•  Dear Parents,

    Happy 2020-2021 School Year at Oakwood Avenue Community School - Second Grade!  I send my deepest sympathies to anyone you may have known who had lost their lives during our COV-19 Pandemic.  Also, I hope you had a great summer!  It is now time for all of us to focus on returning to school via Distant Learning.  We should be much better prepared since we all had to work very diligently last school year.  Thank you for stepping up and getting the job done!  I hope it will be much easier this time around.  We know what it takes to be successful and we are up to the challenge, together!  I know you send your child to school to succeed and not to fail.  I need your help in ensuring your child does all of his/her school work.  Please resist doing the work for them, this does not help him/her in the long run.  Let them work through it and you will be amazed at what they can accomplish.  Please encourage them daily. 


    Dear Students,

    I am happy that I get to help you on your journey through Second Grade!  It will be a lot of fun learning!  My expectation is that you will be focused and determined to do your best every day and in every subject, including all of your Specials.  You will be successful.  School is for learning and not playing around and wasting time/  School is meant for you to do your best so you can learn the necessary skills.  You will do well if you treat others with compassion and take control over your education by doing your classwork and homework, every day.  I am proud of you already and can't wait to work with you. 


    Office Hours: 

    I will be available daily to answer any questions you may have. 

    My virtual Office Hours are as follows:

    Monday – Friday: 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM via your child's Google Meet Link for my class


    Small-Group Sessions:

    I will be available to students if they have any questions.

    Monday- - Friday:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


    Contact Information:

    Should you have any questions about assignments, you can contact me through the following channels:

    Contact me via willisla@orange.k12.nj.us or ClassDojo

    Office Hours: 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm via “Google Meet” 


    Distant Learning:

    Distant Learning is September 8, 2020, to December 23, 2020 (If anything changes, we will let you know)

    Student assignments are located under "Assignments" and completed assignments are due every day before 7 pm.  We expect students will complete and submit all assignments before 3:20 pm if they work on it right after lunch, but if not they have until 7 pm.


    General Expectations:

     Student responsibilities in completing the assignments include:

    • Identifying a comfortable and quiet space in their home to study/learn
    • Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers
    • Please check my teacher's website for assignment information, and resources, on a daily basis
    • Attend every class every day, this includes your Specials
    • Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy
    • Submit all assignments daily or unless the teacher indicates a different date


    Mr. Willis - Town Hall Class Meeting (Saturday 9-5-20 1 pm & 5 pm) and (Sunday 9-6-20 1 pm & 5 pm)



    Student Weekly Assignments:


    Week 1 (September 8 through September 11, 2020):  Week 1 Assignment (Click Here)

    Week 2 and all other future weeks' assignments will be on Google Classroom.  Please go to my Google Classroom and look for each assignment by subject (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies).  Thank you.