Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter (Summer Edition)
From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
See you Next Year
Thanks for another great school year. I hope all of our students have a fun and safe summer. Parents thank you for working with us this year. I am excited for the things to come. The next Newsletter from the High School will be sent out the first week in August. See you in August.
Important Dates to Remember:
Sun. 1st - Online Registration Begins. Check Email for information to register.
Wed. 8th - Back to School Day (8am - 8pm)
Thurs. 16th - Picnic in the Parking Lot (5:30pm - 8pm)
Thurs. 16th - HS Open House (7pm - 8pm)
Mon. 20nd - New Student Orientation, 9th Graders and New Students ONLY
Tues. 21st - First Day of School grades (10-12)
18/19 Online Registration
ALL PARENTS MUST REGISTER THEIR STUDENT(S) for the 2018-2019 school year. Online Registration will begin July 1st through Final Forms. You will be receiving an email from Final Forms around that time, SO PLEASE DO NOT DELETE IT! Follow the instructions in the email to register your child. Information from the previous school year should transfer over to the current year for ease and convenience.
If you do not receive an email from Final Forms please check your SPAM/JUNK folder and then contact Lisa Austin at email@example.com or 419-823-4381 ext. 1100, as we may have an incorrect email address on file for you.
Back to School Information
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 (8:00am - 8:00pm)
Class lists will be available in Early August Online. An email will be sent notifying you that schedules are available online. ***Otsego is NOT responsible for any items purchased before schedules are finalized. Although most schedules are good to go, we cannot guarantee that changes will not be made from now until the start of school.
We strongly encourage all parents and their students utilize this. Parents, be advised that you DO NOT pay HS academic fees during back to school days.
Purchase your Athletic pay to participate and passes
Purchase Yearbooks ($55.00)
Have your School pictures taken (No purchase necessary) goes into the yearbook.
Register your student in Final Forms
Pick up your child's Chromebook and charger
Get your Parking passes (No Charge this year)
Get Bussing and Transportation Information
Get information with regards to Cafeteria and Food Service
Pick up Class Schedules
Purchase class T-Shirts from Student Council
Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, and Post prom table
There will be lots of staff on hand to answer questions and take care of you.
Information Regarding our Registration Process for the 2018-2019 school year.
After July 1st
For any parent that wants to register their child for next year as a new enrollee, go onto the website (Under the REGISTRATION TAB) STARTING JULY 1ST to register the student into Final Forms.
Betsy will be calling all new enrollees/parents and scheduling appointments with the counselors to create the student's schedule
New enrollees can come to Back to School Day, to get school picture taken, pick up Chromebook, Register on Final Forms if needed, Pay to Participate, etc.
August 14th, 15th and 16th
All new enrollees will have been contacted by then and scheduled these days with Jen Clark and Kristen Zender to create student's schedule.
First day of students for Freshmen and new students.
Freshman & New Student Orientation Day
We will run the first day of school (Monday August 20th) with 9th graders and new students only. All other high school students will report to school on Tuesday, August 21st. Parents of incoming 9th graders and newly enrolled students expect to get a letter with more details over the summer
9th Graders and NEW STUDENTS ONLY first day back is Monday, August 20th
Otsego High School will start on the first day with FRESHMEN/New Students ONLY. Our Freshmen Mentor Program will provide each freshman with a supportive environment that helps ease his or her adjustment from junior high to high school. Each 9th grader and new student will be grouped and paired with a teacher to provide a comprehensive Transition Program that enables each incoming freshman to feel comfortable and connected to their new Otsego High School family.
We hope to provide each incoming student with:
- Building mentors that are available to meet with and communicate with your child.
- A support group that consists of student advisors, faculty advisors, and academic counseling.
- An ongoing orientation to the high school that enables students to become familiar with its physical layout, policies, procedures, programs, traditions, and personnel.
- A comfortable environment that allows the student to relax during his/her demanding day.
- Frequent monitoring of academic progress.
- A mechanism for increasing students awareness regarding academic and co-curricular opportunities.
- Articulation of his/her freshman goals for high school.
All other High School Students: 10th (Sophomores), 11th (Juniors), & 12th (Seniors) first day back is Tuesday, August 21st. Can't wait to see all of you soon. #TheOtsegoKnights
FREE Summer Food Service Program
Otsego Local Schools will host our first Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) beginning Monday, June 4th. The nation-wide program is designed to serve FREE meals to ALL students 18 years and under during the summer season. The U.S. Department of Agricultural has designated Grand Rapids and Weston as eligible sites for the summer of 2018. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Weston Library as the lunch sites this summer!
The FREE program is available Monday-Friday and runs from Monday, June 4th until Friday, August 10th. No meals will be served July 2nd to July 6th or Wednesday, July 25th. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. and has the required five USDA components, which are milk, fruit, vegetable, meat, and bread. All families are encouraged to participate in this program, NO SIGN-UP or REGISTRATION is required. The USDA estimates over 200 million lunches will be served across the country this summer.
Weston Public Library
13153 Main Street
Weston, OH 43569
Grand Rapids Branch of the Weston Library
17620 Bridge Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Times meals are served:
11:30 am to Noon
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jeanne Jeffers, Director of Food Service, firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1104.
Otsego Virtual Learning Academy
OVLA utilizes the online curriculum provided through the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy (NOVA) called Connexus. Connexus is a rigorous, college preparatory, virtual learning program developed by Pearson Education that offers nearly 600 online courses. This is a K-12 curriculum program which offers a Gifted and Talented option for most grades.
Mr. Steve Mohr - Head Teacher of Virtual Learning
Athletic Program Senior Ads
***For the most up to date Schedules please go to the main HS Website, these only get posted once per week and may not reflect changes. High School Website with updated Dates
Otsego Athletics is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow (@OtsegoAthletics) for high school scores and other athletic department information.
High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)
Food Service Department
Ag and FFA News
FFA Barn Fundraiser
Community News and Events
Communication with the High School
1. High School Website www.otsegoknights.org has a new look! The new Otsego Local Schools site will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. The new website layout uses responsive design, meaning that it will adjust for tablets and mobile devices. We will keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.
2. Remind 101 (Text to: 81010 Message: @otseg there is no "o" at the end just @otseg. That's it. You will receive a message that says you've been added to our group. You will receive text messages straight to your mobile device). If you don't want to text, you can go to https://www.remind.com/join and just type in (otseg) as the class code.
3. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice or @KosheaOHS)