Cardinal O'Hara High School
Weekly Happenings
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tomorrow is a Reading Day
Halloween at O'Hara
Our students and teachers stretched out our tradition of Halloween costumes over the course of several days this week. They looked great and were very creative!
Virtual Learning Reminders
Mrs. Vice and Ms. Kelly go over several key points to remember when learning virtually.
In Person Student Reminders
Mrs. Vice and Ms. Kelly outline several key points to remember when leaning in person at school.
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
Voter Assembly
Yesterday, our students participated in a Voter Assembly. This assembly was organized and moderated by senior, Olivia Wick. We are most grateful to our panelists Senator Tom Killion, Councilwoman Kathleen Bell, Dr. Eugene Halus and Mr. Rob Wills for taking the time to speak with our students. Members of our senior class were able to ask the panelists some questions about things to keep in mind when voting. It was a very informative assembly and we thank Olivia and the panelists for this great opportunity.
Congratulations to Connor and Kaia!
Congratulations to Kaia Grant and Connor Farrell for being nominated and accepted into the KYW Newstudies Program! They will be writing their stories and submitting them to KYW soon.
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!

FAFSA completion night will be held Tuesday November 24th virtually. 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.

Daily Reminders
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. 

Attention Theatre Students!
Students interested in participating in our upcoming production of Music Man should register online in the link below. This includes performers, stage crew and/or orchestra members. Auditions take place this Sunday, November 1st at 12:00pm. For full details, visit our website below. 

2020 Virtual Employment Expo
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!