~Week of 12/6/21~
This has been a great start to our first full week in December! The holiday spirit has been evident beginning with our annual Feed Six event this past Saturday. This event generated over 50,000 meals for local families and individuals in need of support. Huge thank you to all of the volunteers spending their time here at OHLMS for a very special cause!
Here are a few updates and reminders:
Wintery Weather: Obviously, the weather has shifted. Please remind students to dress appropriately for this shift in weather. There will be times when students are standing outside waiting to enter at 8:25am, waiting for a bus before or after school or waiting to get picked up at the end of the day. Please make sure our students are prepared.
Morning and Afterschool Drop Off: Keep in mind drop off in the morning or the afternoon must take place on Oak Center Drive in the back of our building. We need the front lot for bus drop off and pick up.
Bus Drop Off and Pick Up: We have appreciated everyone’s continued patience with the ongoing challenges of bus transportation. As we receive information about late buses, we will communicate with families.
8th Grade Spanish Assessment: Class of 2022 scholars attending Oak Lawn High School will be taking the D229 HS Spanish Placement Assessment on December 13th.
COVID Update: We have seen an increase in COVID positive cases since the return from the November break. We will continue to proactively utilize SHIELD testing while maintaining our layered approach to mitigate future cases. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we continue to navigate together. Please remind scholars to wear their mask properly, wash and sanitize their hands and not to share food.
SHIELD Testing: Testing at OLHMS will now take place on Monday. We have partnered with a new organization completing the tests in the same fashion. COVID-19 SHIELD testing at OLHMS is only for those that have already completed the OPT-IN form and signed their student up in Skyward Family Access.
The SHIELD Illinois program is a quick, simple, and non-invasive COVID-19 screening test. Students that have opted-in to the program will provide a small amount of saliva that is tested at a professional lab. Results of the test are then provided to families and our school district within the days following. The program offers students the opportunity to reduce or waive quarantine requirements in the event of close contact with a positive case or if the student demonstrates symptoms. You can opt-in to the program at any time by accessing Online Forms in Skyward Family Access. More information about the SHIELD Illinois program can be found at: d123.org/shield-illinois-testing-program
Scholars should not be eating or drinking 1 hour before being tested.
Registered families will only receive results in the event that a student tests positive.
Please reach out to the school if you have registered via Skyward and the system didn't accept it.
Lunch: Here is the link for the December Lunch Menu.
Countdown to Winter Break
These holiday displays continued this week as began our school Countdown to Winter Break with Wellness in Mind! We have tried to add some cheer to the Wintery mix of weather as we look forward to our next holiday break! Scholars are welcome to participate in some school spirit as we count down the days to break with wellness on our minds!
You MUST present this flyer or use the code FUNDOLHMS21 (online ordering) for the school to get credit.