J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
50 North Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 475-6600
Fax: (518) 475-6602
Kandie Antonetti, Principal
Timitra Rose, Assistant Principal
April Stokes Assistant Principal
The Family Engagement Survey
As the City School District of Albany continues to work through the
Diagnostic Tool for School District Evaluation (DTSDE) Review that the
State Education Department requires of our schools, we would welcome
your input as an important part of that work. Our family/school
relationships and partnerships are central to your students’ success.
Please participate in The
Family Engagement Survey. Our school has its
own survey with questions that are unique to our school
community, along with questions that focus more broadly
on district-wide matters.
Each school has its own password for the online
Our password is
included in this
Principal Kandie Antonetti.
You also can download and
print the survey in the languages below. Please
return the completed survey to the school.
The survey will take about 10 minutes
to complete and will be open through Jan. 18. Paper
copies of the survey also are available at school. We
look forward to your feedback!
-- 7:35 a.m.
-- 7:35 a.m.
School day begins
-- 8 a.m.
School day ends
-- 3 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 21
-- No school, Martin Luther King Jr.
- Tuesday, Jan. 22
-- PTO meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 1
-- Second quarter ends
- Friday, Feb. 15
-- Black History Month Celebration,
Monday, Feb. 18-Friday, Feb. 22
-- No school, Winter Recess
- Tuesday, Feb. 26
- Parent University,
- PTO meeting,
2018-19 news and
Curriculum guide for middle school
As we start
the 2018-19 school year, check out the City School
District of Albany’s new middle-school curriculum
guide. It’s a comprehensive overview of what
students and families can expect in each grade at
Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence,
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School and William
S. Hackett Middle School.
has aligned its curriculum and course offerings at
all three schools this year. If you were not able to
attend the recent orientation programs at each
middle school, you can
download a guide here or pick one up from your
child’s guidance counselor at school.
If you have
any questions about the middle-school curriculum or
experience, please contact your building principal.
You also can contact Assistant Superintendent for
Secondary Instruction Lori McKenna at (518) 475-6012
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle School of Excellence
Edmund J. O'Neal Middle
the newest school in the City School District of
Albany, opening for the 2017-18 school year at 50 North
Lark St. The school serves about 500 students in
The school building is the former home of the
district's Alternative Learning Center, which
relocated to 395 Elk St., now the Tony Clement
Center for Education.
Edmund J. O'Neal's
The new school is named after the late Edmund J.
O'Neal, a beloved former Albany principal who spent
his life serving the children and families of
Albany, especially the Arbor Hill community.
He was the first African-American principal in our
district when he took over leadership of the former
School 6. He went on to serve as the first principal
of Arbor Hill Elementary School from 1972-1986. He
served as coordinator of human resources until his
O'Neal also was a product of Albany's public
schools, graduating from the former Philip Schuyler
High School. He also served as the first president
of the board of Whitney M. Young Community Center,
located in Arbor Hill.
Click the highlighted text to
a Times Union story
about naming the school in his honor.
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school for any reason, call
the school nurse at (518) 475-6600 during the morning and
provide a written excuse when your child returns to
School District of Albany uses a
feeder enrollment model for students at
O'Neal Middle School,
Harriet Myers Middle School and
Hackett Middle School.
who move up from the following elementary schools
O'Neal Middle School:
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Schuyler Achievement Academy
Also, students who were in seventh grade at the
former West Hill Middle School in 2016-17 are
attending O'Neal Middle School in 2017-18.