Bee in the Know

Week of March 14, 2021

Students are here and it’s great to see some new and familiar faces! We appreciate the staff’s efforts to make return to learn a success for our OP students. As we approach the end of the marking period, we encourage students to seek out assistance if they need extra help through our OPHS Resource Guide. We hope everyone has a great week!


May SOL Tests

We are planning and preparing for the SOL tests in May. Students who are currently enrolled in an SOL class and need the corresponding SOL to meet graduation requirements will have the option of taking the SOL test in May or may opt to defer their test date until the summer or fall of next school year. All SOL tests will be taken in the school building. If your student is currently participating in Virtual Learning and is taking an SOL class for which they need to take the SOL; you will be receiving an email prior to Spring break with additional information and an option to sign your student up to come into the building and take the test in May or to defer the test to a later date.


Driver Education News

Sophomores that recently passed driver ed. classroom and are virtual only will have opportunities to pick up their DEC-8 card (Pink card) at the school’s driver ed. lot (left side of the school on the following dates and times.

  • March 22 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • April 19 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Students should confirm completion/passing classroom driver ed. before pick up dates.


Underclassmen Pictures

Underclassmen pictures will be taken on the following dates through English classes:

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
  • Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021

There will be one LAST Senior picture day at OP. (Only tux and drape will be offered to students at that time)

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 - 3 - 7 pm

All pictures will be in the auditorium and ALL FACULTY & STAFF should use any of these Underclassmen Picture days to have their photo taken as well.

Parents may reach Victor O'Neill Studios at to schedule multiple outfit pictures at the VO Studio if desired.


March is National Athletic Training Month

We would like to ask the Osbourn Park community to help us in recognizing and thanking our Athletic Trainer, Lauren Field. Ms. Field is in her 2nd year here at Osbourn Park and has been extremely influential in the success of our athletic programs amid the pandemic. She has been on the frontlines of every mitigation and contract tracing event that we have had (involving sports) all while maintaining her regular duties of helping rehab our injured athletes, conducting concussion training, checking in physical paperwork, checking daily list for COVID Screenings prior to practice and countless other responsibilities. Your hard work and dedication to our student athletes does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all you do!


News from the Library

The library is still open for book check out. Please email us ( or fill out the form on the library canvas page. We will make arrangements for you to pick up the books if you are a virtual student.

The “Taste Buds” Challenge is still on, so keep those book submissions coming in. For every book you read (or have read since January 1, 2021), please log it in this form (also available on the home page of the OPHS-Library canvas page. The challenge is for the OPHS school family (staff and students) to read 2000 books between January 1 and April 15th. If this happens, Dr. Walts and Mrs. Kane (as well as some other guest teachers) will challenge each other on April 22nd. Keep those submissions coming!

Finally, in celebration of Read Across America, some of the OP staff took pictures of themselves reading. Do you think you know who they are? Click on this PowerPoint (don’t forget to go to “present”) to test yourselves! And remember, it’s always good to face-cover with a book


Good news in the Social Studies department!

Shout-out to all Ms. Petrovich’s US & VA Gov periods (1,2,4,5,7) for really doing an awesome job with a Padlet activity on presidential freedom of speech. They fully engaged with the questions and each other, expanded on classmates' ideas when they agreed with them, respectfully explained their ideas when they disagreed with others, and produced very interesting ideas on the freedoms and limits of speech for presidents and other high-ranking government leaders.


Va Teachers for Tomorrow

Mrs. Mullins' Virginia Teacher for Tomorrow worked collaboratively (at the end of February, for a few weeks) with Mrs. Stewart, Ms. Greiling, & Mrs. Drago's students on meeting their goals in history, science, geography, math, reading & writing! They even helped the students edit their submissions for the portion of Lit Magazine called "Untold Voices"! We all had the best time working together while making our virtual environments fun & engaging!


Athletic Event Schedule


Have a great week, everyone!

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