OMS Community Newsletter

Back to School Edition, 2018-2019

Welcome Sixth Graders!

I hope you are having a restful and enjoyable summer break. We have been busy assigning you to teams, cleaning classrooms, updating technology, and ordering new materials in preparation for your arrival in September.

There are about three-hundred students entering grade six with you, and I am sure that every one of them is feeling both anxious and excited about transitioning to a new school. We are experts at this transition. Our goal at OMS, especially for our sixth grade students, is to create a safe and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to challenge themselves in the classroom and participate in the full middle school experience. You will experience tremendous physical, academic, and emotional growth over the next few years. We are here to help you get there.


All sixth graders are invited to come in to OMS on the morning of Wednesday, August 29th. Starting at 9am and going until about 10:30, sixth graders will be able to practice locating and opening their lockers. There will also be a sixth-grade scavenger hunt to help get students familiar with those sections of the school that they will be using this school year. Parents/guardians are more than welcome to drop off or stay on this morning. Members of the OMS Administration will be in the Learning Commons (formerly known as the Library Media Center) to answer any questions.

If you are unable to make it on the 29th, that's OK. Contact the OMS office if you would like to come in before school starts to find and practice opening your locker...or just come in on the first day of school if that's what works for you and your family. Your teachers will give you plenty of time to practice once school begins.

We look forward to meeting you again on Wednesday, September 5th for your first school day at OMS. When you arrive to school please report directly to the Cafetorium. Remember that school starts at 7:35am, but you may enter the building as early as 7am.

Looking forward to the best school year ever,

Mr. Colantonio

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6th Grade Locker Practice and Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 9-10:30am

211 Cushing Street

Stoughton, MA

Find your locker, practice opening it, and complete the sixth grade scavenger hunt to get familiar with your new school before the first day!

Welcome Back grades 7 & 8

I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation.


We are excited to see you on your first day back at OMS, which is Wednesday, September 5th. Remember that first period begins at 7:35am, but you may enter the building as early as 7am. On the first day of school, 7th and 8th graders who arrive before 7:25am will report to the gymnasium. If you arrive after 7:25am, you may report directly to class. You will meet your new teachers, say hello to some classmates you haven't seen in a while, and attend an assembly for your grade...all on the first day of school.

Remember that you are the role models for the younger students at OMS.

Looking forward to another great school year!

Mr. Colantonio

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Back to School Supplies

You can find a list of classroom supplies on the OMS website. There are some supplies that are listed by grade level for all students. Once you have your team assignments, you will find supplies listed for your team. There are other classroom supply lists depending on your world language, exploratory, and enrichment classes. Click on the link below to take a look.

First Day of School for Students

Wednesday, Sep. 5th, 7:30am-2:15pm

211 Cushing Street

Stoughton, MA

Students are allowed to enter the building as early as 7am. Students arriving earlier than 7:25 should report to the following areas on the first day of school: Grade 6 to the Cafetorium; Grades 7 & 8 to the Gymnasium. After 7:25 students can report directly to their homerooms/first period classrooms.
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Student Drop off and Pick up

The student drop-off/pick-up area is in the lot in front of the building, along the curb with the yellow stripes.

For morning drop-off, we ask that you pull your car all the way to the second crosswalk. The morning entrance for students is at the second crosswalk. As you enter this area, please drive carefully and be patient. There will be OMS staff members in the parking lot to help direct the traffic in the morning. Remember that students are able to be dropped off and enter the building as early as 7am. From 7am to 7:15 there is very little drop-off traffic, and we strongly encourage families to drop off at this time if possible.

The traffic is very heavy for afternoon pick-up, especially in the first few weeks of school before after school activities start. The dismissal bell rings at 2:12pm, but most students do not get outside until closer to 2:20pm. Most of the buses exit the front parking lot at around 2:22pm. Please keep this in mind as you plan for pick-up.

Back to School Night for Parents/Guardians

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 6:30pm

211 Cushing Street

Stoughton, MA

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O'Donnell Middle School

Here is some important information about our school. Please visit our school web site for lots of helpful information, and check out the "student life" section for a glimpse of what it's like to be a student at OMS.