Bobcat Bulletin June 2
Technology turn-in & end of year items
June 2, 2023
Oak View Chromebook and HP charger collection
OVMS would like to inform parents about our end-of-year Chromebook and HP charger collection. With the help of our families, we can ensure all our Chromebooks and chargers are returned in working order.
Turn in date: Monday, June 5 (during PRIDE class)
- HP charging cord (must be wrapped neatly with the velcro strap)
- Students should keep their BAG to use next year
Chromebook/charging cord fines
Fines will be accessed for lost or damaged items. Fines will be entered in the AHConnect SchoolPay system. Fines can be paid online or by check, made out to Oak View Middle School.
Last day of school/field trip attendance
June 8 is a school day; however, we know that some parents of students who don't wish to attend the field trip, choose to keep their student home. If you decide not to send your student on June 8, you have three options to report your child's absence (We encourage you to communicate your child's absence as soon as you know they will not be in attendance). You can call our attendance line (763-506-5606) to report your child out as "personal"; you can note that they will not be in attendance on the SchoolPay field trip form; or you can report their absence using the ParentVue attendance reporting option. Refer to these step-by-step directions.
Each year the North Suburban Optimist Club honors two 8th grade students from each middle school in the Anoka-Hennepin District. Applicants were considered based on GPA, course rigor, involvement in activities in and out of school, leadership, and citizenship.
This year's recipients are Chloe Gindele and Luke LeBeau. Both students have maintained high GPAs all three years of middle school, are involved in many activities and leadership roles, and came highly recommended by their teachers. Awards were presented by the Optimist Club on June 1st.
Congratulations to Chloe and Luke! Best wishes as you move on to high school. We know you will do great things!
End of year items
- Monday, June 5: Chromebook & HP charging cord collection
- Tuesday, June 6: Final locker clean out - 6th and 8th grade
- Wednesday, June 7: Final locker clean out - 7th grade
- Thursday, June 8: End of Trimester III; last day of school for students, End-of-year field trips
- Monday, June 12: End of Trimester 3 grades available online
Save the date
- Wednesday, August 16: Passport Day (Noon-5 p.m.)
- Wednesday, August 23: WEB Day - for incoming 6th graders (8:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
- Wednesday, August 30: Open House (5-8 p.m.)
- Tuesday, September 5: First day of School (2023-24 year)
- Thursday, October 12: Conferences (3:20-8 p.m.)
- Monday, October 16: Conferences (3:20-8 p.m.)
- Thursday, January 18: Conferences (3:20-8:30 p.m.)
- Thursday, April 25: Conferences (3:20-8:30 p.m.)
Register now for summer youth programs
From arts and crafts, to sports, theater, language, and engineering, Anoka-Hennepin Community Education offers a class or camp to engage and delight youth of all ages.
The summer months are a perfect time for children to try new things, stay active, have fun, make friends! Choose from a variety of youth programs and activities scheduled to take place in June, July and August.
Programs are open to all families, and most will be held at Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine. Depending on the activity, some classes will also be held at off-site locations. Programs are available for children in preschool to grade eight.
Tech Protect: Device Protection Plan
Tech Protect: Device Protection Plan available for families with students assigned district Chromebooks.
Technology plays an important role in preparing students for life, and Chromebooks are utilized as a daily learning tool in Anoka-Hennepin middle and high school classrooms. Anoka-Hennepin students in grades 6-12 are assigned a Chromebook from the school district to ensure access to technology systems that support classroom learning. As careful as students and schools are, accidents do happen each year - and hundreds of Chromebooks are returned at the end of the school year with damages.
Secondary students at some grade levels will get to keep their Chromebook over the summer months, and families can enroll in the device protection plan for the upcoming school year (2023-24), now.
Students that qualified for free or reduced price meals in the current school year (2022-23) may receive the Device Protection Plan coverage, if they enroll - at no cost.
The Technology Protection Plan is optional; it is not required, however, by electing not to participate in the Protection Plan, families may be required to reimburse the school district for the replacement or repair of damaged Chromebooks assigned to their student/s. Damaged or broken screens may cost between $100 to $190 depending on parts needed; or the replacement cost for the entire device could be up to $410.
Families can opt-in to the Device Protection Plan by logging into A-HConnect, and selecting "My Student Information," and "Fees." Parents must select or decline coverage under the Device Protection Plan.
The plan cost is $20 per student or $60 per family per school year.
If the student qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals in the 2022-23 school year, the cost of the Protection Plan will be reduced to $0.
Repairs with the Protection Plan are subject to a $15 deductible.
Visit ahschools.us/techprotect for details.
Minnesota state law requires all students to have routine childhood immunizations before entrance to 7th and 12th grade. Your student could need one or more vaccinations or a legal exemption to meet these requirements. You may check your student’s immunization records in AH Connect.
Be aware that 7th grade students should have a Tdap booster after the age of 7 years, 3 polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella (or medical provider proof of chickenpox), 3 hepatitis B, and one meningitis shot to enter 7th grade. All 12th grade students require a second meningitis booster dose to enter 12th grade. Any entry on the shot record of 1/1/1900 indicates that your child had a case of the disease and does not need the vaccine. Please check with your school health service department or private medical provider if you are unsure which immunizations your child is lacking.
This summer, teens join the Y for free*
*Free membership is available from June 5 - August 31, 2023 for teens entering grades 9-12 who have not had a YMCA membership within the past 60 days. Limited memberships available per location.
For more information, please visit ymcanorth.com/getsummer