The Lion's Roar

A Message from Mr. Williams

Dear Lion Families,

We cannot wait to greet our incoming 6th graders Monday morning. The one unique thing about being a 6th grader at Oak Hills Jr High is that everyone is new to the campus as a 6th grader. On top of that, with the district’s phased reopening plan, for this first week only our 6th graders will be on campus. This is going to be a great opportunity to welcome our 6th graders and use the first week to cover our expectations, our procedures, and get back to face to face instruction in the classroom! Below are a few things that our 6th graders and you can expect on the first day. We will enforce our dress code starting Monday. We will have individual conversations with students who might be out of dress code. Remember, everyone wears a mask or a face shield at school.

  • Monday, the 31st, will be a Gold Day and students will visit 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th periods
  • Once in the building students can go to the cafeteria for breakfast first. If they do not want breakfast they will report to the big gym to receive a copy of their class schedule
  • 6th graders will remain in the big gym and will be dismissed from the gym to their 1st period class
    • There will be plenty of staff spread out around the building to get everyone to the right spot
  • Car riders can be dropped off in the front of the school starting at 6:45
    • If you plan to drop your child off at school please follow these directions:
      • Drive the entire road towards Keenan Elementary and circle around the drive to the drop off at Oak Hills (this keeps our traffic off of Keenan Rd)
      • Please do not drop students off in the parking lot.
    • We follow the same procedures at the end of the school day
      • We ask that cars pull all the way up to the cone and then we try to load as many students as possible and then bring up the next load of vehicles.
    • PLEASE AVOID USING YOUR CELL PHONES WHEN IN THE CAR RIDER LINE
  • We start letting bus riders in at 6:45 as well
  • Lunches are during 5th period on Gold days and 6th period on Navy days. You can click http://www.misd.org/upload/page/0032/Menu%20Junior%20High%20Virtual%20Lunch%202020-21.pdf to see the lunch schedule
    • We will discuss lunches with our students at the end of 3rd and the start of 5th to make sure everyone eats :)

For our students that are continuing with remote learning: Our Social Studies and ELA teachers will be checking in on their remote students on Mondays and Tuesdays. Science and Math teachers will be checking in on their remote students on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our Elective teachers will be checking in on their remote students on Fridays. Please be on the lookout for a message from all of your teachers on Monday regarding their new Zoom/Google Meets schedules and times for remote learning. This phase of remote learning will be different than before as all of our teachers will have full classrooms throughout the day.

Thank you for your continued support of our students, our staff, and our district. I cannot wait to see the great things that our 6th graders contribute to Oak Hills this school year!


BELIEVE - ACHIEVE

Tim Williams

BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL EACH DAY!

Before you send your child to school please do these 2 things:

1) Have a conversation with them about social distancing at school as often as they can. Many of them haven't seen their friends in a long time. We are not hugging and handshaking when we see each other. The only time their mask is not covering their face is when they are eating at lunch or actively involved in a physical activity.

2) Be sure to self-screen your child each morning before sending them to school. See the message below regarding self-screening each day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an attempt to minimize the spread of the virus, we are requesting that parents assist students in self-screening for COVID-19 prior to coming to school each day.

Self-screening is necessary to confirm that children are not experiencing any of the known symptoms of COVID-19, in a way that is new to them:

  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • loss of taste or smell
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • chills
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • significant muscle pain or aches
  • diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
Parents, please notify your child's school if they are experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is new to them. Each entry onto any District property serves as confirmation that, at the time of entry and for the duration of time on District property, my child is not exhibiting any of the above symptoms in a way that is new to them.
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