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2023-2024 School Year Guide

Our website includes year-round information about academics, support services, and resources. Schools also provide specific communication to families just before the school year begins.

Below is information that you may find especially helpful as you prepare for a new school year. This information is updated each summer and can be referenced throughout the year.

  • We are committed to providing the necessary school supplies to make sure students receive a quality education in Oak Harbor Public Schools. This is in large part due to the incredible generosity of our community through local levies.

    Schools provide the basic supplies needed for students. However, we understand many families enjoy the process of purchasing school supplies for their students, including backpacks.  If families still wish to purchase their own additional school supplies, they are more than welcome to do so, but it won’t be required.  If your child needs assistance in purchasing a backpack or headphones, please let us know and we will have one available for them. 

    Below are examples of the supplies our schools may provide to make sure your child is ready.  The specific school supplies offered to our families depend on the courses, instructional model, program, and level of the classes in which each student is enrolled.

    Elementary Intermediate Middle & High School
    Chromebooks
    Crayons
    Colored Pencils
    Dividers
    Notebooks
    Paper
    Pencils
    Pens
    Chromebooks
    Colored Pencils
    Dividers
    Glue Sticks
    Erasers
    Binders
    Scissors
    Markers
    Notebooks
    Paper
    Pencils
    Pens
    Chromebooks/Cases
    Colored Pencils
    Dividers
    Notebooks
    Paper
    Pencils
    Pens

     

  • Our district and each school have several ways to get involved! Whether you want to volunteer in the classroom or an event, join or support the PTA, join an advisory committee, or become a district employee, we encourage you to learn more.

    Each school website has a calendar on its home page with the latest events and activities. Each school website also has a “Get Involved” section where you can learn more. Check back on these pages often as new opportunities pop up throughout the year.

    Get Involved with the District

    Explore school-specific opportunities

  • Oak Harbor Public Schools uses ParentSquare. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. With ParentSquare you’ll be able to:

    • Receive all school and classroom communication via email, text, or app
    • Communicate in your preferred home language with automatic translation
    • Direct message teachers and staff
    • Have access to your school's documents and pictures/videos that come in your ParentSquare messages
    • Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items
    • Easily fill out required forms online

    Please note that schools do not release class lists until the end of August. When you log onto ParentSquare over the summer you should see your student’s school, but the class lists will not be available until they are released by the schools individually. 

    Learn More

  • Based on feedback from staff and families and observation of our transportation services, there were slight changes to the bell schedules at Oak Harbor Intermediate School and Oak Harbor Elementary School starting with the 2023-2024 school year.

    We have also returned to early-release Mondays.

    Individual schedules are available in the "Our School" section of each website. A comprehensive schedule is available on the district website under "Resources."

    View Bell Schedules

  • Routes for each upcoming school year are assigned in late August. 

    Regular transportation is provided for students residing outside the one-mile walking area of their home school attendance area. Please fill out the Transportation Request Form to request student transportation or to request a change to your current arrangement throughout the year. If you submit a form over the summer, the transportation team will contact you in late August.

    For any questions, please contact our transportation team at 360.279.5570.

    Bus Routes & Transportation

  • Monthly school menus are available through your school's website on the home page and under resources. Additional information about nutrition and meals is available on the district website under resources.

    Updates to Free & Reduced Lunch Program

    Menus & More

     

  • All health plans and healthcare provider orders are good for one school year only.

    If your child needs a health plan or needs to take medication during the school day (this includes any prescription, over-the-counter medications, or inhalers used at school, or after-school activities), please download the Parent Information and School Medication Form from the district website. The district's Health & Wellness page also has information regarding inhalers and Epi-Pens at school.

    Forms may also be picked up at your school’s front office.

  • Oak Harbor Public Schools is proud to issue one Chromebook for each student in our K-12 programs thanks to the generous and continued support of the community through local levies.  

    Students who are transitioning buildings will return their Chromebook devices yearly as will our Homeconnection and Oak Harbor Virtual Academy Students. All students who are leaving the district will need to return their devices before leaving.  

    Students who will return their Chromebooks at the end of the year:

    • 6th Grade Students (or 5-6)
    • 8th Grade Students
    • 12th Grade Students
    • OHVA
    • HomeConnection

    Please call our Information Services (IS) office at 360.279.5589 with any questions. 

    More Info About Chromebooks

  • Class schedules will be available at school sites and in Skyward Family Access before August 30. Contact your school’s front office if you have any questions.

  • We proudly welcomed back our students for the 2023-2024 school year. Check out the gallery below and stay tuned for the 2024-2025 gallery when the new year begins.
     
     
  • Check back here! New signs will be shared Summer 2024.  Share your back-to-school photos on your first day! Download a digital Back to School Sign, print it, take a photo, and post it on social media with hashtag #OneOakHarbor.

    Even if you don’t print a sign, we’d love to see your back-to-school photos! Make sure to tag @OakHarborPS on Facebook and Instagram!

    • BVE First Day Sign
    • CHE First Day Sign
    • HCE First Day Sign
    • OHE First Day Sign
    • OVE First Day Sign
    • OHI First Day Sign
    • NWMS First Day Sign
    • OHHS First Day Sign
    • HomeConnection First Day Sign
    • OHVA First Day Sign
    • HIH First Day Sign
    • Staff First Day Sign
  • Check back in the summer for important beginning of school dates for 2024-2025, including:

    • Open Houses
    • First Day of School