Otsego Middle School

August 13, 2022

Welcome to Otsego Middle School!

Thank you for choosing Otsego Middle School! We couldn't be more excited to welcome your student back to school on Monday, August 15th. We had a great time last week welcoming our newest middle schoolers at 6th grade camp followed by welcoming our 7th & 8th grade students at our Open House on Thursday. It was wonderful to see the halls packed and the excitement level high. If you or your student were unable to make it to either event, no worries. Please see below how your student can obtain their class schedule for 1st trimesters.


We hope that you find this newsletter helpful with start up information. You can count on us to send out a weekly newsletter via Infinite Campus to keep you in the loop. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. My email address is mkoenig@otsegops.org. Looking forward to starting the best year yet!


Sincerely,

Melissa Koenig

Principal

Mark Your Calendars

Aug. 15 - First Day of School

Building Opens at 7:15 a.m.

Assembly 9:00 a.m.

Aug. 18 - 6th Grade Band Fit & Rent

School Pictures - 8 a.m.

Aug. 19 - No School

Aug. 22 - Chromebooks distributed during 1st hour to students who have completed paperwork

Fall sports begin

Aug. 24 - Delayed Start - 1st hour begins at 9:15 a.m.

Aug. 26 - No School

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Student Support Services Spotlight (aka social/emotional health) - Back to School!

Here at OMS, we are SO excited to welcome students back! What a terrific opportunity! We also recognize that returning to school IS a transition. Transitions require some preparation! We are busy getting our building ready to have a safe learning environment for all. There are things you can do to prepare for your child's return. Kids Health has a great list for back to school. Here is a link for more detail:


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/back-school.html?view=ptr&WT.ac=p-ptr

Students Should Report to 1st Hour on Monday

We will start our day in 1st hour on Monday. If your student needs a copy of his/her schedule, we will have tables set up outside by grade level with paper copies for each student. Schedules are also live now on Infinite Campus.

Lunch Schedule for 1st Trimester

6th Graders - 10:58-11:28 a.m.


7th Graders - Depending on your student's 4th hour teacher, determines if they have 1st or 2nd lunch. If your student has Mrs. Grove, Mrs. Leneway, Ms. Moore, Mr. Piersma, Mrs. Sutherland, they have 1st lunch. If your 7th grade student has Mrs. Conner, Mrs. Lincoln or Ms. Meyer, they have 2nd lunch.


8th Graders - 12:04-12:34 p.m.

Medication Permission Paperwork Needed

If your child takes either prescription medication or over-the-counter medication, it needs to be kept in the main office. Please stop by the office and fill out the necessary paperwork.

Electronic Forms

This year our paperwork is online! :) Please make sure the following forms are completed by Friday, August 19th.

https://forms.gle/RjJL6BPwobnxG9df8

1:1 Paperwork Required Before Distribution

Your middle school student may be wondering when they get their chromebook. It won't be long now! Our tech department will begin distribution the Monday, August 22nd during 1st hour. To avoid disappointment, please make sure that you complete the annual 1:1 Parent Agreement/Insurance Payment. This form needs to be completed before your student can receive their chromebook.


1:1 Parent Informational Meeting Video


Robotics is Back!

There will be mandatory meeting for students and parents that are interested in Middle School Robotics Wednesday, August 31st at 7 pm in the Middle School Media Center. This meeting will cover all important information for the upcoming season. It is very important students and at least one parent is at the meeting.


Please email Mr. Miller mmiller@otsegops.org with more questions.

Fall Sports for OMS Begins August 22nd!

Students will have the opportunity to participate in fall sports this season. Sixth-eighth graders will be able to participate in cross country. Seventh & eighth graders will have the opportunity to participate in volleyball and football. The first step to the process is signing your student up on Final Forms. Once they are registered, coaches will communicate via Final Forms all of the details. To register your student-athlete, please go to: Final Forms
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Transportation Questions?

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RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT:

988--Suicide Prevention HotlineThe 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress


Gryphon Place: 269-381-4357 (HELP). Gryphon Place is a 24/7 service for immediate emotional support or crisis.


Text Hotline: Text the word HOME to 741741. This is a resource for texting support when someone is in emotional distress.