Superintendent's Weekly Update -July 11th

Otsego Community -

Penta Students Earn Top Awards at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Students from Penta Career Center’s Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, and satellite Family and Consumer Sciences programs competed at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference held July 3-7, 2016 in San Diego, California. Thirty students earned either gold or silver medals in various competitions. The following Otsego Junior High students earned silver medals for the Parliamentary Procedure contest: Noah Roseman, William Agan, Joseph DiFeterici, Kale Vollmar, and Luke West.

FCCLA is a dynamic and effective student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Community Events- There are several new community events listed below.

Memorial for Daimyen Bayless - A few of Daimyen's friends and classmates are putting together a memorial for Daimyen tomorrow night. It will be from 6 to 8 pm in Grand Rapids behind Rita's on the Maumee River. You are welcome to bring a photo of Daimyen and say a few words.


Revised 2016-2017 School Calendar: We revised our school calendar for next year. They are minor change and we believe these changes will give us fewer distractions and add more instructional time to our school year. High School exams will be moved to the last week of school in December and that is when 1st semester will end. As a result of this change, winter break will be extended one additional day. January 3rd will be a teacher work day and the 1st day back for students will be Wednesday, January 4th. After discussions with parents and staff, we believe that we should reduce the number of 2 hour delays for AM In-Service from 6 to 4. The 2 hour delays for AM In-Service will be September 21st, October 19th, February 6th, and March 1st. 2016-2017 School Calendar

Online Registration: You received a follow up email from InfoSnap. Please take 5 mins to fill out your registration for the upcoming a school year. I have had numerous parents comment on how little time it takes to complete this. Please complete these ASAP.

Immunizations: The State of Ohio change the requirements for immunizations. Please take a look at the information below. This needs to be completed before school begins in August.

Athletic Physicals and Baseline Testing: Please sign up for for baseline concussion testing ASAP. This is required for all HS athletes and our goal is to have every athlete completed by August 1st. http://www.signupschedule.com/otsegosportsmed

Click here for information regarding Athletic Physicals


Adam Koch, Superintendent



Back to School Week Information: High School Commons (please park in the back parking lot)

Wednesday, August 10th 2:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 11th Noon – 6:00 pm

· School pictures taken for Elementary, Junior High, and High School 9th-12th grades (including Penta Students)

· School fees-pay Elementary and JH.

· Grades K-5 - $40

· Grades 6-8 - $30

· Athletics-all pay to participate fees, schedules.

· Jeanne Jeffers, Food Service Director, to hand out menus, fill out free/reduced lunch forms, and add lunch money to your child’s account.

· Eva Vasher, Transportation Director, to hand out bus schedules and bus stops.

· Schedule pick up for HS and JH students.

· High School Yearbooks will be for sale

· Otsego Music Boosters will have a table at back to school days to collect Band and Choir fees, Music spirit wear, volunteer sign ups, Music related notification listings and Formal wear fittings. Check those closets to see if your tux pants, shirt, formal dress or marching shoes still fit or if you will need a different size ordered!

Picture Forms: Please visit the main page at www.otsegoknights.org to download the individual school picture form. There is a code in the top left corner of the page that you can use to order online before the event. If you do not want to order online there will be forms available during back to school days.

Open House Information – Thursday, August 18th

Elementary School – 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Junior High – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

High School – 7:00 to 8:00 pm

** 6th Grade only meeting in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Community Wide Dinner in the Parking Lot the Night of Open House!

The Otsego Elementary PTO will be sponsoring various food trucks in the parking lot from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. on Thursday, August 18th

Thank you for the support of the Elementary PTO!




If you have any questions please contact the school.

Central Office and Food Service: 419-823-4381 option 1

High School: 419-823-4381 option 2

Junior High: 419-823-4381 option 3

Elementary: 419-823-4381 option 4

Transportation: 419-823-4381 option 5


New for 2016/2017 School Year, Ohio Law Requires:

12th Graders to have a booster dose of meningitis vaccine (unless first dose was given after 16th birthday)

7th Graders to have 1 dose of meningitis vaccine in addition to 1 dose of Tdap vaccine.

Click here for more information


Hard to believe we are thinking about next year already! Click on the following link for more information regarding advertisement opportunities for the Fall Athletic Programs. Program Ads and Senior Ads

Cheerleading Fundraiser

Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors

I would like to introduce a way for the community to ask the Otsego Team a question, clarify a rumor, address a concern, or comment on anything Otsego. Please use the form below to ask your question. We will answer them throughout the year in this update. Our goal is to be transparent with the Otsego Community and give you another avenue to ask us questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email. Thank you!

Click here to submit your question

Community Events Section

Reminder: Please send me any and all community events that you might know of. I love sharing things in and around our great community. I will start sending out updates every Friday starting the first week of school. If you could email me community events by Thursday evening that would be great. Thank you.

Travel Baseball Team Tryout: The Orange Crush 11U Baseball Team will be having a tryout for fall and summer leagues this Saturday, July 16th, at Lusher Park in Haskins from 10 am to Noon. The team is full of only kids from Otsego but is not affiliated with Otsego in any way. We play in a competitive league against other travel teams. We are looking for 1-2 kids to fill our roster. FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT: SCOTT JEREMY (419)304-5767

MATT STUDER (419)340-2099

Tontogany Fest Art Walk

United Way Back to School Fair Info

Free Health Screening - WESTON FREE HEALTH SCREENING - Wood County Health District is hosting a free heart health screening event in Weston on July 21 at Sonlight Church and Community Center. It is for ages 27-50 years old. Participants must fast prior to the screenings and schedule an appointment.

Otsego Board of Education

President: Brad Anderson banderson.otsego@gmail.com

Vice President: Judy Snyder jasnyder715@gmail.com

Board Member: James Harter jameslharter@gmail.com

Board Member: Mark Tolles mdt814@cs.com

Board Member: Elizabeth Gorski jegorski@frontier.com

Lisa Austin, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator

Lori Rea, Curriculum and Technology Integration Director

Lauri Dunham, Special Education Supervisor

Stephen Bihary, School Psychologist

Kevin Olds, Assistant Principal Grades 6-12 and High School Athletic Director

Marc Opsincs, Assistant Elementary Principal

Eva Vasher, Director of Transportation

Joyce Wright, Athletic & Building Facilities Coordinator

Rick Haskins, Director of Maintenance and Custodial