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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "I Have a Dream" - Team Blackmer Ms. Blackmer's class made a very inspirational video expressing their dreams in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day.  Please click on the link below:
Emergency Closings/Snow Days & Delays Emergency Closings/Snow Days & Delays: Winter weather is here and the Onondaga Central School District would like to provide some information to our families and community members. We will NOT be conducting in-person OR remote teaching and learning on emergency closing/snow days.  If we delay school because of poor weather/road conditions, we will follow a one-hour or two-hour delay schedule.  Looking ahead in the event we exceed the number of allotted emergency closing/snow days, we will follow the take back schedule on the back of the Board of Education approved school calendar .    When Onondaga Central Schools are closed for an emergency closing such as a snow day, all scheduled activities, events, meetings, and programs will also be canceled, unless otherwise stated for extenuating circumstances.  ...
Officer Darren McLaughlin, School Resource Officer Officer Darren McLaughlin, School Resource Officer: Hello, my name is Officer Darren McLaughlin. I am the School Resource Officer assigned to Rockwell and Wheeler.  I was born locally and grew up in Nedrow. I am a lifelong resident of the Onondaga Central School District. My wife and I attended/graduated from Onondaga as did two of our children. Our youngest still attends school here at Onondaga.  After graduation, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Following my enlistment, I returned to the OCS community to begin raising my family. At the end of 2019, I retired from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office after 22 years of law enforcement. In my final 12+ years, I was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Crime Scene Investigator. I am relatively new to the School Resource Officer world, however, ...
Parent & Student Google Help Parent & Student Google Help: The Model Schools Team at OCM BOCES had provided us with a website to help students and parents navigate the key features that we use in our distance learning and in-person classrooms.  This webpage has a number of videos that will introduce you to these different resources and help get you started.  Hopefully, you can find something new to explore! Click on this link:  Google Help  
COVID-19 - Reopening Schools Information COVID-19 - Reopening Schools Information: Dear Parents and Community Members: The purpose of this landing page is to share with staff, students, and parents the strategies the Onondaga Central School District is using to reopen schools and provide a safe, consistent learning environment in a COVID-19 world. We are dedicated to ensuring our children are getting the best education we can deliver in the current conditions, keeping health and safety considerations at the forefront, and changes in the delivery of learning. The plan lays out three different approaches to instructional delivery: All students in the school; in person, an alternating schedule where students would attend on-site part-time; hybrid and distance learning/remote part-time, and all instruction occurring distance learning/remotely at home.  ...
Virtual Tour for Incoming 7th Graders Virtual Tour for Incoming 7th Graders: We wanted to share the link below for our incoming 7th graders.  We welcome you to take a virtual tour of the Jr/Sr High School: Virtual Tour of Jr-Sr High School  
Health & Counseling Information Health & Counseling Information: To Our OCS Community: We understand that the constant changes in the COVID-19 virus can be both overwhelming and even scary. As a tight-knit community, it is important that we stay connected through these tough times. Our counseling and nursing staff are here to support all the OCS families. Message from OCS Nursing Staff Mental Health Resources Talking to Our Children About COVID-19  
Coronavirus Information Coronavirus Information: Dear OCS School Community: It is important that we continue to follow recommendations to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV.  Please make sure you share the following reminders from the NYS Department of Health with your children and family members: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Here is some additional information from the CDC on proper handwashing procedures: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick. ...
Capital Project: 2020 Vision - Investing In Our Future Capital Project: 2020 Vision - Investing In Our Future:
Class of 2025 & 2026 Fundraiser Class of 2025 & 2026 Fundraiser: Please support the Class of 2025 & 2026 Click on the link below for more information.  
Rockwell Elementary - Outdoor Classroom Progress Rockwell Elementary - Outdoor Classroom Progress:    
Continuity Of Learning During COVID-19 Continuity Of Learning During COVID-19: The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Special Education is sharing the following resources available on the  OSEP IDEAs That Work website .  The IDEAs That Work website is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP); however, the views expressed therein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of USDE. This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute NYSED endorsement of the website or other sources posted on that site.  Please be aware that websites listed may change. The information provided is true and complete to the best of our knowledge.  The OSEP IDEAs That Work  Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 ...
Positivity Project Message to the Community Positivity Project Message to the Community: Hello OCS Community,  Just a few months ago, we were not so deeply involved with a pandemic and today we are about 39 days into social distancing.  Predictions may have been shared, but who knew the true effects on personal and professional lives the pandemic would have on all of us. We are living this and, potentially, we will all know someone that was infected or affected by the pandemic.   We would like to share a Positivity Project message with you, saying hello, we miss you and encourage you to remain strong.  Keep a positive mental attitude (PMA) as it is important to remember and find that PMA daily. Please be strong, well, and stay safe.  Sincerely,    OCS Leadership and Positivity Project Committee  ...
Food Distribution and Updates Food Distribution and Updates:
Parent/Community Information & Resources Parent/Community Information & Resources: The Onondaga Central School District has developed this specific information page for Parents/Guardians and Community Members in an effort to share information as quickly as possible in regard to COVID-19, our distance learning programs, and how we can help and support our community. Please continue to follow the recommendations below to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Please share the following important reminders from the NYS Department of Health with your children and family members: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid ...



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Rob Price, Superintendent of Schools
4466 South Onondaga Road | Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone 315.552.5000