OXPS Announcements

A.L.I.C.E. Presentation

posted Sep 22, 2017, 1:18 PM by Helen Coffin

Parents/Guardians: Please take a moment to click below to review this informative presentation on the A.L.I.C.E. security protocol. This presentation was prepared by the Oxford Police Department and presented on September 20th. This protocol will be used in all our schools.     ALICE PRESENTATION 

Transition from iPass to PowerSchool

posted Sep 11, 2017, 12:36 PM by Kadion Phillips

We have moved from iPass to Powerschool this School Year and will be opening access to students and parents on the open house nights for each school. This is because all parents will get a unique code to gain access to student grades, test scores, attendance and any other information that was originally in iPass. Thanks for your patience as we make this transition!

HELP WANTED

posted Aug 30, 2017, 3:33 PM by Helen Coffin   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 8:38 PM ]

Oxford Public Schools is currently hiring substitute custodians.
If you are interested in being on-call, please complete the OXPS
employment application 
and drop it off, or mail it, to the Central
Office at 4 Maple Road.  Please call Richard Dube, Custodian
Supervisor, with any questions at 508-987-6090.  Thank you.

9-5-17 - UPDATED 2017/2018 BUS ROUTES

posted Aug 25, 2017, 2:50 PM by Helen Coffin   [ updated Sep 4, 2017, 8:06 PM ]

Click HERE for the updated 2017-2018 bus routes on the Transportation page.
Due to a software issue transferring the student data from the District to the bus company, we experienced numerous issues with the bus schedules and routes. We apologize for the disruption in bus service and thank you for your patience as we work with the bus company to resolve these errors as soon as possible.

A Letter from Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kristine E. Nash

posted Jul 5, 2017, 8:04 AM by Helen Coffin   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 6:57 AM ]

WELCOME BACK!!

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community Members:

Welcome to Oxford Public Schools!  As we are about to open the 2017-2018 school year, I am excited to be serving as your Interim Superintendent of Schools since early July.  Administrators have been busy this summer hiring staff, reconfiguring spaces, and ensuring that instructional materials and resources are in place.  Custodians have done a great job in getting our buildings ready for opening day.  The School Committee met in late July to discuss and then restore two buses for regular transportation.  In addition, the Committee is in the initial planning stages of their search for a permanent Superintendent of Schools.

Staff will report on Monday, August 28th, and school opens for all students in Grades 1-12 on Thursday, August 31st with Kindergarten students reporting on Friday, September 1st and Preschool on Monday, September 11th.  For those students who are eligible for regular education bus transportation, the routes are posted on the District’s website under the "Parent Links" and “Transportation” web page.  Oxford Public Schools will welcome new faces in administrative roles this year as well as familiar faces in new administrative roles. Dr. Kimberlee Henry is the new Oxford High School Principal. Dr. Henry will be joining Assistant Principal Scott Connery to complete the High School administrative team. Rich Gill has moved from his administrative position as High School Dean of Students to a shared Assistant Principal position between the Middle School and Barton Elementary School. Amy Belhumeur, former Oxford Middle School Assistant Principal, is now the Middle School Principal. In addition, as of August 24th, the following new professional staff were hired: Jessica Parsons, Chaffee/Barton Music teacher; Patricia Sims, Chaffee/Barton Art teacher; Charlene Hammond, Barton Special Education Teacher - Anchor Program; Samantha DiReda, Middle School STEM teacher; Christina Kegans, Grade 8 General Science teacher; James Marzec, Grade 8 STEM teacher; Captain Russell Knight, NJROTC Instructor; Maureen Soto, District Behavior Specialist, and Christina Pacheco, Chaffee School Nurse.

Another change this year is in regular bus transportation. In accordance with the School Committee policy, this year ridership eligibility will be determined by proximity. This policy states that all kindergarten students, except those living in the immediate proximity will be bused. In grades 1-3, students who live more than one (1) mile are eligible for transportation. In grades 4-6, students living more than one and one-half (1.5) miles are eligible, and in grades 7-12, students living more than two (2) miles are eligible. In addition, both Durham School Services and Oxford Police have reviewed the ineligible rider list for safety.  If parents/guardians have concerns, please contact Durham's Transportation Coordinator, Jody Dombrowski, at 508-981-7786 or our District Transportation Coordinator, Rich Dube, at 508-987-6090 x30000.

Finally, as all of us prepare for the opening of another school year, this is a good time to stop and reflect on the importance of ensuring a climate of civility, respect, and tolerance toward all.  Unfortunately, with tolerance and respect challenged even more today in this country and around the world, those most negatively impacted are our children who are often witnesses to much of the negative activity and discourse through the media.  I want to assure you that Oxford Public Schools is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and all that these values represent.  Together with parents/guardians, our goal is to create a safe place for all students to learn and to grow as individuals.  Welcome back to the start of the 2017 – 2018 school year!

Kristine E. Nash, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools

District and Schools Report Card

posted Nov 29, 2016, 12:23 PM by Kadion Phillips   [ updated Dec 16, 2016, 8:03 AM ]

Below are links to our Massachusetts district and school report cards.  An overview is provided in addition to the report cards.  The purpose of the report card is to give parents information about their child’s school in terms of academic achievement and the professional qualifications of its teachers. By making this information available each year, parents will learn how their school is doing, what its goals are, and what they can do to work more effectively with their teachers and administrators.

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