School Announcements

  • October is ANTI - BULLYING Awareness Month

    Oysterponds is a BULLY FREE ZONE.

    Be a buddy, not a bully!



    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

    School for grades K thru 6th begins on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

    School for pre K students begins on Monday, September 11, 2017.


    Oysterponds Union Free School District
  • Continuing in the Oysterponds tradition....

    WOW!  According to Mrs. Bogden, a record number (16!)  Oysterponds musicians will be participating at the NYSSMA Festival on May 3rd at Mattituck Jr/Sr High School. Best wishes and Congratulations to:   Katherine, Emma, Shepherd, Grace, Sebastian, Cayden, Hunter, Aulis, Thomas, Richie, Ava, Declan, Emma, Gael, Jennifer and Skylar!   Keep up the good work and "if music be the food of on!".  

    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

October 2-6, 2017

       It was my pleasure to meet and share my expectations for the school year with all of you at “Back to School Night.”  Please email me with any additional questions you may have.  The October reading calendar is stapled into the children’s agenda books.  They should write down the book they read and how long they read for.  They may split the 60 minutes up any way they like for the week. 


Reading:  The mini lessons this week focused on identifying different types of questions asked.  There are questions that answers are “right there,” while others make you “search and find,” “Author and you,” and “Own my own.”  The children made up questions that fit into each using the books they are reading and their National Geographic article.  Our first novels are just about completed and next week we will move on to reading mysteries.  Also covered was vocabulary in our Wordly Wise books and reading paired passages, fiction and nonfiction on similar topics.


Writing: In addition to conferencing with the children on their Pourquoi writing pieces, the children are also writing about how they were like a scientist in our science unit.



Fourth grade:  Problem solving by drawing tape diagrams was our focus.  The children also added and subtracted multi digit numbers.  They solved multistep word problems. 

Third Grade:  They are continuing to work on multiplication with arrays and are problem solving by making tape diagrams.


Social Studies:  New York State has many unique regions.  The children are researching one of the regions and locating information about the region’s geography, natural resources, industry, local attractions, and agriculture.  A graphic organizer was given to the children to assist them in what information they need to find.  The information will then be written into a brochure format.  Locating facts and organizing them is an important skill that they will do more of this year.


Science:  Each day the children have been working on different science stations, measuring, finding the mass, finding volume, and designing an experiment.  Together we followed the steps in a lab to see which paper towel brand was the most absorbent.


Attached find permission slips

  • Permission slip to watch “Night at the Museum”
  • Permission to walk back from Narrow River Road for “Archeological Dig” Project. We will take a bus there. The children will be looking for artifacts during the dig, writing down its location, and making an inference on what it may have been used for. October 19th.





Enjoy the long weekend.