OSMS teachers will hold office hours Monday – Friday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Teachers may communicate with students/families through phone calls, email, ParentVUE/StudentVUE and/or Google Classroom.
Students and parents may leave messages for the teacher outside of the office hours through email, Synergy or phone. Teachers are asked to respond to any messages, outside of their office hours, within 24 hours during the workweek.
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March 27, 2020
Message from Dr. Jared Cotton, Superintendent for Chesapeake Public Schools.
As the weekend begins, I want to share some important updates.
I am happy to report that we have updated our Continuity of Learning Plan to include enhanced and extended learning activities for the duration of the academic year. The past two weeks focused on reviewing priority skills in the midst of an emergency closure.
Learning plans for the next phase will focus on reviewing additional priority skills in preparation for new content. Full details including new plans will be available online Monday. Printed copies will also be available at all Meal Distribution sites for families without internet access. Most importantly, teachers will be available to support students in a variety of ways including virtual means such as Google Meet and Google Classroom. We are also adding resources for exceptional learners and we continue to expand our list of online learning tools. During this phase, students enrolled in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Virtual Virginia, and Dual Enrollment courses will receive further instructions from their teachers.
We have also completed our Technology Needs Assessment survey with our families and we are developing a plan to assist those who may need technology resources. It is important to note that priority will be given to seniors and students completing credit-bearing courses.
Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, parents who have an URGENT need to collect their child’s essential personal belongings from the school should e-mail their child’s principal or contact the school by phone during regular school hours to make arrangements.
We know there are more questions to address and we are working closely with the Virginia Department of Education for guidance and we will provide updates as information becomes available. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website, www.cpschools.com, and I encourage you to use the COVID-19 questions tab if you need assistance.
Finally, I want to express my sincere appreciation for every member of our school community for coming together during this difficult time. The outpouring of support we have received from our school family has been amazing. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we all adjust to these extraordinary circumstances. I am confident that we will successfully navigate this challenge together. Remember, stay home, stay safe, and stay connected.
Parents: Register for free 30-minute online parent workshops, sponsored by the Office of Family & Community Engagement.
Click on the link for additional information about the webinars: Family Empowerment Series Flyer
Oscar Smith Middle is proud to be recognized as a “Purple Star” School by the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for Military Children. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.
Tiger Family! Read this month’s parent newsletter to find out what is happening in the academic areas at OSM.
Click the link: March 2020 Parent Newsletter
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Click on the link below to read the 2019-2020 School Success Frequently Asked Questions.
Last Revised 3/29/2020