Week of: 11.23.2020
A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...
Dear Osbourn Family-
As we begin to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to encourage our families and students to disconnect from school and technology. Our staff has been advised not to assign homework over the holiday break. There is no school Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th. This will assist in reinforcing our philosophy that puts our students and family time as the top priority during the holidays. We hope that everyone can relax, decompress, and disconnect from school technology. We are hopeful that this will allow families to have meaningful time with their children over the holidays. Students and adults need breaks from the many demands of school life. A healthy balance is critical to everyone’s well-being. We are encouraging both our students and our staff to disconnect from school and technology related to school. For many of us, the holidays will look different this year. We hope that every member of our Osbourn family gets the opportunity to relax and recognize how important we all are to one another.
I wish everyone a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you and feel blessed to have you in the Osbourn family. #OneOsbourn
Osbourn High School
No Homework Over the Holidays
We are all looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks! Whatever your plans may be, we hope that you will find time to spend with those who are dear to you. We want all of our students to return to school rejuvenated.
Here are a few reminders that were shared with our staff about school work over the above mentioned break:
- To help alleviate stress, students should not be required to complete work over school breaks.
- Please provide enough time for students to complete their work within the normal school calendar. No work should be due at least the first two days after a break.
- Pace yourself to avoid major assessments immediately upon return from the break.
These guidelines will assist with providing our students and community a philosophy that puts our students and family time as top priority during the holidays.
Return to Learn Survey
The purpose of this survey is to obtain data about who will likely return to in-person instruction and who will likely remain 100% distance learning given a couple different instructional models. Please note, the School Board has not yet determined if/when we will return to in-person instruction for all students. This survey is help us prepare future plans for the School Board to consider at some point.
The survey will be active through Monday, November 30th, 2020.
Please contact us at 571-377-7000 if you have not received your Return to School Parent Survey.
**If you received a Return to School Parent Survey in the mail, please mail or drop the completed form off to OHS by Monday, November, 30th**
CAPS, GOWNS and Jr. CLASS RINGS
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Tuesday, December 1st
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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICING
Osbourn Students and Staff attend An all day National Leadership event for SkillsUSA ‘Elevate’ Virtual Conference for Chapter Officer Training on November 20th, 2020. Click link below to see attendees
PBIS Team is seeking for Parent Representatives
Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting students outcomes every day.
With the help of data, creates school wide expectations and culture where all students and staff succeed.
Currently we have 344 students who have pledged to become Positive Change Ambassadors at Osbourn.
Parent input matter and we need your support.
Would you like to join our team?
If you are interested please complete the form below.
Thank you, The Osbourn PBIS Team
GLOW OF THE WEEK...
Our glow of the week is Rachel Harrington, our Theatre Director, and our Osbourn Theatre program for their virtual production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery this past weekend.
Special glows to our own Kylee Donavan, Marco Seaberg, Victoria Hanback, Jacquelyn Hertz, Naomi Ho, Elizabeth Ledesma, Will Letos, Natalie Shelton, Kaylean Tate, Ryan Wescott, and John Fath. You were masterful. We are proud of you.
Check out our NEW athletic Newsletter!
OSBOURN SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES PRESENTS :
COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION SESSION
SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ;
ALL GRADES AND ALL PARENTS WELCOME TO ATTEND
VIRTUAL COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION
TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
● DIFFERENT COLLEGE PATHS
● WHAT COLLEGES ARE LOOKING FOR IN AN APPLICANT
● NEXT STEPS FOR OUR SENIORS IN THE COLLEGE APPLICATION
● WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE FOR OSBOURN HIGH SCHOOL
VIRTUAL COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION SESSIONS WILL BE
HELD VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
THERE WILL BE 2 SESSIONS BASED ON STUDENT’S LAST NAMES. IF
YOUR STUDENT STUDENT HAS 2 LAST NAMES, USE THEIR FIRST LAST
STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES A - L 11-12AM; ZOOM LINK TO FOLLOW
STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES M - Z 1-2PM; ZOOM LINK TO FOLLOW
Have any questions?
Mr. Wigfall QWigfall@mcpsva.org
Ms. Colassard AColassard@mcpsva.org
SENIORS: ARE YOU APPLYING TO COLLEGE?
You have met with your counselor for a senior meeting. If you are applying to a four year college, now is the time to request your letter of recommendation. You can provide your counselor with important information about yourself here:
Make sure that you submit a transcript request form to your counselor 2 weeks before it is due to the college.
If you are interested in attending NOVA, you may want to apply for the Pathway program. (See below)
Reserve a copy of the 2020-2021 Osbourn High School yearbook today!
Recently, students in grades 9 - 12, during Advisory, were provided content and materials on Digital Citizenship to increase their understanding of safe and responsible behavior online. Digital Citizenship is more important now than ever before as students are spending more time online in the distance learning environment. More time online means encountering more online sources of information including text and images and knowing the importance of ethical use of these sources. Increased time in the virtual world also means more opportunities to practice internet safety and responsible use of digital content that is located, used, and shared. It can also mean a higher chance of negative or harmful behaviors or effects. Therefore, distance learning is a great time to practice positive behaviors and contributions in digital environment; setting students up for continued success in school and future success after graduation.
You can help your child continue the learning! CommonSense Education is an authoritative source for helping kids thrive in the world of media and technology. It makes a positive impact with its large collection of reviews of media and ed tech resources, helpful information for parents about YouTube, technology addiction or overuse, social media and cyberbullying or aggression, monitoring screen time, and conversation topics for related and timely conversations you can spark with your child.
Additional Internet Safety Resources for Parents:
Listed below are additional resources for parents related to a variety of Internet Safety topics. Information on such matters as cyberbullying, file sharing, impersonation, messaging, and social media can be found through these resources.
Need to set up a Parent Portal Account? Click on the link below...