Back to School 2020-21 Resources

Here are a few Back to School Resources as we begin the 2020-21 school year: OESJ Elementary School Back to School letter OESJ Jr./Sr. High School Back to School letter How to Wear a Face mask wearing video: Traveling to School Safely video:

School to open on Sept. 14; all students will operate under a hybrid model in 2020-21

Dear OESJ Families, I hope everyone has continued to enjoy the beautiful weather that the summer months are providing us, albeit amidst a great deal of uncertainty. As we have continued to develop and modify our reopening plan, our fundamental purpose was to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and parents. …

Questions and Answers about the OESJ reopening plan

Instruction/Scheduling Q.  Is remote learning an option? A.  Yes, there will be a remote learning only option for all grades K-12.  As you can imagine with staffing and technology issues it can be very difficult however, we are working on a plan to ensure students can learn effectively.  A form will need to be filled …

School Districts are required to highlight these three sections of their reopening plans

On Friday, Aug. 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that in-person instruction is permitted in all regions of New York state for the start of the 2020-21 school year based on current COVID-19 infection rates, while also outlining new requirements related to school reopening plans. These requirements include highlighting these three sections of the OESJ reopening …

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 …

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 …

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: …

Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School academic plan outlined

Dear OESJ Families, As you likely know, Governor Cuomo announced the executive order closing school buildings for the remainder of the academic year. During this time, the OESJ CSD will continue to deliver instruction through the at-home-learning model. We understand that this has been and will continue to be a challenging and incredibly stressful time …

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