Otsego Junior High

May 19, 2023


Happy Friday!

Otsego Families,

Only 8 more days of school! Let's end this year on a positive note! Next week's schedule will be our normal block day schedule:

Monday- Orange Day Schedule

Tuesday- Black Day Schedule

Wednesday- Orange Day Schedule

Thursday- Black Day Schedule

Friday- White Day Schedule

The last Band and Choir concerts are next week. Come out and support our musical programs!

A quick update on our school counselor. Mrs. Laudick will not be available until further notice. She is off on maternity leave and will return after. If you need to speak to a school counselor please contact the office and we will refer you to her replacement.

If you need to speak to the counselor please use following link........

Non-emergency/crisis Referral Form

If you have an emergency/crisis school situation and need to speak to someone at the school please call the office at 419-823-4381 ext. 3100

Here is the link to our Homework Calendar:

HomeWork Calendar



As of today, we have used all 5 Calamity Days. If we cancel school again, days 6-8 will be Blizzard Bags. Blizzard Bags must be completed at home and turned in within 2 weeks of the missed school day.


May 22: Student of the Month Lunch, (during lunch in the gym) *new date

May 23: JH Choir Concert, 7:00

May 24: JH Band Concert

May 29: Memorial Day, No School

June 1: Last Day of School


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7th and 8th Grade Football Information for the 2023/2024 School Year

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October 2023 8th grade washington DC trip

Attention all current 7th graders........

Please see the attached information for the 8th grade Washington DC Field Trip. Registration can be done online at www.studentadventures.org. When registering please use the code OJH2362. If you already have an account with Student Adventures, you can use that same login information to register. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr. Spencer.



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Counselor's Corner

Please click below for Mrs. Laudick's newsletter.

Safe School Helpline

Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

Recent polls show that parents’ first concern about schools today is their child’s safety. That is my concern as well. Fortunately, the Otsego is very safe. However, no community is immune from the threats of violence and drugs that endanger public schools nationwide.

We are introducing a Safe School Helpline® to help prevent such actions. It is designed to assist you in reporting any wrongdoing that impacts our schools, our students, or our staff – anonymously, so as to protect your privacy. For example, you may wish to report acts of violence, theft, drug or alcohol use, weapons, or sexual harassment.

Just call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (418-6423) to leave your information. Or TEXT: 614-426-0240 Then type: TIPS Your message will not be traced, and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline® team will transcribe and fax your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken.

Thank you for your continued support to provide a better education for all Otsego students.

800-418-6423 (800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359)

TEXT: 614-426-0240

Then type: TIPS



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Staples Free Tech Recycling

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You can use Payschools to pay for fees and lunches online.

Quick Setup Guide:

Payschools Quick Setup Guide

Manage your account:


Payschools Signup Information:

Payschools Introduction and Information Letter


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Follow us on Twitter

Mr. Rife - @OJHS_Principal

JH Office - @OtsegoJHS

JH Athletics - @OtsegoJH

Mrs. Laudick- @OJHS_Counselor

Deputy Brian - @DeputyBrianSRO

Mr. Lehman - @MrLehmanELA

6th Grade - @otsego_Grade6

Mrs. Hamrick - @amhamrick1

Mrs. Duhamel - @mgduhamel

Mr. Bressler - @ScotBressler

Mr. Rohn- @MisterRohn

Ms. Hildreth @katehildreth15

Mrs. Duhamel @mgduhamel

Mrs. Heyman-@8thOtsego

Mrs. Kao-@KaoJill


What happens if my child loses their agenda book?

Replacement agenda books can be purchased for $5 in the office.

When can I purchase a yearbook for my child?

Yearbook order forms will be sent home in the Spring. Yearbooks will be handed out the last week of school.

How do I check my child's grades online?

The link to access Online Grades is on the Parent tab on the Junior High page of the Otsego website (otsegoknights.org). Your child's username is their Student ID #. Their password is the first 3 letters for their first name with the first letter capitalized. For example: 12345 Joy

Is there an App to check my child's grades?

Yes. In your app store search for Powerschool. The username and password is the same one you use to access Online Grades. Our school code is CJCX.

Link to District Calendar