The Oaks Academy, based on a recommendations and directive from the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) and Governor Holcomb, has decided to close our buildings and transition to distance learning on Friday, March 13 through the end of the academic year. 

For more information on The Oaks campus closure and distance learning, click here. For information on provided assistance, see below.

Indianapolis Resource Guide

The city of Indianapolis has created a resource guide to help anyone impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tuition & Re-enrollment

If you are concerned about enrollment for next year or upcoming tuition payments, we are prepared to work with you. Our highest priority is that you’re confident that your child can and will return to The Oaks next year. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me directly at ahart@theoaksacademy.org.

Academic Support for Students During Closure

All distance learning instructions will be emailed to parents or students on Tuesday, March 17 by 5 pm. All campuses will be open Tuesday, March 17, from 1 – 6 pm for material pick up.

Middle School: Students will need an internet connection and laptop to complete distance learning activities. Laptops can be picked up Monday or Tuesday at the Middle School. Teachers will regularly be in touch with students during school closure to provide resources and assistance. Technology questions can be emailed to techhelp@theoaksacademy.org

Lower School: Teachers will be in contact with parents to ensure they have the necessary textbooks and workbooks. Further instructions and distance learning plans will be emailed to parents on Tuesday, March 17. If you need paper copies of distance learning materials, please plan to pick them up at your campus on March 17 from 1 – 6 pm.

Internet Access: Free internet access through Comcast. 

Breakfast and Lunch Options for Students

We will have 5 days of meal bundles available for pick up on Mondays from 11 am – 1 pm from March 23 until May 25 with pick up at Door 1 of the Middle School campus. 

 To sign up for meals for the week of April 13 and April 20, click here. 

Additional resources for meals are listed here and here and on the Indianapolis resource guide.  

Child Care Assistance

Unfortunately, we cannot host children at our facilities; however, the state website may be helpful for childcare needs. We know the Oaks community always comes together in situations like these and we’d encourage you use the Brookside and Fall Creek FTO Facebook groups to share resources with each other. 

How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

These resources may be helpful resources to help you know how to talk to your children about coronavirus. 

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About The Coronavirus 

Healthy Children: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource


Have Questions?

Change is always challenging, especially when it may effect your children. Please share any questions or comments you have using the form below, or by emailing me directly at ahart@theoaksacademy.org.

I’ll respond to your inquiry directly and as quickly as I can.