Oneida City School District

District News

OCSD Returning 1/19/2021

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, students will resume their typical learning schedule. The building principals will communicate specific information regarding the hybrid schedule. We ask that our community members, students and staff remain vigilant with CDC recommendations of masking, socially distancing and washing hands frequently. We also want to urge all families to keep your children home from school if they are ill or answer yes to any question on the health screener.

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Positive COVID Case Update

On behalf of the Oneida City School District, we hope you and your families are remaining safe and doing your best to follow guidance regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Events have continued to unfold, and we recognize that this raises questions about potential impacts on students, families and our full community.

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OSMS and OHS ThoughtExchange

As the Oneida Reopening Advisory Committee considers options for reopening our buildings in the future, one model the committee is collecting data on is synchronous instruction. The Committee is asking that you take a few minutes to consider and record your thoughts on this model of instruction and complete the following ThoughtExchange.

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Board Appoints Interim Superintendent

The Oneida Board of Education has appointed Dr. Kathy Davis as Interim Superintendent to lead the district while it searches for a permanent successor to Mary-Margaret Zehr. Davis will join the district in February. ​Board President Robert Group said Davis is already familiar with the district, having served as Interim K-12 Executive Principal last year, which will allow for a smoother transition period.

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Facilities Improvement Capital Project 2020

A BIG Oneida Thank You to the members of the community who came out and voted for the facilities improvement project! In Favor- 221 Against-64 The $21.6 million facilities improvement project that was passed (with no additional tax impact) will: Replace outdated syste

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OHS & OSMS Building Closure Update 11/17/20

District staff spent Monday deep cleaning Otto Shortell Middle School and Oneida High School and prepared documentation for the Department of Health to begin contact tracing. Custodial/ maintenance staff and administrative/office staff went above and beyond for the district.

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OHS & OSMS Building Closure 11/16-17/2020

Today, the District was notified that a student at Oneida High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, the student who tested positive has a sibling in the home who attends Otto Shortell Middle School. District officials in conjunction with the County Health Departments immediately began their investigation, which is ongoing. The District is not permitted due to privacy laws to identify the student involved and we have provided as much information as possible.

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Important Message from BoE

This week, Superintendent Mary-Margaret Zehr accepted a position in another school district and will be leaving Oneida in a few months. In the four years she has led this district, Mrs. Zehr has made a tremendous impact on students, staff and our educational programs. We would like to thank her for all of her hard work, dedication and expertise during her time here. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

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Remote / Hybrid Learning ThoughtExchange Results

Please click on the link below to view the results of the ThoughtExchange " What is working well will remote learning and hybrid learning and what are the biggest challenges you are seeing or experiencing with remote and hybrid learning?"

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