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

OHS Education Display: Fishing Tools!

Thank you to Mrs. Dunne's Class, who is studying ancient civilizations including tools. You gave us the idea for this display.

Dear Students & Parents,

An Egyptian fisherman of about 2000 BC used a rod and line, with nets. Chinese, of about 4th century BC made a bamboo rod, silk line, hook from a needle, and cooked rice as bait. Fishing is also traced to ancient Greek, Roman, Assyrian and Jewish writings. 

With the coming of metals, a hook was one of the first tools ever made. The idea of attaching a hand line made of animal or vegetable material, to a stick or tree branch, made it possible to fish from the shore. 

Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, netting, raking, spearing, angling, and trapping. Long Island Sound has historically had much fishing, including oysters, lobsters, scallops, blue crabs, flounder, striped bass, bluefish and clams. 

Edwin Peter Brown son of an Oysterponds farmer, loved fishing and in 1932 became a mate on a coastal schooner. He kept a journal. "Very moderate weather today....we caught a barrel of little fish so frightened by larger fish that we scooped them up with our hats and hands, had some for supper and salted the rest."

1. What inspires people to invent tools?
2. Why are tools so fascinating?
3. Study the display case. What fishing tools have been improved? It's called innovation.
4. Can you think of an innovation for a water related tool?