Bee in the Know

Week of May 16, 2021

Another week done and SOLs are almost complete! Kudos to all of our students, both virtual and in-person, for a job well done. The only SOLs left are in-person student make-ups which will be on May 18 and 19. AP testing has begun, and students will be taking tests either in person or digitally at home. The AP administration schedule is below. Students who test digitally and are in person, should plan to stay home on the day of their AP test(s). We are looking forward to a productive AP schedule with over 1000 students taking over 2400 AP tests. An OP record!

 

EXAM SCHEDULE FOR SENIORS AND UNDERCLASSMEN

Exams: Per the updated regulation, exams are optional for all students this year and can only help a student's grade. Students should be having those conversations with their teachers to decide if an exam is desired.

SENIORS

  • May 27 - Periods 5 and 7
  • May 28 - Periods 1 and 3
  • June 1 - Periods 2 and 6
  • June 2 - Period 4 (Last day for seniors)

Note: Final grades should be submitted by 10 am the day following the exam.

UNDERCLASSMEN

  • June 8 - Periods 2 and 6
  • June 9 - Periods 1 and 4
  • June 10 - Periods 5 and 7
  • June 11 - Period 3 (Note: Per PWCS, students will be released at 10am on 6/11. Students will only have 1st and 3rd periods on this day.)

 

2021-2022 COURSE REQUESTS

Students course requests for the 2021-22 were sent via School Messenger. Please keep in mind that these are course requests, not the official schedule, as course offerings may change due to staffing or scheduling conflicts.

If you need to make changes to your courses or alternate requests, please print the form, make the necessary changes, sign, date, and email the form to your OPHS school counselor by Friday, May 28, 2021. Changes will only be made if space is available in the requested course and the student meets all the course's prerequisites. There is no need to take any further action if the course requests are correct.

Contact information for counselors can be found on the OPHS Counseling website.

 

FOR SENIORS: MANDATORY FINAL TECHNOLOGY TASKS

OP Seniors! You're almost there! Below you will find a list of final technology tasks.  Complete the following tasks to ensure you retain your personal digital items. Want to take your work with you? Student accounts will be deleted on June 30. Organize, cleanup and download your work.

Return your loaned PWCS laptop.

  1. Submit the device to your 6th/7th period teacher once all assignments are complete OR return the device at the Senior Hive Drive on June 3 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
  2. This includes the laptop, charging cord, and the carrying sleeve
  3. Devices will be scanned for damage at the time of return. Damage and loss fees are as follows:
  • Missing charger: $30
  • Broken Screen: $50-$460
  • Broken Device: Up to $460
  • Missing Device: $460

 

JUNIOR CLASS DESIGN COMPETITION

In anticipation for next year, SCA will be hosting a competition to see which design from one of you will be on our class apparel for next year. SCA will pick the top 5 designs that are submitted and will pass them on to the junior class to vote on their favorite design. The winner will get one free apparel of their choice (short sleeve, long sleeve, or hoodie) and a $15 gift card to a place of their choice. See below for the timeline and requirements. Good luck!

Timeline

  • Submission period: May 12 - 26
  • Voting period: May 31 - June 4

Requirements

  • On a black background
  • Submitted using CustomInk (you turn in the link to the design)
  • School name/acronym (Osbourn Park High School/H.S., OPHS, and/or OP)
  • Mention of mascot (graphic or words)
  • Class/grade level (2022/senior)
  • School appropriate

**Link to the Submission Form**

 

AP TESTING INFORMATION, SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

The following information reviews the AP testing schedule and important logistics necessary for you to take your AP Test.

  1. Please make sure to LOGIN into your MYAP to check your exam dates/times.
  2. If you have not already done so, please download the AP Digital Testing Exam app. This needs to be done ASAP to ensure you are set for the AP Exam. If you do not, you will NOT be able to test. Please remember the exam must be taken on a laptop or desktop, not a phone or tablet. Also, you must take all exams on the SAME device. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TEST IF THIS STEP IS NOT COMPLETED.

If you have a personal computer, download the APP by following the instructions found here:

https://download.app.collegeboard.org/

Please log in after the download.

If you have a school computer, you need to go to a school parking lot and connect to WiFi and download the APP from the software center. To download the app, go to the Software Center that you can access through the Windows search button at the left and bottom of your computer screen. You should see the AP Exam app on the top left of the list of apps available. Click on that app and download and you should be good for the next step.

After you have the AP Digital Testing app you should run the demo and/or practice to be familiar with the app prior to the exam. Set up is done 1-3 days before the exam.

Please do NOT wait to do this. You must have the APP to take the AP Exam.

LOGISTICS FOR TAKING THE AP TEST

  • If you are a student with an accommodation and are taking your AP test(s) at home, the accommodation will be embedded directly into the test (for example, if you get 50% more time, the time will be offered directly into the timer.) Collegeboard has the list and accommodations for all students who qualify.
  • All students who have digital at home AP tests should plan to be at home the entire day. Students can be asynchronous on the day of their test, but any student may opt to attend their classes. Please note, those students who are hybrid in-person, should plan to be at home on the day of their AP tests and if going to class that day, should attend virtually.
  • Students who are taking in-person tests should arrive at OP ½ hour before their test (if 8 am, arrive at 7:30 am, if 12 pm test, arrive at 11:30 am) and should bring the following:
  1. Student ID – a driver’s license or school picture ID will suffice.

  2.  2 #2 pencils and 2 blue or black pens

  3. A snack and water

  4. Please bring those items necessary for your specific AP test (calculator, ruler, etc.)

  5. No phones should be at the site

  • Students testing digitally at home should plan to log in 30 minutes before their test time to begin the digital check-in procedures. Digital tests will begin right on time whether or not a student has finished checking in. If they wait to check in, they will lose working time.
  • Next, here is the schedule for testing in Administration 2 and Administration 3:

ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE TAKING DIGITAL TESTS WILL TAKE THOSE TESTS AT HOME (DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL TO TAKE THE TEST(S) DIGITALLY.)

 

AP TESTING ADMINISTRATION DATES AND LOCATIONS

 

Athletic Schedule

 

Have a great week, everyone!

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