Orchard Hills Weekly Update


Principal's Message

A telephone screening resource is available to help pre-screen and identify potential illness in Oakland County Students. You can now contact a Safe for School Hotline through Oakland County Health and Beaumont to ask questions. For more details: Safe For School Flyer.

Intervention and English Language Development virtual curriculum nights are today. See below for times.

Masks are required for hybrid students and staff in the building. Please make sure you are completing your health screener for each of your children in the mornings prior to sending them to in person school.

Orchard Hills Student Screener

Always available on the Orchard Hills website, under news!

Upcoming Events

October 12

Literacy Specialist Virtual Curriculum Night 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Mrs. Hribar

Math Interventionist Virtual Curriculum Night 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Mrs. Walker

English Language Development (ELD) Virtual Curriculum Night 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Mrs. Gunes

October 14

Virtual Materials Pick Up Available 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

October 16 & 19

Oakland County Vision Screening Grades 1 & 3 Hybrid Students Only. Also any Kindergarten Hybrid Students without a vision screening. Contact the office if you do not want your child screened, or if your child is in another grade and you would like your child screened.

November 3rd

Election Day, No School. No students virtually or hybrid. Staff Professional Development (PD)

November 9th and 10th

School Pictures 1:30 - 7:00 p.m.

  • Hybrid students will be taken on their attendance day.
  • Virtual Students will be able to take their pictures anytime after 3:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please come have your picture taken for the yearbook, even if you do not want to purchase photos!

Orchard Hills PTO Updates

Orchard Hills PTO participates in rewards programs at Busch's and Kroger. Please see flyer for details on how to sign up. Rewards Programs

The PTO is excited to announce our 2020 Virtual Halloween Parade and Cover Contest!!

Please submit photos and/or short video clips (10 seconds max) of students dressed in their Halloween costumes, to the link below to be included in our Virtual Halloween Parade video (2 photos/videos max per person). The video will be emailed out on October 30th. See above linked flyer for full details. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PHOTOS/VIDEOS IS OCTOBER 28TH!


We will also be having a video cover contest! This contest is open to all students, using any form of artistic media to create a cover, which will be used as the intro to our Virtual Parade Video. See linked flyer above for full details. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 23RD!


If you have any questions please email us at OrchardHillsNEWS@gmail.com.

Food + Nutrition Department Updates

Per USDA school meals are currently FREE for all students through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

This means that all children will receive free breakfast and lunch while at school or learning from home. No additional paperwork is required to receive this benefit. This automatically applies to any child 18 and under or 26 and under for those with disabilities, including children who are not yet of school age.

On Thursdays, Virtual students are able to pick up 7 days of breakfast and lunch and Hybrid students are able to pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch.

Distribution takes place at Novi High School at the entrance off Taft Rd. Times are 10:00 am-12:00 noon and 5:00 pm-6:00 pm. This is a drive up service and you will remain in your car. Children do not need to be present.

For questions or information please contact Evol Gazzarato, Food + Nutrition Director, at evol.gazzarato@novik12.org or 248-449-1225 or visit novi.k12.mi.us/departments/nutrition

Attendance Notes

Hybrid Students: If your child will be absent for in person schooling, or you are picking up your child early/dropping them off late, please call the attendance line at 248-449-1401 or use the MiStar Parent Reported Absence feature.

Virtual Students: If your child will be missing all or a portion of the virtual day due to appointments etc, please email your classroom teacher, and call the attendance line at 248-449-1401 or use the MiStar Parent Reported Absence feature.

Hybrid Students Reminders/Info

Please send your student to school with a water bottle. We have water bottle filling stations available, but the water fountains are shut off.

Please pack a spare change of clothing for your students in the event of spills, wet playground equipment or accidents.

Now that the District is a 1:1 (one device for every student) and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) learning environment, students are expected to bring a fully-charged NCSD issued device or a fully-charged BYOD device to school each day (along with a charger).

Orchard Hills Peachjar

Find all district and Orchard Hills specific flyers here!

Follow NCSD On Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/novischools

Twitter: @NCSD

Instagram: @novicommunityschooldistrict

YouTube: Novi Community School District

Orchard Hills PTO News

Orchard Hills PTO participates in rewards programs at Busch's and Kroger. Please see the flyer for rewards program details.