Jim Andersen, Head of Upper School

August 11, 2023

Reminder to be doing your summer reading (and math) ! 🙂

In this email you will find information about:



Rising Junior, Landen Barnett, had an incredible summer as he concludes his two month internship with Krypton Solutions. Landen was the only high school student to be awarded with this internship usually reserved for college students. Landen spent the last two months in the testing center, testing motherboards. including a motherboard for one of the space shuttles. Krypton solutions has an office in Plano, one in San Francisco and one in India. 



Miles Frazier was selected to be a part of the Men's Basketball 16/U USA Team this past January.  On July 22, the team traveled to Italy to compete in the Giochi Tricolore International Olympics, which consisted of 23 countries and over 1,200 athletes.  

Miles and his teammates represented well against countries such as Italy, Moldova, South Africa, Algeria and the Philippines.  The team went undefeated until the finals, losing to the home country team of Northern Italy.  Miles was awarded the Silver medal and is now officially an International Men's Basketball Silver Medal Recipient!  

US PARENT INFORMATION PRESENTATIONThis presentation is for parents of grade 9-12 students. Parents, please watch this video at your convenience. The video explains  pre-first day of school information, handbook expectations, and other general information. 

PARKING:  Student drivers must all register using this form with the Upper School office. Vehicle registration assigns a space, provides a parking tag and puts the vehicle in the security database. 

Click here for the Class of 2024 Seniors Parking Packet. Completed packets are due to  the US office ASAP. A completed packet consists of the application signed by both parent and student, a design submission, and the parking form with payment of $25. Painting week is August 14 - 17 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

COURSE LIST AND MATERIALS ORDERING: Current schedules are accessible via the portal. Students (from your student email) may request a course change via this form. ALL schedule changes must be submitted via the form at this time, the form will close on Aug 11. 

The bookstore is now open and has the required materials to purchase for each course. Courses not listed do not require material. Supplies needed will be discussed the first day of each class by the teacher.

Now that the system rollover is complete parents and students may run into a log-in problem. There are new parameters for a secure password and resets may be necessary.

You may submit a request to technology@theoakridgeschool.org and they will reach out and work with you to get things corrected and working.  

Password requirements:

- Be between 13 and 128 characters
- Contain at least 1 upper case letter, 1 lower case letter, 1 number, and 1 special character
- Not contain any leading or trailing blank spaces or tabs

- consider using a passphrase
- substitute some letters with numbers or special characters
- special characters can be any (including blank spaces):!#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[]^_`{|}~"

Note: 24 hours after you reset your password it can be used to sign into My Backpack, My Oakridge, and *Magnus Health.

*Magnus Health -We are aware of an issue with Magnus Health logins. We continue to work with our vendors to resolve the issue. If you are experiencing trouble logging in please contact technology@theoakridgeschool.org. If you are wondering about documents needed please contact acampbell@theoakridgeschool.org.   


  • New Student and Freshmen orientation is Tuesday, August 15. This is for students only from 1:00-4:30pm. Students will need their devices. The orientation will end at 4:30 when all students go to the SAC to cheer on our Lady Owls Volleyball teams. We encourage your child to stay to support our teams!

  • Parents of Class of 2024 Seniors, College Advising Night is Monday, August 28 from 6:00-7:00pm followed by the US Parent Information Night.

  • US Parent Information Night (all parents, all grades) is Monday, August 28 from 7:00-8:30pm. This night is for parents to follow their child’s schedule and meet the faculty.

FYI Dates & Details:

8.14.23 - 8.17.23 Painted Parking Spots for Seniors, 8:00am-8:00pm

8.19.23 Back to School Family Picnic

8.22.23 Senior Sunrise, 6:30-8:00 a.m.

8.23.23 First Day of School

8.28.23 Upper School Parent Information Night, 6:00pm for Senior parents and 7-8:30 p.m. for all grade level parents

Happy Summer, 

The  Upper School Team