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Back to School 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 as your official Back to School Guide and can be referenced throughout the year.

Online Enrollment for 2024-2025 is Open

  • Important Dates:

    • August 29: School Open Houses | 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Each School
    • September 4: First Day of School (1-12 Grades)
    • September 4-6: WaKIDS Kinder Family Connection Days
    • September 9: First Day of School (Kindergarten)
    • November 7-8: Parent-Teacher Conferences

    View More 2024-2025 Dates

  • Resources to help families with early learners entering preschool and kindergarten

    Early Learning, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Readiness

    Incoming Kindergarten Families Guide

  • We are committed to providing the necessary school supplies and programs to make sure students receive a quality education in Oak Harbor Public Schools.  We are able to provide school supplies to all classes and academic and extracurricular programs free of charge to our students through the incredible generosity of our community through the support of our local levy. Our schools will purchase the basic supplies students need for learning, as we do with books and other materials. You are welcome to provide your student with their own personal supplies. 


    Elementary & Intermediate Schools

    School supplies provided in the classrooms.

    Supplies from home:

    • Optional: Backpack and water bottle

    • Required: Headphones (please contact your school’s front office if you are unable to provide these to your student.)

    Middle School 

    School supplies provided, as needed.

    Supplies from home:

    • Optional: Backpacks

    • Required: Headphones (please contact your school’s front office if you are unable to provide these to your student.)

    • Encouraged: Pencils and Pens

    High School

    School supplies provided, as needed.

    Supplies from home: 

    • Optional: Backpacks

    • Required: Headphones (please contact your school’s front office if you are unable to provide these to your student.)

    • Encouraged: Pencils and Pens 


    The main purpose of this initiative is to reduce expenses for families.  If you would like to continue to support our students, we encourage you to make a monetary donation to the Oak Harbor Education Foundation

  • Begining in 2024-2025 school year, all students in our elementary schools will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch serving each day. Set up an e-Funds account to make payments and monitor account balances.

    To maintain free meals for everyone, applications for free and reduced lunch must be submitted by families every year.

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

    Updates to Free & Reduced Lunch Program

    Menus & More


  • ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. With ParentSquare you can:

    • Receive all school and classroom communication through your preferred notification settings via email, text, or app
    • Communicate in your preferred home language with automatic translation
    • Direct message teachers and staff
    • Comment and and ask questions on posts
    • View upcoming events on your school’s calendar
    • Access 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

    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 at the end of August.

    Get Started with ParentSquare!

  • 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

  • Schedules are implemented with consideration of ongoing feedback from transportation services, staff, and families.

    Our district observes 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. We can’t wait to share your excitement for the first day!

  • 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