Week of: 10.19.2020
A Message from our Principal, Mr. Pflugrath...
Dear Osbourn Family,
Congratulations for thriving and excelling through the first quarter! First quarter grades can be viewed on the Parent Portal beginning October 22nd. If you would like to request a physical copy be mailed to your home, then you can do so by submitting a request at www.mcpsva.org/Page/4477 . Monday begins our Digital Citizenship Week with our students receiving their first unit lesson in Advisory. Thursday and Friday this week are both early release days ending at noon. There are no office hours, this time is for our students and families.
The bell schedule for the early release days:
- 1st block - 8:30-9:10
- 2nd block - 9:20-10:00
- 3rd block - 10:10-10:50
- Lunch 10:50-11:20
- 4th block - 11:20-12:00
* The classes are 40 minutes each with a 30-minute lunch, while still maintaining the 10 minutes between classes. There is no Advisory this Friday.
This is a great way to frame the importance of self-care and prioritizing family, especially during these unprecedented times. I encourage all Osbourn families to make time for each other and create lasting memories. I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. #OneOsbourn!
Osbourn High School
Digital Citizenship Week begins on Monday, October 19th
Being a good digital citizen means displaying an authentic, best version of yourself online. A virtual world reputation is a real-world reputation. It means accessing and using quality information responsibly and ethically, especially as information becomes more widely used in a distance learning environment and Information Age. Being aware of the connection between what you do and experience online and your everyday life. And avoiding actions that do not contribute positively to the (virtual) world, such as negative words, sarcasm, or inappropriate language.
Now, more than ever before, it is important to understand and practice good Digital Citizenship. The Digital Citizenship course that has been created for you provides valuable knowledge of the elements of Digital Citizenship. The content has been chosen with your grade level in mind, and the course contains interactive items and assessments for you to demonstrate your understanding of these concepts and skills.
The course contains four self-paced lessons. You will be able to complete one lesson at a time, in four separate Advisory sessions. You will begin with Unit 1 - ‘Curated Lives’ on Monday, October 19. Please note, there is no need to present the lesson certificates of completion at this time.
Cap, Gowns & Class Rings
Herff jones will be in the lobby at OHS on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:00-7:00pm.
There will be Senior Information and Jr Class Ring Information available .
You will be able to order that day or go to www.herffjones.com .
We hope to see you there!
**Information packets will be available in the main and counseling offices, if needed**
Osbourn H.S. Club Information
It is not too late to join an extracurricular club – check out the 2020/21 OHS Club List Google Doc shared in your advisory schoology class page or it can also be found on the activities page of the website. The club list document has sponsor contact info. as well as the club meeting zoom links to click on for each club meeting. We have approximately 50 different clubs: one for almost every interest group that meet outside of class for fun with a purpose! Check out the club list – email the club sponsor - get involved – and have some fun!
Hello Juniors & Seniors
The Virginia State Council of Higher Education is Hosting four virtual financial aid sessions via Zoom.
The dates are as follows::
November 19th, 6:00-7:30 PM
January 21st, 6:00-7:30 PM
February 18th, 6:00-7:30 PM
Reach out to Mrs. Violett with questions.
The yearbook is currently making a spread about quarantine activities and we would love to know what you did during the spring/summer quarantine. If you would like to share your stories/pictures with us we would love to hear them.
If you have not purchased a yearbook yet you can do so in the link below.
GLOW OF THE WEEK...
Our glows of the week are our Govenor’s School students. The Governor’s School Program is a robust and engaging instructional pathway. Osbourn High School is well represented at the Governor’s School, with more Osbourn students at the Gov School than 10 of the 11 other high schools represented. Congratulations to our Governor School students: Plezzant Davies, DJ Holsclaw, Amanda Hurley, Sydney McKeever, Kaylyn Nguyen, Trent Schuyler, Janu Singh, Laaibah Tayyeb, Akhila Wills and our Seniors- Annay Chakravorty, Amelia Echeverria, Michelle Law, and Amelia Slater. We are proud of you. Thank you for carrying the banner for Osbourn High School!
Monday, October 19th - Digital Citizenship Week
Thursday, October 22nd and Friday, October 23rd- These days these days are both early release days ending at noon. There are no office hours, this time is for our students and staff.
The bell schedule for the early release days:
o 1st block - 8:30-9:10
o 2nd block - 9:20-10:00
o 3rd block - 10:10-10:50
o Lunch 10:50-11:20
o 4th block - 11:20-12:00
40 minute classes each with 30 minute lunch, still maintaining the 10 minutes between classes. No advisory that Friday.
Wednesday, October 28th - Department Awards 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 3rd – School Professional Development Day. No school for students.
Wednesday, November 11th - The school division is closed for observance of Veteran’s Day.
Wednesday November 25 through Friday, November 27-School closed for Thanksgiving break.
Monday, December 7- Proposed start of Winter sports (basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, sideline cheer, swim & dive and wrestling)
Tuesday, December 22- End of the 2nd Quarter
Need a book for class? Try curbside pick up at OHS library...
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Having Trouble connecting your tablet to WIFI?
If you are experiencing WIFI issues on all tablets, please do a double restart from the screen using the power button icon before logging into the tablet.
Make sure you are putting the right password in for your network and make sure you are near or in front of your router. Many routers have dead zones on the top and behind the router. If you are located in these areas access may be limited. There are several articles online that address ways to fix dead zones in your home and there are phone apps that you can download to help find your dead zones around your home as well.
Another way to troubleshoot the WIFI connection is to run Troubleshooting network connection issues, found in the Network Internet Setting Menu on your tablet. If it does not resolve the problem, please write down the error message or use the snipping tool to record the message you are getting and enter that information into the Virtual D.A.D. link on the OHS webpage.