Designated entrances and exits will control traffic flow and minimize exposure. • All condiments will be pre-portioned. No self-serve dispensers will be used. • There will be no self-service bars.

COVID-19 RESPONSE • PCPS will work closely with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to notify school communities about a confirmed positive case. 

As I shared before these are everchanging times and as we get information we analyze, regroup and adapt.  I will try my best to send you information in a timely manner so that we can all navigate this storm together and be successful in the end.

Thank you,

 The Administration of Loughman Oaks Elementary

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Polk están implementando numerosos protocolos para proporcionar un ambiente seguro y saludable para los estudiantes y el personal. Aquí hay un vistazo a las medidas que estamos poniendo en marcha para el año escolar 2021-22. Para obtener más información sobre nuestros protocolos de seguridad, visite polkschoolsfl.com/backtoschool.

SCHOOLS• Se recordará a los estudiantes y al personal durante todo el día que practiquen una higiene adecuada, y se colocarán carteles que promuevan la higiene adecuada en los campus. • El desinfectante de manos estará disponible en todo el campus. •  Se fomentará el distanciamiento social en la mayor medida posible en las escuelas y las aulas (las pautas son de 3 a 6 pies, cuando sea posible)  • Se utilizarán tablas de asientos para ayudar con el distanciamiento social, así como con los esfuerzos de rastreo de contactos en caso de un caso positivo. • Los estudiantes no compartirán dispositivos y suministros. • Las instalaciones se limpiarán a fondo y regularmente, y las áreas de alto contacto se desinfectarán durante todo el día. • La limpieza profunda se llevará a cabo cuando haya un caso confirmado de COVID-19.

CAFETERIAS  • Los puntos de alto contacto, como el portaobjetos de la bandeja, la caja de leche y el teclado, se desinfectarán con frecuencia. • Las mesas se desinfectarán entre los períodos de almuerzo. • Se utilizan bandejas y cubiertos desechables  • Las entradas y salidas designadas controlarán el flujo de tráfico y minimizarán la exposición. • Todos los condimentos se pondrán previamente porciones. No se utilizarán dispensadores de autoservicio. • No habrá bares de autoservicio.

RESPUESTA COVID-19 • Pcps trabajará en estrecha colaboración con el Departamento de Salud de Florida en el condado de Polk para notificar a las comunidades escolares sobre un caso positivo confirmado. • Se enviará una notificación en toda la escuela cuando un caso positivo afecte a un campus. • Las personas que han estado en contacto cercano con un caso positivo (dentro de los seis pies durante 15 minutos o más) también serán notificadas por una llamada telefónica automatizada. • Las personas que han estado en contacto cercano con un caso positivo recibirán instrucciones específicas sobre qué hacer a continuación (cuarentena, aislamiento, monitorear sus síntomas, etc.).

Como compartí antes, estos son tiempos cada vez más difíciles y a medida que obtenemos información, analizamos, reagrupamos y adaptamos.  Haré todo lo posible para enviarle información de manera oportuna para que todos podamos navegar esta tormenta juntos y tener éxito al final.


La Administración de Loughman Oaks Elementary


Link to our District Website  https://polkschoolsfl.com/


Link to the District Title I Page https://polkschoolsfl.com/title1a/

2021-2022 School Calendars

 Here are the school calendars for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Please click on the link below:

2021-2022 School Calendar (English)

2021-2022 Calendario Escolar (Español)


UPDATED Safety Procedures!!!

Please see the updated information regarding car rider students for both drop-off and pick-up. Please adhere to these policies for the safety and well-being of your child. We take safety very seriously here at The Oaks!!

Car Rider Procedures UPDATED


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 Please reference the supply list and dress code for the 2020-21 school year!

School Supply List for the 2021-2022 School Year

LOE  Dress Code for 2021-2022

Loughman Oaks T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are for sale!

 All items are available in the office. Please see Mrs. DeGraaf or Mrs. Vickery for assistance.

LOE t-shirts are only $10 and an LOE hoodie is $20-what a deal!!

Attendance is Important!

Check out this video regarding the importance of your student’s regular attendance. Let’s have a great new school year.


Attendance Video


We are a community school again this year so that means all Owls receive free breakfast and lunch this year. Please check the menu at the following link:

School Nutrition Home


Community Partners!!

Loughman Oaks would like to thank the following businesses who have been so generous to our students this year. We couldn’t continue to serve our Owls with out your help! Please support our partners if you are able.


Walmart.com Distribution Center #7853 donated school supplies, food for our back pack program, and technology to our school. We have had a great response from Walmart.com D.C. #7853 and they are excited to be able to give back to the community.


Bella Trae Community Association, Inc


Thank you for your school supplies donation!


Paramount Urgent Care donates $10 to our school for every $20 school physical.


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at the Champion’s Gate McDonald’s

McTeacher’s night at the Champion’s Gate McDonald’s where a potion of all proceeds (in-store and drive-thru) will go to The Oaks!! Dates TBA


Teacher nights TBA



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Mission Statement

The mission of Loughman Oaks Elementary is to increase academic performance by establishing an atmosphere that ensures rigorous and relevant learning experiences for all students.