Update from Dr. Hutchins - April 21, 2020:
I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy in these challenging times. Oak Hall School will follow Governor DeSantis’ recent mandate that all K-12 school campuses in Florida remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Our plan is to begin school back on campus on August 19, 2020. We continue to follow COVID-19 developments and will communicate any updates to you as they become available.
While we are sad that we will not see each other on campus this spring, we take heart in knowing that school will continue, and our school family will remain connected. In the coming weeks, we will communicate details concerning canceled/postponed events via email, social media, and the COVID-19 page on our website.
As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change, our supportive Oak Hall community remains constant. Day in and day out, our faculty and staff continue to engage our students in order to deliver outstanding instruction during these unique conditions. We value their efforts and expertise greatly and also applaud our students for their engagement in the learning process in this new environment.
I want to thank you for your support over the past month. The number of positive calls and emails that the school has received in recent weeks only reaffirms the strength of our community. We will emerge from this moment as a stronger school because of the love that we have for each other. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, or if there is anything that Oak Hall can do to help.
We are busy preparing for a fun & SAFE season of Summer Camp!
Testimonials from Oak Hall Families:
"I just wanted to let you know that we have been so pleased with how the Lower School has handled the COVID crisis. They have successfully communicated a comprehensive and detailed homeschooling program for our kiddos. It is so well organized and the teachers are ALWAYS on hand to help out if needed. Just wanted to let you know what a great job they have done and are continuing to do. Everyone has worked so hard." - Jackie F.
"Our entire extended family wish the Oak Hall faculty and staff safety during this unprecedented crisis and please know we are very grateful for all you do! Thank you!" - Ben W.
"Thanks so much for everything that Oak Hall is doing to keep families and students connected. We feel incredibly blessed to have our daughter attend a school that is so warm and caring, particularly during these uncertain times." - Kim S.
"Thank you for providing the wings of love, support, and communication during these untraversed days. It is comforting and appreciated." - Lori E.
"We have been extremely pleased with the way teachers have handled dissemination of the curriculum and made every effort to make sure our kids remain engaged and challenged in their learning. We are very grateful for this adaptive teaching/learning model and look forward to supporting the faculty in their work. I can’t help but compare to other school experiences of friends and family and they are no where nearly as invested as I have seen OHS teachers. This time is challenging for all. We are very appreciative Oak Hall has ensured teachers remain employed and busy! If there is anything we can do to support our teachers, please let families know. We have realized- now more than ever- how critical they are to the lives of our children AND THE PARENTS!" - Ayesha M.
Calendar Date/Event Changes
**We will provide updates on any date changes as they become available**
April 17th: Course Appeals for 2020-21 School Year Due
April 18th: Prom - POSTPONED
April 24th: Grad Bash - CANCELED
May 1st: Olympic Ceremony - CANCELED w/ POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE
May 4th-15th: AP Exams - DETAILS TO COME
May 8th: Muffins for Mom (Preschool & JK) - DETAILS TO COME
May 9th: Directors Concert - CANCELED
May 12th: MS Showcase - CANCELED
May 13th-15th: 1st Grade Mother’s Day Teas - DETAILS TO COME
May 15th: Senior Project - DETAILS TO COME
May 15th-21st: MS Exams - DETAILS TO COME
May 16th-20th: Senior Trip - CANCELED
May 18th: Donuts for Dad (Preschool & JK) - DETAILS TO COME
May 20th: 5th Grade Movin’ On Up Lunch - DETAILS TO COME
May 21st: US Awards Convocation - CANCELED
May 22nd: MS Awards Convocation - DETAILS TO COME
May 22nd: Last Day of School - DETAILS TO COME
May 22nd: Class of 2020 Graduation - DETAILS TO COME
- If Oak Hall closes long term for a pandemic, do enrolled families still have to pay tuition?
- How can prospective & newly enrolled families stay informed of Oak Hall's plans during the pandemic?
- How is the continuity of education achieved during this critical time when Oak Hall is closed for a pandemic?
- Given that this pandemic may last for several months, has Oak Hall considered its plans for continuing school if its campus is unable to reopen for the 2020-21 academic year?
- How is my OHS athlete, MS & US Athletics, & the FHSAA affected by COVID-19?
- Should I expect a refund for auxiliary programs and trips that I've already paid for?