Oxford Area School District

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    September 2021

     

    Dear Oxford Area School District Stakeholders,

     

    Starting September 7, 2021 all schools buildings in the District will follow the orders from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Secretary of Health to mask all students, staff and visitors indoors.  The order below describes the acceptable masks, where and when there are exceptions and what is necessary to provide to the school principal that would suffice under the order to have a child present without a mask.  I am very aware of the opinions of parents and guardians both pro and con masking, however this order must be followed as provided.

     

    David Woods

    Superintendent of Schools

     

    Order signed by Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health requiring face coverings to be worn in all school entities

     

     

    Estimados interesados del distrito escolar del área de Oxford,

     

    A partir del 7 de agosto de 2021, todos los edificios escolares del Distrito seguirán las órdenes del Secretario de Salud del Estado de Pensilvania de enmascarar a todos los estudiantes, el personal y los visitantes en el interior. La orden a continuación describe las máscaras aceptables, dónde y cuándo hay excepciones y qué es necesario proporcionar al director de la escuela que sería suficiente bajo la orden de tener un niño presente sin una máscara. Estoy muy consciente de las opiniones de los padres y tutores tanto a favor como en contra del enmascaramiento, sin embargo, esta orden debe seguirse según lo dispuesto.

     

     

    David Woods

    Superintendente de escuelas

     

    Order signed by Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health requiring face coverings to be worn in all school entities

     

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OASD Happenings

  • OAHS student recognized for museum work

    Oxford Area High School student Dylan Intonato has been working hard in further developing his job skills. For several days this past school year he has worked at the Sanderson Museum organizing, computer cataloguing, and providing tours.

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  • OAHS Class of 2021 Graduation

    Oxford Area High School held its 141st Commencement on June 4, with 316 seniors graduating.

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  • OASD teachers complete induction activities

    The Oxford Area School District held its final new teacher induction meeting of the 2020-21 school year on June 3, when inductees from this past year and the previous year were recognized for completing first- or second-year activities of the two-year induction program.

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  • OAHS Graduate Awarded ROTC Scholarship

    Oxford Area High School Class of 2021 graduate Lauren Neskie was recently named a recipient of a U.S. Army R.O.T.C. Scholarship. The three-year scholarship will cover up to $10,000 in tuition or room and board in each of her sophomore through senior years in college.

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  • OAHS Class of 2021 Senior Awards

    On May 20, Oxford Area High School returned to an in-person Senior Awards Night for the Class of 2021 following last year's virtual ceremony. This year's seniors received over $1 million in scholarships and awards.

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  • Helping You Recover from Hurricane Ida

    Breaking it Down: Major Disaster Declarations

    Late last week, President Biden approved federal disaster declarations for parts of Pennsylvania. The incident period for both declarations is from August 31 – September 5, 2021, and authorizes FEMA to provide federal disaster assistance to impacted areas. Visit FEMA’s official Pennsylvania Hurricane Ida Disaster Page here.  

    About Disaster Assistance

    Federal disaster assistance from FEMA may be available for certain expenses which are not covered by insurance policies (Homeowner, Renter, Flood, etc.) or from active Voluntary Agencies/Mass Care (emergency food, shelter, clothing, medical, etc.). For counties with major disaster declarations, this can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the impact of Hurricane Ida.

    Types of Assistance

    Individual Assistance Fact Sheet - learn about these programs:

    • Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA)
    • Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) 
    • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) 
    • Disaster Legal Services (DLS) 
    • Disaster Case Management (DCM) 
    • Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

    Disaster Assistance Sequence of Delivery Fact Sheet - learn about the process to receive assistance here.

    Public Assistance Fact Sheet - this is not yet available, check back for updates. Examples of this would include: 

    • Debris Removal
    • Emergency Protective Measures
    • Roads
    • Public Utilities

    Applying for Federal Assistance

    If/when your county receives a Major Disaster Declaration, you may apply online for individual assistance from FEMA or constituents may call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).  

    Other Resources

    FEMA Emergency assistance alone is not designed to make those affected whole. It is important that residents explore all aid available through the federal, state, and local governments as well as through reputable non-profits. 

    In addition to your local and county governments, please find a list of organizations that FEMA has compiled.  

    National Referral List | FEMA.gov 

     

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