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Kindness will help to get us through.Principal's Message
How was your week? I played a lot more trucks and managed to get in a couple of short walks. I still have some other areas to improve on like cooking! I believe that being a working parent with children at home is an almost unmanageable task. And, there are times when I look at my son and think how lucky I am to get this time with him. I remember when I was on leave after Cooper’s adoption thinking that I would never get three months at home with my son again! So, as hard as it is, I try to remember to take in all the good that can come from this time at home. We are all still adjusting to our new normal and soon, your routines will slightly change when our Distant Learning Plan goes into place on April 14, 2020. Our staff is excited to be back in their element and at the same time a bit anxious about new expectations, new technology and working from home as mothers and fathers. Please offer our staff some GRACE as we move into this next chapter. Just as I spoke last week about realistic expectations for each of us, we must remember that distant learning will not replace what we would have done inside the walls of Oak Hill. We will do our best to teach essential knowledge and foster relationships with each other.
To let you all know we are thinking of YOU and that we are hopeful for our days ahead, we created a slideshow, Because We Care. I hope you will take a look at over 63 staff members 3 words to you and your family. It is pretty special! Please see the calendar below for a virtual spirit week and send pictures to our new email address email@example.com. We would love to feature student faces in upcoming News You Choose as a way to connect to our community.
Hoping for your continued health,
Holly DeVore, PrincipalForgotten Item(s)
Dear Parents of 3-6 Students,
If your grade 3-6 child left his/her assigned HP 1:1 device and/or musical instrument at school, please fill out the survey questions contained in this form. Please respond to the google form by Sunday, March 29th. A confirmation and time frame will be sent to you on Monday. We are tentatively scheduled for the afternoon on Tuesday, March 31st for distribution.Because We Care
Because of the current situation, Oak Hill's staff has been meeting virtually. This week our staff created a slideshow titled "Because We Care." The galleries are divided into part 1, part 2, and part 3. Please enjoy seeing pictures of staff members, their families, and their "My 3 Words."Virtual Spirit Week
Oak Hill staff has spirit, yes we do, we have spirit, how about you? To show our spirit, Oak Hill is going to celebrate next week with a Virtual Spirit Week. Please email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share some of them each day next week.A Note from Your Oak Hill School Counselors
We are here for all Oak Hill Students and Families. Please feel free to reach out to us if we can be of help in any way. Our Student Services Team has put together the below list of community based resources that we hope will be helpful during this ever-changing, uncertain time. Be well, Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Ryder.
- Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880
- Food Resources
- Mental Health Resources
- FCPS Parent Information Phone Lines (several languages)
- FCPS Parent Resource Center
- The Healthy Minds blog
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency continues to evolve, we understand that individuals and families in our communities may have food assistance needs.
Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools have worked together to develop a searchable map that includes community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services. Please click here to view the map.
FCPS is committed to providing information to assist families that rely on free and reduced priced school meals and is providing grab and go meals at no cost for students as several sites throughout the county. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites to pick up a meal during these time periods.
All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go breakfast and lunch. Other county children, under the age of 18, can also receive a meal. Adults may pay $2 for the meals as well. In order to receive federal reimbursement, students must be present to request the meals.
FCPS is providing grab and go meals at several schools and community centers, including pop-up locations, and along several bus routes throughout the county. The FCPS sites, locations, bus routes, and curbside service are available Monday-Friday only. Please click here for further details.Yearbook Sales
Yearbook Sales are open online until April 17th . If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please go to ybpay.lifetouch.com. Oak Hill’s yearbook code is 13278320 and the price is $19.00. Please not this year there we not be the option to buy extra yearbooks at the end of the year. Yearbook distribution details are still being worked out.