OTSEGO LOCAL SCHOOLS
Superintendent's Weekly Update - August 19th
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I hope everyone is having a great week. A lot of reminders and information below. Please make sure you read everything.
Board Meeting Time - Last week we moved the time of the Board of Education meeting to 7 pm on August 26th. The location of the meeting will be the High School Library.
Please review the letter I emailed out Tuesday night regarding the mask requirement starting Monday, August 23rd for all students and staff indoors. We will have masks available for students but please send them with a mask every day. We are still going to conduct open houses on Monday. Please review the times below. Masks are required at Open House.
- Spectators will be required to wear a mask starting Monday at all indoor events. There are NO capacity restrictions this year. Please come out and support our student-athletes!
- Live Streams - We will be live streaming as many events as we can this year. It will probably not be as many as last year but we will try and do a lot. CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE OTSEGO TV LINK
Important Items regarding attendance:
- Self assess your students before they get on the bus or get dropped off
- Make sure your child has a mask before they get on the bus or enter the buildings.
- Please make sure you have updated phone numbers in PowerSchool and you answer the school's number when we call. I would add 419-823-4381 in your contacts. We are hoping this doesn't happen but we may have to call you after hours for quarantine purposes. There will be very limited occurrences where we will have to quarantine as a result of wearing masks. Lunches are going to be spread out as much as possible which will help drastically reduce our quarantines.
JH AND HS PARKING AND TRAFFIC FLOW REMINDER:
Student drop-off and pick-up location is in the FRONT of the HS and JH. Parents, please do not pick up or drop off your child(ren) in the back of the building. The bus parking area is for BUSES ONLY.
A few years ago we made this video. Please take a look at it again as we start the year. JH AND HS Drop off and pick up video tutorial
7th and 8th-grade Football Drop off Wednesday, August - DO NOT DROP THEM OFF AT THE BUS PARKING SPOT.
There will be administrators in the parking lots during the first week of school to help direct traffic as well.
Online Bus Route Information - https://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=OLSD3GH6PNQOH
This site will identify the schools assigned to your residential address, as well as a bus number, designated stop, pick-up and drop-off time.
Pick-up and Drop-off
· Please ensure your child is at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes before the scheduled time to ensure they are there when the bus arrives.
· Pick-up and drop-off times may need to be adjusted during the beginning weeks of school and will become more consistent for the remainder of the year.
· Times posted on this site reflect the expected time the bus should depart during good weather.
· Inclement weather or traffic congestion may cause the route to run later than the posted time.
· The school bus is on a tight schedule so that we can deliver students to all school levels on time.
Instructions for Navigating this Site:
1. No student information is available on Infofinder I.
2. Enter your street address (including house number). This is the only required field. You might need to add a hyphen in the street name (ex. Long-Judson Rd.).
3. Click on the Search button.
4. Click your street address / zip code from the list of Address Matches.
If you cannot find your student's information please contact the Transportation Department at 419-823-4381, ext 3156 or email@example.com
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Wood County Vaccination Information
Open House Information and Start Dates
Open House Times - Monday, August 23rd
Last Names A through L - 6 to 6:45
Last Names M through Z - 7 to 7:45
Junior High and High School
Last Names M through Z - 6 to 6:45
Last Names A through L - 7 to 7:45
Please note the exact times for each building. We flipped the times for the last names between the JH/HS and elementary. We are just trying to reduce the crowds as much as possible.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 1-6 and 9th Wednesday, August 25th
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 7, 8, 10-12 – Thursday, August 26th
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN – Thursday, August 26th
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PRESCHOOL – Monday, AUGUST 30th
We are still waiting on the availability of the Stroh Center from BGSU for graduation. We hope to set a date really soon.
The Otsego Local School District has the following openings for the 2021-2022 school year:
Recess Monitor - 2.5 hrs/day Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Classroom Aide - 3.5 hrs/day Monday - Friday
8 hours per day Monday -Friday
2.5 hrs/day Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Anyone interested should apply in writing to the superintendent's office. These positions will stay open until filled.
Email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals will be FREE all year. All students will have access to free breakfast and lunch the entire year. At the JH and HS if your student wants to buy extra meals or ala carte items they can add money to their lunch account just like last year.
Free and Reduced Application – We still need you to fill out a free and reduced application if you qualify. This is VERY important for a lot of different reasons. There is a very convenient way to fill this out online. https://www.lunchapplication.com/.
Please fill this out if you were free or reduced last year or your circumstances have changed and you think you qualify. If you qualify, you may be allowed to waive other fees throughout the year. It is very important that this gets filled out ASAP.
Online Registration - COMPLETE ASAP
Online Registration: ** REQUIRED FOR ALL K-12 STUDENTS
Final Forms online registration is now open for students in grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Online registration is a requirement for all parents of new or returning students. This MUST be completed by a parent or guardian. FinalForms is the information the school uses to communicate with parents via email and phone and has to be updated yearly by the parent.
Click on the link below to start your online registration.
If your student has never attended Otsego and is new to the district, you will want to create a "New Account".
If you have a returning student, this is the same email and password that you have used in the past. Once you have logged in, you will see this text box to register for the 2021-2022 school year.
All parents and students must complete the online registration ASAP
Otsego and Weston Food Pantry Information
The Otsego Food Pantry is always willing to help those in need. This service is by appointment only. Please call, text, or email to schedule.
Otsego Food Pantry
c/o Lisa Hatfield
PO Box 261
17700 Beaver Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Housed in the Grand Rapids First Presbyterian Church – Supported by our Community!
Sports Pass/Ticket Information
The NBC conference raised ticket prices for the 21-22 school year. Please see below for the updated prices.
High School Games
Junior High Games
High School and Junior High Athletic Events
Friday, August 20
7:00 - V FB (H) Wynford
Saturday, August 21
10:00 - JV FB @ Wynford
11:00 - JV/V VB @ Leipsic
Monday, August 23
11:30 - BG @ Woodmore (Sugar Creek)
5:00 - GS (H) Wauseon
Tuesday, August 24
4:00 - GG @ NBC Shootout (Maumee Bay State Park)
4:00 - 7th VB “B” - Anthony Wayne
5:00 - BS (H) Wauseon
5:30 - JV/V VB @ Liberty Center
Wednesday, August 25
4:00 - JV BG @ Lake (Hidden Hills)
4:15 - 7th/8th VB @ Eastwood
5:00 - JV GS (H) Perrysburg
Thursday, August 26
4:00 - BG @ NBC Shootout (Maumee Bay State Park)
4:30 - 7th/8th FB @ Patrick Henry
5:00 - JH XC @ Lake Inv.
5:00 - GS (H) Rossford
7:00 - BS @ Rossford
Friday, August 27
7:00 - V FB @ Van Buren
Saturday, August 28
9:00 - JH/HS XC @ Norm Bray Inv. (Walsh Park)
10:00 - JV FB (H) Van Buren
11:00 - BS (H) Bowling Green
11:00 - JV/V VB @ Bowling Green
Youth Soccer Training Camp: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Junior High Fall Soccer Team: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Isaac Puffer, Girls Varsity Soccer, Head Coach
Heather Lorenz, Girls Varsity Soccer, Assistant Coach
Kristin Balazs, Jr. High Soccer, Head Coach
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COMMUNITY EVENTS SECTION
K-12 Fitted for Success Program
Wood County Dept. of Job and Family Services
K-12 Fitted for Success Program
The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is now accepting applications for the K-12 Fitted for Success program for the 2021-2022 school year. 500 children who live in Wood County will be provided with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies and new shoes and
socks. Assistance with winter coats may also be provided based upon availability.
Assistance is provided on a first come/first serve basis. Proof of household income, Birth Certificates or other proof of citizenship and Social Security cards for all family members must be provided. Families must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify. For a family of 4, this about $4,400 or less in gross income per month. The income amount varies based on family
size. Families do not have to verify school enrollment for this year’s application.
Applications should be received by August 6, 2021 but will be accepted until 500 children are approved. Assistance will be distributed to approved families in August. Interested families may call 419-376-3488 or visit woodcountyjfs.com to request an application to be sent by mail. Applications are also available to print on the website or to pick up at WCDJFS 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road Bowling
Green. Completed applications may be returned by mail or dropped off at the above address. The agency lobby is open M-F from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and a secure outdoor drop box is available 24/7.