Principal's Message

First, I would like to introduce myself as the new K-12 Executive Principal at Oneida High School. My wife and I have been members of this community for the past 16 years and have raised two daughters here. I bring with me a strong educational background as a former high school teacher, coordinator of online learning, and most recently, as a director for curriculum and instruction. I am now proud to be able to bring a local perspective and strong educational background into my own community and school district. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you in the upcoming school year.

Second, I would like to acknowledge the unprecedented circumstances that we are currently in and all of the hard work that the team here at Oneida, as well as you as parents and students throughout the community, have done to ensure the safety of everyone. This has been, and continues to be, a difficult time for all. Thank you for all of your patience, support, and kind words throughout this ordeal. It is all very much appreciated.

We recognize that for many of our students, the first day of school comes with a fear of the unknown and for their safety, both physically and emotionally. We also recognize that many of our students and families have concerns for the health of their family members who may be part of a vulnerable population. Please know that the Oneida City School District is dedicated to meeting each family where they are in the midst of this pandemic and supporting any decision you make as a family to ensure your safety and peace of mind. As a member of the Oneida community, with two children starting as freshman this year, I share many of these concerns and ensure you that all decisions made are done so with the best interests of the students in mind. As we begin this school year, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you or your family may have.

As we welcome you back for the 2020-2021 school year please know that while some of our day-to-day practices have changed in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment, we remain steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, innovative practices, and equity for all students. In the upcoming days, you will receive more information regarding new building practices, student schedules, and virtual learning. We truly appreciate your support and understanding as we finalize all of the details in preparation for the start of the school year. Attached you will find answers and information regarding some of the aspects of school reopening while others remain unknown or yet to be solidified.

I look forward to a great school year regardless of the obstacles that we will be handed. Our students and community have shown great perseverance in the past months and I have no doubt we will be stronger as a community at the end of this crisis. We are #OneidaStrong!

Sincerely,

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K-12 Executive Principal
Oneida High School

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