Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter (Summer Edition)

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Remind 101 Communication

Remind 101 has been a valuable tool for the HS office to communicate with parents and students by text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Remind 101. We use Remind 101 for quick reminders on HS deadlines and important events.

Starting in July, Remind 101will be limiting the service they offer for free. In order for us to continue using Remind as a free service, the HS office will now separate each class by students and parents.

Being the parent of a High Schooler usually means maintaining a hectic schedule while trying to rely on a teenager relaying important information to you. Sign up for Remind to stay informed.

Please sign up with the below codes:

Students, please sign up for your class using the designated code:

Class of 2020: text @otsego2020 to the number 81010

Class of 2021: text @otsego2021 to the number 81010

Class of 2022: text @otsego2022 to the number 81010

Class of 2023: text @otsego2023 to the number 81010

Parents, please sign up for any group using the designated code:

Class of 2020 parent: text @hs20parent to the number 81010

Class of 2021 parent: text @hs21parent to the number 81010

Class of 2022 parent: text @hs22parent to the number 81010

Class of 2023 parent: text @hs23parent to the number 81010

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.

2019 Graduation Candid Photos by Lifetouch

Important Dates to Remember:


Tues. 13th - Back to School Day (8am - 8pm)
Mon. 19th - Picnic in the Parking Lot (5:30pm - 8pm)
Mon. 19th - HS Open House (7pm - 8pm)
Wed. 21st - New Student Orientation, 9th Graders and New Students ONLY report
Thurs. 22nd - First Day of School grades (10-12)

2019 - 2020 Detailed Monthly Calendar

Please click here to view the 2019-2020 monthly calendar. This is the most up to date calendar with all sporting dates, class dates, concert dates, and all other major events planned for next year.

2019 - 2020 Calendar - CLICK HERE

*Dates are subject to change and this calendar should be checked regularly.

19/20 Online Registration

ALL PARENTS MUST REGISTER THEIR STUDENT(S) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year is NOW available - FORMS ARE DUE JUNE 1st. CLICK HERE for online registration.

You will see a box similar to the image below for the 2019-2020 school year. You will need to click to switch to the 2019-2020 school year before you start updating information.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION - For those that will be filling out an Alternate Transportation request these will be done within Final Forms. The deadline will be on June 1st. Please fill out Final Forms by July 1st with any alternate transportation requests. If you have any questions please contact Eva at evasher@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 3156

If you do not receive an email from Final Forms please check your SPAM/JUNK folder and then contact Lisa Austin at laustin@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1100, as we may have an incorrect email address on file for you.

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4th Quarter HONOR ROLL

Seniors (12th Grade)


Andrew Canterbury, Jacob Caris, Mitchell Downs, Madison Dzierwa, Conor Evans, Mikayla Farmer, William Gase, Levi Gonyer, Alayna Greenhagen, Hayle Grimmer, Sadie Helberg, Zachary Jones, Jenna Lewis, Sydney Mazey, Austin Meier, Derek Michaelis, Madeline Nell, Jenna Norman, Shelbey Spurlock, Kortney Sutter, Clement Thibault, Connor Tumblin, Amber Underwood, Brittany Vollmar, Tessa Weber, Abigail Wilcox

3.5 - 3.99

Montgomery Alexander, Melissa Amos, Sydney Barbour, Gabrielle Coon, Katelyn Crowe, Caleb Delong, Brittany Dey, Ryan Dick, Brooke Ferguson, Angela Fretter, Jacob Griffin, Mikayla Grosswiler, Jeffery Gulyas, Ava Harper, Ryan Harroun, Cheyenne Homanick, Blaine Kitchen, Ian Kress, Anthony Mancini, Spencer Pope, Seth Pullins, Christopher Schuckers, David Silva, Hunter Smith, Jaiden Wichman, Connor Wilson, Izebella Wright

Juniors (11th Grade)


William Agan, Trey Battin, James Chase, Abigail Cox, Keegan Digby, Garrett Hoepf, Jason Jones, Jaden Junge, Margaret Lehsten, Hope London, Jenna Shawberry, Gabriel Simpson, Hannah Smoyer, Ian Wallace

3.5 - 3.99

Kylie Brinkman, Elizabeth Cox, Michael Cox, Joseph Di Feterici, Madeline Downey, Katelyn Duncan, Annalora Euler, Isaac Ewing, Anne Glassford, Anna Greenhagen, Ainslee Hagen, Brynne Limes, Janelle Moser, Eva Moureau, Spencer Odendahl, Joseph Putnam, Noah Roseman, Lillian Schermer, Kale Vollmar, Jesse Wright, Logan Zulch

Sophomores (10th Grade)


Erin Anderson, Kylie Barbour, Abigail Brown, Miriam Chase, Gabrielle Downard, Noah Dzierwa, Paige Estep, Abigail Gase, Michael Gonzalez, Graham Hauge, Mary Herr, Ethan Lenox, Lillie Luce, Marissa Miller, Jacob Miller, Isabella Pino, Erika Putnam, Alexander Richardson, Addison Sadler, Ashton Serrato, Eve Serrato, Amelia Simpson, Rylee Smith, Brayden Timko

3.5 - 3.99

Aaron Baker, Sydney Bennett, Madeline Berry, Olivia Bowers, Zachary Canterbury, Christian Davis, Walker Evans, Ryan Gray, Savannah Hernandez, Rylee Hollar, Samuel Lee, Megan Meyers, Ella Peters, Savannah Pickett, Natalie Puffer, Ellen Roberts, Christian Scott, Madison Smith, Macey Thomas, Ashlynn Treen, Paige Varner, Lucas Weaver, Jade Wheeler, Madison Wilkerson

Freshmen (9th Grade)


Ethan Balusik, Summer Berry, Luke Brewster, Aaron Cowdrey, Brooke Dey, Anna Divis, Hannah Duncan, Abigail Eiben, Ellie Feehan, Katelyn Geiman, Jonah Guthrie, Sedona Head, Hunter Limes, Taylor Noe, Caitlin Percival, Samuel Scifers, Morgan Simon, Cameron Stewart, Olivia Tansel, Megan Vollmar

3.5 - 3.99

Spencer Adams, Maci Barnes, September Bradford, Ashley Brinkman, Brazden Brown, Nicholas Close, Seth Davies, Aubree Destatte, Makayla Dingledine, Joseph Dzierwa, Samuel Eggenton, Donovan Ellis, Jasmine Flores, Leon Gonzales, Evelyn Hartman, Tyler Hitt, Shelby Keifer, Cooper Kempf, Sophia Konrad, Cadence Luce, Kaitlyn Makowski, Caden Martinez Buehrer, Micah May, Seth Miller, Calvin Renkel, Kennedi Smith, Nathan Snyder, Kristen Tanner, Aidan Tobar, Emily Tokar, Gabriela Walker, Moira Yaney

MAY Students of the Month

Back to School Information

Back to School Day

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 (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.

Parents/Students can:

  • Purchase Locks
  • Purchase your Athletic pay to participate and passes
  • Purchase Yearbooks ($55.00)
  • Have your School pictures taken (No purchase necessary) goes into the yearbook. (Picture order forms are below for you to print or you can get them at Back to School Days).
  • Register your student in Final Forms (If you do this from home early you can be finished much quicker). peopole will be available to assist you at Back to School Days).
  • 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

Also Visit:

The Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, and Post prom tables.

There will be lots of staff on hand to answer questions and take care of you.

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New Enrollees

Information Regarding our Registration Process for the 2019 - 2020 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.

August 5th

Betsy will be calling all new enrollees/parents and scheduling appointments with the counselors to create the student's schedule

August 13th

New enrollees can come to Back to School Day, to get a school picture taken, pick up their 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 if this hasn't been completed already.

August 21st

First day of students for Freshmen and new students.

Freshman & New Student Orientation Day

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

We will run the first day of school (Wednesday, August 21st) with 9th graders and new students only. All other high school students will report to school on Thursday, August 22nd. 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 Thursday, August 22nd. Can't wait to see all of you soon. #TheOtsegoKnights

Athletics Department

Game Schedules

***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.

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Music Department

Congratulations to Ian Wallace. Ian has been selected as a member of the 2019 NAfME All-National Mixed Choir, Bass 1. This selection is a direct reflection of his dedication and hard work. We are very proud of his accomplishment!

The 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) program will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 7-10, 2019.

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Transportation Department

Sign up to receive text messages from our Transportation Department!

High School & JH Buses (Bus Routes for grades 6-12 & Penta)

Text: @otsbus6-12

to: 81010

Food Service Department

If you have questions please email our Food Service Supervisor, Jeanie Jeffers or follow on twitter @Otsego_Cafe

Community News/Events

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Communication with the High School

Below are a few ways to connect with us and to have access to updates and communications from us. Please remember that we desire two-way communication and encourage everyone to reach out to us and ask questions, voice concerns, and give feedback. Thank You.

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 @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)