Dear Parents and Guardians of students in grades 3-12,
We are once again partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. The BrightBytes initiative has helped us measure our technology growth, and check whether the changes we are making in school have impacted learning.
This is an annual initiative, and your participation is essential to help us form a more complete picture of technology use for student learning. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.
The survey will be open from Wednesday, November 28, 2018 through Friday January 6, 2019. You may access the survey by clicking the following link: https://bbyt.es/7M8KC
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Director of Instructional Technology
The O-M Fitness Center will
re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. It will be opened Monday-Thursday from
5:30pm - 8:00pm. The public is invited to use the Fitness Center and
there is no charge to use it.
The Odessa-Montour Central School District has designated a Foster Care Point of Contact (Debra L. Switzer) to work collaboratively with the Foster Care Point of Contact from the Schuyler County Department of Social Services (Michele Wasicki). Both agencies agree to evaluate, discuss and work in partnership on transportation issues to ensure that children in foster care are able to remain in their district of origin, if it is in the best interest of the child.
Per the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Schuyler County Department of Social Services has designated Deputy Commissioner, Michele Wasicki, as the Foster Care Point of Contact. The Department’s point of contact will work collaboratively with area School Districts’ Foster Care Points of Contact to discuss transportation plans for children entering foster care to ensure that children are able to remain in their district of origin, when it is determined to be in the best interest of the child. Transportation plans will be developed on a case by case basis.
Safe and healthy school environments can foster healthy and successful children. To protect public health, the Public Health Law and New York State Health Department (NYSDOH) regulations require that all public schools and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) test lead levels in water from every cold water outlet that is being used, or could potentially be used, for drinking or cooking. If lead is found at any water outlet at levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb), which is equal to 15 micrograms per liter (µg/L), the NYSDOH requires that the school take action to reduce the level of lead.
During recent testing, five outlets at the Junior/Senior High School were found to have lead levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Three are sinks in the darkroom area, one is a sink in the girls' locker room next to the Jack Davis Gym and one is a sink in the prep room of room 207. These sinks have been posted as non-potable water sources and have been taken out of service until the fixtures can be replaced.
A copy of the test summary is available here
Updated Information – 8/1/17
On June 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education renewed the New York State Education Department’s request waive certain requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This waiver provides school districts with flexibility in meeting academic standards. As a result, the New York State Education Department has changed the accountability system it uses to identify schools that are not meeting defined academic performance standards. Under the new accountability system, the Odessa-Montour Central School District has been identified as a Focus District. The district received this designation for failing to meet established performance and participation rate requirements, based on the 2015-2016 New York State Assessment results. The Hanlon Elementary and Odessa-Montour Junior High School did not meet proficiency targets on both the count and the percentage of students with disabilities subgroup for the 2015-2016 New York State assessments in English Language Arts and Math.
We will continue to conduct reviews of our instructional practices throughout the school year and identify areas that need improvement. We are determined to do everything possible to join with our community and our families to help bring each of our students to the required level of proficiency and regain our status as a School in Good Standing.
School Review with District Oversight Report
Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (Self-Assessment Document)
The 7th and 8th grade teachers would like to introduce the creation of their new homework webpage. Below is the link that will allow you to access this website.
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