Summer School, Programs Update 8/31:
July 31, 2022
Dear OCSD parents and guardians,
I am happy to report that the previously announced power-related concern has been resolved and we are moving forward with plans to have all our summer programs as originally planned tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.
All programming, including the elementary and OMS enrichment programs, OHS summer school, the extended school year and summer feeding programs, will go forward as intended Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this reversal, but we wanted to offer these invaluable services that many depend on if it was possible.
We thank National Grid and the utility crews for quickly fixing this concern, and their partnership.
Should any parents and/or guardians have any questions or concerns, we ...
BOE to meet Aug. 2 at OHS:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct the Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 meeting at 5 p.m. in the high school library.
This meeting will be livestreamed and recorded. The public is welcome to attend.
Please use the main entrance to the high school, which is located at 1 Buccaneer Boulevard in Oswego, to attend.
The agenda will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. on July 29, 2022.
OHS BOE to conduct board member training workshops July 21:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting two board member training workshops on July 21, one at 8:00 a.m. and on at 5:00 p.m. The workshop at 8:00 a.m. is for new board member training and will be held in the Superintendent's Office, located at the Education Center at 2 Buccaneer Blvd, Oswego, NY 13126. The 5:00 p.m. meeting will be for board member training and will be held in the high school library at 1 Buccaneer Blvd, Oswego, NY 13126. Both workshops will be a closed meeting for the purpose of conducting board training per Open Meetings law. There will be no public session.
OCSD Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to children 18 and younger:
The Oswego City School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger.
Free Grab and Go Meals will be served at the following location(s):
Oswego High School
Oswego Middle School
Frederick Leighton School
July 11, 2022- August 19, 2022
Breakfast pick-up time: 8:30-10:00, Monday-Friday
Lunch pick-up time: 11:00-12:30pm, Monday-Friday
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national ...
OCSD appoints, introduces new slate of 2022-23 administrative hires:
OCSD appoints, introduces new slate of 2022-23 administrative hires
The Oswego City School District is proud to announce and introduce its new 2022-23 district administrative team members, as appointed by the district Board of Education.
OCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mathis Calvin III noted that the new organizational restructuring will distribute job duties from one executive position into several others, as well as provide new positions to adequately distribute duties and tasks.
“The organizational chart for the upcoming school year establishes special education and student services as a separate branch in the district’s line of departments,” Calvin said. “The district has emphasized its need to prioritize business, personnel, student ...
BOE to conduct annual organizational meeting July 1:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct the Annual Organizational meeting on July 1, 2022. This meeting will be held in the high school library starting at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public. Use the main entrance to the high school to attend this meeting. At this meeting, the President and Vice President of the Board of Education will be elected for the 2022-23 school year. The agenda for this meeting is available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/vpublic?open# )
OMS announces 4th quarter honor roll for 2021-22:
Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro along with her faculty and staff would like to recognize the following students who earned Honor Roll and/or High Honor Roll status for the 4th marking period of the 2021-22 school year:
7th Grade Honor Roll:
Alex Albronda, Gwenn Baldwin, Mackenzie Battelle, Andrew Beauvais, Berlin Beglinger, Blake Bild, Kendra Bittner, Kiyarah Bragg, Adilynne Bryerton, Ariah Champlin, Jordan Clark, Shawn Cloonan, Vanessa Cole, Luis Correa, Aundraya Crimmins, Boston Dashnau, Taelon DeGroff, Dawn Ellis, Gavin Farrell, Jameson Finn, Tiernan Ganoung, Matthew Gordon, Gavin Guynn, Aubrie Hagan, Mason Hayden, Troy Hazen, Toby Helton, Lincoln Hoefer, Mya Housel, Abiram Irland, Abigail Jaskula, Connor Kelly, Urijah Ketter, Julleea Kryger, Edward Kuzawski ...
6/22 letter: Conduct Concern/Incident at OHS:
June 22, 2022
Dear OCSD staff, families and community,
I am writing this evening regarding an alleged event that was reported to the district in late May. This incident involved an Orbeez Gel Ball Blaster. This blaster, when utilized, is able to project small gel balls and/or water beads.
While this blaster is considered a toy by some, it has been considered to be a weapon by others and is a violation of the district’s Code of Conduct.
What information was reported to the district?
Specifically, it was reported to the district that several community members may have used a blaster to project small gel balls and/or water beads while on the premises in a car at Oswego High School and at various locations throughout the community. ...
Fitzhugh Park welcomes Amy Molloy as principal:
June 22, 2022
Dear Oswego CSD Community,
I am writing to share that at last nights Board of Education meeting the Boards accepted my recommendation to appoint Ms. Amy Molloy as the new principal for Fitzhugh Park Elementary School.
Ms. Molloy is currently the grades 7-12 principal for Cato-Meridian Central School District. Prior to that she served as Director of Special Education and Middle School principal at Sandy Creek CSD and as an assistant principal for the Rome City School District at Rome Free Academy.
Ms. Molloy will begin her tenure at Fitzhugh Park on July 5. As we approach the fall season the district will be planning a future meet and greet for parents and community members.
We are extremely excited about this new appointment and ...
BOE to hold regular meeting 6/21:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the Oswego High School library.
The public is welcome to attend and the meeting will be livestreamed via YouTube.com/WBUCNY . Attendees are asked to use the main entrance to the high school.
Buc Boosters congratulate senior scholar-athletes on a "job well done":
The Oswego Buc Boosters recently recognized senior scholar-athletes from the class of 2022 during an outdoor evening ceremony on the turf field at the high school athletic stadium. The annual event was organized by the Buc Boosters.
Sean Callen, president of the Buc Boosters, welcomed student athletes and their families with some opening remarks, noting how the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on students’ ability to participate in the sports they love. Callen commended the seniors who stuck with their sport all the way to the end of their high school career.
Paul Muench, director of educational programming at Daneli Partners and former OHS social studies teacher and coach, was the ceremonial guest speaker of the evening. Muench boasts a hefty resume as girls JV basketball ...
Change for Ukraine: KPS Student Council holds fundraiser in partnership with Chertkovsky family:
It has been 111 days since Russia's war on Ukraine began.|
KPS Student Council recently organized another fundraiser, this time in partnership with local residents Anton and Liubov Chertkovsky. Kindergarten students and student council members participated in a group song to perform for the Chertkovsky family and their KPS peers, "Peace like a River, Love like a Ocean, Joy like a Fountain."
Anton Chertkovsky was born in Odesa, Ukraine and moved to the U.S. in 1995 when he was just 8 years old, fleeing the dangers of antisemitism during the era of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Chertkovsky has settled in Oswego with his wife, Liubov, and their two kids and has been working as a physician’s assistant at an Oswego ...
Letter from the Superintendent:: 6/12/22:
Dear Oswego City School District Community,
It is with deep sorrow that I am writing to share that an Oswego Middle School student passed away Sunday morning after a car accident. At this time, we are not releasing the student’s name out of respect for the family and to ensure their privacy.
We are truly heartbroken and extend our sincere sympathy to his family and our entire OCSD community as we share in their grief.
The Oswego Middle School and the district will provide an opportunity for students and staff throughout the district to discuss and work through the grief process. Students and staff will have the option to participate in counseling provided by members of the school Crisis Response Team. Participation in these activities is voluntary. Staff will continue ...
BOE to meet 6/7, Policy Comm. 6/6:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a board meeting on June 7, 2022 at 5 p.m.
This meeting will be held virtually in the high school library and will also be livestreamed. The agenda for this meeting will be available on Board Docs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/vpublic?open# ) after 4 p.m. on June 3, 2022. Board member Lisa Glidden will be attending virtually from 31221 East Nine Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
The Oswego City School District Board of Education Policy Committee will conduct a policy committee meeting on Monday, June 6th at 4 p.m. This meeting will be held virtually and the agenda will be available on Board Docs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/vpublic?open# ) after 4 p.m. on June 3, ...
OHS names Top 100 high-achieving students for 2021-22:
Congratulations to the Top 100 Oswego High School students in grades 9-12 for the 2021-22 school year!
The top 25 of each class: freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, were recently honored for their academic achievements. Several of the top 100 students also have gone above and beyond throughout the school year to achieve greater success, including outside of the classroom with sports, music and the arts, and community service opportunities.
"As our district mission states, we want you to continue to educate yourselves, to inspire others through your learned outcomes, and to empower yourselves and others as we continue this lifelong learning experience," Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mathis Calvin III said.
Grade 9: Lauren Adkins, Miles Bandla, Sophia Cahill, ...
Letter: Dr. Calvin on non-credible event 6/2:
June 2, 2022
Dear Oswego City School District Community,
This afternoon, district officials learned of an alleged threat directed toward Oswego High School. Thanks to the work of school administration, the Oswego Police Department and our School Resource Officer team, we have deemed this threat to be not credible.
I wanted to make the community aware of this for transparency’s sake and to inform you all that there will be an increased law enforcement presence in some schools, especially OHS, as is standard practice after a threat of this nature -- credible or not.
We would like to again thank the Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department for their continued partnership and prompt response along with all they do to keep our learning ...
OHS Dean of Students Morley shaves head for St. Baldrick's during spring pep rally:
On Thursday morning, Oswego High School hosted its winter and spring sports pep rally out on the turf field with a performance by the Oswego Marching Buccaneers Pep Band, a commemorative athletics slideshow, and the conclusion of OHS's St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraising efforts.|
Oswego High School Dean of Students Penny Morley pledged that she would shave her head for St. Baldrick's Foundation if students raised more than $2,200 for charity this spring. Together, our Bucs raised over $2,400!
"Leave the mullet, or shave it all?" One student asked the sea of Buc students in the bleachers. Their response did not disappoint.
Coach Dominick "Dom" Pike participated in this year's head shaving effort, ...
Superintendent's letter: 5/26 incident at OHS:
Important Information – Lockout at all district schools
May 26, 2022
Dear OCSD family and community,
I am writing to provide information regarding the lockout that occurred across all district buildings today.
Earlier today district officials received a report from a staff member that an outsider had allegedly attempted to gain access to Oswego High School. Per our safety protocols, we immediately enacted our lockout procedures across the district where instruction continued but there was no building access from the outside.
To add to this, an immediate response was initiated by both city police and the Sheriff’s department along with U.S. Border Patrol Agents. As a part of this response an extensive search was completed but ...
A letter from Dr. Calvin: Regarding the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas:
May 25, 2022
Dear Oswego City School District Families,
As you most likely have seen the news from Uvalde, Texas, feelings of shock, concern, anger and sadness are affecting many around our country. While the investigation into the tragedy continues, we believe no family should have to go through such an event caused by acts of violence.
Our school district remains steadfast in its dedication to keeping our schools safe and our students supported. If your child needs support, please contact your child's teachers, administrators, or mental health team. The following URL provides a resource for parents and/or guardians and teachers, which includes information on how to discuss violence with school children: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c9NbKQFMsfVqBu8btC1Fs28rpGI1papQ/view ...
Emergency Give-Back Day 5/27 - No School:
OCSD off 5/27/22 – Emergency Give-Back Day
May 18, 2022
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
I am writing to share that at its April 19 Board of Education meeting the Board approved an emergency give-back day for the district on Friday, May 27, 2022. Emergency give-back days are permitted whenever the district does not use all of its emergency closing or snow days, as planned for, in its yearly calendar.
Accordingly, students should not report to school on this day . We request that parents and/or guardians update their calendars given this change.
Should any parents and/or guardians have any questions about this change to our calendar, we ask that you reach out to your school principal directly. Please enjoy the extended Memorial Day weekend! ...