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Oak Harbor Intermediate | February 2021

Dates To Remember

Friday, Feb. 5 | Semester 1 Ends


Monday, Feb. 15 | No School President's Day


Mar. 3 & 10 | Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Replacement Levy Information

Replacement Levy Video

The upcoming replacement levy video features important information you need to know to be an informed voter! Watch the video now by clicking on the picture above.

OHSD Levy Webpage

Our levy has made a profound difference for students by providing what the state doesn’t consider “basic education” like athletics, arts, after school clubs, and other national award-winning programs.


This is just a replacement of our existing levy and there is no increase to the estimated tax rate. Please visit our website for more information by clicking on the picture above, and remember to vote on Feb. 9!

Voter Registration

Who can register to vote?

Residents of Island County, click here to register to vote.

To register, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States

  • A legal resident of Washington state

  • At least 18 years old by election day

Quick Reminders

OHPS DAILY ATTESTATION

As part of the state requirement, each family will complete a state-mandated health attestation at home each day with your child before sending them to school or onto the bus. Click on the picture above for more information.

CERTIFICACION DIARIA DE OHPS

Como parte del requisito estatal, cada familia completara un certificado de salud obligatorio por el estado en casa todos los dias con su hijo antes de enviarlo a la escuela o al autobus. Haga clic en la imagen superior para obtener más información.

VALENTINES DAY MESSAGE

We understand how important Feb. 14 is to students. We are committed to the celebration of friendship and connection that surrounds this holiday. However, we ask that you do not bring any outside food or candy during Valentine’s Day week. The health and safety of all students, especially those with life-threatening or severe food-related allergies, continue to drive this policy at OHI. Our teachers will have alternative activities available for students to recognize Valentine’s Day.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences | March 3 & March 10

Just an early reminder that Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More information will be available at a later date.

Resources For Students & Parents

OHI HAPPENINGS

National School Counseling Week

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All In For All Students!

February 1 thru 5 is School Counselors' Week: All In for All Students. Please join me in giving a huge shout out to our school counseling team:

- Guidance Counselor Grant Finney, A-L

- Guidance Counselor Chandra Mays, M-Z

- School Psychologist Terri Potter


We have always valued our counselors for their supportive services for students and families. Behind the scenes, they work together to set the stage for student success via student social circles, master schedule, prevention and intervention services, individual and group counseling, class lessons on topics like suicide prevention, and so much more. This year, most of us have come to truly value the importance of these services as we work together to endure the hardships of COVID-19. As someone once said, "Counselors cannot fix all of your problems, but they can make sure you're not alone to face them." Our counselors stand steadfast and at the ready for our students and families!


OHI's love and care for our students are deepened by the wise counsel and guidance of our counselors as they work tirelessly to keep each of us focused on the needs of our students and the relational dynamics of all adults engaged in their well being. "All In for All Students" is at the heart of every counselor. Let's extend our gratitude to our counselors each day during the week of February 1 thru 5 by sending them words of appreciation via email, sticky notes, handwritten cards, verbal thank-you's, and any other way we can show how much we adore them.


RAENETTE SASAKI WOOD | PRINCIPAL, OAK HARBOR INTERMEDIATE

Celebrating Black History Month

February is African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Click on the picture above to read more.

Yearbook Challenge

We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2021 yearbook. Guess what? You’re officially on the yearbook staff! Yes, you read that right! This year, more than ever, we ask that you join us in helping to create the book. Every few weeks we will send a challenge for you to complete. Simply fill out the form and upload the photo in the link we send out!


Each challenge will have its own unique link for collecting photos and a new link will be added every few weeks. Click on the photo to fill out the challenge forms.

A Message From Our Counselors

College and Career Week!


Parents, you are the #1 influence on your child’s career choice.


It’s not surprising when you think about it. After all, from the very day your child was born, you have influenced many of his or her choices – through the advice you have provided and the examples you have set. Your children naturally look to you for leadership and guidance in all aspects of their lives, including choosing a career path.


Good news!- You don’t have to have all the answers! You have teachers, counselors, and coaches to help, but you are your child’s greatest leader! You are in the best position to see the big picture and your role is to help your students access the people, tools, and resources to put them on the path to success.


The week of February 8th-12th will be College and Career Week at Oak Harbor Intermediate. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Interest Inventory (Click the link to do it yourself!) to jump-start their thinking.


Join us by helping your student to remember the following College and Career Spirit days!


A Cohort-


Monday- Professional Outfits - dress up in the outfit of the career you want to have!

Tuesday- Real-life Hero Day - dress up to look like your real-life hero (this can be a specific person, like your teacher, or a type of person, like nurses!)


B Cohort-


Thursday-Professional Outfits - dress up in the outfit of the career you want to have!

Friday- Real-life Hero Day - dress up to look like your real-life hero (this can be a specific person, like your teacher, or a type of person, like nurses!)


Adapted from: Career Vision.Org

Additional Career Resources

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February's Character Trait: Respect

This month we're talking about the trait of respect.


Respect: Treating people in a positive manner that acknowledges them for who they are and/or what they are doing. Being treated or treating an individual in a dignified manner.


Family Discussion:


As a family unit, create a list of respectful behaviors. Discuss times where you practiced these behaviors and times when you wish you had.


Character Dare:


Show You Are Listening


Each time someone is talking with you, stop what you are doing and act interested.

A Note From Our Attendance Office

If your family is preparing to move outside of the district, please notify our attendance secretary, Ms. Karina Hoppock two weeks prior to your last day, if possible. Also, if your student will be absent five or more days, please contact Ms. Hoppock for a student contract.


If you have any questions you please contact Ms. Karina Hoppock at 360-279-5300 or you may email her at khoppock@ohsd.net

February Lunch Menu

Our February lunch menu is posted on our website. Our food service team is providing #OHmazing hot and cold options for our hybrid students for FREE all school year. Food is also available for our distance learning families. For times and locations, please visit our website

Harvest Of The Month

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At O.H.I. We Are Respectful, Responsible And Ready