THE SCOOP

Your weekly source for OHPS news!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

OHI teacher discussing the American Revolution and asking:


“What would have happened if the Patriots lost?”


5th Grade Student: “Wait would we be British?! I don’t want to drink tea all day!”

LATE START WEDNESDAYS

This fall, we are excited to welcome our students back to their pre-COVID school schedules with one adjustment. Student and parent groups, teachers, and administrators recommended that instead of ending school an hour early on Mondays, we start school an hour late on Wednesdays, keeping the total number of learning hours the same for our students.


The reason for Late Start Wednesday is to provide an extra hour of sleep for students mid-week, improve alignment with after-school sports and activities, and allow staff to engage in professional development in the morning. The planned change is supported by our union leadership teams, student reps, and Parent Advisory Committee. The School Board will be voting on Late Start Wednesday during their June 14 Board meeting.

THIS IS ME

They did it again! Check out this inspirational virtual musical performance by the talented choir students of Oak Harbor High School along with the Whidbey Community Chorus and some OHPS Faculty and Staff. The song celebrates who we are as people. Special thanks to Darren McCoy, Samuel Gibbon, and Chris Douthitt for their collaboration in putting this special video together. This video was funded by the Choir Boosters.
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CITY BEACH CLEAN UP

We love seeing our students out in the community doing their part! Students from Ms. Jenkins' Student Government Class at HomeConnection went to City Beach last week for a garbage clean-up project. Thanks to these incredible students the beach looks #OHmazing!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

All elementary families are invited to attend this virtual, kick-off to summer reading event on June 8 at 6:00 pm! You will learn about the importance of summer reading alongside some tips for how to engage your child in literacy activities.


All families who attend will receive a summer reading kit for their children to inspire a summer of reading and fun! Hosted by Liz Ritz, Director of Teaching & Learning, and Sara Lucero, Olympic View Elementary Principal. You don't want to miss this event!

The event will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and our website.

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CHROMEBOOK CHECK-IN

It’s that time of year where select students must check in their Chromebooks. Since we are upgrading some of our equipment, students in grades PK - 6, 8, and 12 as well as all HomeConnection, Oak Harbor Virtual Academy, and Distance Plus Students will turn in their Chromebooks and cases at the end of the current school year.


Prior to turn in, please make sure your case and the Chromebook are clean. When cleaning, please use bleach-free products, spray the cleaner on a clean cloth, and then use the cloth to clean the device and the case. Please remove any food particles or other organic material from the inside and outside of the case as well as the power supply pocket.


Additional information about check-in times and locations will be communicated next week.