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Principal's Message: 11/8/21

Dear OHS Families,

I have to admit I am not a fan of the Daylight Savings time change.  While many people like the Fall extra hour of sleep, in my house it is the harder of the two time changes.  My daughters are naturally early risers and getting them to sleep past 6:00 is a challenge on typical weekends, so when this Fall time change comes, we start the trek over in getting to the 6:00 wake up time again. 

My feelings on the time change aside, this weekend is a reminder that Fall is here and we are starting to really feel the change in weather with cooler temperatures outside.  Please be sure your child(ren) bring(s) the appropriate cold-weather gear for cooler days: a jacket, hat, and gloves are recommended for chillier days. 

We try our best to go outside for recess as much as possible.  If the “Feels Like” temperature dips below 28 degrees F or there is active precipitation, we will typically have indoor recess.  For days when we have snow or excessive mud on the fields, we will have students stay on our blacktops for recess as long as the blacktop areas are safe to use. 

At the end of this past week, we had some positive COVID cases in our community.  I hope that everyone sick makes a speedy recovery. We are keeping your families in our thoughts and would like to offer our support during this challenging time.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. 

This week we will have no school on Thursday in celebration of Veterans Day.  I want to thank all the veteran OHS family members who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces for giving of themselves and risking their own safety for the protection of us all. 

We will be having our second Lockdown Drill of the year for our school at the end of this week.  Again, as we did in our last drill a few weeks ago, rather than have students move to different locations in the room, we will maintain social distancing by having students stay at their normal seats.  The teachers will go through their protocol and then review with the class where students would move to in the classroom.  I will send out a message to families when the drill is complete. 

Have a good week ahead,

David