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Important Dates: Back-to-School Information

Back-to-School Information

Oxford, Mississippi (July 17, 2020) — Due to the current state of the Covid-19 infection rates, the Oxford School District back-to-school procedures have been adjusted. While not ideal, student, parent, and staff safety remain our top priorities! Thank you for your understanding and patience, as we navigate these temporary circumstances together. Most of all, thank you for staying positive!

Staggered Start for All Grades

Odd grades (plus Pre-K) will attend school on Monday, August 10th.

Even grades (plus K) will attend their first day of school on Tuesday, August 11th.

All students will attend together on Wednesday, August 12th.

*This provides an increase in staff helping students with procedures and protocols on the first days of school.

No Open House Events

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Oxford School District will not be hosting traditional open house events. Your child's teachers/principals will reach out to you and your students in various ways to welcome your children to the new school year!

Central Elementary's Grand Opening will be hosted at a later date.

Due to contamination, we are not offering individual tours of the schools.

PowerSchool Access

PreK-6th Grades:
PowerSchool will be reopened on August 3rd for parents to view student schedules.
*If you are new to the district, you will receive PowerSchool log-in instructions from the school.

7th-12th Grades:
PowerSchool will open July 29-31 to allow students to view schedules and request changes, and closes again at 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020. If you need to submit a schedule change at that time, click here. PowerSchool will RE-OPEN for parents/students Aug. 8, 2020.

Device Pickup

Devices for students who chose in-person instruction will be distributed on-campus on August 17th during normal school hours.

Students who selected online (virtual) instruction by the July 10th deadline, will receive an invitation for curbside pickup. This information is forthcoming.

New! Parent Training for Online Learning Platforms

Online Learners:

  • Parents of Elementary (PreK-4th)
    August 3rd @ 6:00 p.m. in the OMS auditorium
  • Parents of Secondary (5th-12th)
    August 4th @ 6:00 p.m. in the OMS auditorium

In-Person Learners:

  • Parents of Elementary (PreK-4th)
    "Maximizing SeeSaw at Home"
    August 17 @ 6:00 p.m. in the OMS auditorium
  • Parents of Secondary (5th-12th) "Maximizing Schoology at Home"
    August 18 @ 6:00 p.m. in OMS auditorium

New OSD students: Utilizing PowerSchool, Schoology, and Seesaw
August 20 @ 6:00 p.m. in the OMS auditorium

Seating will be limited. Additional training dates will be added if needed. The sign-up sheet will be sent closer to the training date.

School Supplies

The school supply lists are still being finalized. We are taking every measure to reduce sharing supplies between students. We will have the lists posted in the coming days.

UPDATE: School supply lists are now available.

Our district is committed to keeping the supply lists short and affordable.

*Backpacks will be allowed.

*Bottle filler water fountains will be available. Drinking fountains will be disabled. Students will need to bring refillable water bottles to school.

Athletic Tryout Information

The OMS & OHS athletic tryout information has been updated and posted.

Click here to view the athletic tryout information webpage.

OMS & OHS Semester Exams

To increase the number of instructional days for secondary teachers, Oxford Middle School and Oxford High School will not be administering semester exams during the 2020-2021 school year.