OJHS Remote Learning

May 4 - 8, 2020

Dear Parens/Guardians:

I continue to be amazed by OJHS students. Some students have blossomed with Remote Learning opportunities. Many have continued to build relationships with staff and each other.

Your child's successes start with YOU! Thank you for supporting OJHS staff and your child through this educational adventure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me by email, burtona@oakwood76.org.

Thank you for the continued support.

Stay healthy,

Anne Burton, Principal

Important Dates

May 11 -13, Eighth Grade Video Ceremony Sessions and Locker Pickup

May 13 - 15 Seventh Grade Locker Pickup

  • Car pick-up only, no building visit
  • May 13 1:00 - 4:00
  • May 14 9:00 - 12:00
  • May 15 3:00 - 6:00
Please plan on returning school items you may have at home. (Textbooks, library books,classroom books, and/or sports uniforms)
Items that are not claimed during this scheduled pick-up procedure may be thrown out at the end of the school year.

Friday, May 15 - Last day of Remote Learning for students on track

Tuesday, May 26 - Last Chromebook Return Day

Wednesday, May 27 - Last day for Remote Learning work to be submitted

Teacher Appreciation Week

The OJHS staff is exceptional. I appreciate the opportunities they provide for our students. They continue to adjust learning with new strategies and insight as we move from our physical building to remote learning.

Email a teacher that has made a positive impact on your child.

Family Connections from Mrs. Nicoson

Yale University is offering a FREE online course to help increase happiness and build productivity. A few Oakwood staff are participating in the class and would like to invite you to join us. If you are interested, please email me and we can create a local happiness group! mailto:nicosonm@oakwood76.org

I hope you and your family continue to be well.

Mrs. Nicoson

Fun Family Video

Matthew West - Quarantine Life

Nurse News by Mrs. Zindars

The following is some helpful safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and IPC:

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Hard Surfaces

  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces to protect hands as well as decrease potential contamination from surfaces that may have coronavirus on them.
    • If reusable gloves are used, those gloves should be dedicated for cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for the novel coronavirus and should not be used for other purposes. Clean hands immediately after removing gloves.
  • Dirty surfaces should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. A list of registered disinfectants that can kill coronavirus can be found here.
  • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application, ensuring a contact time of at least one minute, and allowing proper ventilation during and after application. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser as it will release toxic gases such as chloramine or chlorine gas.

Per the CDC, one can prepare a bleach solution by mixing: 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Family Resources