Wildcat News

Oak Harbor High School | March 2021 Issue


Mar. 2 | Read Across America Day

Mar. 3 | Parent/ Teacher Conferences | No School

Mar. 4 | SVC Virtual Try-A-Trade

Mar. 4 | Running Start Virtual Information Session in Spanish

Mar. 9 | Running Start Virtual Information Session

Mar. 10 | Parent/Teacher Conferences | No School

Mar. 12 | SVC Virtual Try-A-Trade

Mar. 14 | Daylight Saving Time

Mar. 18 | Screening of ANGST

Mar. 19-27 | Drama Club Stream of Space Princess Wars

Mar. 22 | Second Trimester Ends

Mar. 31 | Running Start Virtual Information Session


Hello Wildcat Families,

One of the many things that makes Oak Harbor High School a special place is the substantial amount of student-initiated and led after-school clubs catering to widespread student beliefs and interests. Many of these clubs are service-oriented, but others were created based on political, social, or religious views. We have received questions lately about our student clubs. Our high school students have federally-protected rights under the First Amendment. These rights are also documented in School Board Policy 3220BP, which protects student speech and activities under the First Amendment, provided they do not "substantially disrupt school operation."

The school can either provide equal access to all student clubs, regardless of their political or religious views, or ban all clubs. A federal law known as the Equal Access Act (EAA) prohibits schools from allowing some student organizations to raise money and/or meet on school grounds and then deny the same opportunities to other non-curriculum-related student groups based on the content of their political or religious views. Multiple court decisions and legal opinions supporting the EAA are available online. We believe in the value of free speech and teaching our students how to have civil dialogue on issues that matter to them.

Thank you to our students and their advisors and how they are engaged in our community.

Go Cats,

Nate Salisbury


Classified Appreciation Week

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Just like we did in the fall, the high school is doing Parent-Teacher Conferences a bit differently. We will be offering Google Meet Conferences with your students’ Term 4 (periods 2, 4, 5) teachers.

Conferences will be held from 7:30-11:30 and 12:00-2:00 on both Wednesdays.

You have the ability to sign up for one session with each of your student's Term 4 teachers.

To schedule your conference slot, you must first log in to Family Access (Skyward) with your parent/guardian account. If you need assistance or account information, please contact us at 360.279.5800.

To access the Conference Scheduler, select Teacher Conferences from the Family Access menu.

1. Click All Conferences and under the Status section, click Select a Time to pick a time

slot for a student’s class.

2. Click Select to the right of the Conference Time Slot you wish to sign up for.

3. Click Save.

If you would like more complete details on using the conference scheduler or need to change your conference time, please click here.

Please keep in mind that parents who have concerns can call or email teachers at any time and request a meeting in addition to these conferences.

We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your student’s progress.

OHPS Parent Attestation Agreements

Reminder: Get your Parent signed attestation agreements turned in to the front office as soon as possible.

Click here to download and print the form.


Strategies for Supporting & Connecting with your Teen

Parents will experience mindfulness practices and learn how these will benefit the entire family.

Date: March 2 - 6:30-8 pm

Click here to register


Program Manager

Forefront in the Schools

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March 2021 Counseling News

Next Year’s Course Requests - Course request selection will start after spring break. After course requests are finalized, the master schedule will be built. Schedules will be auto-scheduled this year and should be available in June.

Senior Corner

It is time to get your local scholarships submitted! We have a variety of scholarships available. Take a look…. The deadline for a large majority of the local scholarships is Monday, March 8 at 2:45 p.m. A list of the local scholarships and applications can be found on the Oak Harbor High School website. A few local scholarships have deadlines after the March 8 date, so continue to check the listings for later deadlines and keep applying! Scholarship Application Process Video Contact Mrs. Kellison if you have questions or would like help completing your applications ckellison@ohsd.net or 360-279-5710

Skagit Valley College will be hosting a Zoom meeting for OHHS seniors on March 31, 2021, at 10:30. An admission rep will be able to assist with the application process. Sign up here

ASVAB - We will offer the ASVAB on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Sign Up Here. Prepared for the test by taking the ASVAB practice Test

Class of 2021 Spirit Wear

Your class of 2021 spirit wear store is up and running. Go to Ashley's Design at the link below to acquire your unique Class of 2021 Spirit Wear.

The store address is ashleysdesign.com/2021 and is scheduled to close on March 5th.

Contact Mr. Laiblin if you have any questions.


SAT Testing – Oak Harbor High School will be offering a School Day SAT w/out Essay on Tuesday, April 27th. Prepare for the SAT by taking the SAT Practice Test. Students can Sign up here through their school account. Space is limited and is expected to fill up quickly. We will not be hosting the May 8th SAT. Payment can be made through e-funds

  • You pay for optional fees

  • If you do not have an account, you can create one or continue as a guest

  • It will ask for your name and student number, which is in Other ID in Skyward

  • You should see your name

  • Click continue to optional fees

  • Click your name again

  • Select the optional fees SAT, add to cart

  • Check out

You can also make payment at OHHS in the cashier's office Space is not secure until payment has been made.

Sophomore & Juniors

ASVAB - We will offer the ASVAB on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Sign Up Here. Prepared for the test by taking the ASVAB practice Test

Running Start Information Session- Skagit Valley College will have a virtual information session on the Running Start Program Tuesday, March 9th from 12:00P M-1:00 PM and Wednesday, March 31, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. Sign up here. A Spanish presentation will be on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:00-7:00 PM. Students and parents interested in learning more about the Running Start program should plan to attend.

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Angst Film

Join us for a free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth, and hope.

One of the strengths of the CharacterStrong curriculum is the relationships it builds between students to peers, students and school staff, students and family, and students and the greater community. This is done through intentional relationship-building activities that put a daily and weekly focus on what is most important to making this happen. We need to be reminded more than we need to be taught.

March Character Dare

Family Discussion:

Find a story where courage is the focal point (movie, book, news story, etc.) Discuss the point where the main character chose to become courageous and what their actions were.

Commit to Change:

Make one goal for school and home that would help you be more consistent in mood and action.

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Legacy Dance Club

Drama Club

If you've seen some strange, yet vaguely familiar, dressed students hanging around Fort Nugent, you may have caught members of the Oak Harbor High School Drama Club filming portions of the play Space Princess Wars by Don Zolidis.

When Archer becomes a captive audience for her dad's latest masterpiece, it feels pretty familiar. Wars, in the stars. Brides of the princess variety. But once Archer gets pulled into the absurd mashup tale of a princess with a secret agenda and some space wizards destined for greatness, she wonders: Could this be so much chaos it's actually... genius?

Due to ever-changing guidelines, the show was rehearsed via Google Meet, then recorded individually and in small groups over the last two months, and is now being edited for the final version. The free stream of it will be from March 19-27 on Broadway on Demand: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/R8fePzOtBTC8-space-princess-wars--oak-harbor-high-school-drama-club

Drama Club donations will be accepted after March 4th


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Skagit Valley College and Washington’s public universities are pleased to recognize young multicultural leaders in Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties. Join us to applaud these high school students for their achievements in promoting diversity in their school and community! In addition to the Champions of Diversity Awards, selected seniors will receive scholarships presented by local individuals, businesses, and Washington state colleges and universities.

OHHS Winners

Khyiashea (Khiya) Robinson WSU $2,500

Apria Hunter-Brown SVC $3,000

Tyeson Neal SVC $3,000

Cesar Osornio Ramos SVC $3,000

Don't forget to login to your classes on Wednesdays too!

On Wednesdays this year, you will have school, but it will be asynchronous.

Asynchronous refers to a school day without live online learning. You will still be meeting with your Advisory Teachers from 9:50 am-10:20 am. This will be the only live meeting on Wednesdays. What you do need to get done, however, is the work that is posted on each teacher’s Google Classroom page. That is how you will both be counted for attendance, and do the assignments that will earn you that grade that you work so hard for. So make sure that you are getting on to the Classroom page, complete, and submit those tasks on Wednesdays.

Need Extra help with Homework?

Resources are available

National Honor Society

Students are available for tutoring assistance, by appointment only. Please allow 3-5 days' notice. If interested, contact Jeff Laiblin at jlaiblin@ohsd.net

Sno-Isle Library

HelpNow is Live Homework Help, Skills Building, and Writing Workshop for grades 3-12. One-to-one online tutors are available from 1-11 pm, seven days per week.


Offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing, and more. Active-duty service members, National Guard, and Reserve personnel on active duty in a deployed status, Defense Department civilians in a deployed status and their dependents are eligible to participate.

Please visit OHHS Website for more information on these resources and more.

Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Job

Presenting March 10th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

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Welcome Nurse Taylor

Hello, My name is Taylor.
Starting March 1st, 2021, I will be your new School Nurse.
I graduated from OHHS in 2002, so being back here is a little nostalgic.
I have been a nurse for about 12 years. Most of my career has been in Emergency Medicine, which will always be my baby. I will continue with that in the summers.
I have three children, 12, 7, and 5. I have two dogs, a german shepherd, and a lab, chickens, a cat, and a bunny. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, crabbing, quilting, gardening, canning, kayaking, and camping.
I am happy to be part of the Oak Harbor Public Schools. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns I could help you with.
Taylor Little BSN, RN
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The Academic Letter program sponsored by the PTO (previously OHHS PTA) since 1995 will have to suspend the traditional way we have acknowledged the students who have earned an Academic Letter. We have to make this change due to the lack of fundraising ability last spring, possibly this spring, and the low membership from parents and staff.

If you feel you have earned an Academic Letter, you will need to contact the PTO directly (not the counseling office), and we will prepare a certificate for you and have the letter in the office for pick-up. This would be for the year 2019-2020 T1, T2, T3. The PTO has not received the report for Fall 2020 T1 but will soon.

To earn an Academic Letter, you have to be

1. Ranked with your cohort class

2. Have earned a 3.5 or better GPA for 3 consecutive trimesters

3. Enrolled as a full-time student

To earn a Continuing Excellence Bar

1. Already have earned an Academic Letter

2. Be enrolled as a full-time student

3. Earn a 3.5 GPA for the trimester

Contact Sandy at the OHHS PTO at ohhspto@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you would like your Continuing Excellence Bar, The Certificate, or your Academic Letter.

Times and Locations will be adjusted during Conference Days

Pick up your child's school lunches Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunches are FREE to all students through the end of the school year! For more information and to see the menu, click the links below.

Lunch Menu | Delivery Service

We will be serving meals on March 3 and 10 at the following locations and times

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dates: March 3, & March 10

Locations: OHHS, OVE, and CHE

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Student and Staff Parking Map

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