Otsego Elementary Extra
COVID-19 Edition #4 - May 14, 2020
From the Desk of Katrina Baughman
We know these times have been hard on all of us, adults and kids. We are so thankful for everyone involved: teachers, students, parents, support staff and everyone else!
Here are a few reminders:
Thursday, May 21st – This is the last day of new assignments. Friday, May 22nd will be to catch up and finalize all your assignments.
May 26 through 28th will also be a time to finalize assignments and get everything done. This week will also be Wellness Week. As a district, we care about each and every one of our community members’ health and wellness, therefore we have decided to have a little fun for our final week so that we can have a jumpstart to a happy and healthy summer! We will get more information out next week with more detail.
May 27th Parade on Otsego’s Campus – We are so proud of our students, parents, and community members during this trying and unprecedented time! We had such a wonderful outpouring of support at our first parade, we decided to hold another one! This one will be a little bit different. We will hold a reverse parade. The Otsego teachers and staff members will be lined up (distantly of course!) through the parking lot at the school. Students, families, and community members are welcome to drive through the path on Wednesday, May 27th from 6 to 7pm. You are welcome to make signs, wave pom-poms, or just yell out your support. We would like this to be a time to celebrate all the hard work our students have put in and a way to kick off summer! More details will be given out as the date gets closer, but we just wanted to give everyone something to look forward to! We hope you can join us! GO KNIGHTS!
Mental Health and Behavior Resources for Parents
PAX Tools for Parents
E-book and Companion Coloring Book for Young Children in the time of COVID
Google Classroom Help
Here is a Google Doc with instructions for parents on how to use Google Classroom. This also includes a link to a video tutorial that we found online.
Learning Resources and Activities
FREE access to ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ
Girl Scout Free Virtual Programming for Anyone! (You do not have to be a GirlScout)
Students can help out in the Community too!
If students could send letters or coloring pages to the residents at Grand Rapids Care Center they would LOVE it!
The residents are not able to have visitors at this time which makes it really hard on them because they cannot do anything. Also at this time they have to be in their rooms so it is really hard for them to cope with this. Hearing from our students will definitely brighten their day!
The address is
Grand Rapids Care center 24201 W. 3rd St. Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522
Thank you so much!
Parents who don’t have internet at home can get free broadband, including installation, from Spectrum for 60 days to help families impacted by the coronavirus, the company announced.
Spectrum parent company Charter announced that, starting Monday, they will offer free Spectrum broadband and wi-fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students.
To sign up, call (844) 488-8395.
Here are links to other resources from other companies:
Keep Scanning Those Box Tops!
You can now just scan your receipt and our school will earn money! Please see the information below regarding the new Box Top App and Procedures for the 2019-2020 School Year!
There are two types of Box Tops this year - electronic (must scan your receipt with the new app to get the money to the school), and the original Box Tops (can cut them out and send them in with your student!)
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you have a student entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please stop by the Otsego Elementary Office between 8am-4pm during week days to pick up a registration packet, or you can download and print the forms from our school website (otsegoknights.org) under the Parent tab on the Elementary Page.
Feel free to bring proof of residency, certified original birth certificate, photo ID of parent/guardian, immunization record, and complete court file-stamped custody papers (if applicable) and we can make copies and add them to your student's file. If you are unable to bring them at this time, please plan to have them at your screening appointment in June.
If you have any questions regarding registration and/or screening please call the Otsego Elementary Office at 419-823-4381 Option 4.
Preschool Registration for 2020-2021
*Please note: You will need your $210 deposit as well as the $40 supply fee with you when you register. If you qualify for free tuition with the required paperwork or are placed on the waiting list, your deposit/check will be returned.
*Students must turn 3 on or before August 1st, 2020, and be completely potty trained (unless on an IEP), to attend preschool. Also, 3 year olds may ONLY attend 2 or 3 days per week and are not eligible to attend more days.
*Students who are not Otsego School District Residents, and who are not following a staff member, will not be placed in a class until after June 1, 2020. You are still welcome to register at anytime.
Otsego Cross Country (If we have sports)
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