OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
New Student Orientation
August 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Info for the First Day of School
Click HERE for information on school start time, breakfast, students schedules, and more.
Back to School Night
September 5th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2019-2020 Safe Driving Presentations
In order to obtain student parking permits, students and parents must attend a safe driving presentation. For more information, including a list of presentation dates and locations, click HERE .
Volunteers Needed!
The PTSA needs volunteers for the teachers' luncheon and Back to School Night. Click HERE to sign up.
OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
OMMS School Supplies Tip:
The school provides a supply list but advises parents not to buy everything on the list. Instead, the PTSA says this: "Keep it simple when buying school supplies. Students need a three-ring binder, pencils and pens, and loose leaf paper to start the year. Backpacks are kept in lockers all day, so a zippered binder can be really helpful. Some kids also like having a morning binder and an afternoon binder." Throughout the school year, teachers may ask students to bring other supplies according to the needs of the class.
6th Grade Orientation
August 29th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Back to School Night
September 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
STEVENS FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Focus on the Fathers Event: "A Day with Dad"
August 24th, 10:50 to 1:15 p.m.
SFES Cafeteria
SFES students and their "fathers" invited to attend. More info HERE.
Back to School Pre-k & K
August 29th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Open House for Students and Parents
August 30th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
PTA Snowballs and Family Fun Night
September 12th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Back to School, Grades 3-5
September 16th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Back to School Night, Grades 1st & 2nd
September 19th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Update Your Family File for the 2019-20 School Year, Get a Free Backpack!
For Stevens Forest ES families only. Access your Family File at HCPSS Connect
PTA Meeting
Sept. 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Media Center
TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2019-20 TSES School Supply List
Click HERE .
Kindergarten Back to School
August 30th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Grades 1-5 Open House
August 30th, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
PTA Movie Night
September 13th
Grades 1-5 Back to School
September 19th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
TSES at a Glance
Click HERE for information on TSES, including school hours, lunch schedules, attendance policies, and more.
THUNDER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2019-20 THES School Supply List
Click HERE .
Open House
August 30th
2:00-2:30 p.m. Orientation for new students and their families
2:30-3:30 p.m. All students and their families can visit their homeroom and meet their teachers
PTA Back-to-School Picnic
September 13th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Back to School Night, Grades K-2
September 18th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Back to School Night, Grades 3-5/GT
September 19th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
First Day of School
For students: September 3rd
For pre-k: September 5th

No school on September 30th
Update your Family File!
All HCPSS families must update their Family File every year. Click HERE for info.
Need to Enroll Your Child in School?
Click HERE for information.
School Bus Services
Click HERE to find information and an interactive map showing your child's bus stop and pick-up/arrival times.
School Meals
Click HERE to access the school system's food and nutrition website. Find out how to apply for free and reduced meals, access MySchoolBucks to pay for your child's meals, and see what's on the menu.
School System Calendar
Click HERE .
School Boundary Review
HCPSS is currently conducting a system-wide boundary review which could potentially impact Oakland Mills schools. For more information, including dates of meetings and hearings, click HERE .

Due to a power outage during Tuesday's meeting, the superintendent will present his Attendance Area Adjustment Plan to the school board on August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Live stream video will be available HERE .
Board of Education Meetings 
Sept. 5th, 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 10th, 4:00 p.m. – Budget Work Session
Sept. 17th, 7:00 p.m. – Attendance Area Adjustment Public Hearing I To register to testify at the public hearing, click HERE.

All meetings are held in the Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.
SCHOOL YEAR KICK-OFF AND MEET & GREET
Friday, August 23rd
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Locations:
  • Forest Ridge Apartments
  • Autumn Crest Apartments
  • Columbia Pointe Apartments
  • Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
  • Verona Apartments on White Acre Road.

Featuring teachers and administrators from Oakland Mills High School, Oakland Mills Middle School, Stevens Forest Elementary, and Talbott Springs Elementary.

Stop by to meet teachers and administrators, enjoy summer treats, and get Free books for all ages. Donated school supplies will be available for those who are in need.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS
TSES PTA Night at Pie Five
September 17th, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
OAKLAND MILLS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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Next meeting: Tuesday, August 27th, 6:00 p.m. at The Other Barn

The Oakland Mills Community Association's Education Committee supports and advocates for all Oakland Mills schools and county-wide on a variety of issues. A ll interested individuals are welcome to join the conversation!

For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at   jledelson.omca@gmail.com.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Now through August 24th
Donated items accepted at The Other Barn

Donations can be in the form of actual school supplies or monetary* donations that are tax deductible. Every donation, no matter the size or amount, is greatly appreciated! For more information, including a list of needed supplies, click button below.

*Monetary donations accepted online or by mail only. Please click button below for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities at each individual school in the school boxes above!

A-OK Mentoring  
Make a difference! Help enhance the academic and social development of identified Howard County elementary school students in schools near you through a consistent, supportive relationship with a child. Volunteers must be available weekday, daytime hours to meet one-on-one with an assigned student during the school day or with students in small groups in afterschool programs. Website:  www.aokmentor.org

Volunteer Training
According to HCPSS Board Policy, all volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools. View the Volunteer Certification Course  here .