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OCSD Updated Information
09/23/2020
The attached document from Superintendent Zehr provides additional guidance about COVID protocols, next steps, and staying home when sick.
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Fall 2020 Athletics
09/16/2020
In the past six months, we have worked tirelessly to follow the NYSDOH and NYSED guidelines to open our buildings to staff and students. We are thrilled to have students return to our schools. School districts are now being asked to make a local decision of determining if and how to begin athletics given the current guidelines and requirements. ​ The District has over 20% of our students learning virtually due to concerns with health, safety, and COVID-19. Additionally, we are still unable to have 100% of our high school students in attendance each day, and it is considered unsafe to have a bus operate at full capacity. The District is approaching the decision regarding the start of athletics with the same health and safety concerns we applied in determining our modes of instruction.
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Updated Reopening Information
09/01/2020
The attached document from the Superintendent provides additional guidance about the first day of school, athletics, staying home when sick and communication.
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School Meal Survey
08/24/2020
Please fill out the School Meal Google Survey linked HERE. IMPORTANT: All deliveries will take place between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. One breakfast meal and one lunch meal will be delivered per day if requested. Due to limited resources, the District can only provide a “drop-off” service. Per NYS regulations, meals can only be delivered to a parent, guardian or the student. We cannot deliver to day care providers. If you are requesting meal(s) to be delivered, you must have a cooler or other container that can be placed either at the end of the drive or near the front entrance as all meals contain milk and may contain other perishable items such as yogurt. Meals requiring payment must be prepaid on MySchoolBucks. To set up an account please contact Hollie Ackerman, Food Service Director, 315-363-6901 x-2581.
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Reopening Virtual Parent Meetings
08/19/2020
There will be three virtual events for parents and staff to get additional information and ask questions about the start of school. Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting https://moric-org.zoom.us/j/92440094066 Meeting ID: 924 4009 4066 One tap mobile +19292056099,,92440094066# US (New York)
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ThoughtExchange Reopening Plan Results
08/17/2020
We launched an exchange to discover different perspectives to help inform our decisions on the reopening plan. The specific question posted was "What are your thoughts and questions regarding our reopening plan?" You can explore the results of this exchange with the interactive tools in the link below.
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Reopening guidance
08/07/2020
Today, Governor Cuomo provided school districts with approval to open school buildings this fall. Oneida City School District will start the 2020-2021school year with a hybrid model. The attached document from the Superintendent provides additional guidance about informational meetings, instructional schedules parent requests for remote instruction, and parent requests for changes to group assignments.
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State Reopening Guidance
07/23/2020
Oneida City School District has received several guidance documents from the NYS Department of Education, NYS Department of Health and the NYS Governor's office. All of the documents can be found here.
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Graduation 2020
07/17/2020
We are happy to be able to provide a link to watch a taping of the 2020 Oneida High School Commencement.
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Google 101 Training for Parents
07/08/2020
As we plan for instruction in the fall, we do so with parents as partners in mind. Through the recent Thoughtexchange survey parents requested for more ways to help their child. That’s why, for the first time, we are inviting parents to participate in our online Google trainings! You can learn how to better help your child work in Google Classroom, how to create slides, docs, or access their school email. Materials can be found on the district website under Parent Resources > iLearning Parent Resources > Google Support. ​https://sites.google.com/ocsdny.org/ocsdilearning/home . A list of the Google 101 training sessions can also be found in the PDF below.
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Summer Lunch Program
07/01/2020
The Summer Lunch Program is back! July 6- August 13th 12:00-12:30pm at Durhamville and Willard Prior. Find more details here.
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OHS Graduation Weather Update 2020
06/26/2020
Due to the projected weather for Saturday, we are moving the ceremony to Sunday, June 28, 2020. Please see the schedule below, which takes into account the projected weather reports. The Rain date will be Monday, June 29, 2020, with the same new schedule noted below.
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OHS All-Sports Booster Club Awards
06/25/2020
Athletes and their parents or guardians are cordially invited to view the virtual Oneida High School All-Sports Booster Club Awards ceremony. We would like to encourage all senior athletes who participated in sports to celebrate in their classmates’ accomplishments. Award winners will have their awards mailed to them after the ceremony. Congratulations to all!
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AP Studio Art Virtual Exhibit
06/17/2020
The traditional Oneida District Art Show was put on hold once schools closed back in March, but we wanted to make sure our seniors had a chance to display their masterpieces. Our Art team created a virtual exhibit!
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OCSD Staff Plans Spirit Drive!
06/10/2020
Staff members of the Oneida City School District are holding a Spirit Drive on Tuesday, June 16 at 11am. Find the route details here!
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ThoughtExchange Fall 2020
06/10/2020
The OCSD seeks parent feedback as we plan for what learning will look like in the fall. To gather this feedback, we are utilizing a tool called Thoughtexchange. You are asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 or 30 is ideal), and learn what’s important to the group. Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you’d like to participate, and in fact, we ask that you do return to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on for planning for instruction in the fall.
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June 8 OCSD News Update
06/08/2020
On behalf of the Oneida City School District, we hope you and your families are remaining safe and doing your best to follow guidance regarding measures to re-open our state and county. We are committed to communicating information as it becomes available. Thank you to our parents and families that have helped their children and our teachers to continue learning this spring!! It is this partnership and teamwork that makes Oneida such a wonderful community. It is my hope that you will find time this summer to reconnect with family and friends, recharge, relax and rest!
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Absentee Voting Frequently Asked Questions
06/05/2020
Q: Why do we have to vote by absentee ballot this year? A: Due to the pandemic, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.26 on May 1, 2020, which formally moved the annual school district election to June 9, 2020. For the first time ever, the entire election must take place “remotely” and all voters will vote by absentee ballot.
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Budget Newsletter
06/02/2020
Here you will find the June 2020 Newsletter. Feel free to click on the link at the bottom of the page to download a version of the document to your computer.
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Honors Convocation 2020
06/01/2020
Oneida High School invites you to attend the virtual Honors Convocation ceremony. On this occasion, we will honor students receiving awards and scholarships and our donors and supporters. Please join us to celebrate our Oneida High School student’s accomplishments and successes! Congratulations to all!
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Elementary Newsletter Found Here
05/31/2020
Our elementary principals will be sharing updates in a digital newsletter!
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Secondary Newsletter Found Here
05/31/2020
The Oneida High School and Otto Shortell leaders will be putting together a newsletter to update Oneida families. Check back here for new editions!
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Statewide BOCES Survey
05/19/2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families and staff.
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Comprehensive Improvement Plan Survey
05/11/2020
To better fulfill the needs of the district, we are asking parents to complete a survey. Find the link in this article!
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April Thought Exchange
04/28/2020
We are in our second week of iLearning and we are continuously looking to make this time as supportive as we can for students and families. We are looking for your feedback in order to be responsive during our iLearning implementation. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and rate the thoughts of others. Thank you!
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UPDATED Chromebook Delivery
04/06/2020
UPDATE: For any students that have filled out the Chromebook repair form, there will be a Chromebook delivery 'switch out' every Thursday starting at 1:00pm. Out of 441 Chromebooks for students in grades 7,8 and 9, the district successfully delivered 408. The district will be delivering Chromebooks to those homes that were not available during the first run on Thursday, April 9th starting at 10:30am. This will be a door-to-door delivery. Please do not go to the bus stops.
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Childcare for Essential Employees
03/27/2020
During this current health crisis, you may be considered an essential employee who is still required to work. Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, or support during this time. If you believe that you may qualify, please call the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Child Care Resource Center
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March Thought Exchange on Graduation Rate
03/09/2020
This month we would like to ask our community their thoughts about graduation. As a district, we continue to work on our graduation rate to ensure that all of our students reach their fullest potential.
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OHS Exchange Program and France Trip Postponed
02/27/2020
Oneida City Schools has been part of a school exchange program with Shuri High School in Okinawa Japan since 1976. The exchange program has provided opportunities for all students involve to learn about new cultures value international collaborations, and broaden perspectives. We continue to value our partnership with Shuri High School. The district has decided the Japanese exchange program with Shuri High School in Okinawa, Japan will be put on hold this spring. Due to the uncertainty around the most recent CDC alert level 2 for the coronavirus in Japan (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-japan) , we have decided that we will work with our Japanese counterpart to reschedule their trip to Oneida High School to a different date. We look forward to a continued friendship and exchange with Shuri High School!
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OCSD Opens Search for K-12 Executive Principal
02/14/2020
The Oneida City School District is accepting applications for the position of Executive Principal. This experienced school leader will work to engage students staff and community members in working to reach the goals of the district.
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Social Worker to Bring Workshop to OCSD
02/13/2020
Are you looking for ways to engage with your children using positivity and humor, and also to set boundaries for your children to grow up to be independent, productive adults? Please join the Oneida City School District as we hear from social worker Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W. Charlie brings his message of hope and positivity to OCSD teachers and parents on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at the Oneida High School.
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CANCELLED Youth Speaker to Address Parents/Students
02/11/2020
CANCELLED - Due to weather related delays at the airport, tonight’s event at Oneida High School with motivational speaker David Edward Garcia has been cancelled. Youth Motivational Speaker David Edward Garcia invites parents to an event where he will discuss many aspects of Middle and High School life. Garcia will help parents give their children the tools to persevere through challenges, create kindness, and how to help your student gain resilience and grit to power through situations.
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2020 Spelling Bee
Otto Shortell Students Advance in the Spelling Bee
02/04/2020
6th graders Emily Bodnar and Irene Barris have advanced to the final 35 of the Post Standard |WCNY Spelling Bee. Bodnar and Barris scored in the top 35 out of 160 students in the written portion of the qualifying exam.
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"Hope" Thought Exchange Results
01/27/2020
Thank you to everyone who shared thought with us about the future of the Oneida City School District. We have the results!
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NYS Designates OCSD as Target District
01/27/2020
The Oneida City School District was identified by the New York State Education Department through ESSA accountability as a Targeted District.
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01/21/2020
The Oneida City School District announces dates for Kindergarten and Pre-K registration.
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Share Your Hopes for OCSD on Thought Exchange
01/08/2020
Oneida City School District has started using a new tool called Thoughtexchange to gather more information from our parents, students, staff and community members. We are excited to launch our first district wide exchange by asking everyone what their hopes are for the Oneida City School District in the next decade.
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Turkey Trot Roll & Stroll
11/26/2019
Join your friends and families in what we hope is an event that will become a holiday tradition: The 2019 Turkey Trot, Roll, and Stroll, sponsored by the Oneida CSD Foundation! All donated canned goods will be distributed to area food pantries. No need to run, as all participants are welcome! See poster for more information!
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Chronic Absentee Numbers Improving
11/07/2019
A good attendance record can mean much more than a certificate at the end of the school year assembly. Attendance can be a predictor of student success for grade level reading and a precursor for drop-out prevention.
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Oneida Gear
11/05/2019
Get your Oneida gear in time for the holidays! The online shop will be open until November 20th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Oneida's Backpack Food Program! The backpack food program sends food home on weekends and holidays to families who need extra support. Happy Shopping!
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SchoolMessenger Robo Test 11/6
11/01/2019
To confirm that you are enrolled in our automated robo system, the Oneida City School district will be conducting a test by sending a text, call, and email to all current primary phone numbers and email addresses on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 PM.
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Otto Teachers Pen "The Ghosts of Saratoga"
10/30/2019
David Dampf teaches Social Studies at Otto Shortell Middle School and David Ossont is a retired Science teacher from OSMS. Together, the pair penned a book of historical fiction.
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Reminder- Send Back Those Nurse Forms!
10/30/2019
New York State requires parents to fill out a Standing Order Form in order for school nurses to adminster over the counter medications to students. The form MUST be signed by both a parent/guardian and a doctor.
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OHS Presents: Clue on Stage
10/24/2019
Oneida High School Presents: Clue On Stage! Show Dates: Wednesday, November 6 @ 7:00 pm Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm Friday, November 8 @ 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm Tickets: Adult - $10 Under 18 - $5 Purchase from any cast member or at the door!
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Cronk Named NYS Master Teacher
10/22/2019
Mrs. Christine Cronk, a Mathematics teacher at Oneida High School, has been named as a Master Teacher in New York State.
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Tiny House Complete, Up For Auction!
10/21/2019
The Tiny House Project is complete and is up for auction! Find details here!
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First Day of School
08/16/2019
The first day of school is on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Oneida High School: Breakfast 7:30am / Class 7:40am Otto Shortell Middle School: Breakfast 7:30am / Class 7:52am Durhamville Elementary: Breakfast 8:30am / Class 9:00am North Broad Elementary: Breakfast 8:30am / Class 9:00am Seneca Street Elementary: Breakfast 8:30am / Class 9:00am Willard Prior Elementary: Breakfast 8:30am / Class 9:00am Attending school regularly is essential to students gaining the academic and social skills they need to succeed. When students miss school, they miss out! Together, let's make sure our students get to school on time and have a fulfilling breakfast to start the day! #misschoolmissout
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SchoolMessenger Guardian Model
07/25/2019
The Oneida City School District has been using the SchoolMessenger ‘robo’ calling system to keep parents and staff members informed on a mass scale for any school emergencies, school-related cancellations, or non-emergency community engagement events. Starting August 1st, the Oneida City School district will still be utilizing the SchoolMessenger robo platform, but transitioning to a new and improved design structure called the SchoolMessenger ‘Guardian’ model.
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Meet the Interim Executive Principal at OHS
07/03/2019
Michael Sandore returns to Oneida High School as Interim Executive Principal.
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Honoring Our Oneida Retirees
07/01/2019
As the school year comes to a close, we would like to honor our retirees. Thank you so much for your dedication to the district!
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Graduation 2019
07/01/2019
In case you missed it! Watch the 2019 Graduation Ceremony in its entirety. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
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Oneida Free Summer Lunch Program
06/17/2019
FREE SUMMER LUNCH! We are happy to announce the Free Summer Lunch Program is BACK!
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Full Video of OHS Honors Convocation Ceremony
06/11/2019
The Oneida High School Honors Convocation Ceremony held June 3, 2019.
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Watch Graduation LIVE!
06/10/2019
We are happy to be able to provide a link to watch Oneida High School Commencement LIVE from any device. Follow the link to start watching on June 29th at 10:00am.
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Varsity Softball Team Earns Championship Title
06/05/2019
Our Oneida Indian Varsity Softball team wears the crown as Section III CHAMPS! The team faced Adirondack on Monday 6/3 at Carrier Park.
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June 2019 Newsletter
06/04/2019
Inside June's Newsletter you will find all of fun and exciting things happening in Oneida along with some important updates to School Messenger!
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Parent Information Survey
05/28/2019
To better fulfill the needs of the district, we are asking parents to complete a survey. Find the link in this article!
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OHS Regents Review Session Dates
05/21/2019
Review dates for Math, Social Studies, and Science Regents.
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May 2019 Newsletter
05/20/2019
Check out all of Oneida's news for May and information on the budget!
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Oneida's Unified Basketball Program
05/15/2019
Comprised of students of all abilities, the Oneida Unified Basketball players prove to be a team that builds each other up, on the court and in the classroom.
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Oneida Junior Lands Prestigious Internship at SU
05/08/2019
An Oneida Junior will be heading to Syracuse University this summer to take part in a prestigious research internship at SU’s College of Engineering. Jamie Jones will focus on biomedical engineering during her time at SU.
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Oneida Junior Excels on the Slopes!
05/08/2019
Junior Alex Tooker had a very successful winter season on the slopes. In 2018-2019, Alex raced as a first year U19, U21 athlete competing in the Empire Cup Series. Alex (16 years old) is a member of the Labrador Mt. Ski Team.
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Teacher Appreciation Week
05/08/2019
Students speak out about why they love our Oneida teachers. Hear how much of an impact educators are making inside our schools.
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Board Statement on Reorganization Plan
04/05/2019
The President of the Board of Education releases a statement about moving forward with the reorganization plan.
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Board Votes on Reorganization Proposal
04/04/2019
The Oneida City School District voted Thursday, April 4 on the Reorganization Plan proposed to the board in January.
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April 2019 Newsletter
04/01/2019
Check out the exciting things that took place in Oneida in our April Newsletter!
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Board To Vote On Reorganization Plan
04/01/2019
The Board of Education has called a Special Meeting to vote on the reorganization proposal on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place at the Costello Transportation Center.
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District-wide Art Show a Success!
03/26/2019
Hundreds of students and their families attended the Oneida City School District-wide Art Show on March 19. The hallways of Otto Shortell Middle School were lined with artwork from students K-12.
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Oneida Music Recognized Nationally!
03/26/2019
Oneida’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition for the 4th Consecutive Year. The Oneida City School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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OHS Presents Mamma Mia!
03/21/2019
MAMMA MIA! Tickets for Friday and Saturday's (3/29&3/30) show are SOLD OUT!
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Board Extends Decision Timeframe on Proposal
03/05/2019
The Oneida City School District Board of Education is extending the decision-making timeframe for the reorganizational proposal.
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District Happenings in March
03/04/2019
We are proud of all the great things happening at each of our schools. Check out the latest news in the March edition of our Oneida City School District newsletter.
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State Education Department Announces New School Accountability Determinations
01/18/2019
The Oneida City School District was identified by the New York State Education Department through ESSA accountability as a Targeted District. North Broad Elementary School was identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement building (CSI). Additionally, Otto Shortell Middle School was identified in good standing with a potential of being a Targeted Support and Improvement building (TSI) next year. All other buildings in the Oneida City School District are listed as being in good standing.
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Reorganization Proposal
01/11/2019
At the Board of Education meeting, earlier this week, I proposed a change to the structure of the current administration of the Oneida City School District. As a school district, we have seen a decline in enrollment and a dramatic increase of students and families that need various support services including academic, social, emotional, health, and welfare needs. There is no single administrative staff member focusing on social emotional learning, career/college readiness, school climate/student engagement, and attendance programs throughout the district- K-12. With this proposed structure, the district would eliminate the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction position and replace it with the district wide position of Administrator for Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment.
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Facility Study Public Forum
12/17/2018
The Oneida City School District will hold a Public Forum to discuss the results of a Facility Study.
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Important Information 12/14/18
12/14/2018
Today we received sad news that an Oneida High School student passed away. While we continue to hold classes in an effort to maintain a sense of normalcy, we realize that this may be an extremely difficult time for our students. Our counseling staff is available throughout the day today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, December 15th) in the Oneida High School Library to help our students through this stressful time.
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Willard Prior Incident
12/03/2018
Please Click HERE for a complete letter from Mary-Margaret Zehr regarding an incident that happened at Willard Prior Elementary School on December 3, 2018.
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OHS Drama Club Presents Murder Mystery
10/31/2018
OHS’ Drama Club is coming back with the Murder Mystery You Didn’t Say it Was Haunted by Michael Flynn. The cast has been working hard to top the 2016 Murder Mystery 13 Past Midnight.
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Oneida's First Athletic Hall of Fame
10/08/2018
The Inaugural Class of Inductees to the Oneida School District Athletic Hall of Fame were honored in events at Homecoming Weekend, September 21st and 22nd, 2018.
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New Track
New Track Opens!
09/19/2018
Our new "blue" track is open! Members of the public are invited to come and test it out.
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Welcome Back, Oneida!
09/10/2018
A new year provides students with the opportunity to start fresh in Oneida. The first few days of school were eventful as students learned where their classes are and met their teachers.
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Staff Participates in Oneida Olympics
09/06/2018
The first day back for faculty members was filled with food and fun as they participated in a series of “Olympic Events” throughout the day.
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Attendance Campaign
Oneida Launches Attendance Campaign
08/28/2018
When students miss school, they miss out. This year Oneida is focusing on improving attendance across the board, with a special focus on those students who are chronically absent.
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Building Project Update
07/18/2018
The Building Project is nearing the final stages as major activity is happening over the summer.
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Oneida Castle
Sale of former Oneida Castle Elementary School
07/17/2018
The Oneida City School District finalized the sale of the former Oneida Castle Elementary School Building on June 15, 2018. MEID Construction purchased the property for $225,000. The Sherrill based company plans to use the property to house its offices and to build some senior housing.
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School Physicals
07/10/2018
The Oneida City School District will be offering school physicals the morning of Friday, August 3, 2018 starting at 8:30am at the Oneida High School Nurse’s Office. (They are done on a first come first serve basis) Physicals are offered to all 7th through 12th graders interested in playing a sport or any student 14 and older who need to get working papers. No student may participate in athletics or receive working papers without a current physical on file in the School Health Office. We also welcome any new student to our district that is in need of a school physical. The physical will be performed by Grace Digman, FNP from Bassett Healthcare. There is no charge to our families for this service.
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2018 OHS Graduation
06/25/2018
OHS graduation was on Saturday, June, 23rd and we recorded it for you! Congratulations to all graduates!
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June Newsletter
06/01/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the June edition of our district newsletter.
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May Newsletter
05/10/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the May edition of our district newsletter.
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Thank You
04/09/2018
The district received a check for $700+ dollars for our food backpack program. The donor, who requested anonymity, donated this money to pay off delinquent food accounts in Oneida’s cafeteria. The funds can also be used to buy produce and dairy items for students in need for the upcoming April break. The anonymous donor admires teachers, schools, and the community and wants to help struggling families. And to that we say Thank You, Thank You, a million times Thank You. #OneidaStrong
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April Newsletter
04/04/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the April edition of our district newsletter.
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Annual Go Home Early Drill
03/26/2018
The annual emergency go-home drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018. Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early on April 19th.
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Footloose The Musical
03/26/2018
Oneida High School Presents Footloose The Musical Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 7:30 Curtain All Seats Reserved - $10.00 For Reservations Call 315-363-6901 x2232 or email rgleason@oneidacsd.org
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OSMS Incident 3/22/18
03/22/2018
I am writing to inform you that this morning, an Otto Shortell Middle School student reported that another student made a remark that could be construed as threatening toward the school. Administration and our School Resource Officer were immediately notified and they conducted an internal investigation/threat assessment and determined the threat to be not credible.
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03/09/2018
Please know that the students' safety, well-being and security are our number one priority at the Oneida City School District. Working together at school and at home, we can make a difference for our children and our school community.
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March Newsletter
03/01/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the March edition of our district newsletter.
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OSMS Incident 2/28/18
02/28/2018
I am writing to inform you that at approximately 12:50 PM on February 28, 2018, Otto Shortell Middle School received information that a student made threatening remarks about the school. Students reported the incident to administration after overhearing a conversation among students. Administration was immediately notified, who in turn, conducted an internal investigation and contacted law enforcement.
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February Newsletter
02/02/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the February edition of our district newsletter.
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Facility Study
01/23/2018
The Oneida City School District will be working with Alan Pole and Jessica Cohen from Castallo and Silky LLC – Education Consultants to study the facilities at Oneida. The study will determine if there is a better way to educationally and fiscally to reconfigure the grades and facilities to provide a sound instructional program now and in the future.
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01/17/2018
Please Click HERE for a complete letter from Mary-Margaret Zehr regarding an incident that happened at Otto Shortell Middle School on January 17, 2018.
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January Newsletter
01/02/2018
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the January edition of our district newsletter. Happy New Year!
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Update On Special Vote - Oneida Castle
12/13/2017
Thank you to the Oneida City School District community for your overwhelming support of the sale of the Oneida Castle School building. Last night the proposition to sell the Oneida Castle School building passed with 206 votes in support of the sale and 24 opposed to the sale.
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December Newsletter
12/01/2017
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the December edition of our district newsletter. Happy Holidays!
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Please Donate Your Old Smartphone
11/29/2017
Please consider donating your old smartphone to the Oneida City School District to support many technology initiatives. The Oneida City School District would like your used smartphones, wipe them clean with a factory reset, connect them to our wireless network and load educational apps for our students to use in the classroom. We are glad to accept donations of any iOS or Android smartphone that is no more than four years old. The wall charger used to charge the smartphone should be included along with the donated smartphone. No other accessories are required. Smartphones only, please!
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November Newsletter
11/02/2017
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the November edition of our district newsletter.
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OHS - November 1, 2017
11/01/2017
The following is a joint press release from the Oneida City Police Department, the Oneida City School District, and the Office of Oneida City Mayor Leo Matzke:
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Bus Stops
10/27/2017
With the safety of our students in mind, the Oneida City School District has re-evaluated several of our bus stops in the past few weeks.
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Oneida 5k Turkey Trot
10/27/2017
Join Us on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. for a 5k Turkey Trot! Run the race before you stuff your face!!
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Rachel's Challenge
10/10/2017
Oneida High School will be hosting the Rachel's Challenge event on October 24th. This community event is open to all community members ages 12 and up, in the auditorium from 6-7pm, and we’d love for you to come!
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BMI Survey
10/05/2017
As part of a required school health examination, your child is weighed and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to determine a student's body mass index or 'BMI'. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if a student's weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of a student's school health examination. Oneida City School District was selected to take part in the 2017-2018 survey by the New York State Department of Health.
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October Newsletter
10/02/2017
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the October edition of our district newsletter.
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Facilities Study
09/28/2017
The Oneida City School District will be working with Alan Pole and Jessica Cohen from Castallo and Silky LLC – Education Consultants to study the facilities at Oneida. The study will determine if there is a better way to educationally and fiscally to reconfigure the grades and facilities to provide a sound instructional program now and in the future.
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Thank You Lowes
Thank You Lowes
09/20/2017
Thank you to Lowes of Oneida for the 3 large boxes of school supplies! Every bit helps and we are so grateful! The students are going to be so happy!
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September Newsletter
09/01/2017
The Oneida City School District is proud to celebrate and share the news of student achievement, innovative programs, and unique enrichment opportunities in our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the September edition of our district newsletter. Welcome back to school!
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Introducing FamilyID
07/19/2017
The Oneida City School District is excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com).
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Thank You
07/13/2017
Thank you to NBT Bank for the school supplies and $75 donation for additional supplies! Every bit helps and we are so grateful!
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Graduation 2017
07/11/2017
OHS Graduation was on Saturday, June, 24th at 10am and we recorded it juts for you! Congratulations to all graduates!
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ThoughtExchange Remote/Hybrid Learning
We have just completed over two weeks of instruction and we are looking for feedback about what we are doing well and what we need to adjust with our remote learning. Your input is valued and appreciated.
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