Student Handbook - School Overview and Operations
OAKMONT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
School Overview and Operations
At the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District, we focus on doing what is best for students to meet their academic and social-emotional needs to thrive in a global society through:
- academically challenging curriculum;
- community and civic engagement;
- continuous, responsible use of all resources and evolving technology;
- high quality, ongoing, focused professional development for staff;
- real-world applications;
- reflection for continuous improvement;
- research-based and data-driven instructional practices;
- resilient, solution-based mindsets; and
- student input and ownership.
A school’s core values define those qualities that are desired to be modeled by the educational practices within a school. Beyond academic proficiencies, these values are what we hope students take with them into their futures.
In our pursuit of academic, technological, and personal excellence, the Oakmont learning community will act responsibly, be self-directed, communicate clearly and appropriately, address and solve problems, and practice respect.
We are responsible when we…
▪ account for our actions, attitudes, words and their consequences;
▪ consider others’ needs;
▪ reflect on our actions and respond accordingly;
▪ accept constructive criticism;
▪ use technology ethically;
▪ contribute fully while collaborating with peers.
We address and solve problems independently or collaboratively when we…
▪ adapt to ever-changing learning environments;
▪ look for analytic and/or creative ways to identify, describe, and solve real-world problems;
▪ research, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize info from verbal, printed, and digital sources;
▪ demonstrate curiosity and intellectual risk-taking.
We practice respect when we...
Oakmont Regional High School Learner Expectations
- Critical Thinking: Reading, listening, and research skills to gather, interpret, synthesize and evaluate information while using a variety of methods and technologies.
- Communication: Demonstrate learning through creative, multiple modes of expression which include but are not limited to various technologies.
- Responsibility: Demonstrate responsibility by being flexible and adaptable while working independently and collaboratively to accomplish tasks.
- Decision-Making: Plan for and make healthy lifestyle decisions.
- Citizenship: Understand the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a diverse democratic society and be thoughtful, accepting, reflective, and active citizens in the school and larger community.
Oakmont Regional High School uses a 4x4 block schedule. Students will have 4 classes per day, each of which meets for 83 minutes. The typical daily schedule is shown below.
The Student-Parent Online Portal
- I understand that the school district is providing this access as a privilege, and if abused this access may be suspended or revoked.
- I understand that the school district is not liable for any damages to personal equipment incurred when connected to the parent portal.
- In consideration of using the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District network and having access to my student’s grades and attendance, I hereby release the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District from any claims and damages from my use of the system.
|Oakmont Main Office||Phone Number: (978) 827-5907||Fax Number: (978) 827-1413|
|Oakmont Nurse’s Office||Phone Number: (978) 827-5907 ext. 2158||Fax Number: (978) 827-5624|
|Oakmont School Counseling||Phone Number: (978) 827-5907 ext. 2161||Fax Number: (978) 827-1415|
|Position and Name||Phone Number|
|Superintendent, Todd Stewart||(978) 827-1434||[email protected]|
|Business Manager, Julie Surprenant||(978) 827-1434||[email protected]|
|Principal, Jeffrey Lizotte||(978) 827-5907||[email protected]|
|Assistant Principal, Jenn Spear||(978) 827-5907 ext.2155||[email protected]|
|Assistant Principal, Brian Cote||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2153||[email protected]|
|Athletic Director, Eric Dawley||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2166||[email protected]|
|Music Director, Kris DeMoura||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2168||[email protected]|
|School Nurse, Jessica Heffernan||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2158||[email protected]|
|Director of Pupil Services, Justine Muir||(978) 827-3062||[email protected]|
|Custodial Services Director, Colby Contois||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2169||[email protected]|
|Cafeteria Services Director, Dennis Mueller||(978) 827-5907 ext. 2167||[email protected]|
Students will be assigned a locker upon request and may request the location of that locker. Students are strongly encouraged to use their lockers periodically throughout the school day. Carrying heavy backpacks is discouraged because of potential back injuries and obstruction in classrooms and the cafeteria. Students should not bring valuables or large sums of money to school. The school cannot be held responsible for materials missing from lockers. Students should keep locker combinations private and make sure that locks are properly secured. Students are responsible for the contents of their assigned lockers; no one else should have access to your locker. Students will not store materials in any locker but their own.
Students are also issued locks and lockers for fitness classes and the same guidelines apply. These lockers are only to be used for fitness items and clothing. Students must secure valuables and clothing in their fitness lockers during class. Students found in locker room areas who are not in association with fitness classes will be subject to disciplinary action.