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FCPS Calendar Changes

Friday, 15 August 2014 23:43

Revisions to the master calendar for FCPS were approved by the Fairfax County School Board at its business meeting on July 24. The calendar differs from the previous years in the following ways:

Added four strategic planning days for teachers on September 29, February 2, March 16, and April 6. The strategic planning days will be student holidays.
Two hour early release on the last day of the quarter and the day before Thanksgiving break and winter break. Students will be released two hours early on the last day of school instead of attending school for two hours and then being dismissed.   A two week-long winter break.

In total, the revised 2014-15 school year calendar includes seven teacher workdays to offer teachers time for staff meetings and professional development, as well as three teacher staff development days, four strategic planning days, and six days with a two-hour early release for teacher directed time.

The length of the school year remains the same, but the number of days for students has been reduced from 183 days to 180 days. By eliminating the shortened Monday schedule for elementary schools, FCPS was able to make changes to the calendar that comply with state accreditation for 990 hours of instruction. The change to 990 instructional hours also eliminates the need to make up inclement weather days at the end of the school year if fewer than 13 days are missed.

The FCPS calendar can be viewed online at http://www.fcps.edu/about/14-15cal.shtml.


Full Day Mondays

Sunday, 06 July 2014 22:40

The Fairfax County School Board approved a master calendar change that will provide a uniform length elementary school day and eliminate the shortened Monday schedule beginning in September 2014.  This change will increase instructional time for students and will allow for 20 minutes of daily recess.  In addition, the change will guarantee dedicated planning time for elementary teachers totaling 300 minutes per week.

Click to view the official FCPS News Release.


Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:52

Summer break is here. The OH PTA and Reading Team is introducing our Summer Reading Program. The program is open to all rising 1st - 6th graders. Students print the Reading Log and keep track of their reading minutes & books read over the summer. At the end of summer, total up your reading minutes and turn in the completed reading log to gain entry to the beach celebration party during our Open House, Thu Aug 28th (2:15-3pm) in the cafeteria.  (Students who can't attend the Open House can return their logs the first week of school.) And EVERYONE who participates in the program will help OH reach a school wide goal of 250,000 minutes! If we reach that goal, students get to pick an entire week of spirit days for all of the teachers to do! Plus EVERYONE who turns in their reading log by the first week of school will be eligible to win Scholastic book gift cards for the fall book fair! These gift cards will be awarded to the students with the most minutes logged at each grade level. Check the Wolf Pack Newsletter for more information!

Contact Lauren Craypoff: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Jenny Henry: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.


FLL 2014 Team Registration

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 22:40

Registration for Oak Hill PTA’s 2014 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams is now in progress. This program is for rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders for the 2014-2015 school year.

Parents who are interested in registering their child in this program for the first time should attend ONE of the FLL Parent Informational Meetings listed below:

Wed, May 14, 6:30-7:00pm, Cafeteria
Tue, May 27, 6:30-7:00pm, Cafeteria

Click to view the Program Details, and register via our online payments button on the left.

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