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Family Guide for Return to School
Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with families to ensure we keep students and staff safe and healthy as we return to school buildings for learning. Working together, we will follow recommended health guidance that focuses on student and staff health, safety, and emotional well-being.
The FCPS Family Guide for Return to School has a wealth of information on topics like concurrent instruction, lunch, the mandatory mask policy, recess, laptops, health protocols, and more.
Video: Concurrent Instruction at our Pilot Schools
Take a look inside West Springfield High School and Kings Park Elementary School, two of the first schools to welcome students back to FCPS buildings, to see how the concurrent instruction model works. Watch the video.
Small groups are also returning to Colvin Run Elementary School. Watch this video to see how Colvin Run set up classrooms for concurrent instruction.
As a reminder, Wednesday, November 11, is an early close day in honor of Veterans Day and will be a virtual (synchronous) learning day for all students. Synchronous instruction will end at 12:15pm. There will be no in-person classes on November 11. Classes will resume on Thursday, November 12. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar.
New Employment Opportunity in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)!
FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual. If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. You may also call Oak Hill at 703.467.3500 and speak to Administrative Assistant, Katherine Anderson to voice your interest for this position at Oak Hill. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.
FPCS is Seeking Individuals to Serve as Substitute Teachers!
Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here. Say Yes 2 FCPS! If you have an interest in subbing at Oak Hill, please call the Oak Hill office at 703.467.3500 and ask to speak to Denise Russ.
Oak Hill Employee Awards
Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community! Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that has gone above and beyond during distance learning? Does your child have an exceptional teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning? Then please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member for an Outstanding Employee Award in the categories below.
Outstanding Leader (Assistant Principal)
Outstanding Professional (speech, counselor, psychologist, instructional coach, social worker, OT/ PT)
Outstanding Teacher: classroom teacher (3+ years teaching altogether, could include being in different county/school), librarian, ESOL, Reading, Chinese, Art, Band, Strings, Music, PE, Chinese, AART, Sped teacher)
Outstanding New Teacher: (less than 3 years teaching)
Outstanding Operational: IA, cafeteria worker, custodian, parent liaison, etc.
To submit a nomination, please complete this Community Staff Award Form no later than November 20th.
If you have questions, please contact Christy Ryder, CLRyder@fcps.edu or Pam Bennett, PSBennett@fcps.edu
Thank you in advance for taking the time to recognize an outstanding staff member!
Tired of Thanksgiving leftovers? Stop by the Chipotle at 13354 Franklin Farm Rd. in Herndon on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to get some delicious food and support Oak Hill at the same time! Bring in this flyer, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Oak Hill Elementary! Online orders through chipotle.com or the app can be credited to our fundraiser by using the Promo Code J42RQ4M on the Chipotle app or website. We will see you then!
Level IV Advanced Academics Screening Pool
Notifications will be sent out soon to second grade parents whose students are in the AAP Level IV screening pool. If your child is not in the pool and you’d like your child to be considered for level IV services next fall, you must complete a referral form no later than December 1st. The referral form can be found on the AAP website here. This form is helpful, yet optional for parents whose children are in the pool. Please be aware late referrals will not be accepted.
Level IV Referrals
Parents/Guardians of students in grades 2-7 may submit a referral for Level IV services. The referral form can be found on the AAP website here
Parents whose child is in the pool or is being referred can also submit the following optional documents electronically.
1.Parent Questionnaire: This can be found here
*Questionnaires without examples and parent signatures will not be accepted
2. 4 pages single-sided of work samples, 8 ½ x 11
*No 3-D or electronic media/music samples (music videos, audio files, etc)
- Multiple pages may be copied to one page
- Copies or originals are accepted
(Samples will not be returned)
Optional Parent Meeting
On Tuesday, November 10th from 3:00-4:00, Mrs. Lahr will be hosting a Q & A session to answer any questions you might have regarding the AAP Screening/Referral Process. A link will be sent out to the community closer to this event.
Please submit all referrals and optional paperwork together electronically to Mrs. Lahr at email@example.com no later than December 1st. Late referrals and paperwork will not be accepted. If you have additional questions about the process or your child's paperwork, please contact Mrs. Lahr.
“Go Paperless” Progress Report Option
The “Go Paperless” option is now available to all Elementary School parents to allow them to only receive online progress reports starting the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.
- Parents and/or guardians will need to log into ParentVUE, then go to “My Account” and select "Go Paperless."
- All parents and/or guardians who live with the student and share the same address must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option to prevent mailing of the printed progress reports.
- The “Go Paperless” option will apply to all their associated students, no matter what school level.
- If the associated parent and/or guardian has already selected “Go Paperless” for their secondary student, the option will now apply to any ES siblings as well.
Reminder for Parents/Guardians about SIS ParentVUE
A SIS (Student Information System) ParentVUE account is where you can access information about your child's attendance, course history, grade book (for middle and high school), progress reports, and report cards. Customized for elementary, middle, and high school students, your SIS ParentVUE Account login credentials can also be used to access FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.
If you have not yet created a PVUE account, please reach out to Katherine Dillard for an activation code. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using their activation code can be found by watching this video.
Family Support Line Can Help Answer Parenting Questions
The Fairfax County Government Department of Family Services has a live family support line to help answer your parenting questions. The phone line support team is open to all parents and guardians from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 703-324-7720.
More information about the family support line is available online.
Healthy Minds Podcast
Online All the Time; Finding Balance in Our Virtual World
In this week's Healthy Minds podcast, join FCPS Instructional Technology Specialist Tammi Sisk, a 26-year FCPS veteran, for a conversation on how to create balance and well-being given our current virtual learning—and living—environment.
Tammi shares practical strategies for students, families, and educators, who are looking for ways to find balance and increase their knowledge of digital citizenship. Listen online.
Clinical Team Tip of the Week
It is so important to provide kids with meaningful and specific feedback when they are doing something well. For example, feedback like “Great job!” doesn’t tell your child what she did right. Instead, researchers suggest that taking the time to provide children with information on what exactly they did well can help boost self-esteem and promote a growth mindset. Has your child’s performance, effort, or focus improved since the first day of distance learning? Be sure to let her know about it, even if she still has a long way to go.
We are here to support all Oak Hill students and families. Please reach out to a member of the clinical team if you have any questions.
Kim Gallagher, School Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cammy McCleskey, School Social Worker at email@example.com
Ginny Phinney, School Psychologist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Ryder, School Counselor at email@example.com
Math Tip of the Week
As we head into a season full of Holidays and Celebrations, one thing you might consider to do as a family is baking. Baking and cooking together can be tied to math. When baking, there is great opportunity to talk about fractions, measurement, doubling a recipe, and even fair share with the cookies baked. This is a fun activity to do together and tie in learning and good conversation. Here is a sample recipe with some questions you might consider.
Family Choice: Week Ten Plan
The Oak Hill Specialists have another fun week of Family Choice activities planned. Click here to access them. Students will access these activities by logging onto Blackboard and finding the Oak Hill Specialists course. From there they will click on the BBCU sessions tab, and find our classroom.
Join the PTA
Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs. Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs. Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students. To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV. The pledge membership is $30 per family
Key Calendar Dates
November 4-6: Family Choice Time, 3:00-3:30pm
November 11: Veterans Day, early close for students
November 17: Kindergarten students return to in-person learning
November 18: Meal Kit Distribution at Oak Hill, 8:00am-12:30pm
November 25-27: Thanksgiving Holiday, no school
Ways to Stay Informed
Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.
Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.
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