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Armed Forces Recruitment
Oakmont Regional High School provides times for recruiters to be available to our students during some lunches. Federal regulations require us to supply names and contact information of our students to recruiters. If you want your student’s information to be withheld please contact our guidance office in writing.
Basic School Supply List
A sling bag or other small bag (We discourage students from carrying large backpacks during the school day)
A 2 GB or larger flash drive (to save computer files and documents)
A calculator (some Math or Science teachers require a specific type of calculator, so it might be best to wait until school begins)
No. 2 pencils or mechanical pencils
Ballpoint pens (blue or black are best)
Four spiral-bound or composition notebooks (one for each course)
A three-ring binder with at least four dividers (one for each course)
Four pocket folders (one for each course)
Loose-leaf notebook paper
A three-hole punch
A small notebook to record assignments
A calendar for scheduling events and due dates
Teachers may recommend other supplies based on specific course requirements.
Students may bring electronic devices to school, however we ask that they follow school rules regarding use of those devices and keep them secure to avoid theft, loss or damage.
College Related Information
You can find all the college related information you might need on the Guidance section of our website.
College visits and interviews must be pre-approved by Guidance and Administration for the absence to be excused.
- The student must be a SENIOR or JUNIOR in good academic standing
- Parent, Guidance and Administration must sign the form
- Parents should call the school the day of the visit to verify the absence
- A signature from a College Admissions Officer is required
- Student must return the form to the Main Office after the visit (the absence will be considered unexcused until the completed form is returned to the office
- Juniors can take up to two excused visits per school year and seniors up to three excused per school year
The link below is a tutorial video for how students and parents can work together to select courses on PlusPortals for the 2018-19 school year. Guidance counselors will be meeting with your Sophomores one on one over the next month to go over their choices. Please complete this process by Monday, February 5th.
For Parents: If you log into your PlusPortal account and follow the same process outlined in the video, you can view your student's selections and "approve" their choices, by checking the box "approve" next to the student comment section listed below each individual course. If you disagree with their selection, you can also leave comments in the Parent Comment section, voicing your concerns.
Make sure to press "Submit" when you are done with the form.
Driver Education Information
Food Services (Chartwells)
The 2018-2019 MCAS Competency Determination Exam dates are:
English Language Arts Retest: November 8,9 and 13, 2018
Math Retest: November 14 and 15, 2018
Biology: February 6 and 7, 2019
English Language Arts Retest, February 4-6, 2019
Mathematics Retest, March 7 and 8, 2019
ELA Regular Session: March 26 and 27, 2019
Math Regular Session: May 21 and 22, 2019
STE (trial field test of a random selection of students), May 29, 2019
STE Regular Session: June 4 and 5, 2019
We will be starting the school day at our normal starting time and relocating some classes so that testers have an optimal testing environment.
Please watch the listings as they are developed and posted in the hallways for your testing locations.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has increased their security measures for the MCAS testing so that all students will have fair opportunities to succeed. Students need to be prepared for these changes.
Students should not bring electronic devices with them on testing days or, if they must have their cell phone, they should be prepared to put all of their belongings in a designated location on the side of the room and not interact with the devices until the testing period is completely over. To help maintain the security of the testing area, we ask that parents refrain from texting or calling students. Please contact the main office at 978-827-5907 if there is an immediate concern.
Students are only allowed to have water at their desks. Snacks as well as all other beverages including coffee, tea, or juices will not be allowed during testing. We recommend that students eat a healthy breakfast before testing, as the test can be physically and mentally tiring for some students; however, some students find that having mints or gum is a helpful aid for concentration. Students should also bring a hard cover or paperback book (electronic devices are not allowed) that they can read after they complete their exam.
MCAS testing affects the entire ORHS staff and student body. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 978-827-5907 or see Mr. Uminski or Mrs. Bogosh in the main office.
Payment and Fees
Prom Safety Tips
Plus Portals Information
To access your parent account:
Click on the Parent PlusPortal link on the ORHS website (under Parent Resources).
Enter your username and password. You will originally be given a temporary password that will prompt you to change your password (must include at least one capital letter) before you officially log in to the site.
Need help? Contact email@example.com if you have not received an account activation email, please email support, leaving your full name, your child’s name, and the grade he/she is in.
Some features of the Parent PlusPortal are:
- Access to your child’s information anytime, anywhere using a web browser, smartphone, or tablet
- One login to view all of your children’s data
- Student class schedules
- Combined calendars
- School and class alerts helping you stay informed
- Class pages
- Homework posted
- Quick summary screen shows latest grades posted for a quick look at how your child is doing academically
- School directory
The following link has interactive guides on what to expect in the portal. It is an excellent resource that will help you navigate the portal effectively.
Recommended books on grandparents raising grandchildren
- Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You by Charles Rubin
- HELP I’m Raising My Grandkids by Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA
- Grandparents as Parents by Sylvie de Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown
- Courageous Love by Laura Montane Bailey, LMFT
- When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us by Jane Adams, Ph.D.
Talking to Teens About Healthy Relationships
Vaping / E-Cigarettes
- The New Look of Nicotine Addiction
- Vaping: Is It Safe?
Vaping and Your Teen's Health
How to Help Teens Quit Vaping
- New York Times Article: How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping
- Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents
- E-Cigarettes Guide
- E-Cigarette Parent Tip Sheet
- Big Tobacco Targets Kids
- Electronic Nicotine Delivery Product (E-NDP) Use Among High School Youth in Massachusetts