OSD QuickNews

September 17, 2022

Social and sensitive issues preview night

Othello School District will host a social and sensitive issues preview night on Monday, September 19 at 5:30 in the district office boardroom (1025 S. 1st Ave.). The purpose of the preview night is to give families an opportunity to review the curriculum materials and to ask questions. We are not previewing new materials for adoption.

Opt-out forms will be available at the event, or at your child's school ay time after September 19.

If you wish to preview the curriculum at another time, please contact Dorothy Martinez at the OSD office (488-2659 Ext. 1010) to make arrangements.

Monday, Sep. 19th, 5:30pm

1025 South 1st Avenue

Othello, WA

Othello youth find success and fun at the fair

It's been a busy fun-filled week for may Othello students who participated in the Othello Fair.

FFA students, who recently also participated in the Grant County Fair found similar success in Othello.

Market Results:

Mariza Gonzalez and Whitlee Hollenbeck received 3rd in their class for lamb market.

Madison Getz received Grand Champion for her market goat.

Brendan getz received 3rd in champion round for his market hog.

Jeslan Valdez received Grand Champion with her market chicken.

Tristan Hampton received Reserved Grand Champion with his market chicken.

Fit and Show Results:

All members received a blue ribbon for their hard work and dedication to showmanship.

Whitlee Hollenbeck received Grand Champion showing her ewe lamb.

Mariza Gonzalez received 3rd in the champion round showing her lamb.

Trystan Hampton received Grand Champion for his showmanship with his chicken.

Jeslan Valdez also received Grand Champion for her showmanship with her chicken

Madyson Ramon received Reserved Grand Champion with her chicken.

All FFA Participants:


Jeslan Valdez

Madyson Ramon

Tryston Hampton

Chloe Hampton


Madison Getz

Cj Martinez

Jonathon Rios


Whitlee Hollenbeck

Mariza Gonzalez

Alondra Hernandez


Brenden Getz

Kyle Rasor

There are still results coming in from Friday. We're proud of all of our students who participated an volunteered at the fair this year!

A few pictures from events are included below. We'll have more on our Facebook page soon!

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First graders take fair field trip

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OHS football team showing solidarity with Hanford High School student battling cancer

Othello High School's football team are showing solidarity for Cole Mullins, a senior at Hanford High School who is battling cancer. The team will be wearing purple and yellow stickers bearing the number 9 and Cole's initials.
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Lighthouse partnering with law enforcement to provide gang training

Lighthouse Community Center, Othello Police Department and the Adams County Juvenile Court are partnering together to bring a gang training on September 23. This training will focus on youth gangs that are our area. Information that you will learn will be: Signs, Symbols, Colors, Definitions, How do youth get involved and How do gangs organize recruitments. If you have any questions, feel free to email: jcampos@lighthousecc.one

Click here to register.

Annual FERPA notice

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them.

Please click the link below for more information.

Directory information opt-out notice

Othello School District may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written consent, unless you have advised the district to the contrary. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow Othello School District to include information from your child’s education records in certain school publications. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • A playbill, showing your student’s role in a drama production;
  • The annual yearbook;
  • Honor roll or other recognition lists;
  • Graduation programs; and
  • Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members.
  • Social media posts promoting school activities.
  • District or school newsletters including printed or electronic newsletters.
  • School district and school websites.
  • Videos produced by Othello School District our our partners.
  • Press releases or other information shared with media partners like newspapers, radio stations, or television stations.
  • Presentations made to the school district’s board of directors or local organizations.

To learn more about directory information releases, uses, and how to opt-out, click here.

Start your new career with OSD!

A new career opportunity awaits you at Othello School District! We have positions open in teaching, maintenance, transportation, food services, and more! Click the link below to view our current openings and apply today!
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Othello School District

Othello School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For more information, contact Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Executive Director of Human Resources, Sandra Villarreal, (509) 488-2659, svillarreal@othelloschools.org; and 504 Coordinator: Heidi Wagner, (509) 488-2659, hwagner@othelloschools.org.

Questions about OSD QuickNews? Contact Ed Petersen, Director of Public Relations & Communications.