Oxford Middle School Announcements

  • Locker "Curbside" Pick Up
    On 
    Thursday, July 16th from 9am-2pm will will have a pick up for any student who did not come and clean out their lockers during locker clean out week in June. 

    All lockers have been emptied and contents are in bags labeled in the cafeteria by locker number.  Gym bags are separated by boys/girls, but are not labeled with names.  Students who have not cleaned out their lockers can come in, WITH A MASK and practicing SOCIAL DISTANCING, and pick up their things during that time frame.  

    This will be the last opportunity for student belongings to be picked up. 



    Posted Jul 13, 2020, 6:37 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Yearbook Distribution

    YEARBOOKS ARE IN !!!!


     

    Yearbook orders will be available for pick-up on Monday June 8th, 2020 ONLY from 10-2pm at the Oxford middle school.


    If you did not purchase a yearbook, but would like to, we will also have some on hand for purchase on MONDAY ONLY.  The cost is $22.00, and is cash EXACT change only.  


    Please email Mrs. Hornbaker with any questions or if you cannot make the pick up window if you preordered a yearbook at: rhornbaker@oxps.org


    Thank you!

    Posted Jun 5, 2020, 11:06 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • OMS Locker Clean Out/Textbook Return

    Next week we will begin allowing students in to get personal belongings and return textbooks, instruments, locks, etc.  

    Students will be able to sign up in 20 min increments from Monday-Thursday next week.  

    Here is the link for sign up genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4AADA728A3F58-omslocker

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    Please review the available slots and information and click on the button to sign up.   Students will be allowed in for no more than 20 mins in their allowed time slot to clean out their gym locker, student locker, and to turn in any textbooks, library books, instruments, and return their locks.  Only the student and/or ONE parent/guardian will be allowed in and all MUST wear a mask and practice social distancing.  This will take place over 4 days June 1-4th only.

    • Please check in and grab a bag on your way in and enter and exit through front door.

    • Students are allowed to clean out their locker(s) only in their hall and gym locker room.  Students are not allowed in classrooms or any other part of the building. If you student needs to enter a classroom, one of the school personnel will facilitate that.

    • There will be a table in each hallway for collection of student textbooks and library books.  Any school textbooks should be left on this table. 

    • There will be a table outside the office for collection of instruments. 

    • On the way out, please check out, turn in your locks, and recieve your lock deposit if applicable.   End of the year gifts will also be given to students at check out. 

    • Please adhere closely to the time you are assigned and be as quick and efficient as possible. 

    Posted May 26, 2020, 7:44 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Q3 Grading Plan
    Attached please find the Q3 grading plan that was approved by the school committee last night.  Important to note for the Middle School:
    • All students have an opportunity to make up missing Q3 work (anything missing prior to school closure on March 13th).  Teachers have been reaching out to students directly if they are missing work as Powerschool is currently unavailable.  Please touch base with your child's teacher if you have questions about any work in Quarter 3.  
    • All students will be able to submit up to 3 assignments done during Phase 1 remote learning for extra credit in Quarter 3.  Teachers will be communicating exactly what assignments and the due dates in Google Classroom for all students later today. All assignments will count at a 100 classwork grade in accordance to the grading policy in their class/subject.
    • Quarter 3 will not have citizenship grades or comments from teachers.
    • As this is an unusual grading period, there will not be a Q3 or Q4 honor roll published. 
    • Quarter 3 and 4 will have no effect on those students already in NJHS or those newly inducted to NJHS this year.  Mrs. Grzembski and Miss Belhumeur are currently looking at how to adjust the determination criteria for next school year in relation to the Q3 and Q4 this year. 

    Other notes:

    -  We are currently looking at how to best get students personal belongings as the school is currently not accessible.  As soon as we have a plan we will reach out to parents and students on how that will work.

    -  Student Council is putting together fun spirit activities for all students to participate in virtually, so be on the look out for that!

    In closing, there are a lot of unanswered questions or issues that school being closed for the remainder of the year has posed for administration and staff.  Please be patient as we work through many of these and as we have more information it will be communicated out.  

    Posted Apr 22, 2020, 10:20 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Phase 2 Remote Learning April 8th-May 4th

    In Phase 2 we are moving towards a learning model that incorporates and utilizes a variety of online platforms as well as more traditional approaches.  At OMS, all academic classes will be held in the morning (between 8am-12pm) and all Specials and extracurriculars in the afternoon (between 12pm and 3pm).   Academics will be split up during the week as to not overwhelm students (Math/Science on Monday and Wednesday, ELA/Social Studies on Tuesday and Thursday, etc).   All students will be getting a more specific schedule from their grade level teachers sometime Tuesday afternoon/evening with links, times, and information/expectations for their classes, which are all taking place in Google Classroom.  Furthermore, all assignments in Phase 2 will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. Below is more specific information and expectations for all students:


    OMS Student Learning Expectations

    • Students will use their school assigned email for all school activity and work.

    • Students are expected to check their school email daily. 

    • Students should check their Google Classroom accounts daily.

    • Students should complete work/assignments as assigned by their teachers.

    • Students should expect that all identified assignments during Phase 2 will be graded   with credit/no credit.

    • Parents and Students should realize that they can reach out to their teacher for assistance on work.  Teachers will be setting aside an additional 20 mins of non-instruction time daily to assist students and answer questions.   (Please allow staff 24-48 hours to reply to any email or question requests outside of their daily office our times)


    OMS Instructional Requirements

    • Student assignments will be provided using Google Classroom, Zoom Conferences, or Google Meet, Pearson Online, and various websites and apps as directed by the classroom teacher.

    • Three hours of daily teacher instruction could include and is not limited to any of the following: Zoom/Google Meetings teaching and/or check ins, worksheets, academic games, feedback on student work, video tutorials, online support and virtual help with assignments and activities.

    • Teachers should engage students in activities, assignments, and tasks that are more than completing a worksheet or lengthy reading assignment.

    • Teachers should keep virtual attendance and evaluate student participation, work completion and progress (credit/no credit).

    • Teachers who plan to use video conferencing (zoom, Google Hangouts) must notify students with times/dates.


    OMS Student Behavior Expectations


    Please note, that in regard to all academic work being completed via google classroom, and any correspondence between students utilizing OXPS devices, all dialogue on the district server is monitored for safety and compliance with our Electronic Users Policy. Meaning, the topics that are monitored are, but not limited to: inappropriate/explicit language, profanity, threats, bullying, harassment, drugs, and weapons.  Students should conduct themselves virtually, as they would in a real-world OMS classroom, and should be following our Big 3: respect of yourself and others, follow the school and classroom rules daily, and effort is a requirement- we expect you to try each and every day. Privileges can be revoked for participation in google meets, chats and zoom platforms and parents will be contacted if students cannot conduct themselves appropriately. 


      We are here to support whatever you need. You can reach myself via email at abelhumeur@oxps.org, Mr. Lavelle at mlavelle@oxps.org, and the guidance counselors at kboss@oxps.org (Ms.Boss) and mkarsok@oxps.org (Mrs. Karsok).  Our school nurse, Mrs. Grniet, can be reached at agrniet@oxps.org





    Posted Apr 7, 2020, 12:20 PM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Enrichment Learning Packets and Information
    All teachers have uploaded packets to the main site, and many will also be using google classroom to connect with your students over the coming days and weeks.  These learning packets are not meant to replace the educational experience in the classroom, but rather supplement and support the work these students have already done, keep them connected to their peers and their teachers, and help keep part of the focus of the next few weeks on learning.  

    All learning packets can be found here under the link for Oxford Middle School:  E Learning Packets  (or in the link at the bottom left hand column entitled "Enrichment Lesson Packets").   There are also music, art, PE, and STEM activities that are available to all, even if your child is not in the classes this quarter.  There will also be links from the counselors on SEL or social emotional learning. 

    We, the staff at OMS, recognize that any e-learning and distance learning will not be easy and is a new experience for us all.   The teachers and staff of OMS will be there for any questions, help, concerns you have.  The best way to contact us is via email.  Teachers, counselors and staff have virtual office hours Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm.  They also will be touching base with their students several times a week.  Of course you can contact them at any time, but please allow them up to 24 hours to return your message if it is outside of that time frame. 

    Administration will also be checking email and phone messages here at OMS while we are not allowed in the building and will get back to you within 24 hours.  

    The Food Service Department has implemented a 
    “Grab and Go” meal arrangement, whereby families with students who attend Oxford Public Schools who are eighteen years old and younger may arrive at Oxford High School between 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday through April 7th, to pick up FREE boxed meals, by driving up to the main entrance and having meals brought out to you as you reach the overhang when walking towards the front doors.


    Posted Mar 23, 2020, 5:32 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Spirit Week!
    Next week is Spirit Week at OMS (March 9-13th).  Themes are: 

    Posted Mar 5, 2020, 1:30 PM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Holiday Concert
    The OMS
    Winter Concert will be held on Thurs. December 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school auditorium!  All chorus and band members are required to attend this very important event.  There is no charge for admission, so come enjoy some great music! The concert order will be: Grade 5 Chorus, grade 5 Band, 6/7 Band, and 6/7 Chorus. 

    Parking: In order for everyone to have the best possible experience: Parents are asked to please park in the middle school parking lot until full.  More parking is available on Carbuncle Road (adjacent to the middle school), at Carbuncle Park, and Oxford High School.  


    Thank you for your continued support of our students!!
    Posted Dec 10, 2019, 5:33 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • NJHS Toy Drive!
    Our NJHS will be sponsoring a Toy Drive from December 10th-13th. They will be collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED toys in homerooms all week. Donations will be given to Operation Santa to benefit kids and families in our community. Thank you for your generous support!
    Posted Dec 10, 2019, 5:28 AM by Amy Belhumeur
  • Come see Frozen, Jr!

    Posted Nov 21, 2019, 1:31 PM by Amy Belhumeur
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