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Doing what is best for students is our guiding principle. To this end, the Oakwood School community commits the resources, support, expertise and experiences needed for all students to achieve.


The Oakwood School community educates students to become ethical decision-makers who achieve their life goals, take responsible risks, and contribute to the greater good of the world. Graduates are prepared for their post-secondary pursuits, proud of their Oakwood education, and poised to lead and serve.

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Cover of the 2018 Quality Profile

Oakwood Schools Quality Profile is packed with information that tells the story of the Oakwood Schools. Copies of the publication will be delivered to homes the week of Aug. 20 in the Oakwood Register but you can also read the report online by going to our Quality Profile page on this website.

We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students, staff and community partners.

*You can previous entries From the Superintendent's Desk in our Archives.


Volunteer Driver Forms Available Online

All of the district’s volunteer drivers are required to annually complete a volunteer driver form. Starting Fall of 2018, drivers will also be required to complete a BCI/FBI background check and have their driver’s abstract reviewed for any offenses for the previous three years. Currently, classroom volunteers in the district already complete BCI/FBI background checks at the Board of Education. Just like those checks, the new transportation security checks will need to take place every five years. The district has arranged for Secure Check on Wilmington Ave. in Dayton to conduct these new checks. Volunteers will not be charged for the security checks.

You can download the 2018 Volunteer Driver Packet and complete prior to your visit to Secure Check.

Safety Enhancements to Building Entrances

As part of our overall focus on the safety and security of our students and staff, Oakwood Schools have initiated a new security measure meant to add another layer of protection. At the main entrances of all of our buildings, new buzzers and cameras have been installed. When visitors arrive at these locked entrances, staff members will use a short script to ask visitors to identify themselves and state the reason for visiting the school. Visitors will need to answer these questions before they are admitted to the building. If staff members are unsure about a visitor, administrators will conduct further screening. It may be helpful for those planning to come to any of the buildings to call in advance and make an appointment so the staff is prepared.

We hope you understand this new practice and are patient with our staff as they do not want to upset any visitor, but know the importance of screening visitors and limiting access to the buildings. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a building principal.

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School News

Oakwood Student to Bring World to Smith

A piece of the world is coming to the Smith Elementary playground, thanks to a former student who wanted to give back to the school that made an impact on her.

Oakwood Board Receives State Award

The Oakwood Schools Board of Education is being recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Gold Level recipient of the Southwest Region Ohio School Boards Association Effective School Board Award.

OSF Recognized for Outstanding Work

The Dayton Foundation is recognizing The Oakwood Schools Foundation for the group's efforts in the past year to successfully increase its endowment and implementing a new strategic plan for continued growth.

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