The Weekly Bear News
Oakdale High School
Weekly Bear News
We’ve made it through our first full week of fully in person instruction! We have continued to navigate technology glitches associated with the password reset, but we are finally in a good place and all students should be able to access their school accounts and Schoology.
Our counselors hosted two senior meetings this week and all of the useful information that they presented will be available in the Class of 2022 Schoology group as well as on the Senior website.
As we are getting into the swing of things, please encourage your students to ask for help if they feel like they are confused or falling behind. The best place to start is with teachers, but you can also ask for assistance from our school counselors and administrators. We are here to help and we want to make this school year a successful one.
Thank you for sharing your students with us each and every day! It is a joy to have them all back in the building!
Wishing you 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
Mask Wearing Reminders
Frederick County Public Schools require ALL students, staff and visitors entering the building to wear face coverings at all times regardless of vaccination. Please ensure proper mask wearing, covering your mouth and nose. Thank you so much for your cooperation.
The next Senior Portrait photo session will be Sept 23, 24 in the auditorium. There will be additional days however the dates have not yet been determined. Appointments are scheduled via Lifetouch’s website but will not open until about 2 weeks prior to the photo dates. We will post informational updates on the senior schoology group, weekly bear news, our instagram ( ohsbearsybk ), and will also send out a Find out First email once scheduling opens. If you have any questions please email
Underclassman photos will be on September 9th and 10th with a make up date on September 20th. Students will receive their school ID when their photo is taken. You must have a photo taken this year in order to receive an ID. More information to come!
2021 YEARBOOK WAITLIST
Last year’s 2021 yearbook will be on sale during lunch!
Tuesday 8/31 and Wednesday 9/1 until supplies last.
(cash, check, money order please make payable to Oakdale High School)
Remaining books will be divided evenly amongst the lunch shifts on Tuesday in order to be fair.
First come first serve with payment in hand.
Exact change only please if paying cash.
If you ORDERED a book and have not yet received it, please pick it up during lunch on Tuesday at the yearbook table.
School Work to Prevent Bullying and More
At FCPS, everyone has the right to feel respected and be treated with dignity. Schools must be safe, free from violence and provide a caring environment for achievement. That's part of the promise of public education.
FCPS provides online resources for parents, students and staff. Contact your child’s school counselor if you have questions or would like additional information.
Stop Bullying Resources
On-line bullying reporting form
FCPS Marching Band Showcase
CALLING ALL LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS!!
This year Oakdale High School has the honor of hosting the Annual FCPS Marching Band Showcase which will be attended by all ten FCPS high school marching bands and their spectators. The Showcase is scheduled for Monday, October 4th with a rain date of Monday, October 11th. The OHS Band Boosters are selling advertising space in the printed program for the evening's event. If you or someone you know would like to support the OHS Music Program while advertising their local business, please fill out or share the form at the following link:
FCPS SHOWCASE PROGRAM
. Please note, we have a hard deadline for submissions of Friday, September 10th. For more info: contact
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 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) 566-9450.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Oakdale High School
5850 Eaglehead Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754
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FCPS - MS Blended Virtual Pgm