Dear Oneonta Middle School Community,
I want to extend a very warm welcome to the students and parents of Oneonta Middle School. The middle school years are an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. Each year provides important transitions and acquisitions of new skills. I value the social and emotional development of each child as they transition through early adolescence. Oneonta Middle School is committed to providing a challenging, rigorous curriculum and a safe environment for students to develop.
As the principal of OMS, I believe that it is my responsibility to build and maintain a supportive and collaborative spirit at our school. Together as a school community, we will build on the traditions of the past and meet the challenges of the future in innovative and exciting ways. Our students' success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community, and this is more important now than ever. It truly does take a village to raise a child, and at Oneonta Middle School, we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture and Team OMS greatly appreciates the support you provide for your children.
MASK/FACE COVERING STATEMENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2021....posted 9-28-2021.Oneonta City Schools will continue with the mask / face covering requirement through Friday, October 1, 2021. Beginning on Monday October 4, OCS will transition to masks / face coverings preferred and recommended but not required. Students will be required to keep a mask with them in the event that a teacher should require a mask for a particular activity, (i.e. small group work with students working closely together for an extended period of time). Administrators will coordinate with teachers for masks to be available for each classroom.Masks / face coverings will continue to be required at all times while adults and students are being transported on a school bus. This remains a requirement of the Department of Transportation, (Federal and State Requirement).I want to thank you for your support and efforts during the past few weeks regarding the mask / face covering requirements. We have been able to keep our schools open which has been our hope and goal. I hope that we can continue to do so. We have seen our numbers related to sickness decrease significantly during this time. We will continue to monitor COVID related illness and hope that we can continue to use masks as an option but not a requirement.
EARLY DISMISSAL FOR PARADE SEPT 17 -- &-- Remote Learning Day Sept 20
Oneonta City Schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 17, 2021, to allow students and staff to prepare for the Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 3:00 pm in downtown Oneonta.
On Monday, September 20, we will have a remote learning day for students as teachers will be involved with required professional development activities.
MASK/FACE COVERING EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 - posted 9-7-2021
Due to the high positivity rate of Covid cases in our community, the mask/face covering requirement for students and employees of Oneonta City Schools has been extended through September 27, 2021.