OESJ community to consider a $9.4 million capital project on Feb. 4

Capital project would carry no cost to taxpayers The OESJ community will be asked to consider a $9.4 million capital project on Feb. 4 that – at no cost to taxpayers – would replace fire alarms, doors, windows, window blinds, lifts at the bus garage and two high school boilers; install new energy-efficient lighting; and paint …

2-1-1 can help distressed families

Dialing 2-1-1 can help parents and guardians quickly, easily and anonymously connect to resources within their communities. 2-1-1 is a nationwide toll-free dial-in service and website to help people in non-emergency situations access local public health and safety resources, including getting help with food, shelter or non-emergency mental health care; tax assistance and veterans’ services; …

OESJ using Raptor system to further protect students

Visitors to the school buildings should bring their drivers licenses since OESJ is now using the Raptor Visitor Management System. You will need to show your license or other government identification in order to get into the buildings. The system compares visitors government-issued identification against a comprehensive national list of registered sex offenders. The Raptor …

OESJ Sixth-Graders Climb Kane Mountain

OESJ sixth-graders climbed Kane Mountain in Caroga Lake as part of their Adirondack Studies on October 18th. Students used field guides and i-pads to identify native Adirondack Species after learning the history of the park in science class. They brought along their science journals to write down observations at the summit and participated in a …

OESJ Elementary School Announces Wolf Award Recipients for September & October

Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Wolf Award for the months of September and October. September Wolf Award Recipients: K- Adrian Wood, Arik Rachon, Chloe Coga 1st- Mason Congdon, Bently Fisher, Calli Wintermute 2nd- Mason Moyer, Elliana Handy, Jenisa Bacon 3rd- Joshua Walrath, Katelyn Elwood, Maggie Young 4th- Elizabeth Miner, Callie Gray, Joey …

Flu Facts for the upcoming season

Flu season is right around the corner! At left are a few reminders about how to control the spread of the flu virus. Here are some helpful links about the flu: NY State Department of Health website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/ Flu information in other languages: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/childhood_adolescent/ Centers for Disease Control website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm Download the graphic above as …

Elementary Playground Closed for Improvements

Over the course of the last year, the District has enhanced many of the classrooms and facilities in each of its school buildings.  As part of this progress, we are also making improvements to the playground at the elementary school. In the coming weeks, the custodial staff will replace the current wood mulch on the …

OESJ students return to school for the 2019-20 school year; construction still going on at both buildings

As OESJ students returned to many changes from the end of June, they settled into their routines. At the elementary school, the new auditorium is still under construction but new classrooms, a new band room and an expanded cafeteria, among other improvements, are all in place. At the Jr./Sr. High School, the new agriculture and …

Tax rate increase lower than projected at May budget vote

The Board of Education last week set tax rates for the 2019-20 school year, rates that are less, in many instances, than the 3% predicted at the time of the May budget vote. The tax levy still increased by 3 percent to $4.974 million. The tax levy is the total amount of taxes the school …

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