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District Announcements
The following media outlets are used by the district in the event of a closing or delay prior to the start of school as well as for early closing or cancellation of after school activities. Please Note: In cases of early dismissal once school is in session, parents should make arrangements well in advance with their child/children as to what they should do and where they should go. 

Radio Stations

WMCR 1600/106.3 
WFRG 104.3
WLZW 98.7
WODZ 96.1

TV Stations 
WKTV News Channel 2 - Utica 
WSTM News Channel 3 - Syracuse
WTVH News Channel 5 - Syracuse 
WSYR News Channel 9 - Syracuse

SchoolTool Parent Portal

REMINDER:  The Oneida City School District uses SchoolTool as its Student Data Management System.  A component of this system is a secure, web-based portal for accessing student’s grades, attendance and other information. The District will be providing parents and guardians of students in grades 4-12 access to information in SchoolTool through the Parent Portal as a way of encouraging participation in a child’s education and improving communication between students, parents/guardians, and District Staff. 

Please click here to find the Parent Portal Access Request Form. You will need to complete only one form for your family. For more information about Parent Portal access please email-

School Announcements
Annie Jr.

Come to see Annie Jr. January 9th and 10th at 7:30 at the Oneida High School Auditorium!
Spelling Bee Winners 2014
Honor Roll - 1st Marking Period
The following students have placed on the Honor Roll for the 1st marking period at the Otto Shortell Middle School:
Grade 6
Saylon Batey, Brianna Becraft, Ryleigh Bickom, Makenzi Bristol, Lily Carr, Brianna Chesebro, Jordan Clark, Elsie Cook, Allyssa Coonrod, Emma Danboise, Chase Donovan, Mayson Earl, Hannah Gienger, Benjamin Haley, Trey Hatch, Cameron Jones, Spencer Kirk, Leeanna Leggett, Spencer Leland, Amaya Marion, Karstin Marsala, Daniel Maxfield, Lillian Mazzullo, Lucas McCarthy, Josh Muirhead, Madison Paul, Haidyn Paver, Shane Planck, Hannah Reese, Kwon Schneider, Ciara Thompson, Riley Wallis, Logan Weeks, Americus Winchell
Grade 7
Jena Ariglio, Brendan Borst, Lucas Candee, Gabrielle Cogan, Chad Combs, Travis Combs, Jared Curro, Toni Dalton, Jacob DeRuby, Emily Dickan, Braydon DiSalvo, Jordan Farwell, Jason Grinnell, Natalee Haldenwang, Alyssa Hopkins, Alexes Lamb, Malachi Leahey, Haylee Martin, Dustin Matzen, Kyle Miner, Jack Reese, Elizabeth Roberts, Makaylah Waligur, Rachal Waterman, Ethan Wentworth
Grade 8
Darrick Ball, Haley Barcume, Jorden Barlow, Ryan Chevier, Christopher Clemens, Lucas DiLego, Eric Gioeli, Makenna Gleason, Jordan Grinnell, Kayla Hall, Alannah Henry, Shoneida Hill, Vincent Leibl, Eleanora Manaseri, Wilhelm Oppermann, Maxwell Reese, Nolan Rush, Courtney Schneider, Bryce Sgarlata, Alazae Spivey, Rebecca Thomas, Michael Toro, Christa Winchell, Jeremy Yagoda
High Honor Roll - 1st Marking Period
The Following students have been placed on the High Honor Roll for the 1st       marking period at the Otto Shortell Middle School:
Grade 6
Carson Allen, Hunter Allen, Brandon Amuso, Ethan Argentine, Kayla Babcock, Kalyn Badgley, Reanna Bavo, Hailee Brown, Emily Buffum, Eliza Colvin, Theresa Diamond, Hannah Dougall, Lauren DuChene, Cameron Fox, Zoey Fox, Erin Gallagher, Mattie Hicks, Tyler Keller, Benjamen Kirk, Makayla Larkin, Joseph Lenert, Hannah Loosman, Justin Marji, Nickolas Marji, Elizabeth Marsala, Rowen Marshall, Dylan McClelland, Phelan McLaurin, Trinity McShane, Cody Miller, Riley Miller, McKenzie Mitchell, Parker Mitchell, Mareina Mulvhihill, Elizabeth O’Boyle, Maddison O’Moore, Julia Orzechowski, Cameron Ostrander, Benjamin Russo, Ella Ryan, Madison Shlotzhauer, Andrew Smith, Teghan Smith, Arieanna Stevens, Charles Wright, Lillian Wright, Olivia Zeun
Grade 7
Joshua Allen, Mackenzie Ano, Stephen Cafalone, Elysia Carbajal, Alexandra Cianfrocco, Jacob Clark, Christopher Cochis, Mya Cordell, Sarah Corney, Maxima Cortes, Ty D’Arcangelis, Sebastian Dustin, Zander Farr, Cambryn Fields, Jake Fitzgerald, Zachary Friend, Payton Harding, Myah Harris, Emma Hatch, Lillian Hammon, Morgan Hollenbeck, Jonathan Hubbard, Autumn Lamb, Luke Lombardi, Gianna Maio, Laurisa Marji, Morgan O’Moore, Olivia Parker, Jakob Petrie, Lily Polczak, Mary Robello, Alexander Sandlass, Andrew Sayles, Amanda Scribner, Ethan Singer, Rayanna Sipley, Alyson Smoyer, Giavonna Torrey, Emily Wright
Grade 8
Lukas Albro, Melina Ball, Katherine Bassin, Adriana Chapa, Zachary Coleman, Isaac Colvin, Jade Curtin, Shant Danadian, Emilee De Hart, Danielle Diamond, Jacob George, Ryan Jones, Hanna Kimball, Makylee Lenning, Mark Mack, Nina Magliocca, Deena Marji, Emily Marshall, Georgie Merritt, Molly Moyer, Paige Nashton, Melanie Orzechowski, Hannah Panebianco, Sarah Paul, Jude Ryan, Kyra Shlotzhauer, Kayla Suppa, Lilliana Szakacs
Principal's Roll 1st Marking Period
The following students have been placed on the Principal’s Roll for the 1st                   marking period at the Otto Shortell Middle School
Grade 6
Arianna Bracy, Andrew Brown, Chessney Buell, Madison Carroll, Lillian Colvin, Zackary Durr, Megan Dwyer, Nathaniel Ginter, Aidan Hicks, Ajay Hicks, Natalie Hoffman, Karissa Jones, Noelle LeBlanc, Jacob Leggett, Kylee Loosman, Sydney Lusher, Hannah Mendillo, Naomie Pawlikowski, Aimee Peebles, Caleb Sadler, Samantha Simchik, Alexis Smith, Nyla Snyder, Marissa Terrell, Jackson Urtz
Grade 7
Kurt Babcock, Kristin Bernert, Thomas Campanie, Nancy Chambers, Xavier Cornue, Grace Coulter, Rachel DeRuby, Sophia Docous, Abigale Egger, Shelbie Jenkins, Nathaniel Jennings, Jamison Jones, Robert Kohler, Broderick Kornbluth, Isabella Liscomb, Destiny Marsala, Kiernan Masner, Will Merrell, Niki Patel, Abigayle Phillips, Thomas Smolen, Diamond Snedeker, Madeline Tallman, Alexander Tooker, Jacob Vaccaro, Philip White, Autumn Wright, Benjamin Wright
Grade 8
Kathryn Brown, Mary Brown, Draedan Cochran-Garbry, Julia Draves, Morgan Durr, Alyssa Gienger, John Hawthorne, Kaitlin Hubbell, Jack Kallet, Benjamin O’Connell, Mackenzie O’Herien, Jessica Russ, Sophia Sanchez, Julianne Shive, Lauren Skibitski, Nicole Smith, Schuyler Vecchiano, Reilly White, Cassandra Yazell
OSMS Emergency Drills
The safety of your child and all children in our schools as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel is very important to us.  In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to exercise our procedures.  We will be conducting various drills throughout the school year.  There will be four types of drills practiced and they are explained below.
The school will conduct 12 “fire drills” over the course of the school year.  This is a Fire Code requirement as well as a requirement by New York State Public Schools.  We want each student to understand and be aware of the importance of this drill and not be afraid when the fire alarm is sounded.  By practicing, they will know what to do and how to do it.
The school will conduct one “Lockdown Take Cover Drill” at some point during the first semester of the school year.   This type of drill will secure the school building and safely shelter all students, staff and visitors inside the building. No one should move.  The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building.  During a “Lockdown Take Cover Drill” all of the perimeter doors to the school building will be locked and will remain locked until the danger or issue outside or inside the building is removed.  To enable everyone to remain safe, no one will be allowed to enter the building or leave the building until the authorities authorize such a release.
All actions that are expected in the “Lockdown Take Cover Drill” also apply to the “Lockdown In Place Drill” except for the movement within the classroom. Teachers and students may continue with their daily activities within the classroom as long as the door is locked and the blinds are drawn.
The school will conduct one “Evacuation Drill” at some point during the second semester of the school year. This type of drill will require the students to evacuate the school building when instructed to do so by administration. The purpose of this drill is to keep students safe in the event of any danger inside the school building. To enable everyone to remain safe, no one will be allowed to remain in the school building or on the premises. Attendance will be taken at an alternate location and further instructions will follow.
Please remember that these safety practice drills are done to help maintain our schools as a safe place to learn and work. If you have any questions regarding any of these Safety Drills or other safety concerns, please contact the main office.