Owego Free Academy

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2021 senior class

Owego Free Academy

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Owego Free Academy 
1 Sheldon Guile Boulevard
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: 607-687-7301, extension 1


OFA News

More guests are now allowed at OFA graduation

Senior Letter June 2021.pdf

Seniors and Parents: 


You are cordially invited to the: 

Cap and Gown Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend our Graduating Seniors Cap & Gown Celebration on 

Monday, June 14, 2021 (Rain date 6/15) from 6:00- 8:00 P.M. in the OAMS/OFA bus loop.  We invite you and your graduating senior to our drive through ceremony in the OFA/OAMS bus loop anytime between 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.. When you get to the school, please remain in your car and proceed around the bus loop stopping at the main crosswalk. Once you are at the crosswalk, your student will receive:

  • Cap and gown for graduation 

  • Senior shirt (if you did not preorder a t-shirt there will be some available)

  • A book from Family Reading Partnership 

  • CASA Trinity - Swag Bag

  • Senior Yearbook if one was ordered. You can also order one at the celebration if you did not place an order. 

  • Athletics Senior Gifts and Awards

  • Seniors bring IPAD to turn in 

In addition, we will have the OA backdrop available (in the pool parking lot) for you to take pictures of your seniors after they have picked up their cap and gown. 

 Senior Parade

The Senior Parade will be on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6 P.M.  The Seniors and their family members should meet in their vehicles at Apalachin Elementary School (405 Pennsylvania Ave, Apalachin) at 5:45pm. The parade will be led by the local fire department and police personnel. We will depart AES at 6:00 P.M, and  arrive at Owego Free Academy. We will share the parade route prior to the event so that community members can line the streets and congratulate seniors along the way. Seniors are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the parade. 

Parade Route will be:

Start @ Apalachin Elementary School

Right onto Penn Ave (need Apalachin Fire Police)

Left onto Main St (need Apalachin Fire Police)

Left onto 434 (need Apalachin Fire Police)

Right onto Hiawatha Bridge (need Campville Fire Police)

Right onto 17c to Front St (need Campville Fire Police)

Right onto Court (need Owego Fire Police)

Right onto Main St (need Owego Fire Police)

Left onto North Ave (need Owego Fire Police)

Left onto George St  (need Owego Fire Police)

Right on to Sheldon Guiles

End at front of OFA

 Graduation Rehearsal - Seniors only ! 

Rehearsal for graduation will be held Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.  The complexity of our preparing for graduation exercises demands the presence of each participant.  Please encourage your graduates to be prompt.  Please arrive at the OAMS auditorium by 1:00 P.M.

 Commencement Exercises

Graduation will be held Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 6:00 P.M, at Christy J. Valvo Stadium.  In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in the stadium

Each graduate:

  • Will be allowed to bring 4 guests with them to sit in the stadium for the ceremony

  • Will be allowed to bring an additional 4 guests into the ceremony to watch in the stands or on the outside of the fence

  •  Seniors must be at school one hour prior to the start of the ceremony in the OAMS auditorium

  •  Guests who will be sitting on the field should be at the event 1 hour prior and all must be present to be seated

  •  The guests on the field will be checked in at the entrance of the football field and then will be escorted to their seat

  •   No student will be permitted to participate in the ceremony without the approved graduation cap and gown

  • Students may decorate their caps for the ceremony

  • Caps will be approved prior to the ceremony and if found to be inappropriate will be replaced with a blank cap

  •   Students who attempt to be disruptive on Graduation Day will be removed from the premises

  • Students must wear shoes, sneakers or sandals

  • A school photographer will take a picture of the graduate receiving their diploma

  •  The OA backdrops will be available for family photos after the ceremony

 Please follow the New York State guidelines for social distancing and wearing a mask, as we will also be following these mandates. 


 Kenneth Francisco 

 Kenneth Francisco


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Congratulations to the TC3 Early Degree candidates from Owego Free Academy, Kennedy Dyer-DeCator and Alice Dang. Early Degree is an option for ambitious high school students to complete the requirements for an Associate‚Äôs Degree while in high school.
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687-7301, extension 1001
Assistant Principal:
687-7301, extension 1010 
Assistant Principal:
687-7302, extension 2010 

Director of Athletics
687-7302, extension 2081

Important Contacts

Secretary (Principal's Office) 
Liz Woodard - 687-7301, extension 1001
Secretary (Associate Principal's Office) 
Jennifer Chandler, 687-7301, extension 1070
Secretary (Attendance Office)
Jennifer Chandler - 687-7301, extension 1070

Secretary (Guidance Office)
Ashley Oliver - 687-7301, extension 1060
687-7301, extension 1020
Fax:  687-7338

Secretary (Athletics)
Ashley Oliver - 687-7301, extension 2081

OFA Events


OFA Awards Night

Wed Jun 16 2021

June Regents Exams - ELA

Thu Jun 17 2021

OFA Music Senior Rec

Fri Jun 18 2021

June Regents - Algebra I

Wed Jun 23 2021
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