OMS Happenings


February and March Hybrid Calendars

posted Feb 21, 2021, 2:49 PM by Amy Belhumeur

A reminder that tomorrow, February 22nd, students return from February Break.  Cohort A will be in person, Cohort B will be remote.  Please reference the attached calendars when making any upcoming plans.  Also, if you traveled outside Massachusetts over vacation,  your child needs to have a negative test to return or will have to quarantine.  Please make sure you contact our school nurse, Miss Packard, for any guidelines and requirements to return to school.   She can be reached at apackard@oxps.org.  

Stu-Co sponsored Classroom Supply Drive

posted Feb 21, 2021, 2:43 PM by Amy Belhumeur

Our Student Council is sponsoring a Classroom/Teacher Supply starting tomorrow, February 22nd through Thursday, February 25th.  All donations can be dropped off at OMS outside the Main office.  

Q2 Report Cards

posted Feb 11, 2021, 1:46 PM by Amy Belhumeur

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be available on Powerschool after 12pm on Friday, February 12th.  If you need a hard copy, please contact the main office: Mrs. Aromando jaromando@oxps.org or Mrs. Guzman kguzman@oxps.org

Honor Roll will be posted after vacation!


Inclement Weather Reminders

posted Dec 15, 2020, 12:52 PM by Amy Belhumeur

The following is a summary of the announcements that you will receive this year in case of a weather related event or some other emergency and what they mean:

SCHOOLS REMOTE – EARLY MORNING OR NIGHT BEFORE  In the event of inclement weather or some other emergency that would necessitate a closure during the 20-21 school year, Oxford Public Schools will switch to a remote learning day instead of a “no school day.”  In addition, the district will also switch to a remote learning day instead of a “delayed two hour school opening.”  Scheduled in-person learning will be held remotely. Schools will follow their regular bell schedules. Staff members should work remotely and not report to their buildings. 

SCHOOLS CLOSED – EARLY MORNING OR NIGHT BEFORE   This will be used when there will be NO REMOTE LEARNING due to numerous reported power outage issues.  All in-person classes and remote classes are cancelled and staff members should not report to their buildings. In addition, all afternoon/evening school clubs, activities, and sports will be cancelled. 

SCHOOLS EARLY RELEASE – SAME DAY  Used when Oxford Public Schools will be dismissing in-person learning two (2) hours early  due to impending inclement weather and road conditions.  In addition, the regular school day for all full remote learners will be shortened by two hours and end at the same time as in-person learning. All afternoon/evening school clubs, activities, and sports will be cancelled.

Quarter 1 Honors and High Honors

posted Dec 15, 2020, 12:25 PM by Amy Belhumeur

Our Quarter 1 High Honors and Honors lists are attached below! We are very proud of all our students at OMS!  Congratulations! 


School Lunches

posted Nov 10, 2020, 10:59 AM by Amy Belhumeur

Please be advised, that all breakfast and lunches are free for the entire year for all students 0-18 that live in Oxford.  Menus are available in our electronic backpack!

HYBRID MODEL INFO AND CALENDAR

posted Sep 18, 2020, 5:24 AM by Amy Belhumeur

Hybrid Model Clarification




All students who are in the hybrid model should have attended orientation on September 16th (Cohort A) or September 17th (Cohort B).  There is no school for all students (Remote or Hybrid) on September 18th.  If you did not attend orientation please contact your child’s teachers directly or the main office.


Starting Monday, September 21st, ALL HYBRID STUDENTS are remote for two weeks. They should follow the schedule given to them in orientation and sent to them by their teachers.  They need to log onto school virtually with their teachers every day from Monday the 21st through Friday, October 2nd.  It is a regular school day.


On October 5th, we will start with the in person Hybrid Model starting with Cohort A.  Cohort A will be in Person the week of October 5th, and Cohort B will be Remote.  All students in Cohort B remote will be asked to log into their classes every period at the beginning and the end.  Some teachers may have them stay for the full class, that is at the discretion of the individual teacher.  Students need to log into their classes no later than 7:55 to be counted present in the morning. It is possible they may have to wait a few minutes for the teacher to get on in the morning, as they are busy as the students come in, so I encourage you and your student to please be patient with them. Teachers will be keeping track of attendance and attendance WILL COUNT even if students are at home.  It is a regular school day.


I have attached two calendars below that show exactly who is in school when.  Any questions please contact the main office.  Thank you.




If your students are in the FULL REMOTE MODEL you continue to attend school daily as normal.


Last Minute Details for the start of school...

posted Sep 15, 2020, 7:23 AM by Amy Belhumeur

HYBRID STUDENTS

  • Students will be getting technology during orientation if it was requested through the technology department.  Because not all students will have access right away we will NOT be doing remote check ins the first two days of orientation. We also will not be penalizing students for attendance those two days.  I have asked the teachers to send out info on assignments for students to work on if they are remote those days and also to send out a copy of the schedule so students know what to expect.  Please reach out to your child's individual teacher(s) with any questions (some teacher assignments, especially in grade 6, changed this week.  This should be updated in powerschool now).  
  • When students arrive tomorrow and Thursday, they will be directed to where they need to go to meet their teachers.  Grade 5 will be going to the Cafeteria and grades 6 and 7 to the auditorium.  We have staged both areas to be socially distant and safe for them in the morning. 
  • Parent drop off starts at 7:20am this year.  This is to stagger students entering the building.  Please adhere to this to help us keep students safe.  Please see the parent drop off and pick up information in my last email or in the electronic backpack.  Dismissal is at 2:12pm. 
  • Students only need their own device (if they have it), lunch, and maybe a notebook and and writing materials for the first two days of school.  No need to bring everything in for orientation.  All students will be getting a planner.
  • Students will come home from orientation with the tools they need to do remote learning the next few weeks.  Teachers will be showing them how to log in, how to navigate google classroom, and also giving them any hard copy materials they may need. 

 

FULL REMOTE STUDENTS:  

  • Teachers:
  • Grade 5: Mrs. Doray and Mrs. Hornbaker
  • Grade 6: Mr. Moriarty and Mrs. Racicot
  •   Grade 7:  Mrs. Blood (ELA), Mrs. Kniskern (Science), Mrs. Grzembski (Math), Mrs. Curtis (History)

 

  • They should be sending you all the information and schedules and how to log in.  If you did not get information please reach out to them directly.  
  • If you were not able to pick up materials today for your remote learning, please contact Miss Belhumeur.

 

We are so excited to see your students tomorrow and Thursday!!  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out!!

REMOTE LEARNING ACADEMY INFORMATION

posted Sep 10, 2020, 10:38 AM by Amy Belhumeur

Full Remote Learning Academy students will begin their year on September 16th. They will NOT attend in person Orientation, and their individual teachers will contact them prior to the start of school with information on google classroom, curriculum, and class times.   


Attendance does count and all students are expected to be on and logged in virtually with their teachers for the scheduled school day (7:45am-2:12pm).   


All classes will be instructed by a teacher except for their special, which will be done via enginuity.  They will start on September 16th with their 4 core courses, and their special will begin at a later date as we are still working on setting up enginuity.  Once that is set up, the teachers will instruct students on how to access their special class.


On days their teacher happens to be absent, they will have class assignments through enginuity.  


We will have a pick up day for materials and chromebooks for REMOTE students on September 15th.   At this time students can pick up materials and if requested through the technology dept, a chromebook. Please wear a mask and social distance. 

  • Grade 5- 8:30am-11:00am (please pick up at the door next to Project Coffee along Carbuncle Rd. at the back left side of OMS)

  • Grade 6/7: 8:30-11:00am- Main Door of OMS 


HYBRID MODEL INFORMATION

posted Sep 10, 2020, 10:37 AM by Amy Belhumeur

OMS Information and Protocols for HYBRID STUDENTS

September 10, 2020


Phased in start:  Students who have opted into the Hybrid Model will begin school next week.  Cohort A students will report for a regular school day on Wednesday, September 16th and Cohort B students will report for a regular school day on Thursday, September 17th.  

September 18th is a non school day for all OXPS students (remote or hybrid).  On Monday, September 21st, all HYBRID students will go full remote following their schedule provided during orientation for two weeks.  On October 5th, assuming safety data stays the same, we will enter a hybrid in person model starting with cohort A.  The Hybrid Model is as follows:  Cohort A attends in person Monday-Thursday, Cohort B attends remotely, everyone is remote on Fridays.  The following week they switch.  Students who are in their remote week are expected to log into their classes every period like they were in school and attendance will be taken.


OMS School Hours:  OMS day runs from 7:45-2:12pm.  First period will begin this year at 7:50.  Dismissal begins at 2:12pm.  Students will not have a homeroom during the hybrid model, they will report directly to period 1 at 7:45 where attendance is taken and be dismissed from their last period class daily.


Hybrid Student Orientation


  • Bus transportation will be provided on these days.  More information will come from Central Office on buses and bus routes.

    • Breakfast will not be provided on these two orientation days, but will begin on October 5th when we go full hybrid daily to students who participate in the breakfast program.

    • Drop Off and Pick up:  Information on parent drop off and pick up procedures is attached to this email and in the electronic backpack.  Please adhere to the procedure to make dismissal safe and efficient on days school is in session 

    • Students taking the bus should enter school through the FRONT doors in the morning.  Students who are Parent drop off/walkers should enter via the grade 6 hallway door (under the Oxford Middle School sign).  

    • Staff will facilitate students sanitizing hands, social distancing, mask wearing and getting them to the appropriate staging areas as they enter the building. 

    • Grade 5 teachers will give students a tour as part of their orientation. 

    • A suggested supply list is posted on our website, however, students will not be using lockers, so having a sturdy backpack to carry their materials is required.   We also suggest students bring a refillable water bottle with them to school.

  • Chromebooks

    • All students who do not have a chromebook will be assigned one during their orientation day by their teacher(s).  Students who already have a chromebook should bring them to school with them on orientation day (fully charged).   

  • What will go on during Orientation?

    • Students will meet their teachers.

    • Staff will go over protocols and procedures with students. 

    • Staff will assign materials/chromebooks to students. 

    • Students will go over and get acclimated to their hybrid schedule (which is slightly different than what is in Powerschool).

    • Staff will set students up with google classroom, online texts and go over how remote learning will look with students for the next two weeks.  

  • Safety Protocols

    • We have arranged the schedule so that there are limited transitions during the day.  

    • Students will have lunch in their classrooms.

    • Students are spaced 6ft apart in their classrooms.

    • Students will stay in their classrooms for specials, with the exception of gym, and the teachers will come to them to help limit transitions in the building.

    • Sitting and staging areas are clearly marked, 6 ft apart, in hallways and stairwells to help promote social distancing. 

    • We have health and safety monitors to help with transitions, lunch, and using the bathrooms safely.  

    • Each classroom has a touchless hand sanitizer dispenser.

  • Classroom Expectations to discuss with your child ahead of time:

    • Class will look very different than it has in the past.  

    • Class sizes will be between 7-11 students. 

    • When Remote, they will be expected to attend school online following their schedule.  Attendance counts and they will be graded normally.

    • They will be assigned an area with their cohort in the morning to sit when arriving to school. 

    • They must wear their masks at all times except for scheduled mask breaks and lunch.  See the Superintendent's letter on face coverings attached.

    • They must remain in their seats and 6 feet away from their peers at all times. 

    • They must maintain their distance from their peers walking in the halls.  

    • They cannot share materials or belongings with other students. 

    • They will not be having lockers. 

    • If they have gym in the first rotation, they should come dressed for gym daily, as they will not be using the locker rooms.

    • They will be expected to sanitize/wash their hands multiple times throughout the day as directed by their teachers.

    • They are responsible for bringing their chromebook and materials to and from school daily. 

  • Building Access

    • No one other than staff and students will be allowed in the building without an appointment.

    • If you need to pick up your child please ring our doorbell, and the secretary will assist you and send your child out to you. 

    • Tardy students should ring the bell and they will be let in and they should report to the main office.  We are temporarily suspending our tardy policy of parents signing their students in.  

    • If you need to drop off materials, lunch, etc. to your child, you will be asked to leave it in the drop off bin provided after telling us who it is for.  

    • This is all for the safety and security of our building, staff and students at this time. 


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