Olean Intermediate Middle SchoolMr. Gerald TrietleyPrincipal
Mrs. Maureen DiCerbo
Dear OIMS Families and Students:
It is with great excitement and pleasure that we welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year. I hope all of you are having an awesome summer and that you are enjoying the remaining days of your summer vacation. This year, classes will begin for students on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 and will be in person.
As family members, stay involved with your student’s education throughout the school year. Please keep in mind that OIMS is your school and we welcome all family involvement. Communication is an essential component of a truly successful school/family partnership. I encourage each family to establish positive communication with your student’s teachers. A strong partnership between home and school will result in success for our students. I encourage you to email or call us whenever you have any issues, questions or concerns. At OIMS, we value your input and we will assist you in any way that we can. Together we can help every child experience success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our school day will end at 2:50 p.m. each day. Students are expected to promptly leave the building at dismissal time in order to board their bus or walk home. Students are not permitted to remain after school unless they are involved in the YMCA afterschool program or an activity supervised by a staff member. We offer a wide array of athletic, extra- and co-curricular activities after school, so please encourage your students to get involved with these outstanding opportunities.
As a reminder to families, in order to enhance our school-to-home communications, we distribute an agenda book and family/student handbook to each student. These publications serve as vital links between home and school. Additional communication networks such as our school website, www.oleanschools.org, Parent Portal and Parent Square can help keep you up-to-date on your student’s homework assignments, projects, test dates and import school communications.
Our goal for the 2022-2023 school year is to create an outstanding intermediate/middle school where all children can learn, grow and experience success. Our theme for this school year is MUSH ON.
As principal and assistant principal, we feel it is necessary to establish high, yet attainable expectations for all of our students, both academically and behaviorally. Here at OIMS, all of our staff will work diligently to help our students demonstrate positive behavior and work to the best of their abilities. Our dedicated staff and faculty provide many opportunities to learn through standards-based instruction and challenge students in order to prepare them for the New York State Assessments. Additionally, the staff will help students to develop the positive habits essential for success at the next level of their education and for adulthood. We encourage every OIMS student to take advantage of these wonderful learning opportunities so that they may experience growth as a person and as a student.
In order to foster an environment that encourages this kind of academic and personal success, we firmly adhere to the guidelines outlined in the District Code of Conduct and the OIMS Progressive Disciplinary Matrix. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these documents as they contain clear expectations and consequences for student behavior and important information related to the rights and responsibilities of students and their families.
Partnering with you is appreciated and necessary as we work together to ensure every child feels accepted and involved. Please consider doing the following to ensure your student has a successful school year here at OIMS.:
Make sure your student comes to school on time (8:04 a.m. homeroom) and is ready to learn every day.
Keep up-to-date on your student’s academic progress, homework assignments, daily school work and assessments. Sign up for Parent Portal.
Be enthusiastic about school. Your support of the staff and programs is essential.
Participate in school events, activities, and committees.
Encourage your students to work hard, be respectful and do their best.
Talk to your student about the importance of keeping our school clean, safe and bully-free.
There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to make and new skills to master...and we look forward to you sharing in those exciting times. As a family, we know how fast time goes by. One year, your child is in 1st grade, and seemingly in the blink of an eye they're in intermediate school, or in their senior year of high school, for that matter.
Finally, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Before December 1st of this year, we will complete 8 fire drills, 4 lock downs, 2 bus drills and 1 full building evacuation drill. If you have any concerns, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to call, email or reach out on parentsquare. We look forward to working with you and your student as he/she prepares for the challenges that lie ahead. Go Huskies!
-FALL PICTURE DAY - Wednesday, September 21st with make-ups on Wednesday, November 9th
-SPRING- Clubs/Activities- Tuesday, March 28th
Top 15- Friday, May 12th
-School wide Fundraiser- Kick-off assembly- Friday, September 30, 2022
Gerald A. Trietley
Maureen B. DiCerbo