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9/2 Superintendent's Update: Schools set to start Wednesday

September 2, 2021

Dear Oswego City School District Community,

On Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, the district will be reopening and welcoming all our students and their families back to school. As we prepare for this exciting reopening, I am writing to share several pieces of information and reminders. They are as follows:
  1. Masking – Just a reminder, students and staff will be required, per NYS regulation, to wear masks while indoors and on all school buses. Throughout the day, students will be given mask breaks and will not be required to wear masks when they are outdoors.
  2. Informational Video – Earlier today, the district posted to its website an informational reopening video. The video features district administrators sharing details about our reopening plan. The video can be viewed via the following URL:
  3. Drop off and Pick Up – In an effort to assist schools with transitioning students to their classrooms on our first day, we are encouraging parents to drop and pick up their students on time. Additionally, we are requesting that parents not congregate at drop off points.
  4. Testing and Vaccination for COVID-19 – As we approach the beginning of the year, some of our parents have shared they are interested in having their child(ren) tested for COVID-19 and/or vaccinated. Please know, the Oswego County Health Department is continuing to host free COVID- 19 vaccination and testing clinics throughout the county.  Information on these clinics can be found at the following URL:
  5. COVID-19 Transmission Data – Throughout the school year, the district will be posting COVID-19 transmission data to its website instead of sending out daily emails with this information.  All community members can find this information on the district’s COVID-19 reopening webpage at the following URL:; lastly
  6. COVID-19 Hotline – The district will continue to maintain its COVID-19 hotline throughout the school year. Should any parents and/or guardians have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 related matters, please do not hesitate to call our COVID-19 hotline at 315-341-2052.
With that said, please know that we are looking forward to seeing all of our students back next week.  Should any parents or guardians have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your school principal directly to discuss them.

Yours in Education,
Mathis Calvin III, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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