Please be sure to read all this information carefully and get in touch if you have ANY questions or concerns.
The Philly Trip is right around the corner! We will have an informational meeting for all the students going on the Philly Trip in Eve Heyman's classroom on Thursday, June 2nd from 1:40 - 2:40 PM. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend. We will be discussing important information about expectations, packing, itinerary, and general information about our trip. If there is ANYTHING we should know about your child being away from home for a week with us, please let us know. We want to make sure that everyone feels safe and has a great time. If you have any information you feel needs to be shared about helping us take care of your child, please don't hesitate to contact Eve or Jeannie prior to the trip.
Sign Off Procedures:
All 8th grade students must be signed off in order to participate in graduation events. The following must be done to be signed off:
- all textbooks and borrowed materials returned or paid for (including books from Ms. Hopson's classroom library)
- all assignments complete in all classes
- community service forms completed
- all OBS library books returned or paid for
- lunch account paid in full
- locker empty and clean
Here are some important dates & information about the end of the year schedule:
The Math PARCC exams: Friday, May 27th, Tuesday, May 31st, and Thursday, June 2nd in the morning. Please make every effort to have your child be on time to school on these days.
Friday, June 3rd: AM - STING event with ALL island 8th graders and high school peer leaders
PM - Graduation rehearsal at OBS (If wearing heels, girls must bring shoes) and start of sign off procedure.
Sunday, June 5th - Friday, June 10th Philly Trip (please attend the meeting for more information).
Monday, June 13th : **Transportation provided by OB School** 8:30 AM - 8th grade breakfast, yearbook signing, sign off, graduation rehearsal (girls bring shoes) at Tabernacle.
12:00 - 2:00(ish) PM 8th grade recognition ceremony (please make every effort to attend this lovely event that honors each 8th grader)
Tuesday, June 14th: **Transportation provided by 8th grade families.** 9AM - students meet at the Tabernacle for graduation rehearsal (usually lasts 1-1.5 hours)
*Students may leave on their own from Tabernacle with a note from parents or students will need to be picked up at the end of rehearsal by parents or return to school to take the bus home at the end of the day.
5:30 PM all 8th graders must meet at the rectory (next to the Tabernacle) for graduation.
The ceremony will start at 6:00 PM in the Tabernacle. This usually lasts about an hour or so.