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    Olean Intermediate Middle School 

    Mr. Gerald Trietley
    Principal

     GTRIETLEY

     

    Dear Sixth and Seventh Grade Families and Students:

     

    It is with great excitement and pleasure that I welcome you to the 2021-2022 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 Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 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 me 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 throughout sixth and seventh grade.

    Our school day will end at 3:10 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 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 2021-2022 school year is to create an outstanding intermediate/middle school where all children can learn, grow and experience success both inside and outside of the classroom.  Our theme for this school year is HAPPY. 

     As the principal of sixth and seventh grade, I 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. 

    Your help is appreciated and needed.  Please consider doing the following to ensure your student has a successful school year:

       Make sure your student comes to school on time (8:24 a.m. homeroom/1st period) 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 OIMS. Your support of the staff and programs are essential.

       Participate in school events, activities, and committees.

       Encourage your student 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.

    Your family is truly blessed to have a middle-schooler living in your house.  We are fortunate to have 300 of them here at OIMS.  The staff and I are here because we prefer working with this most interesting group.  These children are unique, and we pride ourselves in offering them the instruction, time and support to be successful academically.  The middle grades are an opportunity for students to grow intellectually, physically and socially, and to develop a sense of academic and personal commitment to their education.  Except for infancy, more changes occur in our middle schoolers than at any other time of life.  They are experiencing changes in the way they learn, feel, look and deal with other people.  We welcome the challenge of teaching and mentoring our students during this critical time of growth and development.

    If you have any concerns, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.  I look forward to working with you and your student as he/she prepares for the challenges that lie ahead.

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    -FALL PICTURE DAY - Thursday, September 23rd with make-ups on Tuesday, November 30th

    -SPRING- March 10th and 11th

    -School wide Fundraiser- Kick-off assembly- Thursday, October 7th, 2021

     

    Sincerely,

    Gerald A. Trietley

     Principal, 6-7

Last Modified on March 15, 2022