Cardinal O'Hara High School
Weekly Happenings
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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
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.
Do you have questions about college, college visits or what you should be doing to prepare for the next step?
Visit our Guidance Office page for everything you need to know. You will see checklists for students, upcoming college visits and much more!
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. 

From the Finance Office
Senior parents: Transcripts can only be sent by the Guidance Office if your FACTS account is up to date. Please check your FACTS account each month to prevent any delays in your child's college application process. Please make payments in a timely manner. 

All parents: Financial aid applications for 2020-2021 opened on October 1, 2020, on the FACTS Management website. You will need to complete an online application, submit a $30 fee and upload your 2019 taxes in order to qualify for financial aid and grants during the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

You can visit the FACTS website at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid.

Contact Denise Lynn Todd in the Finance Office with any questions or for assistance in uploading your tax returns. 

You MUST submit a financial aid application each year in order to receive financial aid or grants.

Please check your FACTS accounts each month and remember to make your monthly payments! 
SAT Crash Course
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