August 18, 2023
A Letter From Your Administrators
Welcome Back, Wildcats!
While we have all enjoyed and relished the warm weather, family time, and relative relaxation of Summer Break, we’ve missed our students and the energy they bring to our campus! By mid-August, administrators, counselors, and secretaries are all busily preparing for students’ arrival, teachers begin to manifest the creative ideas that crept into their thoughts during their time off, and our amazing custodians and food service workers begin to realize they miss the buzz and positivity that youthful crowds bring into our buildings! We hope our students, too, have enjoyed rest and family time and are beginning to miss the satisfaction and pride that comes from learning new things and interacting with their peers.
As we embark upon the 2023/2024 school year, we would like to make certain families and students are informed and prepared for all that high school entails. Please note that, this year, on August 31st, every school in the Oak Harbor School District will be holding an Open House from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for students to tour the buildings and meet teachers and other staff members. Additionally, Oak Harbor High School invites families during that time to attend one of two assemblies that cover information essential to our students’ and families’ success. Assemblies will be held in the high school gym at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Both of these presentations will be exactly the same so you do not need to attend both.
Oak Harbor School District is also making an adjustment to student schedules in that Mondays will now be the weekly “early release” day. High school students will be dismissed at 1:30 each Monday instead of Wednesday afternoon.
We look forward to seeing all of you and continuing to build upon partnerships to help support our students as they grow.
Your OHHS Administrative Team
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- August 21-26 | First week of Fall sports practice (See details below)
- August 25 | Choir Boot Camp | Treble Choir: 9am | Harbor Singers: 1pm
- August 25 | Band Camp Family Show | 5 pm
- August 27 | Link Crew Training | 1-5 pm
- August 28 | Chromebook Swap | 10 am- 2 pm
- August 28 | Student-2-Student Orientation | 12 pm
- August 30 | Freshman Orientation | 6-8 pm
- August 31 | Open House | 3:30-6:30 pm
- August 31 | Back to school dance | 7-10 pm
- September 1-30 | Yearbook Pre-Orders | Skyward or Cashier's Office
- September 5 | First Day of School
- September 7 | Picture Day
- September | Yearbook Pre-Orders | Skyward or Cashier's Office
Welcome Back Wildcats!
Get Ready for School
Over the summer, our district transitioned to a new platform for communication and website management. Be sure to set up your account with Parent Square so you can receive communications from the district. Parent Square consolidates all the communications you need for each of your students and you decide how and when you would like to receive communications. (insert account signup link).
This is also a good time to verify that your Skyward account information is up to date and accurate. Parent Square uses the contact information in Skyward to connect families and students with information that is pertinent to them.
THE GREAT CHROMEBOOK SWAP
Oak Harbor Public Schools has purchased new, updated Chromebooks for each OHHS student. To exchange or pick up their Chromebooks, students need to come to The Great Chromebook Swap on August 28 from 10 - 2 in the back bus loop. Library and IS staff will be in a tent. This is not a drive by/through event, just a parking lot event. Entry will be from Heller Road, exit out by the tennis courts. There will be signs to help direct traffic
New Chromebooks will be distributed to students attending the OHHS campus.
Incoming Freshman need to come and get a Chromebook. Returning students need to bring their Chromebook, *case and charger to exchange for a new one.
If students are unable to come to this event, we will be setting up again in the gym during picture day on September 7.
On August 28th, parking passes for the 2023/24 school year may be purchased during the following hours:
9:00 - 11:00 for Seniors
12:30 - 2:30 for underclassmen
Please print this form and have it completed with vehicle information and parent/guardian signature. Forms are available in the front office for those who do not have access to a printer. Passes for the entire year are $5 and a replacement pass is $5.
Route assignments will take place at the end of August for students who live outside of th one-mile radius of their home school attendance area. All families needing transportation to or from school are required to fill out a transportation request form. If you have any questions, please contact our transportation team at 360.279.5570.
This Student 2 Student Orientation is for all high school students who are new to our district.
Come meet new people and hear all about the exciting things happening this year!
Feel confident where your classes are on the first day!
Pizza and drinks will be provided!
Tours of the high school will kick off this event. Parents are welcome to join us for the tours then return to pick up their student at 1:30PM.
Meet in the Courtyard for the tour!
This event is for new students to our district. Freshman who are already part of our district have orientation on August 30th.
We are excited to welcome the class of 2027 to the OHHS Wildcat family! This orientation is for the incoming Freshman class. Parents can drop their students off outside of Wildcat Way and wait in the parking lot or plan to pick up their students from the same location at 8pm. Students will be released from the gym area at that time.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Community Resource Fair!
This will take place during the high school Open House night. This will be a wonderful opportunity to walk around, gather information, and visit a variety of several different community resources available for students and families all in one spot.
Contact Nadine Cushway firstname.lastname@example.org and Stephen Keck email@example.com for more information.
Celebrate the end of summer and meet up with friends before classes start. Bring your student ID from last year and $5 for admission.
Early Release Mondays & Bell Schedules
School pictures can be ordered online through firstname.lastname@example.org. If your student is absent for picture day, there will be a picture makeup day on September 21st. There will not be picture retakes on the 21st. Only makeup pictures for students who were absent.
We need volunteers for picture day. If you are interested in helping, make sure you have a current volunteer packet and visit our district website to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
2023-2024 yearbooks are available for pre-order in September via Skyward or in the Cashier's office. Order early to secure your copy of this year's memories!
SENIOR PHOTO DEADLINES
The submission deadline for the 2024 yearbook is Friday November 3, 2023. Submit your Senior Portrait, Senior Ads, Senior Baby Photos and Photos of Senior Rides by this deadline to ensure your final yearbook has these special mementos included.
Share Your Back to School Photos!
Our first community service is a fundraiser at the Sept 1st football game for Ryan’s House for Youth. This fun service oriented club is an excellent way to make new friends while fulfilling community service hour requirements. Come join the fun!
There are many clubs and activities at the high school. Click here to find the one for you!
Who's My Counselor?
Counseling Receptionist | Mrs. Schurr | 360.279.5717
9th Grade | Ms. Szilagyi 360.279.5714
10th Grade | Mrs. Smith | 360.279.5712
11th Grade | Mrs. Waller | 360.279.5716
12th Grade | Mrs. Chargualaf | 360.279.5713
New 12th grade students, Career & College, Foreign Exchange Students:
Mrs. Kellison | 360.279.5710
Mental Health Counselor | Mrs. Weinsheimer | 360.279.5766
SAP Prevention & Intervention | Mr. Keck | 360.279.5785
Student Support Specialist | Mrs. Cushway | 360.279.5784
Assessment Coordinator & Graduation Milestones | Mrs. Danielson | 360.279.5782
Practice Times | August 21-26
Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 11AM at OHHS
Coach - Andy Wesley - email@example.com
Mon - Sat. OHHS Gym and Fieldhouse
9th grade only 11-1:30 pm
9th-12th 3:00-6:00 pm
10th-12th 7:00-8:30 pm
9th-12th 11-1:30 & 3:00-6:00 pm
3:00 - 6:00 pm
8:00 - 10 am followed by parent meeting
Head Coach - Kerri Molitor - firstname.lastname@example.org