Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank yous are in order to my fabulous staff at Oak Hill! As you know, our teachers, specialists, instructional assistants, itinerants, assistant principal, custodians, food workers and office staff work hard every day to support the students at Oak Hill. Their day doesn’t end at dismissal. They are taking professional development classes to learn new instructional strategies, they are meeting in collaborative learning teams to plan instruction or discussing students who are needing more opportunities to learn standards. Many are firing up their computers at home to assess student work in Google Classroom or to work virtually with teachers across the county to collaborate on lessons together. But don’t forget that each evening the mom and dad hats have to go on as well!
So, I ask that you pause for a moment and let someone at Oak Hill know what it is that you have recognized and appreciated this school year. One thank you goes a long way! And finally thank you to our wonderful PTA and all the parents who donated items or sent a monetary donation to be used this week. The Oak Hill teachers and I are so appreciative for the thoughtfulness shown this week.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill. My door is always open!
Holly DeVore, Principal
Thank you to our wonderful PTA and parents for helping us celebrate and appreciate our teachers and staff during Staff Appreciation Week.
Parent Input Form for 2022-2023
As we move into the last months of school, it is time for the Oak Hill Staff to start preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. Building a classroom of students is no easy task! We take many considerations into account such as heterogeneous groupings, balancing academic abilities, and how to maximize the support our resource teachers can provide students.
If you feel that there is pertinent information to support your child’s success for the upcoming school year, please complete this optional Parent Input Form by Friday, May 27th. This system is not intended for families to request specific teachers. Your child’s current teacher, specialists, and administrators collaborate to make well balanced classes where students can succeed. Oak Hill embraces collective responsibility and all of our staff are equipped to meet individual student needs.
Is Your Student returning to Oak Hill Next School Year?
Thank you to everyone who has filled out the intention form to let us know if your student will be returning to Oak Hill for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have not yet done so, please fill it out today.This information is important because it helps ensure that our school is appropriately staffed for the coming. Thank you for your help!
Updated Isolation Procedures for Covid-19 Positive Students
Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when they have met the following criteria:
- Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND
- Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
- Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance
If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.
Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time.
The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.
We are aware that the COVID letters we are required to send can be confusing and sometimes stressful. Below is the process we follow. We hope this information helps you in understanding the different types of COVID letters.
1. When a COVID positive case is reported to the school, we send a generic letter to notify the community and staff of any reported cases that day.
2. If there are 3 or more confirmed positive cases in a class, it is considered a possible outbreak in that classroom. We send a specific letter to that impacted class with next steps.
3. Once the Health Department confirms the outbreak in the class, we send a generic community notification of the outbreak.
Reminder - Outside Food Policy
We ask that you not bring/send food treats to school to celebrate your student's birthday. This includes not bringing fast food to the cafeteria for your child's lunch.
We also cannot accept balloons or flowers or other commercial deliveries for your student.
Acceptable birthday treat options include non-food items for the class (pencils, stickers), donating a new book to the classroom library, or a visit from you to read to the class. Your child's teacher might also have ideas to share.
Thank you for your cooperation.
FCPS Parent Resource Center
Register now for upcoming MAY webinars.
Click here to see additional information for free webinars and PRC Packs for parents. PRC Packs are pre-packaged tote bags with books for adults and children on important topics like Supporting Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, and Motivation. You will also find a library of parenting resources and YouTube webinars here .
Rachel Carson Charity Chess Tournament to Benefit the Children of Ukraine
SOL Spring Testing
Grade 3 Math: May 10th
Grade 4 Math: May 6th
Grade 5 Science: May 12th
Grade 6 Math: May 16th
Make-up testing will be done on an ongoing basis.
Online Tutoring Service Available
We are pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.
Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].
Dates to Remember
May Asian Pacific Islander History Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
6 4th Grade Math SOL
10 3rd Grade Math SOL
12 5th Grade Science SOL
16 6th Grade Math SOL
17 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
2 Virtual PTA meeting 6-7pm
10 Last day of School, 1:30 dismissal
News From PTA
If you would like to order your school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year from EPI and have them delivered to the classroom before the start of the year, please go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and order. Oak Hill's School ID is OAK249. The deadline is June 30th. If you prefer to buy your child's school supplies on your own, the school supply lists for each grade are available on Oak Hill's website under the Academics Tab.
New PTA Board Members for 2022-2023
Our nominees for the 2022-2023 PTA Board positions are:
President: Brandan Herbert
First Vice President: Srujana Kannekanti
Second Vice President: Lindsey Phillips
Treasurer: Marti Londal
Secretary: Kimberley Stephenson
Our June meeting date has changed to Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6-7 pm. A registration link will be sent out closer to the date. We hope you can join us for our last meeting of the year to welcome our new board members!
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