Dear Oswegatchie School Community,
Wishing you all a wonderful safe summer.
As we begin the summer break (the snow is a distant memory) I want to first thank you for sharing your children with all of us again this year. The students have grown academically, socially and emotionally and they have risen to every challenge we presented to them, often surpassing our expectations!
The first day of school next year is Wednesday, August 26th. Our schedule for next year will be changing and I wanted to inform you of the change before we left for summer break . The schedule changes for the 2015-2016 school year include the elimination of the morning recess. Students will come directly off the buses and go to either the breakfast program or their homeroom. The schedule for Art, Music, Physical Education and Computer will increase to forty-five minutes per session (currently thirty minutes) and we will be working on a four day rotation (A, B, C, D) rather than a six day rotation. The additional time will be gained by eliminating the AM recess. Forty-five minute specials every four days will allow for an increase in instruction both on a daily basis and over the course of the school year.
The elementary school hours are being adjusted by about five minutes on either end of the day. Buses will arrive between 8:15 – 8:25 with class instruction from 8:25 – 3:10. At the end of the day, walkers will be called at 3:05 and bus students at 3:10.
Bus schedules are usually posted on the district site in August. We will also send home a calendar that will include the letter rotation schedule as well. Homeroom teachers will send the Art, Music, PE and Computer schedules home on the first day of school.
Please encourage your child to participate in the summer reading program and most importantly encourage them to have a safe and fun summer – they all worked very hard this year!