Although the Building is Closed... School is in Session!
Oakhill Day School is taking all precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our community (and the greater local and regional community) is our top priority.
Starting Monday, March 23, Oakhill will conduct all classes virtually and all Admissions tours will also be held virtually, Monday-Friday, until we return to campus tentatively on Monday, April 27. Please contact Dorothy Beckham, Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance with questions about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Updates are being provided to the Oakhill community via our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Webpage. We plan to add all updates to this page so that all information is in one centralized location.
Heartfelt Welcome Back from the Admissions Office
Hello Oakhill! Welcome back from Spring Break 2020! I hope that you were able to relax and unwind over the last couple of weeks.
I have missed my morning visitors! I have missed the pop-ins from kiddos stopping at my office heading to Sharon's. I have missed the lunch conversations I get to have with our amazing students each day. I miss my Oakhill family! You guys are the best part of my day... my interactions with our parents and kids!
As you know, the Oakhill campus is closed. But Oakhill is here. Stronger than ever! We, your administration, teachers and staff are 110% committed to this community and what it stands for. We are all in this together!
While this isn't ideal, we have an amazing staff who will continue to bring the resources and lessons Oakhill families know and love.
- For our Early Childhood students: Some great activities coming daily from circle time and videos to things for gross motor and small groups. These will hopefully make it seamless and will keep them connected to teachers and friends!
- For our Lower School students: Our teachers have amazing lessons that will pick up right where they were, ones designed to meet the goals and objectives for each grade level. Expect videos and SeeSaw. Be ready for the excitement and care these teachers bring each and every day!
- For our Middle School students (and my boys!): There may be a video to watch or a link to an article to read. Students will turn in assignments online, take tests and quizzes. Teachers have set office hours, ready to answer your questions. Videos are already coming in with words of encouragement, fun ways to think outside the box on math and science and so much more!
Set a schedule. But be flexible. Have patience. With yourself and your kids.
Enjoy the outdoors. Have a dance party. Watch a movie. Sing karaoke... loudly! Take a nap. Bake together. Connect – use technology or write a handwritten note. And before you know it, we will be back. Back to our routines. Back to campus. Back to Oakhill!
The Admissions Office is open - from my kitchen table! We are offering virtual tours (we've created an awesome slide show with pictures of our campus and programs) and are working with our current and prospective families! If you have questions, just holler! If you know someone who is looking to be a part of an amazing school community this fall, send them my way! If you have a younger student you need to enroll, let's talk!
Admissions is here for you... to be an ear during COVID social distancing, to answer questions, anything you need! Although the campus is closed, I have regular office hours and am only an email, phone call or chat away! I am confident in our teachers, our staff, and our community. Because we are Oakhill strong!
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Oh, one more thing...
Our family was excited to bring home the Kindergarten eggs for hatching last week! For those that don't know, I am chicken obsessed! I have 8 ladies of my own... from the Kindergarten eggs 2 years ago! They are spoiled, get nice healthy treats and veggies each day, and bring a smile to my face!
We've had one little chick born already! The rest of the Kindergarten chicks are snuggled in, nice and warm, saving up their energy for the hatching process. BUT I expect more big things to "hatch" later this week! Make sure to follow me above or check out the Oakhill SmugMug and Facebook pages for all the skinny!
More kindergarten chicks are on their way!