We recently updated our Family Resources Groups for each building. If you previously had been a part of these groups, no worries, you have been migrated over to the new groups! You will notice that each group now specifically indicates, in the name of the group, what building it is posting for. For example: "Family Resources - East View". If you have children in multiple buildings, you can be a part of each building's Family Resources group. The Family Resources Groups are public group pages in ParentSquare where you will find family resources shared by the district, school, and community partners. You can visit these groups any time. This can be found under the " Participate " section of the left-hand side navigation bar under " Groups. " If you would like, you can click to " Join " the group in order to receive notifications of new updates. Or, you can travel to the group just when you're interested, and not receive notifications at all. Here are the direct links to these group pages: Olean High School Olean Intermediate-Middle School East View Elementary Washington West Elementary
Good afternoon, Huskies! The mission of the Olean City School district is to be a student-centered community of excellence in which all members are challenged to learn, achieve, contribute, and innovate. Based upon careful consideration of the feedback and data collected in the 2021-22 school year, the administrative team has decided to adjust the start and end times for all schools for the 2022-23 school year and onward by shifting everything earlier by twenty minutes. When school opens for the 2022-23 school year, all Olean schools will begin twenty minutes earlier than the previous school year. There will be no adjustment to the length of the day. This means school will start twenty minutes earlier than the previous school year, and school will end twenty minutes earlier in all our schools. Bus schedules would remain as they currently are in the morning, for the most part. There will be the usual annual adjustments to pick-up times according to student population changes, and a few 5-10 minutes differences on select bus runs. T he following table illustrates the new start and dismissal times, beginning September 2022. Further details will be provided by your schools. Start Time, September 2022 Onward Dismissal Time, September 2022 Onward East View Elementary School 7:50 AM 2:30 PM Washington West Elementary School 7:50 AM 2:30 PM Olean Middle School 8:04 AM 2:50 PM Olean High School 8:00 AM 2:44 PM Why are we making a 20-minute time shift? Student Schedules BOCES CTE: Seniors will be able to take all their required courses at OHS before leaving for afternoon BOCES. Last year, students had to come back for a period, posing issues for scheduling and attendance. Juniors will not have the long wait time in the morning and instead will have time for one class before heading to the CTE center. School Safety There are hundreds of students at OIMS and OHS arriving upwards to an hour before staff arrives and classes begin. Many are asking why we can't start classes earlier to accommodate them. Our need for hiring morning security staff will drastically decrease. Extra-Curricular Activities and Athletics Bus drivers will have time to complete their runs and then take an athletic trip. There will be fewer instances of students having to be released from classes to make it on time to athletic contests. In general, an earlier starting time for clubs and activities will permit students to participate, accommodating families' schedules. Financial Considerations OCSD paid more than $86,000 to staff for morning supervision during the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, we paid more than $21,000 to contract with private bus companies because our drivers were busy on afternoon runs and could not drive to athletic contests. Parent and Family Convenience Parents have told us they need to drop off children early to make it to work on time. We are not considering a change at only one school or level. This is for all Olean schools. Why not just change the bus schedule? With all our transportation factors considered – out-of-district placements, shared transportation with Portville and Hinsdale, driver staffing, etc. – our current routing is optimal. Drivers would not be able to be back in time, and our afternoon runs would be even later. This would be a greater hardship for athletic runs, putting a higher reliance on outside contracting. What's next? We understand that this change will impact the schedules of both our families and staff members. We hope that this announcement of next year’s changes to start and dismissal times will allow adequate time for all to plan for the changes ahead. Please accept my sincerest gratitude to the community members and staff members who contributed their time, knowledge, ideas, and feedback throughout the planning process for this important initiative. I thank you for all you have done to support our students’ academics, safety, and well-being. Questions can be directed to the Superintendent of Schools at (716) 375-8018 or by emailing HuskyStrong@oleanschools.org . Thank you, Dr. Genelle Morris Superintendent of Schools
Good Afternoon- Our phone service into the buildings is currently down and we have Erie 1 Boces looking into this ASAP....Hopefully will have service fully restored very soon. If you need to reach any of the buildings please utilize our Email system as we will be monitoring that. Thanks
The boys basketball team advanced to the Section 6 Class B1 Semifinals and will play Lewiston Porter at Buffalo State College at 6:45pm on Tuesday March 1st. The girls basketball team advanced to the Section 6 Class B1 Semifinals and will play Depew at Kenmore West High School at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 2nd. Tickets can ONLY be purchased online on the Section 6 webpage through GoFan (tickets are $5.00) https://gofan.co/app/school/NYSHSAAVI Livestreaming, from this point on, will also have to be purchased from the NFHS Network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ Good Luck to Both Teams !!!!!
Dear Husky Families, Today Governor Hochul announced the end of the mask mandate for schools effective Wednesday, March 2, 2022 . Cattaraugus County will not be imposing its own mask mandate, therefore starting Wednesday masks will be optional for staff and students in the Olean City School District. There will be individuals who elect to continue to wear masks, due to a physician's order, personal preference, family health concerns. We will respect the right of every Husky to mask up or not. As a reminder, masks will be required Monday and Tuesday this week. Thank you for your continued cooperation. Respectfully, Dr. Karen Geelan Interim Superintendent of Schools
Anyone going to tonight's Bona game, please remember to bring school supplies to help the students of the Olean City School District. If you are going to the OHS Girls Basketball game tonight (play-off game starting at 7:00 Go Huskies!), please give the supplies to someone who is going to SBU tonight. Our students and teachers will appreciate anything you can give! Thank you SBU Kappa Delta Pi and St. Bonaventure Athletics. Go Bonnies!
Spring Sports Sign ups on Family ID Spring Sports sign ups on Family ID will start Monday February 14th. The following sports will be offered : Varsity Baseball JV Baseball Modified Baseball Varsity Softball JV Softball Modified Softball Varsity Boys Track & Field Varsity Girls Track & Field Modified Boys Track & Field Modified Girls Track & Field Varsity Boys Tennis Varsity Boys Golf Varsity Girls Golf Varsity/JV sports will begin on Monday March 14th and all Modified sports will begin on Monday April 18th. Your son or daughter will need to sign up on Family ID and be cleared by our medical office to participate. https://hello.familyid.com/ Thank You !!!
The Public Service Commission invites public comment regarding the Broadband Assessment Program to study the availability, affordability, and adoption of residential and commercial broadband internet access across New York State. The purpose of the study is to help determine what steps are needed to ensure that all of New York's consumers have access to the internet, as needed. To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold a series of virtual public statement hearings from February 23 to March 3, 2022 , to solicit input and comments from your community. Any participant not able to register or login to the hearing electronically may participate by phone. Any person wishing to provide a public statement at the hearings must pre-register by 5:00 p.m. the day before the hearing they wish to attend. Use the links below to register for a hearing: February 23, 2022 February 24, 2022 1pm 1pm 6pm March 2,2022 1pm 6pm 6pm March 3,2022 1pm 6pm Topics for public comment include but are not limited to: broadband internet service locations that offer a speed of at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream while 1 Mbps upstream is not available; locations that provide an internet download speed of more than 25 Mbps but are less than 100 Mbps upstream; barriers to access of services such as high costs; locations where there is only one broadband internet service provider, and reasons why some consumers prefer to use wireless mobile service instead of the wired broadband service. Additional details on how to participate at the public hearings and how to submit comments are available in the Notice of Public Statement Hearings. Information about the case can be found on the case page ( 21-02182 ) on www.dps.ny.gov website or at www.empirestatebroadband.com.