Wolf News - January 19

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Tomorrow, Thursday, January 20th will be a Virtual School Day

Dear Oak Hill Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools has announced a virtual day for tomorrow, January 20, 2022.  Students will have synchronous (teacher-led) instruction with a two-hour delay.  All elementary schools will begin at 10:30 a.m. During this delay, please ensure that your instructional device is charged, and that you are able to access Schoology and Zoom links.  Your child’s classroom teacher will email all students and families with instructions for virtual instruction along with an instructional schedule no later than 9:15 AM tomorrow.  During each instructional block, teachers/staff will check in with students with a brief mini lesson, assign independent learning tasks, and be available for support. Attendance will be taken during snow days. If your child cannot attend, please email [email protected] or call the attendance line (703-467-3535) and leave a message with the reason your child is absent.

The previously-scheduled early dismissal will remain in effect. Students will be dismissed from virtual instruction two hours early. This will allow instructional staff the two hours needed to close out the quarter.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child's learning at Oak Hill!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Our third grade students are learning to create cityscape silhouettes in Art.

January Spirit Days Continue! 2022-2023 Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2022, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year unless the parent or guardian notifies the school in writing that they do not wish the child to attend school until the following year.

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, please complete the Survey of Preschool Children form and return it no later than February 11, 2022.  A hard copy of the form is coming home in your student's Wednesday folder.   If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten and do not currently have children attending Oak Hill, please share this information with them so that we may reach as many rising kindergarten families as possible.

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2022-2023 school year. Please email the completed form to Katherine Dillard at [email protected]. We thank you in advance for returning the form no later than February 11.

Calendar Reminders
  • Thursday, January 20th is the last day of the quarter.  Students are dismissed 2 hours early (at 1:30 pm).
  • Friday, January 21st and Monday, January 24th are student holidays.
  • Monday, January 31st is our virtual PTA meeting at 6 pm which includes a parent presentation entitled "Responding to Big Emotions and Other Drama in your Home".  See PTA registration link below.
Free Home COVID-19 Tests Available

Every home in the United States is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Visit covidtests.gov to order your free at-home tests.

New Community COVID Testing Center
  • There is a new community testing center opening at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Parking Lot B
  • It requires appointments (3 years and up).
  • It will only administer PCR tests. (no rapid tests)
  • To make an appointment, go to https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/testingappointment or call (877) VAX-IN-VA  or (877) 829-4682.
Tech Adventure Camp

What is Tech Adventure Camp?

A weekly exploratory enrichment program aimed to give students the opportunity to explore the exciting program areas within Career and Technical Education.

Details

Eligibility: Current 2 to 6 graders

Time - 8:30 am to 2:00 pm* *Early drop off is available!

Location - Lake Braddock SS

Transportation from select FCPS schools is provided!

Cost - $275 per week

Dates -

Week 1: July 11 - 15

Week 2: July 18 - 22

Week 3: July 25 - 29

Weekly Themes

Week 1: Welcome to Mars!

Week 2: Going Green

Week 3: Young Makers

To learn more about the themes, visit our website!

How to Register

Registration is open from January 31 to June 10, 2022.

Students can register online by visiting the Tech Adventure Camp website and clicking on the register button.

Additional Information

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_TAC for more information!

For questions, please contact Beth Mehr at [email protected]

Technology Reminder

Students should be bringing their laptops and chargers home each night.

To make sure student laptops are ready for home use please assist your child in performing these readiness steps to ensure their devices and accounts are functioning properly on your home network.

At Home - Technology Readiness Steps for Students

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your home internet connection.
  3. Login to Google account.  In the Chrome browser, go to www.fcpsschools.net, sign in with your fcpsschools.net account.
  4. Log into Schoology. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page for Help Documents or to submit a ticket for support.
News From PTA You are invited to a PTA Virtual/Zoom meeting at 6 pm on January 31, 2022. Pre-registration is required.

You MUST register in advance for this meeting.  Click the link below to register. 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrceirrDsjE9bmkVd0EuiEt97T21X4Oiw3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

After our meeting and general PTA business, we are excited to announce that Rachel Bailey, former ADHD coach, intensive in-home mentor, and psychotherapist for children, adolescents, and adults, will be virtually presenting to Oak Hill parents.  Thank you for providing feedback on the specific topic for this presentation!

Presentation Topic: Responding to Big Emotions and Other Drama in Your Home: When some kids don't get their way, their behavior not only becomes irrational, but can also become quite dramatic. In this workshop, you'll learn why certain children have such big emotions and behavior. You'll also learn how to reduce the frequency and intensity of these big reactions when they're happening... and just as importantly, what you can do to prevent them in the first place. 

We hope to see you there!

Join PTA

Oak Hill PTA needs YOU!  Don't forget to join!

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

Dates to Remember

1/19-1/31/22   January Spirit Days Continue
1/20/22           2 hour early release, end of quarter
1/21/22           Student Holiday, Teacher Workday
1/24/22           Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
1/31/22           Virtual PTA Meeting, 6 PM, including a guest speaker

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Inclement Weather Information

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Inclement Weather Information

Dear Oak Hill Families,

FCPS is closely monitoring the wintry weather forecast for the upcoming MLK long weekend.  The forecast currently indicates the chance for inclement weather Sunday and Monday. Please take a few minutes before the weekend to prepare for the possibility of an inclement weather virtual learning day. Inclement weather virtual learning days will be announced in the same ways that we make all emergency weather announcements.  They are posted to the website, sent via text ,email, and social media, and broadcast on Red Apple 21 and through the local media. Information on how FCPS makes weather decisions is available online.

If FCPS announces a virtual learning day, your child’s classroom teacher will email all students and families with instructions for virtual instruction along with an instructional schedule no later than 9:15 AM on the day of virtual instruction. Each grade level will have a different schedule, but all students will begin their day at 10:30am, have a one hour lunch and recess block from 12:15-1:15pm and end the school day at 3:15pm.

During each instructional block, teachers/staff will check in with students with a brief mini lesson, assign independent learning tasks, and be available for support. When there are weather related power outages, staff illnesses, or absences, we will communicate any adjustments to the schedule. In these cases, students may be assigned asynchronous activities.

Attendance will be taken during snow days. If your child cannot attend, please contact the attendance line (703-467-3535) and leave a message with the reason your child is absent.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

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Student Laptops

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Student Laptops

Tonight all Oak Hill students will be bringing their school laptops home for a home readiness check.  Please assist your child in performing these readiness steps to ensure their devices and accounts are functioning properly on your home network in case there is a need to have a virtual learning day.  Because of the threat of weather next week, all students will be bringing their laptops on Friday for the long weekend.  

At Home - Technology Readiness Steps for Students

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your home internet connection.
  3. Login to your Google account.  In the Chrome browser, go to www.fcpsschools.net, sign in with your fcpsschools.net account.
  4. Log into Schoology. There is a shortcut on all student desktops to Schoology, or you can open Chrome and find the Schoology shortcut in the FCPS Bookmarks folder on the Bookmarks bar. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page for Help Documents or to submit a ticket for support.

Students in grades 2 through 6 will be expected to take their laptops home with them each night, charge them overnight, and return with them to school in the morning fully charged. As a reminder, the laptops are for school assigned work only and should be used only by the student it is assigned to.

 

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Wolf News - January 12

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It's Team Tuesday at Oak Hill!  Students wore their pod colors to show their team pride and 6th graders wore yellow wristbands and their 6th grade t-shirt to show 6th grade pride!

Spirit Days Continue!

Thursday is Top Hat Thursday - wear your favorite hat!
Friday is "Fleece Friday" - wear a comfy, cozy fleece or sweatshirt. 
Tuesday is "Tie-Dye Tuesday" - wear tie-dyed clothing. 
Wednesday is "Wear the Rainbow Wednesday" - wear as many colors as you can!
Thursday is Tropical Thursday - Wear your favorite spring color or Hawaiian shirt.                          

Reminder - Doors open to Students at 8:30 am

Just a reminder, doors open to students at 8:30 a.m.  We are not able to provide supervision for students before that time, so for their safety, we ask that you do not drop them off before 8:30.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Navigating the COVID Surge

We are committed to keeping our school open and providing for our students during this COVID surge.  A surge of cases may have a significant impact on our operations for at least the next few weeks. 

A division-wide school support plan is being implemented to ensure continuity of instruction and school operations. Here is how we will work to meet the needs of our students during the next few weeks:

Classes will be covered, but may not be supported by your child’s teachers. Our priority is to cover classes by staff with instructional backgrounds or who meet eligibility requirements to serve as a substitute. However, there may be circumstances when this may not be possible and in extreme situations classes may have to double up for a period or two. 

Our staff will upload classroom materials to Schoology for student access, but please be mindful that this may not always be feasible during the next few weeks. We will also continue to do our best to support students who are required to isolate or quarantine through our StreamIN/CheckIN model. However, there may be circumstances where this is not possible during this surge period. 

Even in these uncertain times and with all the challenges we are facing, we are able to continue to provide a safe learning and work environment. FCPS has multiple layers of protection we will continue to deploy to mitigate COVID-19 transition in schools to include universal masking, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and requiring that students and staff stay home when sick.

You can read more about our plan for the next three weeks on the website. 

How You Can Help:

  • Keep your children home when sick.
  • Sign your child up for optional screening testing and make use of our diagnostic testing if your child has symptoms. 
  • Remind your children to wear their masks properly, wash their hands regularly, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Consider alternative ways to get your child to school, such as walking, cycling or carpooling, to minimize late arrival to school.
  • Students must wear a face-covering appropriately while on the school bus.
  • Access the Bus Delay App to receive current bus delay information.
  • We ask that you get your children vaccinated. Vaccination helps reduce the severity of illness and remains the best tool for ending the pandemic. If you need a vaccination or booster, the Fairfax County Health Department website is a great source of information about clinics and other vaccination opportunities. We ask you to help Fairfax County reach its targets for vaccinated residents that will protect us all - staff, students, families and visitors to our schools.  
  • Considering becoming a sub or a classroom monitor  
  • Volunteer at your school or another school. 

I ask that you be patient with us at this time. Please know that while things will not be perfect, we are all doing our best. We are all in this together as a community and it will take all of us to keep our schools open.

Thank you for your support and partnership as we navigate this surge with our focus on student safety and education.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

Martin Luther King Day is observed every year on the third Monday of January — on January 17 this year. King was an influential civil rights leader — best known for his work on racial equality and ending racial segregation in the United States. His life and achievements are remembered and celebrated on this day.  

 

Technology Update

FCPS is committed to maintaining in-person learning for the remainder of this school year. However, as a proactive measure in light of recent weather issues, it would be prudent to prepare for any number of school or class closures or virtual learning scenarios, should events require this on short notice. 

To make sure student laptops are ready for home use please assist your child in performing these readiness steps to ensure their devices and accounts are functioning properly on your home network.

At Home - Technology Readiness Steps for Students

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your home internet connection.
  3. Login to Google account.  In the Chrome browser, go to www.fcpsschools.net, sign in with your fcpsschools.net account.
  4. Log into Schoology. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page for Help Documents or to submit a ticket for support.

Students in grades 2 through 6 will be expected to take their laptops home with them each night, charge them overnight, and return with them to school in the morning fully charged. As a reminder, the laptops are for school assigned work only and should be used only by the student it is assigned to.  A plan for taking home laptops in grades K-1 will be communicated at another time.

If your family does not have internet access in your home, you may request a MiFi device for your student by contacting the school.  The MiFi will allow your child to connect the FCPS laptop to the internet for learning.  The MiFi is filtered to block harmful or inappropriate websites.

News From PTA

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Oak Hill PTA needs YOU!  Don't forget to join!

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

Dates to Remember

1/12-1/31        January Spirit Days
1/17/22           MLK Day - No School
1/19/22           Orthodox Epiphany
1/20/22           2 hour early release, end of quarter
1/21/22           Student Holiday, Teacher Workday
1/24/22           Student Holiday, Staff Development Day
1/31/22           Virtual PTA Meeting, 6 PM
1/31/22           Virtual Guest speaker Rachel Bailey, 6:30 PM

Quick Links

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Wolf News - January 5

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Happy New Year to all of you and we hope this message finds your family healthy and well.  We hope you have enjoyed a few extra days to Winter Break!  I wonder if our White Out Wednesday that we would have had today brought us some luck?! And how appropriate that tomorrow's spirit day is Booth Stompin' Thursday!  Please be sure to read our construction updates since our Kiss and Ride area will look much different tomorrow.

We also ask for your support to make sure your child(ren) have at least two masks ready to go for school tomorrow.  Masks can easily get damp in these cold temperatures and we want our students feeling comfortable in class.  Placing extra masks in the backpack will help to make sure your child(ren) have a comfortable and good fitting mask all day.  Please don't forget that masks with ventilation exhalation valves are not approved in FCPS schools.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child's learning at Oak Hill!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Mask Guidance Reminder

Mask guidance has not changed.  Here is the October 25, 2021 guidance from the CDC on the types of recommended/not recommended masks. As a reminder, masks should be multi-layered and well fitted to one's face.  FCPS students and staff are not permitted to wear masks with exhalation valves/vents. 

Construction Update

You will notice some changes in the front of the school for walkers and kiss and ride students.  The construction fence has been moved further out into the parking lot to accommodate the new addition, removing access to the sidewalk.   The portion of the kiss and ride lane that parallels the school has also moved further out. Sturdy, orange barriers have been placed to block off the driving lane from the pedestrian walkway.  The entrance and exit to kiss and ride remains the same, but there will only be a single lane of traffic.  We ask for your patience as there will be no passing lane with the new design.   

Successful Food Drive

Thank you to all of our students and families who donated to the SCA food drive in December.  We were able to donate 1100 pounds of food to Cornerstones to help families in need.  We are so proud to be part of a community that is so generous.

Spirit Week

Boot Stompin' Thursday - Wear cowboy boots, dress boots or snow boots!
Flannel Friday - Wear your coziest winter flannel

Epiphany/Three Kings Day and Orthodox Christmas Three Kings Day/Epiphany

Three Kings Day (January 6), also known as the Epiphany, is a Christian celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child. This marks the official 12th day of Christmas.  We wish all who celebrate a happy Three Kings Day!

Orthodox Christmas

Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.  Merry Christmas wishes to our Orthodox families who celebrate!

The Importance of Submitting Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications

School meals provide nourishment that allows students to excel in the classroom and to grow and thrive. This year, FCPS continues to offer no-cost meals to all students, thanks to a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

While the meals are no cost for all, it is still important for families to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FRM) application because it impacts much more than meals.

FRM applications help link families to other benefits, such as waiving fees for SAT, ACT, and AP exams as well as other school fee-based programs. Qualifying students may also have access to scholarships, classes, or services provided by agencies and organizations outside FCPS. 

Find out more on the FCPS website.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information with Oak Hill ES. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Katherine Dillard, our registrar.   COVID-19 vaccination documentation contains Protected Health Information and should not be emailed.  Please call the office at 703-467-3500 if you have questions.

Get Your Child’s Online Activity Report

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families

You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours.

Find out more and sign up for these services on the FCPS website.

News From PTA

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Oak Hill PTA needs YOU!  Don't forget to join!

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

Dates to Remember

1/3-7/22          Oak Hill Spirit Week
1/6/22             Epiphany/Three Kings Day
1/7/22             Orthodox Christmas 
1/17/22           MLK Day - No School
1/19/22           Orthodox Epiphany
1/20/22           2 hour early release, end of quarter
1/21/22           Student Holiday, Teacher work day
1/24/22           Student Holiday, Staff Development day
1/31/22           Virtual PTA Meeting, 6pm

Quick Links

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Back to School Reminders

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We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing winter break.  We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to school tomorrow.  Below are just a few reminders. Change to the Kiss and Ride Traffic Pattern

You will notice some changes in the front of the school for walkers and kiss and ride students.  The construction fence will be moved further out into the parking lot to accommodate the new addition, removing access to the sidewalk.   The portion of the kiss and ride lane that parallels the school will also be moved further out. Sturdy, orange and white barriers will be placed to block off the driving lane from the pedestrian walkway.  The entrance and exit to kiss and ride will remain the same, but there will only be a single lane of traffic.  We ask for your patience as there will be no passing lane with the new design.   

Spirit Days

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Wolf News - December 16

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

As we look to close out the year 2021, Ms. An and I would like to wish you a wonderful and warm winter break.  While 2021 might not be a year we will choose to remember, we are thankful that we were able to bring back our Oak Hill students to in person learning, five days a week!  Both our students and staff have worked very hard to build back stamina.  I know I speak for everyone when I say that we are ALL ready for some R&R! 

I hope your time away from school brings you closer to family and friends and that your children create more memories to store in their sweet, little heads.  We look forward to Sliding into the New Year 2022 with a month of fun spirit days!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child's learning at Oak Hill!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

We are celebrating the season with music at Oak Hill!

Winter Break

Winter break is December 20-31.  To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break.

Oak Hill's office will be closed during Winter break.  Regular school and office hours resume on Monday, January 3rd.  We wish all of our families a relaxing winter break!.

Staff Award Nominees

Pictured are our Oak Hill Staff members who were nominated for an award.  Thank you to everyone in the community who took the time to nominate a staff member.  Representing Oak Hill at the pyramid level will be Mrs. Katie Blandon for Outstanding Teacher, Mr. Billy Germain for Outstanding New Teacher, Mrs. Ginny Phinney for Outstanding Professional Employee, and Mrs. Cara Roberds.  Good luck to our finalists at the pyramid level!

Spirit Week January 3rd-7th

Here's a sneak peek at the Spirit Week we have planned for our first week back!

Get Your Child’s Online Activity Report

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families

You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours.

Find out more and sign up for these services on the FCPS website.

Lost and Found

We have many coats, jackets and sweatshirts in our lost and found.  If you recognize something from this picture or you are missing one of your child's jackets, please come claim your item.  Anything that is unclaimed by December 17th will be donated.  As a reminder, if your child's name or initials are in a garment, we can help get it back to you.

Construction Update

After Christmas, you will notice some changes in the front of the school for walkers and kiss and ride students.  The construction fence will be moved further out into the parking lot to accommodate the new addition, removing access to the sidewalk.   The portion of the kiss and ride lane that parallels the school will also be moved further out. Sturdy, orange and white barriers will be placed to block off the driving lane from the pedestrian walkway.  The entrance and exit to kiss and ride will remain the same, but there will only be a single lane of traffic.  We ask for your patience as there will be no passing lane with the new design.   

Parent Presentation Survey

We are looking forward to offering a parent/guardian presentation by Rachel Bailey this January and would appreciate your input in determining the topic. Rachel Bailey has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and has been an ADHD Coach, therapist, and teacher of positive parenting techniques. Please complete the form below by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

Oak Hill Parent/Guardian Presentation Input

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for our Winter treat!

News From PTA

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Oak Hill PTA needs YOU!  Don't forget to join!

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Dates to Remember

12/15              AAP referrals due (Grades 2-6)
12/20-12/31    Winter Vacation-School & Office Closed
1/3/22             School Resumes
1/3-7/22          Oak Hill Spirit Week
1/6/22             Epiphany/Three Kings Day
1/7/22             Orthodox Christmas 
1/17/22           MLK Day - No School
1/19/22           Orthodox Epiphany
1/20/22           2 hour early release, end of quarter
1/21/22           Student Holiday, Teacher work day
1/24/22           Student Holiday, Staff Development day

Quick Links

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Information about Test Results

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iReady and CogAT Test Results

iReady:   Report letters for fall iReady tests are available in the ParentVUE Documents section. Families are also be able to view historical test results in the ParentVUE Test History section.  If you would like a paper copy of your child’s iReady score report sent home, please let your child’s classroom teacher know.  If you do not yet have a ParentSIS (ParentVUE) account, please contact our registrar, Mrs. Dillard, at [email protected], for help with activating your account.  Click here to view the FCPS translation of the iReady score report. 

CogAT:   CogAT score reports for second grade students, third grade general
education students, and select 4th-6th grade students will be mailed out to families via USPS this week.  If you do not receive the mailing by next Thursday, December 16th, please email Ms. An ([email protected]) or Ms. Lahr ([email protected]). 

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Wolf News - December 8

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PTA recognized the Oak Hill students who participated in the Reflections contest.  This year's theme was "I will change the world by..."

SCA Canned Food Drive

The Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit a local food bank.   Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted now through  December 17th.  Boxes are in the lobby.

SACC Toy Drive

The SACC (School Aged Child Care) program at Oak Hill is collecting unwrapped toys for FACETS.  They can be new toys or used toys that are still in good condition.  There is a box outside of the SACC door for your donations.  Donations are accepted through this Friday, December 10th.

Bodhi Day

Happy Bodhi Day to those in the Oak Hill community who celebrate! Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday that recognizes the day that Buddha achieved enlightenment through meditation under the Bodhi tree.

Meal Kit Distribution Change for Winter Break

Wednesday, December 8th - Additional meals (8 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals)will be served in one meal kit.

Wednesday, December 15th - Additional meals (2 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.

Meal kit distribution is CANCELED on December 22nd and December 29th.

Wednesday January 5 -- Regular Meal Kit distribution resumes.

The locations and times for the meal distribution can be found here.

Lost and Found

We have many coats, jackets and sweatshirts in our lost and found.  If you recognize something from this picture or you are missing one of your child's jackets, please come claim your item.  Anything that is unclaimed by December 17th will be donated.  As a reminder, if your child's name or initials are in a garment, we can help get it back to you.

Hour of Code Spirit Week 12/6-12/10

Thursday, December 9th--Cybersecurity Day.  Wear camouflage to stay hidden and protected.

Friday, December 10th--Binary and RGB Day.  Wear ones and zeroes, or red, blue, or green which are the primary colors in a computer screen.

Jersey Mike's Spirit Night 12/14 Winter Break

Winter break is December 20-31.  To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, we have asked that no homework be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break.

Oak Hill's office will be closed during Winter break.  Regular school and office hours resume on Monday, January 3rd.  We wish all of our families a relaxing winter break!.

Construction Update

After Christmas, you will notice some changes in the front of the school for walkers and kiss and ride students.  The construction fence will be moved further out into the parking lot to accommodate the new addition, removing access to the sidewalk.   The portion of the kiss and ride lane that parallels the school will also be moved further out. Sturdy, orange and white barriers will be placed to block off the driving lane from the pedestrian walkway.  The entrance and exit to kiss and ride will remain the same, but there will only be a single lane of traffic.  We ask for your patience as there will be no passing lane with the new design.   

Advanced Academic Updates

Parents of students who are in grades 2-6, can submit level IV Referrals and optional documents electronically to [email protected] no later than December 15th. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Please submit all documents as separate attachments in one email. Click here to access the Referral Form. In addition to the referral form, parents are also able to submit the following optional documents electronically.  No word documents, paper copies, or animated samples will be accepted.

Optional Documents:

-Parent Questionnaire - click here (It must have examples and be signed).

-2 work samples (PDF only), 8 ½ x 11 single sided

Eligibility Notifications for level IV

Parents will be notified in April of their children’s eligibility.  Children who are found eligible can receive full time, level IV services, beginning in the fall of 2022.

Please address any additional questions directly to Cathy Lahr, [email protected].

Please direct any testing questions to KJ An, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Oak Hill ES.

Parent Presentation Survey

We are looking forward to offering a parent/guardian presentation by Rachel Bailey this January and would appreciate your input in determining the topic. Rachel Bailey has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and has been an ADHD Coach, therapist, and teacher of positive parenting techniques. Please complete the form below by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

Oak Hill Parent/Guardian Presentation Input

News From PTA

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Dates to Remember

12/8-10           Hour of Code Spirit week
12/8                Bodhi Day Observed             
12/14              Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's
12/15              AAP referrals due (Grades 2-6)
12/20-12/31    Winter Vacation-School & Office Closed
1/3/22             School Resumes

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Hour of Code Spirit Week

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Hour of Code Spirit Week

 

Between December 6-12, millions of students all around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by doing an Hour of Code at their school. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works.

All Oak Hill ES all students will be participating in the Hour of Code event. The students will create their own apps or games with fun, interactive, hands-on activities, and students will learn computational thinking skills in an approachable way.

To celebrate the week, we hope your child will participate in the optional dress up days around some computer themes.

Monday-Code Character Day.  Dress as one of the Code characters.

Tuesday--Neon Day. Shine a bright light on giving credit to our sources.

Wednesday--404 Error Day. Wear mis-matched clothes.

Thursday--Cybersecurity Day.  Wear camouflage to stay hidden and protected.

Friday--Binary and RGB Day.  Wear ones and zeroes, or red, blue, or green which are the primary colors in a computer screen.

You can read more about the world-wide event at http://hourofcode.com.

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Inclusive Schools Week

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Inclusive Schools Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Inclusive Schools Week 2021!

Inclusive Schools week will be held on December 6th-December 10th. Students and staff will be participating in activities throughout the week to celebrate. This week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. The week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. Let’s make time to this week to provide Oak Hill school and community with another vehicle for learning, growing and recognizing the theme Rebuilding our Inclusive Community Together!

 

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Wolf News - December 1st

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First Lego League News

Team 103, "The Trucks", composed of 3 Oak Hill 4th grade students and one Navy ES 4th grade student, are advancing to the 2021 Cargo Connect VA-DC First Lego League Regional Championship.  They received the Innovation project award for Division 1.  Congratulations and best of luck at the championship!

Hour of Code Spirit Week 12/6-12/10

 

Between December 6-10, millions of students all around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by doing an Hour of Code at their school. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works.

All Oak Hill ES all students will be participating in the Hour of Code event. The students will create their own apps or games with fun, interactive, hands-on activities, and students will learn computational thinking skills in an approachable way.

To celebrate the week, we hope your child will participate in the optional dress up days around some computer themes.

Monday-Code Character Day.  Dress as one of the Code characters.

Tuesday--Neon Day. Shine a bright light on giving credit to our sources.

Wednesday--404 Error Day. Wear mis-matched clothes.

Thursday--Cybersecurity Day.  Wear camouflage to stay hidden and protected.

Friday--Binary and RGB Day.  Wear ones and zeroes, or red, blue, or green which are the primary colors in a computer screen.

Here is the Spirit Days flyer.

You can read more about the world-wide event at http://hourofcode.com.

Jersey Mike's Spirit Night 12/14 Before/After School

We have been having some early birds arriving at school prior to 8:30 AM. Students should not arrive or be dropped off prior to 8:30 AM because no supervision is available at that time. Supervision is required before and after school on the school playground to ensure students are playing safely.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Construction Update

The construction fence has gone up around the site for the addition.  We have had to make a few changes for Kiss and Ride students and walkers.  Walkers who leave via Kinross Circle, as well as Kiss and Ride students, now exit from door 1 at the front of the school.  Walkers who go home across the field to Stone Heather Drive or across the bridge at the back of the playground will continue to leave by door 4 (playground exit).  After Christmas, there will be a slight change to the kiss and ride route.  The entrance and exit to kiss and ride remain the same, but there will be a slight adjustment to the traffic flow.  More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Happy Hanukkah

We wish all of our families who celebrate, a very happy Hanukkah.

National Special Education Day

National Special Education Day is recognized each year on Dec. 2 and commemorates President Gerald Ford’s signing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975.

We celebrate and honor our Oak Hill  teachers and staff who serve and support our students with special needs.

Parent Presentation Survey

We are looking forward to offering a parent/guardian presentation by Rachel Bailey this January and would appreciate your input in determining the topic. Rachel Bailey has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and has been an ADHD Coach, therapist, and teacher of positive parenting techniques. Please complete the form below by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

Oak Hill Parent/Guardian Presentation Input

Advanced Academic Updates

Parents of students who are in grades 2-6, can submit level IV Referrals and optional documents electronically to [email protected] no later than December 15th. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Please submit all documents as separate attachments in one email. Click here to access the Referral Form. In addition to the referral form, parents are also able to submit the following optional documents electronically.  No word documents, paper copies, or animated samples will be accepted.

Optional Documents:

-Parent Questionnaire - click here (It must have examples and be signed).

-2 work samples (PDF only), 8 ½ x 11 single sided

Eligibility Notifications for level IV

Parents will be notified in April of their children’s eligibility.  Children who are found eligible can receive full time, level IV services, beginning in the fall of 2022.

Please address any additional questions directly to Cathy Lahr, [email protected].

Please direct any testing questions to KJ An, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Oak Hill ES.

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Oak Hill PTA needs YOU!  Don't forget to join!

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Dates to Remember

11/28-12/6      Hanukkah
12/2                National Special Education Day
12/6-10           Hour of Code Spirit Week
12/8                Bodhi Day Observed
12/14              Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's
12/15              AAP referrals due (Grades 2-6)
12/18-1/2/22  Winter Vacation-School & Office Closed
1/3/22             School Resumes

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Parent Presentation

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Survey on Parent Presentation

We are looking forward to offering a parent/guardian presentation by Rachel Bailey this January and would appreciate your input in determining the topic. Rachel Bailey has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and has been an ADHD Coach, therapist, and teacher of positive parenting techniques. Please complete the form below by Friday, December 17th. Thank you!

 

Oak Hill Parent/Guardian Presentation Input

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Construction Update

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Change in Walking Route

Starting after Thanksgiving, there will be a slight change in the walking route for students accessing the school from Stone Heather Drive. 

Previously, it was communicated at the PTA meeting that the field would be closed once the construction began.  However, the construction team has worked with us to provide a safe walking path for our students. 

As seen in the image below, students will follow the blue arrows.  They will come through the field, make a left into the fencing surrounding the learning cottages and walk along the paved path to enter the school at the back door (door 4).   

The red dotted lines indicate the fences enclosing the construction areas and the learning cottages.  

As always,  the safety of our students is our number one priority.  If you have any questions, please call the school at 703-467-3500.  

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Wolf News - November 17th

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

I write to you today to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  Ms. An and I wish you safe travels, stress free driving, moist turkeys and plenty of warm memories with those you cherish the most.  Like many of you this year, my travels will take me back to family.  Family that I lost time with, family that grew up and headed to college, family who lost beloved pets, in laws that lost significant others and family who gained health concerns.  We are not the same in number or the same in appearances, but we will come together and this time, really appreciate each of us for our likeabilities and our family annoyances!  I learned that lesson well when it was taken away from me during Covid.

I would like to remind you that there is still time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member who has gone above and beyond.  We truly have an extraordinary staff who not only show up, but show up and give the best of themselves to our students!  Please see below for how you can recognize someone for their work!

Regardless of whether you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you have a warm place to be where the company that surrounds you is all you need to have a full heart.  I am thankful for such caring families at Oak Hill, caring students and a staff who tirelessly cares for our kids.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

We Are Thankful!

We are thankful for our staff (top left picture shows notes of gratitude written by staff to staff) and to our PTA and parents who restocked our awesome coffee bar!

Advanced Academic Updates

Parents of students who are in grades 2-6, can submit level IV Referrals and optional documents electronically to [email protected] no later than December 15th. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Please submit all documents as separate attachments in one email. Click here to access the Referral Form. In addition to the referral form, parents are also able to submit the following optional documents electronically.  No word documents, paper copies, or animated samples will be accepted.

Optional Documents:

-Parent Questionnaire - click here (It must have examples and be signed).

-2 work samples (PDF only), 8 ½ x 11 single sided

Eligibility Notifications for level IV

Parents will be notified in April of their children’s eligibility.  Children who are found eligible can receive full time, level IV services, beginning in the fall of 2022.

Please address any additional questions directly to Cathy Lahr, [email protected].

Please direct any testing questions to KJ An, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

For more information, there are parent presentations available on the FCPS AAP website (under “Presentations”) that contain information similar to our fall parent information meetings at Oak Hill ES.

Thanksgiving Holidays

School will be closed November 24,25, and 26 to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holidays.  Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 29th.  We hope everyone gets to enjoy time with family.

Girls Lacrosse Clinic at CHS Vaccination

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on our website

We know you may have questions about the vaccine. We 

talked with local pediatricians to answer some of the most common questions. Find out how to prepare your child for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can make them more comfortable if they experience side effects in this short video.

Mrs. Lauer, Special Education teacher, shared her experience of serving in the Coast Guard with second graders on Veterans Day.  Thank you for your service, Mrs. Lauer!

Safety Concern

Our neighbors in the townhouses behind the school have let us know that their street is being used as a second kiss and ride and that there is some dangerous driving going on.  We request that you use the school's kiss and ride and do not use the neighborhood behind the school.  Also, please watch for our students that are walking home through that neighborhood and drive slowly on all streets near the school, especially at arrival and dismissal times.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Staff Awards

Attention all members of the Oak Hill Community!  Do you know an Oak Hill staff member that displays exceptional leadership and exceeds his/her responsibilities?  Does your child have a teacher who highly motivates students, understands individual needs, and instills a love for learning?  Can you identify an outstanding staff member that fosters cooperative relationships in the community?  Then, please take the time to nominate an Oak Hill staff member in the categories below.   

Outstanding Principal
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: Front Office Staff, IA, cafeteria worker, custodian, parent liaison, etc.

To submit a nomination, please complete this Community Staff Award Form   no later than Tuesday, November 23rd.

If you have questions, please contact Kim Gallagher [email protected], or Adi Focke [email protected]

Thank you in advance for taking the time to recognize an outstanding staff member!

News From PTA

PTA Hospitality The staff LOVED the October goodies! Thank you so much for being so wonderful, kind and generous. We would like to continue to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you for their continued hard work and dedication. This sign-up Genius includes goodies for the staff for Nov-Jan. Feel free to get your "holiday shopping" done early. Amazon ships directly to us and the items at the office will be picked up daily. We are happy to hang on to items until we need them.  We appreciate you all so much. Thank you!

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Dates to Remember


11/1-30           Native American Heritage Month
11/18              Picture Re-takes
11/24-26         Thanksgiving Holidays
12/8                Bodhi Day Observed
12/14              Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's
12/15              AAP referrals due (Grades 2-6)
12/18-1/2/22  Winter Vacation
1/3/22             School Resumes

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Picture Retakes are Tomorrow!

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Picture Day Reminder

Picture make-up day is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 18th, between 10:30 and 12:30.

Your student is eligible to have a picture taken on retake day if:

  • Your student was absent for the first picture day
  • Your student was new to Oak Hill after 9/29
  • You paid for a picture package and wish to have the picture retaken.  NOTE:  The original package must be returned and given to the photographer on re-take day.
  • Please let your student's teacher know that you would like your student to get their picture re-taken.

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Meal Kit Distribution Change

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Meal Kit Distribution Change for Thanksgiving Break

In preparation for the Thanksgiving break when schools are closed (November 24-26), the following plan is in place to distribute meal kits:

  • Wednesday, November 17: Additional meals (7 days of breakfast and lunch, along with 14 days of afternoon snack and supper meals) will be served in one meal kit.
  • Wednesday, November 24: Meal kit distribution is canceled.
  • Wednesday, December 1: Regular meal kit distribution resumes.

More information and the location of the meal kit sites is available online.

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