Per the Executive Orders of the Governor and County Executive, our schools and campus remain closed from now until April 29, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular activities, as well as playgrounds, athletic fields, basketball courts, etc.   
Please continue to visit the district website for up-to-date  information. We have created a special page dedicated to updates and resources dealing with the Coronavirus. Click here to access.  
We thank you for your continued patience and support.  There is nothing more important than the health, safety, and well-being of our entire school community.  Be well!
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School Closing

March 30, 2020

Dear W.A. Olmsted Parents/Guardians,  

As you know, due to orders by New York State and Broome County, the Harpursville Central School District is currently prohibited from providing instruction in the regular setting. 

We are committed to ensuring our students have the opportunity to practice, hone their skills, and participate in educationally beneficial activities during this necessary closure. All students have been invited to access important and neccessary grade level content tasks provided by their general education teachers and/or specialized materials if your child qualifies for special education. 

Our teachers have made exceptional efforts to ensure that all of our students continue to be engaged in learning while at home.  Teachers have been attempting to contact each individual student you by telephone, email and/or mail through the contact information you have provided to the District. New York State mandates that we provide a free appropriate public education for all students, so please respond to our teacher outreach as soon as possible.


Jim DiMaria

WA Olmsted Elementary School
Harpursville CSD
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Invitation to School Community Forum

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all parents and guardians of students at our elementary school to come together as a community in a solution-oriented forum to help build upon the strengths of our school. On Wednesday February 5, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, I invite you to join us for the first in a series of forum-based discussions in the W.A. Olmsted cafeteria. We will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and end by 7:00 PM. As a school we are looking for community participation in the school improvement process. We want community members to be a part of the solutions that will help move our school and community forward. At our first forum we will review the W.A. Olmsted School Improvement Plan and outline the community forum process. We will also take a look at our first-year progress in working to meet our growth goals.   

The subsequent meetings are designed to “dig into” the specific areas contained in our school improvement plan. Each meeting, focusing on a specific tenet of the school improvement process, will highlight the work being done in each tenet area and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to bring solutions-oriented ideas to the conversation that will accelerate our growth and success. Each of these meetings will take place on the following evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, where we will have discussion around the following school areas:

March 4th - Effective Systems Organization and School Leadership

April 1st –   Curriculum

April 29th – Engaging and Effective Instruction

May 20th – Social-Emotional Learning

June 10th – Parent and Community Engagement.

Attendance at all forums is not required. I would like to have as much participation as possible, so please plan to attend so you may become an active member in part of our school improvement process. If you have any questions about the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school. I look forward to seeing you at our forum on February 5th.  
Jim DiMaria
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Welcome to W. A. Olmsted Elementary

We are an elementary school that includes grades pre-K through 6. We are readers, writers, thinkers, scientists, builders, friends, and good citizens.

For general questions about our school, please feel free to call Katie Ives, our office assistant. Princial Jim DiMaria would also be happy to speak with you and help you learn about all the great things happening in our school.

Phone 607-693-8115   Fax 607-693-1480

Grades 3-6 activities for at-home learning