Freshmen Open House, Orientation, and First Day of School
The dates for the Freshmen Open Houses are Monday, July 23, 10 am-12 pm, and Tuesday, August 14, 5-7 pm. These open houses are very informal, the school will be open for incoming freshmen and parents to walk around the school and get familiar with our building. Student tour guides will be available.
Freshmen Orientation is Monday, August 27, 6-8 pm. This a formal program that will introduce parents and students to our expectations at Oakmont and how incoming freshmen can navigate the first days of school. We will all meet in Alumni Auditorium for some basic information and a fashion show about our dress code put on by the Student Council. Students will then go with the student council for additional introductory activities and parents will remain in the auditorium with administration. The orientation will end with a Q and A with a student panel.
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 28. Students should report by 7:20 am.
Oakmont Regional High School provides an inclusive, nurturing environment where students pursue academic excellence, practice respect, think innovatively, and prepare for life-long participation in an ever-changing global society.
In our pursuit of academic, technological, and personal excellence, the Oakmont learning community will act responsibly, be self-directed, communicate clearly and appropriately, address and solve problems, and practice respect.
We are responsible when we
- account for our actions, attitudes words and their consequences;
- consider others’ needs;
- reflect on our actions and respond accordingly;
- accept constructive criticism;
- use technology ethically;
- contribute fully while collaborating with peers.
We are self-directed when we
- prioritize academic tasks and manage time effectively;
- make decisions in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, physical fitness, and preventative care;
- make informed, thoughtful decisions regarding our emotional, physical and mental health;
- conduct ourselves appropriately in a variety of social situations;
- work diligently, independently or within collaborative groups.
We communicate clearly and appropriately independently or collaboratively when we
- read actively and critically for information and understanding;
- write clearly and accurately for a variety of purposes;
- speak clearly and appropriately for the audience;
- listen attentively and openly to others;
- use multiple modes of creative expression;
- demonstrate cultural and digital age literacy.
We address and solve problems independently or collaboratively when we
- adapt to ever-changing learning environments;
- look for analytic and/or creative ways to identify, describe, and solve real-world problems;
- research, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information from verbal, printed, and digital sources;
- demonstrate curiosity and intellectual risk-taking
We practice respect when we
- accept others with kindness and openness;
- expand our awareness of and appreciation for the global community;
- treat others ethically with honesty and integrity;
- accept diversity and recognize the different ways we learn, think, look, and live.
Critical Thinking: Reading, listening, and research skills to gather, interpret, synthesize and evaluate information while using a variety of methods and technologies.
Communication: Demonstrate learning through creative, multiple modes of expression which include but are not limited to various technologies.
Responsibility: Demonstrate responsibility by being flexible and adaptable while working independently and collaboratively to accomplish tasks.
Decision-Making: Plan for and make healthy lifestyle decisions.
Citizenship: Understand the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a diverse democratic society and be thoughtful, accepting, reflective, and active citizens in the school and larger community.
College Related Information
You can find all the college related information you might need on the Guidance section of our website.
College Visits (Juniors and Seniors)
- 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
Students received an email at the beginning of the school year with a link that takes them through the setup process to activate their account. Before students can access the Student Gradebook Portal, students need to activate their account. Once the account is active students should be able to access their grades online. If you are still having trouble accessing your account after you followed the activation process in the email please let your teacher know so they can contact the technology staff for help.
High School MCAS TESTING INFORMATION FOR SY17_18
The 2017-2018 MCAS Competency Determination Exam dates are:
English Language Arts Retest: November 8-9 and 14, 2017
Math Retest: November 15, 16 and 17 (if needed), 2017
Biology: February 5, 6 and 7 (if needed), 2018
English Language Arts Retest, February 28 and March 1 and 2, 2018
Mathematics Retest, March 5, 6 and 7 (if needed), 2018
ELA Regular Session: March 27, 28 and 29, 2018
April 5 as Composition ONLY - Make-up and April 10 as last make-up.
Math Regular Session: May 23 and 24 with May 30 make-up if needed.
STE Regular Session: June 6 and 7 with June 12 if needed.
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.