Oneida City School District has a responsibility to focus on the safety and well-being of our students. Should our schools be impacted by a national or local emergency, the district has response plans in place that follow the lead of law enforcement. Depending on the nature of the issue at hand, students may be transported home or kept at school until it is safe to transport them home. In the event of an emergency, we ask that parents refrain from coming onto our campus or calling our schools since it is critical that we have full use of our telephone lines for emergency communications.

In an emergency, parents can get information, instructions, and updates
from the following communication sources:

District Website

Social Media 

✓ We will also be using ParentSquare to notify parents of closures, delays, and early dismissals. Please click here for more information about ParentSquare.  Or you can call Lori Cimpi in Student Registration at 315-361-6072.

✓ Oneida school closings will be announced on the following broadcast outlets:

RADIO stations:
WFRG-104.0, WLZW-98.7, WIBX-950 AM, and WODZ-96.1

TELEVISION stations- News 10 Now, WKTV (Channel 2), WSTM (Channel 3),WIXT (channel 9), WUTR (channel 20) and WFXV (Channel 33)

✓ Visit the section of our website called Staying Connected to find out how else the District communicates. 

There are a variety of ways that you can help the district with emergency preparedness and communication.

✓ Make sure the personal information provided to the school is accurate and up to date. If you have a change in work or emergency contact phone numbers, please let the school know as soon as possible.

✓ Make sure caregiver information is current.

✓ Do you remember where you recommended your child go if dismissed early? Does that person know your child is designated to come there?

✓ Make sure the person that you have designated as an emergency contact for school is aware of this designation. Make sure your child knows as well.
✓ Make sure your child has a key to your house in case of early dismissal. Have a back-up plan if they are locked out of the house (e.g., go to a neighbor’s house?).

✓ Discuss what you would like your child to do if they come home early due to emergency/weather related dismissal. Should they call you or someone else to confirm their arrival home?

✓ Be patient. If you are having difficulty getting through to the school during an emergency, remember - the district may be flooded with incoming calls.

✓ Stay tuned to the media.

We live in a challenging period and face many complex issues. Please be assured that we will take all necessary steps to keep your children safe.