Otsego Elementary Extra

Principal's Weekly Update - June 2, 2022

2022-2023 School Calendar

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2023-2024 School Calender

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School Supply Kit Sale

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Elementary Cross Country

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Extended Care Information

It is that time to enroll your child in the Extended Care Program for the Summer or the School year of 2022-2023. So if you are interested, please visit the website listed below after May 16th. The Registration packet and fee can not be signed or turned in, until on or after May 16th.


Summer OES Extended Care begins June 13th through August 12th, with the hours of 7 am-6 pm. In July we will be closed on the 1st through the 5th, to recognize the 4th of July.

OES Extended Care school year for 2022-2023 will start on August 24th, 2022 with the hours of 6:30 am - 6 pm.

All of the registration materials are available on the website or hard copies are available in the Elementary Office on or after May 16th for 2022-2023.

A few things to remember:

  1. Students must be at least 5 years old to attend Extended Care.

  2. A $10 deposit is required for all families and must be turned in before using the program.

  3. A packet needs to be filled out for each student every year (paperwork expires each year on June 1st).

  4. All parts of the packet must be filled out completely before a student can start using the program.

  5. An active credit card form must be on file to pay for the Extended Care Amounts.

If you have any billing or registration questions or concerns, please contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext 4401.

Fees and Credit Card Update

Otsego Local Schools has a new method for accepting Credit Card payments online now.

We now use PaySchools Central which allows parents to pay for their children's school fees and also to put money on their lunch account. You can still pay by check or cash, but this is the method to pay by credit card.

Here is the link to our website to get started:


You will need to create a PaySchools account and then add each of your children to your account.

**You will need the Student ID number in order to register your child. This is the same number that parents use to login into the Powerschool Gradebook and is the same as the lunch ID number. If you do not know your child's number, please contact the office.

If you have trouble setting up an account,

there is a support link or you can call their support line at 1-877-393-6628

In the case of shared parenting:

1. Invoices are emailed to the "primary residential parent" (which is the Contact #1 in Final Forms)

2. Each parent, however, can create a PaySchools account and add a child to their account to make payments.

Even if you do not use PaySchools to pay fees or add lunch money, you can still create an account so that you can "monitor" your student's balances.

Summer Groups Available at Children's Resource Center

The following are summer groups that are being offered through the Children's Resource Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. If you are interested in learning more, please call them at 419-352-7588.

SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress)

SPARCS is an evidence-based treatment designed to equip adolescents with tools for coping when their responses to current and future stressors are impacted by past painful events.

Ages- 12-18 years old

Time- 2.5 hours, 2 days/week for 5 weeks...specific day/time will be determined soon

Where- @CRC, in-person- transportation will be provided

When- Starting Mid/late June

Goals of group:

  • Understand how their bodies respond to stress
  • Manage emotions and impulsivity that may be related to their histories

  • Develop stronger relationships and networks of support

  • Improve communication skills in order to achieve their goals

  • Make better decisions for their lives

  • Identify what gives their lives purpose and meaning

ADHD Summer camp

ADHD Summer Camp is a program modeled after The Summer Treatment Program (STP) developed by Dr. William Pelham. STP is an evidence-based program designed to help children with ADHD get along better with others and improve their academic skills through sports skills training and practice. Children are placed in age-matched groups and receive intensive experience in functioning as a group, making friends, and interacting appropriately with adults.

Ages- 6-12 years old

Time- 2.5 hours, 5 days/week for 5 weeks...specific time will be determined soon

Where- @CRC, in-person- transportation will be provided

When- Starting Mid-June

Goals of group:

  • Developing problem-solving, social skills, and social awareness to support healthy relationships with peers

  • Developing the ability to follow directions, complete tasks

  • Improving self-esteem by developing competencies in areas necessary for daily life functioning including interpersonal, recreational, and other task-related areas.

Skills Group

2 days/week …about a year-long

  • Age groups 7-9, 10-12, 13-15

Skills Group serves children and adolescents who experience severe emotional difficulties and high-risk behaviors across settings. Clients learn and practice skills in a safe therapeutic setting with the intention of transferring these skills to other settings (i.e. home, school, and community). The goal is to help reduce high-risk behavior and improve functioning to prevent more restrictive placements.

Skills Group provides treatment interventions based on the Sanctuary Model. The team actively works to create an environment that promotes healing. Clients are educated about specific tools to help manage and recover from stressful or adverse experiences that affect their current functioning. Clients create a safety plan and a self-care plan.


  • 1 day/week……10 weeks

  • Age groups 7-9, 10-12, 13-15

Coping Skills group provides support with emotional regulation, increasing healthy coping skills and mindfulness regarding the multiple changes/stressors clients are experiencing- school, pandemic, illnesses, loss of routine, and normalcy in their lives.


  • 1 day/week… about a year-long

  • Age groups 10-12, 13-15, 16-18

Adventure Therapy is a trauma-informed model that involves active and multi-dimensional experiences including, challenging team problem-solving initiatives, games, projects, and challenges that provide opportunities for learning and growth. Youth work effectively together in a group and develop new behaviors and skills that lead to success in their homes, schools, and communities. Adventure therapy staff are assisting your children in the moment to interrupt dysfunctional responses, reinforce desired responses, and strengthen better choices when focusing on communication, problem-solving, frustration tolerance, and working with others. The focus is to incorporate these skills in a fun and interactive way to encourage the continued growth of these skills for your child.

Benefits of Adventure Therapy include increased self-regulation, emotions, and behaviors; improved relationships with adults and peers; and learning skills including problem-solving, emotion regulation, communication, teamwork, and leadership.

CRC Notes

Families working with the Children's Resource Center should have received a letter and or confirmation of summer services and when those will be starting. If CRC has not contacted you, then please reach out to them for information regarding summer programming and services.

Basketball Open Gym

There will be a basketball open gym for any future 6th graders on June 2nd and June 29th from 4:30-5:45 at the Junior High Gym. The doors will open at 4:15.

Otsego Youth Soccer

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Otsego Basketball and Football Camp Registration

Otsego's 2022 Basketball and Football Camp will be July 12th,13th 14th, Tues.-Thurs. for grades 3-8.

9:00-10:30 - Incoming 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade -Basketball / Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th Grade -Football
10:30-12:00 - Incoming 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade -Football / Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th Grade -Basketball

**Check In will be from 8:30 – 9:00 in the High School Commons on Tuesday July 12

Cost of the Camps:
Both Football and Basketball……$50
Football Only…………………….. $40
Basketball Only………………….. $40

*All campers receive a camp T-shirt
*Please bring your own drink

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 1st
(If players register after July 1st, we can’t guarantee a T-Shirt for them)

Make Checks Payable to: Otsego B.O.E.

Mail Payment to
Otsego High School
Steve Carroll
18505 Tontogany Creek Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

OR - Please bring payment on first day of camp.

Steve Carroll (419) 823-4381 ext. 1101
Josh Lindke (419) 389-2351

Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

If you were unable to attend the meeting on March 9th, but have a student entering kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year, please stop by the Otsego Elementary Office anytime starting March 10, to pick up a registration packet, or you can download and print the forms from our school website (otsegoknights.org) under the Registration tab on the Elementary Page. (These forms will not be accessible until March 10).

If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Round Up, registration and/or screening please call the Otsego Elementary Office at 419-823-4381 Option 4.

Community Events/Information

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Girls Summer Basketball Camp

Please see the attached flyer for a youth girls basketball camp this summer.

The registration link is https://forms.gle/rez9mJ35SDXEfbz3A

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Follow Us on Twitter

Preschool: @OtsegoPreK

Kindergarten: @OtsegoK

1st Grade: @OtsegoFirst

2nd Grade: @OtsegoGrade2

3rd Grade: @OtsegoGrade3

4th Grade: @OtsegoGrade4

5th Grade: @OtsegoGrade5

School Counselor: @OEScounselors

Principal: @kbaughman723

Assistant Principal: @buchman_becky

PE Teacher: @AmyKonoff

School Nurse: @nursejaneots

Otsego Food Service: @Otsego_Cafe

Heard a rumor or have a question?

Please send me an e-mail or give me a call!

Jenny Helberg

Administrative Assistant

Angie Norman

Administrative Assistant

Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl

School Resource Officer

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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