Ocean Springs School District updates reopening plan

The Ocean Springs School District has released an updated reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. 

In keeping with Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order issued for the state, all Ocean Springs School District students must wear a mask at all times during the school day when they cannot maintain social distance. School officials will update you on this provision as the school year continues.

All masks and clothing worn to school must meet the criteria established by OSSD dress code. Masks and clothing that bear an inappropriate design, symbol, offensive language, or political statement will not be permitted.

As a result of some students attending the Greyhound Virtual Academy, the school district has worked to create more physical spaces in classrooms and use all available campus spaces to spread out large performing classes (i.e., band).

As a reminder, all students and staff will have a daily screening for COVID symptoms. Please plan to arrive at campus in time to accommodate this process.

Ocean Springs Middle School and Ocean Springs High School will both have new bell times. Those are as follows:

  • OSMS 8:45 to 3:35
  • OSHS 9:00 to 3:50

OSHS has placed a one-year moratorium on absences impacting exam exemptions.

All schools will have adequate staff to escort students to classes during the first week of school. Schools will not permit visitors to our campuses, nor will they allow lunch guests.

Officials ask that parents please attach the name badge to their child’s clothing for the first week of school. This name badge was mailed to your home by kindergarten teachers.

Each campus has social distancing decals that have been installed on the floors of the schools. Please remind your Greyhound of the importance of following all enhanced safety protocols.

If your student or your student’s family has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID Reporting form on the OSSD Health Alerts webpage at www.ossdms.org.

Please check your contact information in PowerSchool. Please continue to check the Health Alerts tab on www.ossdms.org. Check your email/School Messenger account.


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