Wolf News - August 11, 2021

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Scouts from Pack 160 weeded our garden!

Principal's Message

Dear Families.

We are getting excited for our return to school for five days of instruction!  I want to welcome our new families to Oak Hill and welcome back families who will be returning with us.  While we understand that this school year still brings about questions and maybe even some anxiousness, we are ready to partner with you every step of the way.  It was your partnership with our staff and school that built the bridge to get over the rushing water felt beneath us last year. We also recognize that families  experienced different hardships and challenges that might have an impact on the students we greet in a few short weeks.  Every child is seen as an individual at Oak Hill and our response to his/her academic or emotional learning will also be individualized. 

Our theme for this school year is Peace, Love and Learn.  With equity at the center of all we do, we will see every child and every family and the uniqueness that each brings to our diverse school.  Our staff have always led with their hearts to lean in and be all in when it comes to understanding who their students are and their direct needs.  Learning happens at different rates.  While students have academic growth spurts at various times in the year, we understand and recognize that many students need a little extra time or resources to get there.  Don’t worry, we’ve got this!  Open communication will help you and us to navigate this school year with success.  Please reach out when you have questions, we are here for you!  I look forward to seeing you at the many events we have planned over the next few weeks.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further support your child’s learning and experience at Oak Hill.  My door is always open!


Holly DeVore, Principal

Back to School Information


NEW INFORMATION.  There will be a virtual Q&A for Kindergarten Parents on Friday, August 13th from 2:30-3:00.  The link will be sent to Kindergarten families.   A virtual Q&A for Grades 1-6 families will be on Wednesday, August 18th from 9-10 am. That link will be sent out next week.

  • School begins August 23rd.  School hours are 8:45-3:30 pm.  Students may enter the building at 8:30. The late bell rings at 8:45.
  • Masks are required for students, staff, and visitors.
  • Class placement assignments will be emailed by August 18th.
  • Virtual Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, August 31st.  Note that this date is different from what was originally published.  Please update your calendars.  Teachers will hold two identical sessions.  The first session will be from 6:30-7:00 pm and the second session will be from 7:15-7:45 pm.

Open House

Open house

We will hold an in-person Open House and New Family Orientation on Thursday, August 19th.  Please attend a session based on the letter of your student's last name.

Open House (A-K)
9-9:30 am
New Family Orientation
9:30-10:00 am
Open House (L-Z)
10-10:30 am


If your student has medication that needs to be turned into the health room, you may do so during the Open House. Our School Health Aide, Juliana Rampersad, will be available to receive the medication and the forms during that time.  Medication, epinephrine and inhaler authorization forms can be found here.

Masks are required inside the school building, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required outside for vaccinated individuals or when spaced 6 feet apart. If your child will not be able to maintain a six foot social distance, please plan for them to remain masked while on school property.

Parental Consent for Use of Digital Resources

Digital permission

At Oak Hill ES our teachers will use a variety of digital resources to support student learning and promote communication and collaboration with students and families. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year will require your consent before they can be used. You can find our school’s list of the resources that require parental consent here: Digital Resources at Oak Hill Elementary - Parent Consent.  Additionally, you can find more information about approved digital resources in FCPS here: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-resources

The Digital Resources page includes a link to a form where the enrolling parent or guardian will need to indicate whether or not their student is allowed to use the list of digital resources this year. This page also provides more information about how FCPS carefully reviews digital resources for approval and why we must request your consent before using certain tools. We encourage you to complete the parental consent for digital resources form as soon as possible, as your child will not be able to use the digital resources until we have received your permission. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns about the digital resources we’ve chosen to use this year.

K& 1st Grade Popsicles with the Principals


We would also like to invite kindergarten and first grade families to Popsicles at the Playground with the Principals on Tuesday, August 17th from 2:00-2:30 pm.

Masks are not required outside for vaccinated individuals or when spaced 6 feet or more apart.  If your child will not be able to maintain a 6 foot social distance, please plan to have your child wear a mask.

Thank you, Pack 160!

Thank you to Pack 160 for cleaning up the beds in our teaching garden. We are so grateful for your service to our school community!  If you would like more information about Scout Pack 160, please contact Bryant Johnson at pack160oakhillcc@gmail.com.  Scouts is open to all K-Gr 5 students.

Bus Information


This is a reminder that all students, drivers, and attendants must wear face coverings when boarding or riding on a school bus. Parents/guardians should review their Parent Vue Account for updated bus route assignment information after August 19, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Oak Hill at 703-467-3500.

Breakfast and Lunch


All students may receive one (1) no-cost breakfast and one (1) no-cost lunch meal each school day. The cost of an adult or a second student breakfast is $2.30.  The cost of an adult or a second student lunch is $4.50

Menus, allergens, and nutrition information are all available online.  School menus will be published weekly beginning a week before the first day of school.


Oak Hill ES, along with other FCPS schools, is moving from FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) to Schoology this year.  Schoology is a learning space that enhances communication, collaboration, and personalized learning for students, teachers, and families.  Parents will login using their SIS Parent Vue account.

Learn more here!

Interested in Substitute Teaching?


Thinking about substitute teaching? Oak Hill ES would love to have you join our list of wonderful substitutes. Get more information about substitute teaching here. If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact Denise Russ by phone 703-467-3503 or by email at doruss@fcps.edu.

School Supplies

School Supplies

School supply lists are available on the Oak Hill website.  Please click here to see the lists.  School supplies may be brought to school on Open House day or you may send them with your child on the first day of school.  

If you need assistance with school supplies, please contact one of our school counselors, Christy Ryder at clryder@fcps.edu  or Kim Gallagher at kagallagher1@fcps.edu.



If you need to register a new student, please contact our registrar, Katherine Dillard at kjdillard1@fcps.edu or fill out this form to start the process.  You may also call the school at 703-467-3500.  If you know of any new families to the neighborhood, we would appreciate it if you could pass along this information to them as well.

Dates to Remember

Aug.    13      Kinder Q&A @2:30 pm
            17      K and 1st Popsicles
                      w/Principals @2:00-2:30 pm
            18      Grade 1-6 Q&A  @9:00 am
            19      Open House (in-person)
            23      First Day of School
            31      Virtual BTS Night
                      Session 1 @ 6:30 pm
                      Session 2 @ 7:15 pm
Sept.     3      Student Holiday
              6      Student Holiday (Labor Day)

The full FCPS 2021-2022 calendar can be accessed here.