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  • Updates From the Principal


    June 16th, 2019

    Good morning and Happy Father’s Day Oak Hill Families,

    We are almost there! Hope you enjoy Father’s Day with your family.
    Thanks,
    John

    • The final day for students is this Tuesday, June 18 and will be an early-release dismissal without lunch at 11:30am.
    • The 8th grade final “Ceremony of Success” will commence at 9am on June 18 in the gym. Doors will open at 8am. If you have a child who will be attending the ceremony who is a current 6th or 7th grader, please come to the office to sign them out and supervise them through the remainder of the morning.
    • There will be field day for grades 6 & 7 tomorrow Monday, June 17 and the Canobie Lake Trip for 8th grade.
    • All library books must be returned or a check should be written to OHMS for the replacement value.
    • 8th Grade Celebration of Success Ceremony - Sign up to help! We are still looking for more 6th and 7th grade parents to help us with the set-up for the 8th Grade ceremony and the serving of the refreshments on the morning of June 18. If you would like to help us, please click here to share your contact information and interest in participating.
    • And because it is never too soon to start thinking about next fall….
      • Click here for the School Calendar with Cycle Days that you can put on the frig!
      • Oak Hill Curriculum Night will be Thursday, September 12 at 6:30pm!
      • Information regarding registration for Fall Athletics will be coming soon!
      • Team Supply Lists will be posted and available at the end of August!

    Recruiting for Oak Hill PTO members in 19-20:  

    Our PTO is looking for parents to lead numerous  Oak Hill PTO this fall. You will work with me and key educators to create a memorable school experience for your children. If you are interested in learning more, email our PTO at info@oakhillpto.org and me directly at john_harutunian@newton.k12.ma.us. THANK YOU!

    Summer Reminders from the School Nurse:

    Medication Pick-up: Parents of students who have medication stored in the health room should pick it up by the last day of school, June 18. All medication (pills, epi-pens, inhalers, etc.) not picked up will be discarded. Please plan ahead to pick medication up so it is not wasted! Medication may not be carried home by the student -- it must be picked up by an adult. School nurses will not be available after June 18 to return medication to families.

    Medication Order Reminder: All medication orders expire at the end of the school year. If you are visiting your child’s health care provider during the summer, consider requesting a new medication order for your child. All medication, prescription or over-the-counter, requires an order. The Medication Permission Form and the Medication Policy are both available online at  www.newtonma.gov/schoolhealth

    West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease Prevention: Mosquito and tick-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Lyme disease occur in Newton residents. Take steps to avoid getting sick!

    • Mosquito repellant not only works for mosquitoes, but helps repel ticks as well. Use a repellant with DEET, and follow label instructions for concentrations appropriate for children.
    • Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito hours, particularly once West Nile Virus has been detected in the mosquito population.
    • Remove containers around your home (tires, kid pools, pots, tarps) that could allow mosquitoes to breed.
    • Check your body for ticks after being outdoors and remove them immediately to avoid disease transmission.

    Shoo the flu! Seasonal influenza vaccine will be offered this fall during the school day to students and employees. The vaccine will be available to all students in Kindergarten through grade 12, by parental consent only. Consent and screening forms will be posted at www.newtonma.gov/flu by early September, in preparation for the fall clinics.

    The flu clinic date for Oak Hill Middle School will be Thursday November 7th. Forms (available in Sept.) will be due to the school nurse two school days prior. This schedule is confirmed unless the flu vaccine supply is delayed, in which case the school nurse will notify families of an alternative date once the vaccine arrives.

    Have a happy and healthy summer!

    John Harutunian, Principal