Principal Updates - Week of November 4

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5:  Teacher Workday - No School 

November 6: Winter Sports Registration Meeting 

November 7-9: Fall Show, "Men On Boats" (7pm) 

November 11: Winter Sports Tryouts Begin 

November 18-19: Depression Screening (10th Grade) 

November 25: Underclassmen Academic Awards (CT) 

November 27-29: No School; Happy Thanksgiving 

December 4: PSTD Night (see more information below) 

December 11: Cougar Commendations (CT) 

December 23-January 3: Winter Break 

Renovation Update

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

We have continued to have many parents trying to drop off and pick-up students at Doors 3/ 4 in the morning and on Wednesdays (Late Bus days).  This has caused unsafe conditions for our students, both on campus and near the school. We have asked for assistance from FCPD to ensure our students safety as they arrive and leave school.  Please make sure you are using the kiss-and-ride loop if you are dropping students off at school in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon. 

Please keep in mind the following if you are picking up your student after school.

  • Students who take advantage of Wednesday Late Bus day must be picked up outside of Door #13 using the Kiss and Ride Loop.

The area in front of Door #4 is not a student pick up location and serves as our Bus Lane / Staging area for Late Bus Wednesday Pickups.

General Information   SIS ParentVue/StudentVue

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 8 during first quarter grading and report card generation. Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 a.m.

If you have registered for SIS ParentVUE and have a primary email address recorded in ParentVUE, you can receive your student’s Weekly Progress Report via email. This report provides a summary of your student’s grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE account and verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports, and click on “Update account.” Once your email is confirmed, return to the “My Account” tab to activate and select your preferences for receiving these reports. Emails will be sent according to your selected preferences. Weekly Progress Reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email. For additional help, refer to the quick reference guide for FCPS parents/guardians. 

Depression Awareness Program and Screening- 10th Grade

The counseling department will conduct a depression awareness program and screening for our 10th grade students as part of our Oakton mental health initiatives.  This program will take place through 10th grade History classes on November 18th and 19th. The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.  

A letter with information about this program was mailed home to all sophomores earlier in the month.  Included in this letter was an Opt-Out form. If you do not want your student to participate in the depression awareness program and screening, please return the opt-out form to Nancy Buscemi in the school counseling by Friday, November 8.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.  

Outstanding Employee Awards Nomination 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  All awards categories can be found here on the Oakton website.  To submit a nomination for an Oakton High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

College Essay Feedback Workshop 

The College and Career Center-Trailer 35 will be hosting a College Essay “Feedback” Workshop on November 18,2019 from 3 to 4:30pm.  We are excited to have four College Admissions Representatives participate in our workshop. Sign up is required through Mrs. Banbury, space is limited to the first thirty students.  Please have your student stop by Trailer 35 in order to sign up or receive additional information. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Banbury- dbbanbury@fcps.edu.  

National Honor Society Acceptance Letters 

The 2019 Letters of Acceptance for National Honor Society were mailed out on Tuesday October 29th from Oakton High School. Students should begin to receive these letters in the mail starting November 1st. If any student has not received a letter regarding their application by Wednesday November 6th they are welcome to see Mrs. Manilli in the main office. Please read your letter carefully upon receipt regarding further steps with NHS at Oakton High School. Please contact the OHS NHS advisors with any questions or concerns.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

Parent Information All Night Grad Party Tickets - Buy Now! 

Oakton’s 2020 All Night Grad Party Tickets are now on sale.  ANGP is June 4 starting at 10 pm. Oak Marr Rec Center will be transformed into a Teen Oasis of Fun.  ANGP will be an over the top extravaganza featuring delicious catered food, casino games, fabulous prizes, mini golf, beach party, swimming, games, obstacle courses, spa treatments, live entertainment, gifts, sports and much more! Admission price is inclusive of all the food and fun.

 Purchase your tickets now by clicking here!  

Use this Coupon code at checkout GCGE29Q97APX to get $20 off.  Code expires November 30.

Free or reduced price tickets are available to students with financial need. Please contact Jen Hogan at JLHogan@fcps.edu for assistance in obtaining a ticket. For other questions, please contact Cynthia Rutzick or Eli Rainhart at OaktonANGP@gmail.com.

Class of 2020 - Home of a Senior Sign 

Signs that you have a Senior are all around.  Celebrate your senior by purchasing a Senior Lawn Sign.  BUY NOW . ANGP is offering FREE DELIVERY  of  your Sign ed to your door (or lawn).  All proceeds benefit All Night Grad Party.  For more information on ANGP or to buy a ticket, click here  ANGP Ticket or Paper Form.  

Class of 2020- Yearbook Baby Ads

Happy “Friendsgiving” to you! In order for us to give back to our senior parents,

we have extended our baby ads deadline to a Black Friday extreme! Go online and create your ad to send a tribute to your senior. But hurry, our deadline is November 28, and space is getting extremely limited! If you have any questions, please email Yearbook Adviser Jessica Suss or the Paragon Yearbook editorial staff at OHSParagon@gmail.com. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Public Comment on High School Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County's Instructional Services Department is soliciting public review and comment on basal instructional resources under consideration for High School Science.  A basal resources review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in the fall of 2019 to review and recommend new High School Science instructional materials to the School Board.  Educators and community members are encouraged to review materials under consideration and complete comment sheets or the online survey so that valuable feedback may be shared with the School Board and committee as part of the review process.  

High School Science basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online during October 14, 2019 through November 14, 2019.  Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027 beginning October 14, 2019.  Hard copies of textbooks will also be available in the front lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center.  Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 p.m. on October 28, 2019 and November 7, 2019.

PTSA Information 

New Business:

  • ANGP Volunteer Interest Meeting - We are happy to announce that we have secured Oak Marr Rec Center as our location for the 2020 All Night Graduation Party.  We are now eager to get all of the other details ironed out. All interested volunteers are invited to meet with the ANGP co-chairs on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in the upper floor cafe seating at Wegmans in Fairfax. RSVP or join the interest list if you can’t make it!
  • Underclassman Awards (Volunteers Wanted) - On Monday, November 25, we are helping to support the Career Center with the Underclassman Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony - recognizing over 750 students! Sign Up here to learn more.
  • Mini Grants - Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School? The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn about upcoming grant requests.
  • November PTSA Meeting - Our next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm in the Oakton HS Library (Door 5 entrance) RSVP here!

Old Business:

  • Mock SAT Test and Class - We had about 30 students join us for our Mock Test and class.  Please look for our Spring offerings!
  • Angst Movie and Panel - A big thank you to our panel speakers, staff, families and friends of Oakton High School for coming out to view the Angst Movie and learn more about Teenagers and Anxiety.  We had about 250 guests and look forward to seeing you at our next Parent Education event!
  • Treats for Teens - Thank you for all the families that donated candy for the Halloween Day treats!
Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at OHS Need Restocking

The Pantry is running low and needs restocking! Please consider adding a few extra items to your shopping list or clicking on our Amazon Wish List link below to have items delivered directly to the school. We are most in need of food items at this time.

https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thank you for your continued support of The Pantry!

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. This presentation will focus how to help kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.

  • Using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities
  • Finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders
  • Learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content

Presented by Juliana Miner, public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in a Digital Age

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beginning Your Journey

Attend this important workshop, presented by Julia Calhoun and Katie Boxer, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers to understand characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Does your child have a new diagnosis?
  • Do you suspect your child may have Autism?

Highlights will include:

  • Understanding the unique learning styles of students with Autism.
  • Effective strategies to use in the home and classroom.
  • Examine examples of resources.

Friday, November 8, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Understanding Autism

Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School

Topics Include:

  • What is Special Education?
  • How do children qualify for services?
  • What is Least Restrictive Environment?
  • What is the difference between accommodations and modifications?
  • What is an IEP?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of IEP team members?
  • How can I work with the school team to develop an IEP?
  • How do I advocate for my child at school and in the IEP process?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School

Building Success in Physical Education

Learn fun activities for the whole family to get your child moving while reinforcing a wide range of skills needed to participate in physical education.

You will learn how to:

  • Motivate your child to be physically active
  • Modify games to enhance success
  • Reinforce the adaptive skills students need to be successful in PE:
    • Taking turns and following rules
    • Participating in group games and interacting interact with peers

Presented by Phyllis Orner, FCPS Adapted PE Specialist, Manda Tirado and Christy Stone, FCPS Adapted PE Teachers

Friday, November 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Building Success in Physical Education

Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs

Transform feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and stressed to calm, confident and compassionate. Learn tools and techniques to navigate turbulent waters and times of change within your home and family life.

Major Life Changes can make you feel out of control:

  • A Job Change/Loss
  • A Move
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Addition of a family member or sibling to the home
  • Death
  • Mental/physical illness
  • Child leaving the home

Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life's Ups and Downs

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Principal Updates - Week of October 28

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

October 22-30: Impact Aid Surveys 

October 28: Angst Screening, 7:00pm (see below) 

October 29: College Application Workshop - Seniors  

November 1: End of 1st Quarter; National Merit Scholar Celebration 

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5:  Teacher Workday - No School 

November 6: Winter Sports Registration Meeting 

November 11: Winter Sports Tryouts Begin 

November 18-19: Depression Screening (10th Grade) 

November 25: Underclassmen Academic Awards (CT) 

November 27-29: No School; Happy Thanksgiving 

December 4: PSTD Night (see more information below) 

December 11: Cougar Commendations (CT) 

December 23-January 3: Winter Break 

Renovation Update

Last week we had more concrete poured in the addition and more steel, block, and windows going in.  This week we anticipate some additional paving and roofing on the addition.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information   Seniors: College Application Workshop

Attention Seniors! Need help finalizing your college applications? Then join us on Tuesday, October 29th after school in the Career Center for our College Application Help Session. Counselors and Mrs. Banbury will be on hand to help answer any questions, review your application and provide support. Let us help you hit submit with confidence!

First Quarter Fall Break – Wednesday, October 30 during Flex CT

Fall is here and first quarter is almost to an end!  Join the School Counseling Department’s First Quarter Fall Break on Wednesday, October 30 during Flex Cougar Time.  Take a break with us in the science hallway courtyard where we will be partaking in fall-related activities including painting pumpkins (supplies are limited so be prompt).  If there is rain in the forecast, we will move indoors.

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 22, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Depression Awareness Program and Screening- 10th Grade

The counseling department will conduct a depression awareness program and screening for our 10th grade students as part of our Oakton mental health initiatives.  This program will take place through 10th grade History classes on November 18th and 19th. The goals of this program are to educate students on the signs and symptoms of depression, to let students know what to do if they have concerns about themselves or a peer, and to connect students who may need support with resources inside and outside of our school.  

A letter with information about this program was mailed home to all sophomores earlier in the month.  Included in this letter was an Opt-Out form. If you do not want your student to participate in the depression awareness program and screening, please return the opt-out form to Nancy Buscemi in the school counseling by Friday, November 8.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.  

OAKTON ATTENDANCE REMINDERS 

Student Absence: To report a Full Day student absence, please call the Attendance Line at 703.319.2727 and choose the appropriate Mailbox

  • 9th Grade = Press 1
  • 10th Grade = Press 2 
  • 11th Grade = Press 3
  • 12th Grade = Press 4

Make sure to clearly leave your students name, ID #, and Reason for Absence in your message

Students may also bring in a signed note (parent or guardian) within three school days to excuse a full day absence to the Attendance Office 

Scheduled Student Check-out: When it is necessary to check a student out of school please send a detailed/signed note with your student in the morning.  Your student will visit the Attendance Window (Main Office) first thing when they arrive and be issued a check-out pass for the scheduled time

Sick Student Check-out:  When your student is not feeling well, it is their responsibility to request a pass to the Clinic.  The parent and/or emergency contact(s) can be called to pick up the student.  

Single Period Attendance:  If you have questions regarding a specific single period attendance issue, please contact the teacher for the assigned period for assistance.  The teacher must approve any single period corrections.

SIS Parent Account: Fairfax County Public Schools has granted parents and/or guardians with access to "real-time" attendance information via a SIS Parent Account.  Student attendance details can be accessed by clicking Attendance on the SIS Navigation bar.  With this view, parents will see all excused and unexcused tardies, absences, and scheduled activities by period.  By selecting a designated period, parents will have access to student schedule information including a list of their student's teachers and their email addresses.  It is recommended that parents check this information prior to contacting the teacher or grade level attendance number for support.

Need a SIS Parent Account?  Contact Ms. Burke at office (703).319.2782, contact your student's counselor, or review the FCPS SIS Parent web-page for more information. SIS Parent Account Registration

WEDNESDAY LATE BUS PICKUP PROCEDURES

We have experienced traffic and bus disruptions on Late Bus Wednesdays. Please keep in mind the following if you are picking up your student after school.

  • Students who take advantage of Wednesday Late Bus day must be picked outside of Door #13 using the Kiss and Ride Loop.
  • The area in front of Door #4 is not a student pick up location and serves as our Bus Lane / Staging area for Late Bus Wednesday Pickups. 
Outstanding Employee Awards Nomination 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  All awards categories can be found here on the Oakton website.  To submit a nomination for an Oakton High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

Parent Information Class of 2020 - All Night Grad Party Tickets

Oakton’s 2020 All Night Grad Party Tickets are now on sale.  ANGP is June 4, the night of graduation from 10 pm until 3 am. Oak Marr Rec Center will be transformed into a Teen Oasis of Fun.  ANGP will be an over the top extravaganza featuring delicious catered food, casino games, fabulous prizes, mini golf, beach party, swimming, games, obstacle courses, live entertainment, spa treatments, gifts, sports and much, much more! The ticket price includes all food and activities at the party.  Purchase your tickets now by clicking here: ANGP Ticket.  Receive a $20 discount by using this coupon code at checkout GCGE29Q97APX.  Coupon Code is valid only until November 30.  Free or reduced price tickets are available to students with financial need. Please contact Jen Hogan at JLHogan@fcps.edu  if you need assistance in obtaining a ticket for your student. For other questions, please contact Cynthia Rutzick or Eli Rainhart at OaktonANGP@gmail.com.

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Oakton High School YEARBOOK

Hey Oakton Cougars -- order a 2019 OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook before the price increases! The yearbook is currently on sale for $72 -- so place your order by October 31 to save $18 off the final distribution price and guarantee that your student gets a 2019 yearbook in the spring. Yearbooks are sold first-come, first-served until they are all gone. No extra are guaranteed at distribution. Please email OHSparagon@gmail.com with any questions.

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4770 to order your yearbook TODAY!

Senior Parents- Yearbook Baby Ad Purchase 

Attention Senior Parents! If you would like to purchase a Baby Ad for your child in the 2019-2020 yearbook, please see the link below for pricing and information.  The deadline is Thursday October 31.   Questions? Contact the Yearbook OHSparagon@gmail.com.

Buy your baby ad here: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=4770.

Public Comment on High School Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County's Instructional Services Department is soliciting public review and comment on basal instructional resources under consideration for High School Science.  A basal resources review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in the fall of 2019 to review and recommend new High School Science instructional materials to the School Board.  Educators and community members are encouraged to review materials under consideration and complete comment sheets or the online survey so that valuable feedback may be shared with the School Board and committee as part of the review process.  

High School Science basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online during October 14, 2019 through November 14, 2019.  Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027 beginning October 14, 2019.  Hard copies of textbooks will also be available in the front lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center.  Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 p.m. on October 28, 2019 and November 7, 2019.

PTSA Information 
    • Treats for Teens!  OHS Staff will hand out candy to students on Halloween!  Please help us support them by sending unopened bags to school with your students or drop off at Front Office ANYTIME before October 29th!  Sign up HERE!
    • Mini Grants - We have already given out 6 mini grants! Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School?  The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn more!
    • Angst Movie and Panel Discussion - Please join us for our viewing of "Angst"  the teen anxiety movie on Monday, October 28 in the Oakton Auditorium. This event is FREE but we are asking everyone to RSVP.    
    • Have you joined the PTSA yet?   Please JOIN and support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!  Your membership (and generous donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA including funding for events, mini grants and more!

     

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at OHS Need Restocking

The Pantry is running low and needs restocking! Please consider adding a few extra items to your shopping list or clicking on our Amazon Wish List link below to have items delivered directly to the school. We are most in need of food items at this time.

https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thank you for your continued support of The Pantry!

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS Smithsonian Mystery Event for High School Students

Potent Potions
Three wizard school professors are under a sinister spell. Can you reverse it?
November 4, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Strange Things
A curious librarian went missing when she uncovered a deep government secret. Can you find her?
November 5, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Irritability in Children and Youth: How to Help Children Cope

Dr. Ramaris German, Ph.D., Psychologist and Ms. Wanda Wheeler, Mental Health Clinician from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will present this important workshop for parents of irritable children and youth.

They will highlight:

  • Understanding appropriate vs. inappropriate levels of irritability
  • The psychological processes that underlie irritability
  • The impact on home and school for children with irritability
  • Strategies for children and youth to use to cope
  • Current NIMH studies on irritability in children

Friday, November 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Irritability in Children and Youth

Sibshops

An exciting workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs!

*Registration must be completed separately for each session.

Register for Sibshops Session 1

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. This presentation will focus how to help kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.

  • Using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities
  • Finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders
  • Learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content

Presented by Juliana Miner, public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in a Digital Age

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beginning Your Journey

Attend this important workshop, presented by Julia Calhoun and Katie Boxer, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers to understand characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Does your child have a new diagnosis?
  • Do you suspect your child may have Autism?

Highlights will include:

  • Understanding the unique learning styles of students with Autism.
  • Effective strategies to use in the home and classroom.
  • Examine examples of resources.

Friday, November 8, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Understanding Autism

Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School

Topics Include:

  • What is Special Education?
  • How do children qualify for services?
  • What is Least Restrictive Environment?
  • What is the difference between accommodations and modifications?
  • What is an IEP?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of IEP team members?
  • How can I work with the school team to develop an IEP?
  • How do I advocate for my child at school and in the IEP process?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School

Building Success in Physical Education

Learn fun activities for the whole family to get your child moving while reinforcing a wide range of skills needed to participate in physical education.

You will learn how to:

  • Motivate your child to be physically active
  • Modify games to enhance success
  • Reinforce the adaptive skills students need to be successful in PE:
    • Taking turns and following rules
    • Participating in group games and interacting interact with peers

Presented by Phyllis Orner, FCPS Adapted PE Specialist, Manda Tirado and Christy Stone, FCPS Adapted PE Teachers

Friday, November 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Building Success in Physical Education

Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life’s Ups and Downs

Transform feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and stressed to calm, confident and compassionate. Learn tools and techniques to navigate turbulent waters and times of change within your home and family life.

Major Life Changes can make you feel out of control:

  • A Job Change/Loss
  • A Move
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Addition of a family member or sibling to the home
  • Death
  • Mental/physical illness
  • Child leaving the home

Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Parenting Through Challenging Times: Supporting Your Child Through Life's Ups and Downs

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Principal Updates - Week of October 21

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

October 21-25: Digital Citizenship Week 

October 22-23: Vision/Hearing Screening - 10th Grade

October 22-30: Impact Aid Surveys 

October 24: Therapy Dogs (all lunches) 

October 28: Angst Preview, 7:00pm (see below) 

October 29: College Application Workshop - Seniors  

November 1: End of 1st Quarter; National Merit Scholar Celebration 

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5:  Teacher Workday - No School 

November 6: Winter Sports Registration Meeting 

November 11: Winter Sports Tryouts Begin 

November 18-19: Depression Screening (10th Grade) 

November 25: Underclassmen Academic Awards (CT) 

November 27-29: No School; Happy Thanksgiving 

December 4: PSTD Night (see more information below) 

December 11: Cougar Commendations (CT) 

December 23-January 3: Winter Break 

Renovation Update

Last week many of our new windows were put into the addition.  In the areas of the addition that are under roof, we have insulation and drywall going in.  We also have the fume hoods and case work on site, ready to be installed in our new science labs.  We have an upcoming concrete pour for the second story of the addition that is not currently yet under roof.  We are still anticipating a turnover of the new addition in the Spring of 2020!  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information   Seniors: College Application Workshop

Attention Seniors! Need help finalizing your college applications? Then join us on Tuesday, October 29th after school in the Career Center for our College Application Help Session. Counselors and Mrs. Banbury will be on hand to help answer any questions, review your application and provide support. Let us help you hit submit with confidence!

Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact AID

Beginning on October 22, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important because information from this survey results in an anticipated $3 million dollars in grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by October 30. All results are CONFIDENTIAL. 

Video link - https://youtu.be/uPqC3BLf3Ow

Outstanding Employee Awards Nomination 

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!  All awards categories can be found here on the Oakton website.  To submit a nomination for an Oakton High School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories, please complete the nomination through this Google form link. 

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category.

Hearing and Vision Screening - 10th Grade 

All 10th grade students will be screening for Vision and Hearing during their PE class on October 22 and 23, 2019.  Please remind your students to please bring their glasses and/or contacts for screening.  

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

AP Opt-Out Procedure

Students enrolled in at least one AP class should have received an opt-out letter from their 4th period teacher. Any student who did not receive their opt-out letter and wishes to opt-out of one or more AP exams, can pick up their letter from their counselor. Opt-out forms are due to Student Services (T-31) no later than October 25th. Forms must be turned in to Mrs. Buscemi, Ms. Warehime or Mrs. Calvello only. Late forms will not be accepted. Fairfax County Public Schools will pay for the first 6 AP Exams for the associated courses of a student’s school career, and each additional exam is $94.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Warehime at kjwarehime@fcps.edu.

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Oakton High School YEARBOOK

Hey Oakton Cougars -- order a 2019 OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook before the price increases! The yearbook is currently on sale for $72 -- so place your order NOW to save $18 off the final distribution price and guarantee that your student gets a 2019 yearbook in the spring. Yearbooks are sold first-come, first-served until they are all gone. No extra are guaranteed at distribution. Please email OHSparagon@gmail.com with any questions.

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4770 to order your yearbook TODAY!

Senior Parents- Yearbook Baby Ad Purchase 

Attention Senior Parents! If you would like to purchase a Baby Ad for your child in the 2019-2020 yearbook, please see the link below for pricing and information.  The deadline is Thursday October 31.   Questions? Contact the Yearbook OHSparagon@gmail.com.

Buy your baby ad here: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=4770.

First Quarter Fall Break – Wednesday, October 30 during Flex CT

Fall is here and first quarter is almost to an end!  Join the School Counseling Department’s First Quarter Fall Break on Wednesday, October 30 during Flex Cougar Time.  Take a break with us in the science hallway courtyard where we will be partaking in fall-related activities including painting pumpkins (supplies are limited so be prompt).  If there is rain in the forecast, we will move indoors.

OAKTON ATTENDANCE REMINDERS 

Student Absence: To report an absence, please call the Attendance Line at 703.319.2727 and choose the appropriate Mailbox

  • 9th Grade = Press 1
  • 10th Grade = Press 2 
  • 11th Grade = Press 3
  • 12th Grade = Press 4

Make sure to clearly leave your students name, ID #, and Reason for Absence in your message

Students may also bring in a signed note (parent or guardian) within three school days to excuse a full day absence to the Attendance Office 

Scheduled Student Check-out: When it is necessary to check a student out of school please send a detailed/signed note with your student in the morning.  Your student will visit the Attendance Window (Main Office) first thing when they arrive and be issued a check-out pass for the scheduled time

Sick Student Check-out:  When your student is not feeling well, it is their responsibility to request a pass to the Clinic.  The parent and/or emergency contact(s) can be called to pick up the student.  

Single Period Attendance:  If you have questions regarding a specific single period attendance issue, please contact the teacher for the assigned period for assistance.  The teacher must approve any single period corrections.

SIS Parent Account: Fairfax County Public Schools has granted parents and/or guardians with access to "real-time" attendance information via a SIS Parent Account.  Student attendance details can be accessed by clicking Attendance on the SIS Navigation bar.  With this view, parents will see all excused and unexcused tardies, absences, and scheduled activities by period.  By selecting a designated period, parents will have access to student schedule information including a list of their student's teachers and their email addresses.  It is recommended that parents check this information prior to contacting the teacher or grade level attendance number for support.

Need a SIS Parent Account?  Contact Ms. Burke at office (703).319.2782, contact your student's counselor, or review the FCPS SIS Parent web-page for more information. SIS Parent Account Registration

   

Parent Information Public Comment on High School Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County's Instructional Services Department is soliciting public review and comment on basal instructional resources under consideration for High School Science.  A basal resources review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in the fall of 2019 to review and recommend new High School Science instructional materials to the School Board.  Educators and community members are encouraged to review materials under consideration and complete comment sheets or the online survey so that valuable feedback may be shared with the School Board and committee as part of the review process.  

High School Science basal instructional resources may be accessed in person and online during October 14, 2019 through November 14, 2019.  Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the link https://www.fcps.edu/node/39027 beginning October 14, 2019.  Hard copies of textbooks will also be available in the front lobby of Willow Oaks Administrative Center.  Willow Oaks is open each business day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and extended hours will be provided until 7:45 p.m. on October 28, 2019 and November 7, 2019.

PTSA Information 
    • CONGRATULATIONS to Jaimie Lindley winner of our SAT/ACT prep course from Princeton Review (valued $950).
    • Volunteers Needed (NEED HELP FOR WEDNESDAY) - Last call for volunteers for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 23
    • October PTSA Meeting - Our next PTSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm in the Oakton Library.  Our guest speaker on the topic of Teen Trafficking and Stepping Stones an after school club at Oakton that works to inform students about teen trafficking. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us -- we will even have nice snacks! RSVP HERE!
    • Treats for Teens!  OHS Staff will hand out candy to students on Halloween!  Please help us support them by sending unopened bags to school with your students or drop off at Front Office ANYTIME before October 29th!  Sign up HERE!
    • Mini Grants - We have already given out 6 mini grants! Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School?  The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn more!
    • Mock SAT Test and Prep Class - There are a few more days to sign up for our SAT mock test and strategy prep class here at Oakton HS on Saturday, October 26.  All grades welcome - Register HERE.
    • Angst Movie and Panel Discussion - Please join us for our viewing of "Angst"  the teen anxiety movie on Monday, October 28 in the Oakton Auditorium. This event is FREE but we are asking everyone to RSVP.    
    • Have you joined the PTSA yet?   Please JOIN and support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!  Your membership (and generous donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA including funding for events, mini grants and more!

    We look forward to seeing you at our October Meeting!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at OHS Need Restocking

The Pantry is running low and needs restocking! Please consider adding a few extra items to your shopping list or clicking on our Amazon Wish List link below to have items delivered directly to the school. We are most in need of food items at this time.

https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thank you for your continued support of The Pantry!

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS Smithsonian Mystery Event for High School Students

Potent Potions
Three wizard school professors are under a sinister spell. Can you reverse it?
November 4, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Strange Things
A curious librarian went missing when she uncovered a deep government secret. Can you find her?
November 5, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Dyslexia Open House

Browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Open House

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

As parents, we want to shield our children from stress and adversity as much as possible. However, we cannot protect them from everything; everyone will face challenges in his or her life. What we can do is give them the skills necessary to face those stresses and challenges head-on, to learn from them, and to grow in strength and maturity as a result.

Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Clinical Psychologist, in this important session that will focus on:

  • Recognizing stress in children
  • Building resiliency skills
  • The role of mindfulness and executive functioning skills

Friday, October 25, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full.  Register for the Waitlist: Register for Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Future Quest: College and Career Conference for Middle and High School Students

Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to a successful life after high school.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Mason University Johnson Center

Register for Future Quest 2019

Irritability in Children and Youth: How to Help Children Cope

Dr. Ramaris German, Ph.D., Psychologist and Ms. Wanda Wheeler, Mental Health Clinician from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will present this important workshop for parents of irritable children and youth.

They will highlight:

  • Understanding appropriate vs. inappropriate levels of irritability
  • The psychological processes that underlie irritability
  • The impact on home and school for children with irritability
  • Strategies for children and youth to use to cope
  • Current NIMH studies on irritability in children

Friday, November 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Irritability in Children and Youth

Sibshops

An exciting workshop for brothers and sisters of children with special needs!

*Registration must be completed separately for each session.

Register for Sibshops Session 1

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world. This presentation will focus how to help kids navigate friendships, bullying, dating, self-esteem, and more online.

  • Using social media to enhance connection with friends and family, instead of following strangers and celebrities
  • Finding online support and community for conditions such as depression and eating disorders
  • Learning and developing life skills through technology--for example, by problem-solving in online games--while avoiding inappropriate content

Presented by Juliana Miner, public health expert and the creator of the popular blog Rants from Mommyland.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Register for Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in a Digital Age

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beginning Your Journey

Attend this important workshop, presented by Julia Calhoun and Katie Boxer, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers to understand characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Does your child have a new diagnosis?
  • Do you suspect your child may have Autism?

Highlights will include:

  • Understanding the unique learning styles of students with Autism.
  • Effective strategies to use in the home and classroom.
  • Examine examples of resources.

Friday, November 8, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Understanding Autism

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Principal Updates - Week of October 14

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

October 22-23: Vision/Hearing Screening - 10th Grade

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

Work is continuing on the Phase 1 addition.  The new Library and Oakton Hall section of the building is now connected to the new science and math wing!  Dry wall and insulation is going up in the new main office.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information   October 16 - PSAT Day Updates 

October 16 is designated as PSAT Day.  FCPS has implemented many changes to the process for PSAT Day.  While it will still be an early release for all students (12:55 dismissal), only our 10th and 11th grade students will be testing.  No student will have to register for the exam, rather they will be automatically registered at no cost to families.  We have updated our website with all the information you may need.  9th graders will now be participating in Academic and Career Plan transition lessons to help them make the most out of their high school experience (see below).  Finally, all 12th grade students will be participating in Candidates’ Day. Information regarding Candidates' Day has been distributed to students through their Government classes.  

ACP Information: 9th Grade

Fairfax County Public Schools has designated October 16th as Academic and Career Plan (ACP) for all freshmen. The purpose of ACP is to provide students opportunities to discover strengths and career interests, find connections between strengths and interests, and implement the importance of goal setting, and preparing for life after high school. Freshmen will complete a series of tasks and activities through Naviance Student which offers a wide variety of curricula for 9th graders. In preparation for the ACP lesson, please have your student bring his/her laptop to school on October 16th and ensure that their laptops are fully charged.

Hearing and Vision Screening - 10th Grade 

All 10th grade students will be screening for Vision and Hearing during their PE class on October 22 and 23, 2019.  Please remind your students to please bring their glasses and/or contacts for screening.  

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

AP Opt-Out Procedure

Students enrolled in at least one AP class should have received an opt-out letter from their 4th period teacher. Any student who did not receive their opt-out letter and wishes to opt-out of one or more AP exams, can pick up their letter from their counselor. Opt-out forms are due to Student Services (T-31) no later than October 25th. Forms must be turned in to Mrs. Buscemi, Ms. Warehime or Mrs. Calvello only. Late forms will not be accepted. Fairfax County Public Schools will pay for the first 6 AP Exams for the associated courses of a student’s school career, and each additional exam is $94.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Warehime at kjwarehime@fcps.edu.

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Oakton High School YEARBOOK

Hey Oakton Cougars -- order a 2019 OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook before the price increases! The yearbook is currently on sale for $72 -- so place your order NOW to save $18 off the final distribution price and guarantee that your student gets a 2019 yearbook in the spring. Yearbooks are sold first-come, first-served until they are all gone. No extra are guaranteed at distribution. Please email OHSparagon@gmail.com with any questions.

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4770 to order your yearbook TODAY!

Parent Information PTSA Information 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for our first PTSA meeting on Tuesday evening.  A summary of the Meeting Minutes will be available online soon!

  • Mini Grants - Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School?  The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn more about our mini grants program.
  • Mock SAT Test and Prep Class - Oakton HS PTSA has partnered with Elite Prep to bring our students a SAT mock test and strategy prep class on Saturday, October 26.  All grades welcome, see the details and register HERE!
  • Angst Movie Screening and Panel Discussion - Join us for a viewing of the teen anxiety movie "Angst" on Monday, October 28 in the Oakton Auditorium. This event is FREE but we are asking everyone to RSVP so we can prepare materials.   Reserve your tickets today and let’s start a conversation.  We are also collecting for the Oakton Pantry and requesting snack or protein bars,  Please drop donations on the Pantry table near the Auditorium doors.
  • Volunteers Needed (Updated Date) - Please sign up to volunteer for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23.  NOTE: You must have an Oakton HS PTBoard account to sign up to volunteer.  Email us if you have any questions!
  • October PTSA Meeting - Our next PTSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 22 in the Oakton Library.  We will vote on the budget and mini grants, and have a guest speaker on the topic of Teen Trafficking and Stepping Stones an after school club at Oakton that works to inform students about teen trafficking. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us. 
  • Have you joined the PTSA yet?  NEW GIVEAWAY - SAT or ACT online prep course from Princeton Review (valued $950) to one lucky household of current PTSA members or anyone that joins before October 15.  Your membership (and generous donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA including funding for events, mini grants and other Oakton HS community support! Please JOIN and help support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!

We look forward to seeing you at our October Meeting!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS Smithsonian Mystery Event for High School Students

Potent Potions
Three wizard school professors are under a sinister spell. Can you reverse it?
November 4, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Strange Things
A curious librarian went missing when she uncovered a deep government secret. Can you find her?
November 5, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents!

Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This resource fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

  • 6:30-6:45 p.m. Registration - Participants and Adult Service Providers
  • 6:45-7:15 p.m. Overview Presentation (Little Theater)
  • 7:15-8:45 p.m. Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Lake Braddock SS

Register for Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

It can be so hard to watch someone close to you destroy themselves with drugs and alcohol. Learn how to deal with being hurt by your loved ones and how you can support them in their darkest moments.

  • Local substance abuse expert, Sam Lucania, with support from FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness, will share some of his life experiences and lessons learned.
  • Learn how to improve your ability to handle the unexpected influences in your child’s life.
  • He will have you learn that there is indeed hope in recovery and that we can turn our lives around when we take the right steps.
  • Learn the signs and strategies to support and help your child.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This Session is full. Register for the Waitlist: Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

Dyslexia Open House

Browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Open House

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

As parents, we want to shield our children from stress and adversity as much as possible. However, we cannot protect them from everything; everyone will face challenges in his or her life. What we can do is give them the skills necessary to face those stresses and challenges head-on, to learn from them, and to grow in strength and maturity as a result.

Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Clinical Psychologist, in this important session that will focus on:

  • Recognizing stress in children
  • Building resiliency skills
  • The role of mindfulness and executive functioning skills

Friday, October 25, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full.  Register for the Waitlist: Register for Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Future Quest: College and Career Conference for Middle and High School Students

Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to a successful life after high school.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Mason University Johnson Center

Register for Future Quest 2019

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Principal Updates - Week of October 7

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Homecoming was a huge success!  We had an amazing week of spirit with great participation from our student body and staff.  Our pep rallies raised the excitement for the weekend festivities including a widely attended game and Homecoming Dance!  I would like to personally thank our leadership teachers, Mr. McCulla and Ms. Butterfield, along with all of student leadership for their planning and all the effort they put in to making a successful week of spirit and pride at Oakton!  

Renovation Update

On Friday night we opened our new entrance to the main stadium along with our new Cougar Path and separate walking path.  The ticket booth opened along with our brand new concession stand and restrooms. We were excited to highlight all the work that has been completed.  In the weeks to come they will continue to put the finishing touches on all areas. This includes additional permanent lighting and the completion of the railings on the walking path. 

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information   Upcoming Junior Class Field Trip

All Juniors will be visiting Smithsonian museums tomorrow Tuesday, October 8th, during school hours.  English teachers have introduced the Juniors to the Capstone Experience project during class time. The goal is to expose students to these different museums with the hope that they use this opportunity to explore something they are passionate about and find a topic to research throughout the upcoming school year.  

Students will be riding the metro between the Vienna metro and the Smithsonian metro.   All students will need to bring a pre-loaded Metro card with at least $11.00 as well as money to purchase lunch. Students chose which museums they plan to visit through their English classes and will travel to and from the National Mall as a Class.

October 16 - PSAT Day Updates 

October 16 is designated as PSAT Day.  FCPS has implemented many changes to the process for PSAT Day.  While it will still be an early release for all students (12:55 dismissal), only our 10th and 11th grade students will be testing.  No student will have to register for the exam, rather they will be automatically registered at no cost to families.  We have updated our website with all the information you may need.  9th graders will now be participating in Academic and Career Plan transition lessons to help them make the most out of their high school experience (see below).  Finally, all 12th grade students will be participating in Candidates’ Day. Information regarding Candidates' Day has been distributed to students through their Government classes.  

ACP Information: 9th Grade

Fairfax County Public Schools has designated October 16th as Academic and Career Plan (ACP) for all freshmen. The purpose of ACP is to provide students opportunities to discover strengths and career interests, find connections between strengths and interests, and implement the importance of goal setting, and preparing for life after high school. Freshmen will complete a series of tasks and activities through Naviance Student which offers a wide variety of curricula for 9th graders. In preparation for the ACP lesson, please have your student bring his/her laptop to school on October 16th and ensure that their laptops are fully charged.

Hearing and Vision Screening - 10th Grade 

All 10th grade students will be screening for Vision and Hearing during their PE class on October 22 and 23, 2019.  Please remind your students to please bring their glasses and/or contacts for screening.  

World Languages Credit Exam

The 2019 Credit Exam for World Languages will be administered November 6 – 8, 2019. Students who take the credit exam will now have the opportunity to earn up to three credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam, including:  American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and Turkish languages will be tested using the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), which is a timed test and has a format distinct from the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam.  More information on the WPT is available here: Writing Proficiency Test.

Registration opens Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Students who are interested should see their school counselor to register.  

Credit exam information can be accessed at: Credit Exam for WL.

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

AP Opt-Out Procedure

Students enrolled in at least one AP class should have received an opt-out letter from their 4th period teacher. Any student who did not receive their opt-out letter and wishes to opt-out of one or more AP exams, can pick up their letter from their counselor. Opt-out forms are due to Student Services (T-31) no later than October 25th. Forms must be turned in to Mrs. Buscemi, Ms. Warehime or Mrs. Calvello only. Late forms will not be accepted. Fairfax County Public Schools will pay for the first 6 AP Exams for the associated courses of a student’s school career, and each additional exam is $94.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Warehime at kjwarehime@fcps.edu.

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Oakton High School YEARBOOK

Hey Oakton Cougars -- order a 2019 OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook before the price increases! The yearbook is currently on sale for $72 -- so place your order NOW to save $18 off the final distribution price and guarantee that your student gets a 2019 yearbook in the spring. Yearbooks are sold first-come, first-served until they are all gone. No extra are guaranteed at distribution. Please email OHSparagon@gmail.com with any questions.

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4770 to order your yearbook TODAY!

Parent Information PTSA Information 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for our first PTSA meeting on Tuesday evening.  A summary of the Meeting Minutes will be available online soon!

  • Mini Grants - Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School?  The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn more about our mini grants program.
  • Mock SAT Test and Prep Class - Oakton HS PTSA has partnered with Elite Prep to bring our students a SAT mock test and strategy prep class on Saturday, October 26.  All grades welcome, see the details and register HERE!
  • Angst Movie Screening and Panel Discussion - Join us for a viewing of the teen anxiety movie "Angst" on Monday, October 28 in the Oakton Auditorium. This event is FREE but we are asking everyone to RSVP so we can prepare materials.   Reserve your tickets today and let’s start a conversation.  We are also collecting for the Oakton Pantry and requesting snack or protein bars,  Please drop donations on the Pantry table near the Auditorium doors.
  • Volunteers Needed (Updated Date) - Please sign up to volunteer for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23.  NOTE: You must have an Oakton HS PTBoard account to sign up to volunteer.  Email us if you have any questions!
  • October PTSA Meeting - Our next PTSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 22 in the Oakton Library.  We will vote on the budget and mini grants, and have a guest speaker on the topic of Teen Trafficking and Stepping Stones an after school club at Oakton that works to inform students about teen trafficking. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us. 
  • Have you joined the PTSA yet?  NEW GIVEAWAY - SAT or ACT online prep course from Princeton Review (valued $950) to one lucky household of current PTSA members or anyone that joins before October 15.  Your membership (and generous donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA including funding for events, mini grants and other Oakton HS community support! Please JOIN and help support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!

We look forward to seeing you at our October Meeting!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS Smithsonian Mystery Event for High School Students

Potent Potions
Three wizard school professors are under a sinister spell. Can you reverse it?
November 4, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Strange Things
A curious librarian went missing when she uncovered a deep government secret. Can you find her?
November 5, 1pm-4pm, High School Students (Register Now)

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Mastering the Process of School: Helping Students Build Study and Organization Skills

Executive Functioning (EF) skills, such as time-management, materials organization, planning, and prioritization, and initiating and completing work, are critical for student success in school and in life. Students with executive function challenges can have difficulty fully demonstrating their knowledge and strengths.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • What is Executive Functioning?
  • What strategies can I use to help my child develop stronger Executive Functioning skills?

This session will both define and provide explicit strategies to help bolster these essential skills for students accessing a challenging curriculum or high-incidence support.

Presented by Lindsey Thoms, M.Ed., Kathy Essig, M.Ed., and Deborah Rosen of The StudyPro.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full. Register for the Waitlist: Mastering the Process of School: Helping Students Build Study and Organization Skills

Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents!

Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This resource fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

  • 6:30-6:45 p.m. Registration - Participants and Adult Service Providers
  • 6:45-7:15 p.m. Overview Presentation (Little Theater)
  • 7:15-8:45 p.m. Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Lake Braddock SS

Register for Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

It can be so hard to watch someone close to you destroy themselves with drugs and alcohol. Learn how to deal with being hurt by your loved ones and how you can support them in their darkest moments.

  • Local substance abuse expert, Sam Lucania, with support from FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness, will share some of his life experiences and lessons learned.
  • Learn how to improve your ability to handle the unexpected influences in your child’s life.
  • He will have you learn that there is indeed hope in recovery and that we can turn our lives around when we take the right steps.
  • Learn the signs and strategies to support and help your child.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This Session is full. Register for the Waitlist: Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

Dyslexia Open House

Browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Open House

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

As parents, we want to shield our children from stress and adversity as much as possible. However, we cannot protect them from everything; everyone will face challenges in his or her life. What we can do is give them the skills necessary to face those stresses and challenges head-on, to learn from them, and to grow in strength and maturity as a result.

Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Clinical Psychologist, in this important session that will focus on:

  • Recognizing stress in children
  • Building resiliency skills
  • The role of mindfulness and executive functioning skills

Friday, October 25, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full.  Register for the Waitlist: Register for Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Future Quest: College and Career Conference for Middle and High School Students

Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to a successful life after high school.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Mason University Johnson Center

Register for Future Quest 2019

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Principal Updates - Week of September 30

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

Last week finishing touches were put on the concession stand and restrooms up at the main field.  The new ticket gates and new Cougar path are well on there way to being finished before Friday nights game.  Preparations have continued to finish the brick work on the existing portions of the addition.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information  Homecoming Week

This week is Oakton's Homecoming Week!  We are looking forward to a great week of activities.  This year we will be focusing on which grade level has the most spirit!  Here are some highlights of the week: 

  • Spirit Week Themes: 
    • Monday: USA Day
    • Tuesday: Jersey Day
    • Wednesday: We Wear Pink! Day
    • Thursday: Class Colors (9th - Black; 10th - White; 11th - Burgundy; 12th - Gold) 
    • Friday: Hawaii Day  
  • Friday October 4: Pep Rally and Homecoming Football Game vs. Lake Braddock 
    • Before the game Student Leadership will be hosting a tailgate on the Softball field for our students!  Come check it out from 5:30pm-6:15pm.  
  • Saturday October 5: Homecoming Dance
    • Our theme this year is a Homecoming Luau. 
    • Tickets will be sold during all lunches Monday-Friday of Homecoming week. 
    • The dance will be held in the Main Gym and will run from 8pm-11pm. 

We are looking forward to a great week with a lot of school spirit!  Let's Go Cougars!  

October 3, 2019 (FLEX Cougar Time) 

What is a FLEX Cougar Time?  This year we added in a few FLEX days throughout the year that are designed to allow students free choice on those days and provide opportunities throughout the building that allow for a break from academics.  Students have no assigned locations on those days and may choose the space that best fits their needs.  Options for students this week include: 

  • Classroom of any of their teachers. 
  • The Center will be having their grand opening in the Cafeteria.  Students can stop in and learn about all the options for student tutors and get extra help on an assignment or content area.  
  • Fall Luau Brain Break - All students are welcome to join the School Counseling Department on Thursday, October 3 during the Flex Cougar Time for a “Fall Luau” brain break.  We will be celebrating the Luau Homecoming theme with outdoor games and relaxing activities. Say Aloha to your counselor while enjoying a break in the day.  This will take place in the Auxiliary Gym.  
  • DECA Meeting - DECA will be having their kick-off meeting for the school year in the auditorium.  
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be celebrating with food and Latin dancing.  The celebration will start in Room 159 and spread into the Main Gym Lobby.  
Upcoming Junior Class Field Trip

All Juniors will be visiting Smithsonian museums on Tuesday, October 8th, during school hours.  English teachers will be introducing the Juniors to the Capstone Experience project before the field trip. The goal is to expose students to these different museums with the hope that they use this opportunity to explore something they are passionate about and find a topic to research throughout the upcoming school year.  

Students will be riding the metro between Vienna metro and the Smithsonian metro so all students will need to bring a pre-loaded Metro card with at least $11.00 as well as money to purchase lunch. Students will be choosing which museums they plan to visit through their English classes and will travel to and from the National Mall as a Class.

Are you interested in chaperoning? We are in need of chaperones, and whether you are a parent of a junior or not, we would love to have you chaperone the trip! Please contact Janine Gervais at jhgervais@fcps.edu or Christie McCormick at csmccormick@fcps.edu if you are interested!

October 16 - PSAT Day Updates 

October 16 is designated as PSAT Day.  FCPS has implemented many changes to the process for PSAT Day.  While it will still be an early release for all students (12:55 dismissal), only our 10th and 11th grade students will be testing.  No student will have to register for the exam, rather they will be automatically registered at no cost to families.  9th graders will now be participating in Academic and Career Plan transition lessons to help them make the most out of their high school experience.  Finally, all 12th grade students will be participating in Candidates’ Day. We have updated our website with all the information you may need.  

World Languages Credit Exam

The 2019 Credit Exam for World Languages will be administered November 6 – 8, 2019. Students who take the credit exam will now have the opportunity to earn up to three credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam, including:  American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and Turkish languages will be tested using the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), which is a timed test and has a format distinct from the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam.  More information on the WPT is available here: Writing Proficiency Test.

Registration opens Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Students who are interested should see their school counselor to register.  

Credit exam information can be accessed at: Credit Exam for WL.

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

AP Opt-Out Procedure

Students enrolled in at least one AP class will receive an opt-out letter tomorrow October 1st in their 4th period class. Any student who did not receive their opt-out letter and wishes to opt-out of one or more AP exams, can pick up their letter from their counselor. Opt-out forms are due to Student Services (T-31) no later than October 25th. Forms must be turned in to Mrs. Buscemi, Ms. Warehime or Mrs. Calvello only. Late forms will not be accepted. Fairfax County Public Schools will pay for the first 6 AP Exams for the associated courses of a student’s school career, and each additional exam is $94.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Warehime at kjwarehime@fcps.edu.

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Oakton High School YEARBOOK

Hey Oakton Cougars -- order a 2019 OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook before the price increases! The yearbook is currently on sale for $72 -- so place your order NOW to save $18 off the final distribution price and guarantee that your student gets a 2019 yearbook in the spring. Yearbooks are sold first-come, first-served until they are all gone. No extra are guaranteed at distribution. Please email OHSparagon@gmail.com with any questions.

Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4770 to order your yearbook TODAY!

Parent Information PTSA Information 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for our first PTSA meeting on Tuesday evening.  A summary of the Meeting Minutes will be available online soon!

  • Mini Grants - Do you have a terrific idea to improve education at Oakton High School?  The OHS PTSA wants to support you in its success!  Click here to learn more about our mini grants program.
  • Mock SAT Test and Prep Class - Oakton HS PTSA has partnered with Elite Prep to bring our students a SAT mock test and strategy prep class on Saturday, October 26.  All grades welcome, see the details and register HERE!
  • Angst Movie Screening and Panel Discussion - Join us for a viewing of the teen anxiety movie "Angst" on Monday, October 28 in the Oakton Auditorium. This event is FREE but we are asking everyone to RSVP so we can prepare materials.   Reserve your tickets today and let’s start a conversation.  We are also collecting for the Oakton Pantry and requesting snack or protein bars,  Please drop donations on the Pantry table near the Auditorium doors.
  • Volunteers Needed (Updated Date) - Please sign up to volunteer for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23.  NOTE: You must have an Oakton HS PTBoard account to sign up to volunteer.  Email us if you have any questions!
  • October PTSA Meeting - Our next PTSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 22 in the Oakton Library.  We will vote on the budget and mini grants, and have a guest speaker on the topic of Teen Trafficking and Stepping Stones an after school club at Oakton that works to inform students about teen trafficking. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us. 
  • Have you joined the PTSA yet?  NEW GIVEAWAY - SAT or ACT online prep course from Princeton Review (valued $950) to one lucky household of current PTSA members or anyone that joins before October 15.  Your membership (and generous donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA including funding for events, mini grants and other Oakton HS community support! Please JOIN and help support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!

We look forward to seeing you at our October Meeting!

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host its sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School in partnership with Inova and Kaiser Permanente.  More information can be found here.  

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Post-Secondary Education Options: Parent Coffee & Conversation

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about post-secondary concerns for students contemplating college.

Highlights will include:

  • Disclosure
  • Accessing Accommodations
  • Disability Support Services
  • Differences Between High School and College

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

Register for Post-Secondary Education Options: Parent Coffee & Conversation

From Chaos to Calm: 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles

Please join Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, for a laugh-out-loud funny presentation filled with practical, concrete strategies to restore calm in your home and stop the power struggles.

Perfect for parents of children ages 2 – 22!

  • Get your kids to listen the first time.
  • Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling.
  • Stop whining, tantrums, and sibling fights.
  • Get kids off screens without a fight.
  • Create stress-free mornings, homework time, and bedtime.

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This session is full. Register for the waitlist for From Chaos to Calm 10 a.m.-noon

This session is full. Register for the waitlist for From Chaos to Calm 6:30-8:30 p.m

Mastering the Process of School: Helping Students Build Study and Organization Skills

Executive Functioning (EF) skills, such as time-management, materials organization, planning, and prioritization, and initiating and completing work, are critical for student success in school and in life. Students with executive function challenges can have difficulty fully demonstrating their knowledge and strengths.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • What is Executive Functioning?
  • What strategies can I use to help my child develop stronger Executive Functioning skills?

This session will both define and provide explicit strategies to help bolster these essential skills for students accessing a challenging curriculum or high-incidence support.

Presented by Lindsey Thoms, M.Ed., Kathy Essig, M.Ed., and Deborah Rosen of The StudyPro.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full. Register for the Waitlist: Mastering the Process of School: Helping Students Build Study and Organization Skills

Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Don’t miss this FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents!

Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This resource fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.

  • 6:30-6:45 p.m. Registration - Participants and Adult Service Providers
  • 6:45-7:15 p.m. Overview Presentation (Little Theater)
  • 7:15-8:45 p.m. Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Lake Braddock SS

Register for Moving on to Life in the Community: A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

It can be so hard to watch someone close to you destroy themselves with drugs and alcohol. Learn how to deal with being hurt by your loved ones and how you can support them in their darkest moments.

  • Local substance abuse expert, Sam Lucania, with support from FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness, will share some of his life experiences and lessons learned.
  • Learn how to improve your ability to handle the unexpected influences in your child’s life.
  • He will have you learn that there is indeed hope in recovery and that we can turn our lives around when we take the right steps.
  • Learn the signs and strategies to support and help your child.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This Session is full. Register for the Waitlist: Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse and Today’s Youth

Dyslexia Open House

Browse exhibit tables and learn about next steps for FCPS students with dyslexia.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10-11 a.m.

Register for Dyslexia Open House

Helping your Child Cope with Stress

As parents, we want to shield our children from stress and adversity as much as possible. However, we cannot protect them from everything; everyone will face challenges in his or her life. What we can do is give them the skills necessary to face those stresses and challenges head-on, to learn from them, and to grow in strength and maturity as a result.

Join Dr. Lisa Bateman, Clinical Psychologist, in this important session that will focus on:

  • Recognizing stress in children
  • Building resiliency skills
  • The role of mindfulness and executive functioning skills

Friday, October 25, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon.

This session is full.  Register for the Waitlist: Register for Helping your Child Cope with Stress

Future Quest: College and Career Conference for Middle and High School Students

Future Quest is a FREE college and career conference held every two years for middle and high school students with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them. The conference is organized by George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Transition Coalition. One of the largest events of its kind in Virginia, Future Quest features more than 40 workshops and 40 exhibits related to a successful life after high school.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at George Mason University Johnson Center

Register for Future Quest 2019

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Principal Updates - Week of September 23

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

We are on target to be completed with all of our upgrades to our athletic complex for our Homecoming Football game on October 4!  On the addition, substantial steel and block work continues to progress.  Walls have come up around Oakton Hall and the new library.  Concrete benches have been poured in many of our new courtyards.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information  October 16 - PSAT Day Updates 

October 16 is designated as PSAT Day.  FCPS has implemented many changes to the process for PSAT Day.  While it will still be an early release for all students, only our 10th and 11th grade students will be testing.  No student will have to register for the exam, rather they will be automatically registered at no cost to families.  9th graders will now be participating in Academic and Career Plan transition lessons to help them make the most out of their high school experience.  Finally, all 12th grade students will be participating in Candidates’ Day. We have updated our website with all the information you may need.  

Upcoming Junior Class Field Trip

All Juniors will be visiting Smithsonian museums on Tuesday, October 8th, during school hours.  English teachers will be introducing the Juniors to the Capstone Experience project before the field trip. The goal is to expose students to these different museums with the hope that they use this opportunity to explore something they are passionate about and find a topic to research throughout the upcoming school year.  

Students will be riding the metro between Vienna metro and the Smithsonian metro so all students will need to bring a pre-loaded Metro card with at least $11.00 as well as money to purchase lunch. Students will be choosing which museums they plan to visit through their English classes and will travel to and from the National Mall as a Class.

Are you interested in chaperoning? We are in need of chaperones, and whether you are a parent of a junior or not, we would love to have you chaperone the trip! Please contact Janine Gervais at jhgervais@fcps.edu or Christie McCormick at csmccormick@fcps.edu if you are interested!

Fall Luau Brain Break – October 3, 2019 (FLEX Cougar Time) 

All students are welcome to join the School Counseling Department on Thursday, October 3 during the Flex Cougar Time for a “Fall Luau” brain break.  We will be celebrating the Luau Homecoming theme with outdoor games and relaxing activities. Say Aloha to your counselor while enjoying a break in the day.  

What is a FLEX Cougar Time?  This year we added in a few FLEX days throughout the year that are designed to allow students free choice on those days and provide opportunities throughout the building that allow for a break from academics.  Students have no assigned locations on those days and may choose the space that best fits their needs.  

Book Buddies Teen Trendsetter Program

Is your student a reader? Would your student like to share their love of reading with elementary school students? The Teen Trendsetters Youth Leaders Young Readers Program is run through the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.  We will partner with students at Mosby Woods Elementary school. We believe that both mentors and mentees will benefit from participating in this program.  We are looking for 15-20 enthusiastic mentors to work each Wednesday afternoon with a mentee in 1st or 2nd grade.  Each mentor would receive some upfront training to be prepared to work with students. If your student would like to be considered to be a reading buddy for a student at Mosby Woods Elementary school, see Mrs. Hovanec in room 228 for an application. The application requires teacher recommendation, and it is due to Mrs. Hovanec by Friday, September 27th.

Homecoming Week

Next week is Oakton's Homecoming Week!  We are looking forward to a great week of activities.  This year we will be focusing on which grade level has the most spirit!  Here are some highlights to the week: 

  • Spirit Week Themes: 
    • Monday: USA Day
    • Tuesday: Jersey Day
    • Wednesday: We Wear Pink! Day
    • Thursday: Class Colors (9th - Black; 10th - White; 11th - Burgundy; 12th - Gold) 
    • Friday: Hawaii Day  
  • Friday October 4: Pep Rally and Homecoming Football Game vs. Lake Braddock 
    • Before the game Student Leadership will be hosting a tailgate on the Softball field for our students!  Come check it out from 6pm-7pm.  
  • Saturday October 5: Homecoming Dance
    • Our theme this year is a Homecoming Luau. 
    • Tickets will be sold during all lunches Monday-Friday of Homecoming week. 
    • The dance will be held in the Main Gym and will run from 8pm-11pm. 

We are looking forward to a great week with a lot of school spirit!  Let's Go Cougars!  

World Languages Credit Exam

The 2019 Credit Exam for World Languages will be administered November 6 – 8, 2019. Students who take the credit exam will now have the opportunity to earn up to three credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam, including:  American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and Turkish languages will be tested using the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), which is a timed test and has a format distinct from the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam.  More information on the WPT is available here: Writing Proficiency Test.

Registration opens Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Students who are interested should see their school counselor to register.  

Credit exam information can be accessed at: Credit Exam for WL.

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

Parent Information PTSA Information 

Join us for our first PTSA Meeting on September 24, 7p.m. in the Oakton Library.  Meet the PTSA team, Principal Lane and other Oakton HS families. We will approve the PTSA budget, audit and learn about the upcoming events for this year!  Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us.  Please RSVP so we know how many to expect! 

Have you joined the PTSA yet? Your membership (and donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA! Please JOIN and help support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!

Committee Chairs - We have openings for the following Chairs and Committee Members: Membership, Fundraising, Beautification/Landscaping, Social Events, Community Outreach, PTA Programs and Mini Grants.  Training is provided, please consider signing up with a friend to share the role. Students may also hold open positions that don't deal with money.  If you are interested in helping out the PTSA, please sign up here or email president@oaktonhsptsa.org

Volunteers Needed - Please sign up to volunteer for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 23.  NOTE: You must have an Oakton HS PTBoard account to sign up to volunteer.  Email us if you have any questions!

We look forward to many exciting things this Fall and hope to see you at our September Meeting!

Oakton PTSA

Be a part of the decisions we make. Help cultivate community. Be an Advocate. Let your voice be heard!

PTSA - Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Each year the PTSA sponsors an All Night Grad Party (ANGP) the night of graduation for our senior class.  We'd like your input on the best format for this year.  Please take a moment to answer a few questions by clicking Senior Survey

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Tues. September 24th
  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend, must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host its sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School in partnership with Inova and Kaiser Permanente.  More information can be found here.  

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

This workshop explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Presented by Karrin Lukacs, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Sherry Steeley, PhD., Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

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Principal Updates - Week of September 16

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

September 19: Senior Panoramic Picture (Cougar Time) 

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

Outside the renovation work continues to work towards completing the work at the Main Stadium in time for our Homecoming game.  The new entry and gate is going up this week, along with other finishing touches at the concession stand and new restroom facilities.  Block work continues with the addition and significant progress has been made. Steel work continues to go up as well. Within a few weeks the two pieces of the addition out front will be connected!  

We continue to notice concerns at drop-off and dismissal with students being let out within the roadways (off campus), along with many illegal u-turns.  We have been communicating with FCPD to help assist in ensuring that everyone is driving safely when arriving and leaving campus. This is a huge safety concern, we want to make sure every student is being dropped off in a safe place.  Please use the designated kiss-and-ride only to ensure students are safe. We continue to remind students to look both ways before crossing a street, and encourage them to remove ear buds and refrain from using their phone while walking. 

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information  World Languages Credit Exam

The 2019 Credit Exam for World Languages will be administered November 6 – 8, 2019. Students who take the credit exam will now have the opportunity to earn up to three credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam, including:  American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese/Mandarin, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit/Samskritam, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese and Turkish languages will be tested using the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), which is a timed test and has a format distinct from the FCPS World Languages Credit Exam.  More information on the WPT is available here: Writing Proficiency Test.

Registration opens Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

Students who are interested should see their school counselor to register.  

Credit exam information can be accessed at: Credit Exam for WL.

Attendance Matters

September is Attendance Awareness Month. At Oakton, we believe that addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life. Missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year. For more information please check out https://www.attendanceworks.org/

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

Student Schedules 

Our staffing decisions and the number of courses offered were based on the classes students selected during the registration period. To maintain the best possible program for our students and one that is most responsive to their educational needs, schedule changes will be limited to space available.  Below is the timeline for schedule changes for this school year.  

Timeline for Schedule Changes: 

  • August 28 - September 16: School counselors will make schedule change requests based on space available
  • September 17 - November 1 (end of 1st quarter): No schedule changes
  • After November 6: Any student requesting a schedule change will need to fill out the schedule change request form, signed by parent, student, teacher, school counselor and administrator. If approved by the administration, schedule changes will only be processed if there is space available.
  • There will not be any schedule changes, regardless of space available, after the end of the 3rd quarter.  

For any questions you may have, contact your child’s counselor.

Parent Information Host Families Needed 

The French department is seeking host families for students who will be visiting from Vesoul, France in October. The students will arrive on October 15 and will depart on October 24th. They will spend 3 days at school shadowing their host student and will also spend time touring the area with their classmates and teachers (host families are not expected to attend these excursions).

If you are interested in hosting, please email Emily Fugate-Brunino (ekfugatebrun@fcps.edu) as soon as possible and please indicate if you prefer a male or female student. We’d like to have families signed up as soon as possible so that students can begin communicating and getting to know one another.

PTSA Information 

Join us for our first PTSA Meeting on September 24, 7p.m. in the Oakton Library.  Meet the PTSA team, Principal Lane and other Oakton HS families. We will approve the PTSA budget, audit and learn about the upcoming events for this year!  Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be a PTSA member to join us.  Please RSVP so we know how many to expect! 

Have you joined the PTSA yet? Your membership (and donations) are vital to the success of the PTSA! Please JOIN and help support the students, teachers, and Oakton community to achieve our goals this year!

Committee Chairs - We have openings for the following Chairs and Committee Members: Membership, Fundraising, Beautification/Landscaping, Social Events, Community Outreach, PTA Programs and Mini Grants.  Training is provided, please consider signing up with a friend to share the role. Students may also hold open positions that don't deal with money.  If you are interested in helping out the PTSA, please sign up here or email president@oaktonhsptsa.org

Volunteers Needed - Please sign up to volunteer for the 10th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening on Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 23.  NOTE: You must have an Oakton HS PTBoard account to sign up to volunteer.  Email us if you have any questions!

We look forward to many exciting things this Fall and hope to see you at our September Meeting!

Oakton PTSA

Be a part of the decisions we make. Help cultivate community. Be an Advocate. Let your voice be heard!

PTSA - Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Each year the PTSA sponsors an All Night Grad Party (ANGP) the night of graduation for our senior class.  We'd like your input on the best format for this year.  Please take a moment to answer a few questions by clicking Senior Survey

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2019-2020 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Tues. September 24th
  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend, must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS FCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host its sixth annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, at Fairfax High School in partnership with Inova and Kaiser Permanente.  More information can be found here.  

Family Engagement Resources 

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Like any parent, you want your child to succeed. The problem is, otherwise smart and capable kids frequently find themselves stuck in a tumultuous, never-ending struggle with procrastination, motivation, and organization.

Join us for this workshop to learn how to:

  • Discover the hidden emotional causes of procrastination
  • Put good behavior on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Use “The Organizational Arsenal”: Tools and strategies to keep even the most scattered kids on track
  • Use examples of scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being labeled the “Bad Guy.”

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author. Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday, September 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

This session is full.  Waitlist for Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

This workshop explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Presented by Karrin Lukacs, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Sherry Steeley, PhD., Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

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Principal Updates - Week of September 9

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 9-10: Class Meetings (Cougar Time) 

September 10-11: Underclassmen Pictures

September 12: Senior College Planning Parent Night

September 19: Senior Panoramic Picture (Cougar Time) 

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

This week work continues to be made on the new ticket booth, Cougar Path, and concession stand.  We are gearing up for everything to be turned over to us for our October 4 Homecoming Football game.  Work also continues throughout the addition. The foundation and corresponding block work is beginning to connect the new Main Office and classroom wing in the Phase 1 portion of the addition. 

We continue to receive complaints from surrounding neighborhoods about families using their street as a kiss-and-ride, in lieu of our designated location.  We strive for the school to be viewed in a good light by all in our surrounding community.  Your use of our designated kiss-and-ride is greatly appreciated.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

General Information  Attendance Matters

September is Attendance Awareness Month. At Oakton, we believe that addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life. Missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year. For more information please check out https://www.attendanceworks.org/

Wednesday Late Bus 

This week late bus runs will begin for our students.  They will run every Wednesday through the end of May.  

AP Exam Registration for Non-Enrolled Students

If any student wants to take an AP exam in a course that he/she is not enrolled in, registration is now open. Each exam costs $94, and the form to register can be found in school counseling or on our website. Students currently enrolled in an AP course are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam and do not need to complete any form. The deadline to register is October 25th.  

If you have any questions about AP testing in general, please contact one of our AP testing coordinators: Katie Warehime at KJWarehime@fcps.edu.

College Board Accommodations- Deadline for AP Testing

Students who have an IEP or 504 do not automatically have College Board accommodations. Paperwork must be submitted to Oakton by December 20, 2019, to allow for processing prior to the College Board deadline; however, we encourage students to submit paperwork as early as possible. All paperwork is to be given to Chris Buckley, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School. Each of the following must be completed:

College Board Consent Form

College Board Local Application Form

Paperwork should be delivered to Oakton High School, to the attention of Chris Buckley, or emailed to cjbuckley@fcps.edu

If you have any questions regarding the process, you can contact your child’s case manager or counselor, or email Chris Buckley at cjbuckley@fcps.edu.

Full Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP exams are located on our website.

Senior Parking Update

Last week additional parking spaces were released to senior students who applied.  Students who were selected for a spot, must clear their outstanding financial obligations and pay for their parking permit by the end of the school day on Thursday September 12.  Any permits not paid for at that time will be assigned to other students. We will continually monitor our parking and release any additional spots for students in subsequent lotteries should more parking spaces become available. 

Student Schedules 

Our staffing decisions and the number of courses offered were based on the classes students selected during the registration period. To maintain the best possible program for our students and one that is most responsive to their educational needs, schedule changes will be limited to space available.  Below is the timeline for schedule changes for this school year.  

Timeline for Schedule Changes: 

  • August 28 - September 16: School counselors will make schedule change requests based on space available
  • September 17 - November 1 (end of 1st quarter): No schedule changes
  • After November 6: Any student requesting a schedule change will need to fill out the schedule change request form, signed by parent, student, teacher, school counselor and administrator. If approved by the administration, schedule changes will only be processed if there is space available.
  • There will not be any schedule changes, regardless of space available, after the end of the 3rd quarter.  

For any questions you may have, contact your child’s counselor.

Senior College Planning - Parent Night 

Senior Parents and Guardians please join us on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30-8:00 pm for Senior College Planning Parent Night. Counselors will be providing you with information on the college process and Oakton’s transcript request procedure. We look forward to seeing you.

Counselors will be presenting to seniors in their history classrooms September 3rd  & 4th . Counselors will also be meeting with each Senior individually to discuss their own post-secondary plans, graduation requirements, transcripts and answer questions. Individual senior meetings with students will begin September 9th and run through September 20th. .

 

 

Parent Information Host Families Needed 

The French department is seeking host families for students who will be visiting from Vesoul, France in October. The students will arrive on October 15 and will depart on October 24th. They will spend 3 days at school shadowing their host student and will also spend time touring the area with their classmates and teachers (host families are not expected to attend these excursions).

If you are interested in hosting, please email Emily Fugate-Brunino (ekfugatebrun@fcps.edu) as soon as possible and please indicate if you prefer a male or female student. We’d like to have families signed up as soon as possible so that students can begin communicating and getting to know one another.

PTSA - Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration

Each year the PTSA sponsors an All Night Grad Party (ANGP) the night of graduation for our senior class.  We'd like your input on the best format for this year.  Please take a moment to answer a few questions by clicking Senior Survey

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2018-2019 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Tues. September 24th
  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

 

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend, must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

 

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Like any parent, you want your child to succeed. The problem is, otherwise smart and capable kids frequently find themselves stuck in a tumultuous, never-ending struggle with procrastination, motivation, and organization.

Join us for this workshop to learn how to:

  • Discover the hidden emotional causes of procrastination
  • Put good behavior on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Use “The Organizational Arsenal”: Tools and strategies to keep even the most scattered kids on track
  • Use examples of scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being labeled the “Bad Guy.”

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author. Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday, September 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

This session is full.  Waitlist for Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

This workshop explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Presented by Karrin Lukacs, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Sherry Steeley, PhD., Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

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Principal Updates - Week of September 2

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

September 2: No School (Labor Day) 

September 5: Back-to-School Open House (4-7pm) 

September 9-10: Class Meetings (Cougar Time) 

September 10-11: Underclassmen Pictures

September 12: Senior College Planning Parent Night

September 19: Senior Panoramic Picture (Cougar Time) 

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

Renovation Update

Finishing touches continue in the cafeteria.  The poles are being encased and surrounded with burgundy accents.  Work near the main athletic field continues.  We are on track to have everything finished for our Homecoming football game on October 4.  The brick continues to go up on the new addition, along with the new ticket booth area.  The new stone window sills are going in.  The steel work for the library and Oakton Hall continues at the center of the addition. 

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

FCPSOn - Laptop Distribution

Last week we distributed laptops through advisory on Monday and Tuesday.  On Thursday, we distributed to students who have an academy during 3rd/4th period.  Many classes have begun using the laptops in a variety of ways and it is exciting to see the way it is transforming our learning environment!  Please visit our FCPSOn at Oakton website for more information.

General Information  Student Schedules 

Our staffing decisions and the number of courses offered were based on the classes students selected during the registration period. To maintain the best possible program for our students and one that is most responsive to their educational needs, schedule changes will be limited to space available.  Below is the timeline for schedule changes for this school year.  

Timeline for Schedule Changes: 

  • August 28 - September 16: School counselors will make schedule change requests based on space available
  • September 17 - November 1 (end of 1st quarter): No schedule changes
  • After November 6: Any student requesting a schedule change will need to fill out the schedule change request form, signed by parent, student, teacher, school counselor and administrator. If approved by the administration, schedule changes will only be processed if there is space available.
  • There will not be any schedule changes, regardless of space available, after the end of the 3rd quarter.  

For any questions you may have, contact your child’s counselor.

Senior College Planning - Parent Night 

Senior Parents and Guardians please join us on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30-8:00 pm for Senior College Planning Parent Night. Counselors will be providing you with information on the college process and Oakton’s transcript request procedure. We look forward to seeing you.

Counselors will be presenting to seniors in their history classrooms September 3rd  & 4th . Counselors will also be meeting with each Senior individually to discuss their own post-secondary plans, graduation requirements, transcripts and answer questions. Individual senior meetings with students will begin September 9th and run through September 20th. .

Back-to-School Open House, September 5

This year we will be switching the model we use for Back-to-School Night.  Based on parent and staff feedback, we found that the model that had been in use has not been highly effective.  We will have an open-house style Back-to-School Night on Thursday September 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Parents will be able to come at the time that best meets their schedule as we will not have designated times for each period to meet.  A detailed email regarding our event was sent out on Thursday, August 30.   

 

Parent Information Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2018-2019 school year must attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD). The 90-minute presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card. The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered four times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton during the quarter their student receives driver education. 

PSTD meetings at Oakton during 2019/2020 school year:

  • Tues. September 24th
  • Wed. December 4th
  • Mon. February 24th
  • Mon. April 20th

 

All sessions will run from 7:00-8:30pm in the Oakton Auditorium.

Please bring a pen/pencil and arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted once the presentation begins.

The meeting is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that have not attended a PSTD night yet. The student and parent must attend one presentation as a part of the VA licensing requirements. 

Juniors and seniors who wish to attend, must pre-register online through the Adult and Community Education (ACE) office and pay a $30 fee - please see a Drivers Ed teacher for more details.

Sophomores DO NOT need to pre-register. This is not available to freshmen

The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

PTSA Welcome Letter 

Hello Oakton Families!

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), I would like to welcome all families to another school year at Oakton High School. We are very excited to share a NEW way to stay in the know on all things!  You will need a PTBoard account to volunteer, check out and pay, view our online directory and view your student's class level group. It's very easy to sign up!

  • Browse to “oaktonhsptsa.org
  • Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner and you will be prompted to create an account within PTBoard. Make sure your email is correct!! You will be sent a confirmation email to later verify your email.
  • Enter school code 6EH8VK and hit Join.
  • After signing in, go to your name (upper right hand corner) and click on “My Profile” and enter your contact information including adding your student(s).
  • Browse around on the new site, purchase membership, make a donation or involved with a volunteer activity!

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  Whether you are a new or returning OHS parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started - make sure you set up your account first!

I look forward to working with our teachers, staff and families to provide a great school year for our students.  I hope you will contact me with any questions, comments, or new ideas that will benefit our community!

Sincerely,

Monique Roberts-Rabil 2019-2020 Oakton PTSA President president@oaktonhsptsa.org

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Upcoming Parent Resource Center Workshops: Power Struggles

Knowing When to Walk Away

Attend this important workshop, presented by Michele Tureaud and Lori Kraden, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers, to understand the characteristics of power struggles.

Highlights will include:

  • Recognizing power struggles
  • Identifying why power struggles occur
  • Strategies for parents

Friday, September 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Power Struggles: Knowing When to Walk Away

Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Like any parent, you want your child to succeed. The problem is, otherwise smart and capable kids frequently find themselves stuck in a tumultuous, never-ending struggle with procrastination, motivation, and organization.

Join us for this workshop to learn how to:

  • Discover the hidden emotional causes of procrastination
  • Put good behavior on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Use “The Organizational Arsenal”: Tools and strategies to keep even the most scattered kids on track
  • Use examples of scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being labeled the “Bad Guy.”

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author. Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday, September 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

This session is full.  Waitlist for Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

This workshop explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Presented by Karrin Lukacs, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Sherry Steeley, PhD., Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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Principal Updates - Week of August 26

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

August 26: First day of School 

August 30: No School 

September 2: No School (Labor Day) 

September 5: Back-to-School Open House (4-7pm) 

September 9-10: Class Meetings (Cougar Time) 

September 10-11: Underclassmen Pictures

September 12: Senior College Planning Parent Night

September 19: Senior Panoramic Picture (Cougar Time) 

September 30-October 4: Homecoming Week

October 2-3: Senior Portrait Make-up 

October 5: Homecoming Dance 

October 14: School Planning Day - No School 

October 16: PSAT Day; Candidates' Day; 2 Hr. Early Release

October 17: Underclassmen Picture Make-up

November 1: End of 1st Quarter

November 4: School Planning Day - No School 

November 5 - Teacher Workday - No School 

 

Welcome back!  It was great to welcome all of our students back to school this morning.  We are excited for the start of the 2019-2020 school year! 

Renovation Update

Last week work was done to get the entire campus ready for the start of school.  This included additional paving and opening of our new parking lots in the front of the building.  The kiss-and-ride now features two lanes coming into campus which should alleviate some of the congestion from last year.  There is also limited parking around the kiss-and-ride loop allowing for more space for those trying to enter and exit the campus.  As a reminder, this is the only location designated as a kiss-and-ride. In our effort to be cognizant of our surrounding neighborhoods, nearby streets should not be used for kiss-and-ride drop off and pick up sites.  This prevents residents from exiting and entering their homes in a timely fashion. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed. 

FCPSOn - Laptop Distribution

Today we began laptop distribution during Advisory (Period 3) and will complete our distribution and on-boarding tomorrow.  Please visit our FCPSOn at Oakton website for more information.

General Information  Safety Reminders - Arrival/Dismissal

Please remind your students to follow the walking routes designated for students and community.  We have numerous crosswalks marked throughout the campus that will ensure they are crossing safely.  Finally, it is always a nice reminder to have students take out their earbuds so they can hear surrounding sounds and look both ways before crossing the street.  

Annual Safety Drills

All schools are required to perform a variety of safety drills each year.  This will include: 

  • One fire drill per week for the first four weeks.  
  • After the first four weeks, we will hold one fire drill per month.  
  • We will hold four lockdown drills.  The first two lockdown drills will be within the first 20 days of the start of school.  
  • One tornado drill will be held in the month of March.  

For the first lockdown drill we will make you aware in advance of the drill.  For each of the remaining drills we will send notification immediately before, during, or immediately after the conclusion of the drill.  

You can assist by speaking to your student and sharing the importance of drills.  These drills provide us all with the practice needed to respond appropriately in an emergency situation.  We do not want students to be frightened or scared, but do want to reinforce that students should take drills seriously and follow the directions of staff. 

Student Schedules 

Our staffing decisions and the number of courses offered were based on the classes students selected during the registration period. To maintain the best possible program for our students and one that is most responsive to their educational needs, schedule changes will be limited to space available.  Below is the timeline for schedule changes for this school year.  

Timeline for Schedule Changes:

  • August 26 - August 27: School Counselors will only correct schedules if there is an error in the schedule
  • August 28 - September 16: School counselors will make schedule change requests based on space available
  • September 17 - November 1 (end of 1st quarter): No schedule changes
  • After November 6: Any student requesting a schedule change will need to fill out the schedule change request form, signed by parent, student, teacher, school counselor and administrator. If approved by the administration, schedule changes will only be processed if there is space available.
  • There will not be any schedule changes, regardless of space available, after the end of the 3rd quarter.  

For any questions you may have, contact your child’s counselor.

Senior College Planning - Parent Night 

Senior Parents and Guardians please join us on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30-8:00 pm for Senior College Planning Parent Night. Counselors will be providing you with information on the college process and Oakton’s transcript request procedure. We look forward to seeing you.

Counselors will be presenting to seniors in their history classrooms September 3rd  & 4th . Counselors will also be meeting with each Senior individually to discuss their own post-secondary plans, graduation requirements, transcripts and answer questions. Individual senior meetings with students will begin September 9th and run through September 20th. 

College Board Account - AP Classes 

This year all students will have to have a College Board account in order to access important classroom materials as well as register for SAT exams and view scores for SATs, PSATs, and APs. This needs to be an account that students are able to regularly view and should have access to by August 29. We recommend students use a personal email address and not their school email address, as the school email address will expire when they graduate.

Students will login here: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ You can either log in to make sure you can access your account or create a new account there.  This information was posted on Friday to the Oakton HS Blackboard account.  

If you have issues accessing your College Board account, there are prompts on that page that can help you, or you can contact the College Board at 888-225-5427. Oakton High School is not able to help with College Board accounts.

Once students have a College Board account, what will they do? Each AP class will have a unique online code that you will need to sign up for through AP Classroom. Information on how to enroll can be found on the College Board website. This needs to be done early on in the year (in the first few weeks of class) so we can have a correct accounting of students in each class.

Back-to-School Open House, September 5

This year we will be switching the model we use for Back-to-School Night.  Based on parent and staff feedback, we found that the model that had been in use has not been highly effective.  We will have an open-house style Back-to-School Night on Thursday September 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Parents will be able to come at the time that best meets their schedule as we will not have designated times for each period to meet.  More information on Back-to-School Night will be forthcoming.  

Senior Parking

All senior students who applied for and were randomly selected for a parking permit, must pay for their permit by the end of the day on Tuesday September 3.  Students should go to the Security Office to pay for their permit during the day, or go to the administrative table during all lunches. Any outstanding obligations to the school that a student may have must also be paid for prior to receiving their permit.  Any permit that is not paid for by that time will be reassigned. A second lottery for student parking will occur in the first few weeks of school. If a student or parent has a question about senior parking they can reach out to Ms. Mary Landis, Assistant Principal at mflandis@fcps.edu.  

 

Parent Information The Pantry at Oakton High School

Did you know that Oakton High School has a pantry where students in need can pick up non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, and paper goods? If you are in need, please contact anyone in the guidance office and they can offer you assistance.

The Pantry at OHS is supported by our wonderful Oakton community. Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off in the front office, at door 4.

We also have an Amazon Wish List that is updated for the new school year and kept current with The Pantry’s needs. Items purchased off the Wish List are shipped directly to the school! https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PXP0VZH14Y/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The Pantry Team

PTSA Welcome Letter 

Hello Oakton Families!

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), I would like to welcome all families to another school year at Oakton High School. We are very excited to share a NEW way to stay in the know on all things!  You will need a PTBoard account to volunteer, check out and pay, view our online directory and view your student's class level group. It's very easy to sign up!

  • Browse to “oaktonhsptsa.org
  • Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner and you will be prompted to create an account within PTBoard. Make sure your email is correct!! You will be sent a confirmation email to later verify your email.
  • Enter school code 6EH8VK and hit Join.
  • After signing in, go to your name (upper right hand corner) and click on “My Profile” and enter your contact information including adding your student(s).
  • Browse around on the new site, purchase membership, make a donation or involved with a volunteer activity!

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  Whether you are a new or returning OHS parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started - make sure you set up your account first!

I look forward to working with our teachers, staff and families to provide a great school year for our students.  I hope you will contact me with any questions, comments, or new ideas that will benefit our community!

Sincerely,

Monique Roberts-Rabil 2019-2020 Oakton PTSA President president@oaktonhsptsa.org

FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

Parent Resources - FCPS

In FCPS we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education, students achieve higher grades, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. We offer programs, services, and resources that engage families, schools and the community in support of student success.

Find out more here about programs and supports offered in FCPS to build stronger family-school partnerships and better engage families.

Upcoming Parent Resource Center Workshops: Power Struggles

Knowing When to Walk Away

Attend this important workshop, presented by Michele Tureaud and Lori Kraden, FCPS Behavior Intervention Teachers, to understand the characteristics of power struggles.

Highlights will include:

  • Recognizing power struggles
  • Identifying why power struggles occur
  • Strategies for parents

Friday, September 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Power Struggles: Knowing When to Walk Away

Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Like any parent, you want your child to succeed. The problem is, otherwise smart and capable kids frequently find themselves stuck in a tumultuous, never-ending struggle with procrastination, motivation, and organization.

Join us for this workshop to learn how to:

  • Discover the hidden emotional causes of procrastination
  • Put good behavior on autopilot using the power of habit
  • Use “The Organizational Arsenal”: Tools and strategies to keep even the most scattered kids on track
  • Use examples of scripts to spark motivation, address problems, and communicate with your child without being labeled the “Bad Guy.”

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author. Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

Friday, September 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

This session is full.  Waitlist for Getting Past Procrastination: How to Get Your Kids Organized, Focused, and Motivated...Without Being the Bad Guy

Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

This workshop explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Join us for this workshop to learn:

  • Best practices for working with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving students with diverse backgrounds. Including:
    • Home-school communication
    • IEP Meetings
    • Cross-cultural interactions

Presented by Karrin Lukacs, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Sherry Steeley, PhD., Associate Professor at Georgetown University

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon

Register for Voices from the IEP Table: Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families

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Frequently Asked Questions -August 24, 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions General Questions:

Q-  How will parents be kept informed of what is going on at school?  

A - Every Monday an email titled “Principal Updates” will go out at approximately 5:30pm.  This email provides information regarding upcoming dates and events that occur at Oakton High School and within FCPS.  We also post a large amount of information on our school website. We try to highlight anything new in an announcement on the homepage.  We also try to be very active on our social media accounts.  If you are not already, please follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS) and Instagram (oaktonhs).  

Q - Who do I contact when I am concerned about a class or grade for my student? 

A - At the high school level we encourage students to first speak with their teachers regarding any concerns in the classroom.  However, if your son/daughter is not comfortable with that, we ask that the student seek assistance from their counselor or the Assistant Principal that supervises that department.  The sooner a concern is brought to light, the sooner the concern can be addressed. If there are continued concerns or something a parent would like addressed, a parent should make contact with the teacher directly and/or request a conference.  If a parent would like a conference with multiple teachers, it is easier to coordinate that through the counselor. 

We also believe that parent concerns regarding a class or teacher should be directly addressed with the teacher first.  However, if a parent is still concerned after that conversation, the best course of action is to reach out to the administrator that supervises that department.  The department supervisors are listed below for your reference.

Ms. Mary Landis - English, Special Education Category B, Library

Mr. James Oberndorf - World Languages, Special Education Category A, AVID

Mr. Sal Olivo  - Math, Fine Arts, ESOL

Ms. Martha Rodeheaver - Science, CTE, Performing Arts

Mr. Larry Stroud - Social Studies, Health and PE

Q - My son/daughter forgot their lunch/homework assignment.  Where can I drop off items?

A– You come to the front office and drop it off on the designated counter.

Q - My son/daughter lost their wallet.  Where should I go to see if it has been turned in?

A – You can come to the front office and we will direct you to lost and found in the Security office.

Q - Where is visitor parking located at if I have an appointment at the school during the day?  

A - We have several designated visitor parking spots in Lot 1 (parking lot behind the school near Doors 5/ 6).  If you are coming between 2:40pm and 3:10pm you will not be able to access the Lot 1 due to the buses lining up for dismissal.  In that case, you can park in any of the open spaces near the Kiss-and-Ride. There are now three parking lots (2, 3, and 4) on that side of the building.  Signs are coming to appropriately label each of the lots.  

Q- If I drive my son/daughter to school, where is the kiss-and-ride?  

A- The kiss-and-ride is located at the Country Creek and Sutton Road entrance to the school.  Similar to last year, we will have a crossing guard and a police officer directing traffic.  We ask that anyone who is waiting in line to drop off a student or exit the campus remembers a few points: 

  • 1) All cars must yield to buses as they exit the campus.  Buses are on a tight timeframe and leave our bus runs to go pick up students for the elementary schools.  
  • 2) Please do not block the entrances to any of our parking lots while waiting.  Students and staff park in the lots surrounding the kiss-and-ride.  

Students will not be permitted to be dropped off in the front of the building (near Doors 3, 4, 5, or 6) as this would impede the ability for buses to arrive and exit quickly and efficiently.  

Q- How will my son or daughter know where there classes are the first few days of school?  

A - We will have multiple staff members throughout the entire building and Cougar Towne to assist students.  It is helpful for students to remember that all classes that are in the 100 range are on the first floor of the building, with classes in the 200 range on the second floor.  Any class that is labeled with a T- # is a classroom located in a trailer.  

Q - Which classes meet on Burgundy Days vs. Gold Days? 

A - Burgundy Days students will attend periods 1, Cougar Time/Advisory, 4, 5, 7.  Gold Days students will attend periods 2, Cougar Time, 4, 6, 8. The bell schedule and calendar for the year can be found on our website.  

Q- When is graduation for the Class of 2020? 

A - We have been patiently awaiting the final approval of the graduation calendar.  As soon as we have our graduation timeslot, we will publish it to our families and post the calendar for the month of June.  

Q - What is the format for the Back to School Open House? 

A - We have changed our traditional back to school night to an open house model.  This allows us to be more flexible to parents in their ability to attend and allows us to have one event, as opposed to two.  We will have our open house on Thursday September 5 from 4pm-7pm. Parents are invited to come and visit the classrooms and teachers at a time that works for them within the allotted window.  We will also have a website of back-to-school videos from each member of our staff for any parent that is unable to attend. Detailed information will go out before the event to all parents. The purpose of this event has not changed, it is intended for parents to get a brief overview of their student’s teachers and general course information.  Parents looking for individual parent conferences with an individual teacher should reach out to the teacher directly. Parents looking to coordinate a parent conference with multiple teachers should contact the students counselor.  

ATTENDANCE

Q - What are the attendance procedures at Oakton High School ?

A - All attendance procedures for students can be found at:

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/about/attendance

If you have a question about your son/daughter’s tardiness or attendance in a specific class, please follow up with the teacher of the class period you have a question about.   

RENOVATION

Q - How long is the renovation going to last?

A- The renovation is a four year project that began in June 2018 and is scheduled to end in June 2022.  

Q - What is the scope of the project?

A - The project is divided into four phases which are outlined below.  Phase 1 is the largest scope of work and is estimated to last approximately two years from June 2018.  However, timelines for all the phases are fluid and overlapping at points due to the various factors that go into each.  Currently, the renovation project is on schedule with all work. 

 

Phase 1 Highlights:

The large addition onto the front of the building, which will include a new Main Office, Student Services Office, Security Office, Clinic, Library, Science Wing and more.

The addition of a new Dance Room, which will be used by Health and Physical Education classes, Dance, Cheerleading, and Gymnastics.

A newly renovated softball complex and Cougar Path.

*The cafeteria was completed this summer and ready for student use on Monday!  Phase 1 should be completed by June 2020.  

Phase 2 Highlights:

An addition of a Performing Arts Wing near old Door 7.

The renovation of several of our existing classrooms on both the first and second floors of the building.

Phase 3 Highlights:

An addition of six classrooms off of the back of the building in the old back parking lot.

Continued renovation of existing classrooms on the second floor.

Renovation of the theater and the start of extending the Main Gym.

Phase 4 Highlights:

Renovation of the remaining Art and CTE classrooms.

Completing the final additions on the back of the building, which will include the creation of a new courtyard and joining the addition with the existing building.

Summer Work

Over the summer, work will be done on essential areas of the building that we cannot lose during the school year.  This includes renovations and updates to the Main/Auxiliary Gyms, Cafeteria, and Weight Room.

Q - Where can I find information about the renovation?

A - Renovation Updates will continue to be the first section of the Principal Updates.   In addition, we will continue to use our social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) to show updates.  Finally, you can look at our website for renovation information.  

ACTIVITIES

Q- What paperwork does my son/daughter needs to turn into the Activities Office in order to participate in a sport?

A - All required forms can be found at:

https://oaktonathletics.org/main/filesLinks/

Q - Who would I contact with a question related to student activities (Athletics, Clubs, etc.)?

A - All contact information for the Activities Office can be found at:

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/index.php/student-life-activities/athletics

LIBRARY

Q - What are the Library hours?  Who are the librarians?

A -   Monday-Thursday: 7:45 – 3:30;  Friday: 7:30 – 3:15

Librarians:

           Karen Rowley: kmrowley@fcps.edu

           Rebecca Newland: rnewland@fcps.edu.

Technology/Online Grades

Q - What is ParentVUE?

A- FCPS 24-7 Learning provides parents access to available courses the student is enrolled in, Family Connection to view College and Academic Career Planning (for Middle and High school students), weCare@school to view and update Emergency Care information, and Bus Stop Information via the Bus Stop module. The SIS Parent Account (Student Information System Parent Account) is the FCPS secure solution for accessing information about your child's attendance, class performance, demographic data, and links to FCPS 24-7 information. FCPS 24-7 Learning and ParentVue use the same log-on credentials.

 

Q - How do I get a ParentVUE account?

A- You will need an existing email address and an activation code. The activation codes have been mailed out several times but you can email Ms. Burke for an activation code (paburke@fcps.edu) The steps for registration can be found on this page (select the blue box, “Activate”)

 

Q - What is the link address for ParentVue?

A- The long URL link to log in to ParentVue is https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx

 

Q - I am not sure if I created an account last year, how do I find out?

A- If you would like to verify that an account was created last year, please call Ms. Burke, administrative assistant at Oakton High School, at 703-319-2782.

 

Q - I forgot my password-what is the password reset link?

A - Click on the link, enter your username/email address and a reset link will be sent to the email address on file. FCPS Parent Forgot Password link Please click on the heading “Parents”

 

Q- I am not seeing all of my children in ParentVue and FCPS 24-7, how do I resolve the issue?

A - If you notice that one/more of your students (currently enrolled in the FCPS School System) are not listed on your ParentVue account, please click on this link to report the issue. (Link to Report Issues)

 

Q - How do I update information in we@Care such as the emergency contact information?

A - To update information, such as the Emergency contacts list and phone numbers, log in to FCPS 24-7 Learning using your ParentVue log-on credentials, locate the link for we@Care, click to open and then click on each student for which you’d like to change the information.

Q - What is FCPSOn?  

This year all high school students throughout FCPS will be assigned a laptop to support student learning.  Students will receive their device during Advisory on the first two days of school. To learn more about this initiative, please visit our website.  Students are expected to bring their laptops, fully charged, to school daily.   Students will not be able to access an extra charger or loaner laptop if they forget their laptop or charger at home.  We do have additional laptops on hand to provide to students should their laptop have an issue that needs to be fixed.  

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Principal Updates - Week of August 19

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

August 20:  New Student Orientation 

August 22: Cougar Kickoff 

August 26: First day of School 

August 30: No School 

September 2: No School (Labor Day) 

September 5: Back-to-School Open House (4-7pm) 

Renovation Update

The cafeteria is in the finishing stages this week.  The final accents are being added to bring in burgundy and gold to the space!  Another big project for this week is to do more paving around the kiss-and-ride.  Work continues on the addition, concession stand, and new Cougar Path. We are looking forward to welcoming students back to the building on Monday.  During 1st period on Monday, students will be presented with a renovation update so they know what to expect for the school year.

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed.  

Back to School Information 

We could not be more excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year!  Last week an email was sent to families that included our Back-to-School information.  Please visit our website for all pertinent information you will need to feel prepared for the start of school.  

Tomorrow we will welcome all new students to Oakton for our orientation!  Please visit the website for additional information.  We hope to see everyone on Thursday afternoon for Cougar Kickoff!   

FCPSOn - Laptop Distribution

Starting with the 2019 - 2020 school year, FCPS will offer every student access to a computer.  As part of our initiative to provide equitable access to relevant and enriching activities, Oakton will be leveraging these devices to prepare students with 21st century skills.  Laptops will be distributed during Advisory (Period 3) on the first two days of school. Please visit our FCPSOn at Oakton website for more information.

General Information  My SchoolBucks

The initial loading of fees has been put into My SchoolBucks for the 2019-2020 school year.  Some fees that you can currently pay using this system include Class of 2020 senior dues, and Marching Band/Concert Band fees.  In August, we will load all other class fees that are associated with some of our elective courses.

Student Schedules 

All students and parents will be able to see class schedules on Thursday August 22 at 6:00 am.  Please be sure you have your ParentVue/StudentVue account set-up.  If you do not currently have an account, you can visit this site to create one.  

If you need assistance, please contact the Student Services Office at 703-319-2810.  

All-School Summer Reading Experience

Reading is not just about the text you read, but also about the experience of reading. Reading can be a solo activity or something you do with friends. You can read for yourself or you can read to others. Reading can help you to understand new ideas and to create new things.

Oakton High School’s 2019 All-School Summer Reading Experience asks you to take note of the experience of reading. As you read your summer away, keep track of your reading experiences using this BINGO card. To mark a completed experience, please have a witness sign the square. For example, if you read to a resident at a nursing home, you should have the resident or a supervisor sign your card. You may not have the same person sign more than three squares, so take the opportunity to share your experiences with many different people.

Students will be encouraged to hand in their cards to their advisory teacher in August and there will be awards for students who complete BINGO. There are no limits to what you can read. Challenge yourself and read something new, or re-read an old favorite.

Document your reading experiences on Instagram and Twitter throughout the summer with the hashtag #OaktonReads.

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-reading-2019

Summer Assignments 

Our AP Summer Assignments are now available on the Oakton website.  If a class is not listed on that page, it does not have a summer assignment.  Many of our assignments are optional and meant to help prepare students for the year to come.  All assignments that are graded, will not be due until the second week of school to give students time when they return to school to complete the task.  

Back-to-School Open House, September 5

This year we will be switching the model we use for Back-to-School Night.  Based on parent and staff feedback, we found that the model that had been in use has not been highly effective.  We will have an open-house style Back-to-School Night on Thursday September 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Parents will be able to come at the time that best meets their schedule as we will not have designated times for each period to meet.  More information on Back-to-School Night will be forthcoming.  

Senior Parking Applications 2019-2020

We are currently accepting parking applications for all rising seniors.  Similar to last year we will be following a lottery system.  The final number of parking spaces for students will be determined over the summer once renovation plans for the following school year have been solidified.  Rising seniors who are interested can turn their application into the main office anytime between now and Friday August 16.  Students will be notified at Cougar Kickoff if they will have a parking spot.  Applications can be picked up in the Main Office, or can be found on our website.  

Parent Information PTSA Welcome Letter 

Hello Oakton Families!

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), I would like to welcome all families to another school year at Oakton High School. We are very excited to share a NEW way to stay in the know on all things!  You will need a PTBoard account to volunteer, check out and pay, view our online directory and view your student's class level group. It's very easy to sign up!

  • Browse to “oaktonhsptsa.org
  • Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner and you will be prompted to create an account within PTBoard. Make sure your email is correct!! You will be sent a confirmation email to later verify your email.
  • Enter school code 6EH8VK and hit Join.
  • After signing in, go to your name (upper right hand corner) and click on “My Profile” and enter your contact information including adding your student(s).
  • Browse around on the new site, purchase membership, make a donation or involved with a volunteer activity!

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  Whether you are a new or returning OHS parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started - make sure you set up your account first!

I look forward to working with our teachers, staff and families to provide a great school year for our students.  I hope you will contact me with any questions, comments, or new ideas that will benefit our community!

Sincerely,

Monique Roberts-Rabil 2019-2020 Oakton PTSA President president@oaktonhsptsa.org

FCPS Cares

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Principal Updates - Week of August 12

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

August 20:  New Student Orientation 

August 22: Cougar Kickoff 

August 26: First day of School 

August 30: No School 

September 2: No School (Labor Day) 

September 5: Back-to-School Open House (4-7pm) 

Renovation Update

In the past few weeks a lot of work has taken place at Oakton High School.  The cafeteria progress is moving along quickly.  Lights, flooring and tiling are in the final stages.  This space will be a more open and inviting area,  with a large amount of natural light due to the new windows.  We are currently working on designing the new furniture that will make this a great space for students throughout the day!  

Outside, the exterior brick continues to go up.  Additionally, the new Cougar Path has made tremendous progress along with the new concession stand. 

Please visit our website for more information on the scope of the renovation and the renderings of what the building will look like when completed.  

Back to School Information 

We could not be more excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year!  Last week an email was sent to families that included our Back-to-School information.  Please visit our website for all pertinent information you will need to feel prepared for the start of school.  

FCPSOn - Laptop Distribution

Starting with the 2019 - 2020 school year, FCPS will offer every student access to a computer.  As part of our initiative to provide equitable access to relevant and enriching activities, Oakton will be leveraging these devices to prepare students with 21st century skills.  Laptops will be distributed during Advisory (Period 3) on the first two days of school. Please visit our FCPSOn at Oakton website for more information.

General Information  PSAT Testing Accommodations 

On October 16, 2019 all tenth and eleventh graders will take the PSAT.  Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. Your input and consent are necessary by August 15, 2019, for the school to submit a testing accommodation request before the College Board deadline. If you feel your student may need PSAT/NMSQT testing accommodations, please review this link, complete the appropriate forms, and send them to Oakton High School c/o Molly Brady, Assessment Coach or email them to mpbrady1@fcps.edu. For more information please visit our website.  

My SchoolBucks

The initial loading of fees has been put into My SchoolBucks for the 2019-2020 school year.  Some fees that you can currently pay using this system include Class of 2020 senior dues, and Marching Band/Concert Band fees.  In August, we will load all other class fees that are associated with some of our elective courses.

Student Schedules 

All students and parents will be able to see class schedules on Thursday August 22 at 6:00 am.  Please be sure you have your ParentVue/StudentVue account set-up.  If you do not currently have an account, you can visit this site to create one.  

If you need assistance, please contact the Student Services Office at 703-319-2810.  

All-School Summer Reading Experience

Reading is not just about the text you read, but also about the experience of reading. Reading can be a solo activity or something you do with friends. You can read for yourself or you can read to others. Reading can help you to understand new ideas and to create new things.

Oakton High School’s 2019 All-School Summer Reading Experience asks you to take note of the experience of reading. As you read your summer away, keep track of your reading experiences using this BINGO card. To mark a completed experience, please have a witness sign the square. For example, if you read to a resident at a nursing home, you should have the resident or a supervisor sign your card. You may not have the same person sign more than three squares, so take the opportunity to share your experiences with many different people.

Students will be encouraged to hand in their cards to their advisory teacher in August and there will be awards for students who complete BINGO. There are no limits to what you can read. Challenge yourself and read something new, or re-read an old favorite.

Document your reading experiences on Instagram and Twitter throughout the summer with the hashtag #OaktonReads.

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-reading-2019

Summer Assignments 

Our AP Summer Assignments are now available on the Oakton website.  If a class is not listed on that page, it does not have a summer assignment.  Many of our assignments are optional and meant to help prepare students for the year to come.  All assignments that are graded, will not be due until the second week of school to give students time when they return to school to complete the task.  

Back-to-School Open House, September 5

This year we will be switching the model we use for Back-to-School Night.  Based on parent and staff feedback, we found that the model that had been in use has not been highly effective.  We will have an open-house style Back-to-School Night on Thursday September 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Parents will be able to come at the time that best meets their schedule as we will not have designated times for each period to meet.  More information on Back-to-School Night will be forthcoming.  

Senior Parking Applications 2019-2020

We are currently accepting parking applications for all rising seniors.  Similar to last year we will be following a lottery system.  The final number of parking spaces for students will be determined over the summer once renovation plans for the following school year have been solidified.  Rising seniors who are interested can turn their application into the main office anytime between now and Friday August 16.  Students will be notified at Cougar Kickoff if they will have a parking spot.  Applications can be picked up in the Main Office, or can be found on our website.  

Parent Information FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

To modify your membership to our messages (or to add yourself to the Oakton Athletics list!) you can manage your subscription to Oakton HS messages online.

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Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - Week of August 5

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/OaktonHS), Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!  Visit our Oakton Accolades page to see our latest student accomplishments.  

Important Upcoming Dates

August 5: Fall Sports Tryouts Begin 

August 20:  New Student Orientation 

August 22: Cougar Kickoff 

August 26: First day of School 

August 30: No School 

September 2: No School (Labor Day) 

September 5: Back-to-School Open House (4-7pm) 

Summer Hours

Our Main Office will be open from 8am-1pm through Friday of this week.  Beginning Monday August 5 the office will be open from 8am-3pm.  

Back to School Information 

Tomorrow, families will receive an email that will provide a link to our Back to School Information hyperdoc.  This virtual document will include all pertinent information so students and families feel prepared for the start of school.  You will also be able to locate all of this information on the Oakton website.  We have been working hard over the summer and cannot wait to welcome all of our students back for the 2019-2020 school year!  

FCPSOn - Laptop Distribution

Starting with the 2019 - 2020 school year, FCPS will offer every student access to a computer.  As part of our initiative to provide equitable access to relevant and enriching activities, Oakton will be leveraging these devices to prepare students with 21st century skills.  Laptops will be distributed during Advisory (Period 3) on the first two days of school. Please visit our FCPSOn at Oakton website for more information.

General Information  My SchoolBucks

The initial loading of fees has been put into My SchoolBucks for the 2019-2020 school year.  Some fees that you can currently pay using this system include Class of 2020 senior dues, and Marching Band/Concert Band fees.  In August, we will load all other class fees that are associated with some of our elective courses.

Student Schedules 

All students and parents will be able to see class schedules on Thursday August 22 at 6:00 am.  Please be sure you have your ParentVue/StudentVue account set-up.  If you do not currently have an account, you can visit this site to create one.  

If you need assistance, please contact the Student Services Office at 703-319-2810.  

All-School Summer Reading Experience

Reading is not just about the text you read, but also about the experience of reading. Reading can be a solo activity or something you do with friends. You can read for yourself or you can read to others. Reading can help you to understand new ideas and to create new things.

Oakton High School’s 2019 All-School Summer Reading Experience asks you to take note of the experience of reading. As you read your summer away, keep track of your reading experiences using this BINGO card. To mark a completed experience, please have a witness sign the square. For example, if you read to a resident at a nursing home, you should have the resident or a supervisor sign your card. You may not have the same person sign more than three squares, so take the opportunity to share your experiences with many different people.

Students will be encouraged to hand in their cards to their advisory teacher in August and there will be awards for students who complete BINGO. There are no limits to what you can read. Challenge yourself and read something new, or re-read an old favorite.

Document your reading experiences on Instagram and Twitter throughout the summer with the hashtag #OaktonReads.

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-reading-2019

Summer Assignments 

Our AP Summer Assignments are now available on the Oakton website.  If a class is not listed on that page, it does not have a summer assignment.  Many of our assignments are optional and meant to help prepare students for the year to come.  All assignments that are graded, will not be due until the second week of school to give students time when they return to school to complete the task.  

Save-the-Dates

We are excited about our programs to kickoff the 2019-2020 school year.  Please see the links below for  New Student Orientation and Cougar Kick-off.   

Back-to-School Open House, September 5

This year we will be switching the model we use for Back-to-School Night.  Based on parent and staff feedback, we found that the model that had been in use has not been highly effective.  We will have an open-house style Back-to-School Night on Thursday September 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.  Parents will be able to come at the time that best meets their schedule as we will not have designated times for each period to meet.  More information on Back-to-School Night will be forthcoming.  

Senior Parking Applications 2019-2020

We are currently accepting parking applications for all rising seniors.  Similar to last year we will be following a lottery system.  The final number of parking spaces for students will be determined over the summer once renovation plans for the following school year have been solidified.  Rising seniors who are interested can turn their application into the main office anytime between now and Friday August 16.  Students will be notified at Cougar Kickoff if they will have a parking spot.  Applications can be picked up in the Main Office, or can be found on our website.  

Parent Information FCPS Cares

Do you know an Oakton High School or FCPS employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way or goes beyond what is expected?  If so, then click here to share with everyone. 

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