School Announcements


    This is the last week our student's art work will be on display at the Orient Country Store - please stop by and take a look!  Also, our student's winter drawings can be viewed on Southold Town's TV Channel 22 or search and click on Oysterponds album (or just google Southold Town Holiday Pictures).  Happy Holidays to All!

    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    Please be sure to have your child's/ children's updated medical forms returned to school as soon as possible. 

    These forms include the following: Updated Physical, Over the Counter permission form ( must be signed by parent and physician), Prescription Medication permission form (must be signed by parent and physician).

    All forms can be found on the district website, under the "About Us" tab, click on Health Office.




    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    At the Annual Re-oganizational Meeting on July 11, 2017, the Oysterponds UFSD School Board unanimously decided to hold all future board meetings with a start time to 7:00 p.m. (rather than 7:30 pm).  If an executive session is anticipated, the session will begin either at 6:00 p.m., prior to the regular meeting or after the business of the regular meeting is conducted.  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    It's an ideal way to supplement your income and set your own schedule! If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please contact us for more information at 631-323-2410 extension 130

    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • Did you know?

    The Oysterponds  School is the designated emergency shelter for Orient/Orient Pt. residents and the Greenport School is the designated emergency shelter for East Marion Residents.  We truly hope that we never need to use them, but it is always good to have a plan in place.  Experts tell us to be prepared to survive for up to 72 hours before outside help arrives.  Prepare a shelter kit to bring with you to include the following: 1) Change of clothing, rain gear, sturdy shoes, 2) Toiletries and personal items, medications, 3) Blankets or sleeping bag and pillow, 4) Identification, 5) Games, toys, books, 6) Special items for infants or elderly, 6) Non-perishable foods, 7) Sufficient water for 3 days, 8) Cell phone, flash light, extra batteries.  Thanks to the Red Cross, we have a supply of cots and blankets readily available.

    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    Resident pupils of the Oysterponds UFSD scheduled to attend, or who anticipate attending, private or parochial schools are invited to request bus transportation in accordance with distance limitations provided for the public school students if the distance from home to the private or parochial school is not greater than 15 miles. To apply for transportation for the the upcoming school year to a private or parochial school, a request for a transportation form must be received by the district office no later than April 1 of the preceding school year.
    This transportation form must, by law be submitted each year. A separate form must be filed for each child. If, after applying, you wish to change the school which you had originally requested transportation for, you must cancel your previous request and submit another request for transportation on or before April 1 deadline.

    Submit written request for schools within the 15-mile limit to: Superintendent of Schools, Oysterponds UFSD, 23405 Main Road, Orient, NY 11957

    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    Low Teacher-Student Ratio
    Common Core Aligned Curriculum
    Technology Embedded Instruction
    Project Based Learning
    Full Music Program; Instrumental, Strings, Drumming
    Elementary Foreign Language
    Reasonable Non-Resident Tuition Rates
    Interested? Please contact the school at 631-323-2410

    Oysterponds Union Free School District


December is flying by so quickly. There are many things happening. Class “Grab Bag,” gifts should be sent in by Wednesday, December 20th. . Please mark on it, “Girl” or “Boy.” Our “Holiday Concert” is this Wednesday, and on Thursday we will be performing our concert at Peconic Landing.

         The third graders were treated to free dictionaries courtesy of “Crazy About Words,” an organization in Peconic Landing. Mr. McKay came to the school last week to talk about the benefits of the dictionary. The children looked up new words and shared with each other.


ELA: Be sure to look in the hallway at the creative cause-effect holiday writing pieces the children completed. They are based on the story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

     Last week the children started new Christmas mystery books in their guided reading groups. In addition to this, we have been working on many holiday related reading/writing projects. We read about Christmas trees in the past and present. To go along with the same theme I read The Carpenters’ Gift: A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Tree and the children worked on the skill of plot with this book.

     In addition I had the children watch a video on how the candy cane is made. They wrote down the steps, and then wrote a sequential paragraph.

         This coming week we will work on other reading/writing skills by incorporating the holiday theme of gingerbread, Christmas Carols, Christmas Ornaments, etc.

         I have been conferencing with the children on their mystery stories they wrote. Since the stories are more involved it takes a little longer to meet with each one. The children are writing their own creative stories from holiday picture prompts.


Math: The fourth graders are halfway through module 3. They are practicing long division with the algorithm. They are seeing how important it is to know the multiplication facts.


Social Studies: Native American projects are being presented to the class. Most children worked on their I pads using “Keynote” or making a video with the information they learned. After vacation we will learn about the three worlds meeting in North America.


Science: As a culminating project to our simple machines unit, the children are working in cooperative groups to build a pinball machine. They have planned their design and are now implementing their ideas. This engineering project’s aim is to keep the marble in the machine for the longest time without dropping out of the hole in the bottom of the box.


I wish everyone a Happy Healthy Holiday Season.