Monday, August 12, 2024Student & Family Orientation

Starting a new school year can be exciting and overwhelming regardless of grade level! This half-day, HIGHLY ENCOURAGED program was designed with feedback from families and students and is your one-stop shop for the start of a new school year for ALL new and returning students and families.

Don’t forget to save the date for Monday, August 12, 2024:

ECLC & Lower School Schedule – 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • ECLC & Lower School Confirmation Brochure coming soon

Community Lunch Pizza and Ice Pops (at your own expense) – 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Middle School Schedule – 12:30-5:00 p.m.

  • Middle School Confirmation Brochure coming soon

Upper School Schedule1:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Upper School Confirmation Brochure coming soon

Frequently Asked Questions

When is FOUNDATIONS?

FOUNDATIONS will be held on Monday, August 12, 2024.

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) & Lower School (LS)7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.View Schedule Here

Middle School (MS)1:30-5:00 p.m.View Schedule Here

Upper School (US)1:00-5:00 p.m.View Schedule Here

 

What is FOUNDATIONS?

FOUNDATIONS, Oak Hall’s new campus-wide orientation for new and returning students. A re-imagination of Meet the Teacher, Orientation, and Back to School Night, FOUNDATIONS is your one-stop shop for ensuring a solid foundation for the start of a new school year.

Incorporating valuable insights from OHS families, FOUNDATIONS presents a structured program that:

  • Provides large and small group sessions sharing vital details about your division and grade level.
  • Offers opportunities to delve into diverse academic and co-curricular activities and support services.
  • Shares about Oak Hall School’s vision and your integral role within the OHS community.

During FOUNDATIONS, participants will be able to:

  • Meet their teachers and advisors for the upcoming school year.
  • Locate their classrooms.
  • Explore the campus in depth.
  • Collect essential back-to-school items.
  • Network with new individuals and reconnect with familiar faces.
  • Tap into a wide array of campus resources.

Why is FOUNDATIONS Highly Recommended?

Attending FOUNDATIONS ensures that students and families are informed about the resources available to them. Participating in FOUNDATIONS will give you comprehensive knowledge about Oak Hall and what to expect as your student embarks on the upcoming school year. Embracing this requirement ensures that you and your family are equipped with the necessary tools to maximize your educational experience and make the most of the incredible resources at Oak Hall.

During FOUNDATIONS:

  • Students and families will meet their teachers and advisors for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Families of Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) and Lower School (LS) students will be able to continue through the family orientation sessions while their registered ECLC and LS students spend a fun and active half-day with their new teachers. See below regarding this child-care option. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher for an in-depth look at the upcoming year and everything needed for a successful first day. This is a great opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher.
  • P.E. Uniforms will be distributed to all Middle School (MS) students.
  • All new Oak Hall students and 6th and 9th graders will receive their uniform-required ID Badges. Students in grades 7,8,10,11,12 who need a replacement uniform-required ID Badge may purchase a replacement badge during orientation.
  • MS students will receive their school-issued laptops and P.E. uniforms during advisory sessions.
  • Eligible Upper School (US) students can sign up for parking spaces during their assigned grade-level times.
  • MS/US students and parents can connect with their student advisors. Advisors serve as the central hub for students and are critical components of their student experience.
  • Dress code-compliant uniform items will be available to purchase at Eagles Landing, located in the Student Engagement Center.

You will also have the opportunity to attend:

  • An overview of Oak Hall School with the Head of School and your Division Director.
  • Several breakout sessions with Oak Hall staff and faculty members detailing resources available for your student’s success.
  • An informative resource fair that connects students and families with critical resources that will prepare them for the school year.
  • Click here to view ECLC/LS Schedule; Click here to view MS Schedule; Click here to view US Schedule.

Do Parents Need to Attend?

Yes, parents are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. Parents are integral to the educational journey of our students. Oak Hall’s Orientation Program, FOUNDATIONS, offers unique sessions and valuable resources specifically crafted for parents. During your registration process, add your email address to your reservation to ensure you receive all pertinent details about your orientation schedule for you and your student(s). We’re eager to share this enriching journey with you!

Do I Need to Register?

Yes, all new and returning families for 3-year-old Preschool-Grade 12, REGISTER HERE!

Childcare will be available to Eagles enrolled in 3-year-old Preschool through 5th grade from 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Families must pre-register their student(s) by AUGUST 1 to ensure proper staffing.

Is Childcare Provided?

Yes. We are pleased to offer childcare for Eagles enrolled in Preschool through 5th grade. This service will be available during the event from 7:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. For planning and staffing purposes, we kindly request that families register their children by AUGUST 1.

In addition to allowing parents full engagement in the orientation and breakout sessions, this is also an excellent opportunity for students to catch up with friends, begin forming new friendships, interact with their new teachers, and alleviate any first-day-of-school nerves in a familiar and nurturing environment.

REGISTER NOW

Will Snacks or Lunch Be Provided for My Child(ren)?

We will provide two snacks for registered children.

What is the Cost?

This program is essential to your Oak Hall experience; there is no additional cost.

Where Should I Park?

Campus will have all lots open this day. Please arrive early to allow ample time to park and check in.

Click Here for a Campus Map with Parking Locations

Click Here for Additional Parking Options

Will Uniforms be Available for Sale?

YES, the school store Eagles Landing, located in the Student Engagement Center, will be open as part of the Resource Fair. To learn more about uniform requirements, visit Lower School Uniforms or Middle & Upper School Uniforms.

Who Serves on the Orientation Committee?

This One School program is led by the Orientation Committee and guided by feedback from Oak Hall families, students, faculty, and staff.

The Oak Hall School Orientation Committee:

Logan Bowlds | Director of the Lower School and ECLC

Nancy Coleman | Director of Enrollment Management

Jaime Gresley | Director of Advancement

Holly Leskovics | Director of the Middle School

Jeff Malloy | Director of Operations / Interim Director of Upper School

Tim McCarthy | Assistant Director of the Middle School

Buffy McTureous | Assistant Director of Athletics

Edwin McTureous | Director of Athletics

Karin Montini | Director of Teaching and Learning

Donna Muller | Director of Educational Technology and Data Management

Kirsten Rowe | Director of Human Resources and Legal Compliance

Danielle Tripp |Assistant Director for Summer and Auxiliary Programs

Audrey West | Assistant Director of the Lower School and ECLC

Additional Questions?