As the new school year begins, hundreds of students return to school or learn online

The 2020-21 school year began as most school years do – students flocking to school buses as they begin their day of school. This year was a bit different – dozens of students opted for virtual learning every day. They will remain at home and do their learning that way while other students will rotate …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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