Principal Updates - June 20

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Important Dates 

June 20: Juneteenth Observance, Office Closed

June 20-24: Class of 2023 Senior Portraits 

July 4: Independence Day, School/Office Closed 

General Information  Main Office Hours

Beginning, Tuesday, June 14 we will transition to our summer office hours.  We will be available in the main office from 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.  We have very few staff members who work throughout the summer, so we encourage anyone coming in to call in advance or email the appropriate school personnel to set up a meeting.  

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Class of 2022 - Graduation Pictures

The pictures taken at graduation by Victor O'Neill studios are now available for purchase.  The flyer below is available for you to access photos.  You may also go to the link below or the Oakton HS website and click on the link under announcements for "Graduation Livestream & Photo and Video Purchase."

https://galleries.photoday.io/gallery/COUGARGRAD22

 

Class of 2023 - Senior Portraits 

Per the emails sent to the families of the Class of 2023 on May 27 and June 15, below is the information on Session A for senior portraits.  Students should enter through Door 1 and proceed to Oakton Hall.  

June 20-24 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session A

The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits.  Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.

pickatime.com/vosphoto/Oakton2023

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Summer Learning Activities

While our primary objective for students over the summer is to relax and recharge, we do have a few optional summer activities for students posted on our website.  

https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/summer-activities

SOL Test Results

If your student took SOL tests this spring at Oakton High School, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE after June 8, 2022. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Tutor.com Summer Access

Oakton students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Check out Student Services June Newsletter that highlights Student Services wellness initiatives and summer learning opportunities.  Have a great summer Cougars! (https://www.smore.com/1p2ma) 

County News  Blake Lane Safety Meeting 

Supervisor Palchik is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, June 23 at 7:00pm. about safety improvements on the Blake Lane Corridor. This is a bilingual meeting and will be held over Zoom, as well as streamed live on Facebook, on Thursday, June 23rd, from 7PM to 8:30PM. Email any questions to [email protected]  Register: https://bit.ly/BlakeSafety

PTSA News and Information Thank You For Your Generosity

There has been an outpouring of support from the Oakton HS community to the families that were impacted by the car accident on 6/7. Thank you for your generous donations and support during this difficult time. The links to the GoFundMe pages for the families are available on the PTSA website.

Oakton Pantry

We are so grateful for all of the incredible support the Oakton Pantry has received this school year! We will not be open during the summer, so will be distributing all of our supplies of food before school ends next week.

If you are looking for a way for your summer sports team or other group to support the community, we do need donations to start the year in August. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in organizing a donation drive over the summer.

Thank you all for your generosity! Have a wonderful summer!

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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Principal Updates - June 13

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Important Dates 

June 20: Juneteenth Observance, School/Office Closed

July 4: Independence Day, School/Office Closed 

General Information  Main Office Hours

Beginning, Tuesday, June 14 we will transition to our summer office hours.  We will be available in the main office from 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.  We have very few staff members who work throughout the summer, so we encourage anyone coming in to call in advance or email the appropriate school personnel to set up a meeting.  

Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Please Complete FCPS' Family Return to School Survey 

FCPS is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the 2021-22 school year has gone for students. You have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey. Please check your email and text messages for the link. The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. It is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. 

The survey is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, and Farsi, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to participate and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information families provide will be used, along with other data, to support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff, and for ESSER accountability reporting.

SOL Test Results

If your student took SOL tests this spring at Oakton High School, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE after June 8, 2022. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Tutor.com Summer Access

Oakton students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Check out Student Services June Newsletter that highlights Student Services wellness initiatives and summer learning opportunities.  Have a great summer Cougars! (https://www.smore.com/1p2ma) 

PTSA News and Information Oakton Pantry

We are so grateful for all of the incredible support the Oakton Pantry has received this school year! We will not be open during the summer, so will be distributing all of our supplies of food before school ends next week.

If you are looking for a way for your summer sports team or other group to support the community, we do need donations to start the year in August. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in organizing a donation drive over the summer.

Thank you all for your generosity! Have a wonderful summer!

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

Principal Updates - June 6

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release (11:55am)

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release (10:10am) 

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  We were excited to celebrate them on Friday.  We are looking forward to a great week with our underclassmen as they wrap up their school year and head into summer break! 

General Information  Course Request Changes - This Week Only 

For one week only, June 6 – June 10, students are able to request course changes for the 2022-23 school year. Please email your student’s counselor during this time period to make a course change request. School counselors will make requested schedule changes based on space availability.  If no space exists in the requested course, the course request change will be denied.  

SOL Test Results

If your student took SOL tests this spring at Oakton High School, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE after June 8, 2022. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July.

Don’t have a ParentVUE account? Create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

Clinic: Medication Pick-up
  • ALL medications need to be picked up no later than 10:30 AM on June 10, 2022.
  • Medication left in the clinic after 10:30 AM on June 10 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F 8–3.
  • Pick up of prescription medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • Pick up of over-the-counter (OTC) medication is allowed for High School students with the following conditions:
    • Parent permission is required:  a written note with student or an email to [email protected]
    • Student pickup of OTC medication is restricted to the end of the school day directly after dismissal.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • QUESTIONS: Please contact Christina Magnotti, School Health Aide, 703-319-2710 or [email protected]
Library Books Due

It’s time to check around the house, in cars, under beds, in lockers, and in backpacks to find misplaced and overdue library books.  All library books are due back this Friday, May 27.  Seniors’ library books were due last Friday and should be returned immediately.  There are currently 850 books still checked out!  Please help get library books back in so replacement copies are not purchased unnecessarily. 

Books can be returned at any of our book drop locations at the school. There is a book return slot outside of the main library entrance as well as a book return slot inside the library at the circulation desk.  There is also a book drop outside of the school, by the main entry at Door 1, which can be used any time of day, including after school hours and weekends.

Students can check their FCPS gmail account for an email about which books they have checked out.

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Check out Student Services June Newsletter that highlights Student Services wellness initiatives and summer learning opportunities.  Have a great summer Cougars! (https://www.smore.com/1p2ma) 

PTSA News and Information Oakton Pantry

We are so grateful for all of the incredible support the Oakton Pantry has received this school year! We will not be open during the summer, so will be distributing all of our supplies of food before school ends next week.

If you are looking for a way for your summer sports team or other group to support the community, we do need donations to start the year in August. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in organizing a donation drive over the summer.

Thank you all for your generosity! Have a wonderful summer!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support Set for June 7

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances.
  • In Depth Opioid Information.
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances.
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • How to connect with support providers.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - May 30

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Oakton Internship Program EOL; Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  We are excited to celebrate them throughout the week as we countdown to graduation!  

Please remember that there will be no school on Friday, June 3 due to graduation.  Students are encouraged to work with their teachers this week to identify any outstanding assignments that they may have that can still be completed.  They can also use this time to study/prepare for final exams or other culminating activities that will begin on Monday June 6.   

General Information  Clinic: Medication Pick-up
  • ALL medications need to be picked up no later than 10:30 AM on June 10, 2022.
  • Medication left in the clinic after 10:30 AM on June 10 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F 8–3.
  • Pick up of prescription medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • Pick up of over-the-counter (OTC) medication is allowed for High School students with the following conditions:
    • Parent permission is required:  a written note with student or an email to [email protected]
    • Student pickup of OTC medication is restricted to the end of the school day directly after dismissal.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • QUESTIONS: Please contact Christina Magnotti, School Health Aide, 703-319-2710 or [email protected]
Library Books Due

It’s time to check around the house, in cars, under beds, in lockers, and in backpacks to find misplaced and overdue library books.  All library books are due back this Friday, May 27.  Seniors’ library books were due last Friday and should be returned immediately.  There are currently 850 books still checked out!  Please help get library books back in so replacement copies are not purchased unnecessarily. 

Books can be returned at any of our book drop locations at the school. There is a book return slot outside of the main library entrance as well as a book return slot inside the library at the circulation desk.  There is also a book drop outside of the school, by the main entry at Door 1, which can be used any time of day, including after school hours and weekends.

Students can check their FCPS gmail account for an email about which books they have checked out.

Oakton Senior Internship - Exhibition of Learning

Please join us on Tuesday, May 31 from 8:30 – 9:15 am

Our 50 Seniors who are participating in the internship program will be sharing their internship experiences in Cougar Hall (Please enter using Door #1)

We would love to have you help us celebrate these students!

End of Year Calendars

Our end of year calendars are available for you to review.  They can also be found directly on the Oakton website, under announcements.  

General EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k7InzHLqrBf78nhpdHO1o8xolVNIqrGl/preview 

Senior EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kbVTzQPfRW1fMgaJvYFfMO7ZCLtiQACH/preview

Summer Dance Camp for 1st-8th Graders

The Oakton High School Dance Team’s annual Junior Dance Camp will be held June 14-16 from 8:30-12:30 at Oakton High School. This clinic is open to rising 1st-8th graders from any school. Participants will learn choreography and technique with dance team members and will have the opportunity to perform at the end of camp on June 16!  Campers will enjoy a craft each day too!  Register online at https://oaktonhighcamps.jumbula.com.

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Happy May Cougar Families.  Check out May’s Student Services Newsletter that includes information on testing updates with helpful tips to manage testing anxiety at home, College & Career Center updates, and parent resources. (https://www.smore.com/1tn9c) 

Mental Health Moment

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month so this month’s Mental Health Moment focuses on defining mental health, maintaining good mental health and when to get help. (https://www.smore.com/dfnmp) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

An updated senior letter was sent out to all Class of 2022 families on Friday, May 27.  That information will be posted on our website under announcements on Oakton homepage. 

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

 

PTSA News and Information Class of 2022 All-Night Grad Party

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a late night party at FunLand of Fairfax

Tickets on sale now! 

$85 includes all activities, pizza and drinks, and $15 worth of arcade credits. 

(additional arcade credits available in $15 increments) 

About the event: 

  • Doors open at 10:30 pm. 
  • The event ends at 2:30 am. 
  • This event is exclusive to Oakton High School Class of 2022 students. 
  • Once a student leaves the event, they will not be permitted to come back into the event. 
  • School rules apply at the event. 
  • There will be no tolerance for drugs/alcohol; students suspected to be under the influence will not be allowed at the event.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and purchase your ticket. 

https://OHS22ANGP.rsvpify.com

Parents/Businesses: This event is funded solely on ticket sales. If you are interested in donating funds to cover event costs, subsidize tickets for students unable to purchase a ticket, or have an item to donate for raffle prizes, please email Jaime Barnhart, ANGP Chair, at [email protected]. You can also donate online using the link above. 

Oakton Pantry

We are so grateful for all of the incredible support the Oakton Pantry has received this school year! We will not be open during the summer, so will be distributing all of our supplies of food before school ends next week.

If you are looking for a way for your summer sports team or other group to support the community, we do need donations to start the year in August. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in organizing a donation drive over the summer.

Thank you all for your generosity! Have a wonderful summer!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Webinar on Opioid Use Trends and Support Set for June 7

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in the Fairfax Health District, which is consistent with national and state trends. 

Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with Fairfax County Government to provide an educational webinar on substance use trends and supports June 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the June 7 webinar

The webinar will cover topics including:

  • Most Commonly Used Substances.
  • In Depth Opioid Information.
  • Reasons Why Youth Use Substances.
  • Ways Parents Can Support their Children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • How to connect with support providers.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

Learn more about what you can do to help and prevent overdoses in our Healthy Minds blog.

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

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Principal Updates - May 23

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 25: Guest Speaker, Junior Class (Return Periods) 

May 26: Class of 2025- End of Year Celebration; Last day of late buses 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

Please see the schedule for the week below.  Note that the period order is shifted on some days to account for senior final exams.  As a reminder, seniors will have early release days May 24-May 27 of this week.  

General Information  Clinic: Medication Pick-up
  • ALL medications need to be picked up no later than 10:30 AM on June 10, 2022.
  • Medication left in the clinic after 10:30 AM on June 10 cannot be saved and will be discarded according to FCPS and FCHD policy.
  • Earlier pickup of medications is encouraged during clinic hours: M-F 8–3.
  • Pick up of prescription medication is restricted to PARENTS ONLY.
  • Pick up of over-the-counter (OTC) medication is allowed for High School students with the following conditions:
    • Parent permission is required:  a written note with student or an email to [email protected]
    • Student pickup of OTC medication is restricted to the end of the school day directly after dismissal.
  • REMINDER: New medication authorization forms are required for each school year.
  • QUESTIONS: Please contact Christina Magnotti, School Health Aide, 703-319-2710 or [email protected]
Sam Anthony, Guest Speaker

On May 25, during the return periods, all juniors will be invited to attend a guest speaker session with Sam Anthony.  He is a professional speaker in long term recovery from substance use disorder, who uses his personal experience with drugs, alcohol, depression, recovery, and fitness to educate and motivate others.  Sam’s message emphasizes awareness and encouragement to inspire and educate youth. 

To learn more information, check out https://samanthonyspeaks.com/

Class of 2025 End of Year Celebration

Students are welcome to come out to the stadium field at 7:45 am on Thursday May 26 to get a donut, play some games, and celebrate the end of your freshman year. There will be music, donuts and fun! Can’t wait to see you there!

Library Books Due

It’s time to check around the house, in cars, under beds, in lockers, and in backpacks to find misplaced and overdue library books.  All library books are due back this Friday, May 27.  Seniors’ library books were due last Friday and should be returned immediately.  There are currently 850 books still checked out!  Please help get library books back in so replacement copies are not purchased unnecessarily. 

Books can be returned at any of our book drop locations at the school. There is a book return slot outside of the main library entrance as well as a book return slot inside the library at the circulation desk.  There is also a book drop outside of the school, by the main entry at Door 1, which can be used any time of day, including after school hours and weekends.

Students can check their FCPS gmail account for an email about which books they have checked out.

Oakton Senior Internship - Exhibition of Learning

Please join us on Tuesday, May 31 from 8:30 – 9:15 am

Our 50 Seniors who are participating in the internship program will be sharing their internship experiences in Cougar Hall (Please enter using Door #1)

We would love to have you help us celebrate these students!

End of Year Calendars

Our end of year calendars are available for you to review.  They can also be found directly on the Oakton website, under announcements.  

General EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k7InzHLqrBf78nhpdHO1o8xolVNIqrGl/preview 

Senior EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kbVTzQPfRW1fMgaJvYFfMO7ZCLtiQACH/preview

Summer Dance Camp for 1st-8th Graders

The Oakton High School Dance Team’s annual Junior Dance Camp will be held June 14-16 from 8:30-12:30 at Oakton High School. This clinic is open to rising 1st-8th graders from any school. Participants will learn choreography and technique with dance team members and will have the opportunity to perform at the end of camp on June 16!  Campers will enjoy a craft each day too!  Register online at https://oaktonhighcamps.jumbula.com.

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Testing Updates and Information 2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens - Recording 

In case you missed the webinar, “Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, please view the recording here.  Dr. Dalton defined anxiety and offered practical tools to manage anxiety as well as how parents can help build resiliency in their teens. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHQ_zeBcrE

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy May Cougar Families.  Check out May’s Student Services Newsletter that includes information on testing updates with helpful tips to manage testing anxiety at home, College & Career Center updates, and parent resources. (https://www.smore.com/1tn9c) 

Mental Health Moment

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month so this month’s Mental Health Moment focuses on defining mental health, maintaining good mental health and when to get help. (https://www.smore.com/dfnmp) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

An updated senior letter was sent out to all Class of 2022 families on Friday, April 29.  That information was posted on our website under announcements on Oakton homepage.  (https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/node/6370) 

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75 and were due by May 13, 2022.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Class of 2022 All-Night Grad Party

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a late night party at FunLand of Fairfax

Tickets on sale now! 

$85 includes all activities, pizza and drinks, and $15 worth of arcade credits. 

(additional arcade credits available in $15 increments) 

About the event: 

  • Doors open at 10:30 pm. 
  • The event ends at 2:30 am. 
  • This event is exclusive to Oakton High School Class of 2022 students. 
  • Once a student leaves the event, they will not be permitted to come back into the event. 
  • School rules apply at the event. 
  • There will be no tolerance for drugs/alcohol; students suspected to be under the influence will not be allowed at the event.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and purchase your ticket. 

https://OHS22ANGP.rsvpify.com

 

Parents/Businesses: This event is funded solely on ticket sales. If you are interested in donating funds to cover event costs, subsidize tickets for students unable to purchase a ticket, or have an item to donate for raffle prizes, please email Jaime Barnhart, ANGP Chair, at [email protected]. You can also donate online using the link above. 

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry! In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing more and more snack packs to our students each week. We are also now offering gluten-free items. We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, trail mix, fruit snacks, individual crackers, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, and individual juices. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

 

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - May 16

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 25: Guest Speaker, Junior Class (Return Periods) 

May 26: Last day of late buses 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

General Information  Junior/Senior Prom - May 20

‘Happily Ever After’ Prom is this Friday at Westwood Country Club from 8pm-11pm.  Tickets are on sale for juniors and seniors until THIS THURSDAY (May 19th).  You can purchase your ticket using MySchoolBucks with the link provided below.  All ticket sales are PENDING until our Finance Office sees that you do not owe any fees to the school.  These fees could be:  Class Dues (payable on the MySchoolBucks School Store), specific class fees (like Art classes), or other fees.  If all fees are paid, your ticket will switch to APPROVED and you’ll be added to our official guest list.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: If your child will be checking out early, or not coming to school on Friday due to prom preparation, please let us know in advance of Friday.  This will help us keep up with the anticipated high volume of absences and check-outs on Friday.  

GUEST PASSES – If you are bringing someone from outside of Oakton, please contact Mr. McCulla ([email protected]) or see him in his trailer (#37) to pick up a guest form.  Guest tickets are purchased with a  completed form and $50 cash/check to Mr. McCulla (made payable to ‘OHS’).

LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS:  https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZJLQVET440P947&view=&productKey=ZZ5URCBE6WYOMDG&isStorePreview=

Sam Anthony, Guest Speaker

On May 25, during the return periods, all juniors will be invited to attend a guest speaker session with Sam Anthony.  He is a professional speaker in long term recovery from substance use disorder, who uses his personal experience with drugs, alcohol, depression, recovery, and fitness to educate and motivate others.  Sam’s message emphasizes awareness and encouragement to inspire and educate youth. 

To learn more information, check out https://samanthonyspeaks.com/

End of Year Calendars

Our end of year calendars are available for you to review.  They can also be found directly on the Oakton website, under announcements.  

General EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k7InzHLqrBf78nhpdHO1o8xolVNIqrGl/preview 

Senior EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kbVTzQPfRW1fMgaJvYFfMO7ZCLtiQACH/preview

Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Testing Updates and Information AP Exam Information 

It is officially time for the 2022 AP exams. Please review our Oakton’s AP Exam Information for the exam schedule and updated FAQ’s. Students will receive an AP exam day reminder email the day before their exam. Students are excused for the entire day of classes on their exam day. Students can attend class if they choose. If students miss an exam without an excuse or do not show for their exam, they will be charged accordingly to the AP Exam Fee Matrix.

Students must arrive by 7:45 am for their AM exams and 11:45 am for PM exams. Please remember that afternoon exams typically end around 4:00 pm. Students must provide their own transportation home following the exam.

If your child is sick on the morning of their exam day. Please email [email protected] immediately.

Best of luck to all our AP testers. Please reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime [email protected] with any questions.

2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens - Recording 

In case you missed the webinar, “Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, please view the recording here.  Dr. Dalton defined anxiety and offered practical tools to manage anxiety as well as how parents can help build resiliency in their teens. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHQ_zeBcrE

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy May Cougar Families.  Check out May’s Student Services Newsletter that includes information on testing updates with helpful tips to manage testing anxiety at home, College & Career Center updates, and parent resources. (https://www.smore.com/1tn9c) 

Mental Health Moment

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month so this month’s Mental Health Moment focuses on defining mental health, maintaining good mental health and when to get help. (https://www.smore.com/dfnmp) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

An updated senior letter was sent out to all Class of 2022 families on Friday, April 29.  That information was posted on our website under announcements on Oakton homepage.  (https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/node/6370) 

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75 and were due by May 13, 2022.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Class of 2022 All-Night Grad Party

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a late night party at FunLand of Fairfax

Tickets on sale now! 

$85 includes all activities, pizza and drinks, and $15 worth of arcade credits. 

(additional arcade credits available in $15 increments) 

About the event: 

  • Doors open at 10:30 pm. 
  • The event ends at 2:30 am. 
  • This event is exclusive to Oakton High School Class of 2022 students. 
  • Once a student leaves the event, they will not be permitted to come back into the event. 
  • School rules apply at the event. 
  • There will be no tolerance for drugs/alcohol; students suspected to be under the influence will not be allowed at the event.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and purchase your ticket. 

https://OHS22ANGP.rsvpify.com

 

Parents/Businesses: This event is funded solely on ticket sales. If you are interested in donating funds to cover event costs, subsidize tickets for students unable to purchase a ticket, or have an item to donate for raffle prizes, please email Jaime Barnhart, ANGP Chair, at [email protected]. You can also donate online using the link above. 

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry! In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing more and more snack packs to our students each week. We are also now offering gluten-free items. We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, trail mix, fruit snacks, individual crackers, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, and individual juices. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - May 9

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Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 26: Last day of late buses 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

General Information  End of Year Calendars

Our end of year calendars are available for you to review.  

General EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k7InzHLqrBf78nhpdHO1o8xolVNIqrGl/preview

Senior EOY Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kbVTzQPfRW1fMgaJvYFfMO7ZCLtiQACH/preview

Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Testing Updates and Information AP Exam Information 

It is officially time for the 2022 AP exams. Please review our Oakton’s AP Exam Information for the exam schedule and updated FAQ’s. Students will receive an AP exam day reminder email the day before their exam. Students are excused for the entire day of classes on their exam day. Students can attend class if they choose. If students miss an exam without an excuse or do not show for their exam, they will be charged accordingly to the AP Exam Fee Matrix.

Students must arrive by 7:45 am for their AM exams and 11:45 am for PM exams. Please remember that afternoon exams typically end around 4:00 pm. Students must provide their own transportation home following the exam.

If your child is sick on the morning of their exam day. Please email [email protected] immediately.

Best of luck to all our AP testers. Please reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime [email protected] with any questions.

2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens - Recording 

In case you missed the webinar, “Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, please view the recording here.  Dr. Dalton defined anxiety and offered practical tools to manage anxiety as well as how parents can help build resiliency in their teens. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHQ_zeBcrE

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy May Cougar Families.  Check out May’s Student Services Newsletter that includes information on testing updates with helpful tips to manage testing anxiety at home, College & Career Center updates, and parent resources. (https://www.smore.com/1tn9c) 

Mental Health Moment

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month so this month’s Mental Health Moment focuses on defining mental health, maintaining good mental health and when to get help. (https://www.smore.com/dfnmp) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

An updated senior letter was sent out to all Class of 2022 families on Friday, April 29.  That information will be posted on our website under announcements on Oakton homepage.  (https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/node/6370) 

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information All Night Grad Party Class of 2022 All-Night Grad Party

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a late night party at FunLand of Fairfax

Tickets on sale now! 

$85 includes all activities, pizza and drinks, and $15 worth of arcade credits. 

(additional arcade credits available in $15 increments) 

About the event: 

  • Doors open at 10:30 pm. 
  • The event ends at 2:30 am. 
  • This event is exclusive to Oakton High School Class of 2022 students. 
  • Once a student leaves the event, they will not be permitted to come back into the event. 
  • School rules apply at the event. 
  • There will be no tolerance for drugs/alcohol; students suspected to be under the influence will not be allowed at the event.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and purchase your ticket. 

Parents/Businesses: This event is funded solely on ticket sales. If you are interested in donating funds to cover event costs, subsidize tickets for students unable to purchase a ticket, or have an item to donate for raffle prizes, please email Jaime Barnhart, ANGP Chair, at [email protected]. You can also donate online using the link above. 

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry! In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing more and more snack packs to our students each week. We are also now offering gluten-free items. We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, trail mix, fruit snacks, individual crackers, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, and individual juices. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

To modify your membership to our messages (or to add yourself to the Oakton High School 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 - May 2

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 6: Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Please take a minute to reach out to a staff member that has made a difference in your child's life.  Encourage your student's to do the same.  This small act can make a huge impact on a teacher!  Show them how much you appreciate them.  

General Information  It’s Time for Spring 2022 Cougar Commendations

Teachers are in the process of nominating students to be recognized for their achievements in one of the five Fairfax County Portrait of a Graduate attributes. Nominated students will be recognized at a ceremony in May. In addition, we also have Faculty/Staff Cougar Commendations to recognize OHS faculty/staff for their hard work, passion, and innovation. Parents and guardians are invited to use this nomination form to recognize a faculty/staff member. All nominations are due by Friday, May 6. Staff and faculty recipients will be recognized at the June end-of-year staff meeting. It means so much to our faculty and staff to know that you notice their efforts. Please contact Sara Dornauer ([email protected]) or Margaret Moran ([email protected]) with questions.

Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Wednesday, May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Testing Updates and Information AP Exam Information 

It is officially time for the 2022 AP exams. Please review our Oakton’s AP Exam Information for the exam schedule and updated FAQ’s. Students will receive an AP exam day reminder email the day before their exam. Students are excused for the entire day of classes on their exam day. Students can attend class if they choose. If students miss an exam without an excuse or do not show for their exam, they will be charged accordingly to the AP Exam Fee Matrix.

Students must arrive by 7:45 am for their AM exams and 11:45 am for PM exams. Please remember that afternoon exams typically end around 4:00 pm. Students must provide their own transportation home following the exam.

If your child is sick on the morning of their exam day. Please email [email protected] immediately.

Best of luck to all our AP testers. Please reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime [email protected] with any questions.

2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens - Recording 

In case you missed the webinar, “Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, please view the recording here.  Dr. Dalton defined anxiety and offered practical tools to manage anxiety as well as how parents can help build resiliency in their teens. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHQ_zeBcrE

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy April Cougar Families.  Take a look at April’s Student Services newsletter for more information from the Teen Productivity Webinar with Ann Dolin, Junior Parent Night, Wellness Initiatives, and College and Career Center updates. (https://www.smore.com/jcrtz)

Mental Health Moment

Check out this month’s Mental Health Moment that highlights ways to boost our mental health for spring. (https://www.smore.com/cbk5z) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

An updated senior letter was sent out to all Class of 2022 families on Friday, April 29.  That information will be posted on our website this week.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information All Night Grad Party Class of 2022 All-Night Grad Party

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with a late night party at FunLand of Fairfax

Tickets on sale now! 

$85 includes all activities, pizza and drinks, and $15 worth of arcade credits. 

(additional arcade credits available in $15 increments) 

About the event: 

  • Doors open at 10:30 pm. 
  • The event ends at 2:30 am. 
  • This event is exclusive to Oakton High School Class of 2022 students. 
  • Once a student leaves the event, they will not be permitted to come back into the event. 
  • School rules apply at the event. 
  • There will be no tolerance for drugs/alcohol; students suspected to be under the influence will not be allowed at the event.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and purchase your ticket. 

Parents/Businesses: This event is funded solely on ticket sales. If you are interested in donating funds to cover event costs, subsidize tickets for students unable to purchase a ticket, or have an item to donate for raffle prizes, please email Jaime Barnhart, ANGP Chair, at [email protected]. You can also donate online using the link above. 

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry! In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing more and more snack packs to our students each week. We are also now offering gluten-free items. We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, trail mix, fruit snacks, individual crackers, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, and individual juices. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - April 25

GovDelivery2 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

General Information  2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

AP Testing Updates

We are two weeks away from the start of AP exams! Students will receive an email this week with their exam schedule with locations and information about AP exams.  Students are excused from class for the entire day but are able to attend class if they would like. Students must arrive no later than 7:45 am for their AM exam and 11:45 am for their PM exam. Please be aware that some afternoon AP exams will run until 4:00 pm and students must provide their own transportation. Please check out our updated AP testing website for more information about AP exams at Oakton.

If you have any questions, please reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime at [email protected]

NHS T-shirt Order

If your student is a member of Oakton NHS and you wish to purchase a t-shirt for the 2021-2022 school year please follow the link and preorder yours today. All additional funds from t-shirt orders will go to support the mission and work of Oakton NHS through our induction ceremony, stole celebration, and recognitions. Orders will be delivered on or before May 6th and will be distributed to students. Please make sure you complete the contact name fully and add your email when purchasing.

Link: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/oakton-nhs-2021-2022-t-shirt?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=oakton-nhs-2021-2022-t-shirt&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link

Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Wednesday, May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens - Recording 

In case you missed the webinar, “Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety in Teens” with Dr. Jonathan Dalton from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, please view the recording here.  Dr. Dalton defined anxiety and offered practical tools to manage anxiety as well as how parents can help build resiliency in their teens. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHQ_zeBcrE

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy April Cougar Families.  Take a look at April’s Student Services newsletter for more information from the Teen Productivity Webinar with Ann Dolin, Junior Parent Night, Wellness Initiatives, and College and Career Center updates. (https://www.smore.com/jcrtz)

Mental Health Moment

Check out this month’s Mental Health Moment that highlights ways to boost our mental health for spring. (https://www.smore.com/cbk5z) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

The senior letter with information detailed information about graduation and more can be found on Oakton's website.  https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/seniorletterfeb2022

All-Night Grad Party

Information on the Class of 2022 All Night Grade Party (ANGP) can be found below under the PTSA News and Information.  The ANGP is a PTSA run event.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information All Night Grad Party

Save the date for our first ANGP since 2019! We are excited to be able to offer this event again to all our amazing seniors!

Friday June 3, 2022 - 10:30pm - 2:00am

The Class of 2022 will celebrate with food and drinks,  go-karting, laser tag, clip 'n climb, ziplining, arcade games and more at Fun Land Fairfax located in Centreville  https://www.funlandfairfax.com/ .

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry. In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing about 110 snack packs to our students each week. Snack packs are gallon-size ziploc bags filled with either breakfast or lunch/dinner items. In addition, by special request, we are now offering gluten-free items. 

We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, fruit cups, mini bags of goldfish, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, individual servings of cereal, oatmeal cups, and individual servings of mac 'n cheese. To see the complete list of our needs, please visit our website (copy and paste link) at www.oaktonpantry.com. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars FCPS and Fairfax County Government Partnering to Provide Substance Abuse Webinars on April 26, 28

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each of the webinars will provide the same information. 

The topics to be covered include:

  • Most commonly used substances.
  • In-depth opioid information.
  • Reasons why youth use substances.
  • Ways parents can support their children.
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources.
  • Ways students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers.

Registration for the webinars is available online.

https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/substance-webinar?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Flash Forward will provide students with IEPs and their families an introduction to options after high school.  Representatives from postsecondary and adult education, employment. community programs and services will be available.

Schedule:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Information Tables

7:30-7:45 p.m. Overview of Postsecondary options

7:45-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education in a two or four-year college
  • Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development - highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 24-27: Senior Exams (Early Release days for seniors only) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

May 31: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 1: Graduation Rehearsal, Seniors Only

June 2: Senior Awards, Senior Sunset Picnic

June 3: Graduation, No School for Underclassmen 

June 6-9: Underclassmen Exams, Early Release 

June 10: Last Day of School, Early Release 

General Information  2022 Spring SOL Testing

Spring SOL testing season is upon us. Please view our SOL Testing page to learn about our SOL testing schedule, testing criteria, and FAQs. You can also view this informational video from our Assessment Coach, Molly Brady, who reviews all things SOL testing for the spring.

AP Testing Updates

We are two weeks away from the start of AP exams! Students will receive an email this week with their exam schedule with locations and information about AP exams.  Students are excused from class for the entire day but are able to attend class if they would like. Students must arrive no later than 7:45 am for their AM exam and 11:45 am for their PM exam. Please be aware that some afternoon AP exams will run until 4:00 pm and students must provide their own transportation. Please check out our updated AP testing website for more information about AP exams at Oakton.

If you have any questions, please reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime at [email protected]

NHS T-shirt Order

If your student is a member of Oakton NHS and you wish to purchase a t-shirt for the 2021-2022 school year please follow the link and preorder yours today. All additional funds from t-shirt orders will go to support the mission and work of Oakton NHS through our induction ceremony, stole celebration, and recognitions. Orders will be delivered on or before May 6th and will be distributed to students. Please make sure you complete the contact name fully and add your email when purchasing.

Link: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/oakton-nhs-2021-2022-t-shirt?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=oakton-nhs-2021-2022-t-shirt&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link

Sports Health Screening and Pre-Participation Physical Night 

The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm.  Our team physicians and certified athletic trainers will be on hand to provide a thorough screening including a postural exam, flexibility evaluation, and information regarding what each of those assessments mean.  If, during the screening or physical the physicians find something that is questionable to them regarding your child’s health, they may request further evaluation by another physician. We are asking for a donation of $50 for the PPE.  To pre-register for a PPE, go to: https://forms.gle/dSNCjto7nUtkr4Uk7  and follow the links to Athletic Physicals (PPE).  The link is now active.  You can also find a link to the new Physical form at that site. Walk-ins are also welcome on that evening but we ask for a $60 donation at that time. You can pay for the PPE through my school bucks at the following link: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/stores/catalog/getproduct?requestAction=ViewAll&clientKey=ZZI5ZQWBKS04NJ8&productGroupKey=ZZIOEEZJBP0RROF&view=&productKey=ZZ5QPAELMZYWA2U

If your son or daughter is thinking of playing a sport, he/she will need to have a VHSL pre-participation examination (PPE) completed on the official VHSL physical form.  This exam must be dated after May 1, 2022 in order for your son/daughter to be eligible to participate on any team, including pre-season conditioning.  The physical exam on page 3 must be completed and signed by a physician, a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant (MD, NP, PA, or DO).

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Wednesday, May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Student Services Updates Building Resiliency and Managing Anxiety 

Join us on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm for a webinar with Dr. Jonathan Dalton with the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change to discuss building resiliency and managing anxiety in teens.  Learn how families can best support their teens post-pandemic with practical and useful tools.  

Dr. Dalton is a licensed psychologist who is the founder and director of the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change (CABC).  He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Villanova University, a master’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University with a specialization in child and family psychology. He completed two years of pre-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Kennedy Krieger Institute, and advanced postdoctoral training at the Maryland Center for Anxiety Disorders at the University of Maryland. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens, with a focus on anxiety-based school refusal.

Zoom Meeting Information: 

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/j/96442852871?pwd=WVMzRk9XQjJ5TmZ6bSt5Z2hMcU02QT09

Meeting ID: 964 4285 2871

Passcode: 249414

Monthly Newsletter 

Happy April Cougar Families.  Take a look at April’s Student Services newsletter for more information from the Teen Productivity Webinar with Ann Dolin, Junior Parent Night, Wellness Initiatives, and College and Career Center updates. (https://www.smore.com/jcrtz)

Mental Health Moment

Check out this month’s Mental Health Moment that highlights ways to boost our mental health for spring. (https://www.smore.com/cbk5z) 

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Information

The senior letter with information detailed information about graduation and more can be found on Oakton's website.  https://oaktonhs.fcps.edu/seniorletterfeb2022

All-Night Grad Party

Information on the Class of 2022 All Night Grade Party (ANGP) can be found below under the PTSA News and Information.  The ANGP is a PTSA run event.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Join us this Wednesday for Senior Parents/Students Panel

PTSA will host a panel discussion on Wednesday April 20th: "College Application Do's and Don'ts: Insights from senior students and parents".  What are the challenges when applying for college and how to overcome them.

The event takes place at the school library, 6:30pm.

All Night Grad Party

Save the date for our first ANGP since 2019! We are excited to be able to offer this event again to all our amazing seniors!

Friday June 3, 2022 - 10:30pm - 2:00am

The Class of 2022 will celebrate with food and drinks,  go-karting, laser tag, clip 'n climb, ziplining, arcade games and more at Fun Land Fairfax located in Centreville  https://www.funlandfairfax.com/ .

Ticket sales link will be sent later this week to all seniors.

Oakton Pantry

Thank you to everyone who continues to so generously donate to the Pantry. In addition to regular groceries, we are distributing about 110 snack packs to our students each week. Snack packs are gallon-size ziploc bags filled with either breakfast or lunch/dinner items. In addition, by special request, we are now offering gluten-free items. 

We welcome your donations of granola/protein bars, squeezable applesauce, chips, fruit cups, mini bags of goldfish, gluten-free items, small shelf-stable chocolate milk boxes, individual servings of cereal, oatmeal cups, and individual servings of mac 'n cheese. To see the complete list of our needs, please visit our website (copy and paste link) at www.oaktonpantry.com. Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Flash Forward will provide students with IEPs and their families an introduction to options after high school.  Representatives from postsecondary and adult education, employment. community programs and services will be available.

Schedule:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Information Tables

7:30-7:45 p.m. Overview of Postsecondary options

7:45-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education in a two or four-year college
  • Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development - highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - April 11

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

General Information  Class Rings

Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in purchasing a class ring should visit the site below to begin the ordering process.  

 https://balfourvirginia.shop/products/oakton-class-rings-jewelry

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Wednesday, May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Happy April Cougar Families.  Take a look at April’s Student Services newsletter for more information from the Teen Productivity Webinar with Ann Dolin, Junior Parent Night, Wellness Initiatives, and College and Career Center updates. (https://www.smore.com/jcrtz)

Mental Health Moment

Check out this month’s Mental Health Moment that highlights ways to boost our mental health for spring. (https://www.smore.com/cbk5z) 

Individual Post-Secondary Meeting for Juniors

Counselors will be offering meetings with 11th grade students to discuss post-secondary options and the college application process. Please encourage your junior to meet with their counselor to go over their plans and prepare for a strong start of their senior year. Individual meetings can be scheduled through their counselor’s individual sign-up link in Schoology (located in the 11th grade information folder in the Student Services Course).  Meetings began on March 21st.

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates All-Night Grad Party

Information on the Class of 2022 All Night Grade Party (ANGP) can be found below under the PTSA News and Information.  The ANGP is a PTSA run event.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications will now be accepted through Friday, April 15.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Senior Parents/Students Panel

PTSA will host a panel discussion on Wednesday April 20th: "College Application Do's and Don'ts: Insights from senior students and parents".  What are the challenges when applying for college and how to overcome them. 

This is an after school, in-person event. Details will be sent out next week.

If you are a parent or a senior student who would like to share your journey with lower classmen and juniors, please contact Jim Zou at [email protected]. We'd love to have you on the panel.

All Night Grad Party Returns!

Save the date for our first ANGP since 2019! We are excited to be able to offer this event again to all our amazing seniors!

Friday June 3, 2022

10:30pm - 2:00am

Ticket sales will begin after Spring Break. Purchase your tickets early to be entered into our prize drawings. The Class of 2022 will celebrate with food and drinks,  go-karting, laser tag, clip 'n climb, ziplining, arcade games and more at Fun Land Fairfax located in Centreville  https://www.funlandfairfax.com/ .

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Flash Forward will provide students with IEPs and their families an introduction to options after high school.  Representatives from postsecondary and adult education, employment. community programs and services will be available.

Schedule:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Information Tables

7:30-7:45 p.m. Overview of Postsecondary options

7:45-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education in a two or four-year college
  • Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development - highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - April 4

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

April 4-8: Spring Break, No School

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

May 30: No School, Memorial Day 

Happy Spring Break!  This week is also National Assistant Principals Week.  I would like to take a moment to thank the AP's (Mrs. Beskenis, Mrs. Landis, Mr. Oberndorf, Ms. Rodeheaver, and Mr. Stroud) and Directors (Mr. Full and Ms. Hogan) for all that they do for Oakton students, staff and families!  We are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team!  

General Information  Spring Break Information 

We are excited for students, staff, and families to take a break this week for Spring Break.  During that time our main office will be open from 8:00am-12:00pm (see adjusted time).  We have very limited staff who are working over Spring Break, so please call or email if you are in need of assistance so we can set up the best time for an appointment. 

So that all students may fully enjoy their spring break, Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 will be assessment black out dates.  No assessments can be given, nor can any out of class assignments be due.  This will ensure that students have time upon their return to complete any assignments or study for any assessments upon our return to school.  

Take the Family Engagement Survey!

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website. The survey deadline has been extended and now closes on Sunday, April 10, 2022. 

FCPS Online Tutoring Services 

Beginning in mid-April all FCPS students will have access to online tutoring services via their Schoology accounts through Tutor.com.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

All families have the ability to opt their student(s) out of this service.  

To do so parents may:

  • Log-in to ParentVue and electronically opt-out of the tutoring service. 
    • https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/PXP2_Login_Parent_OVR.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True
  • Turn in a hard-copy opt-out form to the main office.
    • Hard copy opt-out forms were distributed to all students in their 6th period class on Friday, March 25.
    • Opt-out forms are also available in multiple languages on the FCPS website.  
      • https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Opt-out forms are due no later than Monday, April 11, 2022. 

Class Rings

Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in purchasing a class ring should visit the site below to begin the ordering process.  

 https://balfourvirginia.shop/products/oakton-class-rings-jewelry

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Wednesday May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Student Services Updates Monthly Newsletter 

Happy April Cougar Families.  Take a look at April’s Student Services newsletter for more information from the Teen Productivity Webinar with Ann Dolin, Junior Parent Night, Wellness Initiatives, and College and Career Center updates. (https://www.smore.com/jcrtz)

Mental Health Moment

Check out this month’s Mental Health Moment that highlights ways to boost our mental health for spring. (https://www.smore.com/cbk5z) 

Individual Post-Secondary Meeting for Juniors

Counselors will be offering meetings with 11th grade students to discuss post-secondary options and the college application process. Please encourage your junior to meet with their counselor to go over their plans and prepare for a strong start of their senior year. Individual meetings can be scheduled through their counselor’s individual sign-up link in Schoology (located in the 11th grade information folder in the Student Services Course).  Meetings began on March 21st.

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Class of 2022 News & Updates All-Night Grad Party

Information on the Class of 2022 All Night Grade Party (ANGP) can be found below under the PTSA News and Information.  The ANGP is a PTSA run event.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Letter

The senior letter can be found on our website under announcements and on the Class of 2022 page.  

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications will now be accepted through Friday, April 15.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information All Night Grad Party Returns!

Save the date for our first ANGP since 2019! We are excited to be able to offer this event again to all our amazing seniors!

Friday June 3, 2022

10:30pm - 2:00am

Ticket sales will begin after Spring Break. Purchase your tickets early to be entered into our prize drawings. The Class of 2022 will celebrate with food and drinks,  go-karting, laser tag, clip 'n climb, ziplining, arcade games and more at Fun Land Fairfax located in Centreville  https://www.funlandfairfax.com/ .

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Flash Forward will provide students with IEPs and their families an introduction to options after high school.  Representatives from postsecondary and adult education, employment. community programs and services will be available.

Schedule:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Information Tables

7:30-7:45 p.m. Overview of Postsecondary options

7:45-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education in a two or four-year college
  • Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development - highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - March 28

GovDelivery2 months 4 weeks ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

March 29: Talent Show (evening) 

March 31: 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

April 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

April 4-8: Spring Break, No School

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

Thank you to the Oakton PTSA and all the parents who made the teacher appreciation snack table a reality!  We were so appreciative of all the treats! 

Next week, we have Spring Break!  I do hope that all of our students, staff, and families have the time to unwind and take a break.  

General Information  Spring Break Information 

We are excited for students, staff, and families to take a break next week for Spring Break.  During that time our main office will be open from 8:00am-1:00pm.  We have very limited staff who are working over Spring Break, so please call or email if you are in need of assistance so we can set up the best time for an appointment. 

So that all students may fully enjoy their spring break, Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 will be assessment black out dates.  No assessments can be given, nor can any out of class assignments be due.  This will ensure that students have time upon their return to complete any assignments or study for any assessments upon our return to school.  

FCPS Online Tutoring Services 

Beginning in mid-April all FCPS students will have access to online tutoring services via their Schoology accounts through Tutor.com.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

All families have the ability to opt their student(s) out of this service.  

To do so parents may:

  • Log-in to ParentVue and electronically opt-out of the tutoring service. 
    • https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/PXP2_Login_Parent_OVR.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True
  • Turn in a hard-copy opt-out form to the main office.
    • Hard copy opt-out forms were distributed to all students in their 6th period class on Friday, March 25.
    • Opt-out forms are also available in multiple languages on the FCPS website.  
      • https://www.fcps.edu/resources/online-tutoring-services

Opt-out forms are due no later than Monday, April 11, 2022. 

Class Rings

Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in purchasing a class ring should visit the site below to begin the ordering process.  

 https://balfourvirginia.shop/products/oakton-class-rings-jewelry

Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Tuesday March 29      6pm
  2. Wednesday May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen. 

Student Services Updates Individual Post-Secondary Meeting for Juniors

Counselors will be offering meetings with 11th grade students to discuss post-secondary options and the college application process. Please encourage your junior to meet with their counselor to go over their plans and prepare for a strong start of their senior year. Individual meetings can be scheduled through their counselor’s individual sign-up link in Schoology (located in the 11th grade information folder in the Student Services Course).  Meetings will begin on March 21st.

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Monthly Newsletter 

Spring is in the air as we roll into March.  Check out Student Services March Newsletter to learn more about summer learning opportunities, upcoming events, and updates from the College & Career Center that includes information about the ASVAB Test, Job Fairs, and Northern Virginia Community College Senior Workshop. 

Mental Health Moment

This month’s Mental Health Moment takes a look at ways to manage unsettling news and ways to be mindful with deep breathing and grounding techniques. 

Class of 2022 News & Updates All-Night Grad Party

Information on the Class of 2022 All Night Grade Party (ANGP) can be found below under the PTSA News and Information.  The ANGP is a PTSA run event.  

Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Letter

The senior letter can be found on our website under announcements and on the Class of 2022 page.  

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications are due by Friday, April 1.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information All Night Grad Party Returns!

Save the date for our first ANGP since 2019! We are excited to be able to offer this event again to all our amazing seniors!

Friday June 3, 2022

10:30pm - 2:00am

Ticket sales will begin after Spring Break. Purchase your tickets early to be entered into our prize drawings. The Class of 2022 will celebrate with food and drinks,  go-karting, laser tag, clip 'n climb, ziplining, arcade games and more at Fun Land Fairfax located in Centreville  https://www.funlandfairfax.com/ .

Thank you Parents for the Goodies!

As usual, the Oakton HS parents stepped up with unparalleled generosity to the deserving staff at OHS.  You showered the hard working staff with an abundance of goodies. Check the PTSA website for pictures! The picture does not do the quantity and variety justice.  In addition to the long tables above, there were also 2 smaller tables plus at the coffee area there are cases of Keurig pods, tea, and cocoa!

Kudos parents!

Oakton Pantry

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous donations to the Pantry!

Right now we are in need of toiletries and household supplies: shampoo, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, and tissues.

Donations can be dropped off in the main office (Door 1) any time during school hours. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to OHS PTSA and write Pantry Donation on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Oakton Pantry, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181.

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Flash Forward will provide students with IEPs and their families an introduction to options after high school.  Representatives from postsecondary and adult education, employment. community programs and services will be available.

Schedule:

6:30-7:30 p.m. Information Tables

7:30-7:45 p.m. Overview of Postsecondary options

7:45-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • College and Education Options: For students planning to continue their education in a two or four-year college
  • Alternatives to College, after High School: For students interested in employment and workforce development - highlights include military, apprenticeship, trade school, gap year, and employment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Woodson High School

Register for Flash Forward: Postsecondary Education and Employment Options for Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Families

Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Join us for this important webinar to help caregivers and families learn strategies to support children during tough times.

Topics include:

  • Science and biological roots of anxiety in children
    • Identifying an anxious child
    • Changing anxious thinking
    • Computer technology and the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
    • Different coping strategies needed for the current pandemic

Presented by Dr. Ramaris E. German, a clinical psychologist in the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

May 6, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Worry and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Using Evidence-based Strategies to Help Kids and Caregivers Cope During Tough Times

Managing Fighting and Aggression: A Webinar for Families

Ever wonder how to manage difficult behavior like fighting and aggression between your children?

Join Karen Coad, LCSW,  local Clinical Social Worker and Therapist, for this important webinar as we discuss some of the reasons why children fight, and the skills that children need to cooperate and get along well with others.

May 13, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Managing Fighting and Aggression: A webinar for Families

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-Person Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services
 
Registration is free, however, donations are accepted to support the cost of future Sibshops: Donate Here

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9 a.m-noon in-person Providence Community Center.

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, In-person, and Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs!

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - March 21

GovDelivery3 months ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

March 25: Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair, Therapy Dogs (during all lunches)

March 29: Talent Show (evening) 

March 31: 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

April 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

April 4-8: Spring Break, No School

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

General Information  Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Tuesday March 29      6pm
  2. Wednesday May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen.

Parking Reminder

We have noticed that a large number of students are now parking on Sutton Road on the shoulder immediately adjacent to Route 66.  We want to urge students to use every precaution when parking in that location.  That is a high traffic area and students need to be very careful when opening their driver side door as it opens into the street traffic which has a very high volume at arrival and dismissal.  Students should also be very mindful when crossing the road at that location.  

Student Services Updates Individual Post-Secondary Meeting for Juniors

Counselors will be offering meetings with 11th grade students to discuss post-secondary options and the college application process. Please encourage your junior to meet with their counselor to go over their plans and prepare for a strong start of their senior year. Individual meetings can be scheduled through their counselor’s individual sign-up link in Schoology (located in the 11th grade information folder in the Student Services Course).  Meetings will begin on March 21st.

Junior College Planning - Parent Night 

Junior Parents and Guardians, please join us on Thursday, March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm for Junior College Planning Parent Night. Counselors will be providing you with information on the college planning and search process. This will be a virtual webinar, and a link will be sent to all Junior families. We hope you are able to join us, but if not, the session will be recorded and posted on the OHS website.

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Monthly Newsletter 

Spring is in the air as we roll into March.  Check out Student Services March Newsletter to learn more about summer learning opportunities, upcoming events, and updates from the College & Career Center that includes information about the ASVAB Test, Job Fairs, and Northern Virginia Community College Senior Workshop. 

Mental Health Moment

This month’s Mental Health Moment takes a look at ways to manage unsettling news and ways to be mindful with deep breathing and grounding techniques. 

Save the Date for a Virtual Parent Workshop:  March 23 at 6:30pm Get It Done! Executive Function Hacks for Boosting Your Teen’s Productivity

With disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, getting high schoolers focused on schoolwork has never been more challenging. Many feel overwhelmed, and others are just feeling unmotivated. It’s leaving many parents hoping their kids are getting enough done and learning enough to ensure their continued academic success. Join Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin, M.Ed. to discover how you can boost your teenager’s productivity, alleviate stress, and keep them on track in this challenging season. You will learn helpful executive function hacks, including:

✓ Strategies to help your student prevent procrastination from undermining their success

✓ How to ensure your teen gets their homework done and turned in on time (without feeling like a nag)

✓ Ways to help your teen focus and eliminate digital distractions

✓ Strategies to reduce academic stress and test anxiety

✓ Site maps, Google calendars, and other tools for staying organized and tracking assignments

✓ How to ensure your high schooler is gaining the independence they will need for college

Register using the link below and get the refresh you need to help your high school student finish this challenging school year strong. If you can't make it, still register and we will send you the replay video.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jQaKPBzLQXaOLlPQlIn0DQ

Class of 2022 News & Updates Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Letter

The senior letter can be found on our website under announcements and on the Class of 2022 page.  

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications are due by Friday, April 1.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Donate to Oakton HS Staff Snacks

PTSA Hospitality would like to shower the OHS hard working staff with snacks this Friday March 25th.

If you could please donate goodies Monday March 21 - Thursday morning March 24, we would greatly appreciate it.

Please see the detail instructions on the PTSA website

Great Turn Out at the "Pizza & Prizes" Last Wednesday

We had a great turn out in last Wednesday's PTSA meeting. It's so nice seeing everyone in person and connecting with fellow parents, teachers and students.

The principal and PTSA leadership team reported out the news & events in the school and the community. We are hoping to hold more in-person events going forward.

Please sign up and join the PTSA today.

Oakton Pantry

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous donations to the Pantry!

Right now we are in need of toiletries and household supplies: shampoo, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, and tissues.

Donations can be dropped off in the main office (Door 1) any time during school hours. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to OHS PTSA and write Pantry Donation on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Oakton Pantry, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181.

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Thursdays in March 2022 6:30-8 p.m.

The webinar series addresses the challenges faced by Arab parents when raising their children in the United States of America and the cultural differences between generations.

Topics include:

  • Cultural, psychological, emotional, and personal differences 
  • Parenting strategies based on empathy and understanding

Join Sarah Amri, psychologist and Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Service and Hunada Zeinedin, counselor at Northern Virginia Family Service

  • 3/24/2022 Effective Parenting Styles

Register for Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

 

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181 | Main Office: (703) 319-2700
Attendance: (703) 319-2727 | Web | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Principal Updates - March 14

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

March 25: Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair, Therapy Dogs (during all lunches)

March 29: Talent Show (evening) 

March 31: 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

April 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

April 4-8: Spring Break, No School

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

General Information  Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Tuesday March 29      6pm
  2. Wednesday May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen.

Parking Reminder

We have noticed that a large number of students are now parking on Sutton Road on the shoulder immediately adjacent to Route 66.  We want to urge students to use every precaution when parking in that location.  That is a high traffic area and students need to be very careful when opening their driver side door as it opens into the street traffic which has a very high volume at arrival and dismissal.  Students should also be very mindful when crossing the road at that location.  

Student Services Updates Individual Post-Secondary Meeting for Juniors

Counselors will be offering meetings with 11th grade students to discuss post-secondary options and the college application process. Please encourage your junior to meet with their counselor to go over their plans and prepare for a strong start of their senior year. Individual meetings can be scheduled through their counselor’s individual sign-up link in Schoology (located in the 11th grade information folder in the Student Services Course).  Meetings will begin on March 21st.

Junior College Planning - Parent Night 

Junior Parents and Guardians, please join us on Thursday, March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm for Junior College Planning Parent Night. Counselors will be providing you with information on the college planning and search process. This will be a virtual webinar, and a link will be sent to all Junior families. We hope you are able to join us, but if not, the session will be recorded and posted on the OHS website.

Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has now closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Monthly Newsletter 

Spring is in the air as we roll into March.  Check out Student Services March Newsletter to learn more about summer learning opportunities, upcoming events, and updates from the College & Career Center that includes information about the ASVAB Test, Job Fairs, and Northern Virginia Community College Senior Workshop. 

Mental Health Moment

This month’s Mental Health Moment takes a look at ways to manage unsettling news and ways to be mindful with deep breathing and grounding techniques. 

Save the Date for a Virtual Parent Workshop:  March 23 at 6:30pm Get It Done! Executive Function Hacks for Boosting Your Teen’s Productivity

With disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, getting high schoolers focused on schoolwork has never been more challenging. Many feel overwhelmed, and others are just feeling unmotivated. It’s leaving many parents hoping their kids are getting enough done and learning enough to ensure their continued academic success. Join Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin, M.Ed. to discover how you can boost your teenager’s productivity, alleviate stress, and keep them on track in this challenging season. You will learn helpful executive function hacks, including:

✓ Strategies to help your student prevent procrastination from undermining their success

✓ How to ensure your teen gets their homework done and turned in on time (without feeling like a nag)

✓ Ways to help your teen focus and eliminate digital distractions

✓ Strategies to reduce academic stress and test anxiety

✓ Site maps, Google calendars, and other tools for staying organized and tracking assignments

✓ How to ensure your high schooler is gaining the independence they will need for college

Register using the link below and get the refresh you need to help your high school student finish this challenging school year strong. If you can't make it, still register and we will send you the replay video.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jQaKPBzLQXaOLlPQlIn0DQ

Class of 2022 News & Updates Graduation Store

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements and any other graduation supplies, please take a look at the offerings through Balfour Virginia.  

https://balfourvirginia.shop/collections/oakton-high-school

Senior Letter

The senior letter can be found on our website under announcements and on the Class of 2022 page.  

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications are due by Friday, April 1.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Pizza & Prizes in-person PTSA meeting this Wednesday

Parents, Teachers, and Students, join us at the Oakton Hall this Wednesday.

The activities we do and support we offer is determined by YOU who become involved.

This will be our first in-person meeting in a while.  To show our excitement of meeting you, we will be offering dinner and loads of prizes.

Please sign up if you are joining for dinner so we are sure to have enough.

Sneakers Recycle Campaign

Please bring any unwanted athletic sneakers in any size and condition to the in-person PTSA meeting.  The sneakers will either be reused (if in wearable condition) or recycled to reduce landfill.  Please email Teresa Huang at [email protected] for any questions.  It's time to clean out your closet!!

Oakton Pantry

Thank you so much to everyone for your generous donations to the Pantry!

Right now we are in need of toiletries and household supplies: shampoo, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, paper towels, and tissues.

Donations can be dropped off in the main office (Door 1) any time during school hours. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to OHS PTSA and write Pantry Donation on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Oakton Pantry, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181.

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Thursdays in March 2022 6:30-8 p.m.

The webinar series addresses the challenges faced by Arab parents when raising their children in the United States of America and the cultural differences between generations.

Topics include:

  • Cultural, psychological, emotional, and personal differences 
  • Parenting strategies based on empathy and understanding

Join Sarah Amri, psychologist and Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Service and Hunada Zeinedin, counselor at Northern Virginia Family Service

  • 3/17/2022 Discipline Strategies
  • 3/24/2022 Effective Parenting Styles

Register for Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Gang Prevention for Families and Community Members

Join us for this webinar about preventing gang involvement in Fairfax County. 

  • Participants will learn about programs, strategies, and supports to prevent youth involvement. 
  • Discussions will also include supports available to those youth who may already be involved with or are currently being recruited by gangs. 

Topics include:

  • What is a gang and why do youth join gangs?
  • Common gang activities
    • Risk factors associated with gang involvement 
    • Protective factors that reduce gang involvement
  • Supports available in Fairfax County and FCPS

Presented by:

  • Stefan Mascoll: Coordinator Student Safety and Wellness, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Kate Reen: Director of Youth Initiatives, Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Francisco Klockner Gonzalez - Gang Prevention Coordinator, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court 
  • Dianna Sosa, LCSW, FCPS School Social Worker

Friday March 18, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Gang Prevention for Families and Community Members

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

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

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Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@OaktonHS), and Instagram @oaktonhs!   All Back to School Information can be found here.  

The Oakton Pantry is available to support all Oakton families.  See below for additional information and our website!  

Important Dates

March 6-12: National Foreign Language Week 

March 7 - 11: Digital Citizenship Week (See below for parent resources) 

March 25: Rising 9th Grade Activities Fair, Therapy Dogs 

March 31: 2 Hour Early Release; End of 3rd Quarter

April 1: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday

April 4-8: Spring Break, No School

April 11-12: No Assessments/Assignments Due 

April 15: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Good Friday 

April 22: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Orthodox Good Friday  

April 25 - May 25: SOL Testing

May 2: Religious and Cultural Observance Day, Eid al Fitr

May 2 - May 17: AP Exams 

May 16-May 27: Oakton Internship Program (Seniors only) 

May 20: Prom (Juniors/Seniors) 

General Information    National Foreign Language Week: March 6-12, 2022

In recognition of National Foreign Language Week, students are invited to participate in the scavenger hunt below courtesy of the World Language Department!  

Digital Citizenship Week

The Oakton Pyramid schools would like to invite our families to join us in reviewing what it means to be a good Digital Citizen. The following resources and family conversation starters are designed to provide opportunities to open a dialog with your students about their online presence.  Click on the link to find the available asynchronous resources for your review. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18NAlXCRts4-X0zj9OW_0ttpFAe8E2v3-/preview  

Updated Immunization Requirement – Rising 12th Graders

There was a new immunization requirement for rising 12th graders for this school year that we want to ensure all rising 12th grade families are aware.    Effective July 1, 2021, all students entering twelfth grade are required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.  Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation. 

Please provide one of the following documents to Oakton High School as soon as possible:

  • An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine at age 16 or older.
  • A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given at age 16 or older.
  • A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  • A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online or by calling 703-246-2411.

The needed documentation can be provided to the school in one of the following ways: 

  1. Scanned and emailed to the school at [email protected] 
  2. Mailed to the school, Attn: Jill Hendelman
  3. Dropped off in the Main Office, Attn: Jill Hendelman

Please contact Jill Hendelman at 703-319-2810 if you have any questions.

Immunization Clinic

Appointments are still available for the Back to School Immunization Clinic to be held at the Annandale District Health Office on Saturday, March 12, 2022. Please see  this flyer for more details.

Bring Back Your Books Blitz – March 8-11

The OHS Library has had an large increase in overdue books in recent weeks.  Help the library get books back by checking your home, backpack, locker, and car to find and return overdue library books this week.

During our Bring Back Your Books Blitz, books can be returned to the following locations:

  • the library book return box outside the building by Door 1 (always an option)
  • the library book return slot in the hallway outside the library (always an option)
  • the book return slot inside the library at the circulation desk (always an option)
  • YOUR ENGLISH CLASS! (this week only)

Students can check their school email account for an email from the library staff on Monday, March 7 to check if they have an overdue book.

If you uncover books from other years/schools in your searching, the librarians will gladly take those too and return them to their original home.  There are no overdue book fines, so all overdue library books are always welcomed back!

Buy a Yearbook

Yearbooks are selling quickly, so buy yours now! Yearbooks can be purchased for $75 via MySchoolBucks or through yearbookordercenter.com with the code 4770. Prices will increase at distribution, so buy your copy today. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving

All students enrolled in Classroom Driver Education during the 2021-2022 school year must attend a virtual Partners for Safe Teen Driving (PSTD). The virtual presentation is connected to successful classroom instruction and must be completed to receive a DEC-District 8 card (pink card). The parent-teen traffic safety presentation (PSTD) will be offered multiple times during the school year at Oakton. Students and their parents/guardians should plan to attend the presentation at Oakton (virtually) during the 1st quarter. 

All PSTDs begin promptly. Late admission will not be allowed. 

Students, please complete this google form to pick the date you will attend.

Dates 2021-2022 

  1. Tuesday March 29      6pm
  2. Wednesday May 4      6pm

These sessions are intended for Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors can attend a virtual session through Adult and Community Education.

PSTD nights are not available to freshmen.

Testing Updates AP Test Fees 

Students who are enrolled in AP classes at Oakton were assessed AP exam fees recently by Fairfax County Public Schools through their My School Bucks account. These fees are expected to be paid in full the end of 2022 school year. Students who no longer wish to take one or more of their AP exams can reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime [email protected] for further instructions, though there are fees associated with canceling or not taking AP Exams after the October opt-out window; all students received opt-out information at that time. More information regarding those fees and all AP exam fees, as well as deadlines associated, can be found on the FCPS AP exam Fee Matrix. If you have any questions, reach out to AP Coordinator Katie Warehime [email protected]

Student Services Updates Course Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The course registration deadline for the 2022-2023 school year has no closed.  Students and families can no longer make changes to their course requests.  The requests that students have made will drive our master calendar creation.  Once we have finalized our course offerings and section numbers, we will open up course requests again.  At that time, students will only be able to make changes where there is availability.  

Monthly Newsletter 

Spring is in the air as we roll into March.  Check out Student Services March Newsletter to learn more about summer learning opportunities, upcoming events, and updates from the College & Career Center that includes information about the ASVAB Test, Job Fairs, and Northern Virginia Community College Senior Workshop. 

Mental Health Moment

This month’s Mental Health Moment takes a look at ways to manage unsettling news and ways to be mindful with deep breathing and grounding techniques. 

Save the Date for a Virtual Parent Workshop:  March 23 at 6:30pm Get It Done! Executive Function Hacks for Boosting Your Teen’s Productivity

With disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, getting high schoolers focused on schoolwork has never been more challenging. Many feel overwhelmed, and others are just feeling unmotivated. It’s leaving many parents hoping their kids are getting enough done and learning enough to ensure their continued academic success. Join Educational Connections Founder and President Ann Dolin, M.Ed. to discover how you can boost your teenager’s productivity, alleviate stress, and keep them on track in this challenging season. You will learn helpful executive function hacks, including:

✓ Strategies to help your student prevent procrastination from undermining their success

✓ How to ensure your teen gets their homework done and turned in on time (without feeling like a nag)

✓ Ways to help your teen focus and eliminate digital distractions

✓ Strategies to reduce academic stress and test anxiety

✓ Site maps, Google calendars, and other tools for staying organized and tracking assignments

✓ How to ensure your high schooler is gaining the independence they will need for college

Click here to register today and get the refresh you need to help your high school student finish this challenging school year strong. If you can't make it, still register and we will send you the replay video.

Class of 2022 News & Updates Senior Letter

The senior letter can be found on our website under announcements and on the Class of 2022 page.  

Oakton Internship Program

The Oakton Internship Program is available to all seniors.  Information on this program is linked in the senior letter.  The applications are available on the Class of 2022 schoology page.  Applications are due by Friday, April 1.  

Senior Dues

In order to be sure we have the funds to pay for graduation and senior events, we assess senior dues to cover costs.  This year senior dues will be $75.  We are very fortunate that FCPS has contributed to the cost of renting EagleBank Arena which substantially reduced the amount we are asking form each family.  Senior dues cover the costs for the day of graduation and events throughout the school year.  This includes: EagleBank Arena rental, caps and gowns, diploma covers, programs, senior t-shirts, senior events (senior sunrise, senior sunset picnic - June), etc.  

Dues should be paid using My SchoolBucks and can be found in the school store. 

Please reach out to our senior class administrator, James Oberndorf, if you have any questions.  

Senior T-Shirts

Senior t-shirts were distributed to seniors on December 16 and 17.  If your student has not yet picked one up, they can stop by and see Mr. Oberndorf in the main office.  

PTSA News and Information Pizza & Prizes: In-person PTSA Meeting 

Parents, Teachers, and Students are welcome and encouraged to come on 3/16.

The activities we do and support we offer is determined by YOU who become involved.

This will be our first in-person meeting in a while.  To show our excitement of meeting you, we will be offering dinner and loads of prizes.

Please sign up if you are joining for dinner so we are sure to have enough.

Donate to Oakton HS Staff Snacks

PTSA Hospitality would like to shower the OHS hard working staff with snacks.

If you could please donate goodies Monday March 21 - Thursday morning March 24, we would greatly appreciate it.

Please see the detail instructions on the PTSA website

Oakton Pantry

Each week we have seen demand for the Pantry increase and our Pantry Team was becoming a bit stressed as to how we were going to be able to keep our shelves stocked through the end of the school year. Last week the Pantry was incredibly fortunate to receive donations from some special supporters.  We are so grateful to the Oakton Swim and Dive Team which held a collection for the Pantry at their end of season banquet. Students from the Oakton chapter of the National Honor Society also held a huge food drive for the Pantry, and their officers helped sort and store the donations. We received generous donations from individuals who made a monetary contribution or dropped off supplies for the Pantry. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will ensure that we can keep pace with the demand of making 100 snack packs per week in addition to the groceries that we offer.

Then, Rustic Love Vienna surprised us with a second grant! We are so grateful for their extraordinary support and partnership. Their grant means that we can provide food, household products, and school supplies to students for the rest of the school year. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to show some of the Rustic Love volunteers the Pantry space and all that we are able to provide students.

Donations can be dropped off in the main office (Door 1) any time during school hours. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to OHS PTSA and write Pantry Donation on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Oakton Pantry, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna, VA 22181.

Thank you!

Parent Resource Center 

The FCPS Parent Resource Center is has a wealth of resources to all.  

FCPS offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families, educators, and community members. We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. FCPS staff is available by phone 703-204-3941 or email [email protected] to help!  

Workshops and Webinars Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Thursdays in March 2022 6:30-8 p.m.

The webinar series addresses the challenges faced by Arab parents when raising their children in the United States of America and the cultural differences between generations.

Topics include:

  • Cultural, psychological, emotional, and personal differences 
  • Parenting strategies based on empathy and understanding

Join Sarah Amri, psychologist and Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Service and Hunada Zeinedin, counselor at Northern Virginia Family Service

  • 3/10/2022 Effective Ways to Communicate
  • 3/17/2022 Discipline Strategies
  • 3/24/2022 Effective Parenting Styles

Register for Webinar: Parenting Skills for Arabic Families 4-part Series *Presented in Arabic

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families
  • 3/11/22: Supporting Self-Regulation Development in Early Learners
  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

  • Laura Thieman, LCSW, MPH, RPT- FCPS Social Worker Supervisor, Region 3
  • Amy Sheldon, MEd, MSW, LCSW - FCPS Preschool Mental Health Clinician, Early Childhood Assessment Team
  • Lori Kraden, FCPS Educational Specialist, Behavior Intervention Services

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Gang Prevention for Families and Community Members

Join us for this webinar about preventing gang involvement in Fairfax County. 

  • Participants will learn about programs, strategies, and supports to prevent youth involvement. 
  • Discussions will also include supports available to those youth who may already be involved with or are currently being recruited by gangs. 

Topics include:

  • What is a gang and why do youth join gangs?
  • Common gang activities
    • Risk factors associated with gang involvement 
    • Protective factors that reduce gang involvement
  • Supports available in Fairfax County and FCPS

Presented by:

  • Stefan Mascoll: Coordinator Student Safety and Wellness, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Kate Reen: Director of Youth Initiatives, Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Francisco Klockner Gonzalez - Gang Prevention Coordinator, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court 
  • Dianna Sosa, LCSW, FCPS School Social Worker

Friday March 18, 2022 10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Gang Prevention for Families and Community Members

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. 

Translate our Website 

Our Oakton HS website can be translated into multiple languages!  To do this you will see a globe, flags and the word "language" in the top left corner of our website.  Click there and you will be able to select your preferred language.  

How to Modify or Unsubscribe to the Newsletter

To modify your membership to our messages (or to add yourself to the Oakton High School 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

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