Otsego Junior High

March 31, 2023


Happy Friday!

Otsego Families,

Spring is here (maybe not Spring-like weather) and this means we will have a lot of activities and adjusted schedules to accommodate these traditional 4th quarter "things." State testing will begin the week of April 17th, some field trips are upcoming, and just the hustle and bustle to close out the school year. Stay focused and keep doing your best!

Next Week's Schedule.....

4/3 Monday- White Day Schedule

4/4 Tuesday- Orange Day Schedule

4/5 Wednesday- Black Day Schedule

4/6 Thursday- White Day Schedule

4/7 Friday- NO SCHOOL (Begins Spring Break)

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.


April 7-14: Spring Break

April 19-20: ELA State Testing

April 23: Music Boosters Chicken Barbecue

April 26: 8th Grade Field Trip to a Mud Hens Game

April 27-28: FCCLA State Competition

May 2-3: Math State Testing

May 4: Science State Testing (8th grade only)

May 4: Choir Concert, 7:00

May 19: Student of the Month Lunch, (during lunch in the gym)

May 29: Memorial Day, No School

June 1: Last Day of School


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April 5 @ Oak Harbor Inv., 4:00

April 14 @ Lakota Inv., 4:30

April 17 @ Elmwood, 4:15

April 19 (H) Rossford, 4:15

April 22 @ Swanton Inv., 9:00

April 24 @ Woodmore, 4:15

April 26 (H) Lake, 4:15

April 28 @ Elmwood Inv., 4:30

May 1 @ Genoa, 4:15

May 3 (H) Eastwood, 4:15

May 8 @ Fostoria, 4:!5

May 10 @ North Baltimore Inv., 4:45

May 12 (H) NBC Championship Meet, 4:30


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Football and Basketball Camp

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Girls Basketball Youth Camp

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OTSEGO Basketball Shooting Camp

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October 2023 8th Grade Washington DC Field 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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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