Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
OLHS Daily Announcements are available in PowerPoint Online by clicking HERE. Feel free to open the presentation in either the online or full version of PowerPoint to navigate through it more quickly. You can also view the announcement slideshow on Channel 20 while at school.
Fin40 This Tuesday, March 21!
For more information about Fin 40 and Schedules, please visit the OLHS Student Binder.
WARNING BELL (students enter) 7:10 a.m.
BLOCK 1 7:20 – 8:35 a.m.
BLOCK 2 8:40 – 9:55 a.m. FIN-40 TIME 10:00 – 10:40 a.m.
BLOCK 3 10:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch 1 10:45 – 11:10 a.m.
Lunch 2 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. (release from class at 11:13 a.m.)
Lunch 3 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (release from class at 11:48 p.m.)
Lunch 4 12:25 – 12:50 p.m. (release from class at 12:23 p.m.)
BLOCK 4 12:55 – 2:10 p.m.
RESCHEDULED! Student Vs. Faculty Basketball Game: Admission is only $3We have rescheduled the Students vs. Faculty Basketball Game to Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite teachers and/or peers during what is sure to be an incredible display of athleticism!
SCA and Class Officer Candidate Interest Packet
Interested in running for a SCA/class office? An electronic version of the candidate interest packet can be found HERE. Interest packets are due back to the Student Activities Office (room 161) by Friday, March 24th!
Dolphin DashThe 14th Annual OLHS Dolphin Dash 5K will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. The cost is $12 and online registration is available at goo.gl/Ud8wTy
All Day Excuse Notes:
If a student is ever absent, notes (e-mail or written) should be provided to the attendance office within three days of returning from the absence, as we do not accept absence reports over the phone. For planned multi-day absences (i.e. vacation), at least a week prior, students need to submit a form requesting approval from the principal.
If students arrive late to school, they must report to the attendance office to properly check in (as opposed to going directly to class).
For 11th and 12th-grade student early dismissals, students bring a note from their parent/guardian (e-mail or written) to the security desk BEFORE 7:20 a.m. The note must have a telephone number where a parent/guardian can be reached to verify the early release. If we cannot confirm with a parent/guardian, the student will not be released. Requests provided after 7:20 a.m. are allowed only with extenuating circumstances. No early release requests will be taken over the phone unless there are extenuating circumstances. 9th and 10th-grade students are only approved for dismissal if a parent/guardian comes into the building to sign them out. Parents may send a note (e-mail or written) to the security desk BEFORE 7:20 a.m. to have their students waiting at the Attendance Office at the approved dismissal time (as opposed to having to call into the student's classroom for release to the Attendance Office).
Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses at Ocean Lakes High School. Scoring well on an AP exam may earn students college credit, thus saving thousands of dollars in college tuition.
For the 2017 AP exams, students at Ocean Lakes High School will be registering online using Total Registration, LLC. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. This process will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00am and end on Wednesday, March 22 at 11:00pm. In order to register, you should click on the link provided on the Ocean Lakes High School website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/472308 to register. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to answer questions correctly. Ensure you complete the process by printing the confirmation PDF file for your records.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM Registration/Payment Opens
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:00PM Registration/Payment Ends
- Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30a.m Site reopens for Registration
- Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11pm Late Registration/Payment Opens ($55 late fee per exam-College Board Late fee)
- Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 PM Late Registration/Payment Ends
*Students who request a full refund must submit a request through Total registration, prior to the end of school on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. *Partial refunds will be granted starting Thursday, March 23, 2017 ($15 cancellation fee).
This year, each AP exam costs $93.00. Students that receive free or reduced lunch, requiring financial assistance should contact Mr. Bryan Everett in the Guidance Office (757-648-5565) or at Bryan.Everett@vbschools.com. We look forward to a great registration and testing cycle with the AP program.
Attendance WaiversPlease click HERE to access the Attendance Waiver.
Ocean Lakes Students Are in the Business of CaringiCare Packages is a student-run company established at Ocean Lakes High School through Mrs. Hubbard's Advanced Entrepreneurship class. A team of five ambitious seniors have started a care package company to promote giving and kindness within our school. With the help of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, they hope to reach as many students, teachers, and parents with news of their blossoming company. They currently offer Birthday, Game Day and Holiday (Valentine's Day) Care Packages starting at ten dollars. For more information, please visit icarepackagesco.wixsite.com/website or email the iCare Packages team at email@example.com.
Snow Make Up Days Announced
Please view the official announcement HERE.
- Feb. 20 (Presidents’ Day) will make up time lost Jan. 9
- March 8 (originally designated as a professional learning day for staff) will be a makeup day for Jan. 10
- Jan. 11 will not be made up by students or 12-month employees who worked Jan. 11; missed time for all other employees will be made up through a flexible schedule or use of leave.
The school calendar has been updated to reflect the changes.
Ocean Lakes Student's Poem Reaches Far and Wide
Jenah Creecy speaks her truth in a poem she wrote for her Creative Writing class. Great job Jenah!
Visit the Florida News Channel 8, WFLA website to learn more: https://goo.gl/cQVc4h
Yard SignsClick HERE for the Senior Yard Sign order form.
Gradfest Tickets! Early Bird Gets the Best Price!
Gradfest tickets are on sale and at the low price of $40. Order Forms available HERE.
ATTENTION all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have Virginia permits and have passed classroom Drivers Ed. and /or are enrolled in Classroom Drivers Ed., and are interested in taking the Behind the Wheel at OLHS this year, you can get your application in guidance or from Ms. Carey, take it home, fill it out and make sure a parent is aware that you are interested in taking BTW. You may return the forms to Ms. Carey or the guidance office. For more information about Behind the Wheel visit the BTW site at www.oceanlakeshs.vbschools.com/pages/btw/
Attention student drivers and passengersDriving to school is one of the privileges of a high school student, and as a privilege it can be removed. Please be advised safety is the schools number one priority for you. As drivers you are responsible for the safe operation of your vehicle as well as the safety of your passengers. Any unsafe activity may result in loss of your parking privileges and additional discipline consequences may apply.
OLHS Student ParkingAny junior or senior at Ocean Lakes High School who wishes to park a vehicle on school grounds during school hours must complete this application, have it approved by school administration, and purchase a decal for $45. The student must present a valid driver's license and vehicle registration when purchasing a decal. At the time of purchase, a numbered parking space will be assigned to the student. Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and only the assigned student/vehicle may occupy the space. Click HERE for the application and more information.
Don't miss out on your memories! Visit the Jostens website for more information: http://www.jostensyearbooks.com
Personal Deliveries to School
Ocean Lakes High School strives to maintain the integrity of instructional time; therefore, personal deliveries (e.g., balloons, flowers, "fast food," non-emergency messages, etc.) cannot be permitted. Deliveries made during school hours will not be accepted.
EPA's National Building Competition
Ocean Lakes High School is competing in EPA’s ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition
Ocean Lakes is competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) 2015 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition! We will battle it out against more than 125 teams and over 6,500 individual competitors across the country to see who can save the most energy in one year. We are part of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools team, which includes 12 buildings this year, the largest team the division has fielded since they began participating a few years ago.
EPA is maintaining a website devoted to the competition featuring a list the competitors and their “weigh-in” results, a map of competitors across the nation, and a live Twitter feed about the competitors. Check out our starting weight and our competitors at www.energystar.gov/battleofthebuildings.
Attention Parents/Students: FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE 2013
All information concerning the free Microsoft Office 2013 software is located at www.vbschools.com/students/advantage/index.asp. Your student will need to know his or her email address and password. Their email address is their (student ID number) @vbstudents.com. If your student has any technical issues, please have them call the Help Desk at (757) 263-1111.