Oak Hill Observer
January 8, 2023
Hello OHE Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful and fun Winter break. Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Jan. 9 as it is a staff development day. We will see the students bright and early on Jan 10 at 7:40 when our school day begins.
Please check the calendar sections and Latest News for current updates about our school. Thank you, as always, for all of your support and for being a part of this community.
Your Proud Principal,
- January 9: Staff Development Day
- January 10: First Day of 2nd Semester
- January 16: MLK Jr. Holiday- NO SCHOOL
- January 22: Family Fun Event @ Madrone's 11am-2pm
- January 23: CAC Meeting 3:30pm
February 15-16: Parent Teacher Conference Evenings
- February 17: Early Release Day
- February 20: School Holiday
Lunch with your child
As we head into the season of colder temperatures, we want to remind parents that unfortunately we do not have the space to do indoor seating for lunches. You may want to hold off on coming for lunch during this period. You are always welcome if you and your child don't mind eating outside. We appreciate your understanding!
Online Registration and Transfer Request Portals open January 9
The online registration for the 22-23 school year and the 23-24 school year will be open concurrently starting January 9th (new this year). Families enrolling in the current school year will not have to complete paper registration packets. In addition, out of district families will be able to register online.
Here are the important links for these two activities:
Enrollment landing page: https://www.austinisd.org/enroll
Important dates and deadlines: https://www.austinisd.org/transfer/dates-deadlines
For questions, please use the districts Let’s Talk https://www.austinisd.org/letstalk and click on “Student Services: Enrollment, Records, & Transfers”
February Art Classes
February Art Classes are getting closer. Students will be creating with Fabric dyes, tissue paper, and many other fun art supplies. If you have Thursdays free and would like your child to sign up, classes are February 1, 8, 15, and 22. Classes will be held in the artroom after school until 430. Pick up on the side by the teacher parking lot. Sign up now before spots fill up. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
Supply fee $100(check or venmo @JoLynn-Rettig)
AISD Budget Community Conversations
Please join and share with your community regarding the 2023-2024 Austin ISD upcoming budget discussion. Please see below for scheduled sessions:
Virtual Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Spanish from 12:00pm-1:00pm English from 6:00pm-7:00pm We will host several in-person meetings throughout January, February and March to further talk about the 2023-2024 budget. Stay tuned for more information. ESPANOL Únase y comparta con su comunidad sobre la próxima discusión del presupuesto 2023-2024 de Austin ISD. Consulte a continuación las sesiones programadas: Virtual Miércoles, 11 de enero de 2023. Español de 12:00pm-1:00pm Inglés de 6:00pm a 7:00pm Organizaremos varias reuniones en persona durante enero, febrero y marzo para hablar más sobre el presupuesto 2023-2024. Estén atentos para más información.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Spanish from 12:00pm-1:00pm
English from 6:00pm-7:00pm
We will host several in-person meetings throughout January, February and March to further talk about the 2023-2024 budget. Stay tuned for more information.
ESPANOL Únase y comparta con su comunidad sobre la próxima discusión del presupuesto 2023-2024 de Austin ISD. Consulte a continuación las sesiones programadas: Virtual Miércoles, 11 de enero de 2023. Español de 12:00pm-1:00pm Inglés de 6:00pm a 7:00pm Organizaremos varias reuniones en persona durante enero, febrero y marzo para hablar más sobre el presupuesto 2023-2024. Estén atentos para más información.
Únase y comparta con su comunidad sobre la próxima discusión del presupuesto 2023-2024 de Austin ISD. Consulte a continuación las sesiones programadas:
Miércoles, 11 de enero de 2023.
Español de 12:00pm-1:00pm
Inglés de 6:00pm a 7:00pm
Organizaremos varias reuniones en persona durante enero, febrero y marzo para hablar más sobre el presupuesto 2023-2024. Estén atentos para más información.
Friday Assembly Reminders
- Due to space, participation is limited to the first 50 parents to sign up.
- Parents need to sign up HERE by noon the Thursday before.
- Once the form reaches 50 people, it will no longer accept responses.
- The next 3 Fridays are listed for now and we will add additional dates for the spring semester.
- Parents must enter the building through the front door only AT ALL TIMES.
- We ask that each parent that is attending sign up and assembly is limited to PARENTS only at this time.
- Please make sure you are able to attend if you sign up so as not to take that spot from someone else.
- Parents can only stand in the back of the assembly due to space concerns. Please do not sit in the line with your child.
- Please model appropriate assembly conduct for students by not having side conversations.
If you are able to sign up, the office will pre-print a badge for you and you can pick it up on the front porch beginning at 7:20. If you have not been on campus this year, you will need to check in at the main office with your ID before assembly to get your badge.
We will continue to add dates to this form, so you can use the same link (above) to sign up for future dates. Thank you for following the rules of the campus to make sure things run smoothly and everyone stays safe. We appreciate you!
Students Leaving School Early
If your child needs to leave early for an appointment, please notify your child's teacher and the front office. When you arrive at the school, you can come to the front door or call from your car and then we will call for your student. We will not call for students until you are here. With our new schedules (and a new phone number system) please leave PLENTY of time (at least 10 minutes) from the time you call us to the time your child is ready to leave. If you have an appointment right after school, it is best to pick up your student no later than 2:45 to avoid the dismissal crunch. **If you have not had your driver's license scanned into our Raptor System in the last year, we will ask you to bring in your driver's license to the office***
The mornings are getting cooler and I wanted to send out the AISD weather guidelines. We do have morning recess outside, unless it is not raining and we adhere to the guidelines. Please make sure your child dresses accordingly.
Middle School Information Page
Hi 5th grade families!
This will be a one stop shop for all middle school information. We will update it as we receive new information from middle schools, so keep checking back periodically. Middle School Information 2022-2023
-Mrs. Weber & Mrs. Rosales
Don’t Let Exercise Take a Holiday
Don’t take a holiday from exercise. Be the role model your kids need. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week and try to stay active during the holidays.
Physical activities your entire family can enjoy include:
• Jogging or running
• Even housework!
• Remember to be a CATCH MVP family—Move & Stay Active, Value healthy eating, and Practice healthy habits. Make physical activity a family affair this holiday season!
Oak Hill Bond Information
Click on the photo above to see this information in a larger format.
With the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, students, staff and visitors are not required to wear face masks when on school properties, unless they have tested positive for COVID-19. Note: Per CDC guidance, individuals with a positive COVID-19 result will be required to wear a mask for five days after returning from quarantine/isolation.
- Masks are not required, but are encouraged at any time of the school day or in any school space.
- Masks are optional at all times.Face masks will continue to be provided for any student, staff, or visitor upon request.
All students, staff, and visitors will be allowed to make their own choice.
Close Contact and Contact Tracing
Campus administrators will notify all families of positive cases on the campus using a standard notification letter. Individual classroom letters will not be sent home.
With masking now being optional, all students and staff at the campus may be considered close contacts when there is a positive case identified.
Campus Administrators will not be required to track close contacts.
Any asymptomatic individual (except those who have tested positive) may remain at school as long as they are asymptomatic.
Testing sites are located at specified district sites and can be found on the COVID-19 district webpage.
All sites will accept insurance, medicaid, and self-pay.
Site will be updated whenever vaccines are available.
Oak Hill Elementary
Location: 6101 Patton Ranch Road, Austin, TX, USA