QUICK TIPS FOR OHES FAMILIES

 

School hours

Monday 8:45—2:20 p.m.   Late start on Monday only.  Busses run exactly an hour later.

Tues-Friday 7:45—2:20 p.m.  

Students may not be dropped off at the school any earlier than 7:25 a.m. (8:25 a.m. on Mon)

 

 

AfterSchool Itineraries

Every student at Orchard Hill has a plan for their afterschool transportation.  We call this an Afterschool Itinerary.  Any time there’s a temporary change to a student’s regular itinerary (for example a student is going to be picked up rather than riding the bus) it is required that the parent send a note or call the school office prior to 1:30 p.mA change of itinerary form is filled out and delivered to your student at the end of the school day. 

 

 

Attendance

Regular school attendance is critical to student academic achievement.  Regular attendance is a habit and pattern established in elementary school and carried into the student’s adult life.    Parents are required to call on the morning of the student’s absence which will help school officials with attendance reporting and save parents from receiving a phone call regarding the child’s absence.  Students are considered tardy at 7:55 a.m. 

 

 

Medication

A medication form, available in the school office, must be filled out prior to medication being distributed by the school.   Do NOT send medication with your student in their backpack with a note.  Parents must fill out the medication form in the office.   Medications must be in their original package.  State law mandates that schools cannot distribute any medication, over the counter or prescription, without a medication form signed by the parent.

 

Volunteers

The services of a volunteer must be requested by the classroom teacher.  Before volunteering in the classroom or on a field trip, all volunteers are required to fill out a background check form and submit ID for verification.  All paperwork should be turned into the office at least 2 weeks prior to the trip.  All of the above steps must be completed before any volunteering is done for the school.  Volunteer applications are good for two years.