Senior Cap & Gown Distribution

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:51pm

Hello OMHS CommUnity,

We look forward to seeing all of the seniors in the Class of 2020 at Oakland Mills High School this Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 for cap and gown pick up and return of books, uniforms, etc!  Please see below for details you need to know as we get ready for our virtual graduation ceremony in early June.

This event is for Seniors only. Similar collection for underclassmen will be scheduled at a later date.  Initial details for this senior event are as follows:

  • Students will need to bring the following school owned materials for return including:
    • Textbooks
    • Media Materials
    • Chromebooks (only if you have finished all coursework)
    • Any other obligations or items belonging to OMHS or HCPSS
    • Athletic & musical equipment
  • Place all textbooks and materials to be returned to OMHS in a plastic/shopping/grocery bag or box (the bag/box will not be returned to you)
  • Consider placing books, athletic/musical equipment, and technology in separate bags/boxes. 
  • Include a Textbook/Materials Collection Form in the bag; this can either be printed and filled in, or you can simply write the information on a sheet of paper. 

Driving/Walking Instructions:

  • Limit of one vehicle per household.
  • Walkers, please ensure proper social distancing.
  • Vehicle occupants must remain in their car at all times. 
  • To help expedite the process, please write your student's last name on a piece of paper and place it on the front dash of your car, so that it will be visible for staff as you arrive.
  • See the map below:

  • Upon arrival at the school parking lot, follow the established traffic pattern to avoid traffic backing up onto Kilimanjaro. 
  • Arrive using the main entrance into the parking lot per the map.
  • You will be guided back to the “hut” by school staff.
  • You will be directed to several stations which are located at the hut, gym entrance, and two front main entrances.
  • From there you will be directed out of the bus loop per normal exiting procedures.
  • Students may not pick up materials for any other individual. 
  • You are encouraged to wear a facemask at all times while at the stations.
  • If you have an item of critical need in the school building, please complete this survey OMHS Senior Critical Item Pick-up Survey May 2020 immediately, and we will try to have the item for you when you arrive.  Students are not permitted to enter the school building.

Seniors should arrive at the following times based on last name:

  • Thursday, May 14
    • Last Names (A-B) 9:00-10:30
    • Last Names (C-D) 10:30-12:00
    • Last Names (E-H) 12:00-1:30
    • Last Names (I-K)  1:30-3:00
  • Friday, May 15
    • Last Names (L-M) 9:00-10:30
    • Last Names (N-P) 10:30-12:00
    • Last Names (Q-S) 12:00-1:30
    • Last Names (T-Z) 1:30-3:00
  • Students unable to come at the scheduled time should send an email to to make alternate plans.

Part of our graduation ceremony will include a very brief (5-10 second) video and/or provided senior picture for the graduation ceremony.  Directions for the video will be coming very soon, as the videos will be due to the production company by early next week (May 18-20). 

As a reminder, during cap and gown pick up on Thursday and Friday, it is critical that families and staff maintain all social distancing practices and remain in their vehicles.  We ask that all seniors and their families follow the directions of the staff members present during pickup to ensure everyone's safety during their assigned pickup time.