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 …

Providing childcare for essential healthcare workers and first responders

In accordance with state guidance, OESJ CSD is making plans with community partners to provide childcare for essential healthcare workers and first responders identified by the state. These workers have been identified by the state as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, nurse assistants, laboratory personnel, paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and employed firefighters. …

Teacher assignments ready for students

Jr/Sr HS: Teachers have prepared assignments for all 7-12 students while school is closed. Students can access their lessons on the internet, email and web page. Students without internet access may call the school to arrange pick up of paper copies. Please call or email Mr. Ted Kawryga, Interim Principal, at 518-568-2011 for any questions …

Breakfast and lunch available during school shutdown

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, the OESJ CSD will be providing breakfast and lunch to any students who wish to receive one. These meals will be available at both the Jr./Sr. High School and the Elementary School between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and they can be picked up by the student, a …

Press Release from Dr. Natale regarding OESJ School Closing

Classes in HFM region canceled through March 31 Thank you for your patience as I can understand that you might have many questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with local public health officials concerning the developing situation concerning COVID-19, school superintendents in the HFM BOCES area have announced the cancelation of all classes in …

**URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT** Regarding Athletics

Effective immediately, ALL OESJ sports, including practices, open gyms and other outside competitions are being postponed until further notice. In addition: Per Section 2, “Effective immediately, in an abundance of caution, we have made the decision that all of our member schools must postpone all scrimmages, non-league and league contests until April 19, 2020.”

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