Wolf News February 24

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

WOW! It is such a wonderful feeling to have kids back in the building and the sunshine today with warmer temperatures was like the cherry on top. I hope that you, too, were able to soak up a bit of Vitamin D today. Can you believe Spring Break and milder temps are just a month away?

Enjoy some photos of our students’ return to school! The staff and parents’ hard work and preparations did not go unnoticed. Kids came in with smiles, kept masks on, giggled and had fun! I watched one of our kindergarteners this afternoon who boarded his bus and didn’t see his driver. He looked back at me and said, “Well, I guess I’m driving this bus home!” It’s been a fine couple of days!

Let me know what I can do to help with the transition you and your child might be going through in the next few weeks.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Return to School Information

We welcomed back our Kindergarten students to the building this week and  over the next few weeks we will be gradually bringing back in-person students in grades 1-6.  All of the return to school dates are listed below.

                             Grades 1 & 2     March 9
                             Grades 3-6        March 16

We will open the doors to the school at 8:45am each day.  There will be  numerous staff members on school grounds and inside the building to help with arrivals and ensure 6 feet of social distance.  We will begin dismissal at 3:30pm and staff members will be escorting students to the bus loop, blacktop, and Kiss 'n Ride to ensure 6 feet of social distance.

Meal Options for In-Person Students

This year we will be offering breakfast and lunch to each child free of charge.  Please fill out this form if you want your child to be served breakfast and/or lunch. Please know this choice will be for the rest of the school year.  We want to let you know that Food Services has a list of student food allergies and there is a no peanut butter option.  Please email the teacher if you want your child to have a vegetarian meal.  The meals will be delivered to the classroom each day.  The menu can be found here.  Please reach out to Cliff Credle, Assistant Principal, at cmcredle@fcps.edu with any questions.

Transportation Information

Parents are able to view their child's route assignment using the SIS ParentVue account.  Transportation will also be sending information to the enrolling parent's email address.  Please plan to arrive at your bus stop five minutes early in the morning and afternoon.  All kindergarten students must be met by a parent or guardian.  

Kiss 'n Ride

We will be using a number system this year to help with dismissal.  All parents of in-person students will be given a laminated number to be placed on the dashboard of their vehicle. Preschool and PAC student numbers will start with a P, kindergarten student numbers will start with a K, and grades 1-6 student numbers will correspond with their grade.  For example, first grade numbers will start with a 1, second grade with a 2, all the way up to 6th grade.  We are confident this will help our dismissal run more efficiently.   

Read Across America Day

On Tuesday March 2nd, Oak Hill will join the whole country in celebrating our love of reading. It’s Read Across America Day!  This is the nation’s largest celebration of reading!  It’s actually a year-round program that focuses on motivating children to read through events like character dress up day, and partnerships like hosting a guest reader, and sharing reading resources that are about everyone, and for everyone. So get ready for Read Across America Day, by planning for our SCA spirit day, Book Character Day.  Students and staff can choose to dress up as a favorite book character, or draw a picture of a favorite book character, then change their profile picture in their virtual classroom to show everyone. Plus, every classroom will host a guest reader as our SCA student reps join their buddy class to share a read aloud story on that day!

Mondays are Asynchronous

From now on Mondays are asynchronous for all students.  Teachers will  take attendance and provide asynchronous instruction.  Please contact your child's teacher concerning any details.       

Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting

With students in grades 3-6 returning to Oak Hill soon, we will be hosting a Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 8th at 4pm.  This meeting will focus on grades 3-6  returning to the school building.  We will send the link to the meeting next week.

Updated FCPS Weather Conditions

FCPS inclement weather closing conditions have expanded and include additional options for the school division to consider as we bring more students back for in-person instruction. Please make a note of the new conditions:

  • All Schools and Central Offices Closed.
  • Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open On Time, School and Central Office Building Work Spaces are Available to Employees.
  • Virtual Learning for All Students, Division Operations are Open On Time, School and Central Office Building Work Spaces are Not Available to Employees.
  • All Fairfax County public schools and offices will close two hours early.
  • All Fairfax County public schools and offices will open two hours late.

Learn more about the updated FCPS weather conditions.

Chrome Sync Available for Students

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features. 

Important Special Education Parent Survey Coming Soon

On March 1, parents of FCPS students with disabilities will receive an invitation via email from the FCPS Office of Auditor General to complete an independent, third-party survey on FCPS’s special education services provided through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan. All responses are confidential and will be used to generate recommendations for the Fairfax County School Board. 

Your voice counts, so please share your thoughts once you receive the survey.

New Podcast: En Pocas Palabras FCPS

A new podcast, En Pocas Palabras FCPS, in Spanish and English, has been launched to provide timely and important information to busy FCPS families in their primary language. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education. New episodes are available online

Black History Month

We are continuing to celebrate Black History Month at Oak Hill.  Below are two more interesting facts about Black History.

Frank Yerby was born in Augusta, Georgia, on September 5, 1916.  Mr. Yerby was a popular writer, originally noted for writing romance novels set in the antebellum South.   In 1946, he published "The Foxes of Harrow", a southern historical romance, which became the first novel by an African-American to sell more than a million copies.  That same year, he also became the first African-American to have a book purchased for screen adaptation by a Hollywood studio, when 20th Century Fox optioned Foxes. The book became a 1947 Oscar-nominated film of the same name.  In all, he wrote 33 novels. Even with this success, Mr Yerby left the United States in 1952, in protest against racial discrimination.

What would you do if you became a millionaire at the age of 10!?  Sarah Rector, born in 1902 in Oklahoma, became the richest black child in America.  Her family received land from the Creek Nation (Native Americans) in 1911 and, soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue was close to $371,000 a year. That would equate to about $6.5 million today! There were people who tried to steal her land and money but she resisted. She eventually attended Tuskegee University and then settled in Missouri where she built a mansion for herself and her family!

2021-22 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Please visit the Oak Hill Elementary School website to complete and submit the New Student Sign Up/Intake Form.  Our school registrar, Katherine Dillard, will contact you to set up a time to complete registration.  Please share this information with any friends or neighbors that are new to Oak Hill boundaries or have rising kindergarteners.  Please email Katherine Dillard if you have questions at KJDillard1@fcps.edu.

ESOL Tip of the Week Boost Your Child’s Skills at Home: Practicing Classifying

Students are classifying when learning in the content areas.  To classify things means to place them in different categories or groups. Classifying is when items with similar characteristics are placed together in a group.  Classifying includes learning to group and identify by characteristics.  Classification helps us to learn about different kinds of items and their features.  When classifying we are looking at similarities and differences.  Students can place things in groups based on the features that the items or objects share. 

Think about classifying items around your house.  How would you classify the toys in your playroom?  Would you classify them by color, shape, or size?  Place similar toys together.  You can place your blocks together as a group.  The balls belong together as a group.  The dinosaurs are placed together. The automobiles together or into smaller subgroups, like trucks, buses, and race cars.  

Helping your child succeed at school begins at home!  Give classifying a try today!  Let us know what successes you encounter by sharing your stories with the ESOL teacher or your child’s classroom teacher at Oak Hill!

PTA News PTA Spirit Wear Sale

Did you miss your chance to get your Spirit Wear, or want to stock up on more? This is your chance to get it and show your school pride. Clothing and accessories are for sale online from February 15 -28.

Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

March 2: Read Across America Day

March 4: Asynchronous Day for students in grades 1 & 2

March 5: Two-hour student early release

March 5: Asynchronous Day for students in grades 1 & 2

March 8: Staff Development Day, no school

March 8: Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting, 4pm

March 9: Grades 1 & 2 students begin in-person learning

March 11: Asynchronous Day for students in grades 3-6

March 12: Asynchronous Day for students in grades 3-6

March 16: Grades 3-6 students begin in-person learning

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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Night Before Kindergarten Message

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Night Before Kindergarten Message

Dear Families,

We can’t wait to welcome your child(ren) back inside the walls of Oak Hill Elementary! I had the opportunity to visit classes on Friday to read a story and answer a few questions. I was so impressed with the listening skills of our Kinders and the great questions they asked. The kids, their teachers and all of you deserve a huge high five for the work you have done this year to assist our students to move forward with growing and learning!

For some of you, this will be your child’s first time at Oak Hill and you might be feeling a bit unsettled for your child. No need to worry! Mr. Credle and I will be there along with all of our Oak Hill staff to make sure students see many helpers. Our school counselors, Kim Gallagher and Christy Ryder, will also be there smiling under their masks and welcoming students.

There are a few things you can do to help your child get ready for his or her first day of in person learning.

  1. The night before, consider laying out your child’s outfit and explaining what they will eat for lunch, whether it be a school or packed lunch.
  2. Consider sending in a special item like a picture or small stuffed animal they can keep in their pocket or backpack. You can even watch this video of the book, “The Kissing Hand”, to remind your child that you’ll always be together even when you’re apart. 
  3. Practice a goodbye routine that you will do the next morning. Some children might prefer a hug, kiss, high five, or even a special handshake. Have fun and be as creative as you like! 
  4. After you say goodbye on the first day, encourage your child to walk to class with a teacher or staff member.
  5. Most importantly, stay calm and project positivity and excitement about the school day.  Tell your child you can’t wait to see him or her after school and hear all about it!

Here is a video from a few of our specialists who are ready for the first day!  If for some reason your child is unable to separate from you, we will make every attempt to encourage him or her to come inside and join us.  Please know that we cannot physically hold hands or hug students this year. If your child is unable to transition, he or she can join the class virtually back at home and we will work with you to come up with a plan for the next school day. 

Thank you for your support and please let us know what went well and where you might need a little help (hedevore@fcps.edu and cmcredle@fcps.edu). Our counselors can be reached at clryder@fcps.edu and kagallagher1@fcps.edu.

Sincerely,

Mrs. DeVore and Mr. Credle

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Picture Days are Tomorrow and Tuesday!

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Picture Days are Tomorrow and Tuesday!

Oak Hill Picture Days are tomorrow and Tuesday.  Please click this link to access the sign-up genius and confirm the date and time of your child's appointment.  (Note that the appointments from 4:00-7:00pm are on Tuesday, February 23rd). 

If you have not signed up yet, but would like to, there are still open slots available on both days.

Procedures for Picture Day are listed below.

  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

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Picture Day Reminder

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Picture Days February 22nd and 23rd!

Reminder:  Oak Hill Picture days are next Monday and Tuesday (February 22nd and February 23rd).  Please click the link here to access the sign-up genius and confirm the date and time of your student’s appointment.  (Note that the appointments from 4:00-7:00 are on Tuesday, February 23rd). 

If you have not signed up yet, but would like to, there are still plenty of open slots available on both days.

Procedures for Picture Day are listed below.

  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

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Wolf News February 17

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

I hope you are doing well and surviving the up and down weather of this last month.  If you bought your sleds early in the season, it was a wise investment! I know Spring is around the corner as my bulbs are starting to sprout in my flower beds!

It has been great to see our Preschool and PAC students back in the building this week. The teachers and students have done a wonderful job and have transitioned smoothly back to in-person learning.  Our staff is so excited to welcome our Kindergarten students to the building this Tuesday, February 23, and other grade levels in the coming weeks.  While you have seen a lot of communication about transitioning to in person learning, we know that the majority of our school will remain with virtual learning.  We are happy that we can accommodate both styles of learning.  Over the past few months, staffing decisions were based on parent preferences made in July or December.  If you want to make a change, you may call the school and be placed on a waiting list.  We do not have extra space in most of our in person classrooms to accommodate new requests. 

Thank you for your support and understanding through all of the changes and challenges!   Please know that we will continue to follow the CDC's 5 Mitigation Strategies to ensure the safety of students and staff.   We will hold another Town Hall for families transitioning to in person learning in the next few weeks.  Mr. Credle and I will also be visiting classrooms that are transitioning to in-person learning to answer any questions and check in with students.  We can’t wait! 

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Return to In-Person Learning Information

We welcomed back our Preschool and PAC students to the building yesterday and over the next few weeks we will be gradually bringing back in-person students in grades K-6.  All of the return to school dates are listed below.
   

Kindergarten

February 23

Grades 1 & 2

March 9

Grades 3-6

March 16


We will open the doors to the school at 8:45am each day.  There will be  numerous staff members on school grounds and inside the building to help with arrivals and ensure 6 feet of social distance.  We will begin dismissal at 3:30pm and staff members will be escorting students to the bus loop, blacktop, and Kiss 'n Ride to ensure 6 feet of social distance.

Chrome Sync Available for Students

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords will be available as an option starting on February 18th.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to them in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features. 

Advanced Academics Level IV placement update

Thank you to everyone who submitted referrals by the Dec. 1st deadline.  For those parents who have children in the pool or submitted a referral, please know that eligibility decisions are scheduled to be emailed/mailed to parents in April.  At this time, parents don’t need to do anything else to expedite the application decision process. We will be sure to update you if there are any changes with the eligibility timeline.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, at cclahr1@fcps.edu.  To see the full AAP timeline, please visit the FCPS website here.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu if you need a hard copy sent to you.

Black History Month

We are continuing to celebrate Black History Month at Oak Hill.  Below are our third and fourth interesting facts about Black History Month.

Fact #3

If you have not gotten lost lately because you’re using your car or phone GPS, you can thank Dr. Gladys West!  Dr. West was born in 1930 in a county outside of Richmond, Virginia.  She realized at a young age that she needed an education to have a chance at a better life. She excelled in school and won a college scholarship and, because she was so good at math, she was later hired by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (only the second black woman to do so).  It was during her time there that, in 1986 she published a 60-page guide that explained how data from satellites can be used to determine distance between objects. Her contributions, however, were not noted until much later in life and she was inducted into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.

Fact #4

Henry Thomas Sampson, Jr. was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1934.  He received a Master’s in Engineering from the University of California and was awarded a Master's in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois University.  Additionally, Sampson was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois University.  He was a member of the United States Navy between 1962 and 1964 and was later employed as a research chemical engineer at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California.  Sampson was a proficient inventor and his patents included a binder system for propellants and explosives and a case bonding system for cast composite propellants. Both of these inventions are related to solid rocket motors.  What he is perhaps most known for is being awarded a patent for the "gamma-electric cell" in 1971. This technology was later used in the cellular phone!

2021-22 Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Please visit the Oak Hill Elementary School website to complete and submit the New Student Sign Up/Intake Form.  Our school registrar, Katherine Dillard, will contact you to set up a time to complete registration.  Please share this information with any friends or neighbors that are new to Oak Hill boundaries or have rising kindergarteners.  Please email Katherine Dillard if you have questions at KJDillard1@fcps.edu.

Random Act of Kindness Day 2021

Today is Random Act of Kindness Day 2021!  Thank you to our wonderful Oak Hill community for all of the kindness you have shown our staff over the past year.  Please consider thanking a teacher today by sending him or her an email or by using this link to create a FCPS Cares submission. 

Franklin MS AAP Information Session

The virtual Franklin Middle School Rising 7th Grade Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Information Session will take place tonight at 6:00 PM.  Rising 7th Grade Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about Franklin Middle School’s Level IV School-Based Services.  The format will include a synchronous meeting at 6:00 PM with 7th and 8th Grade AAP Teachers and Administrators.  Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.  The program will be recorded for those unable to attend the meeting.  Please click here to join the Franklin MS Rising 7th Grade Advanced Academics Parent Session

Technology Tip of the Week

FCPS has an awesome YouTube Virtual Learning playlist that includes videos with TONS of tech tips including sound, microphone and video troubleshooting, using BBCU and Google Meet, using Google Classroom, using Padlet and Flipgrid, accessing SIS and Parent View and more!  Most of the videos are available in multiple languages.  You’ll want to bookmark this one!

One tip that is not in the playlist is—Restart Your Laptop Frequently!  Please make sure all students are performing a restart (not a shut-down) at least one time weekly on their laptops to ensure all updates are installed correctly. Pending updates will cause the laptop to run very slowly and sometimes not at all.

PTA News PTA Spirit Wear Sale

Did you miss your chance to get your Spirit Wear, or want to stock up on more? This is your chance to get it and show your school pride. Clothing and accessories are for sale online from February 15 -28.

Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

February 22: Picture Day, 9:00am-4:00pm

February 22: WIDA testing for certain students

February 23: Kindergarten students begin in-person learning

February 23: Picture Day, 4:00-7:00pm

March 8: Staff Development Day, no school

March 9: Grades 1 & 2 students begin in-person learning

March 16: Grades 3-6 students begin in-person learning

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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Domino's Fundraiser

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Domino's Fundraiser

It’s an Oak Hill Pizza Party!  Take a break from cooking and get some delicious contact-free pizza while supporting your school at the same time!  Go Oak Hill!  Order today from 11 am to 10 pm online, on the app, in the store or by phone and use the promo code DN3.  Oak Hill will receive 20% of total sales!  You may order from the McLearen Road Domino's or the Greenbriar Shopping Center Domino's.

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Important Information

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New Bell Schedule Starts Tomorrow!

Oak Hill's new bell schedule will start tomorrow.  School hours for students will be 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Town Hall Presentation and Recording

We had a great Return to School Town Hall Meeting on Friday and over 50 families attended.  In case you were unable to attend, the presentation is located here and the recording is located here

Domino's Fundraiser

It’s an Oak Hill Pizza Party!  Take a break from cooking tomorrow and get some delicious contact-free pizza while supporting your school at the same time!   Order tomorrow from 11 am to 10 pm online, on the app, in the store or by phone and use the promo code DN3.  Oak Hill will receive 20% of total sales!  You may order from the McLearen Road Domino's or the Greenbriar Shopping Center Domino's.

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Domino's Fundraiser

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Domino's Fundraiser

It’s an Oak Hill Pizza Party!  Take a break from cooking today and get some delicious contact-free pizza while supporting your school at the same time!  Go Oak Hill!  On Tuesday, February 16th from 11 am to 10 pm order pizza online, on the app, in the store or by phone and use the promo code DN3.  Oak Hill will receive 20% of total sales!  You may order from the McLearen Road Domino's or the Greenbriar Shopping Center Domino's.

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Wolf News February 10

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Return to In-Person Learning Timeline

We are excited to welcome back students to Oak Hill next Tuesday, February 16th.   Oak Hill's revised bell schedule will also start on February 16th and will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  All of the return to school dates are listed below.

Preschool & PAC students February 16 Kindergarten February 23 Grades 1 & 2 March 9 Grades 3-6 March 16


In preparation for students’ return, schools created staffing plans based on the
number of students who selected in-person instruction earlier this school year. Students who have already selected to return to in-person instruction will be able to do so for two days a week. Due to social distancing requirements, schools may not be able to accommodate additional students who wish to change their selection from virtual to in-person instruction. 

Join Dr. Brabrand for a Virtual Return to School Town Hall

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand will host a virtual Town Hall tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss the Return to School plan. Do you have any questions or concerns about what you can do to help prepare your students for their return to in-person instruction? Submit your questions in advance by email to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call in during the Town Hall at 1-800-231-6359. View the meeting on FCPS Cable Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) or the FCPS website

Oak Hill Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting

With students returning to Oak Hill soon, we will be hosting a Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting tomorrow at 4pm.  This meeting will focus on the primary grades (Kindergarten through 2nd) returning to the school building.  The meeting link will be sent via eNotify.

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, for the Presidents' Day holiday. Students are not expected to complete asynchronous assignments that day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16th. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu if you need a hard copy sent to you.

Black History Month

We are continuing to celebrate Black History Month at Oak Hill.  This past Monday our staff met to collaborate and share ideas on how we are all highlighting Black History Month.  We will be sharing our "artifacts" with students on WOAK (Oak Hill's news show) and with families in Wolf News and through weekly teacher emails.  Below is our second interesting fact about Black History Month.

Fact #2

There was a time when in our history where black students were not allowed to share a classroom with white students. Clara B Williams was born in 1885 and this was true for her.  When Mrs. Williams was a student at New Mexico State University and her professors would not allow her inside the classroom, she took notes while standing in the hallways! She successfully graduated but Mrs Williams was not allowed to walk with her class to accept her diploma. She was the first African American to graduate from the school.  Mrs. Williams became a great teacher and taught black students during the day and then taught their parents (who were former slaves) at night.  Mrs Williams and her husband, who raised 3 sons that became doctors, lived to be 108 years old. After her death, New Mexico State University renamed the English Department after her.

Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 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, 2021, please complete this form and return it today. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oak Hill families who do not have children currently attending school. 

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please email the completed form to Katherine Dillard at KJDillard1@fcps.edu.

Domino's Fundraiser

It’s an Oak Hill Pizza Party!  Take a break from cooking today and get some delicious contact-free pizza while supporting your school at the same time!  Go Oak Hill!  On Tuesday, February 16th from 11 am to 10 pm order pizza online, on the app, in the store or by phone and use the promo code DN3.  Oak Hill will receive 20% of total sales!  You may order from the McLearen Road Domino's or the Greenbriar Shopping Center Domino's.

Franklin MS AAP Information Session

The virtual Franklin Middle School Rising 7th Grade Advanced Academics Program (AAP) Information Session will take place on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 PM.  Rising 7th Grade Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about Franklin Middle School’s Level IV School-Based Services.  The format will include a synchronous meeting at 6:00 PM with 7th and 8th Grade AAP Teachers and Administrators.  Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.  The program will be recorded for those unable to attend the meeting.  Please click here to join the Franklin MS Rising 7th Grade Advanced Academics Parent Session

Picture Day Information

We have scheduled two pictures days with Lifetouch.  The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are:

Monday, February 22nd from 9am - 4pm

Tuesday, February 23rd from 4pm - 7pm

Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here

  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

If you have any other questions regarding Picture Day, please contact the school office at 703-467-3500 or email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu.

Reading Tip of the Week

While a foundation of phonics and sight words is essential when learning to read, it is equally important that children learn how to comprehend texts. One way parents can support their children with comprehension is through read alouds. Read alouds provide scaffolds for children by opening the door for rich discussions on characters, theme, and plot. Parents can foster comprehension through discussions, questions, and reflections.  To learn more about how you can help your children make meaning of texts, click here.

PTA News Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

February 10: Dr. Brabrand Town Hall Meeting, 6pm

February 11: Grades K-2 Return to School Parent Town Hall, 4pm

February 12: Chinese New Year

February 15: Presidents' Day, no school

February 16: New bell schedule begins, 9:00am-3:30pm

February 16: Preschool and PAC students begin in-person learning

February 16: Domino's Fundraiser, 11am-10pm

February 22: Picture Day, 9:00am-4:00pm

February 23: Kindergarten students begin in-person learning

February 23: Picture Day, 4:00-7:00pm

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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Important Picture Day Information

We have rescheduled two picture days with Lifetouch. The pictures will be used for our 2020-2021 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are:

Monday, February 22nd from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Tuesday February 23rd from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

  • Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here.  Please include your child’s first and last name.
  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch websiteIf you want to purchase pictures, picture packets must be purchased prior to picture day.

If you have any other questions regarding Picture Day, please contact the school office at 703-467-3500 or email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu.

Please note that there will not be a retake day.

If you do not wish to bring your child to the school for a yearbook picture, you may submit a photo to oakhillyearbook21@gmail.com using the following guidelines.

  • Take a picture of your child with a solid color background (recommended grey or dark blue).
  • The photo should be from the waist up.
  • Photo should be in a jpeg format.
  • Photo should be vertical.
  • Send picture as ”Actual Size”.

In the subject of the email, write student’s full name as it should appear in the yearbook, grade, and teacher’s name.  For example: Barbie Jackson grade 3 Mrs. Wagner.

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Wolf News February 4

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Oak Hill students had a great time celebrating our January Spirit Days.

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Snow! How exciting it was to see several inches of snow fall this week. I forgot how thin my blood has gotten since moving away from my roots in Pennsylvania. Brrrr, it was cold out there! I hope the kids were able to burn some energy and get their creative juices flowing with building forts or castles out of snow.

How excited I am to tell you that we will be welcoming students back inside Oak Hill in a few short weeks! Please see the full schedule below and also note our bell schedule change that will take place on February 16th. We have had to adjust the instructional schedules at each grade level and your child’s classroom teacher will share that information directly with you. We know that many of you feel more comfortable continuing virtually and we are happy to accommodate this learning preference style. In the coming weeks we will have opportunities to share information with parents and students so that everyone feels comfortable with the new changes. Should you have questions before then, I am happy to answer them!  Please contact me at hedevore@fcps.edu.

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Return to In-Person Learning Timeline

Yesterday, the Fairfax County School Board gave unanimous support for an updated timeline that will offer all students the opportunity to return to school buildings two days a week beginning Tuesday, February 16, through Tuesday, March 16. The first students to return will include students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and younger students. Click here to read the news release.  Below is the return to school schedule.

Preschool & PAC students February 16 Kindergarten February 23 Grades 1 & 2 March 9 Grades 3-6 March 16


Oak Hill's revised bell schedule will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm and will start on February 16th. 

Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting

With students returning to Oak Hill soon, we will be hosting a Return to School Parent Town Hall Meeting next Thursday, February 11th at 4pm.  This meeting will focus on the primary grades (Kindergarten through 2nd) returning to the school building.  We will send the link to the meeting next week.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through in ParentVUE (PVUE) beginning January 4, or via hard copy. Please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu if you need a hard copy sent to you.

Black History Month

In February, people all over the United States celebrate Black History Month—because Black history is American history.  Students deserve meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round, and Black History Month is one opportunity to honor these diverse and important stories. Each week in Wolf News in February, we will include an interesting fact about Black History Month.

Fact #1: Buffalo Soldiers were originally members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed in 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the Black Cavalry by Native American tribes who fought in the Indian Wars. John Morton Finney was a Buffalo Soldier who fought in World War 1. He not only served but he earned 11 degrees and practiced law until he was 106 years old!! He was believed to be the longest practicing attorney in the United States.

Diversity in STEM Talk

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its second Diversity in STEM Talk in February! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8.

Join us Monday, February 8, at 6 p.m. to hear from Anthony Nunez, CEO INF Robotics Inc. and Carla Rodriguez, Head of Operations INF Robotics Inc.  For more information about the event click here.   

Parents can register for the event here and submit questions here

Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 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, 2021, please complete this form and return it no later than February 10, 2021. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oak Hill families who do not have children currently attending school. 

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please email the completed form to Katherine Dillard at KJDillard1@fcps.edu.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year (中国新年;  zhōngguó xīn nián) is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the traditional Chinese calendar (lunar calendar). In Chinese culture and East Asian countries, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival (春节;  Chūn Jié).  The festival is celebrated around the end of Winter and the beginning of the spring season. The Chinese New Year of 2021 falls on February 12th (Friday), and the festival will last until  February 26th, about 15 days in total. 2021 is the Year of the Ox.

Chinese New Year Customs — The main Chinese New Year activities include 1) putting up decorations with red colors, 2) eating a reunion dinner with family on New Year's Eve, 3) firecrackers and fireworks, and 4) giving red envelopes and other gifts.

Happy Chinese New Year (新年快乐!xīnnián kuàile)

Domino's Fundraiser

It’s an Oak Hill Pizza Party!  Take a break from cooking today and get some delicious contact-free pizza while supporting your school at the same time!  Go Oak Hill!  On Tuesday, February 16th from 11 am to 10 pm order pizza online, on the app, in the store or by phone and use the promo code DN3.  Oak Hill will receive 20% of total sales!  You may order from the McLearen Road Domino's or the Greenbriar Shopping Center Domino's.

Elementary Magnet Schools Information Nights

Fairfax County Public Schools will be accepting applications for its elementary magnet school programs beginning Tuesday, March 2. Bailey’s Primary School for the Arts and Sciences will accept lottery applications for students who will be in grades K-2 during the 2020-21 school year; Bailey’s Upper School for the Arts and Sciences will accept applications for students in grades 3 and 4. Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences will accept lottery applications for students who will enter grades K-6 during the 2019-20 school year.

Selection for available magnet school spaces is based on a lottery. Registration for the elementary magnet school lottery closes on Tuesday, April 6, at 4 p.m.    

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend virtual school-based information nights on Tuesday, February 16, for Bailey’s Elementary; Wednesday, February 17, for Bailey’s Upper; and Thursday, February 18, for Hunters Woods. These information nights will provide the opportunity to learn about individual school programs, student eligibility, the lottery process, and available transportation.

Get more information about parent information nights and the magnet school lottery.

Picture Day Information

We have scheduled two pictures days with Lifetouch.  The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are:

Monday, February 22nd from 9am to 4pm

Tuesday, February 23rd from 4pm to 7pm

Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here

  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

If you have questions, please call Michelle Coyne at 703-467-3591.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

FCPS' Parent Resource Center offers an engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.  Below is a list of free future webinars.

  • Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
  • Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home

To view all the webinars and/or to register please click here

Math Tip of the Week

One way we can reinforce math skills is through using money.  Here are ways you might use money to build on math skills with both primary and upper grade students.

Put your credit and debit cards aside and introduce your students to real money. For our primary students, have your children sort the coins into separate piles, ask them how much each coin is worth and to help count out spare change. You can use change and bills to create addition, subtraction and multiplication problems. For instance, if it takes four quarters to equal one dollar, how many quarters will equal six dollars? 4 quarters x 6 = 24.

For upper grade students, teach your children how to budget, have them pay for products at the store and count out the change. Make a grocery list and budget a certain amount for groceries. You could bring a calculator to the store and have your children add up the prices as you shop. Teach them about comparison shopping. For example, if one product costs $3.99 and a similar product is on sale for $2.49 how much money will you be saving?  This will give them a head start for when they have to take that financial literacy course in high school!

PTA News Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

February 8: Library Curbside Pickup, 1:30-4:30pm

February 9: Virtual FLE Parent Preview Night, 4pm

February 11: Grades K-2 Return to School Parent Town Hall, 4pm

February 12: Chinese New Year

February 15: Presidents' Day, no school

February 16: New bell schedule begins, 9:00am-3:30pm

February 16: Preschool and PAC students begin in-person learning

February 23: Kindergarten students begin in-person learning

March 8: Staff Development Day, no school

March 9: Grades 1 & 2 students begin in-person learning

March 16: Grades 3-6 students begin in-person learning

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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PICTURE Day is cancelled tomorrow, February 2nd

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Picture Day Information

Dear Families,

FCPS has closed school buildings for tomorrow, so we are cancelling the pictures scheduled for February 2nd also.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

We are arranging for another picture opportunity on Monday, February 22nd.  A signup genius for February 22nd will be sent later this week.  

If you have questions, please email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu or call the school at 703-467-3500.

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PICTURE Day is cancelled tomorrow, February 1st

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Picture Day Information

Dear Families,

Many of you signed up to have your student’s yearbook picture taken on Monday, February 1st.  Because FCPS has closed school buildings tomorrow, picture appointments for Monday are cancelled

We invite you to reschedule here for an appointment on February 2nd.  Please scroll down to see the available times on February 2nd.

We are arranging for another picture opportunity on Monday, February 22nd.  A signup genius for February 22nd will be sent later this week.

If you have questions, please email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu or call the school at 703-467-3500.

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PICTURE Information!

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Picture Day Information

Dear Families,

Many of you have signed up to have your student’s yearbook picture taken on Monday, February 1st.  Because of the possibility of snow this weekend, we wanted to let you know that:

  • If the school building is closed on Monday, picture appointments will be cancelled and we invite you to reschedule here for an appointment on February 2nd. 
  • If we have a delayed opening on Monday, we will start pictures at that time.  If you have an earlier appointment, please sign up here for a time later in the day or on February 2nd.
  • If we also have to cancel on Tuesday, February 2nd or there are not enough appointment slots, we are working with Lifetouch to reschedule for Monday, February 22nd.  A new signup genius for February 22nd will be sent next week if that becomes necessary.

If you have questions, please email Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu or call the school at 703-467-3500.

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Wolf News January 28

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Tickle Toes Tuesday pictures as part of Spirit Week.

School Board Work Session Meeting

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand will provide an update on the return to school timeline at the School Board work session on Tuesday, February 2, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be televised on FCPS Cable TV channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) and will also be livestreamed on the FCPS website.  

On Friday, January 22, Brabrand sent a letter to all FCPS families with a preview of the timeline that will be discussed on February 2. Please note that families that choose for their students to remain in all-virtual learning will have that option.

Updated Return to School Timeline

Below is the tentative return to school timeline.  We will send out additional information after next week's School Board meeting. 

Preschool & PAC students February 16 Kindergarten February 23 Grades 1 & 2 March 9 Grades 3-6 March 16


Oak Hill's revised bell schedule will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm and will start on February 16th. 

FCPS Tabletop Exercise

On Monday Oak Hill's Crisis Team participated in an FCPS Tabletop Exercise with members of FCPS Office of Safety and Security team.  At this meeting we were able to talk through how we would react and lead students and staff through various emergency situations such as Lockdown; Secure the Building; Stay Put, Stay Tuned; and Shelter in Place.  When students return to school, safety drills will be reviewed and practiced.   Fire evacuation drills will be practiced monthly and we will communicate further information about the frequency of other safety drills once students return to school.  We take all practice drills very seriously so that in the case of an emergency, staff and students will be calm and prepared. 

At the end of our training, Oak Hill was recognized for our preparedness and knowledge of best practices. Please view this video to learn more about each type of drill and click here to access the FCPS Safety and Security website.

Diversity in STEM Talk

The PTSA Diversity Committee of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will hold its second Diversity in STEM Talk in February! This series is especially for elementary and middle school students in grades 4-8.

Join us Monday, February 8, at 6 p.m. to hear from Anthony Nunez, CEO INF Robotics Inc. and Carla Rodriguez, Head of Operations INF Robotics Inc.  For more information about the event click here.   

Parents can register for the event here and submit questions here

Mondays Clarification

Beginning February 1, Mondays will return to how they looked in the fall.  Teachers will have Morning Meeting with their class, assign asynchronous activities, and meet with small groups of students.     

Kindergarten Survey

We need your help in projecting the Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Virginia Law, section 22.1-254, requires that children who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 30, 2021, must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 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, 2021, please complete this form and return it no later than February 10, 2021. If any of your neighbors have children who will be eligible for Kindergarten, please share this information with them, as we are especially interested in reaching those Oak Hill families who do not have children currently attending school. 

The information on this survey will help the school plan for adequate facilities and personnel for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please email the completed form to Katherine Dillard at KJDillard1@fcps.edu.

Picture Day Information

We have scheduled two picture days with Lifetouch. The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are :

Monday, February 1st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tuesday February 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here

  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

If you have questions, please call Michelle Coyne at 703-467-3591.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through in ParentVUE (PVUE) beginning January 4, or via hard copy. Please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu if you need a hard copy sent to you.

FCPS Parent Resource Center

FCPS' Parent Resource Center offers an engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.  Below is a list of free future webinars.

  • Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
  • Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home

To view all the webinars and/or to register please click here

ESOL Tip of the Week Boost Your Child’s Skills at Home: Practicing Sequencing

There are certain skills that will help students in all subjects and grade level curriculum.  Sequencing is a strategy that sorts events or concepts in chronological order (in order of what occurred first, next, last).   One easy and personal way to introduce this skill with your child is to have your child draw several pictures of important times in their life, from when they were babies to present.  Next, ask  your child to sequence, or sort, the pictures in order of what happened first, second, third, last, etc.  To extend their learning, have them write a sentence or word under each picture to describe what is happening.  If your child needs help articulating their ideas- ask them to use their pictures to explain to you by communicating through speaking what is happening in each picture.  Older children can write a short recount or narrative of what happened in each picture.  Ask your child to use a graphic organizer to help them sort their pictures and/or the written description of each picture!  

Another fun and personally relevant way to practice the skill of sequencing is to explore what your child is able to do independently around the house or at school.  Can they make their bed, feed a pet, make a sandwich, or make a homemade card for a relative?  Ask them to write or draw the steps in order of how they complete these tasks.  Give them the transition words above to help with the skill of sequencing.  For younger students have them sequence numbers from 1-10, sequence story events in one of their favorite fiction stories, or sequence the seasons of the year.  For upper grade students have them sequence events in Virginia History, the life cycle of plants or animals, or the water cycle.  Using the sequencing signal words above and a graphic organizer is a great way to get the ideas flowing! 

PTA News Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

January 29: Spirit Day: SCA Snow Day Friday, wear any shade of blue or white, or wear PJs inside out

February 1: Picture Day, 9:00am-4:00pm

February 1: Library Curbside Pickup, 1:30-4:30pm

February 2: Picture Day, 9:00am-3:00pm

February 2: School Board Work Session Meeting, 1:30pm

February 15: Presidents' Day

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

Important Picture Day Information

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Important Picture Day Information

We have scheduled two picture days with Lifetouch. The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are :

Monday, February 1st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Tuesday February 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

  • Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here
  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code EVTVTZR76 at the Lifetouch website.

If you do not wish to bring your child to the school for a yearbook picture, you may submit a photo to oakhillyearbook21@gmail.com using the following guidelines.

  • Take a picture of your child with a solid color background (recommended grey or dark blue).
  • The photo should be from the waist up.
  • Photo should be in a jpeg format.
  • Photo should be vertical
  • Send picture as ”Actual Size”
  • In the subject of the email, write student’s full name as it should appear in the yearbook, grade, and teacher’s name.  For example: Barbie Jackson grade 3 Mrs. Wagner.

If you have questions, please call Michelle Coyne at 703-467-3591.

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Important Picture Day Information

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Important Picture Day Information

We have scheduled two picture days with Lifetouch. The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook and you will also have the opportunity to order picture packages.  Our picture days are :

Monday, February 1st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Tuesday February 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

  • Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  You may sign up here
  • Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school. 
  • Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Your child will be escorted into the SACC Room to have their picture taken and will then be escorted  back to the car.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code 67RZTVTVE at the Lifetouch website.

If you do not wish to bring your child to the school for a yearbook picture, you may submit a photo to oakhillyearbook21@gmail.com using the following guidelines.

  • Take a picture of your child with a solid color background (recommended grey or dark blue).
  • The photo should be from the waist up.
  • Photo should be in a jpeg format.
  • Photo should be vertical
  • Send picture as ”Actual Size”
  • In the subject of the email, write student’s full name as it should appear in the yearbook, grade, and teacher’s name.  For example: Barbie Jackson grade 3 Mrs. Wagner.

If you have questions, please call Michelle Coyne at 703-467-3591.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Teacher Workday & Spirit Week

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Tomorrow is a Teacher Workday

As a reminder, tomorrow is a teacher work day and a student holiday. See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Slide into 2021 Spirit Week

Our final Spirit Week of January begins on Tuesday.  Take our spirit day challenge with a different theme for every day in January.  We encourage you to take pictures of your students participating in the fun challenges throughout the month and send them to oakhillesmedia@gmail.com.  Have a blast! Go Wolves!

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Wolf News January 21

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Throwback Tuesday pictures as part of Spirit Week.

Calendar Reminders

Tomorrow is the last day of the second quarter and is a two-hour early release day. Synchronous instruction will end at 12:15pm.  Monday, January 25, is a teacher work day and a student holidaySee the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Franklin MS Curriculum Night is Tonight

The virtual Franklin Middle School Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night will take place tonight at 6:00 PM.  Rising 7th Grade families will have the opportunity to learn more about the core classes and electives courses that Franklin has to offer. The format will include a synchronous meeting at 6:00 PM and numerous asynchronous resources that we will share throughout the event. The program will be recorded for those unable to attend the meeting.     

Please click here to join us at the Franklin MS Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night.

Additional course selection and transition information, including the course catalog and elective videos, can be found on the Franklin website.

School Board Meeting Tonight

The next regular (hybrid) School Board meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be televised on FCPS Cable TV channel 99 (Verizon channel 11) and will be livestreamed on the FCPS website

Mondays Clarification

There will not be school for students on January 25 because it is a Teacher Workday.  Beginning February 1, Mondays will return to how they looked in the fall.  Teachers will have Morning Meeting with their class, assign asynchronous activities, and meet with small groups of students.     

Laptop Swap for Fourth & Fifth Graders

Fourth and fifth grade students will receive new laptops on Monday January 25 at our drive-through distribution. If you did not register for a time to swap your current laptop and charger for the new laptop you can use the Sign Up Genius links below to make an appointment.

4th Grade Appointment Sign Up

5th Grade Appointment Sign Up

Stop the Spread: Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Your actions keep all of us healthy, and we need to keep it up and continue working together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Testing, contact tracing, and staying home and away from others when sick or after contact with someone who is sick, are also critical to help “box in” COVID-19 and prevent it from spreading further in our community.

Picture Day

We are happy to announce that we are able to offer a Picture Day this Year!  The pictures will be used for our 2020-21 Yearbook!  Our picture day will be held on Monday, February 1st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  We have added a second day, Tuesday February 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Please make sure you pick the correct date when signing up.  Picture days will be by appointment only.  We have included the Sign-up Genius link here.  Prior to coming to school please review the Health Screening Questions located here.  If you answer yes to any of the questions please do not come to school.  Please make sure you arrive on time, as pictures will be taken in the SACC Room every 2 minutes.  Please drive up to the main entrance of the school in the bus lane.  Please stay in your car until your child is finished and please make sure your child is wearing a mask.  Only students will be allowed to come into the building.  Photo package details are located here and you may preorder pictures using the Oak Hill Picture Day ID code 67RZTVTVE at the Lifetouch website.

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As additional student groups return to school in person, parents and caregivers are asked to complete a Health Screening Commitment form before student(s) return to school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home should they become ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through in ParentVUE (PVUE) beginning January 4, or via hard copy. Please contact Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu if you need a hard copy sent to you.

FCPS Announces Open Enrollment for Dual Language Immersion Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools’ online registration for the county-wide lottery for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs will open on Monday, January 25. Current prekindergarten students may apply for the kindergarten immersion program and current kindergarten students may apply for the first grade immersion programs for the 2021-22 school year. 

The kindergarten DLI programs are available in Korean and Spanish. Korean is available at Powell and Spanish is available at Bailey’s Elementary, Fort Hunt, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, and Rose Hill Elementary Schools. First grade DLI programs are available at 12 elementary schools and are offered in French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Information Meetings Ongoing

Parents who are interested in the DLI programs in FCPS are encouraged to attend an informational meeting. All meetings are held virtually. Information regarding virtual meeting access will be made available on the Dual Language Immersion registration site by the day of the meeting.

Get more information on Dual Language Immersion programs

Bus Route Meal Service and Meal Kit Distribution

Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing all students access to meals January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday. The following plan will be in place.  This week Food servies will offering Supper and Snack as well as Breakfast and Lunch Meal Kits.  FCPS buses continue to deliver grab and go meals at the Oak Hill bus loop from 11:42-11:52am Monday through Friday. 

Slide into 2021 Spirit Week

Our final Spirt Week of January starts next Tuesday.  We encourage you to take pictures of your students participating in the fun challenges throughout the month and send them to oakhillesmedia@gmail.com.  Have a blast! Go Wolves!

FCPS Parent Resource Center

FCPS' Parent Resource Center offers an engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. They provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs and disabilities.  Below is a list of free future webinars.

  • Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series
  • Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home

To view all the webinars and/or to register please click here

Technology Tip of the Week Parent Tech Tip

Are you running out of ideas for socially distanced ways to keep your child entertained and connected to friends?  This article from Common Sense Media has some good ideas for online playdates, game nights, and other ways to socialize at a distance for preschoolers, tweens and everything in between. 

PTA News Join the PTA

Oak Hill Elementary School PTA membership dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs.  Don't miss out on early access to PTA clubs.  Please be on the lookout for announcements and if you are not a member, please consider supporting our students.  To get information and join our PTA, click here and use the code 8HSEEV.  The pledge membership is $30 per family.

Key Calendar Dates

January 21 & 22: Spirit Days

January 21: Franklin MS rising 7th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night and Electives Fair, 6pm 

January 22: End of Quarter, 2-hour early release, synchronous instruction ends at 12:15pm

January 25: Teacher Workday, no school

January 25: 4th grade laptop swap: 8:30-10:40am, 5th grade laptop swap: 10:45-12:45pm 

January 25-29: Spirit Days

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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Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Spirit Week

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Schools and Offices Closed Tomorrow and January 20

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed tomorrow for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, and on Wednesday, January 20, for Inauguration Day.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American minister who advocated so that all people would be treated fairly.  He helped advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience.  King led and participated in marches and helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day to remember how he advocated to end racial segregation and promote racial equality.    

Slide into 2021 Spirit Week

Week three of our Spirit Week begins on Tuesday.  Take our spirit day challenge with a different theme for every day in January.  We encourage you to take pictures of your students participating in the fun challenges throughout the month and send them to oakhillesmedia@gmail.com.  Have a blast! Go Wolves!

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

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