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Oak Harbor High School | April 2020 Issue


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The safety of students and staff is our top priority. Oak Harbor Public Schools has a great deal of information about COVID-19 and how it affects our schools and students. See the website for information and an FAQ.


Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has extended the stay at home order until May 4. While schools will be closed until that time, you can still count on us to be here for you. We are still providing breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meal pick-up sites are Broad View Elementary School, Olympic View Elementary School, and Crescent Harbor Elementary School.

Additionally, if you need a Chromebook, you can still sign one out at Broad View Elementary School. Here is the Chromebook checkout form.

The school district will continue to communicate with you and your student about distance learning and school closures.


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Hey, Sophomores and Juniors!

Are you interested in being a part of Link Crew and supporting all of the incoming freshmen as they enter their first year of high school? Please submit a Link Crew Application by April 15, 2020. We will communicate updates to the schedule if there needs to be any changes. We really look forward to a great start for the Class of 2024 and it starts with you! Please join us in this great program.

Email Mr. Laiblin, Mrs. Stuurmans, or Mr. Shepherd if you have any questions.


AP Testing – In response to COVID-19, CollegeBoard has presented an online at-home test.

A message from CollegeBoard: For the 2019-20 exam administration only:

  • We’re developing secure 45-minute online free response exams for each course.

  • The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.

  • You’ll be able to take your exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll also have the option to write your responses by hand and submit a photo.

  • Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.

  • We know that not all students have access to the internet or a device. We’re working on solutions to help students get what they need to show their best work. If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, you can reach us directly to let us know.

All art submissions will be digitally submitted. The Computer Science Principles course has an online assignment to submit by May 26. More details will be available on April 3. We encourage students to continue to prepare for the exam. They have worked hard this year in their AP classes. Many of the AP teachers have study resources in their Google Classrooms. CollegeBoard is offering daily lessons online. If your student or you know of a student, who does not have the ability to access online materials, please contact our AP coordinator, Christy Kellison.

Course Request Questions: If you have any questions about the course request process, our counselors are available to help you. Please reach out to your student’s counselor.

Pat Tang, Class of 2023

Emily Hilberdink, Sophomores-Seniors A-Di

Anna Chargualaf, Sophomores-Seniors Do-K

Stacey Mahoney, Sophomores-Seniors L-Q

Denise Waller, Sophomores-Seniors R-We

Christy Kellison, College & Career, Sophomores-Seniors Wh-Z

Skagit Valley College—Seniors interested in attending Skagit Valley College in the Fall (or considering it as a back-up plan) should submit their application and FAFSA form as soon as possible. SVC starts enrolling for fall classes in May, so the sooner you get enrolled, the better!

Running Start - Skagit Valley College will be at OHHS on May 12 during both lunches to talk to students about Running Start. (Barring any further school closures).

Juniors—If you are four-year college-bound and have not yet taken either the SAT or ACT, you should sign up for testing as soon as possible. SAT or ACT testing is required for four-year college admission and may also be required to qualify for some scholarship programs. Below are upcoming testing dates and registration deadlines. Students must register online.

SAT: www.collegeboard.org ACT: www.actstudent.org

May 2 SAT (given at OHHS): Cancelled by CollegeBoard due to COVID-19

June 6 SAT: Registration deadline May 8 - closest location: Coupeville

June 13 ACT: Registration deadline May 8 - closest location: Arlington or Bellingham

Interest Profilers - With school out of session this can be a good time for students to explore their interest. ONET Interest Profiler provides a good search tool. They may also want to look at potential career options:

College Bound: Set up an account with a search engine. There are many, here are a few:




Community College or Tech School: Look to see what vocation tech opportunities that offer:


Apprenticeship Programs: http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/

Military: Learn more about the military: https://www.usa.gov/join-military or reach out to a local recruiter.



What brings you joy and hope? What inspires you to dream?

You are invited to participate in "When Arts Collide 2". This is a slideshow of Oak Harbor School District art, music, and life. If you sing or play an instrument, we want your recording! If you make visual art, we want pictures of it! If you don't do either of those, we want a picture of you doing stuff that you love, like acting, sports, and community service.

This is for Oak Harbor School District students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please help us bring OHSD together to show the Million Dreams of our community.

For instructions, sheet music, learning tracks, and more, follow this link: When Arts Collide 2

The When Arts Collide 2 video will be released this summer.


On March 11, the Oak Harbor High School Harbor Singers performed "Balleilakka" by Rahman and arranged by Sperry.

Solos in order of appearance: Keelie Partridge, Mia Messersmith, Jared McDonald.

Percussion: Kai Juvera, Sam Gibbon, Keelie Partridge, Niyah Reid.

Video courtesy of Darren McCoy.

Balleilakka rehearsal


Due to our current situation with school closures due to COVID-19 we will not be offering CWU College in the High School during Trimester 3. This is just a temporary decision as we navigate through the school closure. We anticipate fall course offerings of CWU College in the High School to be back on track.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Nancy Diamond or Christy Kellison in the Counseling Center.


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The robotics team has been accepted to present a TEDx Talk in collaboration with Sno-Isle Libraries on May 9 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. During the talk, three students will share their experiences with community service on the Oak Harbor High School Robotics Team and encourage the audience to help their community in whatever capacity they can. The talk will be given by Holly Lewis (12), Molly Zimmerman (11), and Elisabeth Ince (11).


New Course Requests for 2020-2021: All students should have submitted their course requests for next year. Bilingual, ELL, & TItle III students and parents, please contact Ms. Grunewald if you have any questions. Email Ms. G. at jgrunewald@ohsd.net or text her on the Remind App @bg9bbf. Thank you, and stay safe!