Wolf News - October 13th

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoyed this past long weekend.  Our staff used this teacher workday to conference with parents, collaborate with team members and related service providers to plan for instruction and receive professional development on phonics instruction.  While this day off from school could be an inconvenience to working parents, we want you to know how valuable it is to us to continue to grow as professionals and have uninterrupted time to plan for our students’ needs. 

In addition, about 25 Oak Hill staff members participated in our annual Crisis Meeting with FCPS Safety and Security members.  This training reviews all types of safety procedures to keep students and staff safe and allows us to practice our roles in the event we have a real event at Oak Hill.  The feedback Ms. An and I received from one of the FCPS Security Planning and Assessment Specialists stated,” I would like to congratulate you both on a well-organized and engaged team.  It truly was one of the best tabletops we have seen.”  I am proud of our staff for their dedication and commitment to keeping our students and each other safe at Oak Hill!

If you have any questions or feedback for Mrs. An or me, please reach out to us using this google form!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Oak Hill Patrols at their posts.

SR&R Signature Form Due 10/29

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form

Here is the link to the Student Rights and Responsibilities book.

The signature form must be completed and returned to school by Wednesday, October 29, 2021. If we are missing your form, you will find a copy in your child's Wednesday folder this week.

You may also e-sign the form by logging into your Parent Vue Account.  Please note that your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please call the school at 703-467-3500 if you have questions or difficulties accessing the form.  

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid

Your child will bring home  a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid in their Wednesday folder this week..

Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school as soon as possible. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 5. All results are confidential. More information is available online.

Chick-Fil-A Drive Thru Spirit Night- Save the date!

Support Oak Hill ES and enjoy Chick-Fil-A for dinner on October 20, 2021 at the Sully Plaza Chick-fil-A from 4-8 pm.

Mention "Oak Hill" before placing your drive-thru order  or write "Oak Hill" in the special request field before finalizing your drive thru mobile pick up order on the Chick-Fil-A  app.  

PTA Meeting on Monday October 25 - Pre-registration required

You are invited to a PTA Virtual/Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 25, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), Q&A with the principal at 5:30 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtfuytqj4jE9YmtemyHBV7c52cMj3bMw1B

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

Before the meeting at 5:30 PM, Ms. DeVore and Ms. An will hold a Q&A session (use the same link to join).  If you have a question for them, please submit it through this link.

At the meeting at 6:00 pm, the builders will be presenting information about the upcoming renovation project at Oak Hill. 

We hope to see you there!

Advanced Academic Updates

Thank you for attending the AAP Parent Information Meeting last week.  For those that were unable to attend, you can access the recording here.

There will be another Advanced Academics meeting in early November for 2nd grade parents to explain the AAP Level IV screening and referral process. Please continue to check future News You Choose for additional details.

Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, at cclahr1@fcps.edu if you have any general questions about the Advanced Academics Programs.  For testing questions, please contact Mrs. KJ An, Assistant Principal at kan@fcps.edu

Important Deadlines:

December 15th, Level IV referrals due (electronically) for students in grades 2-6 electronically to cclahr1@fcps.edu .  You can access the referral form here.

Volunteer at Oak Hill Library

The Oak Hill library is looking for adult volunteers to support the library this year!  Volunteers typically shelve book returns, prepare lesson materials, get new books ready for the library shelves, and more!  If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form.  For more information or if you have questions about volunteering in the library, please contact Catherine Chan at cchan@fcps.edu.  Thank you in advance for your support!

National Principals Month

October is the time to celebrate our amazing Principals!  Mrs. DeVore and Mrs. An play such an essential role in making Oak Hill such an amazing school.  Join our staff in celebrating these two ladies this month with kind notes appreciating their hard work and dedication to our school.  We are so lucky to have such wonderful principals!  Great principals make great schools! Click here to send a note through FCPS Cares.

CogAT Testing

In an effort to obtain additional information about your child, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all students in grade 2 and grade 3 general education classes. It is important that your child attend school on these days, if possible. If your child must miss school during this time period and your child does not have another ability test result in their student record, they will have an opportunity to take another ability test later this fall. The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning.  Children are not expected to know the answers to all questions and will be given opportunities to practice sample items before taking the test. The CogAT is an abilities test, so children are not expected to study or prepare for the test the way they would for an achievement test.

In addition to the 2nd and 3rd general education students, any student in grade 4-6 who does not have an ability test score on file and any student whose parents requested a one-time retake opportunity will also be given the CogAT.

Testing dates for CogAT:

October 19-21 - 2nd and 3rd grade (general education classes only)
October 26-29 - Selected 4th,5th and 6th grade students

Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (RATE) Conference

Assistive Technology to Enhance Learning for All Students Saturday, October 23, 2021 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with synchronous (live) sessions.

The RATE Conference is an educational conference that focuses on strategies for using assistive technology hardware, software, and peripherals to enhance learning for all students, especially for those with special needs. Sessions will focus on high and low incidence special education assistive technology supports, as well tools to help students using augmentative and alternative communication.

This year’s keynote presentation features the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology Assistive Technology Club.  For more information, click here.

Health Questionnaire

Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day.  It does not need to be sent in; it is a guide to help you determine if your child should be at school. Please help keep all of our children safe and keep your child home for the day if you answer yes to any of the questions on the list.

Veterans Day Event at Chantilly HS

Chantilly HS is hosting a Veterans Day Event on November 11th at 7pm for Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Please come and enjoy a night of performances and a reception.

Masks are mandatory.

Please RSVP here

Stream IN /Check IN

FCPS has started a new program called StreamIN/CheckIN for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolating because of COVID-19. Moving forward, if your child has a COVID related absence; starting on the 3rd day, teachers will share math and language arts lessons, post assignments in Schoology, and check in twice a week to make sure your child is doing okay. When your child is asked to stay home, the teacher will send directions to you and/or your child through email for participating in StreamIN/CheckIN.

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

FCPS and Oak Hill could use more substitute teachers! Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend a Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit the FCPS substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Dates to Remember

9/15-10/15     Spanish Heritage Month
10/1-31          LGBTQ+ History Month
10/19-10/21   CogAT testing for Grades 2,3
10/20             Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4-8 pm
10/25             PTA Meeting 6:00 pm (Virtual) 
10/26-10/29   CogAT testing for select students in grades 4-6
10/29             SR&R Signature Forms Due
10/29             1st quarter ends,
                        2 hour early release
11/1-2            Teacher workdays- no school
11/5                Federal Surveys due

News From PTA Join the Oak Hill PTA

Now is a great time to join the PTA! Oak Hill’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community. We invite you to join and PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to:

  • Continue school-based enrichment programs
  • Essential classroom support to the schools
  • Support vendors to offer virtual/online after school programs that were previously available in school

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

 

National PTA Reflections Contest

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submit a hard copy of your art work to the Oak Hill Library. Submissions for digital work TBA.

Please find details at PTBoard.com

Deadline for student submissions:   October 19, 2021

Entry Form

Contest Rules (English)

Contest Rules (Spanish)

Afterschool Classes  

Code A Block

Registration begins October 16 at  https://www.codeablock.com/ 

10% discount for Oak Hill Families

Online learning platform for kids ages 8 to 15 with instructor-led sessions in Scratch, Python and Applab

Free Scratch workshop on Sat, 10/16 at 11 am. The workshop/webinar is hands-on with the kids building a project in scratch, while gaining a rudimentary idea about Scratch, coding and game development. 

 

Abrakadoodle Virtual Art Classes

Begins October 25-December 13, 2021

Grades K-2; 3-6 (Mondays and Tuesdays)

Registration information to follow.

Spirit Wear Sales

PTA has spirit wear for sale now through October 10th!  Order forms are on the PTA website. Spirit wear will be delivered to teachers mailboxes for distribution during the week of October 25th. 

PTA Teacher and Staff Hospitality

As we are starting to try and return to some sort of normalcy, mental health is such a huge, needed focus for all of us. As our teachers work hard to make sure they are meeting the mental health needs of our children, we would also like to make sure their mental health needs are being met! The PTA is hoping to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you! Please look over the sign up and if you can help with this month's treat. Oak Hill PTA would greatly appreciate it and so will the staff! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daca829a31-kindness

Quick Links

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

Office Closure and Federal Survey Info

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Oak Hill Office Closed for Training

On Monday, October 11th, the Oak Hill Office will be closed from 9 am-12:00 pm so that staff members may attend training.  The office will re-open at 12:00 noon. Thank you for your understanding.

Federal Survey Coming Next Week

 

Each year, FCPS is eligible to apply for federal Impact Aid grant funds and anticipates receiving about $3,000,000 annually in funds. FCPS uses the Student-Parent Survey to identify federally connected students and to support our request for Impact Aid resources. The pre-filled Student-Parent Survey will come home with students on Wednesday, October 13th, in their Wednesday folders. 

Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, November 5. 

If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just sign, date, and return the form by the due date. 

News From PTA PTA Reflections Contest

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos?

Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!

This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.

Click Below for submission guidelines and an entry form today!!!

Please read attachments for contest rules and how to enter.

Deadline for student submissions: 

October 19, 2021

Electronic Submission: (click below)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflR8oMSQ27oRo6YPJZHKHTXZJl4Bs-D4mRQFNecdho2jEkRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Hard Copy Submission: Oak Hill Library

Problems submitting or have questions?

Please email Linthoi Angom at linthoi_a@yahoo.com

Links:

Google electronic submission:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflR8oMSQ27oRo6YPJZHKHTXZJl4Bs-D4mRQFNecdho2jEkRg/viewform

Contest Rules:

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/att/che/713465d7-3907-4a5c-ae01-551d7b5676e2/ContestRules.pdf

How to enter:

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/att/che/f6ed6b97-554a-4526-97fb-7863ccfc39bd/HowtoEnter.pdf

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Wolf News - October 6th

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Mrs. DeVore with Odyssey of the Mind team members who won first place in Division I in the Virginia Virtual State tournament in 2021.  Congratulations to this team who also advanced to the World Finals in Orlando and received 7th place there for their skit on the problem "Superhero Socks, A Cliffhanger Beginning."

Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Form Due

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form

Here is the link to the Student Rights and Responsibilities book.  Here is the link to the signature form indicating that you have received the information.  The signature form must be completed and returned to school by Wednesday, October 29, 2021. You may also e-sign the form by logging into your Parent Vue Account.  Please note that your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/guardian’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted. Please call the school at 703-467-3500 if you have questions or difficulties accessing the form.

CogAT Testing

In an effort to obtain additional information about your child, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all students in grade 2 and grade 3 general education classes. It is important that your child attend school on these days, if possible. If your child must miss school during this time period and your child does not have another ability test result in their student record, they will have an opportunity to take another ability test later this fall. The purpose of the CogAT is to provide information about students’ developed abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning.  Children are not expected to know the answers to all questions and will be given opportunities to practice sample items before taking the test. The CogAT is an abilities test, so children are not expected to study or prepare for the test the way they would for an achievement test.

In addition to the 2nd and 3rd gen ed students, any student in grade 4-6 who does not have an ability test score on file and any student whose parents requested a one-time retake opportunity will be given the CogAT.

Testing dates for CogAT:

CogAT for 2nd and 3rd grade (general education classes only):  October 19, 20, 21

CogAT for 4th-6th grade students:  October 26-29

Advanced Academics Updates

Thank you for attending the AAP Parent Information Meeting last week.  For those that were unable to attend, you can access the recording here.

There will be another Advanced Academics meeting in late October for 2nd grade parents to explain the AAP Level IV screening and referral process. Please continue to check future News You Choose for additional details.

Please feel free to reach out to Cathy Lahr, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, at cclahr1@fcps.edu if you have any general questions about the Advanced Academics Programs.  For testing questions, please contact Mrs. KJ An, Assistant Principal at kan@fcps.edu

Important Deadlines:

October 7th, Fall Referrals due to new students to Oak Hill as of January 2021 in grades 3-6

December 15th, Level IV referrals due (electronically) for students in grades 2-6 electronically to cclahr1@fcps.edu .  You can access the referral form here.

Health Questionnaire

Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day.  It does not need to be sent in; it is a guide to help you determine if your child should be at school. Please help keep all of our children safe and keep your child home for the day if you answer yes to any of the questions on the list.

Questions for Mrs. DeVore or Ms. An?

Do you have questions for Mrs. DeVore and Mrs. An?  Please submit your questions here.  Unless your question is time sensitive, we will address your questions 30 minutes before our next PTA meeting, October 25, 2021. 

Stream IN /Check IN

FCPS has started a new program called StreamIN/CheckIN for students who are paused, quarantined, or isolating because of COVID-19. Moving forward, if your child has a COVID related absence; starting on the 3rd day, teachers will share math and language arts lessons, post assignments in Schoology, and check in twice a week to make sure your child is doing okay. When your child is asked to stay home, the teacher will send directions to you and/or your child through email for participating in StreamIN/CheckIN.

Health Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in our school health room.  Training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department Public Health Nurse.  For questions, please contact our school health aide, Juliana Rampersad at 703-467-3510.

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

FCPS and Oak Hill could use more substitute teachers! Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend a Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit the FCPS substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Dates to Remember

9/15-10/15     Spanish Heritage Month
10/1-31          LGBTQ+ History Month
10/7               AAP Level IV Referral Form Due
                         (Gr 3-6, NEW to FCPS only)                   
10/11             Indigenous Peoples' Day 
                      Student Holiday
10/19-10/21   CogAT testing for Grades 2,3
10/20            Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4-8 pm
10/25             PTA Meeting 6:00 pm (Virtual) 
10/26-10/29   CogAT testing for selected students,
                        Grades 4-6
10/29            1st quarter ends,
                        2 hour early release
11/1-2           Teacher workdays- no school

News From PTA Join the Oak Hill PTA

Now is a great time to join the PTA! Oak Hill’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community. We invite you to join and PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to:

  • Continue school-based enrichment programs
  • Essential classroom support to the schools
  • Support vendors to offer virtual/online after school programs that were previously available in school

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

 

National PTA Reflections Contest

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submit a hard copy of your art work to the Oak Hill Library. Submissions for digital work TBA.

Please find details at PTBoard.com

Deadline for student submissions:   October 19, 2021

Entry Form

Contest Rules (English)

Contest Rules (Spanish)

Afterschool Classes  

Code A Block

Registration begins October 16 at  https://www.codeablock.com/ 

10% discount for Oak Hill Families

Online learning platform for kids ages 8 to 15 with instructor-led sessions in Scratch, Python and Applab

Free Scratch workshop on Sat, 10/16 at 11 am. The workshop/webinar is hands-on with the kids building a project in scratch, while gaining a rudimentary idea about Scratch, coding and game development. 

 

Abrakadoodle Virtual Art Classes

Begins October 25-December 13, 2021

Grades K-2; 3-6 (Mondays and Tuesdays)

Registration information to follow.

Spirit Wear Sales

PTA has spirit wear for sale now through October 10th!  Order forms are on the PTA website. Spirit wear will be delivered to teachers mailboxes for distribution during the week of October 25th. 

PTA Teacher and Staff Hospitality

As we are starting to try and return to some sort of normalcy, mental health is such a huge, needed focus for all of us. As our teachers work hard to make sure they are meeting the mental health needs of our children, we would also like to make sure their mental health needs are being met! The PTA is hoping to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you! Please look over the sign up and if you can help with this month's treat. Oak Hill PTA would greatly appreciate it and so will the staff! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daca829a31-kindness

Quick Links

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

International Walk to School Day

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International Walk to School Day- October 6th

Oak Hill Elementary School will participate in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th, in an effort to promote physical activity and reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools.  

Students are encouraged to bike or walk to school on October 6th, in groups or with their parents.

 

 

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Custodial and Cafeteria Appreciation

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Celebrating our Cafeteria and Custodial Staff

Clockwise from left- Cafeteria hostesses: Wendy DeVight, Manisha Ghotkar Cafeteria Staff: Hyunju Cho, Norma Nickel, YoungMi Kim, Ehmie Hill
Custodial Staff:  Seongkyu Lee, Bang Nghieu, Deysi Ayala, Connie Sibrian

Oak Hill would like to celebrate our AMAZING Cafeteria and Custodial staff members on Friday, October 1st. They are the quiet heroes of our school - taking care of our students’ needs and befriending everyone that passes by. We are so lucky to have them at Oak Hill! If you would like to show your appreciation, you may submit an FCPS Cares note or send in a special token of thanks for all they do.

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Wolf News - September 29, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

It was great to see so many of you virtually this past week at our PTA meeting!  We are so appreciative of the work our PTA does to support students, families and staff. I hope that our new families and those returning will consider joining the Oak Hill PTA this year!  Click here to join!  I also saw many families along the Chantilly Homecoming Parade route last Friday.  It is so much fun to be apart of a tradition that brings our Chantilly Pyramid communities together. 

Finally, do you have a suggestion or question for Mrs. An or me?  We would love to hear from you, just click here!

Mrs. DeVore, Chantilly Principals, and Executive Principal Terri Edmonds-Heard at Chantilly High School's Homecoming Parade!

Picture Day is Tomorrow!

Order forms with purchasing information were sent home in Wednesday folders. Picture packets must be purchased prior to picture day. See order form for details.  You may use this link to place your order online.  It's quick and easy. Oak Hill's Picture Day ID is EVTMNC7MT.  You may also fill out the paper form, enclose payment, and return to school by tomorrow, September 30th. For questions regarding how to place your picture order, contact Lifetouch at 1-800-737-4753.

Health Questionnaire

Please use this Questionnaire to determine if your child should come to school on any given day.  It does not need to be sent in; it is a guide to help you determine if your child should be at school. Please help keep all of our children safe and keep your child home for the day if you answer yes to any of the questions on the list.

Questions for Mrs. DeVore or Ms. An?

Do you have questions for Mrs. DeVore and Mrs. An?  Please submit your questions here.  Unless your question is time sensitive, we will address your questions 30 minutes before our next PTA meeting, October 25, 2021. 

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Student Rights and Responsibilities Signature Form Due

Student Rights and Responsibilities Form.  The actual physical SR&R books will be coming later.  Here is the link to the online version.  Here is the link to the signature form indicating that you have received the information.  The signature form must be completed by October 29, 2021.  Please call the school at 703-467-3500 if you have questions.

Chipotle Fundraiser - thank you!

A big shout out to everyone in our Oak Hill Community who helped make this month’s Chipotle Fundraiser a huge success!  We made a whopping $1,228.82! This money directly supports our students and your contribution is very much appreciated!  So far we have purchased two new Bluetooth Speakers for the music department.  

New Health Department Process to Expedite Communications for Students Awaiting COVID-19 Contact Interviews

The Fairfax County Health Department announced a change in their communication process for students waiting for COVID-19 contact interviews. You may read about these changes on the FCHD website. You may also wish to review the FCHD FAQs for parents of school-aged children. We appreciate the continued partnership between FCPS and FCHD.

Health Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in our school health room.  Training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department Public Health Nurse.  For questions, please contact our school health aide, Juliana Rampersad at 703-467-3510.

Angel Tree Online Registration

Angel Tree is a program to help families in Fairfax County who are in need of assistance to provide gifts for their children aged 0-12 years during the winter holiday season. 

If your family needs assistance with gifts for your children ages 0-12 years, you may request assistance by October 1 by clicking here.  Then click “Get Help,” followed by “Fairfax and Fairfax County, Virginia.”  Registration for Angel Tree is subject to availability.  If you have questions, you may call 703 385-8700.

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

FCPS and Oak Hill could use more substitute teachers! Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend a Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session, visit the FCPS substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Oak Hill Spirit Day - Mismatch Monday!

Dates to Remember

9/15-10/15   Spanish Heritage Month
9/30             Fall Pictures
10/1             Wear Oak Hill Spirit wear or
                      blue and white! 
10/1-31        LGBTQ+ History Month
10/11           Indigenous Peoples Day 
                     Student Holiday
10/29           1st quarter ends,
                     2 hour early release
11/1-2          Teacher workdays- no school

News From PTA Spirit Wear Sales

PTA has spirit wear for sale now through October 10th!  Order forms are on the PTA website. Spirit wear will be delivered to teachers mailboxes for distribution during the week of October 25th. 

PTA Teacher and Staff Hospitality

As we are starting to try and return to some sort of normalcy mental health is such a huge, needed focus for all of us. As our teachers work hard to make sure they are meeting the mental health needs of our children. We would also like to make sure their mental health needs are being met! The PTA is hoping to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you! Please look over the sign up and if you can help with this month's treat. Oak Hill PTA would greatly appreciate it and so will the staff! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daca829a31-kindness

Quick Links

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

Picture day is tomorrow!

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Picture day is TOMORROW!

Just a quick reminder that picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 30th! 

Picture packets must be purchased prior to picture day: 

                      Use picture day ID: EVTMNC7MT

  • PAPER ORDERS - Fill out the order form sent home with your student, enclose payment, and return the form with your student tomorrow.

For questions regarding how to place your online picture order, or the Lifetouch website itself, contact Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753. This number is also indicated at the bottom of the MyLifetouch.com home page.

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Attendance: 703-467-3535 | Web | Twitter

Spirit Wear on Sale!

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From the PTA Oak Hill Spirit Wear for Sale

Show your Oak Hill Spirit and support the PTA!  Spirit wear items are available for purchase on the PTA website now through October 10th!   Tshirts, hoodies, and car magnets!

PTA Teacher and Staff Hospitality

As we are starting to try and return to some sort of normalcy mental health is such a huge, needed focus for all of us. As our teachers work hard to make sure they are meeting the mental health needs of our children. We would also like to make sure their mental health needs are being met! The PTA is hoping to provide a small monthly treat for all the Oak Hill Staff to say thank you! Please look over the sign up and if you can help with this month's treat. Oak Hill PTA would greatly appreciate it and so will the staff! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daca829a31-kindness

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Oak Hill Spirit Week 9/27-10/1

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Oak Hill Spirit Week

Greetings Oak Hill Families! 

We hope that you are having a great start to your weekend and fall season.  Next week (9/27-10/1) is spirit week at Oak Hill ES. Show your school spirit and help us celebrate Spirit Week next week!  Let's have some fun!  

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FCPS Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference

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FCPS Virtual Mental Health and Wellness Conference Starts September 27th

The 8th Annual FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference and Inova Act on Addiction presents Strategies for Today and Beyond. The conference will be virtual this year September 27-October 1. The conference will kick off on Monday September 27, with a panel of esteemed guests, moderated by Jummy Olabanji from NBC4. 

On Tuesday, September 28, keynote speaker, Dr. Dan Siegel, will present The Resilient Brain: Cultivating Courage and Curiosity to Expand a Child’s Capacity to Build Inner Strength. Dr. Stacey Hardy-Chandler will be the featured keynote speaker. She will discuss how to embrace our strengths as a means of coping during uncertain times.

Our Minds Matter will host a student session on Tuesday, September 28. Students learn how to use journaling as a method to support their mental health and well-being. 

Registration information and the complete schedule and list of speakers are now available online.

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Reminder: PTA Meeting on September 27th - Pre-registration required

You are invited to an Oak Hill PTA  Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 27, 2021 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

You MUST register in advance for this meeting.  Click the link below to register.  Please register by Monday 9/27 at 12 noon so that you will have time to get the information to join the meeting.

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-mhrTsjHNAhey5nYCSqYRg9AJu5oa6G

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

PTA leadership and Oak Hill administrative leadership will be there to introduce themselves and share plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about how we organize student enrichment programs, foster a strong community, and support our teachers and staff. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Chipotle Spirit Night TONIGHT

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Chipotle Spirit Night Tonight!

Tonight, WednesdaySeptember 22, Oak Hill will be having a fundraiser at the Franklin Farm Chipotle (13354 Franklin Farm Road) from 4-8 pm.  Take a break from cooking and enjoy dinner from Chipotle.  Bring in the flyer that came home with your child, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you are supporting Oak Hill ES to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to Oak Hill!  If you order online, please use code D4XC6N3 before checkout in the "promo" field. Thank you for your support!

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Wolf News - September 22, 2021

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Oak Hill students at work

New Health Department Process to Expedite Communications for Students Awaiting COVID-19 Contact Interviews

The Fairfax County Health Department announced a change in their communication process for students waiting for COVID-19 contact interviews. You may read about these changes on the FCHD website. You may also wish to review the FCHD FAQs for parents of school-aged children. We appreciate the continued partnership between FCPS and FCHD.

Chipotle Spirit Night- TONIGHT!

TonightSeptember 22, Oak Hill will be having a fundraiser at the Franklin Farm Chipotle (13354 Franklin Farm Road) from 4-8 pm.  Take a break from cooking and enjoy dinner from Chipotle.  Bring in the flyer that came home with your child, or tell the cashier you are supporting Oak Hill ES to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to Oak Hill!  If you order online, please use code D4XC6N3 before checkout in the "promo" field.

Chantilly HS Homecoming Parade and Oak Hill Spirit Day- Friday 9/24

Chantilly High School's Homecoming Parade is this Friday, September 24th.  It starts at 4:30 in the Greenbrier Shopping Center.  All the Chantilly Pyramid principals (including Mrs. DeVore!) will be in the parade.

Wear purple and white or Oak Hill Spirit Wear on Friday to show support for our pyramid!

Picture Day - September 30th

Order forms with purchasing information are in your student's Wednesday folder this week. Picture packets must be purchased prior to picture day. See order form for details.  You may use this link to place your order online.  It's quick and easy. Oak Hill's Picture Day ID is EVTMNC7MT.  You may also fill out the paper form, enclose payment, and return to school by September 30th. For questions regarding how to place your picture order, contact Lifetouch at 1-800-737-4753.

Health Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in our school health room.  Training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department Public Health Nurse.  No Registration required.  For questions, please contact our school health aide, Juliana Rampersad at 703-467-3510

Library Volunteer Opportunity

The Oak Hill library is looking for adult volunteers to support the library this year! Volunteers typically shelve book returns, prepare lesson materials, get new books ready for the library shelves, and more! If you are interested, please fill out this Google Form.

Note: There may be more interest than there are available volunteer spaces. Thank you for understanding! For more information or if you have questions about volunteering in the library, please contact Melissa Dolenc at mrdolenc@fcps.edu. Thank you in advance for your support!

Spanish Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is acknowledged annually from September 15-October 15. The celebration was created to honor the rich history, culture, and many contributions of Hispanic Americans. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

Workshop offered by Chantilly HS Advanced Academics Updates

On Wednesday, September 29th from 9:00-10:00, there will a virtual AAP Parent Information Meeting for all Oak Hill families. This session will discuss the levels of AAP Services offered in Fairfax County Schools and provide parents with general information about the level IV Screening Process.  Please see the details below to join:

Topic: AAP Information Meeting

Time: Sep 29, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/98718491681?pwd=MUZqWG93NytMc2VlODZmTE9KQ0Frdz09

Meeting ID: 987 1849 1681

Passcode: 017004

Questions?

  • For specific questions regarding upcoming testing, please contact Mrs. KJ An at kan@fcps.edu
  • For general AAP questions, please contact Mrs. Cathy Lahr at cclahr1@fcps.edu.
Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

Parents/Guardians will be able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology.  A folder, Parent Preview- FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights.  Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school.

Login 

1.  Go to https://lms.fcps.edu.
2.  Enter your username and password (same as your SIS ParentVue account).
3.  Click Sign in.
4.  Click Courses (see red arrow in the picture below)
5.  Click All Parents folder to access the FLE lessons (see picture below).

Angel Tree Online Registration

Angel Tree is a program to help families in Fairfax County who are in need of assistance to provide gifts for their children aged 0-12 years during the winter holiday season. 

Photos or scanned copies of the following documents will be required to request assistance online by October 1, 2021:

  • Picture ID for each person in the household 18 years old and older
  • Birth certificate or picture ID for each person in the household 13 to 17 years old
  • Birth Certificate for each child 12 years old and younger

     (For non-parent guardians raising a child, it will be necessary to upload the guardianship document)

  • Proof of Income for all household members (for the past 60 days from all sources of income)
  • Proof of Residency (two mailed documents addressed to you at your home address, such as credit card  or utility bills, or a letter from your child’s school).

If your family needs assistance with gifts for your children ages 0-12 years, you may request assistance by October 1 by clicking here.  Then click “Get Help,” followed by “Fairfax and Fairfax County, Virginia.”  Registration for Angel Tree is subject to availability.  If you have questions, you may call 703 385-8700.

Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11. Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.   Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet on line. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.  This class will be offered in English. Classes will held virtually on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm from 10/5/21-1/18/22.  Contact Debi Hackney at 703-324-7790 or Natalie Bailey at 703-324-3617 for more information. 

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Dates to Remember

9/22     Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm
9/24     Chantilly HS Homecoming Parade
                 4:30 @ Greenbrier Shopping Ctr
9/27     PTA Meeting 6pm (Zoom)
9/29     Advanced Academics
            Parent Meeting
            (Virtual) 9-10 am
9/30     Fall Pictures            

News From PTA General Meeting- Monday, 9/27 at 6pm - UPDATED INFORMATION about how to join- You must register in advance.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 27, 2021 05:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-mhrTsjHNAhey5nYCSqYRg9AJu5oa6G

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

PTA leadership and Oak Hill administrative leadership will be there to introduce themselves and share plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about how we organize student enrichment programs, foster a strong community, and support our teachers and staff. We look forward to meeting with you!

Join the Oak Hill PTA

Now is a great time to join the PTA! Oak Hill’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community. We invite you to join and PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to:

  • Continue school-based enrichment programs
  • Essential classroom support to the schools
  • Support vendors to offer virtual/online after school programs that were previously available in school

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

Harris Teeter – Together in Education

Harris Teeter's Together in Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $27.4 million to Together in Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to your school. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your card now online or in the store by mentioning Oak Hill Elementary School PTA or code 5407. Thank you! Please Note: you have to re-Link your eVIC card at the beginning of every school year.

Amazon Smile – Earn Money for Oak Hill PTA While You Shop

This is the easiest way to raise money to support our kids! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1236819 Shop on Amazon. Done! Bookmark it and use it for all of your Amazon purchases. At this time, Smile Credit IS ONLY calculated when using an internet browsers NOT the app!

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Register for Oak Hill's PTA meeting

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PTA Meeting on 9/27 - Pre-registration required

These instructions are DIFFERENT than what went out in the News You Choose  last week (September 15th). 

We need you to register for the PTA meeting and then you will be sent the information to join. Please register well in advance of the PTA meeting.

You are invited to an Oak Hill PTA  Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 27, 2021 05:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtc-mhrTsjHNAhey5nYCSqYRg9AJu5oa6G

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

PTA leadership and Oak Hill administrative leadership will be there to introduce themselves and share plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about how we organize student enrichment programs, foster a strong community, and support our teachers and staff. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Wolf News - September 15, 2021

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Principal's message

Dear Parents,

I hope you have been enjoying the extended summer we seem to have been given!  It is great to see the children playing at recess and enjoying the time with friends.  It won’t be long until the heavy jackets and hats make their way back to our closets and we will be longing for the warm fall days.  Football season is back in swing and many favorite fall festivities are right around the corner.  I hope you can sneak in a few more hikes, bike rides or picnics outside and enjoy the time with family and friends.  Ms. An and I continue to be impressed and inspired by the resiliency of our staff and students as we keep our focus on providing safe environments where student learning can soar.  Please reach out to me with any questions you might have as we continue to work together this year.  And don’t forget…join our wonderful PTA to show your support financially or to lend a hand.  We need each and every one of you!

Sincerely,

Holly DeVore, Principal

Clockwise from top left : Students having snack outside, Band class in the outdoor tent, Mrs. DeVore planting flowers in front of the school,  Preschool students in the gym.

Advanced Academics Updates CogAT Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered online at school to all grade 2-3 students.   Parents of 4th-6th graders can request a ONE TIME retake opportunity. If you wish for your child to re-take the CogAt abilities test, please contact Mrs. An no later than September 15th .  Please use the email template below.   More information will be forthcoming regarding the test details.

Dear Mrs. An,

I wish my son/daughter, child’s full name (Grade, Teacher) , to retake  the CogAT this fall.  I understand that this is a ONE time retake opportunity.  

(Parent’s full name)

AAP Parent Information Meetings

All Oak Hill families are invited to a virtual session about the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in FCPS on September 29th from 9:00-10:00.  This session will discuss the four levels of service for AAP as well some details about level IV Screening Process. Any interested families are welcome to attend. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the 29th.

Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

This is a reminder that if you would like to opt your child out of the FCPS Social/Emotional (SEL) Screener, please return the opt-out form by tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th.  Pink notifications forms were sent home in the Wednesday Folders on 9/8 and an electronic notification was sent on 9/7.  More information about the screener, including a short video about the SEL screener in FCPS and the screener questions, can be found on the SEL Screener webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892). Please contact your student's school counselor or the school's test coordinator with questions.

Chipotle Spirit Night- September 22!

On September 22, Oak Hill will be having a fundraiser at the Franklin Farm Chipotle (13354 Franklin Farm Road) from 4-8 pm.  Take a break from cooking and enjoy dinner from Chipotle.  Bring in the flyer that came home with your child, or tell the cashier you are supporting Oak Hill ES to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to Oak Hill!  If you order online, please use code D4XC6N3 before checkout in the "promo" field.

Picture Day - September 30th

Save the Date!

Order forms with purchasing information are in your student's Wednesday folder this week. Picture packets must be purchased prior to picture day. See order form for details.  You may use this link to place your order online.  It's quick and easy. Oak Hill's Picture Day ID is EVTMNC7MT.  You may also fill out the paper form, enclose payment, and return to school by September 30th. For questions regarding how to place your picture order, contact Lifetouch at 1-800-737-4753.

Early Pickups

We request that if you are picking up your child early from school, you are at the office no later than 3:10 pm. Both the office and classroom teachers are busy with end of day procedures and it is less disruptive to the class if students are called for dismissal before 3:10 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

Parents/Guardians will be able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology.  A folder, Parent Preview- FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights.  Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school.

Login 

1.  Go to https://lms.fcps.edu.
2.  Enter your username and password (same as your SIS ParentVue account).
3.  Click Sign in.
4.  Click Courses (see red arrow in the picture below)
5.  Click All Parents folder to access the FLE lessons (see picture below).

Angel Tree Online Registration

Angel Tree is a program to help families in Fairfax County who are in need of assistance to provide gifts for their children aged 0-12 years during the winter holiday season. 

Photos or scanned copies of the following documents will be required to request assistance online by October 1, 2021:

  • Picture ID for each person in the household 18 years old and older
  • Birth certificate or picture ID for each person in the household 13 to 17 years old
  • Birth Certificate for each child 12 years old and younger

     (For non-parent guardians raising a child, it will be necessary to upload the guardianship document)

  • Proof of Income for all household members (for the past 60 days from all sources of income)
  • Proof of Residency (two mailed documents addressed to you at your home address, such as credit card  or utility bills, or a letter from your child’s school).

If your family needs assistance with gifts for your children ages 0-12 years, you may request assistance by October 1 by clicking here.  Then click “Get Help,” followed by “Fairfax and Fairfax County, Virginia.”  Registration for Angel Tree is subject to availability.  If you have questions, you may call 703 385-8700.

Health Room Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in our school health room.  Training is provided by the Fairfax County Health Department Public Health Nurse.  No registration required!  For questions or concerns, please contact Juliana Rampersad, School Health Aide, at 703-467-3510.

Back to School Videos from the School Board

Click below to view Back to School Night videos  from Sully District representative and Chairperson Stella Pekarsky and Vice Chair Rachna Sizemore Heizer.

Stella Pekarsky       

Rachna Sizemore Heizer

Parenting Class

Fairfax County Parenting Education Programs are offering virtual parenting classes for parents with children between the ages of 5-11. Parenting Education Programs are family centered sessions, proven to help parents and children develop healthy, nurturing relationships.  This program builds upon families’ strengths and positive values.   Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendation, the class will be offered virtually via ZOOM which is a  free web-based conferencing tool that allows us to meet on line. Each week, the parent will receive a Zoom link with a password by email to access the class.  This class will be offered in English. Classes will held virtually on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm from 10/5/21-1/18/22.  Contact Debi Hackney at 703-324-7790 or Natalie Bailey at 703-324-3617 for more information. 

Dates for Flyers from Non-Profits

If your organization is a non-profit organization with services geared toward children and families (e.g. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,) we will be sending home information on September 22, January 12th, and March 14th.  If you want to send a physical flyer home with students, please deliver to the school by the Monday before, in groups of 25.  Please contact Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu to obtain the appropriate number of copies to provide.

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

Are you interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Dates to Remember

Sept.    16     Yom  Kippur
             19      Asha-Jyothi 5K/1K
                      @ Fairfax Corner 8 am
             22     Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm
             29     Advanced Academics
                       Levels of Service Meeting
                      (Virtual) 9-10 am
             27     PTA Meeting 6pm (Zoom)
             30     Fall Pictures            

News From PTA Join the Oak Hill PTA

Now is a great time to join the PTA! Oak Hill’s PTA supports critical academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community. We invite you to join and PTA For Your Child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to:

  • Continue school-based enrichment programs
  • Essential classroom support to the schools
  • Support vendors to offer virtual/online after school programs that were previously available in school

https://oakhillpta.ptboard.com/home

General Meeting- Monday, September 27th at 6pm

You are invited to attend our next PTA General Meeting, via Zoom 

Topic: PTA General Meeting, September 27, 2021

Time: Sep 27, 2021 05:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 920 4093 0964

Passcode: 321370

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PTA leadership and Oak Hill administrative leadership will be there to introduce themselves and share plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about how we organize student enrichment programs, foster a strong community, and support our teachers and staff. We look forward to meeting with you!

Harris Teeter – Together in Education

Harris Teeter's Together in Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands. Harris Teeter has donated over $27.4 million to Together in Education schools since 1998! When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to your school. There are NO LIMITS to how much a school can earn. Link your card now online or in the store by mentioning Oak Hill Elementary School PTA or code 5407. Thank you! Please Note: you have to re-Link your eVIC card at the beginning of every school year.

Amazon Smile – Earn Money for Oak Hill PTA While You Shop

This is the easiest way to raise money to support our kids! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1236819 Shop on Amazon. Done! Bookmark it and use it for all of your Amazon purchases. At this time, Smile Credit IS ONLY calculated when using an internets browsers NOT the app!

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Lockdown Drill Notification

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Lockdown Drill Information

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instruction and classroom based.

We will conduct a lockdown drill at our school soon. Our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are exempt from mandatory participation in lockdown drills during the first 60 days of the school year. They will participate in our second and final drill later this school year. 

Additional information on our lockdown drill program to include parent tips and FAQs can be found on the Emergency Planning and Crisis  Response web page. After reviewing this content, you should discuss the value of these safety drills with your child.

Keeping our school safe and secure for all students and staff involves the participation of the entire school community, and we thank you for your help to keep our school safe. 

 

Sincerely, 

Holly DeVore, Principal

KJ An, Assistant Principal

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Advanced Academics Updates

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Advanced Academics Updates

CogAT Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered online at school to all grade 2-3 students.   Parents of 4th-6th graders can request ONE TIME retake opportunity. If you wish for your child to re-take the CogAt abilities test, please contact Mrs. An no later than September 15th .  Please use the email template below.   More information will be forthcoming regarding the test details.

 

Dear Mrs. An,

I wish my son/daughter, child’s full name (Grade, Teacher) , to retake CogAT this fall.  I understand that this is ONE time retake opportunity.  

(Parent’s full name)

 

AAP Parent Information Meetings

All Oak Hill families are invited to a virtual session about the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in FCPS on September 29th from 9:00-10:00.  This session will discuss the four levels of service for AAP as well some details about level IV Screening Process. Any interested families are welcome to attend.  Please continue to check News You Choose for additional details about this meeting.

 

Please note:  There will be another presentation in October dedicated specifically to the level IV screening process.  This session will go more in detail about how to start the referral process for level IV and optional documents that can be submitted.  This session will be for parents in grade 2-6 that wish to refer their children for level IV services for the 2022-2023 school year. 6th grade parents may opt to attend this session if they want their children in level IV services in middle school.

Fall Level IV Screening for New Oak Hill Families

Children that are new to Oak Hill beginning January 2021-present are eligible to apply for level IV fall screening.  More information will be presented at the September 29th meeting.  The referral form can be found here.  All fall referrals are due to Cathy Lahr , electronically/manually no later than October 7th.

Homeschool/Private School Families

Parents who are presenting homeschooling their children or have children in private school and wish to apply for level IV services for the 2022-2023 year will need to follow a separate screening process.  Additional information can be found here.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cathy Lahr, Advanced Academics Teacher,  at Cclahr1@fcps.edu, if you have any further questions.

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Wolf News - September 8, 2021

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Students enjoying the Chantilly marching band demonstration and the Oak Hill garden.

Safety and Security

Keeping students and staff safe is a priority for all of us. We have a crisis management and emergency preparedness plan for our school that is reviewed and updated regularly. Our plan includes procedures on how to respond to incidents such as fires and tornadoes. Students and staff regularly practice these drills every school year. We also practice lockdown drills.

A new Virginia Law (22.1-137.2) requires schools to notify parents at least 24 hours before a school practices a lockdown drill. However, we are not required to share the exact date and time of the drill. We are required to practice lockdown drills two times a year. FCPS lockdown drills do not include any type of active shooter scenario training, they are instructional and classroom based practice of what to do. 

Forms Due

The forms listed below are due.  If you haven't already completed and sent these forms in, please do so as soon as possible. Please call the office at 703-467-3500 if you have any questions about the forms.

  • Digital Resources Permission Form.  The enrolling parent must give permission for students to use digital resources in the classroom.  Please click here to complete the form if you have not already done so.  Reach out to your child's teacher with questions about the resources.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Form. The SR&R Parent/Guardian signature sheet is due by October 29. More information about the SR&R is available online.
  • Emergency Care Form  - Please make sure you have signed and returned the emergency care form sent home with your child or updated the information in weCare@School and let the teacher know you have updated it.
  • Health Information Form - Please make sure you have completed, signed and returned the one page health information form that was sent home with your child.
Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

Parents/Guardians will be able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology.  A folder, Parent Preview- FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights.  Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school.

Login 

1.  Go to https://lms.fcps.edu.
2.  Enter your username and password (same as your SIS ParentVue account).
3.  Click Sign in.
4.  Click Courses (see red arrow in the picture below)
5.  Click All Parents folder to access the FLE lessons (see picture below).

Dates for Flyers from Non-Profits

If your organization is a non-profit organization with services geared toward children and families (e.g. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,) we will be sending home information on September 22, January 12th, and March 14th.  If you want to send a physical flyer home with students, please deliver to the school by the Monday before, in groups of 25.  Please contact Michelle Coyne at mkcoyne@fcps.edu to obtain the appropriate number of copies to provide.

Chipotle Fundraiser- save the date!

On September 22, Oak Hill will be having a fundraiser at the Franklin Farm Chipotle (13354 Franklin Farm Road) from 4-8 pm.  Take a break from cooking and enjoy dinner from Chipotle.  Bring in the flyer that will be sent home with your child, or tell the cashier you are supporting Oak Hill ES to make sure that 33% of the proceeds go to Oak Hill!  If you order online, use code D4XC6N3 before checkout in the "promo" field.

Picture Day is Coming!

Fall pictures will be taken on September 30th.  Every student will have their picture taken for the yearbook.  More information will be sent home soon.

Early Pickups

We request that if you are picking up your child early from school, you are at the office no later than 3:10 pm. Both the office and classroom teachers are busy with end of day procedures and it is less disruptive to the class if students are called for dismissal before 3:10 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

20th Anniversary of 9/11 Commemoration

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of September 11, FCPS will commemorate and acknowledge the loss of life, the heroism of our first responders, and the resilience of our country.

Job Opportunities with FCPS Substitute Teachers

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes to FCPS! 

Dates to Remember

Sept.    16     Yom  Kippur
             22     Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm
             29     Advanced Academics
                       Information Meeting
                      (Virtual) 9-10 am
             30     Fall Pictures
              
                

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Join the Oak Hill PTA!  We would love to have you!

What is the PTA? 

  • PTA offers all parents, caregivers, teachers, staff, students, grandparents, community members, and other caring individuals the opportunity to share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. 
  • Being a member of PTA means that you are part of a powerful association and action plan that is focused on programs and initiatives that strengthen your child’s education.

Why join the PTA?

  • PTA membership and dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs; advocating on behalf of children and educators at the local, state and national levels; and building an inclusive school community for all families. 
  • Join the PTA for your child because increasing membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues and create a stronger school community.

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Forms Due

The forms listed below are due.  If you haven't already completed and sent these forms in, please do so as soon as possible. Please call the office at 703-467-3500 if you have any questions about the forms.

  • Digital Resources Permission Form.  The enrolling parent must give permission for students to use digital resources in the classroom.  Please click here to complete the form if you have not already done so.  Reach out to your child's teacher with questions about the resources.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Form   

The Student Rights and Responsibilities document (SR&R) explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. Changes to the 2021-22 S&R include:

  • Edited language throughout the document to reflect gender neutrality. 
  • A new section entitled Notable Changes for Students and Parents that highlights changes in the SR&R from last school year.
  • Restructuring of the Rights and Responsibilities Chapter with student rights prominently featured.
  • Language that further defines interaction of law enforcement and students. 
  • Additional terms in the glossary to increase understanding.

The SR&R Parent/Guardian signature sheet is due by October 29. More information about the SR&R is available online.

  • Emergency Care Form  - Please make sure you have signed and returned the emergency care form sent home with your child or updated the information in weCare@School and let the teacher know you have updated it.
  • Health Information Form - Please make sure you have completed, signed and returned the one page health information form that was sent home with your child.
Join Band or Strings at Oak Hill ES! Band- open to 5th and 6th graders

Contact Teri Davis, tadavis@fcps.edu, for more information.

Strings- open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Last week your child heard a strings demonstration assembly from Mrs. Field and Mrs. Taylor.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn a musical instrument this year at Oak Hill ES.  Contact Holly Taylor (hataylor@fcps.edu) or Tori Field (varehder@fcps.edu) for more information.

Registration is open and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 29. To register, please submit this form.

Parent/Guardian Access to Family Life Education Lessons in Schoology

Parents/Guardians will be able to preview FLE lessons in Schoology.  A folder, Parent Preview- FLE Instruction, contains links to the lessons, slide presentations, and media for which FCPS has purchased streaming rights.  Some media titles may only be available for parents to view at the school.

Login 

1.  Go to https://lms.fcps.edu.
2.  Enter your username and password (same as your SIS ParentVue account).
3.  Click Sign in.
4.  Click Courses (see red arrow in the picture below)
5.  Click All Parents folder to access the FLE lessons (see picture below).

How Pausing, Quarantining and Isolating Keeps Our Schools Safe

FCPS’ layered prevention strategies are working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Pausing, quarantining, and isolating are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. Understanding the difference between the three scenarios can help families be prepared.

Pause

A pause to in-person instruction is a short-term safety measure used by FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) to allow time to investigate and determine the safest way to address a positive case within our school community. The pause will be initiated by the FCHD for anyone who interacted with an individual who reported a positive COVID-19 case.

  • A pause typically lasts between 24-48 hours while FCHD verifies vaccination status and completes contact tracing.
  • Vaccination status may reduce the time spent in a pause, but must be verified every time an individual is put on a pause. 
  • The FCHD does not accept a negative COVID-19 test to release an individual from the pause. 
  • You will be contacted by the FCHD with a date they can return to school or work.
  •  This flowchart best explains what happens when there is a pause.
Close Contact

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for equal to or greater than 15 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Exception indicates that students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least three feet apart and are consistently wearing masks in the classroom setting. Adults are not included in this exception.

Quarantine

When a student is identified as a close contact, there are two things that may occur as a result:

  • Not fully vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19 must remain home for 14 days after their last exposure. FCPS will notify a student of their return date.
  • Fully vaccinated students must remain home until their vaccination status is verified. Upon verification of vaccination status by the FCHD, and if the student/staff is asymptomatic, they may return to in-person learning and activities once notified by FCPS of their return date.
Isolation

Isolation is the response when someone tests positive for COVID-19. Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 may not return until:

  • It has been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms, AND
  • The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND
  • The student’s symptoms are getting better.

FCPS is committed to providing students with opportunities to remain engaged in learning when they are in a pause, quarantine, or isolation period.  This chart outlines the ways students receive instruction and materials.

It is important to note that more than one case reported by a student, staff, or visitor to a particular school or building does not always mean there is an outbreak. An outbreak is defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with onset within a 14-day period who are epidemiologically linked (a case in which the person has been exposed to a confirmed case in a way that a known transmission can occur), do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in a setting outside of school during the health department investigation. 

FCPS’ goal is to keep students learning in-person all year. We are doing our part by implementing layered prevention strategies and working with FCHD to address positive cases and potential exposures. Every FCPS student and family can do their part by wearing masks, getting vaccinated when they are eligible, practicing healthy hygiene, and staying home when sick. 

To learn more about COVID-19 case notifications, watch this video. 

On Friday, Oak Hill put additional prevention strategies in place.  All of our students in grades 1-6 are sitting at individual desks all facing the same direction allowing for more elbow room and social distancing.  Teachers are also looking for opportunities to eat snack outside and getting creative with arrangements when snacks are eaten indoors.  We are in the process of outfitting our outdoor tent with chairs so that students and staff can utilize this space for learning or eating.

Early Pickups

We request that if you are picking up your child early from school, you are at the office no later than 3:10 pm. Both the office and classroom teachers are busy with end of day procedures and it is less disruptive to the class if students are called for dismissal before 3:10 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

Interested in Substitute Teaching?

Thinking about substitute teaching? Oak Hill ES would love to have you join our list of wonderful substitutes. Get more information about substitute teaching here. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Denise Russ by phone 703-467-3503 or by email at doruss@fcps.edu.

Dates to Remember

Sept.     3-6     Student Holidays  (Labor Day)
                7      Rosh Hashanah 
               16     Yom  Kippur

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