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Note from Ann Sulzer, Head of School

When it rains, it pours, and I’m not just talking about the weather we have had recently. I have some excellent parent resources and information that I want to pass along to all of you.

If you were not able to attend the Freedom from Chemical Dependency presentations about drugs, alcohol, and healthy decision making, please enjoy this slideshow. Ian, who did the presentation and worked with our students, had great things to say about the seventh graders’ engagement during the week he met with them. There is also a great article in the New York Times, The Juul is Too Cool,” that speaks about vaping on a national level.  

Anna Rozzi met with parents this morning, and she will meet again with parents this evening, April 18, from 7:008:00 p.m., in the Middle School library about Project X, our eighth grade inquiry project. All parents are invited to join us, particularly current sixth and seventh grade parents whose children will experience Project X in the coming years. Here is Anna’s presentation, and if you have any follow up questions, feel free to reach out to me at or Anna Rozzi at

Finally, as many of you know, there is a national walkout being organized by students around the country to walk out of school this Friday, April 20, the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine shooting. There are Middle School students who are interested in attending the walkout in Salem; however, this is not a school-sponsored event, and OES is not providing transportation or chaperones for this event. Of course, any families that want to support this event are welcome to do so, and if your child will be out that day to attend the walkout, please notify the office at as you usually would for any regular absence.