School Announcements


    Please be sure to have your child's/ children's updated medical forms returned to the school by August 15, 2017. 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
  • 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

    Registration is now open for enrolling your child in Oysterpond's exceptional Pre-Kindergarten Program for 3 and 4 year olds.  Unfortunately, space is limited, so please contact our registrar Mrs. Kupecki (631-323-2410 extension 100) for details soon!  

    Oysterponds Union Free School District

    and check out the fabulous second installment of our school's history in the lobby showcases.  Many thanks to the very creative members of the Education Committee of the Oysterponds Historical Society for presenting such an informative display.  Do you recognize any of our former students?  

    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

Summer 2017



June 2017


Hello Families,


          It has been a pleasure working with your children this year.  Third and fourth grades are transitional years.  Higher expectations are placed on them to be more responsible for keeping themselves organized and ready to learn.  They have risen to the occasion.  They have now been exposed to more nonfiction reading in social studies and science, as well as in guided reading groups.  Writing has extended into different formats and structures.  I was impressed with the historical fiction pieces, as well as the text structures and text features used. 

     It is so important to continue to have your children read over the summer.  Let them choose the genre and material they enjoy.  After reading a chapter ask the children to tell you what was the most important thing that happened.  Did something surprise them?  What do you think will happen next? All of these questions will promote discussions.  The children would enjoy having you read the same book.  They can also write answers to these questions.

    When it comes to math, the most important thing is for the children to keep practicing their multiplication facts.  The third graders will be expected to know them when they come into fourth grade. This will make math easier for them when other concepts build on this knowledge.  The fourth graders should work on some long multiplication and division problems too. 

          I will be working at the school for the month of July for the “Amazing Race Summer Program.”   Please email me if you would like to stop in to borrow a book or any other materials.  I look forward to hearing all about summer adventures in September when we return.  May you all have a delightful summer.