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Oxford High School Showcase for 7th and 8th Students, Families and Friends
It gives us great pride to invite ALL 7th and 8th Grade students of Oxford Middle School and their families to the Oxford High School Showcase event on the evening of January 7th beginning in our auditorium at 6 p.m.  The intent of the evening is to showcase all of the positive energy at OHS, including our academic priorities as well as our extra-curricular and athletic offerings that make being part of the OHS community so special.  The tentative agenda for the evening is as follows:
6:00 p.m. Special Student Performance Courtesy of Oxford High School Theater Company
6:05 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Welcome & School Improvement Priorities Presentation by School Administration 
6:15 p.m.-6:25 p.m. Making the Right Choice, presentation by OHS Guidance on the importance of choosing a high school that best meets your child's learning needs.  
6:25 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tours of Oxford High School lead by Student Tour Guides from our NJROTC, NHS, and Student Council
7:00 p.m. Question & Answer with High School Administration and/or Free Admission to Girls Varsity Basketball Game in the Roger D. Bacon Gymnasium 
Superintendent's Listening Tour


Superintendent Mark Garceau invites students, parents, employees, and community members to join him at any of the upcoming Listening Tour meetings scheduled for the 2014-15 school year.

Dr. Garceau will provide an update on the latest happenings in Oxford Public Schools and listen to ideas, comments, and questions from the audience.

 
Date/ Time Location
Wednesday, November 19th
6:30 p.m.
Oxford High School Auditorium
Tuesday, December 16th
6:30 p.m.
A.M. Chaffee Cafetorium
Saturday, January 17th
9:30 a.m.
                Oxford Community Center
    OXPS Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Tuesday, February 24th
6:30 p.m.
     Oxford Middle School Auditorium 
 
Wednesday,  March 25th
4:30 p.m.
Oxford High School Cafeteria
Thursday, April 16th
6:30 p.m.
Chaffee Elementary School Cafetorium
Wednesday, May 13th
6:30 p.m.
Clara Barton Elementary Cafetorium
 
NEW ELEMENTARY REPORT CARDS

The Oxford Public Schools has developed new report cards for the Elementary grades.  Information on the report cards can be accessed by clicking the links below.
New Sub Committees of the School Committee

Greetings,

As part of the district’s ongoing policy review cycle and in order to support the continual engagement of the OXPS community in this work, the Oxford School Committee is inviting all interested stakeholders to join the following sub-committees for SY 2014-2015.

 
SC Chair Coonan will be leading a review of the district’s policy on Memorials/Remembrances on school grounds.
 
Vice-Chair Ennis and Secretary Bill Spitz have expressed an interest in reviewing the district’s policies with regards to class size.
 
Committee Member Bitar has been involved in examining the district’s transportation needs, safety concerns and busing efficiencies and would welcome community members and/or staff  to join him in this work.
 
Any parents or staff interested in serving on these subcommittees or with an interest in seeing others established should contact SC Chair Dan Coonan for further information at dcoonan@oxps.org
 
Thank you,
 
Mark Garceau, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools 
Oxford Public Schools
4 Maple Road
Oxford, MA 01540
 
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HEALTH UPDATE

Dear Parents and Families of the Oxford Public Schools,
 
While there have been no reports of any Oxford students or residents contracting the  Enterovirus (EV-D68), families wishing to learn more about Enterovirus and/remain current with any updates or advisories from the Massachusetts Department of Health may do so by clicking the following link:
 
Please be assured that the OXPS will be monitoring this situation and will be updating parents and families of any developments.
 
Thank you
 
 
Mark Garceau, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools 
Oxford Public Schools
4 Maple Road
Oxford, MA 01540
 
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OXPS District Report Card 2013


Dear Parents and Families of the Oxford Public Schools,

We are pleased to provide you the Oxford Public Schools Full District 2013 “Report Card”. Report cards answer important questions about a district’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how our students are performing relative to others in the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our district:

Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our district as compared the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications
Student assessment on MCAS and other tests: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the state by subgroup, by grade and by subject.

District accountability information: This section of the report contains important information detailing Accountability and Assistance Levels and Progress and Performance Index (PPI):
  • Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 3 because Oxford High School is designated as Level Three. The following links will take you to individual school report overviews for:
  • Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.
  • NAEP results for Massachusetts. NAEP is often called the “Nation’s Report Card”. It is the only measure of student achievement that allows for the comparing of performance of Massachusetts students with that of students across the nation or in other states.
The Oxford Public Schools is committed to improving outcomes for ALL students by strengthening our core instruction and the systems of support needed to ensure the success of ALL; improving educator effectiveness and enhancing leadership capacity; and maximizing organizational and fiscal efficiencies so as to support the highest quality instruction.

We are on the road to improvement and we will get there by offering rigorous programs of study, enriching and engaging learning opportunities, providing our professional teaching staff with the highest quality professional development and support and by partnering with families and the broader community to develop the college and career ready, “Student We Want to Graduate.”
 
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on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, disability or homelessness"
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