In-Person Learning Opportunities/Participation

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 9:10am


Dear Oakland Mills High School Community,

Now that the hybrid model is in full operation, we have determined that a few spaces are available in our building to allow additional students to participate in in-person learning. We want to invite as many students as possible to benefit from in-person participation as long as space allows. I am writing to explain the process our school will use to identify and invite individual students to come to school two or five days per week during the current school year.

These two factors determine our ability to enable a student to participate in in-person learning at school for either two or five days weekly:

  • Space must be sufficient to allow us to continue to comply with health and safety protocols and social distancing guidelines in classrooms, buses, and cafeterias, and other eating spaces.
  • Our ability to accommodate a student will vary by grade, classroom, and individual student schedule because sufficient capacity must be available for every class that a student participates in, as well as on the school bus and in the cafeteria. 

The leadership team at OMHS is following this process to enable additional students to participate.

  • We are analyzing student data to identify students currently participating virtually who would benefit from a return to in-person instruction, as well as current A/B (2 days/week) group students who would benefit from five days of in-person instruction based on the eligibility criteria listed below. 
  • We are also reviewing parent/guardian requests for students to take part in in-person learning either two or five days per week, and will invite as many students as possible based on capacity availability. 

A student is considered eligible for 5-day, in-person participation if they meet any of the following criteria: 

  • Receiving special education services
  • Previously participated in a School-Based Learning Center
  • Demonstrate a need for additional learning support based on their level of attendance, engagement, academic performance, social-emotional well-being, internet connectivity, or homelessness

If you would like to request that your child be considered for in-person return for either two or five days per week for the current school year, please email or call your child's school counselor as soon as possible, and no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. We will review each request as it comes in and notify you as soon as it is determined whether we will be able to invite your child to participate.

Additional details about the criteria and process are provided on the HCPSS website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Fleming or your child's school counselor if you have any questions or concerns about this process. 

Jeffery Fink, Principal
Oakland Mills High School