OTSEGO LOCAL SCHOOLS
Superintendent's Weekly Update - June 2, 2021
Online Registration: ** REQUIRED FOR ALL K-12 STUDENTS
Final Forms online registration is now open for students in grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Online registration is a requirement for all parents of new or returning students. This MUST be completed by a parent or guardian. FinalForms is the information the school uses to communicate with parents via email and phone and has to be updated yearly by the parent.
Click on the link below to start your online registration.
If your student has never attended Otsego and is new to the district, you will want to create a "New Account".
If you have a returning student, this is the same email and password that you have used in the past. Once you have logged in, you will see this text box to register for the 2021-2022 school year.
All parents and students must complete the online registration by July 1, 2021.
Otsego Job Openings:
Summer and Fall Substitute Grounds Crew - We are looking for someone to work 30-40 hours per week this summer and fall helping mow, landscape, and paint our athletic fields. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior High/High School Choir Teacher.
Grades 3-5 Intervention Specialist - Must have a K-12 Intervention Specialist License.
Anyone interested and qualified should submit a letter of interest, resume, copy of your current teaching license, and three letters of recommendation on or before June 11, 2021. Please send your information to: Lisa Austin at email@example.com
Recess Monitor 5 days/week - 2.5 hours/day 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Aide - 4 days/week - 7 hours/day
Student Aide - 5 days/week - 6.75 hours/day
Student Aide 5 days/week - 6.75 hours/day
SUMMER FEEDING STARTS JUNE 14th
Board Meeting Highlights
Recognition of Otsego Junior High and High School Students of the Month for May:
6th Grade – Abrie Knight, Ayden Williams; 7th Grade – Leah McCabe, Keegan Mentrek;
8th Grade – Jacinda Hendricks, Kaden Knapp; Freshman – Jacob Guthrie;
Sophomore – Sofia Ellis; Junior – Moira Yaney; Senior – Josie Adams
Recognition of the State Wrestlers
Devin Buchs diploma – Kevin O’Shea
Food Service Update – Emily Bires
Superintendent’s Update – Adam Koch
Treasurer’s Financial Reports / Recommendations
A. Approved the Financial Report
B. Approved the Five Year Forecast with Assumptions for the May 2021 submission
C. Approved the new accounts: 507-9022 ESSER II; 001-9044 PPO Reimbursements
D. Approved LGS Contract
E. Approved FMLA
F. Approved the salary advancement for the 2021-2022 school year
G. Approved all donations to Otsego Local School District
H. Revised the Otsego Preschool Handbook- "How do I pay my tuition"
A. Approval of the membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and
agreement to conduct Otsego athletic programs in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws,
Regulations, Interpretations, and Decision of the OHSAA for the 2021-2022 school year
B. Approved the FY22 On-Site Technical Services Agreement (Rent-a-Tech) with NWOCA
C. Approved the Technical Services agreement with NBEC per Exhibit 11
D. Approved the Memorandum of Understanding with BGSU and Otsego Schools per Exhibit 12
E. Final reading and approval of the following 2021-2022 Handbooks – Junior High, High School, Athletic Code of Conduct, and Coaches Handbook
F. Approved the following changes in personnel:
Rescind Retirement Resignation:
Dale Bernard, teacher
Linda Evans, aide, effective end of day May 28, 2021
Patty Kummerer, custodian, effective May 13, 2021
Kortney Sutter, aide, effective August 2021
Brien Sewell, Teacher
Non-renewal of the following employees effective end of 2020-2021 school year:
Jane Alexander, Bonnie Armitage, Donna Baker, Christopher Feather
Non-renewal of Music Assistants effective June 30, 2021:
Janet Burg, Jim George, Nick Krabill, Laurie Limes, Ray Novak
Non-renewal of OES Extended Care Workers effective end of 2020-2021 school year:
Robin Gomer, Becky Hatfield, Michelle Hollar, Denise Richardson, Zion Richardson, Brock Snyder
Summer 2021 OES Extended Care Workers:
Robin Gomer, Becky Hatfield, Michelle Hollar, Riley Hollar, Denise Richardson, Zion Richardson,
Brock Snyder, Amy Soto
Summer 2021 Student Workers:
Jason Jones, Logan Zulch
Certified Employees’ One-Year Limited Contracts for 2021-2022 School Year:
Kaitlyn Girona, Kortni Martin, Lauren Miller
Classified Employees’ One-Year Limited Contracts for 2021-2022 School Year:
Continuing: Amanda Eggenton, Lorrie Mayer, Ashley Shepard, Amy Zimmerman (cook)
2 Year Limited: Tonya Boyer, Jill Gierhart, Lezlie Hacker, Deb Null, Amanda Nusbaum, Amy Zimmerman (bus driver)
1 Year Limited: Jane Alexander, Bonnie Armitage, Donna Baker, Christopher Feather, Tim McKenzie
Virtual Student Symposium WInners
The group with the best overall presentation was submitted to the Midwest Earth System Science Virtual Student Research Symposium, which was held on May 13, 2021. The group that was chosen to represent Otsego included Ella Kosinski, Gavyn Kovacevic, Leah McCabe, Logan Riddle, and Ayden Schroeder. The Otsego group was chosen as one of the five winners. The prize was $250 worth of testing equipment to be used in the classroom next year.
Congratulations to this fine group of students!
Weston Library Summer Reading Program
Local Job Openings
Otsego Food Pantry
The Otsego Food Pantry is always willing to help those in need. This service is by appointment only. Please call, text, or email to schedule.
Otsego Food Pantry
c/o Lisa Hatfield
PO Box 261
17700 Beaver Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
Housed in the Grand Rapids First Presbyterian Church – Supported by our Community!
Girls Basketball Camp
Punt Pass and Dribble Camp
Volleyball Mintonette Program - Incoming 4th through 6th graders
COMMUNITY EVENTS SECTION
We are so excited to announce that Black Swamp Conservancy is hosting a drive-in screening of two films that explore our relationship with the land.
Please help us get the word out about this fun and safe event to your family, friends, community, and those in your organization!
When: Thursday, June 17th
Where: Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater, Liberty Center, OH, a short 30-minute drive from Toledo
Time: Gates will open at 8:30 pm; movies begin at dusk
Cost: Free and open to the public
Donations to Black Swamp Conservancy are appreciated and can be made online here.
Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring camp chairs and a portable FM radio if you wish to sit outside your car.
About the films
Farmscape Ecology (26 min) follows a unique research collaborative in New York’s Hudson Valley as they work to discover how farming and wildlife can co-exist and how they can contribute to each other’s success. Directed by Jon Bwermaster.
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (82 min) examines the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of farmer, writer, and activist Wendell Berry. Directed by Laura Dunn; Produced by Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, and Nick Offerman.
Thank you for your help in passing the word along! We look forward to seeing you at the drive-in!
K-12 Fitted for Success Program
Wood County Dept. of Job and Family Services
K-12 Fitted for Success Program
The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is now accepting applications for the K-12 Fitted for Success program for the 2021-2022 school year. 500 children who live in Wood County will be provided with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies and new shoes and
socks. Assistance with winter coats may also be provided based upon availability.
Assistance is provided on a first come/first serve basis. Proof of household income, Birth Certificates or other proof of citizenship and Social Security cards for all family members must be provided. Families must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify. For a family of 4, this about $4,400 or less in gross income per month. The income amount varies based on family
size. Families do not have to verify school enrollment for this year’s application.
Applications should be received by August 6, 2021 but will be accepted until 500 children are approved. Assistance will be distributed to approved families in August. Interested families may call 419-376-3488 or visit woodcountyjfs.com to request an application to be sent by mail. Applications are also available to print on the website or to pick up at WCDJFS 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road Bowling
Green. Completed applications may be returned by mail or dropped off at the above address. The agency lobby is open M-F from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and a secure outdoor drop box is available 24/7.