OLHMS Weekly

9/20/22

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Mustang Families,

We are looking forward to opening our doors this evening from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for our OLHMS Open House! Families can expect to visit classrooms with each grade level hosting two presentation opportunities with teacher teams from 6:40pm-7:05pm and 7:10pm-7:35pm. All of our Encore Staff, Counselors and Clinicians will be located in their respective school spaces.


Annual 6K: Thank you to the 125 participants and multiple volunteers for supporting a wonderful event this past weekend here at the middle school!

Technology and Social Media: We have had a strong uptick in reports of social media posts towards students and staff. Please monitor your children(s) use of technology and social media. It is critically important to remind our scholars that what they post, like or send in picture or or text never goes away.


Traffic: The traffic flow on Oak Center Drive has improved. Thanks to our families who have continued to be respectful of the one way. If you have a family member dropping off student(s) please remind them of this one way pattern. We also had a crossing guard hit by a driver going the wrong way. Also, please be very mindful of your speed on Oak Center Dr.


Clubs and Activities: After school activities have begun! Please remember that our activity buses run at 4:30pm and 5:00pm. These buses will only drop students off at the nearest D123 Elementary building. Please communicate with our scholars so they know where to meet you!


Assignment Notebooks/ Student Planners: Scholars have been given student planners to assist in their organization and school preparations! Please check their assignment notebooks regularly! These notebooks/ planners are also being used to help monitor hall passes and out of classroom time for students. These have been distributed and every scholar should maintain their planner. Lost or damaged planners will need to be replaced at the expense of families!


Skyward Family Access: Make sure you are checking/ logging into Skyward Family Access routinely. This is a great place to obtain supportive information such as student's courses, bus routes, student fee's/ debts.


Student Device Insurance: The student device insurance policy provides full replacement cost coverage and protects the item worldwide (on and off school grounds) for only $25/year. The policy will be transferred to any replacement device that your child may be issued. Without insurance D123 families are fully responsible for the costs associated with the repair/replacement of their student's device. Insurance coverage is for the device only and does not extend to the case or the charger. Families of students in all grade levels can sign up for this insurance program by adding the optional “Student Device Insurance” fee through Skyward Family Access. You have until September 30th to purchase device insurance every year. Additional information about the student device insurance program and deductibles can be found at: https://d123.org/about/technology/student-device-insurance/

Please view either the written or video tutorial on how to add Chromebook / iPad insurance to your student's account.


Health Examination and Immunization Requirements: There are specific requirements for students entering preschool, kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade, as well as for all new students. Visit our Health Forms & Guidelines page for more information. Please note that these vaccinations and/or health examinations are required by state law. Medical exclusions from school begin in October and student are not allowed to participate in sports without physicals!


Dates to Remember:

9/20/22: OLHMS Open House(Tonight)

9/22/22: PTSA Spirit Wear Online Orders Due, D123 Parent University

9/29/22: PTSA Open Gym (Participants must register in advance)

10/1/22: Community Shredding

10/5/22: D123 Late Start

10/10/22: No School

10/13 & 10/14: Family Conferences (Virtual or In Person)

10/26/22: OLHMS High School Fair


Kindly,


Dr. McNichols

PTSA Corner
OLHMS PTSA Spirit Gear
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NEW PTSA Spirit Wear- Order Online before 9/22/22

OLHMS PTSA

All staff and families are highly encouraged to join the PTSA and attend meetings. This is an incredible opportunity, partnership and fun way to support our scholar’s experience at the middle school!

D123 and OLHMS Mission and Vision