Orchard Hills News

Dr. Dudley's Message Home, Friday - March 23rd
  • Wednesday, March 27th is a 1:25pm dismissal day because of teacher workshops.
  • We have been working with ‘Milford After School to begin after-school enrichment opportunities for our students beginning April 22nd. They will be offering classes here at OHS for engineering, sports, coding, crafts, and more.

*Classes, description and registration information located at www.MilfordAfterSchool.com

*Printable Schedule here: Spring After School at OHS

*Online Registration Opened Monday, 3/18 at 10am

*Questions/ Comments?  info@milfordafterschool.com/ 888.212.3837

  • Thank you for your generosity in making our annual Pennies For Patients drive a success once again. There is still some time to get in any last-minute donations.
  • Our recent fire drill went well, and MFD was present. We will be having a code drill in early April.
  • Upcoming Events:

*March 27 = 1:25pm dismissal day

*March 28 = Gr. 3 field trip to Parsons (New Haven Symphony Orchestra)

*March 29 = OHS Drama! Performance at Foran HS @ 7pm.

*April 1 = Book Fair begins

*April 3 = PTA, 7pm

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Dr. Dudley's Message Home - Friday, March 8th
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences: Reminder emails will automatically be sent to parents on Friday, March 8. Parents will be able to reschedule their own conferences through Friday, March 8 at 5 pm.  After that time, they will need to contact the school to change their conference date/time. Schedules will be set in 15-minute increments, and the times are:

Wed., March 13th 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thurs., March 14th 1:45-3:45 p.m.

Fri., March 15th 1:45-3:45 p.m.

Dismissal on these days is 1:15pm

  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION THAT WAS SNOWED OUT MARCH 4TH WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 18TH!

*Register online at , then make appointment on My Conference Time

*Child must be age 5 by January 1, 2020

*Things to bring on registration day:driver’s license, birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, immunization record/physical exam, and your child

*Registration is here at OHS: 9-11:45am, 12:30-2:45pm

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Dr. Dudley's Message Home - Friday, February 22nd
  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING IN MARCH! Please share this information:

*Dates = March 4th & 5th

*Register online at , then make appointment on My Conference Time

*Child must be age 5 by January 1, 2020

*Things to bring on registration day:driver’s license, birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, immunization record/physical exam, and your child

*Registration is here at OHS: 9-11:45am, 12:30-2:45pm

  • February 27th is a 1:25pm dismissal day for teacher workshops.
  • Congratulations to Grade 5 student Jack Henkel. His Fire Prevention poster (which won for best in the city) has been selected as a New Haven County winner!
  • PTA is planning many activities for Screen-Free Week (2/25-3/1). See the PTA section of our website for more details.
  • No one should be pulling into the drive area when vans and buses are there unless transporting an injured student. Drop off is at the top of the hill and students walk down the sidewalk. We have had several incidents of drivers pulling in near buses. This is exceedingly dangerous for our children!
  • PTA fundraisers: Chipotle - Tuesday March 19, 4 - 8 pm to benefit the 5th grade PTA/school events. See website.
  • The 5th graders are taking orders for Dave & Busters’ Power Cards which will help fund their special events in the Spring to celebrate the end of their elementary years. Please support our 5th graders and buy a card from them. If you do not know a 5th grade family, here is a link to place an order with a credit car on the PTA website, https://ohspta.org/db-fundraiser/ Any questions email jackievigilante@gmail.com
  • The Milford Library is hosting a program on The Opioid Epidemic on Tuesday, February 26th, at 6:30 pm.
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences: Reminder emails will automatically be sent to parents on Friday, March 8. Parents will be able to reschedule their own conferences through Friday, March 8 at 5 pm.  After that time, they will need to contact the school to change their conference date/time. Schedules will be set in 15-minute increments, and the times are:

Wed., March 13th 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thurs., March 14th 1:45-3:45 p.m.

Fri., March 15th 1:45-3:45 p.m.

Dismissal on these days is 1:15pm

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School Hours and Early Dismissals and Delayed Opening Times

School Hours 8:40AM - 3:25PM

Early Dismissal 1:25PM exception is Conference Dates it is 1:15PM.

Pre-K Planned early dismissal 8:40AM - 10:40AM and afternoon hours 11:10AM - 1:25PM

Delayed Opening 10:40 2 Hours after the regular start time - Buses will be at the bus stop 2 hours after the scheduled pickup time.

No morning Pre-K if a Delayed Opening; Afternoon Pre-K start time is regular time 12:25PM.

No afternoon Pre-K if school is closing early due to weather.

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