Otsego High School

Weekly Newsletter Semester 1 Week 5

From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea

Homecoming Information

Homecoming is coming up! Here are some important things that you should keep your eye out for!

Nominations for Homecoming court will be sent out in early September, students, make sure you check your emails! Once Nominations are sent out, Voting for Court and King and Queen will occur. Again, this will be in student emails.

September 24th - 28th is Spirit Week. Keep an eye out for the themes of the week to dress up to help celebrate Homecoming. Remember, dressing in theme means that you will earn Class Cup points! We will also be selling tickets for the dance this week during lunch. Pre-sale tickets are $5, tickets at the door are $7.

Friday, September 28th, we will be crowned King and Queen before the football game.

Saturday, September 29th, we will be having the dance in the HS Commons from 8 PM - 11 PM.


2017-2018 yearbooks are officially sold out! Mrs. Lockhart is extending the Back to School Days sale until next Friday, September 14th. The introductory price is $55. You can bring a check to Mrs. Lockhart made out to Otsego Yearbook. Take into account that this year the yearbooks sold out. The yearbook does go up in price after next Friday to $60. Thank you for supporting our creativity!

School Safety

Click Here to view information regarding our safety plans and procedures.

Mobile Dentist

THE DENTIST IS COMING, October 10, 2018

Great News! Our school has partnered with Smile Programs to offer in-school dental care. If your child does not see a dentist regularly or you would like them to see the in-school dentist, simply fill out a permission form.

There may be no cost to you if your child is insured with Medicaid! Private insurance and affordable self-pay options are also available.

Easy & Convenient

Having your child seen by the in-school dentist saves you valuable time. Top quality care is provided by local, licensed dentists right in the familiar surroundings of your child’s school. Dental care includes a complete exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride, and sealants when needed, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Keep Your Child Healthy

By having your child see the in-school dentist, you can help reduce the risk of:

  • Early Tooth Loss caused by dental decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Impaired speech development

Taking care of your child’s teeth is an important part
of keeping them healthy

Simply fill out the attached enrollment form and return it to the school ASAP.

Click Here to Download the Enrollment Form

Important Dates and Events

*subject to change, please recheck this link frequently for changes.

1st Semester Dates/Events

Monthly Calendar - Click Here


Athletic Department

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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.

Athletic Boosters Information

Thank You to all the students and adults that helped with the Tractor Pull Clean up.

To help with any of the events listed please contact Karen Smoyer 419-575-9395, ksmoyer@eastwoodschools.org or any Booster member.

Reverse Raffle: November TBD (Committee members NEEDED)

Music Department

All State Choir

Congratulations to the following singers for being chosen for the 2019 Ohio All-State Choir! Their auditions were chosen from hundreds submitted from all around the state of Ohio to sing with the All-State Choir at the Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) annual conference in February.

Transportation Department

Elementary Bus Passes

We will no longer be able to accept bus passes for grades PK-5 for your child to ride home with a friend on another bus route. We have seen our transportation numbers increase over the past several years and in order to continue to operate the most efficient way possible, we will no longer be able to accept bus passes in the elementary.

If you have any questions, please contact the elementary school office or Eva Vasher.

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

To better assist our parents, we have implemented an online free and reduced meal application. This will eliminate having to get a paper application, filling it out and returning it to your child’s school.

Fill out the online application under www.lunchapplication.com, just as you would the paper application. Once the application is completed we are notified so we can complete the application process. This will reduce your notification time.

Please make sure you have a correct mailing address on the application, so the notification letter gets to you.

Pay It Forward

We will be once again helping our students out with our Food Service Pay It Forward Project. This fund will provide meals to students who do not have lunch money in their account and cannot charge anymore. We want all of our students to get a hot meal every day. If you are interested in helping with this project you can send money into the central office or any of the buildings. Just put Food Service Pay It Forward on the envelope. You can make checks payable to the Otsego BOE. Thank you so much!!

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

Ag and FFA News

Otsego High School FFA

Check out the Otsego FFA Newsletter for all the latest news and updates with our Ag and FFA students. FFA NEWSLETTER

Questions or Comments should go to our Program Director Debbie Ayers. dayers@OtsegoKnights.org

Student Council

Knight in Shining Armour

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. 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!

Here are some things that we have done with KISA funds:

  • School supplies were purchased for multiple families.
  • Gas money has been provided to get to and from medical treatment.
  • Food cards have been provided to help families afford meals while going through medical treatment.
  • Cash donations have been made to families to help assist in paying bills during medical treatment.
  • Gift cards and supplies have been provided to help make ends meet after housing emergencies have occurred.

We now have TWO ways that you can nominate a family in need. Bookmark the link below to use as the need arises. You can also find this link on the Otsegoknights.org webpage under the "District" tab.

Please do not hesitate to nominate a family in need, and KISA will do their best to help out!


Meet the Officers

Community Events/News/Information

Courageous Community Services

Below is information about the upcoming Relationships & Dating sessions that are coming up. Each session is 5 hours and includes lunch for $30. See flyer below.

Register at: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampCourageousandtheArcofNWOhioInc?season=2304807

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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 CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We 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, @KosheaOHS, or @OtsegoAthletics)