• Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Good morning OMS Family,

    Attached you will find the updates for the week of August 26, 2019.  THANKS to our Teachers/Staff and Students for an amazing Pep Rally Friday (see newsletter for pictures).  We’re really excited about the great things taking place on our campus and we’re soliciting the support of our Parents/Guardians by encouraging involvement in PTSA/SAC.  Also, we have established an innovative way for you to support our school and grow your business through OMS Sponsorship opportunities (see attached). Please encourage your Child to take advantage of our Extended Learning Program (ELP) tutoring and club opportunities beginning September 9, 2019.  Letters /permission slips will be sent home Monday, August 26th with our students in addition to the notification sent by Mr. Adams last week.  Please register early to ensure you Child can take advantage of this free resource (YMCA before/after care Students are permitted to attend.  They will report to the YMCA after their Tutoring/Club meeting time ends).    

    OMS Chiefs Updates -Week of 8-26-19.pdf 

    2019 Sponsorship Letter.pdf 

    10-reason-parents-schools_bw.pdf 

    TSIC Flyer for Potential Families 2019-2020.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
    •  All Student/Parent information forms distributed the first day of school are due.  Please return ASAP.
    • Congratulations to the 2019 OMS Cheerleading Team:
      • Ta’nai Jenkins              Amya Cardoza             Ladajah Riggings         Kaitlyn Hempy             Kirsten Weeks
      • Riley Maguire             Mckinna Smith            Loreli Carr                   Alivia Crump               Ka’maria Brinson
      • Mariana Brinson         Juliana Legakis             Kendall Hyatt             Jenna Miller                Sara Britt
      • Marina Marasco (Alternate)
      • Coaches:  Ms. Osborn & Mrs. McAllister
    • Take Stock In Children scholarship opportunity available to qualifying students.  Please see attached flyer for additional information.

    Important Dates:

    • August 26th:  Instructional Support Model Visitation (ISM) and Data Chat
    • September 2nd:  Labor Day (Schools and District Offices Closed)
    • September 3rd:  School Pictures
    • September 9th – 23rd:  Coupon Books Fundraiser
    • September 12th:  Open House/Back to School Night (6:00 p.m.)
    • September 12th:  OMS PTSA Meeting (included in Open House video)
    • September 12th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • September 13th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • October 11th: Picture Retakes
    • October 14th:  School-based Professional Development Day (No school for Students)
    • October 18th:  Dinner in the Courtyard
    • October 18th:  OMS 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Have a GREAT OMS Weekend! 

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Sunday, August 19, 2019 

    Good morning OMS Family,

    Thanks for a great first day of school!  Please take a moment to review our School Wide Dress Code ( https://www.pcsb.org/Page/5065) and understand that all School Wide Expectations will be enforced accordingly effective Monday.  I thank you in advance for your support in keeping our campus safe, civil, and engaging for our students.    

    OMS Chiefs Updates Week of 8-19-19.pdf 

    10-reason-parents-schools_bw.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
    •  All Student/Parent information forms distributed the first day of school are due.  Please return ASAP.
    • Starting on 8/5, our staff will return to our normal five day weeks, Mondays through Friday’s with office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Volleyball Season and Cheerleading are starting soon!  Please bring a current physical, the participation form and proof of school insurance ($5 low option to the Informational meeting on Monday, August 19th after school.  Tryouts will be from the 20th to 23rd. 

    Important Dates:

    • August 19th:  Volleyball Information meeting (4:30 p.m.)
    • August 20th – 23rd:  Volleyball & Cheerleading Tryouts
    • September 2nd:  Labor Day (Schools and District Offices Closed)
    • September 3rd:  School Pictures
    • September 9th – 23rd:  Coupon Books Fundraiser
    • September 12th:  Open House/Back to School Night (6:00 p.m.)
    • September 12th:  OMS PTSA Meeting (included in Open House video)
    • September 12th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • September 13th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • October 11th: Picture Retakes
    • October 14th:  School-based Professional Development Day (No school for Students)
    • October 18th:  Dinner in the Courtyard
    • October 18th:  OMS 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Have a GREAT OMS Weekend! 

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Good morning Osceola Middle School Community,

    Parents/Guardians of our 7th Grade Students are encouraged to submit documentation of immunization requirements (TDAP) prior to the first day of School August 14th to ensure your child has an opportunity to attend classes as scheduled.  6th Grade Orientation is scheduled for our 6th Grade Students August 12th at 4:00 p.m. to support a smooth transition to Middle School.  This will be a great opportunity your Child to meet their Teachers and Staff working to transition them into Middle School  (7th and 8th Grade Orientation is scheduled for September 12th).  

    10-reason-parents-schools_bw.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
    •  
    • Starting on 8/5, our staff will return to our normal five day weeks, Mondays through Friday’s with office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Student schedules are now viewable in the 19-20 school year in FOCUS.  Be sure to view by semester to view any semester (half-year, not full year) classes you may have.  Students who wish to make a course correction/change should plan to come in and see his/her counselor as soon after the first two weeks of school (10-Day Count) to complete a change of schedule request form.  School Counselors and Administrators work daily this time of year to continue to balance class sizes for all of our courses.  Please know they will not make schedule changes to request a different teacher or a different class period.
    • Student Schedules Pickup (first day of school):
      • Students may pick up their schedule from the following location(s) after we release from Breakfast.  Additional Staff and Volunteers will be on hand to direct students and support our new Students in having a smooth first day.
        • 6th Grade:  Picnic Tables
        • 7th Grade:   Café
        • 8th Grade:  Gym
    • Please ensure your address on file is correct.  Transportation will be sending postcards communicating your child’s transportation information over the next two weeks.  This will provide you your child’s bus number, pick-up/drop off location, and time(s).  If you have changed your residential address this summer, please log into your Parent FOCUS account to check for accuracy.
    • 6th Grade Orientation – August 12th 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      1. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Hallway locker locks ($5) for sale as well as PE Uniforms ($20) cash or check
      2. 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. students will receive schedules
      3. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. parents and students will travel to student classes and meet teachers

    A physician will be available for student physicals at orientation beginning at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. for $20. Please check in through the front office.

    If you have any questions, please call or email Dustin Adams, adamsdu@pcsb.org or 727-547-7689 or refer to the attached email and flier.

    • School Resumes August 14, 2019.  Breakfast is available free of charge beginning at 9:20 a.m.  Classes start at 9:40 a.m. and I encourage you to exercise patience and understanding for the first couple weeks of school as our Parents/Guardians adjust to the traffic patterns and high volume of activity to begin the School Year.  It’s our intent to maintain the safety/security of our Students and Staff throughout our School Community.
    • All Students taking medications during the day, please bring in the proper documentation along with medications on Monday or Tuesday before school starts so that there are no delays.
    • Volleyball Season is starting soon!  Please bring a current physical, the participation form and proof of school insurance ($5 low option to the Informational meeting on Monday, August 19th after school.  Tryouts will be from the 20th to 23rd. 

    Please visit our School Website for information regarding Dress Code and general School Supply List (specific lists will be provided the first day of school).

    Important Dates:

    • August 12th:  6th Grade Open House (6:00 p.m.)
    • August 14th:  School Resumes (1st Day for Students)
    • August 19th:  Volleyball Information meeting (4:30 p.m.)
    • August 20th – 23rd:  Volleyball Tryouts
    • September 2nd:  Labor Day (Schools and District Offices Closed)
    • September 3rd:  School Pictures
    • September 9th – 23rd:  Coupon Books Fundraiser
    • September 12th:  Open House/Back to School Night (6:00 p.m.)
    • September 12th:  OMS PTSA Meeting (included in Open House video)
    • September 12th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • September 13th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • October 11th: Picture Retakes
    • October 14th:  School-based Professional Development Day (No school for Students)
    • October 18th:  Dinner in the Courtyard
    • October 18th:  OMS 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Have a GREAT OMS Weekend! 

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School


    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Good morning Osceola Middle School Community,

    This is your Principal, Dr. Lowery.  I’m sending this weekly newsletter to share important information as we enjoy the last week of Summer Vacation.   Parents/Guardians of our 7th Grade Students are encouraged to submit documentation of immunization requirements (TDAP) prior to the first day of School August 14th to ensure your child has an opportunity to attend classes as scheduled.  6th Grade Orientation is scheduled for our 6th Grade Students August 12th at 4:00 p.m. to support a smooth transition to Middle School.  This will be a great opportunity your Child to meet their Teachers and Staff working to transition them into Middle School  (7th and 8th Grade Orientation is scheduled for September 12th).  

    10-reason-parents-schools_bw.pdf 

    • We need YOU!!!  Please join our PTSA or SAC to inform decision-making and enhance your Child’s overall Middle School Experience (click here for the link to PTSA info).
    •  
    • Starting on 8/5, our staff will return to our normal five day weeks, Mondays through Friday’s with office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Student schedules are now viewable in the 19-20 school year in FOCUS.  Be sure to view by semester to view any semester (half-year, not full year) classes you may have.  Students who wish to make a course correction/change should plan to come in and see his/her counselor as soon after the first two weeks of school (10-Day Count) to complete a change of schedule request form.  School Counselors and Administrators work daily this time of year to continue to balance class sizes for all of our courses.  Please know they will not make schedule changes to request a different teacher or a different class period.
    • Student Schedules Pickup (first day of school):
      • Students may pick up their schedule from the following location(s) after we release from Breakfast.  Additional Staff and Volunteers will be on hand to direct students and support our new Students in having a smooth first day.
        • 6th Grade:  Picnic Tables
        • 7th Grade:   Café
        • 8th Grade:  Gym
    • Please ensure your address on file is correct.  Transportation will be sending postcards communicating your child’s transportation information over the next two weeks.  This will provide you your child’s bus number, pick-up/drop off location, and time(s).  If you have changed your residential address this summer, please log into your Parent FOCUS account to check for accuracy.
    • 6th Grade Orientation – August 12th 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      1. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Hallway locker locks ($5) for sale as well as PE Uniforms ($20) cash or check
      2. 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. students will receive schedules
      3. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. parents and students will travel to student classes and meet teachers

    A physician will be available for student physicals at orientation beginning at 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. for $20. Please check in through the front office.

    If you have any questions, please call or email Dustin Adams, adamsdu@pcsb.org or 727-547-7689 or refer to the attached email and flier.

    • School Resumes August 14, 2019.  Breakfast is available free of charge beginning at 9:20 a.m.  Classes start at 9:40 a.m. and I encourage you to exercise patience and understanding for the first couple weeks of school as our Parents/Guardians adjust to the traffic patterns and high volume of activity to begin the School Year.  It’s our intent to maintain the safety/security of our Students and Staff throughout our School Community.

    Please visit our School Website for information regarding Dress Code and general School Supply List (specific lists will be provided the first day of school).

    Important Dates:

    • August 5th:  Teachers Return (Trade Day Option)
    • August 8th:  District-Wide Training (see catalog for list of training locations)
    • August 9th:  Food Service Workers Return
    • August 12th:  6th Grade Open House (6:00 p.m.)
    • August 14th:  School Resumes (1st Day for Students)
    • September 2nd:  Labor Day (Schools and District Offices Closed)
    • September 3rd:  School Pictures
    • September 9th – 23rd:  Coupon Books Fundraiser
    • September 12th:  Open House/Back to School Night (6:00 p.m.)
    • September 12th:  OMS PTSA Meeting (included in Open House video)
    • September 12th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • September 13th:  Vision & Hearing Screening
    • October 11th: Picture Retakes
    • October 14th:  School-based Professional Development Day (No school for Students)
    • October 18th:  Dinner in the Courtyard
    • October 18th:  OMS 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Have a GREAT OMS Weekend! 

    Solomon J. Lowery, Ed. D.

    Principal, Osceola Middle School