OJH Student Bulletin

Oakwood Jr. High Student Information 2019-2020 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 297-5328.

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

SCHOOL DAY
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 13.

On most days, your day will begin with your first period class.  During each day of the first week, we will hold a special “TAKE 5” 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 TAKE 5 schedule – begin the day in 1st period, TAKE 5 will meet at the beginning of 3rd period (TAKE 5 is the same as your 3rd period class).  Starting on Monday, August 19, 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 TAKE 5 at the beginning of 3rd period every Wednesday throughout the year.


TAKE 5 ASSIGNMENTS
Your TAKE 5 assignment is your 3rd period class unless you received a note in the mailing of your schedule saying otherwise.

DAILY BELL SCHEDULES

                                Regular                  Take 5             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

 

BICYCLES AND SKATE/LONG BOARDS    
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.

CHANGE IN STUDENT SCHEDULES
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.

DRESS
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.

GRADING PERIODS
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 11        End of first quarter
December 20   End of second quarter; end of first semester
March 13          End of third quarter
May 28              End of fourth quarter; end of second semester
Exam Dates:    December 18,19,20 and May 26,27,28

GUIDANCE AND OTHER PUPIL SERVICES
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.

HOLIDAYS FOR STUDENTS
No school will be held on the following days:

August 30                                                   Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
September 2                                               Labor Day
September 30                                            Full PD Day/No School all day
October 18                                                  Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
November 1                                                Parent/Teacher Conference Exchange
November 27, 28, & 29                           Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23 through January 2          Early Winter Holiday
January 3                                                   Teacher 7-Hour Exchange Day/No School
January 17                                                 Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
January 20                                                Martin Luther King Day
February 14                                               Full PD Day/No School all day
February 17                                               President’s Day
February 18 through February 21        Late Winter Holiday
March 30 through April 3                     Spring Holiday
May 1                                                         Dismissal at 11:43 a.m./PD 1/2 Day
May 25                                                       Memorial Day    

LOCKER ASSIGNMENTS
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    
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.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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 FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
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.

TEXTBOOKS, WORKBOOKS, and SCHOOL FEES
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 14, and to seventh graders on Thursday, August 15. 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.