Summer Adventure enrichment opportunities for grades K-5

Summer Adventure site provides week-by-week activities for grades K-5 Summer vacation may look a bit different this year — but Capital Region BOCES has eight weeks of activities to keep children engaged all summer long! Capital Region BOCES has partnered with its 24 component school districts to create a website of fun, enriching activities for …

52 members of the Class of 2020 say farewell to OESJ

“Do you know how many members of the Class of 2020 there were in March before we shut down?” Adam Heroth, administrative assistant to the superintendent and the future OESJ superintendent asked the class during tonight’s graduation program. “52.” “Do you know how many of you are here today? 52,” he said. “I am so …

Last day of school, Chromebook collection and graduation plans

June 1, 2020 Dear OESJ Families and Staff, Believe it or not we are approaching the end of the 2019–2020 school year and what a journey the last several months have been!  As we approach the end of the school year I want to provide you with some updates: Last day of school The last …

$21.3 million budget with slight tax increase adopted by Board of Education; spending plan would increase the tax levy by 0.37%

Proposed budget, bus purchase proposal and Board of Education candidates to be considered by voters during June 9 absentee ballot voting Interim Superintendent Joseph Natale admits this was one of the most difficult budgets for him to develop in nearly 40 years in education. The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic dislocation have created uncertainties about …

Superintendent’s Letter: Plans being made for graduation and year-end activities

May 15, 2020 Dear OESJ families and Staff, I know that many of you are thinking about the end of school year, particularly our graduation ceremony. Please know that we have also been thinking about this. Administrators, faculty advisors and students continue to work together to come up with creative plans to recognize our graduates …

Elementary schedule for picking up students’ belongings on May 15 and 18

Elementary students’ belongings are now available for pick up at the elementary school. To comply with social distancing guidelines to limit the number of people in public places, we are staggering days when parents can come to the school for pickup. Please wear a mask when entering the school building. Please note the following schedule: …

School closed for the rest of the academic year; budget votes set for June 9

May 1, 2020 Dear OESJ families and staff, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that New York schools will remain closed through the end of the school year to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This evening, the Governor also signed an Executive Order designating June 9th for school …

Superintendent’s Letter – School closure extended to April 29 – NYS Regents exams in June canceled

Dear OESJ families and Staff, As you may have heard, Governor Cuomo has extended the statewide school closure another two weeks, from April 15 until April 29, to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. If the closure is not extended schools will now reopen on April 29th. This includes the original April break week of …

A Message to the Community from the NYS Department of Health

With the recent closure of businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19. Many are likely to be eligible for health coverage with financial assistance through NY State of Health due to their loss of coverage and income. NY State of Health …

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