THE SCOOP

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

5th Grade Student: Why don’t they have any COVID-19 cases in Antarctica?

Teacher: I don’t know, why?

5th Grade Student: Because they’re ICE-solated!

NEW ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS

Oak Harbor Public Schools joined 21 other school districts in purchasing electric school buses. EPA Washington issued 40 grants equalling $12 million to school districts to help offset the electric buses' costs as part of the VW lawsuit settlement.


Thanks to Transportation Director Francis Bagarella and Assistant Director Cathi Gutierrez for their work in providing alternative-fueled vehicles. With our newest electric bus and the 14 propane buses, we remain state leaders in our sustainability efforts.


To read more about the new electric school bus, click here!

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PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES!

Schools participating in Parent-Teacher Conferences will host their virtual meetings on Wednesday, Oct. 28 or Nov. 4. Families who still need to schedule conferences may do so by logging into Skyward Family Access. These meetings will take place by Google Meet or with a phone call.


There will be no online instruction on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 for those schools participating in Parent-Teacher Conferences.

OHI WELCOMES STUDENTS

We are so excited to welcome another group of students back to campus. This week, Hybrid instruction started at Oak Harbor Intermediate. Monday and Tuesday, we greeted Group A students, while Group B students arrived on Thursday and Friday.


Thanks to our “Soft Start” conferences last week, students were ready to get learning!

WHIDBEYHEALTH DONATES AED TO OHHS

A special thank you to WhidbeyHealth for donating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Oak Harbor High School. Athletic Director Jerrod Fleury wanted a traveling AED that athletic teams can take when they are on the road for events. While many schools have them on-campus, some contests are played around town on fields, not near their high school. This life-saving tool adds another layer of protection for our student-athletes when competitions start back up!


This story was also featured in the Whidbey News-Times.

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NWMS CELEBRATES DRAWTOBER!

North Whidbey Middle School is hosting #Drawtober to keep those Cougar artists creating. Students are preparing artwork at home and sending it in. The school posted these #OHmazing works of art on their Facebook page. We have some of the most talented students, so please support them with a positive encouragement comment!