Community Soar Report

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June 2021

Thank You

Greetings Eagle Families,

As we rapidly approach the end of this unprecedented year, I wanted to take time to thank all of our OMS families for working so hard to create opportunities for our students to be successful. A traditional school year requires the collaboration of all stakeholders to ensure student success; this year the need for your collaboration, support, and effort was greater than ever before. Words cannot begin to describe how grateful I am for our entire OMS community.

Additionally, I want our students and staff to know how proud I am of them for all of their hard work throughout this school year. In a year filled with so many unknowns, their demonstration of grit, perseverance, and resilience is admirable. If our students’ and staffs’ responses to the adversity and challenges of this year is an indication of things to come, then the sky truly is the limit and we will soar to unknown heights.

While we wrap up this school year, plans are already underway for next year. Please continue to closely monitor your email throughout summer for important OMS Find Out First messages including details about Open House (tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 10th) and Back to School Night (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 12th). For our Eagle families that have students transitioning to high school, please be sure to look for summer Find Out First messages from OHS.

It has been a true pleasure to serve our amazing community this school year. I am so excited for next year and look forward to collaborating with you to make it a school year like no other! I hope you and your family have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing summer. Thank you again for all of your support, we have been and will continue to be #OMSBetterTogether!


Danny Enck


Important Information

School Materials: Students should return any OMS supplies/materials (textbooks, classroom supplies, media center books, instruments, etc.) to school during the week of June 14th. If you are unable to return items this week, please contact the OMS front office at 240-236-5500 to arrange a time to drop the items off OR stop by OMS any day beginning June 21st from 8:00 - 4:00. Please make sure the returned items are clearly labeled with the students first and last name as well as their grade.

Chromebooks: FCPS (secondary schools) is NOT collecting school issued Chromebooks this year. Families who are NOT returning to FCPS next school year should return Chromebook, case, and charger to OMS as soon as possible.

Construction Update

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The Addition From Start to Finish

Click HERE to view a short video highlighting the construction from start to finish.

Construction update from Keller Brothers Inc.:

May Progress:

  1. Design Team and FCPS punch lists created, issued/completed, and signed off.
  2. All Final inspections received for the addition.
  3. Close out documentation for the addition underway.
  4. FCPS staff tours of the addition performed.
  5. Prep/Plan for summer phase work.

June Look-Ahead:

  1. Perform training and demonstration of new addition systems to FCPS staff.
  2. FCPS to start moving furniture into the new addition.
  3. Continue to prep and mobilize for summer work in the existing building and site work to start end of June.
  4. Continue the addition close out documentation process.

Important Dates/Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 16th - 8th grade celebration 5:00-6:30 @ OMS

Thursday, June 17th - Last day of school for students ~ 2 hour early dismissal (no student support time)

Friday, June 18th - Last day for teachers

Tuesday, June 29th - Report Cards issued


Keep track of what's happening at OMS through the official OMS Twitter page

PTSA Updates

The 2020-2021 OMS PTSA Executive Board:

Hebba Hassanein - President

Joyce Hamba - Vice President

Jonathan Munemo - Vice President

Lisa Nelson - Secretary

Suzanne Trotter - Treasurer

PTSA Social Media Links and Website:

Facebook - @OakdaleMSPTSA

Instagram - @schoolOakdalemiddle

Twitter - @MiddleOakdale

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