Superintendent's Weekly Update - January 15, 2021

Otsego Community -

Reminder- No School Monday, in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Menu Changes:


Junior High and High School - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEW JH/HS MENU


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Vaccine Volunteers:

The Wood County Health Department is looking for volunteers to help with the administration of vaccines in the County. This would greatly benefit Otsego as well. We are moving fast on a plan to vaccinate our employees and we could use help. Otsego and the health department are looking for volunteers in the medical field to help administer vaccinations. They would become medical reserve corp volunteers. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

We are also looking for support volunteers to help with school sites and other sites throughout Wood County. Support staff would help with registration, traffic flow, and other administrative duties on the days the vaccines would be administered. Volunteers should have quick access to the vaccine as well. I am not exactly sure when they would receive their vaccination but it would be quicker.

The health department has a great plan and I am extremely thankful for the work they are doing for all of us. We just need help to accomplish what we want to accomplish. Please consider helping if you can. Again, we need medical personnel and support staff volunteers.


PTO Event

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Food Pick up for ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Monday, January 25th

Food pick-up is Monday, January 25th from 4-5 pm in the back of the high school near the football stadium.


Food Service Reminder - Breakfast and Lunches are FREE all year for ALL students. Even if your child packs every day have them try our lunches. We are ok with that. It would be a great opportunity for them to try out our food service program.

Adam Koch


Knight In Shining Armor Nominations

Knight In Shining Armor Nominations

Please use the following form to inform OHS Student Council about a family in need within the school district. While the family does not need to have students in the district, we do ask that they are a member of the Otsego Community. Please use this form to share information about their current situation as well as how they can best be assisted.

Please be sure to understand that while Knight in Shining Armor (KISA) would love to help all community members in need, we are still a new program, and may not have the funds to do so. With that being said, we will consider each request on a case by case basis. Filling this form out does not guarantee that we will be able to assist the family, but we will try our hardest to do so!

These funds are not for routine expenses such as utilities, bills, rent, etc. It is designed for assisting community members in an emergency situation. This can include but is not limited to unforeseen medical expenses, medical-related travel expenses, and household emergencies such as a fire, water leaks, etc. Please keep this in mind when submitting a nomination.

Please refer to this link at any point during the year as a need arises, and KISA will do their best to help out!


Otsego Food Pantry

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

Phone: 419-830-1051
Email: otsegofoodpantryoh@gmail.com

Housed in the Grand Rapids First Presbyterian Church – Supported by our Community!


CLICK HERE for live stream events on Otsego's Campus. All JH and HS HOME games will be live streamed by Otsego TV

Friday, January 15

5:30 - JV/V BBK @ Gibsonburg

Saturday, January 16

9:00 - JH WR @ Archbold Inv.

10:00 - HS WR (H) Lake/Swanton

1:30 - JV/V GBK @ Van Buren

Tuesday, January 19

4:15 - JH GBK (H) Elmwood

5:30 - JV/V GBK (H) Lake

Wednesday, January 20

4:15 - JH GBK @ Rossford

6:00 - HS WR @ Fostoria w/ Genoa

Thursday, January 21

4:15 - JH BBK @ Elmwood

5:30 - GBK (H) Genoa


Reminder: Please send me any and all community events that you might know of. I love sharing things in and around our great community. I will start sending out updates every Friday starting the first week of school. If you could email me community events by Thursday evening that would be great. Thank you.

Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors

I would like to introduce a way for the community to ask the Otsego Team a question, clarify a rumor, address a concern, or comment on anything Otsego. Please use the form below to ask your question. We will answer them throughout the year in this update. Our goal is to be transparent with the Otsego Community and give you another avenue to ask us questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email. Thank you!

Click here to submit your question


The Otsego Local School District would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support our students, staff, and community. Click on the links below to support our sponsors. If you are interested in advertising with us and would like more information, please contact me at akoch@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1102

Otsego Board of Education

President: Brad Anderson banderson.otsego@gmail.com

Vice President: James Harter jameslharter@gmail.com

Board Member: Mark Tolles mdt814@cs.com

Board Member: Jessica Mehl jmehl.jd@gmail.com

Board Member: Gordon Digby gdigby44@gmail.com

Lisa Austin, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator

Lauri Dunham, Special Education Director

Stephen Bihary, School Psychologist

Becky Buchman, Assistant Elementary Principal

Tom Ferdig, High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Grades 6-12

Eva Vasher, Director of Transportation, Custodial, and Maintenance