Wolf News September 23

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Parent Town Hall Recording

We had a great Parent Town Hall Meeting earlier this afternoon.  In case you missed it, please click this link
https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback

to view the recording. 

AAP Parent Information Meeting

Mrs. Wheeler, Oak Hill’s Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, will hold a parent information meeting tonight at 5:00 pm.  At this meeting, she will review the levels of service in FCPS and the updated information about screening for this year.  We invite you to view the AAP Overview and AAP Screening and Identification videos about the levels of service and the screening process.  Additionally, the latest AAP newsletter is located here.  **Please note there is updated information as to what parents may submit for Level IV referral files this year.  No awards, certificates, or letters of commendation will be accepted this year.  The updated information can be found on the Advanced Academic website

The guest link to join the meeting is here https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/377773f3168f4a35a0c3ed93f3063703

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at jgwheeler@fcps.edu.

Oak Hill's newest Office Staff members Michelle Coyne and Katherine Dillard.

Meet our New Office Staff

Over the summer Oak Hill hired two Office Staff members.  Michelle Coyne is our new Office Assistant and Katherine Dillard is our new Student Information Assistant (SIA).  Please read about each of them below.   

My name is Michelle Coyne.  I grew up in Fairfax and went to James Madison University. This is my third year working for Fairfax County.  I am coming from Fairfax Villa, where was I was both an office assistant and the library assistant.  I am also currently pursuing my Masters degree at GMU in school counseling.  I am so excited to be a part of the Oak Hill Community and am looking forward to meeting everybody soon!

My name is Katherine Dillard.  I come to Oak Hill from Great Falls ES where I was an Office Assistant for two years. Prior to that, I worked in the clinic at Armstrong ES for over eight years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my quarantine pooch, Charlie. I am looking forward to meeting you all!

Attendance

In Virginia, public school students ages 5-18 are required to attend school regularly.  FCPS must take attendance Monday – Friday.  Attendance is expected during all synchronous instruction. 

If your child is absent and not able to attend synchronous learning, please email your teacher and copy the Oak Hill Attendance office (OakHillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu).  You can  also use the attendance line at 703-467-3535 or the attendance reporting form on Oak Hill's website.

Jewish Holidays

This month, Jewish people throughout the world will be observing what is known as the High Holy Days or High Holidays.  Most Jewish families celebrated Rosh Hashanah (September 18) and will celebrate Yom Kippur.  Yom Kippur begins on Sunday night, September 27, through Monday night September 28.  It includes fasting and prayer.  Many people will refrain from eating for the full 25 hours of the holiday.  Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and colleagues with, “Have a meaningful and easy fast.”

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. At Oak Hill, we plan to share Hispanic and Latino contributions to the Arts and Sciences through books, music and the arts.  Visit this website for more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Library Curbside Pickup

The Oak Hill Library is pleased to announce Curbside Service for students to check out books from our school library!  This will begin on September 28th and be held every Monday and Tuesday from 3:00-4:30pm.  Click here for all of the details including how-to videos for searching the library catalog to request books, and to check your child’s account for the books they need to return.  For our younger students in grades K-2 there is a Google Form to request a “Mystery Bag” of library books. Contact our librarian, Jenny Henry, during school hours at 703-467-3511 or anytime at jlhenry@fcps.edu if you have questions.  More information is available at Ms. Henry’s website when logged into the fcpsschools.net account.

FCPS Laptops Available

This is just a friendly reminder that if you have not picked up a laptop from Oak Hill for your child, there is still time.  There are several benefits that come with using an FCPS device.  These include, bookmarks to frequently used sites, shortcuts to applications on the desktop, tech support from the county and school and every student is working with the same type of computer.  Please reach out to Jaime Bousman-Stanczak if you would like to set up an appointment to pick up a school computer.

Fall 2020 iReady Assessment

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics.  Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.  Below are the testing windows.

Grade(s)

  Test

    Window

1-6

  Reading

    September 21-25

1-6

  Math

    September 28-October 2

Kindergarten

  Reading

    October 19-23

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Cliff Credle, Oak Hill's School Test Coordinator at cmcredle@fcps.edu.

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

Fairfax County Public Schools has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Substitutes

FCPS has made some changes to the substitute policies during distance learning.  If your child's teacher has to be out for less than two days, there will not be a substitute assigned.  The teacher will email families to let them know and provide asynchronous work during the live teaching times. 

Important Forms

There are several forms parents are required to update, fill out and/or sign or review.  Below are a list of them and they can all be found on Oak Hill's website here

Emergency Care Card (via WeCare): Emergency Care Form-WeCare      

Health Information Form: Health Information Form Please email this form to Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu.   

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this linkThe form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Permission Needed for Digital Tools: Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.  Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. 

Please review the Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights located here.  If you chose to opt-out of any of the topics, please fill out the opt-out form and email Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu

The following forms are optional and should be completed and returned if needed.

     ∙ Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral
     ∙ Military Connected Students Form: Military Connected Students Form 
     ∙ OPT out forms: Opt-out Forms

Family Choice: Week Four 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. 

Healthy Minds Podcast:

In this week’s Healthy Minds podcast, Langley High School psychologist Anna Davis talks about executive functioning. Executive functioning is a set of skills and mental processes that help us to plan, focus our attention, manage tasks, and control our impulses.

PTA News

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership and dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs and advocating on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels. They also build an inclusive school community for all families.  We invite you to join the PTA for your child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues, and create a stronger school community.  There is no wrong or right way to be involved - anything you can give, whether it is time or money, will support your child's potential.  

To get information and join our school PTA, go to www.oakhillpta.org and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family. 

As schools teach students virtually this semester, we will not have any after school activities. Parents looking to engage their kids after school, here is a list of our vendors we have worked with in the past, some of them offering discounts for Oak Hill students.

  1. SciGenius: SciGeniusThe discount Code will be OAK2020.
  2. Overtime Athletics: OtathleticsOffering 10% discount for Oak Hill Students
  3. Abrakadoodle: Abrakadoodle
  4. Kids in Motion: Kids in motion
  5. Silver knights: Skenrichment
  6. Fairfax Collegiate: Fairfax collegiate
  7. Girls on the Run: Girls on the run
Math Olympiad Coordinator Needed

Math Olympiad is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm, fostering creativity, and strengthening intuition in mathematical problem solving. Each month from November through March, a 30-minute contest will be administered. Teams explore mathematical concepts while developing flexibility in solving non-routine problems with multiple solution paths.  For more information, visit this website.  If you are interested in coordinating, please reach out to firstvp@oakhillpta.org.

Key Calendar Dates

September 15 - October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21-25: iReady (Universal Screener) Reading testing window for grades 1-6

September 28 - October 2: iReady (Universal Screener) Math testing window for grades 1-6

October 19-23: iReady (Universal Screener) Reading testing window for Kindergarten

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Parent Town Hall Meeting Today at 4:15pm

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Parent Town Hall Meeting Today

Oak Hill will be holding a Parent Town Hall Meeting today from 4:15-5:00 p.m. At this meeting we will cover the following topics.

  • setting up workspace and managing working with multiple teachers.
  • handling instructional challenges.
  • navigating links and sign ins (technology assistance).
  • addressing optional and required forms. 
  • managing expectations in the classroom.
  • and communicating with the school and teachers when English is not your primary language. 

We hope you are able to join us. To log in to this meeting click this link

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c1eacf799145401fba33628503feaa77

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Oak Hill's Wishes For You!

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Oak Hill's Wishes For You

Good Afternoon Oak Hill!

As we complete our second week of school, the Oak Hill Staff would like to share with you our wishes for students this school year!  Please take a look and make sure your child gets a chance to listen.

We are so proud of our students and know big things are in store for this school year.

Sincerely,

The Oak Hill Staff 😊

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Wolf News September 17

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Parent Town Hall

Oak Hill will be holding a Town Hall Meeting next Wednesday, September 23 from 4:15-5:00 p.m. At this meeting we will cover the following topics.

  • setting up workspace and managing working with multiple teachers
  • handling instructional challenges
  • navigating links and sign ins (technology assistance)
  • addressing optional and required forms 
  • managing expectations in the classroom
  • and communicating with the school and teachers when English is not your primary language. 

We hope you are able to join us. To log in to this meeting click this link

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c1eacf799145401fba33628503feaa77

Attendance

In Virginia, public school students ages 5-18 are required to attend school regularly.  FCPS must take attendance Monday – Friday.  Attendance is expected during all synchronous instruction. 

If your child is absent and not able to attend synchronous learning, please email your teacher and copy the Oak Hill Attendance office (OakHillElem.Attendance@fcps.edu).  You can  also use the attendance line at 703-467-3535 or call the main office and choose option 1.  

Fall 2020 iReady Assessment

The online iReady assessment (also known as the universal screener) provides an initial view of all students’ foundational skills to help teachers identify students who may have challenges in reading or mathematics.  Students in grades K-6 will take the iReady reading assessment. Students in grades 1-6 will take the iReady mathematics assessment. More information about the assessment can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener Parent Notification webpage.

This fall, students will take iReady at home instead of at school. Teachers will discuss the assessment with students in advance, including how to log in and what to expect. Resources to help families administer the assessment at home can be found on the FCPS Universal Screener webpage.  Below are the testing windows.

Grade(s)

  Test

    Window

1-6

  Reading

    September 21-25

1-6

  Math

    September 28-October 2

Kindergarten

  Reading

    October 19-23

For questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Cliff Credle, Oak Hill's School Test Coordinator at cmcredle@fcps.edu.

School Board to Discuss Health and Operational Metrics for Return to In-Person Instruction

At the TuesdaySeptember 22, School Board work session, Superintendent Brabrand will provide updated information on health and operational metrics to guide the decision-making process to resume in-person instruction.

Information will also be provided on an updated plan to begin to offer in-person instruction by phasing in students in small cohorts when these metrics are met.

The work session can be viewed on FCPS Cable TV Channel 99 or on the FCPS website

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

Fairfax County Public Schools has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Important Required Forms

There are several forms parents are required to update, fill out and/or sign.  Below are a list of them and they can all be found on Oak Hill's website here

Emergency Care Card (via WeCare): Emergency Care Form-WeCare      

Health Information Form: Health Information Form Please email this form to Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu.   

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this linkThe form must be filled out one time per student.

Parent Permission Needed for Digital Tools: Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.  Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. 

The following forms are optional and should be completed and returned if needed.

     ∙ Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral
     ∙ Military Connected Students Form: Military Connected Students Form 
     ∙ OPT out forms: Opt-out Forms

Family Choice: Week Three Plan

The Oak Hill Specialists continue to enjoy meeting with students during the optional Family Choice.  Next week's fun activities can be accessed here.  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. 

PTA News

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership and dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs; advocating on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels; building an inclusive school community for all families.  We invite you to join PTA for your child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues, and create a stronger school community.  There is no wrong or right way to be involved - anything you can give, whether it is time or money, will support your child's potential.  

To get information, join our school PTA on PTBoard, go to www.oakhillpta.org, use the code 8HSEEV.  Pledge membership of $30 per family and join OHES PTA here.  

As schools teach students virtually this semester, we will not have any after school activities. Parents looking to engage their kids after school, here is a list of our vendors we have worked with in the past, some of them are offering discounts for Oak Hill students.

  1. SciGenius: SciGeniusThe discount Code will be OAK2020.
  2. Overtime Athletics: Otathletics: Offering 10% discount for Oak Hill Students
  3. Abrakadoodle: Abrakadoodle
  4. Kids in Motion: Kids in motion
  5. Silver knights: Skenrichment
  6. Fairfax Collegiate: Fairfax collegiate
  7. Girls on the Run: Girls on the run
Key Calendar Dates

September 16: Back-to-School Night for the following grades: 3rd, 4th, & 5th 

September 21-25: iReady (Universal Screener) Reading testing window for grades 1-6

September 28 - October 2: iReady (Universal Screener) Math testing window for grades 1-6

October 19-23: iReady (Universal Screener) Reading testing window for Kindergarten

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

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Back-to-School Night is Tonight!

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Back-to-School Night Details

We will be holding our second virtual Back-to-School Night tonight.  Teachers sent out an email earlier with a login link. Hours and directions are below on how parents can access Administration, Technology Support and Specialists during their office hours. 

Specialists: 4:15-5pm
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Administration

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle will be available to answer your questions from 4:15-5pm.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3c3e3d24fd7a4705bdb001135be288f6.

Technology Support

Our SBTS, Tammy Ofano, and Technology Support Specialist, Jamie Bousman-Stanczak, will be available to assist you with technology questions from 4:15-5pm.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/baaed90f51a34dd3a9bbcbaa6007860c.

Specialists

Specialists are inviting parents to come to their office hours from 4:15-5pm to answer any questions you might have.  Below are the times that each specialist will be available to talk with you. To access their office, you will need to log onto Blackboard and find the Oak Hill Specialists' Course. Click the tab on the left hand side that says "BBCU session link", click on the BBCU link and that will bring you to all the Specialists' Offices. Here is a video to help you navigate Blackboard.

 

 

 

PE

 

Mr. Herring

Music

 

Mrs. Peterson 

Band/Strings

 

Mrs. Davis and Ms. Geers

Art

 

Mr. Monaghan 

Library 

 

Mrs. Henry and Mr. Germain 

Reading

 

Mrs. Lahr 

ESOL

 

Mrs. Young

Chinese

 

Mrs. Chen

Counselors 

 

Mrs. Gallagher 

AART

 

Mrs. Wheeler

 

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Back-to-School Night is Tonight!

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Back-to-School Night Details

We will be holding our first of two virtual Back-to-School Nights tonight.  Teachers sent an email yesterday and today to parents with a login link.  Directions are below on how parents can access Administration, Technology Support and Specialists during their office hours. 

September 15th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
Kinder and 6th grade: 5pm
1st grade: 6pm
2nd grade: 7pm

September 16th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Administration

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle will be available to answer your questions from 4:15-5pm on both nights.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3c3e3d24fd7a4705bdb001135be288f6.

Technology Support

Our SBTS, Tammy Ofano, and Technology Support Specialist, Jamie Bousman-Stanczak, will be available to assist you with technology questions from 4:15-5pm on both nights.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/baaed90f51a34dd3a9bbcbaa6007860c.

Specialists

Specialists are inviting parents to come to their office hours for Back-to-School Night to answer any questions you might have.  Below are the dates and times that each specialist will be available to talk with you. To access their office, you will need to log onto Blackboard and find the Oak Hill Specialists' Course. Click the tab on the left hand side that says "BBCU session link", click on the BBCU link and that will bring you to all the Specialists' Offices. Here is a video to help you navigate Blackboard. 

 

Tuesday 9/15 4:15-5:00

Wednesday 9/16 4:15-5:00

PE

Ms. Croy

Mr. Herring

Music

Mrs. Hood

Mrs. Peterson 

Band/Strings

Mrs. Davis and Ms. Geers

Mrs. Davis and Ms. Geers

Art

Mrs. Shapiro

Mr. Monaghan 

Library 

Mrs. Henry 

Mrs. Henry and Mr. Germain 

Reading

 

Mrs. Lahr 

ESOL

Mrs. Young

Mrs. Young

Chinese

Mrs. Uang

Mrs. Chen

Counselors 

Mrs. Ryder 

Mrs. Gallagher 

AART

Mrs. Wheeler

Mrs. Wheeler

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BTSN and Week 2 School Tips

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Back-to-School Night Details

We will be holding two virtual Back-to-School Nights tomorrow and Wednesday.  Teachers will be sending an email to parents today with a login link.  Directions are below on how parents can access Administration, Technology Support and Specialists during their office hours. 

September 15th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
Kinder and 6th grade: 5pm
1st grade: 6pm
2nd grade: 7pm

September 16th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Administration

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle will be available to answer your questions from 4:15-5pm on both nights.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/3c3e3d24fd7a4705bdb001135be288f6.

Technology Support

Our SBTS, Tammy Ofano, and Technology Support Specialist, Jamie Bousman-Stanczak, will be available to assist you with technology questions from 4:15-5pm on both nights.  To meet with them please click the following link https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/baaed90f51a34dd3a9bbcbaa6007860c.

Specialists

Specialists are inviting parents to come to their office hours for Back-to-School Night to answer any questions you might have.  Below are the dates and times that each specialist will be available to talk with you. To access their office, you will need to log onto Blackboard and find the Oak Hill Specialists' Course. Click the tab on the left hand side that says "BBCU session link", click on the BBCU link and that will bring you to all the Specialists' Offices. Here is a video to help you navigate Blackboard. 

 

Tuesday 9/15 4:15-5:00

Wednesday 9/16 4:15-5:00

PE

Ms. Croy

Mr. Herring

Music

Mrs. Hood

Mrs. Peterson 

Band/Strings

Mrs. Davis and Ms. Geers

Mrs. Davis and Ms. Geers

Art

Mrs. Shapiro

Mr. Monaghan 

Library 

Mrs. Henry 

Mrs. Henry and Mr. Germain 

Reading

 

Mrs. Lahr 

ESOL

Mrs. Young

Mrs. Young

Chinese

Mrs. Uang

Mrs. Chen

Counselors 

Mrs. Ryder 

Mrs. Gallagher 

AART

Mrs. Wheeler

Mrs. Wheeler

School Tips

We hope you had a great weekend!  As we start week number two, we wanted to share three helpful tips as we work together to support our students' learning.   

  1. Establish Routine: post a visual schedule of your child’s day. Click here  for a sample first grade schedule.  
  2. Problem Solve: Have a conversation with your child about what is considered an emergency and what can wait.  Teach a signal that you will use to indicate that you are in a meeting and can’t be disturbed unless it is an emergency.  Encourage your child to raise his or her virtual hand and ask a teacher for help.
  3. Encourage your child to visit the Wolf Pack Relaxation Room when he or she needs a break (note: your child must be logged into their fcpsschools.net account).

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or the Oak Hill clinical team for more tips. 

Oak Hill Clinical Team
School Counselor, Kimberly Gallagher (Supports grades 2nd, 3rd Gen Ed, 4th & 6th) kagallagher1@fcps.edu
School Counselor, Christy Ryder (Supports grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd AAP, & 5th) clryder@fcps.edu
School Social Worker, Cammy McCleskey clmccleskey@fcps.edu
School Psychologist, Ginny Phinney vgphinney@fcps.edu

Student Resources Page

Please help your child bookmark the Student Resources page on our public website.  The page includes links to all of our frequently used applications as well as Technology and Troubleshooting tips.  The page will continue to be updated with additional resources.  

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Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

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Family Life Education Instructional Program Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides a comprehensive, sequential Family Life Education (FLE) program for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve. Instruction is seen as a partnership among parents and guardians, the school, and the community in supporting the learning essential to the development of strong families, positive relationships, and a healthy community.

Parents/guardians may choose to opt their child out of all or part of the Family Life Education program. Students who are opted out are provided with age-appropriate, nonpunitive alternative health instruction, and every effort is made to foster respect for family choices. If you wish to opt your child out of all or part of FLE for this school year, please click online for Elementary (K-6).  Please fill in the opt-out form and return it to your child’s school prior to Family Life Education instruction.

Detailed grade-level program descriptions are available online at Elementary (K-6).  FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) Parent View https://fcps.blackboard.com/. Account information is available at your local school or online here.  Grade level-specific lessons are also available at the Fairfax County Regional Library in the City of Fairfax (this location does not have media). Grade level-specific lessons and media that is not streamed online are available for review at your child’s school library. Due to copyright permissions, we are unable to stream all media online.

Program questions may be addressed by emailing Cliff Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu or by contacting Instructional Services at 571-423-4550 or by contacting Carrie Reynolds, Health and Physical Education Coordinator at cfreynolds@fcps.edu.

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Wolf News September 9

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

What a fantastic first two days of this new school year!  Our theme this year is We Rise By Lifting Others!  Today, I myself was having a moment where the tasks that I needed to accomplish felt overwhelming.  I knew I needed a break and visiting the classrooms virtually  would be the answer to changing my mindset.  It certainly was FUN and UPLIFTING to hear our kids converse with one another and their teachers.  I am proud of how quickly both students and teachers are building trusting relationships with the heart at the center.  We can do this!  Rest easy because your child(ren) are in great hands with our staff.  I hope all of you continue to take care of yourself and that these times find you in good health.  Let me know what I can do for you!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Back-to-School Schedule

We will be holding two virtual Back-to-School Nights on September 15th and 16th.  Oak Hill Specialists will also be available each night from 4:15-5:00 p.m.  A link to join their classrooms will be sent out later this week.  Below is the schedule. 

September 15th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
Kinder and 6th grade: 5pm
1st grade: 6pm
2nd grade: 7pm

September 16th
Specialists: 4:15-5pm
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Important Technology Information: Action Required ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!  Action Required

At Oak Hill ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. 

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

Fairfax County Public Schools has a Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Family Choice: Week Two Plan

The Oak Hill Specialists have enjoyed the first few days of meeting with students during the optional Family Choice.  They have planned some more fun activities for next week which can be accessed here.  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. 

Mental Health and Wellness Conference

This year FCPS will continue to partner with INOVA and Kaiser Permanente to host the 7th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference. The conference will feature multiple keynote speakers who will address social emotional learning and resiliency. Virtual sessions will be offered September 14th-October 3rd. The kickoff panel will be hosted by NBC 4’s Eun Yang. Registration is available at this website.

Additionally, Our Minds Matter will be hosting a student summit for the Mental Health and Wellness Conference. Students may register here.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Parents and guardians, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities and related resources at www.fcps.edu/srr.  After reviewing the information, fill out the SR&R Parent Acknowledgement Form using this link we have provided.  The form must be filled out one time per student.

Attendance

The Virginia Department of Education requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year.  FCPS must take attendance Monday – Friday.  Attendance is expected during all synchronous instruction.  However, if your child is not able to attend synchronously, please contact your teacher and the attendance line (see below) to indicate that your student is reviewing the video recordings and completing work asynchronously.

If a student is not in attendance during the day and neither the teacher or front office has heard from the parent/guardian, the student will be marked “unverified” and the parent/guardian will receive an electronic message in the evening.  If the parent/guardian does not contact the school office to update attendance, this will be recorded as an unexcused absence for the student.  Furthermore, if a student is ill, or cannot participate synchronously/asynchronously for the duration of a school day for any other reason, families should contact the school by submitting the online attendance form on the Oak Hill ES website or by calling the 24/7 attendance line at 703-467-3535 (also listed on the website).

It is so important to us that each student is able to fully access the lessons provided by the teachers, either synchronously with the class or asynchronously if necessary.  Please contact school counselors, Kimberly Gallagher (kagallagher1@fcps.edu) or Christy Ryder (clryder@fcps.edu), to provide support with any challenges you might be facing.  You can also call the main office at 703-467-3500 to ask for one of them to call you.  Thank you for your support! 

A Note from the Oak Hill Clinical Team

Welcome back Oak Hill Families to the 2020-2021 school year!  As always, we are here to support all Oak Hill students and families. We have a comprehensive Parent Resource Guide on the Oak Hill website that may be helpful during this time.  Please reach out to any member of the Clinical Team if you would like assistance navigating these resources or if you (the parent/guardian) would like to set up a mental wellness consultation.  The consultations are not intended for mental health emergencies and if an emergency is suspected or indicated, please call 911.

Our school counselors are looking forward to visiting classrooms these first weeks of school to share the School Counseling Virtual Guidance Site for activities, fun ideas, and coping strategies including a new section called the Wolf Pack Relaxation Room. Please note, students must first log in to their fcpsschools.net account to access the site.  We are looking forward to a great year of learning!

Sincerely, Your Oak Hill Clinical Team

School Counselor, Kimberly Gallagher kagallagher1@fcps.edu
School Social Worker, Cammy McCleskey clmccleskey@fcps.edu
School Psychologist, Ginny Phinney vgphinney@fcps.edu
School Counselor, Christy Ryder clryder@fcps.edu

Food Distribution

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses are delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  Oak Hill's bus loop is one of these sites and this will take place Monday through Friday from 8:16-8:26 a.m.  All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible and welcome to come to pick up a meal (breakfast and/or lunch) during this time period.  Adults picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children meals they need. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well.

Arrival times at locations may be delayed several minutes due to unexpected issues.  For more information about food for students during the school year please click here.   

Back-to-School Parent Training Recording

Last week Behavior Intervention Services hosted a Back-to-School Parent Training for parents of elementary aged children from Region 5. The recording is located here.

Fall Community Flyer Information

Oak Hill’s Fall Community flyer date will be Wednesday September 16, 2020.  If you are a group, community organization or individual who would like to advertise an event or program related to the education of our students, please send a paragraph with details (including dates and times) and contact information to Michelle Coyne at Mkcoyne@fcps.edu by Monday September 14th.  Your information will be advertised electronically on our weekly News you Choose on 9/16/20.  At the bottom of your advertisement please be sure to include the following disclaimer:

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Oak Hill Elementary School.

Girl Scout Troops Now Forming at Oak Hill

If your daughter is interested in joining the Girl Scouts, please fill out this form.  A Virtual meeting invite will be sent via email for the Troop Formation Night, which will be held on Tuesday, September 22 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Key Calendar Dates

September 15: Back-to-School Night for the following grades: Kinder, 1st, 2nd, & 6th

September 16: Back-to-School Night for the following grades: 3rd, 4th, & 5th 

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

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First Day of School is Tomorrow!

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First Day of School is Tomorrow!

Dear Families,

We hope you are having a great long weekend.  Mr. Credle and I are so excited to welcome your child(ren) to school the first day of school tomorrow at 8:50am.  Please click here to view a short welcome video.  Happy Labor Day and see you tomorrow!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Family Choice: First Week Plan

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Family Choice: First Week Plan

Dear Families,

We are so excited to see your child(ren) on Tuesday.  We have planned some fun optional Family Choice activities for the first week of school.  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.  You can also access the first week schedule here.  Have a great weekend and see you on Tuesday!

Sincerely, 

The Oak Hill Specialists

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Important Technology Information and Required Parent Forms

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Important Technology Information and Required Parent Forms ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!  Action Required

At Oak Hill ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. 

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Other Required Forms

Emergency Care Card (via WeCare):  https://fcps.blackboard.com/ Login with your SIS Parent Account credentials and complete/update the form.

Please note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24-7 Learning: Parent View.  In order to log into Parent View it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account.  Once the SIS Parent Account is created the same log in credentials will also work for FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  If you do not have a Parent SIS account, please contact Denise Russ at doruss@fcps.edu.

Health Information Form: Health Information Form Fill out and return by email to Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu.  Please put Health Information Form in the subject line.

The following forms are optional and should be completed and returned if needed.  These can be sent to our registrar Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu.

     ∙ Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral
     ∙ Military Connected Students Form: Military Connected Students Form
     ∙ OPT out forms: Opt-out Forms

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Wolf News September 2

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Long Labor Day Weekend

Oak Hill's office will be closed on Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day weekend.  Please enjoy the extra long weekend.  Remember the first day of school is Tuesday, September 8.   

Kindergarten Town Hall Recording

We had a great Kindergarten Virtual Town Hall Meeting last week.  In case you missed it please click this link  https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/1dcc8e29e70e43058e8579fdb7b88593 

to view the recording. 

Superintendent to Hold Return to School Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Join FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand for another opportunity to ask questions and provide your thoughts tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. The focus for this Town Hall will be resources for parents, including technology and other supports.

Send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call into the town hall live at 1-800-231-6359. The meeting can be viewed on FCPS cable TV Channel 99 or on the FCPS websiteView last week’s town hall.  

Schedules

For your planning purposes the school year schedules are posted on the Oak Hill website.  Monday's schedule is here and the Tuesday through Friday schedule is here.  Students should be in their classrooms, ready to learn no later than 8:45 a.m.  Each class will start with a Morning Meeting where attendance will be taken.  We look forward to seeing all students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8th.

Directions for Students Accessing Specials

All of the Oak Hill Specialists are very excited to start this year and can’t wait to see all their students again. Below is information on how students will access their specialists classrooms!

K-5 Specials: Students in grades K-5 will access their specials class through their homeroom teacher’s BBCU link. Students will not need any additional links for specials (Music, Art, PE and Chinese).

6th Grade Specials: Students in 6th grade will access specials through the Oak Hill Specialists course in Blackboard. Using the BBCU Sessions Link tab on the left side of the page, students will select the appropriate specialist class from the list. Students will need to remember which special to attend each day of the week.

Grades 4-6 Band and Strings: All students in band and strings will access their class through the Oak Hill Specialists course in Blackboard. Using the BBCU Sessions Link tab on the left side of the page, students will select either Ms. Geers (strings) or Mrs. Davis (band) from the list.

Family Choice Fun and Intervention/Enrichment with Specialists: Students will access additional small groups and choice activities through the Oak Hill Specialists course in Blackboard. Using the BBCU Sessions Link tab on the left side of the page, students will select the appropriate specialist teacher from the list.

Below is the grade level and teacher for Family Choice Fun, which will occur from 3:00 to 3:30, Tuesday through Friday.

Grade Level

 Specialist

Kindergarten

 Ms. Croy

1st Grade

 Mr. Monaghan

2nd Grade

 Mr. Herring

3rd Grade

 Mrs. Uang

4th Grade

 Ms. Geers

5th Grade

 Mrs.  Hood

6th Grade

 Mrs. Peterson

Intervention/Enrichment opportunities with specialists will be communicated separately by each specialist. Here is an additional video to help students access specialist links in Blackboard.

Attendance

Why are schools taking attendance during virtual learning?

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday on a Monday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

How will schools take attendance during virtual learning?

For Elementary School:  On Mondays, elementary students may check in with their teachers via a morning meeting. When they log in, their teacher will confirm their attendance. Tuesdays through Fridays, students will check in with their teachers the same way. If students are unable to participate on any given school day, parents must report the absence to the school office.

If your child is unable to login to live, face-to-face online instruction with their teacher, the teacher will be recording the class and posting the video within Blackboard/Google Classroom so it can be viewed at a different time. The video can also be used to provide review for all students.

Return to School: Supports for Students with Disabilities

Check out the FCPS web page for information on distance learning supports for students with disabilities. This page covers a wide range of topics, including information for parents of students in grades PreK-12, accessing instruction in school-based programs, as well as information around nontraditional school programs, public day and career center programs, homebound and home-based instruction, and multi-agency services.   

Healthy Minds Podcast: A Healthy Start to the School Year

As we countdown to the first day of virtual school, some families may be feeling anxious about this change to the normal routine. In this week's Healthy Minds podcast we hear from Bethany Koszelak, a mental health specialist for FCPS. Bethany talks to us about self-care and mental wellness practices families can use to cope with any stress they might be experiencing. She also has some advice for parents about how to speak with their children about their feelings.

From the Healthy Minds Blog: Supporting Your Children at Home During Virtual Learning

As we return to school on September 8 for the start of the 2020-21 school year, all students will participate in virtual learning. While teachers are working hard to improve lessons and delivery of instruction, here are some strategies that may help support your children at home during virtual learning

Supporting Return to School Program

The new Supporting Return to School program has been developed by the county’s Office for Children in hopes of ensuring that all families have equitable access to the services they need to support children’s virtual learning. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade may attend this program from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and complete their virtual learning, as well as participate in other programming throughout the day. Although Oak Hill is not one of the locations for this program, families may apply for their child(ren) to attend a program at another local school. For more information, click this link or call the Office for Children at 703 449-8989.

Back-to-School Schedule

We will be holding two virtual Back-to-School Nights on September 15th and 16th.  Below is the schedule. We will include links for these in next week's Wolf News.

September 15th
Kinder and 6th grade: 5pm
1st grade: 6pm
2nd grade: 7pm

September 16th
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Visitor Policy

The Oak Hill office is open daily, but by direction from FCPS, visitors to the school are by appointment only.  No walk-in visitors are permitted.   If you would like an appointment, please contact the school at 703-467-3500 or email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu and we will be happy to schedule one.  

Student Registration

If you need to register a new student or know of someone who does who lives in the Oak Hill boundaries, please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu  and see the registration information here.    As a reminder for kindergarten parents, we must have updated immunizations and a physical dated after 9/8/2019 on file before September 8th.  

Fall Community Flyer Information

Oak Hill’s Fall Community flyer date will be Wednesday September 16, 2020.  If you are a group, community organization or individual who would like to advertise an event or program related to the education of our students, please send a paragraph with details (including dates and times) and contact information to Michelle Coyne at Mkcoyne@fcps.edu by Monday September 14th.  Your information will be advertised electronically on our weekly News you Choose on 9/16/20.  At the bottom of your advertisement please be sure to include the following disclaimer:

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Oak Hill Elementary School.

Key Calendar Dates

September 2: Band/Strings Parent Information Meeting, 7pm

September 8: First Day of School

September 15: Back-to-School Night for the following grades: Kinder, 1st, 2nd, & 6th

September 16: Back-to-School Night for  the following grades: 3rd, 4th, & 5th 

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

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Back to School Training for Parents

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Back to School Training for Parents

FCPS Behavior Intervention Services is holding three parent training sessions today on starting the school year virtually.  Information will be shared on establishing routines, providing reinforcement, and creating proactive learning environments.  Each session will cover the same topics.  Below are the times and links for the training.   

Session 1: 11:00-11:45am
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Session 2: 2:00-2:45pm us.bbcollab.com/guest/ca6c3977b137415e98d17e0f83d96695 

Session 3: 7:00-7:45pm us.bbcollab.com/guest/029998fb9ca94fdc82d5857f620347e9

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Virtual Open House is Tomorrow at 9am

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Mr. Credle and Mrs. DeVore are ready for the 2020-2021 school year.

Virtual Open House and Videos

Oak Hill will be hosting a Virtual Open House tomorrow from 9:00-9:45am.  This will be an opportunity to meet your child's teacher.  Mrs. DeVore, Mr. Credle and the specialists recorded videos. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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Important Technology Information

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Parental Consent for Digital Resources ATTENTION ALL PARENTS!  Action Required

At Oak Hill ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here.

Included on this page is also a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. 

We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

Technology Support for Families

Be sure to visit a new resource from FCPS- Technology Support for Families.

  • Access tips and resources to help you and your family navigate Distance Learning with technology. 
  • Get tips and troubleshooting help for computer use
  • See tips and videos about navigating Blackboard Collaborate and Google Classroom 
  • Access links for requesting tech support from the Help Desk or the Online Support Request Portal
FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and an interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Virtual Learning Tech Tips - YouTube Playlist from FCPS

FCPS has created a YouTube Playlist with lots of helpful short video tutorials to support students during distance learning.  Visit the Video Playlist from FCPS often, it is a work in progress and videos will continue to be added.

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Wolf News August 26

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Teacher Email

Yesterday you should have received an email from your child's teacher.  If you did not receive an email please contact our Assistant Principal Mr. Credle at cmcredle@fcps.edu.

Kindergarten Parent Virtual Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Oak Hill will be hosting a Kindergarten Parent Virtual Town Hall Meeting tomorrow from 4:15-5pm.  Please join Mrs. DeVore and the kindergarten teachers to learn more about how the day will look and how to help prepare your child.  There will also be a Q & A portion.  To join the meeting click here

Superintendent to Hold Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Join FCPS Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand for another opportunity to ask questions and provide your thoughts tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. The focus of the Aug. 26 town hall will be special education. 

Send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call into the town hall live at 1-800-231-6359. The meeting can be viewed on FCPS cable TV channel 99 or on the FCPS website.  To view last week's town hall click here.

Laptop Distribution Make-up Date

If you were unable to pick up your child’s laptop during their designated time there will be a makeup day this Friday, August 28.  Please sign up for a time slot on this Sign Up Genius

If you are unable to come on Friday, fill out this Google Form and you will be contacted directly for a private appointment sometime after August 31. 

To prepare for distribution, please make sure your child knows his or her username and password.  These will not have changed from last year, and they will not expire this year.  If your child cannot remember his/her password, please fill out this form so it can be reset before distribution day.  Kindergarten students will receive their username and password on the day of distribution.

Distribution Procedure:
  • Your child MUST accompany you.
  • Place your child’s name in your windshield so it is visible.
  • Pull into the bus loop as close as you can to the car in front of you.
  • Do NOT exit your car, a staff member will deliver the computer.
  • Your student will need to log onto the computer, run a computer health check, and log into their Google Account before leaving school grounds. Expect this to take about 10 minutes.
  • Please wear a mask while on school grounds.
  • If you have any of the symptoms on the health protocol list please arrange to reschedule.
    • Do you have a cough and/or sore throat?
    • Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours (3 days).
    • Do you have any shortness of breath or is it hard for you to breathe?
    • Is anyone in your house ill with a fever or cough? Have you had any contact with someone known to have or be under investigation for Coronavirus in the last 14 days (2 weeks)?
Back To School Training for Parents

On September 1 FCPS Behavior Intervention Services is holding three parent training sessions on starting the school year virtually.  Information will be shared on establishing routines, providing reinforcement, and creating proactive learning environments.  Each session will cover the same topics.  Below are the times and links for the training.   

11:00-11:45am us.bbcollab.com/guest/2803f5066efa448ea45ce3942cb59306 

2:00-2:45pm us.bbcollab.com/guest/ca6c3977b137415e98d17e0f83d96695 

7:00-7:45pm us.bbcollab.com/guest/029998fb9ca94fdc82d5857f620347e9 

Spanish Town Virtual Town Hall Meeting

FCPS will hold a virtual town hall in Spanish on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be broadcast on cable TV channel 99 or on the FCPS website. It will also be shown on the FCPS Spanish Facebook page.

Supporting Return to School Program

The new Supporting Return to School program has been developed by the county’s Office for Children in hopes of ensuring that all families have equitable access to the services they need to support children’s virtual learning. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade may attend this program from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and complete their virtual learning, as well as participate in other programming throughout the day. Although Oak Hill is not one of the locations for this program, families may apply for their child(ren) to attend a program at another local school. For more information, click this link or call the Office for Children at 703 449-8989.

FCPS Launches New Parent Technology Help Desk, Readies Students and Families for Virtual Learning

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, Fairfax County Public Schools has launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk.  The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

Virtual Open House

Oak Hill will be hosting a virtual Open House on Tuesday, September 1st from 9:00-9:45am.  This will be an opportunity to meet your child's teacher.

Back-to-School Schedule

We will be holding two virtual Back-to-School Nights on September 15th and 16th.  Below is the schedule. 

September 15th
Kinder and 6th grade: 5pm
1st grade: 6pm
2nd grade: 7pm

September 16th
3rd grade: 5pm
4th grade: 6pm
5th grade: 7pm

Preparing for the New School Year

To help prepare students for a successful a virtual start to the school year, parents are asked to ensure children have the tools and connectivity that will be needed.  If you currently have an FCPS issued laptop at home, please help your school’s technology team prepare devices to receive county updates by doing the following once per week until school starts:

  • Plug the laptop into an outlet.
  • Turn the laptop on and let it boot up.
  • Login to ensure it connects to the internet at that location.
  • Launch Google Chrome and visit the FCPS website to ensure the internet is connected on the computer.
  • Leave the laptop on and connected to the internet for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, the laptop may be shut down.
A Message from the Band and Strings Teachers

Welcome to Oak Hill Elementary! We are the band and strings teachers (Teri Davis, band, Alexandra Geers, strings) and we are so excited to be able to continue providing instruction on band and strings instruments. Even though it will be a virtual experience to start, we are both committed to making sure that students will have everything they need to be successful in learning their instrument this year. We would like the opportunity to meet with parents to discuss our programs, what it will look like for a virtual start for each grade level (4th grade strings, 5th/6th band and strings), and answer any questions that you may have. We will be hosting a parent information night on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00pm. We are looking forward to meeting as many parents as possible and am very excited to meet all your children and start making music with them this year. To access the meeting, click here

Registration for band and strings will be open until Friday, September 11 and classes will start the following week. Please click here to register. If you registered in the spring, you will receive an email from Mrs. Davis or Ms. Geers to confirm and provide more information. Again, we are very excited to start this school year and hope to see many of you on September 2.

Teri Davis, Band teacher
tadavis@fcps.edu

Alexandra Geers, Strings teacher
algeers@fcps.edu

Beginning of the School Year Forms

As we prepare to virtually open schools this fall, we ask that all parents/guardians update these required school forms.  The Emergency Care card can be updated via weCare.  Please note that weCare@school is a part of FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  In order to log into Parent View it is necessary to have an active SIS Parent Account.  Once the SIS Parent Account is created the same log in credentials will also work for FCPS 24-7 Learning : Parent View.  If you do not have a Parent SIS account, please contact Denise Russ at doruss@fcps.edu. The Health Information form can be filled out and returned by email.

     ∙ Emergency Care Card (via WeCare): Emergency Care Form-WeCare
     ∙ Health Information Form: Health Information Form
     ∙ Digital Access Permission form (coming soon)
     ∙ Student Rights and Responsibilities (coming soon)

The following forms are optional and should be completed and returned if needed.

     ∙ Homeless Student Referral: Homeless Student Referral
     ∙ Military Connected Students Form: Military Connected Students Form 
     ∙ OPT out forms: Opt-out Forms

New Technology Application Videos

As students prepare for the virtual start to the school year, parents are encouraged to learn some of the technology applications their children and classrooms may be using this fall by viewing videos posted here. The list will be continuously updated.

This week, three new videos have been added to the Virtual Learning Tips and Tricks playlist on YouTube.  

Locating Assignments in Google Classroom: Courtney White, education specialist, created this video to show you where to find your student assignments in Google Classroom. Log into your student's fcpsschools.net account to access Google Classroom.

Padlet Tutorial: Padlet is an online bulletin board for students to post and collaborate. Jenn Choumil, biology teacher at McLean HS, created this resource for parents to better understand how the app works.

Flipgrid Screencast: The Deer Park ES school-based technology specialist is back to demonstrate how to use Flipgrid to make a screencast. It's a fun way for students to share their work with the teacher and classmates. Parental permission is required for students to use this app.

Visitor Policy

The Oak Hill office is open daily, but by direction from FCPS, visitors to the school are by appointment only.  No walk-in visitors are permitted.   If you would like an appointment, please contact the school at 703-467-3500 or email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu and we will be happy to schedule one.  

Student Registration

If you need to register a new student or know of someone who does who lives in the Oak Hill boundaries, please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu  and see the registration information here.    As a reminder for kindergarten parents, we must have updated immunizations and a physical dated after 9/8/2019 on file before September 8th.  

Fall Community Flyer Information

Oak Hill’s Fall Community flyer date will be Wednesday September 16, 2020.  If you are a group, community organization or individual who would like to advertise an event or program related to the education of our students, please send a paragraph with details (including dates and times) and contact information to Michelle Coyne at Mkcoyne@fcps.edu by Monday September 14th.  Your information will be advertised electronically on our weekly News you Choose on 9/16/20.  At the bottom of your advertisement please be sure to include the following disclaimer:

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Oak Hill Elementary School.

Ways to Stay Informed

Visit the Oak Hill website and FCPS website for updates.

Follow Oak Hill on Twitter @OakHillES.

Access Oak Hill's News You Choose.

3210 Kinross Circle Oak Hill, VA 20171  | Main Office: 703-467-3500
Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Teacher Assignment

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Teacher Assignment

Dear Parents,

Today is an exciting day as your child(ren) will get an email from their new teacher!  Our staff can’t wait to welcome these new faces to their class. I do need to make you aware, however, that due to the impact of COVID19, our numbers have been declining, as families select to homeschool or attend private school. These changes can impact the number of teachers for which we qualify. Please know that staffing can continue to shift even after class assignments have been announced. I will work to keep the staff and community as informed as possible about these potential changes.  If you know of any new families in the neighborhood, encourage them to call the school to register as soon as they can.  Our fabulous staff want to stay at Oak Hill and we need them to stay. 

I hope to join our new kindergarten parents at a Town Hall at 4:15 on Thursday evening!  We will share information about a typical day and have time for questions.  A link to join will be sent out in tomorrow’s weekly News You Choose and again on Thursday afternoon before the Town Hall.  If you missed last week’s Town Hall for all of Oak Hill, please click on this link

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/5826c50dfdd34ef88cf94fd3a0625d65.

Looking forward to this 2020-21 school year.  We will make this school year matter for EACH and EVERY Oak Hill student!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Kindergarten Parent Virutal Town Hall Meeting

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Kindergarten Parent Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Oak Hill will be hosting a Kindergarten Parent Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 27th from 4:15-5pm.  Please join Mrs. DeVore and the kindergarten teachers to learn more about how the day will look and how to help prepare your child.  There will also be a Q & A portion.  To join the meeting click here

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Town Hall Meeting Recording CORRECTED LINK and Schedules

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Town Hall Meeting Recording CORRECTED LINK and Schedules

We had a great Virtual Town Hall Meeting yesterday and over 165 families attended.  If case you missed it please click this link

https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/5826c50dfdd34ef88cf94fd3a0625d65

to view the recording. We apologize for the earlier incorrect link.

Schedules

For your planning purposes the Monday schedule is here and the Tuesday through Friday schedule is here.   

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