• Friday, March 26, 2021

    Good evening OMS Family,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of Mar. 29. 2021.pdf 

    April FSA Testing Calendar 

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of March 29, 2021 which is a short week for students.  THANKS for your responsiveness to our efforts in keeping our students safe by restricting arrival time to 9:10 a.m.  Please keep in mind that we do have neighbors and I encourage your monitoring of your child’s whereabouts after they leave your home.  Also, please be patient /courteous as you drive through the car line by following the traffic pattern and providing opportunities to merge safely.   

    • FSA Testing is quickly approaching…  Take advantage of the attached FSA Skills prep resources attached to supplement the focused efforts of our Teachers at home.  Attached you will find a copy of the general testing schedule.  MyPCS Online families have been invited to select the date(s) you would like to have your child report to OMS for testing in an safe and isolated environment.  Teacher class meetings will be updated on their Canvas page to reflect the adjustments due to testing.
    • Attached you will find information regarding our upcoming Summer Bridge Enrichment program available to all students. You may register online through the Student Reservation System.  This year we will have a new opportunity for  students to participate in elective enrichment courses.  Please register your child early!

    High School Registration Action Items:

    • Pinellas Park HS is currently accepting late applications for next year in their First Responders program.  Any current 8th grader interested please apply online in the Student Reservation System.  See attached flyer for additional information.
    • 8th Graders attending Seminole HS, there will be a cheerleading informational meeting on April 5th (6:00 p.m.) in the Seminole HS Gym.
    • Osceola Fundamental High School is sponsoring a golf tournament to support their Football Program.  Please see attached flyer for additional information.

    School Health Services COVID Update:

    Several students/staff members have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.  PCS Health Services Staff has worked with the Dept. of Health to follow current protocols with those individuals or families identified to quarantine.  Please support this effort by taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your child(ren) safe by following PCS Safety protocols.  Feel free to contact OMS if you have any questions or concerns.

     Additional Important Information:

    • KUDOS to our February Employees of the Month Ms. Mardis (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Parents/Guardians please have a valid ID available if you arrive on campus to pick up your child.  We encourage you to call in advance to expedite this process when possible and note students should not be picked up after 3:45 p.m. to alleviate disruption to the dismissal preparation process unless prior notice is provided to OMS.
    • Face Coverings:  All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings on campus.  You are encouraged to bring your personal mask although OMS will have masks available free of charge. 
      • All masks containing inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or advertisement material prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct and/or OMS Dress Code could be prohibited if it disrupt the learning environment of our students/staff. 
    • Office Hours:  8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • KUDOS to OMS Turnaround Student of The Year - Colten Ard!!!!
    • March 31st:  End of Term 3 Marking Period
    • April 1st: Professional Ed Day (No school for students)
    • April 2nd:  Good Friday (No school for students)

    Have a safe OMS weekend!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


     

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

    Good morning OMS community,

    Please see the attached updates for the Spring Break week of March 15, 202l and encourage your child to remain academically active in fun activities provided during the Spring Break Bingo Challenge (see information posted on Canvas and Portal). Also, I want to address an issue of concern with uncharacteristic incidents of campus disruptions on our campus last week.  We investigated and address multiple incidents of students not demonstrating the Chiefs Way Guidelines for Success (Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be and Active Learner) this past week.  Most of which transpired before school hours and before staff duty hours began at 9:10 a.m. 

    Consequently, I am reinstating prohibiting students from arriving on campus prior to our official adult supervision duty hours at 9:10 a.m.  Please have a conversation with your child to remind them that they will not be permitted on campus in response to unacceptable behavior displayed by a few of our students that pose a safety/well-being concern for me and my staff in the absence of adult supervision.  Students who are attending our Extended Learning Program (ELP), tutoring, clubs/organizations, meetings, or other school sanctioned events will be permitted to access campus for their scheduled activity under staff supervision.

    It was our goal to accommodate working families who were unable to take advantage of our YMCA before/after school care.  Unfortunately, I must reenact the applicable protocols to ensure continuity on our campus.  Please reach out to me directly if you are in need of support with child care or have any questions.  Be safe and have a relaxing Spring Break Vacation!

    Thanks!

     

    As a reminder all PCS schools and offices are closed for Spring Break from Monday March 15 - Friday March 19.

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of Mar. 15th and Mar. 22. 2021.pdf 

    FSA skills prep from iXL flyer.pdf 

    Spring_Break_Dist.Flyer.pdf 

    We are currently accepting nominations for both PTSA and SAC Board positions for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  Please reply if you are interested in serving.

    Attachments:

    1st:  OMS Chiefs Updates

    2nd:  FSA Skills Prep (to support with state testing preparations)

    3rd:  Spring Break Food Distribution listings.  Please note time and location changes and OMS will not be a site to pick up from during the break.

    School Health Services COVID Update:

    Several students/staff members have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.  PCS Health Services Staff has worked with the Dept. of Health to follow current protocols with those individuals or families identified to quarantine.  Please support this effort by taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your child(ren) safe by following PCS Safety protocols.  Feel free to contact OMS if you have any questions or concerns.

     
    Additional Important Information:

    • KUDOS to our February Employees of the Month Ms. Mardis (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Teacher of the Year Mr. Shepherd!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Support Employee of the Year Mrs. Fernandez (and on a happy retirement)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Emerging Teacher of the Year Mr. Steele!
    • Parents/Guardians please have a valid ID available if you arrive on campus to pick up your child.  We encourage you to call in advance to expedite this process when possible and note students should not be picked up after 3:45 p.m. to alleviate disruption to the dismissal preparation process unless prior notice is provided to OMS.
    • Face Coverings:  All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings on campus.  You are encouraged to bring your personal mask although OMS will have masks available free of charge. 
      • All masks containing inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or advertisement material prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct and/or OMS Dress Code could be prohibited if it disrupt the learning environment of our students/staff. 
    • Office Hours:  8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • KUDOS to OMS Turnaround Student of The Year - Colten Ard!!!!

    Have a safe OMS weekend!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Friday, March 5, 2021

    Good evening OMS community,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of Mar. 8. 2021.pdf 

    2021 OFHS Football Golf Tournament.docx 

    FSA skills prep from iXL flyer.pdf 

    Spring_Break_Dist.Flyer.pdf 

    SHS 9th Gr. Course Selection Sheet 21-22.pdf 

    SHS Electives at a Glance 21-22.pdf 

    Freshman Registration Flyer.pdf 

    We are accepting nominations for both PTSA and SAC Board positions for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  Please reply to me if you are interested in either or seek additional information to support your decision making on this topic.  See the list of attachments below to keep you informed with things taking place at OMS.  Newsletters will resume after the Spring Break Holidays.

    Attachments:

    1st:  OMS Chiefs Updates

    2nd:  Osceola Fundamental High School Golf tournament

    3rd:  FSA Skills Prep (to support with state testing preparations)

    4th:  Attached is the Spring Break Food Distribution listing.  Please note time and location changes and OMS will not be a site to pick up from during the break.

    5th:  There are three attachments that include information for those 8th grade students who will be attending Seminole High School in the fall.

    School Health Services COVID Update:

    Several students/staff members have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.  PCS Health Services Staff has worked with the Dept. of Health to follow current protocols with those individuals or families identified to quarantine.  Please support this effort by taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your child(ren) safe by following PCS Safety protocols.  Feel free to contact OMS if you have any questions or concerns.

    Food Services Reminder:

    Weekly food pickup time up time (on Thursdays) is 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the car circle.  Contact our Food Services Mgr. (Mrs. Hess) HESSCI@pcsb.org or (727) 547-7689 ext. 2115 if you have any questions.

     
    Additional Important Information:

    • KUDOS to our February Employees of the Month Ms. Mardis (Instructional) and Mrs. Carroll (Support)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Teacher of the Year Mr. Shepard!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Support Employee of the Year Mrs. Fernandez (and on a happy retirement)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Emerging Teacher of the Year Mr. Steele!
    • Parents/Guardians please have a valid ID available if you arrive on campus to pick up your child.  We encourage you to call in advance to expedite this process when possible and note students should not be picked up after 3:45 p.m. to alleviate disruption to the dismissal preparation process unless prior notice is provided to OMS.
    • Face Coverings:  All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings on campus.  You are encouraged to bring your personal mask although OMS will have masks available free of charge. 
      • All masks containing inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or advertisement material prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct and/or OMS Dress Code could be prohibited if it disrupt the learning environment of our students/staff. 
    • Office Hours:  8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • KUDOS to OMS Turnaround Student of The Year - Colten Ard!!!!

    Have a safe OMS weekend!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, March 1, 2021

    Good morning OMS community,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of Mar. 1. 2021.pdf 

    2021 OFHS Football Golf Tournament.docx 

    FSA skills prep from iXL flyer.pdf 

    We are accepting nominations for both PTSA and SAC Board positions for the 2021 - 2022 school year.  Please reply to me if you are interested in either or seek additional information to support your decision making on this topic.  See the list of attachments below to keep you informed with things taking place at OMS.

    Attachments:

    1st:  OMS Chiefs Updates

    2nd:  Osceola Fundamental High School Golf tournament

    3rd:  FSA Skills Prep (to support with state testing preparations)

    Student Assignment Virtual Event (OMS will be featured during this event)

    Event name: Waitlisted? You’ve Got Choices!

    Event date: March 3, 2021

    Event time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/482152216501871/

     

    Event description: You did the research, you applied for a magnet, fundamental or career academy program and... you were waitlisted?

    Don't panic! You still have options to make a choice with Pinellas County Schools!

    Learn about the late application period for district application programs, special assignment requests, the benefits of your neighborhood schools and more in this live presentation and Q&A with Pinellas County Schools student assignment and school staff experts.

    Ask questions and get answers LIVE, hear more about the choices available to you and get engaged with the PCS community on March 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live!

    Learn more about Student Assignment at Pinellas County Schools: pcsb.org/Page/2821

    School Health Services COVID Update:

    Several students/staff members have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.  PCS Health Services Staff has worked with the Dept. of Health to follow current protocols with those individuals or families identified to quarantine.  Please support this effort by taking the necessary precautions to keep you and your child(ren) safe by following PCS Safety protocols.  Feel free to contact OMS if you have any questions or concerns.

    Food Services Reminder:

    Weekly food pickup time up time (on Thursdays) is 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the car circle.  Contact our Food Services Mgr. (Mrs. Hess) HESSCI@pcsb.org or (727) 547-7689 ext. 2115 if you have any questions.

    OMS Yearbook Sale:

    OMS Yearbooks are available for purchase online or by phone (1-866-287-3096) September 14th – March 1, 2021.   Make your purchase today to capture your child’s 2020 – 2021 Middle School experience!  Yearbooks are also available for MyPCS Online students.

    Link for online purchaseOMS 2020-2021 Yearbook Online Order Form

     
    Additional Important Information:

    • KUDOS to our January Employees of the Month Mrs. Kelly (Instructional) and Super Dave (Support)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Teacher of the Year Mr. Shepherd!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Support Employee of the Year Mrs. Fernandez (and on a happy retirement)!
    • Congratulations to OMS 2020 – 2021 Emerging Teacher of the Year Mr. Steele!
    • Parents/Guardians please have a valid ID available if you arrive on campus to pick up your child.  We encourage you to call in advance to expedite this process when possible and note students should not be picked up after 3:45 p.m. to alleviate disruption to the dismissal preparation process unless prior notice is provided to OMS.
    • Face Coverings:  All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings on campus.  You are encouraged to bring your personal mask although OMS will have masks available free of charge. 
      • All masks containing inappropriate, offensive, disruptive, or advertisement material prohibited by the Code of Student Conduct and/or OMS Dress Code could be prohibited if it disrupt the learning environment of our students/staff. 
    • Office Hours:  8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • March 3rd:  Department Meetings (8:50 a.m.)

    Have a safe OMS week!

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School