Tag Archives: covid-19

Enrollment at Upper School Defies COVID Possibilities

By Sarah Rosenberg Just three years ago, the number of students at Oak Hall School was fairly low and borderline worrisome. As of the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, every grade in the high school is at full capacity based on the regulations put into place from COVID-19. These numbers may puzzle people simply because of the current financial situation of the

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US Class Builds New Covid-Compliant Seating Area

By Avery Broom  Oak Hall Upper School art teacher Robert Ponzio’s Engineering and Design class has been on a mission to create more outside space for students that is in compliance with Covid-19 policies. On Oct. 14, the students revealed their creations: handmade tables and chairs that can withstand Gainesville’s weather. The students came up with the idea through the

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OHS Libraries Adjust With Online Book Check Out

By Jenna Poppell Because of COVID-19, the sense of normalcy at Oak Hall School has changed, including how the libraries on campus do business. Oak Hall’s online library catalog has been in place for some time, but there hasn’t been much of a need to utilize some of its features until this year. The website has become a great way to safely

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OHS Rises to the Challenge of Distance Learning

By Aiden Wacksman COVID-19 has presented schools across the world with numerous challenges. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, educational institutions are utilizing flexible learning options for students. At Oak Hall School, some students are choosing to attend class on campus, while others decide to learn online. Those who are pursuing academics from home feel as though they are physically in

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Football Team Plays On Through Pandemic

By August Ewert-Harpold The Oak Hall School football team is following stringent guidelines to stay safe and in the game all season. In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the team has adopted multiple precautionary measures designed to keep the team players as safe as possible. The coaches have been following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines as well

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Sept. 18 Now Full Day Off For Students

Originally scheduled as a half-day, Friday now gives teachers planning time By Courtney Bolton It was previously announced in an email from Corinna French, Oak Hall’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator, that the half day for students on Sept. 18 has been officially changed to a full day off for students. Oak Hall’s Head of School, Dr. James Hutchins, stated that this was to

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OHS Taskforce Implements Strict Guidelines

Mask requirements, social distancing among other requirements By Sarah Youngblood Oak Hall School has been preparing for a safe return to school since March and has new protocols for this school year in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while giving students a proper, positive learning environment. The school devised a task force, led by Head of School Dr.

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