OJH Student Bulletin

Oakwood Jr. High Student Information 2020-2021 Bulletin

Welcome to Oakwood Junior High School.  The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information to both you and your parents concerning some of the important aspects of your school.  If you have any questions that have not been answered to your satisfaction, please contact your counselor or principal.  The school telephone number is 937-297-5328.

Timothy D. Badenhop, Principal                         Hilary Waugh, Counselor
badenhop.tim@oakwoodschools.org                  waugh.hilary@oakwoodschools.org

The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.  Each day consists of seven periods, class change times of four minutes each, and a lunch period of one hour.  Your schedule will be explained to you in detail on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 11.

On most days, your day will begin with your first period class.  During each day of the first week, we will hold a special “Timber” to help all of our students feel comfortable in the new school year.  On the first day of school you should report to your 3rd period class at the beginning of the day.  On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the first week, you will follow the Timber schedule – begin the day in 1st period, Timber will meet at the beginning of 3rd period (Timber is the same as your 3rd period class).  Starting on Monday, August 17, you will follow the regular schedule on a daily basis – begin in 1st period, and go straight through to 7th period with the exception of going to Timber at the beginning of 3rd period every Wednesday throughout the year.

Your Timber assignment is your 3rd period class unless you received a note in the mailing of your schedule saying otherwise.


                                Regular                  Timber            Early Dismiss         One Hour           Two Hour
                                Schedule               Schedule             Schedule                   Delay             Delay/Testing

1st  Period              8:15 – 9:03             8:15 – 9:00           8:15 – 8:41                9:15 – 9:53            10:15 – 10:46
2nd Period             9:07 – 9:55             9:04 – 9:49          8:45 – 9:11                 9:57–10:35           10:50 – 11:21
Take 5                             N/A                  9:53 –10:14               N/A                               N/A                          N/A
3rd Period              9:59–10:51            10:18–11:03           9:15 – 9:43               10:39–11:20          11:25 – 11:59
4th Period             10:55–11:43           11:07–11:52            9:47–10:13                11:24–12:02          12:59 –   1:30
Lunch                     11:43–12:43           11:52–12:52                 N/A                       12:02 – 1:02          11:59 – 12:59
5th Period              12:43 – 1:31           12:52 – 1:37          10:17 – 10:43               1:02 – 1:43             1:34 –   2:05
6th Period                1:35 –  2:23           1:41 – 2:26          10:47 – 11:13                1:47 – 2:29             2:09 –   2:40
7th Period                2:27 –  3:15            2:30 – 3:15         11:17 – 11:43                 2:33 – 3:15             2:44 –   3:15


Riders of bicycles and skate/long boards should park them in the area under the south end of the stadium. Although a security camera monitoring system is used in the bike rack area, it is important that you always securely lock your bike or board. Students are expected to lock their bicycles/boards with their own individual locks to provide security of their bicycles/boards.

No student schedules will be changed prior to the second day of school.  Your course selections were made by you after careful study, and any changes made now should be done only after the same careful examination.  After the first day of school, requests for changes in class schedule are to be made in writing to your counselor.  The request must be signed by a parent.

Oakwood Junior High School is dedicated to creating a respectful environment that promotes an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching. Proper attire fosters positive behavior and proper demeanor. Therefore, the following dress expectations will be enforced:

1. Clothing and accessories should not:

•    be distracting or disruptive
•    present danger to the student’s health or safety
•    reference or promote the use of alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco or drugs
•    disrespect or discriminate against ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual or religious differences.
•    be vulgar, suggestive or offensive
2. The following are not appropriate for the school setting:
•    any top which does not appropriately cover the upper torso
•    bare midriffs (no skin shall be visible between the blouse or shirt and the item covering the lower body)
•    extremely short skirts or shorts
•    exposed undergarments (bra straps, boxer shorts, etc.)
3.    Except as may be necessitated by medical, physical, or established religious reasons, hats and head coverings are not to be worn inside the school buildings during school days.
4.    Shoes must be worn at all times in the classrooms and hallways.

Report cards are issued to the student every quarter with letter grades of A,B,C,D, and F used to indicate progress.  An incomplete (I) indicates that the student's work has not been completed for the grading period. The schedule of grading periods follows.  Grade reports will be mailed at the end of the first week following the end of each grading period.  The final report in June is mailed to parents.

October 9        End of first quarter
December 18   End of second quarter; end of first semester
March 12          End of third quarter
May 27              End of fourth quarter; end of second semester
Exam Dates:    December 16,17,18 and May 25,26,27

The primary function of the Guidance Department is to administer to the best interests of the individual student.  Counselors meet with both students and parents during the junior high years.  Your teachers, your counselor, and your principal are available to assist you, as well as the school nurse, the school psychologist, and the speech and hearing therapist.

No school will be held on the following days:

September 4                                              Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
September 7                                               Labor Day
September 28                                            Full PD Day/No School all day
October 23                                                 Parent/Teacher Conference Exchange
October 30                                                 Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
November 25                                             Teacher 7-Hour Exchange Day/No School
November 26 & 27                                   Thanksgiving Holiday
December 18 through January 1           Early Winter Holiday
January 15                                                  Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
January 18                                                  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12                                                Full PD Day/No School all day
February 15                                               President’s Day
February 16 through February 19        Late Winter Holiday
March 29 through April 5                      Spring Holiday
May 17                                                        Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
May 31                                                        Memorial Day    

Each student is provided a hall locker for the safekeeping of books and personal belongings. Students are to use assigned lockers only and are responsible for the security of the locker combination given to them (please do not share your combination with anyone).  Students are responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of their own lockers.  Writing on either the inside or outside of the lockers is forbidden as well as putting stickers on either the inside or outside of the lockers.  Open food containers should not be kept in the lockers, as this will attract ants. All items are to be kept in lockers and not on the floor in the halls (items left in the halls and on the floors may be found in the Lost and Found). It is suggested to take a picture of the locker combination (from the schedule) with a phone in case it is forgotten.

Lost and found items may be located in the Athletic/Attendance Office, the Jr. High Office, outside the Cafeteria in the hallway, and in the Pit locker room hallway.

Specific regulations and procedures concerning dress, lockers, excuses, and grading will be discussed during the first class.  All students must participate in physical education unless prohibited from doing so by their physician.

Physical examinations and a FinalForm account are necessary for junior high students who plan to participate in the interscholastic athletic program. Physicals are valid for one year. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Department at 297-5342.

All textbooks are provided by the Board of Education.  Students are expected to take proper care of the books and will be charged for any loss or damage. Workbooks will be sold and school fees paid during science class in the Junior High Office to eighth graders on Wednesday, August 12, and to seventh graders on Thursday, August 13. Students needing to pay school fees after these dates may do so from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the Junior High Office.