Check out our very own young author, Shaniya Reddy, as she is highlighted on Wavy News 10.
Tips for Success
Hosted in partnership by the Office of Family and Community Engagement, Office of Federal Programs & Chesapeake Parks Recreation and Tourism.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Oscar Smith Middle School
Join the team of families from Carver Intermediate, Portlock Primary, Rena B. Wright Primary, Truitt Intermediate and Thurgood Marshall Elementary Schools as we prepare for the end of the school year. Learn tips for building effective routines, creating meaningful study habits, preparing for SOL Testing and gearing up for summer activities. Experts from Chesapeake Public Schools and Chesapeake Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be on hand to share information with you. Light refreshments and raffle prizes will be provided.
Register at: tinyurl.com/CPSTeamingUp23
NEW in September 2023: Block Scheduling
Beginning in the fall of the 2023-2024 academic year, Oscar Smith Middle will change from a traditional bell schedule to a modified block schedule. It is important to note that this new schedule will not change our school-day times of 8:55 AM to 3:33 PM.
To learn more about this new schedule, please review the following resources:
- Chesapeake Public School District News: Block Scheduling at the Middle School Level
- School Board Presentation: Block Scheduling at the Middle School Level
ACCESS 7th & 8th Grade Virtual Family Night
The Early Awareness team is hosting the All-District Family Night event by Zoom again this year. It will take place Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00pm.
On the night of the event, families will:
- hear from their Early Awareness Advisor
- learn how Access helps prepare students for college and beyond
- have a chance to win gift card prizes
Virtual Family Night Information for event:
Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Link to Register: https://accessmiddleschoolvirtualfamilynight2023.eventbrite.com/
ACCESS Join Now Challenge Winners
We had an ACCESS Join Now Challenge going on where students who had signed up for ACCESS would be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards.
Please find below the winners of the ACCESS Join Now Challenge.
Grand Prize $25 Winner: Darius Moore
$10 Two 7th Grade Winners: Keymoni Worsley & Davaren White
$10 Two 8th Grade Winners: Je’caylah Perkins & Noah Hagedorn
After School Tutoring
After school tutoring is held in the media center and extra help is available in all subject areas. After school tutoring is from 3:45-4:45 and students must have a ride home at 4:45. Tutoring will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
See Something, Say Something
Our district offers several communications platforms that provide students, parents, and staff the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialogue.
Send the school district your questions, concerns, suggestions, and or compliments through Let’s Talk.
For emergencies, please call 911
Affordable Internet Connectivity Program (ACP)
Families who are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals are also able to participate in a new program designed to reduce the cost of internet for households who qualify. A qualifying household will receive $30 a month towards internet services and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Families can check their eligibility and register at GetInternet.gov or by calling 877-384-2572.
School Nutrition News
We encourage all families to take advantage of the nutritious meal options available to students at school. Visit our district website for access to menus, meal prices, and other important school nutrition information. You can also see our latest School Nutrition News e-fliers online.
2022-2023 Teacher of the Year
We are so excited to announce that Ms. Tina Saurers has been named our Teacher of the Year! Ms. Saurers has been at OSM for 30 years and has taught 6th grade science for all of those years. She has impacted thousands of our South Norfolk families, including our very own Assistant Principal, Dr. Amanda Jones. Please join us in celebrating Ms. Tina Saurers!!