The Weekly Bear News
Oakdale High School
Weekly Bear News
Wow! What an amazing past three days! It has been a joy to welcome 1469 Bears to school this week. The school was buzzing with students and teachers are working hard to build connections in their classes and engage students in the exciting content that they are teaching.
I very much appreciate students arriving at school on time and your patience as we iron out the kinks in our dismissal process. Please be mindful of our traffic pattern, students should not be dropped off in our student parking lot in the front of the school. Student drop off and pick up is by the cafeteria doors. This is the safest traffic flow for all parties. Again, I just ask for your patience.
This week, if you are listed as the primary contact, you should have received an email from “FCPSNoReply” that contains a link to a snapcode for you to complete the Online Student Information Form. It is great that we now have the ability to send home less papers to collect this information. You will have the opportunity to update your contact information, re-sequence the priority contacts and emergency contacts, notify the school of important health information, and verify transportation information. Please complete this form as soon as possible.
New this year, we will be able to notify you of student absences via text message. We will be sending text messages in the morning for blocks 1 & 2 and in the afternoon for blocks 4 & 5 if a student is marked unlawfully absent. This new text messaging feature will help us better monitor attendance, but in addition, provide us an additional opportunity to communicate with you. If your student has a planned absence, please notify our attendance office at
Next week we have a full week of school, with meetings for our Senior class on Thursday and Friday during SET. It’s going to be a great week!
Have a lovely weekend!
Calendar of Events
Mon. September 6, 2021
Labor Day - Schools/Offices Closed
ues. September 7, 2021
Rosh Hashanah - Schools Closed
Thurs. September 16, 2021
Yom Kippur - Schools Closed
News & Events
PSAT Registration and Payment Information
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered for only 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. The cost of the PSAT is $18 and payments can be made through
School Cash Online
. Students are NOT registered for the exam until payment is received. School Cash payments will be accepted from August 16th through September 10th. No payments will be accepted after September 10th. After September 10th, students will not be permitted to register for the exam and no refunds will be processed. For questions regarding the PSAT/NMSQT, please contact Mrs. Pyles at 240-566-9426 or email
OHS VEX Robotics
Any student interested in joining the OHS VEX Robotics Team should use their FCPS account to complete the registration form
. We typically meet twice a week after school from 2:15 - 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also typically meet during SET every day unless students have academic obligations with other teachers. Please click
for more information on our team as well as details on the competition for this season. Please contact Mr. Walker with any questions at
SGA applications are now available. An electronic copy is linked below and there are also hard copies available outside Mrs. Miller (A204) and Ms. Mulcahy’s (B228) classrooms. Applications are due by September 1 to Mrs. Miller (
) or Ms. Mulcahy (
). They can be printed and handed in or emailed to either teacher.
- SGA application
The deadline for parking lot passes for current drivers is next Friday, August 27.
Please contact Ms. Duvall in the AP office if you need the parking pass form or have any questions.
Health Room News and Resources
All medications must be brought to the health room by an adult with the appropriate paperwork. Please make an appointment @
or call the main OHS number at (240) 566-9400.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Oakdale High School
5850 Eaglehead Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754
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