Onteora High School News

January Exam Information

In an effort to minimize the amount of testing administered to students on a given day, the Onteora High School is spreading out the midterm examination window from January 15th through January 25th. Information and a schedule can be found on our website under "Student Resources" or by selecting this link: January 2019 - Examination Information.

National Honor Society's Food Drive - (CAN-UARY)

The National Honor Society is collecting canned food donations during the months of January and February to support the Reservoir Food Pantry. Canned food donations can be dropped of at the high school's reception desk or in the guidance office.

Onteora Students Excel at Regional DECA Competition

Congratulations to the 11 Onteora students who competed in the Region 3 New York State DECA competitions, held on January 4 at Rockland Community College. Sabrina Storey placed 3rd in Food Marketing Management, which qualified her to go on to the New York DECA State Career conference in March. Angelo Musillo also qualified to compete at the New York State level in Principles of Marketing Management. DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

After School Supervision Procedure - Updated 1/7/19

Updated 1/7/19 - The Onteora Middle and High School have enhanced the supervision of students who stay for after-school extracurricular activities. Please select the headline to read an updated letter, as well as the original letter, from the Superintendent of Schools.

Ulster County Career Conference - Permission Slips Due by Feb. 22

The Ulster County Career Conference is a collaboration of school counselors at high schools throughout Ulster County to prepare students for college and career after graduation. Onteora, New Paltz, Kingston, Ellenville, Saugerties, Rondout and Highland High Schools will send 11th graders to the SUNY Ulster campus on Wednesday, March 13th to interact with professionals in career areas of their interest.

NYSED Encourages Students to Apply for the 2019 NYS Summer School of the Arts

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA). NYSSSA provides approximately 400 of New York's most talented students the opportunity to study with professionals in the visual and performing arts. Students in grades 8-12 throughout New York State are encouraged to apply to one of seven schools: Theatre, Ballet, Modern Dance, Orchestral Studies, Choral Studies, Visual Arts, or Media Arts.

1st Quarter Honor Roll

The Onteora High School has released the High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll for the first quarter.

Select the headline link above to view the list!

Weather Delay Schedules

In the event of a school delay, please select the headline link to view the modified schedule for the day. Thank you.

Auditions For School Musical - Callbacks 1/16

Auditions for this year's musical will be held after school on January 9 and January 10 in the chorus room. Interested middle and high school students should pick up an audition packet from Ms. Rondeau. Callbacks will be on January 11.

OHS Poetry Out Loud Results

Harry Simon Auditorium was filled with the soul-stirring sounds of poetry on December 14, as 12 Onteora High School students competed in the school’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition. 

Select the headline above for information and results about the recitation contest.

2018 HS Winter Concert

Congratulations to our wonderful and talented music students. Enjoy the video of our winter concert by selecting the headline above.

Poetry Out Loud - December 14

Onteora's annual Poetry Out Loud Contest is scheduled for Thursday, December 14 at 3:00 P.M. in the Onteora High School auditorium.  Please come and watch our finest reciters as they step onto the stage, breathe life into traditional and modern canons of poetry, and merge the past with the present through the language arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Onteora Blood Drive: Friday, November 30

The Onteora High School's National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, November 30th from 8 A.M. until 2 P.M. For an appointment, go to www.RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: Onteora) or see a member of the OHS National Honor Society. 

Cross-Country Runners Qualify For States

Kudos to the four Onteora cross-country runners who will be competing in the State championships in Class C: Erin Downs, Kentaro Mainieri, Satch Sumner-Waldman, and Lucciana Robertson. The quartet qualified for States based on their stellar performances at the Section 9 championships

Onteora Music Students Selected to Area All-State

Congratulations to the Onteora music ensemble members, who have been chosen to perform at the annual New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State festival being held at Wallkill High School on November 16 and 17.

Onteora Students Headed to NYSSMA Conference All-State

Congratulations to Adrianne Cox (Treble Choir), Miriam Silver-Altman (Symphonic Orchestra), and Jules  Schauffler (Symphonic Orchestra), who have been chosen to represent Onteora High School at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State Music Festival.

District Enhances Security with New Visitor Management System

In light of the enhanced focus on safety and security in our schools, we are writing to let you know that we will begin using a new visitor management system in all of our schools starting in September. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and our new system will enable us to do that.

Transportation Schedules

Transportation information for the 2018-19 school year is now available on the student/parent portal. Please log in for the most up to date information. If you are unable to log in to the portal to retrieve transportation information, please contact your child's school.

2018-19 Student-Parent Handbook

This handbook is intended to serve as a summary of our rules, procedures, and expectations and it is not meant to be all-inclusive. If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss them with any faculty member, staff, or administrator.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) helps safeguard student information. Please review the attached form if you wish to keep certain student information private.

Military Opt-Out Information

School district are required to provide military recruiters with secondary students' names, addresses and telephone numbers.

Fall Athletic Parent & Player Meeting: August 7

There will be a Fall Athletic Parent and Player meeting on Tuesday August 7th at 6pm in the Onteora High school auditorium to discuss the upcoming fall season. All middle school and high school students planning to participate in a fall sport should attend this meeting along with their parents.

Onteora Grads March into the Future

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Nearly 100 Onteora seniors marched onto the football field on June 22 for an important rite of passage: the end of their high school careers, and the beginning of a brand-new chapter of their lives.