Skip to main content
click for home
click for my school bucks click for school tool click for tip line click for google translate click for facebook

District News

Next >>       Viewing 1 - 20 of 63 stories
OCSD extends fully remote model through Dec. 11 OCSD extends fully remote model through Dec. 11: Nov. 23, 2020 Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to share that since our district stopped all in-person instruction last week, we have unfortunately continued to see a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases and students and staff being quarantined. To add to this, we’ve continued to evaluate the local COVID-19 data that is being provided each day by Oswego County. Much of this information indicates that Oswego County’s COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise at an “alarming – rampant rate” and that there is significant concern about additional exposures that could occur over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Given each of these concerns, and with an abundance of caution and a need to ensure the health and safety of our learning ...
Letter: COVID Update 11.23.20 Letter: COVID Update 11.23.20: Nov. 23, 2020 afternoon (OHS Staff Member tests positive for COVID) Dear Oswego CSD Community, I am writing to share that the district has confirmed one additional COVID-19 case. This case involves a district staff member who works at Oswego High School. The Department of Health is in the process of completing contact tracing activities. Due to confidentiality concerns the district is unable to provide more information on this matter. Please also know, the district will continue to be vigilant with ensuring our safety precautions. We are requesting that all of our students and staff continue to maintain COVID-19 safety precautions as well, which include: Maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet) whenever possible. Wearing a mask when in the presence of other ...
OMS honors students for Kindness OMS honors students for Kindness: At Oswego Middle School, the spotlight character trait of the month was kindness and the school honored a dozen students who help make their community a better place, even virtually. “During these challenging times, your kindness is an inspiration to everyone,” said OMS Principal Mary Beth Fierro said of the recipients. “Congratulations and keep up the great work!” OMS is proud to celebrate the following seventh- and eighth-grade students for showing kindness in October and throughout the year: Cadence Eiriksson, Zack Woodruff, Farrah Reed, Ethan Munger, Julia Pearson, Mikey Conzone, Jackson Hollenbeck, Seth Pagliaroli Miles Bandla, Harley Walpole, Madelyn Christ and Ian Partlow.
OCSD going fully remote 11/18-11/29 OCSD going fully remote 11/18-11/29: Below is a letter from OCSD Superintendent Dr. Mathis Calvin III: Nov. 17, 2020 Dear Oswego CSD Community, Throughout the last week the district has experienced a higher than normal rise in COVID-19 cases. As a result, we now have a higher number of students and staff who have been quarantined. To add to this, the district also has a high number of students and/or staff who are also in the process of being tested for COVID-19 because they are demonstrating related symptoms. Out of an abundance of caution and given these health and safety concerns, I am writing to share that unfortunately the district will be enacting its emergency plan that is outlined in our reopening plan (Page 14 – Preparing for Shutdown ). This plan can be found on our website at the following ...
Letter: COVID Update 11.17.20 Letter: COVID Update 11.17.20: Nov. 17, 2020 Dear Oswego CSD Community, I am writing to share that the district has confirmed with the Oswego County Department of Health two additional COVID-19 cases.   The first case involves a student who attends school at Minetto Elementary School. The student last attended school on Nov. 6, 2020. The second case involves a Fitzhugh Park Elementary teacher. Due to confidentiality concerns the district is unable to provide more information on this matter. Please also know, the district will continue to be vigilant with ensuring our safety precautions. We are requesting that all of our students and staff continue to maintain COVID-19 safety precautions as well, which include: Maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet) whenever possible. Wearing ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Updates 11.16.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Updates 11.16.20: November 16, 2020 Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to share that the district has confirmed with the Oswego County Department of Health three additional COVID-19 cases. The first case involves a High School staff member. The second case involves a Fitzhugh Park Elementary teacher and the last case involves a Fitzhugh Park Elementary student. Please be advised, the Department of Health has completed all contact tracing activities. After doing so, it has been determined that the Oswego High School will continue to operate as it has since the start of the school year. Fitzhugh Park Elementary School is currently providing remote instruction for all of its students and will continue to do so through Nov. 20 Due to confidentiality concerns the district ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.15.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.15.20: Nov. 15, 2020 Dear Oswego CSD Community, I am writing to share that the district has confirmed with the Oswego County Health Department three additional COVID-19 cases. The first case involves a High School student who attends an out-of-district program. The second case involves a Fitzhugh Park Elementary Teacher and the last case involves a non-instructional staff member who works at Oswego High School. Please be advised, the Health Department has completed all contact tracing activities. After doing so, it has been determined that the Oswego High School will continue to operate as normal. Fitzhugh Park Elementary School is currently providing remote instruction for all its students and will continue to do so through Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Due to confidentiality ...
REMINDER: BOE Meeting 11.17 REMINDER: BOE Meeting 11.17: On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 the Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a regular scheduled board meeting and a Policy Committee meeting. Both meetings will be held virtually and streamed live. The policy committee will be held at 4 p.m. before the regular board meeting at 5 p.m. At the regular meeting there will be an executive session for the purpose of matters which will imperial the public safety if disclosed, the employment history of a particular person and negotiations. The policy meeting and regular board meeting will be live-streamed on the WBUC YouTube and WBUC cable channel, and a recording will be available after the meeting.   The agendas for these meetings will be available on Board Docs after 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.13.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.13.20: Nov. 13, 2020 (Fitzhugh Park Update) Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to provide an update on the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School temporary closure due to several COVID-19 exposures. Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, the district has decided to continue to keep Fitzhugh Park Elementary closed for another week — through November 20, 2020.  During this closure all students who attend Fitzhugh Park Elementary will continue to receive their instruction remotely – virtually during their normal scheduled days and hours. To add to this, the district will continue to partner and monitor this matter along with the Oswego County Health Department. By no later than ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Updates 11.11.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Updates 11.11.20: November 11, 2020   Dear Oswego City School District Parents,   I am writing to share that the district has confirmed with the Oswego County Department of Health that two individuals, a staff member and a student, have tested positive for COVID-19 at Fitzhugh Elementary School.   Due to confidentiality concerns the district is unable to provide more information on this matter.   Please be advised, out of an abundance of caution, Fitzhugh Elementary will be closed tomorrow and Friday while the Health Department completes all contact tracing and the district completes deep cleaning in the school. Should there be a need to extend this closure, the district will notify parents as soon as possible.     Parents and guardians should know ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.9.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 11.9.20: November 9, 2020   Dear Oswego CSD Community, I am writing to share that recently the district was notified by the Oswego County Department of Health of several COVID 19 exposures in our district. The first involves a non-staff member who visited the Oswego Middle School last Friday, November 6, 2020, who has tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Health has completed contact tracing and has concluded that the school can continue to operate as normal. The second concern involves a transportation employee who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 8, 2020. The Department of Health has completed all contact tracing. After doing so they’ve concluded that our transportation department should continue operating as normal. The last matter involves ...
Dr. Calvin hosting 'Meet The Superintendent' sessions Dr. Calvin hosting 'Meet The Superintendent' sessions: Oswego City School District Superintendent Dr. Mathis Calvin III is inviting the community to join him virtually during a number of Meet The Superintendent events. A video invitation from Dr. Calvin, who was sworn in as the new Superintendent of Schools on Sept. 1, can be viewed at the following link: youtube.com/watch?v=LXpSMDBI1p4 A date has been scheduled for each school with all meetings starting at 6 p.m. (Dates listed below) If you would like to participate and attend a virtual meeting,  please fill out this survey to register.   A virtual invitation with a link will be emailed to you before the meeting. Meeting dates: Riley – Nov. 9, 2020 Leighton – Nov. 10, 2020 Kingsford – Nov. 12, 2020 Fitzhugh – ...
Drama Club releases 'OHS Old School Radio Theater' Drama Club releases 'OHS Old School Radio Theater': The Oswego High School Drama Club is pleased to announce its first production of the year, ‘OHS Old School Radio Theater.’ The first release is a series of horror and suspense tales times for the Halloween and late autumn season, including “The Black Cat,” “Dracula” and “Sorry Wrong Number.” The OHS Drama Club is planning a second release of holiday-themed shows before the holiday break, so stay tuned! Viewers can find the full recordings for the three released shows via links to WBUC’s YouTube page below. THE BLACK CAT: Adapted from the Edgar Allen Poe classic story – Link:  youtube.com/watch?v=2XTK7fRgsBM Cast: CHARLES (LORRE) - John Tsushimita; THE VOICE (Morgan) / ANNOUNCER / COMMERCIALS ...
View our Virtual OMS Open House View our Virtual OMS Open House: Open House is an annual tradition and even with the ongoing pandemic, Oswego Middle School has found a way to keep that tradition going. The OMS team came together to create short videos with messages from departments and educators from all around the school. “We’d like to welcome you to our 2020 fall Open House,” Principal Mrs. Mary Beth Fierro says in the introductory video. “It’s a meet the teacher and see the school night, and we’re doing it virtually/remotely this year!” In total, around two dozen videos are now available on the OCSD website for OMS’s virtual Open House. Mrs. Fierro thanked the whole OMS team for their hard work to put everything together and allow families to still experience an Open House. The ...
Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 10.27.20 Superintendent's Letter: COVID Update 10.27.20: Oct. 27, 2020   Dear Oswego City School District community,   Late this afternoon (Oct. 27, 2020) the District was notified by the Onondaga and Oswego County Health Departments that our entire Boys Varsity Soccer Team is being placed into quarantine. This is because a student from the Baldwinsville CSD, who was involved in a recent competition with our athletes (held on Oct. 24, 2020), has tested positive for COVID-19.   Please know, both Health Departments are now enacting contact tracing activities. All parents of students who are involved in this matter are currently being contacted by these Health Departments. Per federal privacy laws, the district is legally unable to disclose any further details or personally identifiable information regarding ...
VIDEO: CER team comes together for 'Spooktacular' literacy VIDEO: CER team comes together for 'Spooktacular' literacy: Staff from an Oswego City School District elementary school is helping students get into the Halloween spirit by creating a short picture book on video as part of an initiative to boost literacy. The team at Charles E. Riley (CER) Elementary School came together ahead of the spooky-themed holiday to sing and collaborate on a video that features artwork and the song “The Ghost of John,” an old, well-known round. “Traditionally we sing this round in general music as it works on several different high level musical skills in a fun way,” said CER K-6 Choral/General Music teacher Ceara Windhausen, who came up with the idea for a collaborative video for the Elementary literacy initiative “Spooktacular.” Windhausen wrote the musical arrangement for ...
Application: Oswego High School Principal Search Application: Oswego High School Principal Search: The Oswego City School District is seeking an experienced and forward-thinking high school Principal to provide instructional leadership to students, staff, and community members. He/she will lead innovative programs that result in attainment of the district’s vision, achievement of school and district goals and improve student performance.  The final date to submit an application is Friday, Nov. 13 with a start date to be determined. More details and the full application can be found at the below link. Oswego High School Principal Application  
Brochure: Oswego High School Principal Search Brochure: Oswego High School Principal Search:
Letter: Families should have backup plan in case illnesses prompt switch to fully remote Letter: Families should have backup plan in case illnesses prompt switch to fully remote: Oct. 16, 2020 Dear Oswego City School District Community, As we are now in the fall season and approaching winter, the district has continued to work on ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff since our reopening. While doing so, we have been working diligently to implement our reopening plan with integrity and to follow through with the evolving guidance and/or regulations received from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Late last week, I shared the latest NYSDOH toolkit with all of you. This toolkit is one of multiple guidance documents that we’ve received that illustrates the many changes to medical information and/or guidance that we are learning about. As a result of the current ...
Shorter OCSD marching band season planned for spring 2021 Shorter OCSD marching band season planned for spring 2021: Noting a large volume of support for and inquiries about the Oswego City School District marching band season, Superintendent Dr. Mathis Calvin III said Tuesday, Oct. 6 a shorter season would take place in the spring. After discussions with staff and reviewing survey results from program members, the decision was made to move forward with plans to offer a spring season that could include socially distanced practices and a performance on the turf. “They really want to do a performance out on the new turf,” said Dr. Calvin, adding the hope is things by spring will have calmed down with COVID-19 enough to grant the program, and importantly the outgoing seniors, their wish. During his Superintendent’s Report at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Dr. Calvin ...



Next >>       Viewing 1 - 20 of 63 stories


Website Accessibility Statement - The Oswego City School District is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all members of our community. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. We are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. If you have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact our webmaster and provide the full URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and make every effort to assist you in accessing the information.
Please note that some pages contain links to third-party sites. Oswego City School District is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites. To file a Section 504/ADA complaint with the district please contact the district
504 Coordinator, any complaint may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).