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The Oldham County Board of Education has approved major breaks for the 2023/2024 school year. They are as follows:

  • Fall Break: October 23-27, 2023
  • Spring Break: April 1-5, 2024

Winter break for the 2023/2024 school year has not yet been decided. 

The Oldham County Board of Education has approved major breaks for the 2023/2024 school year. They are as follows:

  • Fall Break: October 23-27, 2023
  • Spring Break: April 1-5, 2024

Winter break for the 2023/2024 school year has not yet been decided. 

Vape Sensors in OCS High Schools

Our first priority is the safety of our students. This year, there has been increased usage and  numerous health emergencies stemming from the use of vapes, especially from those containing illegal drugs. Vaporizers/e-cigarettes come in all different shapes and sizes and can contain tobacco and/or various forms of synthetic cannabinoids. 

To deter student use of vapes and the harmful impacts of such, each high school has been equipped with a number of Halo Smart Sensors. These sensors detect the use of vaporizing products and immediately alert administrators in the building via email and text message.  

Our first priority is the safety of our students. This year, there has been increased usage and  numerous health emergencies stemming from the use of vapes, especially from those containing illegal drugs. Vaporizers/e-cigarettes come in all different shapes and sizes and can contain tobacco and/or various forms of synthetic cannabinoids. 

To deter student use of vapes and the harmful impacts of such, each high school has been equipped with a number of Halo Smart Sensors. These sensors detect the use of vaporizing products and immediately alert administrators in the building via email and text message.  

We ask that you speak to your child about the harmful effects of using vapes and review OCBE Policy 9068 regarding the consequences for tobacco and/or drug use. Consequences can range from suspension to full-time placement at the alternative school.

Thank you in advance for partnering with us to protect your child’s health and wellness. 

Care Solace

To expand on existing school resources and close the gap in mental health services, we have partnered with the Oldham County Health Department and the Oldham County Fiscal Court to offer Care Solace. Care Solace provides an anonymous and confidential pathway for students, families, faculty, and staff to connect with mental health services. This program is being paid for with grants through Oldham County Fiscal Court and OCHD. This program is completely voluntary.

To expand on existing school resources and close the gap in mental health services, OCS has partnered with the Oldham County Health Department and the Oldham County Fiscal Court to offer Care Solace. Care Solace provides an anonymous and confidential pathway for OCS students, families, faculty, and staff to connect with mental health services. This program is voluntary, and completely paid for with grants through Oldham County Fiscal Court and OCHD. 

There is no cost for using this resource and it is accessible immediately for all OCS families and staff members who wish to utilize it. 

The goal of Care Solace is to ensure communities can access reliable, ethical and high-quality mental health care services – no matter the circumstances. The Care Solace team are experts in navigating insurance for families and getting around the long wait times to secure an intake appointment. They can shrink the wait times from 3 months or longer to around 72 hours. 

  • Students, students' families, faculty and staff, and their families can anonymously and confidentially seek mental health care using a web-based system (Care Match) and get connected with a qualified, licensed mental health care professional

  • The custom URL created for our district will connect users to support available 24/7, including holidays and breaks 

  • 200+ languages are spoken with live translators available

  • Care regardless of insurance: private, Medicare, sliding scale, even no coverage

For more information, please visit www.caresolace.com/oldham

If you have any additional questions about utilizing Care Solace, please reach out to your school’s counselor.

 

National Merit Scholarship Program

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors students across the nation whose scores are the highest in the PSAT/NMSQT test taken in the fall of their junior year. This year, nine students from Oldham County Schools have been named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists.

Congratulations 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Approximately one-third of the national high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT, are notified that they have qualified as semifinalists. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, semifinalists must advance to finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards, as well as demonstrating community involvement, strong work ethic, and extracurricular pursuits. Additionally, the student must be recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that align with the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Oldham County Schools students who have earned National Merit Semifinalist distinction include:

  • Emily Loleng (North Oldham High School)
  • Madeline Brittian (Oldham County High School)
  • Tabitha Crain (Oldham County High School)
  • Sarah Freeland (Oldham County High School)
  • Ian Hobbs (Oldham County High School)
  • Joshua Oberholtzer (Oldham County High School)
  • Elizabeth Scheetz (Oldham County High School)
  • Ty Clayton (South Oldham High School)
  • Qidi Wang (South Oldham High School, early graduate 2022)
Clipboard and pen with OCBE Policies

Please review the most updated Oldham County Schools attendance policy as of July 1, 2022.  

This policy allows us to work with our medical community, including licensed mental health providers who care for our students, thus respecting a student's outside treatment needs while maximizing student instructional time.