Welcome to OPMS

  • Dear Parents and Guardians of a 5th grader:

    Welcome to Orchard Park Middle School! We hope this correspondence continues to find you in good health and high spirits. Unfortunately, due to the extended school closure, we were unable to meet as a group for our traditional incoming 6th-grade orientation program back in April. As a result, we have prepared a video presentation of the information as well as a virtual tour of some of the areas around the middle school. We encourage you to view both items with your child to help answer any questions or concerns they may have about the transition to middle school. While viewing the virtual tour, please click on the exclamation points throughout the tour for additional information.

    Throughout the summer, if you have any questions about the middle school, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us via email.

    6th-grade orientation will be held on Monday, August 31, and Tuesday, September 1. Students will come to school by cohort day (either A or B) and homeroom. Cohort day and homeroom information can be found on the parent portal. There is additional information in the virtual backpack as well.


    Aaron Grupka, Principal (agrupka@opschools.org)
    Brandon Pafk, Assistant Principal (bpafk@opschools.org)
    Molly Dehlinger, Assistant Principal (mdehlinger@opschools.org)
    Sarina Scaccia, 6th-grade Counselor (sscaccia@opschools.org)
    Maryanne Mulawka-Baumgartner, 6th-grade Social Worker (mmulawka-baumgartner@opschools.org)

6th Grade Orientation Video

Virtual Tour of OPMS