District Update from Superintendent Jason Radford
District News & Announcements
We would like to thank the 3718 parents and caregivers who participated in the recent OCS Parent/Caregiver Experience survey. The purpose of this survey was to receive feedback on the experience parents and caregivers have with their child's school, in order to continuously improve our service. The overall district average was 4.02/5.00.
Help your children soar to success with Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times! FREE!
Ayude a sus hijos a volar hacia el exito iCon Countdown to Kindergarten Story Times! GRATIS! Las sesiones de Story Time son bilingues.
NOMS GATES teacher Ron Adkisson says his goal this year was to push 6th grade students out of their comfort zone and take risks. And those risks paid off.
The Oldham County Board of Education has approved major breaks for the 2023/2024 school year. They are as follows:
- Fall Break: October 23-27, 2023
- Spring Break: April 1-5, 2024
Winter break for the 2023/2024 school year has not yet been decided.
Our first priority is the safety of our students. This year, there has been increased usage and numerous health emergencies stemming from the use of vapes, especially from those containing illegal drugs. Vaporizers/e-cigarettes come in all different shapes and sizes and can contain tobacco and/or various forms of synthetic cannabinoids.
To deter student use of vapes and the harmful impacts of such, each high school has been equipped with a number of Halo Smart Sensors. These sensors detect the use of vaporizing products and immediately alert administrators in the building via email and text message.
To expand on existing school resources and close the gap in mental health services, we have partnered with the Oldham County Health Department and the Oldham County Fiscal Court to offer Care Solace. Care Solace provides an anonymous and confidential pathway for students, families, faculty, and staff to connect with mental health services. This program is being paid for with grants through Oldham County Fiscal Court and OCHD. This program is completely voluntary.