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 …

Superintendent’s Letter – Learning Continues Through the Spring Break

April  3, 2020 Dear OESJ CSD Families and Staff, As many are aware, Governor Cuomo,  on Mach 27,  2020, issued  an executive order  which kept schools closed until April 15. Unless the school closure is extended , we will return to school on Wednesday April 15. Throughout this time, all school districts are required to …

Letter to Parents – Schools Closed Until April 15

Dear OESJ Families, We are now into the second full week of this strange and unpredictable future for our families, children and staff as we address this COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27th, Governor Cuomo ordered schools to remain closed until April 15, 2020. This includes all school activities and use of playgrounds and athletic …

3/19/2020 – An update for parents from Superintendent Joseph Natale

March 19, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians: As we continue to work our way through the school shutdown associated with the coronavirus outbreak, we wanted to thank our community and families for their patience and perseverance. With the governor’s latest order, schools will be out of session until at least March 31st, with the possibility …

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