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OHPS Recognition Days

Recognition Days

Oak Harbor Public Schools aims for equitable recognition of individuals, groups, and causes as we adhere to state requirements for observances. We recognize Individuals, groups, and causes throughout the year in a variety of ways, internally and externally. 

In general, the district provides a greater emphasis on groups and causes directly related to

  • Oak Harbor Public Schools
  • Educational causes in general
  • Legal requirements

Other districts may celebrate or recognize groups on different dates. Individual schools may also expand on these observances.

One of our core values is collaboration: We value diverse insights. We work together to seek solutions. We are unified in our quest to serve learning for all. If you would like to request that an event or cause be recognized, please contact the Communications Department at briefs@ohsd.net.

August
National Night Out

September
Attendance Awareness Month
Month of the Kindergartener
Labor Day (Sept. 4)
Constitution & Citizenship Day (Sept. 17)
Every Child Matters: Support for Indigenous Children (Sept 30) 
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) 

October
Disability History Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Filipino American History Month
Indigenous Peoples’ Day

November 
Veterans Day (November 11)
Substitute Educator Day (Nov. 17)
Thanksgiving Day
Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month 

January 
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)
Temperance and Good Citizenship Day (January 16) 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day 
School Board Recognition Month 

February 
Black History Month
National School Counseling Week (February 5-9) 
Presidents Day (Feb. 19)
Career & Technical Education Month
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day (Feb. 22)
Public Schools Week (Feb. 26-March 1)

March 
Read Across America Day (March 1)
Education Support Professionals Week (March 11-15)
Retiree Appreciation Week (March 18-24)
Women’s History Month 

April 
Month of the Military Child
Autism Acceptance Month
National School Librarian Day (April 4)
National Assistant Principals Week (April 1-5)

May 
Principal Appreciation Day (May 1)
School Lunch Hero Day (May 3) 
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10)
National School Nurse Day (May 8)
Memorial Day (May 27)
Mental Health Awareness Month

June 
Juneteenth (June 19) 

July
Independence Day (July 4)