School Policies

School Policies

General Policies


Doors open for walkers and car riders at 8:20.  Students should not arrive before 8:20.

Upon arrival, kindergarten and 1st grade students will report to the hallway in the blue pod. Patrols will assist with escorting these students to their respective locations.

Students in grades 2-6 will report to the gym.  Students will be dismissed to their classrooms when the first bell rings at 8:35 a.m.

Forgotten Items

Please deliver any forgotten items, except lunches directly to the main office.  Sign item in on the blue "Forgotten Items" sheet and let the office staff know you have dropped off an item. The office staff will email the teacher. We will not interrupt class.

Forgotten Lunches

Please check in at the office and then place forgotten lunches directly on the labeled cart in the cafeteria. Labels are provided. Students should check cart as they enter the cafeteria. Café hostesses also monitor the cart.

Emergency Information

Please keep information current. Update phone numbers/emails through your SIS Parent Account or by submitting information in writing to the office. For address changes, please complete a Student Update form (available in the main office) and submit to the registrar with proof of new residence (lease or deed).

Parties and Birthdays

Class Parties

Room parents arrange and may request donations from families for two parties per year.

Birthday Treats

Please notify teacher in advance. Please bring in non food options only! Party invitations may not be distributed at school. You may use the PTA directory (available in October) to make arrangements from home. Please do NOT bring flowers or balloons to school for students. These are great ways to celebrate birthdays at home, but are not appropriate for school.

Home-School Communication

  • Wednesday Folders--papers sent home weekly
  • News You Choose --You will receive a weekly communication about school news and events via News You Choose.  For more information or to change your preferences see the FCPS News You Choose page.
  • FCPS 24/7--To log into your FCPS Parent View account use your SIS credentials.  To learn more, see the FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View page.
  • Google Drive/Classroom--most of your child's work is stored in their Google Drive.  Parents do not have direct access to this account. Ask your child about this resource.

Clothing Guidelines

School clothing should be appropriate and safe. Athletic shoes are required for PE. FCPS Policy 2163 states that “all students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 environment.”


Assignments appropriate to the grade level, including nightly reading, are assigned. Please discuss any concerns/ accommodations with your child’s teacher

For security reasons, students are not permitted to return to school after school hours to retrieve homework assignments or materials. Classroom doors will be locked.

School Programs

Instrumental Music

Band or string instruction is offered as an optional part of the music curriculum. 4th grade students may choose strings instruction (violin, viola, cello, bass). 5th and 6th graders may choose band or strings.


The Oak Hill Choruses are non-auditioned choral performing groups open to any 5th or 6th grade student.


Books may be checked out for a period of two weeks and renewed if needed. No fines are assessed for overdue books, but a child may not check out another book until the previous one has been returned. If a library book is lost or damaged, the student pays the replacement cost. That cost will be refunded if the book is found.


The Oak Hill student government provides all students with an opportunity to participate through classroom representatives and student officers

Physical Education (P.E.)

P.E. is an important part of the curriculum. If it does not seem advisable for your child to participate in strenuous activity because of recent illness, the P.E. teacher may excuse the child from exercise at the parent’s request. If a child will need to miss PE for more than two days, a doctor’s note describing the medical reason and what specific kinds of activities the child should avoid must be submitted.