• Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Greetings OMS Family,

    I want to say THANKS for your support as we close out the 2019 - 2020 School Year!  We have experienced much success this year as a school community and it could not have been accomplished without our stakeholders (teachers, staff, parents, and students).  We could not let this year end without celebrating our students and had to be creative as a result of COVIC-19 prohibiting in person celebratory events on our campus.  Below you will find links to OMS's virtual ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of our  6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students.  THANKS to our awesome Teachers and Staff for taking time to contribute to this project.  I hope that you enjoy the ceremonies as much as we do. 

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    Saturday, May 23, 2020

    Good morning OMS Community,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of May 25. 2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS 5.5.2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS Spanish.pdf 

    Graduation Drive Bye.pdf 

    Student Recruitment Flyer.pdf 

    Attached you will find a list of school updates for the week of May 25, 2020.  Please see previously communicated information specific to End-of-Year Closeout (Locker Clean-out, Refunds, Yearbooks, Textbook and Library Book return).  Also, join us in sending our 8th graders off to High School Thursday for the Graduation Drive By (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). 

    OMS Yearbooks – OMS Yearbooks have arrived! Yearbooks can be picked up May 26th - 28th as you arrive to secure your child's personal belongings. Additional Yearbooks are available for purchase ($40 cash only) on a first come basis. You may sign up to reserve a Yearbook for purchase during the aforementioned dates/times by clicking on the link below:

    KUDOS to Mrs. Blanco on being selected at the 2020 AVID Teacher of The Year!

     KUDOS to our 8th Grade Team for coordinating the 8th Grade Moving Up drive by (see attached flyer)!

    KUDOS to our Plant Operations Crew and Staff who supported a smooth locker clean out and campus closing.

    Attendance

    While we adapt to our new way of Teaching and Learning it is imperative that your child is logging into, participating in class and completing their work just as they would if they were at school. Teachers will be taking attendance daily so please work with us to ensure that your child finishes this year strong.

    Online Etiquette

    Parents please speak to your child(ren) about Online Etiquette while they are in the TEAMS that are set up by their Teachers, School Counselors and Administrators. The Microsoft TEAMS gateway is set up for the purpose of Teaching and Learning not for social networking and chatting amongst students. The Q & A and instruction needs to be that of the content set by each TEAM. Any other sidebar conversations or misuse of the platform could result in your child being removed from that TEAM until we can gain a firm understanding of its purpose.

    Meal Distribution Updated Plan: Information Item

    In response to CDC Guidelines issued today which recommend that citizens further limit running essential errands to help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Food and Nutrition Department will be reducing the number of food distribution days, while keeping the number of meals served constant. This will limit the number of interactions for both families and staff. We will be communicating this to families through our website, social media and traditional media coverage. Specifically, for the upcoming weeks food will be distributed as follows at the 22 school sites listed at www.pcsb.org/foodlocations, which includes the expansion of sites as previously communicated.

     

    Reminder:

    If you are still in need of a laptop for your son or daughter or you have a school district issued device in need of repair.  PCS has set up sites for additional computer distribution and repair which will occur 8-10 AM and 2-4 PM at five locations:

    Ozona Service Center, Coachman Service Center, PCS Administration Building, Meadowlawn Service Center and Title I Center.

    To receive a device YOU MUST:

    • Click on the link below to provide Mrs. Kelly (kellykel@pcsb.org) with the following information:
    • Student R2.D2
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • Parent Phone #
    • Parent Email
    • Do you need...
      • A device
      • A device and internet service
    • Already has a school device that needs to be fixed?
    • Pick a location:
      • Administration building-301 4th St SW, Clearwater
      • Coachman Service Center-2235 NE Coachman Rd, Clearwater
      • Meadowlawn Service Center-5900 16th St N, St. Petersburg
      • Ozona Service Center-525 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor (Closed on Tuesday due to scheduling conflict)
      • Title I Office- 2231 25th St. S, St. Petersburg 
    • Do you need a device or internet or both?

    You will be contacted about scheduling your appointment after submission of the information requested above. Click on the link below to expedite this process OMS Technology Distribution & Repair Request Form

     Summer School Opportunities:

    • OMS students who need to complete or finish credit recovery courses using Edmentum will be able to work with our Summer Bridge Teachers starting on Monday, June 8th to July 16th.
    • Students/families must complete the online registration located at https://reservation.pcsb.org/ or visit our webpage www.pcsb.org/summerbridge for more information.
    • In addition to Summer Bridge, we are also offering a number of one-week virtual summer camps including opportunities for STEM, the Arts, gifted and more.  Be sure to also check out the Summer Camps webpage www.pcsb.org/summercamps.  

    Additional Important Information:

    • May 25th – Memorial Day Holiday
    • Locker Clean-out:
      • May 26th -29th (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
        • 6th Grade:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  7th Grade:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     8th Grade:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
      • Please be prepared to provide your child's name and locker number (for both Hallway & Gym Lockers)
      • OMS Staff will bring items to your vehicle. 
      • You may pick up all of your child’s items at once if you have children in multiple grade levels (no need to make multiple trips)
      • Please be patient, abide by all traffic laws, and remain in your vehicle until directed otherwise by OMS Staff.
    • 8th Grade Graduation Drive By
      • We are wanting to send you off in the best way we know how……So come to our 8th grade Drive Bye on Thursday May 28th from 4pm-5pm. Your teachers are going to be in the car circle cheering you on.  We will have music playing and announcing your name.
      • Please come see us so we can Wave Goodbye
    • May 29th – Last Day of School
    • June 8th – Middle School Summer Bridge Virtual Programs begins (see attached flyer)
    • Pinellas County Schools Student Newsletter – PCS is looking for writers, editors, photographers, and journalists grades 4-12 for our new student-run newsletter 90° Pinellas (see attached flyer).

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Good morning OMS Community,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of May 18. 2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS 5.5.2020.pdf 

    Summer Bridge Flyer MS Spanish.pdf 

    Attached you will find a list of school updates for the week of May 18, 2020.  Please see previously communicated information specific to End-of-Year Closeout (Locker Clean-out, Refunds, Yearbooks, Textbook and Library Book return)

    OMS Yearbooks – OMS Yearbooks have arrived! Yearbooks can be picked up May 26th - 28th as you arrive to secure your child's personal belongings. Additional Yearbooks are available for purchase ($40 cash only) on a first come basis. You may sign up to reserve a Yearbook for purchase during the aforementioned dates/times by clicking on the link below:

    KUDOS to Mrs. Blanco on being selected at the 2020 AVID Teacher of The Year!

     

    Attendance

    While we adapt to our new way of Teaching and Learning it is imperative that your child is logging into, participating in class and completing their work just as they would if they were at school. Teachers will be taking attendance daily so please work with us to ensure that your child finishes this year strong.

    Online Etiquette

    Parents please speak to your child(ren) about Online Etiquette while they are in the TEAMS that are set up by their Teachers, School Counselors and Administrators. The Microsoft TEAMS gateway is set up for the purpose of Teaching and Learning not for social networking and chatting amongst students. The Q & A and instruction needs to be that of the content set by each TEAM. Any other sidebar conversations or misuse of the platform could result in your child being removed from that TEAM until we can gain a firm understanding of its purpose.

    Meal Distribution Updated Plan: Information Item

    In response to CDC Guidelines issued today which recommend that citizens further limit running essential errands to help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Food and Nutrition Department will be reducing the number of food distribution days, while keeping the number of meals served constant. This will limit the number of interactions for both families and staff. We will be communicating this to families through our website, social media and traditional media coverage. Specifically, for the upcoming weeks food will be distributed as follows at the 22 school sites listed at www.pcsb.org/foodlocations, which includes the expansion of sites as previously communicated.

     

    Reminder:

    If you are still in need of a laptop for your son or daughter or you have a school district issued device in need of repair.  PCS has set up sites for additional computer distribution and repair which will occur 8-10 AM and 2-4 PM at five locations:

    Ozona Service Center, Coachman Service Center, PCS Administration Building, Meadowlawn Service Center and Title I Center.

    To receive a device YOU MUST:

    • Click on the link below to provide Mrs. Kelly (kellykel@pcsb.org) with the following information:
    • Student R2.D2
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • Parent Phone #
    • Parent Email
    • Do you need...
      • A device
      • A device and internet service
    • Already has a school device that needs to be fixed?
    • Pick a location:
      • Administration building-301 4th St SW, Clearwater
      • Coachman Service Center-2235 NE Coachman Rd, Clearwater
      • Meadowlawn Service Center-5900 16th St N, St. Petersburg
      • Ozona Service Center-525 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor
      • Title I Office- 2231 25th St. S, St. Petersburg 
    • Do you need a device or internet or both?

    You will be contacted about scheduling your appointment after submission of the information requested above. Click on the link below to expedite this process OMS Technology Distribution & Repair Request Form

     Summer School Opportunities:

    • OMS students who need to complete or finish credit recovery courses using Edmentum will be able to work with our Summer Bridge Teachers starting on Monday, June 8th to July 16th.
    • Students/families must complete the online registration located at https://reservation.pcsb.org/ or visit our webpage www.pcsb.org/summerbridge for more information.
    • In addition to Summer Bridge, we are also offering a number of one-week virtual summer camps including opportunities for STEM, the Arts, gifted and more.  Be sure to also check out the Summer Camps webpage www.pcsb.org/summercamps.  

    Additional Important Information:

    • Locker Clean-out:
      • May 26th -29th (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
        • 6th Grade:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  7th Grade:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     8th Grade:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
      • Please be prepared to provide your child's name and locker number (for both Hallway & Gym Lockers)
      • OMS Staff will bring items to your vehicle. 
      • You may pick up all of your child’s items at once if you have children in multiple grade levels (no need to make multiple trips)
      • Please be patient, abide by all traffic laws, and remain in your vehicle until directed otherwise by OMS Staff.

    Saturday, May 9, 2020

    Good morning OMS Community,

    OMS Chiefs Updates week of May 11. 2020.pdf 

    Below you will find a list of school updates for the week of May 11, 2020.  THANKS for supporting our Teachers and Staff during last week’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation!  Please see previously communicated information specific to End-of-Year Closeout (Locker Clean-out, Refunds, Yearbooks, Textbook and Library Book return)

    Attendance

    While we adapt to our new way of Teaching and Learning it is imperative that your child is logging into, participating in class and completing their work just as they would if they were at school. Teachers will be taking attendance daily so please work with us to ensure that your child finishes this year strong.

    Online Etiquette

    Parents please speak to your child(ren) about Online Etiquette while they are in the TEAMS that are set up by their Teachers, School Counselors and Administrators. The Microsoft TEAMS gateway is set up for the purpose of Teaching and Learning not for social networking and chatting amongst students. The Q & A and instruction needs to be that of the content set by each TEAM. Any other sidebar conversations or misuse of the platform could result in your child being removed from that TEAM until we can gain a firm understanding of its purpose.

    Meal Distribution Updated Plan: Information Item

    In response to CDC Guidelines issued today which recommend that citizens further limit running essential errands to help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Food and Nutrition Department will be reducing the number of food distribution days, while keeping the number of meals served constant. This will limit the number of interactions for both families and staff. We will be communicating this to families through our website, social media and traditional media coverage. Specifically, for the upcoming weeks food will be distributed as follows at the 22 school sites listed at www.pcsb.org/foodlocations, which includes the expansion of sites as previously communicated.

     

    Reminder:

    If you are still in need of a laptop for your son or daughter or you have a school district issued device in need of repair.  PCS has set up sites for additional computer distribution and repair which will occur 8-10 AM and 2-4 PM at five locations:

    Ozona Service Center, Coachman Service Center, PCS Administration Building, Meadowlawn Service Center and Title I Center.

    To receive a device YOU MUST:

    • Click on the link below to provide Mrs. Kelly (kellykel@pcsb.org) with the following information:
    • Student R2.D2
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • Parent Phone #
    • Parent Email
    • Do you need...
      • A device
      • A device and internet service
    • Already has a school device that needs to be fixed?
    • Pick a location:
      • Administration building-301 4th St SW, Clearwater
      • Coachman Service Center-2235 NE Coachman Rd, Clearwater
      • Meadowlawn Service Center-5900 16th St N, St. Petersburg
      • Ozona Service Center-525 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor
      • Title I Office- 2231 25th St. S, St. Petersburg 
    • Do you need a device or internet or both?

    You will be contacted about scheduling your appointment after submission of the information requested above. Click on the link below to expedite this process OMS Technology Distribution & Repair Request Form

    Additional Important Information:

    • Locker Clean-out:
      • May 26th -29th (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
        • 6th Grade:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  7th Grade:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     8th Grade:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
      • Please be prepared to provide your child's name and locker number (for both Hallway & Gym Lockers)
      • OMS Staff will bring items to your vehicle. 
      • You may pick up all of your child’s items at once if you have children in multiple grade levels (no need to make multiple trips)
      • Please be patient, abide by all traffic laws, and remain in your vehicle until directed otherwise by OMS Staff...  We do anticipate a bit of a crowd so patience is a must 

    Saturday, May 2, 2020

    Good morning OMS Community,

    Below you will find the updates for the week of May 4, 2020.  Please join me in celebrating our AWESOME Teachers and Staff during the National Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (May 4th - May 8th)!  OMS PTSA and Administration has coordinated daily activities as a small token of appreciation.  I encourage you to join in by sending emails or virtual expressions of support to convey your gratitude.  Lastly, please see list of additional important information regarding Locker Clean-out, Refunds, and Yearbooks below.

     

    Attendance

    While we adapt to our new way of Teaching and Learning it is imperative that your child is logging into, participating in class and completing their work just as they would if they were at school. Teachers will be taking attendance daily so please work with us to ensure that your child finishes this year strong.

     

    Online Etiquette

    Parents please speak to your child(ren) about Online Etiquette while they are in the TEAMS that are set up by their Teachers, School Counselors and Administrators. The Microsoft TEAMS gateway is set up for the purpose of Teaching and Learning not for social networking and chatting amongst students. The Q & A and instruction needs to be that of the content set by each TEAM. Any other sidebar conversations or misuse of the platform could result in your child being removed from that TEAM until we can gain a firm understanding of its purpose.

     

    Meal Distribution Updated Plan: Information Item

    In response to CDC Guidelines issued today which recommend that citizens further limit running essential errands to help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Food and Nutrition Department will be reducing the number of food distribution days, while keeping the number of meals served constant. This will limit the number of interactions for both families and staff. We will be communicating this to families through our website, social media and traditional media coverage. Specifically, for the upcoming weeks food will be distributed as follows at the 22 school sites listed at www.pcsb.org/foodlocations, which includes the expansion of sites as previously communicated.

     

    Reminder:

    If you are still in need of a laptop for your son or daughter or you have a school district issued device in need of repair.  PCS has set up sites for additional computer distribution and repair which will occur 8-10 AM and 2-4 PM at five locations:

    Ozona Service Center, Coachman Service Center, PCS Administration Building, Meadowlawn Service Center and Title I Center.

    To receive a device YOU MUST:

    • Click on the link below to provide Mrs. Kelly (kellykel@pcsb.org) with the following information:
    • Student R2.D2
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • Parent Phone #
    • Parent Email
    • Do you need...
      • A device
      • A device and internet service
    • Already has a school device that needs to be fixed?
    • Pick a location:
      • Administration building-301 4th St SW, Clearwater
      • Coachman Service Center-2235 NE Coachman Rd, Clearwater
      • Meadowlawn Service Center-5900 16th St N, St. Petersburg
      • Ozona Service Center-525 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor
      • Title I Office- 2231 25th St. S, St. Petersburg 
    • Do you need a device or internet or both?

    You will be contacted about scheduling your appointment after submission of the information requested above. Click on the link below to expedite this process OMS Technology Distribution & Repair Request Form

     

    Additional Important Information:

    • Locker Clean-out:
      • May 26th -29th (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
         
        • 6th Grade:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  7th Grade:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     8th Grade:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
      • Please be prepared to provide your child's name and locker number (for both Hallway & Gym Lockers)
      • OMS Staff will bring items to your vehicle. 
      • You may pick up all students items at once if you have children in multiple grade levels (no need to make multiple trips)
      • Please be patient, abide by all traffic laws, and remain in your vehicle until directed otherwise by OMS Staff...  We do anticipate a bit of a crowd so patience is a must