Cardinal O'Hara High School
Weekly Happenings
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Coming Up in November
Important Attendance Reminders
Whether a student is in school or learning virtually, Cardinal O’Hara upholds the same attendance policies. Any changes in a student’s attendance should be communicated by an adult via the attendance line- 610-544-3800 extension 1827.
This includes, but is not limited to, early dismissals, funerals, medical appointments, sudden illness during the school day or other emergencies, etc.

If your child is going to be virtual on a day he or she is expected in the building, you must call the attendance line to indicate that your child will be "Virtual on an in-person day." It is critical for the safety and security of everyone that we have an accurate count of who is physically present in the school building in case of emergencies. However, all students should stick to their hybrid or fully virtual schedule. Hybrid students should only go temporarily virtual if they are having surgery, require a brief extended absence, or are advised to quarantine, and should clear this with school administration prior. 
No Outside Food Permitted
Just a reminder that home baked goods are not permitted to be sold or distributed to students due to health and safety concerns. This includes bake sales, celebrations, and other fundraising events. Individually wrapped, store bought items are permitted.
Virtual Learning FAQ
In an effort to keep everyone organized and informed on day to day procedures, please view our Virtual Learning FAQ link below.
Updates From Administrative Offices
Student Academics
Student Affairs
Student Services
Alumni Office
Alumni from 2017-2020 are invited to the Live streaming of our Thanksgiving Mass that will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday, November 25th. To view our Mass with fellow alumni, please complete the form so we can send you the link. Following Mass, a virtual reception will take place with staff, teachers and alumni that includes trivia, prizes and an opportunity to catch up with one another. A separate link will also be sent for this reception. We look forward to seeing you! #Lion4Life

Band Fundraiser
Support our Band and Guard at our Chipotle Night out on Saturday, November 14!
Band Craft Fair
Our Band Craft Fair is going VIRTUAL! Crafter applications are due by Monday, Nov. 10.
In Remembrance
November 2 was All Souls Day when the Catholic Church remembers all of our faithful departed. In this spirit, Cardinal O'Hara remembers the deceased loved ones of our community during daily Mass and in our daily Morning Prayer intentions throughout the month of November.
COHS Theatre
There will be a Parent Meeting through Zoom on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm. Parents of cast, stage crew and orchestra are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Aimee-Kate Mooney at akmooney@cohs.com with questions. 

Tutoring from NHS
Members of the National Honor Society offer tutoring opportunities for students that may need some extra help in various subject areas. Please click the link below to sign up.
Guidance Office Information
Visit our Guidance Office page for everything you need to know. You will see checklists for students, upcoming college visits and much more!

Virtual FAFSA completion night will be held Tuesday November 24th at 6:30. Any parent looking for assistance or has questions, please email  Lgraney@cohs.com for the zoom link. You can sign up until Friday November 20th.

From the Admissions Office
Join the Mothers' and Fathers' Club
"One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time." 
 
Cardinal O'Hara parents are actively engaged in the school community. The Mothers' and Fathers' Club works to support the many events, programs and services that O'Hara offers. They work with the school to support its overall mission as an educational community steeped in the values of pride, excellence and tradition. 
 
The 2020-21 school year is impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to safely socially distance. However, we still need parent and volunteer support and we will do what we can virtually as well as follow all health and safety policies with events.
 
We invite all parents and guardians to volunteer as much as they are able. Please review the variety of opportunities and register to volunteer: https://forms.gle/ss35jBy6K9g4zMuD9. Reach out to Jen Tuberosa (jtuberosa@cohs.com) or Michelle O'Hanlon (mmohanlon@verizon.net) with questions. 
Thankful Thursday
This will be our 5th year for Thankful Thursday's. The teachers and staff have tremendously enjoyed your generosity the past four years. On each of the Thursdays in November, the parents volunteer to bring in treats for our faculty and staff to enjoy as a sign of gratitude for all that they do for our students. 

Mane Street Adds New Products
Cardinal O'Hara's school store, Mane Street, is open exclusively online 24/7! Check out all of the new products that have been added just this month: red and blue Henley t-shirts, new and improved PJ pants, clip on hand sanitizer bottles, Lion car air fresheners in three scents, hoodies, long sleeve t-shirts, a cooler and more! Visit https://my-site-100575-119064-co.square.site/s/shop to order your O'Hara gear today! Shop online and pick up in person.
Order Your Yearbook
Lion Cutouts
Don't forget about Amazon Smile as the holidays approach!
Click the image below to access Amazon Smile and support O'Hara a the same time!