The Week Ahead
A Preview of the week 6/5-6/9
The countdown is on, 11 days and summer is here! While we are almost at the finish line, it is important that we finish in style! During this time of year, we often see students getting a case of "Summer-itus". This sometimes leads to them failing to remember and adhere to school rules. We are asking that you spend some time reviewing some important basic behavioral expectations with your child:
- Treat all adults and classmates with respect
- Keep your hands off of other people and other people's property
- Candy and gum are not for school
- We have observed a new trend in which students are using Mio bottles as water sprayers. Please ensure your child is not bringing Mio squeeze containers to school
Warmer weather has arrived, therefore it is a good time to review some dress expectations for our students. We believe in fostering an inclusive and respectful community where students can be themselves while also adhering to appropriate dress guidelines. We want our students to feel comfortable in their clothing, but also understand the importance of dressing appropriately for school. As we move into the warmer months, we would like to emphasize the following points regarding proper school attire:
Footwear: Flip flops, sandals or any shoe without a heel or strap across the heel are not allowed for safety reasons. Students should wear shoes that provide proper support and protection for their feet.
Shirts: Crop tops or shirts that expose the belly are not allowed. All shirts should cover the entire torso. Shirts should not include any inappropriate messages.
Shorts: Shorts must be of appropriate length. Extremely short shorts or shorts that expose undergarments are not allowed.
While we encourage students to express their personal style, it is important to remember that certain clothing items may not be suitable for a school setting. As educators, we strive to create a positive and respectful environment for all students, and appropriate school attire is part of that.
We appreciate your support in reinforcing these guidelines with your child. If you have any questions or concerns regarding appropriate school dress, please do not hesitate to contact our school office. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that our students come to school dressed in a manner that is comfortable, respectful, and conducive to learning.
Important Dates & Information:
OCHS Impact Testing
All incoming OCHS freshmen athletes must take the baseline ImPACT test before they are allowed to begin to start officially practicing with their team, regardless of sports season. They are would like to give all incoming freshmen athletes an opportunity to take the ImPACT test before any summer workouts for high school sports begin. CLICK HERE to access a letter with a description of the test and the directions for how to take the test at home. CLICK HERE for the test directions.
Mark Your Calendar
The following days will be Early Dismissal Days, students will be dismissed at 1:15 PM:
- Thursday, June 15
- Friday, June 16
- Monday, June 19
6th Grade Trip
Please CLICK HERE for some important information regarding the 6th Grade Trip on Tuesday.
Field Day T-Shirts
Students will be participating in field day on Friday, June 16. Students will complete with their House members. We are offering students the opportunity to purchase a T-Shirt in their House color. Forms to order a shirt will be sent home with students on Monday.
7th Grade Algebra Screeing
An email was sent home to all 7th grade families regarding Algebra Screening sign ups. CLICK HERE to access the letter for all the information.
Congratulations to our first year winning House KYAPTSI! The members of this house have earned the most points throughout the year and have won a field trip to Morey's Pier on this Friday! Permissions slips will be sent home with students on Monday so please keep a look out so it can be sent back to school for your child to attend this awesome rewards trip. A huge thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event!
8th Grade Corner:
With so many events and dates to keep track of as we count down the days to our Promotional Ceremony for the Class of 2023 we have made a separate page dedicated to all things 8th Grade! CLICK HERE to access.