Back to School at Otselic Valley

August/September 2021 Updates

WELCOME BACK!

Here's a round up of key information and links useful to parents and caregivers as we prepare to begin the 2021-2022 school year. This digital resource will be updated in real time so feel free to check it for updates. We can't wait to see everyone!

CALENDAR ROUND UP


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19


  • Mandatory sports meeting, 6 pm in the M P R (masks required)
  • Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 pm in the LIBRARY (masks required)


MONDAY, AUGUST 23


  • First day of Boys' and Girls' Varsity Soccer practice (including 9th graders), 8:30 am, school athletic field


TUESDAY, AUGUST 31


  • Device pick up for students in grades 7-12, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


  • Device pick up for students in grades 7-12, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3


  • Car wash and bottle/can drive, 2-6 pm at the South Otselic Fire Department, to benefit the Boys' Soccer team, hosted by the Otselic Valley Booster Club


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9


  • First day of school (7:50 am - 2:25 pm)
  • Modified Soccer practice begins after school, 3-5 pm

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

Messages to families from the Superintendent and Principal


Superintendent's back to school message: click here.


Principal's back to school message: click here.

MASK POLICY

The mask and social distancing requirements used at the end of the last school year will continue for staff and students. Students will be required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth when on the bus, and in school unless they are socially distanced. Students and staff may remove masks when outside for recess and physical education. Please keep your child home if they have a fever or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. The school must send symptomatic students home, and they will then be required to be tested for COVID-19; if tested positive, they will be required to quarantine.

DAILY SCHEDULE

SCHOOL STARTS: 7:50 am

SCHOOL ENDS: 2:25 pm

TARDY: students entering school after 7:50 am are marked tardy

EARLY MORNING DROP OFF: not before 7:30 am


(Please don't arrive earlier than 7:30 am, which is when breakfast starts, because supervision will not be available. For those not interested in breakfast, supervision will be available in the gym and M P R between 7:30 am and 7:40 am, when teachers open their doors.)

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

An UPDATED version of the 2021-2022 school supply list for all grades can be found on our website: click here.

DEVICE PICK UP FOR GRADES 7-12


DEVICE PICK UP TIMES:


  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm


A parent or guardian MUST be present to sign the device agreements prior to a student’s receiving their device. If you are unable to come during the two scheduled days, you may also make an appointment prior to the first day of school to retrieve your child’s device. If you are unable to come before the start of the school year, a copy of the agreement will be mailed home, and must be signed by the parent or guardian and returned on the first day of school BEFORE your child’s device will be distributed to them.

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS

During the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be FREE for all students. No sign up or proof of need is required. Please encourage your child to enjoy two healthy meals each day so they can be fueled for learning.


Even though no family needs to apply for free meals at Otselic Valley, completing a Household Income Eligibility form ensures that Otselic Valley families can benefit from other resources available to some schools in high-need districts. Complete the form found in the print newsletter being mailed to district residents, or find it on the website, here.


YES, students can buy extra breakfast and lunch items. Get more information and sign up for My School Bucks here.

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE

Students must stay home if they are showing COVID symptoms, just like last year. They will be sent home if they show symptoms, and they will also be required to get a COVID-19 test. If students test positive for COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine. Every school day, please send your child to school with a clean mask.

TRANSPORTATION

Some of the bus routes have a few changes for the 2021-2022 school year. Families will receive specific bus route information via School Messenger at a later date. All buses will deliver students to school by 7:45 am, and all buses will leave school at 2:30 pm. Masks will be required while on the bus.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

To see the 2021-2022 school year calendar, click here.

ATHLETICS

MANDATORY MEETING


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 6 pm, in the M P R (masks required):


All student athletes playing in any sport during the 2021-2022 school year and their parents/caregivers are required to attend this important meeting in the M P R. Masks are required regardless of your vaccine status.

MODIFIED SOCCER


Coaches' letter: Click here.

Link to physical form and recent health history form: Click here.

First day of practice: After school on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 3-5 pm

BOYS' VARSITY SOCCER


Coach's letter: Click here.

Link to physical form and recent health history form: Click here.

First day of practice: MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 8:30 am.

GIRLS' VARSITY SOCCER


Coach's letter: Click here.

Link to physical form and recent health history form: Click here.

First day of practice: MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 8:30 am.