Otsego High School
Weekly Newsletter (S2 WEEK 19)
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From the Desk of Mr. O'Shea
A Night in the Rose Garden
It's Prom Weekend! I hope everyone going to Prom on Saturday has a wonderful evening. Thank You, Julie Danko, and the Prom Committee as well as all the parents who volunteered to fundraise and organize After Prom. This should be a very special weekend for our students and it could not have happened if not for your efforts. Students Masks are required at the dance and you will have your temperature checked at the door. You will also be required to dance with your dinner group in designated areas.
Finally, for Seniors and Senior Parents, there is a lot of updated information about upcoming graduation events. Make sure you read carefully below.
#OneHeartbeat Go, Knights!
After meeting with representatives from BGSU and the STROH Center we have made some changes. Please read carefully below.
- Each Graduating Senior will be given Six (6) tickets for the ceremony.
- Each Ticket is an assigned seat. (For example, Row H; Seat 13) Guests are REQUIRED to sit in the seat designated on their ticket.
- There are no general admission seats. (A ticket is required for entry)
- The event will be Livestreamed by BGSU (Details to come)
- Ticket Distribution:
Tickets will be handed out during a Senior Class Meeting on THURSDAY, May 20th at 12:15pm
- Students must bring their caps and gowns with them to this meeting
Lunch will be provided (Koch/O’Shea Cookout)
Senior Clap Out through the buildings following lunch
You MUST Reserve the number of tickets you would like for graduation. Each Graduating Senior may request up to 6 tickets. If your family has a situation such as a split family or some other unique circumstance that requires more than six, You will need to request additional tickets here and explain the reason for the request. We will take into consideration each request on an individual basis. However, the graduate's PARENTS, SIBLINGS, and GRANDPARENTS are the priority. Extended family members are given lower priority status at this time. Click Here to RESERVE your tickets
- Friday, May 21st at the STROH Center. (Attendance is REQUIRED)
- Time - (Details to come)
Graduation Ceremony Arrival
- The doors to the STROH Center will not open to guests until 1:00 pm the day of graduation.
- Parents will enter the STROH Center at the main entrance of the building
- Graduating seniors will enter the STROH Center at the (Schmidthorst Pavilion Entrance.
- Click Here for Map of Stroh and for details about entering the STROH Center.
Special Masks for the Graduates
- Masks will be required for the Graduation Ceremony and I have purchased special masks for each of you and they will be handed out to you at Graduation Rehearsal. I have included a picture of the masks below.
- Custom Yard Signs have also been ordered for each of you and we will get them to you as soon as they come in.
Senior Class Recognition Ceremony
Ethan Michael Lenox - Son of Jonathan & Carol Lenox
Miriam Judith Chase - Daughter of Roy & Julia Chase
- Top 5% - Summa Cum Laude
Erin Rose Anderson - Daughter of Brad Anderson & Crystal Anderson
Noah Matthew Dzierwa - Son of Matt & Dasa Dzierwa
Abigail Clarene Gase - Daughter of Bill & Mary Gase
Michael Anthony Gonzalez - Son of Michael & Ann Gonzalez
Erika Grace Putnam - Daughter of Donald & Cathy Putnam
Emilia K. Simpson - Daughter of Kevin & Erika Simpson
- Top 10% - Magna Cum Laude
Kylie Marie Barbour - Daughter of Joshua Barbour & Melissa Barbour
Paige Louise Estep - Daughter of Louise Estep
Lillie Eileen Luce - Daughter of David & Danelle Luce
Isabella Annalecia Pino - Daughter of Claudio & Brandie Pino
Addison Linda Sadler - Daughter of Kendra Sadler & Aaron Sadler
Brayden Zane Timko - Son of Ron & Hollie Timko
- Top 15% - Cum Laude
Samuel Carson Lee - Son of Aaron & Jodi Lee
Jacob Hans Miller - Son of Gerald & Ruth Miller
Alexander Thomas Richardson - Son of Michael & Melissa Richardson
Christian Elijah Scott - Son of Ubaldino-Lopez/Katie Cordova; Grandson of Jeff & Vickie Scott
Ashton Arlyn Serrato - Son of Roger Serrato & Jessica Frank
Eve Elizabeth Serrato - Daughter of Roger Serrato &. Jessica Frank
Ashlynn Taylor Treen - Daughter of Jeremy & Nicole Treen
Lucas Grant Weaver - Son of Matt & Dawn Weaver
When we are notified of a student or staff member that has tested positive for Covid-19 we immediately begin contact tracing to determine who was "in close contact" (within 6 ft for longer than 15 minutes) with the infected individual.
- We speak with classroom teachers and look at classroom and bus seating charts and talk to any coaches or advisors if they are involved in other school activities.
- Once we have the list of students in "close contact" we begin contacting parents and printing letters to notify them that their student will need to quarantine. These phone calls will be from administrators or nurses. The letter will specify the start and end date of the quarantine and the date that they will be able to return to school. Parents will be asked to come and get their child from school and the letter will be given to you. We will also email you a digital copy. Student Quarantine Letter SAMPLE - CLICK HERE.
- Then we will email a written notification to all parents/guardians of any student that was in a classroom with the individual that tested positive but was NOT "in close contact." These students will NOT need to quarantine. Classroom Contact Notification Letter SAMPLE - CLICK HERE
- Finally we will update our Covid-19 Dashboard and post a written letter that there was a positive case in the High School. HS Confirmed Case Letter SAMPLE - CLICK HERE
Mask Up, Back Up, & Wash Up.
Mask Up! Students and staff will be required to wear a mask this year at all times while in the building. This video link demonstrates how students should wear their masks at school.
Back Up! The following video illustrates the social distancing expectations for students at the bottle filling stations, restrooms, and in the lunch lines.
Wash Up. Students will be sanitizing their hands every time they enter a classroom and exit. This video demonstrates what this will look like in the High School.
Wash Up! This video demonstrates how students will sanitize their desks at the end of each class before they leave.
On October 13, 2021, Otsego High School will be offering the PSAT for any of our interested sophomore and junior students. The PSAT measures what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college. There are many benefits to taking the PSAT. It will connect you to scholarship opportunities, from the National Merit Scholarship Program and scholarships through their partners. It can help you prepare for other nationally standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT. The PSAT provides students with excellent feedback on your results, including a breakdown of what you answered correctly and incorrectly. You will even receive free practice through Kahn Academy that is tailored to meet individual student needs.
In order to register for the PSAT, you need to click the link below to sign up. There is no fee to take the test, and it will be offered here at Otsego High School. If you do register, you will be required to take the test. Registration will be available through May 21st at the end of the school day. We cannot accept late registrations, as all tests are ordered in June.
THIS FORM WILL AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE AT 3:00 PM ON MAY 21.
Click here to access applications to many local & community scholarships. These receive far fewer applicants than the national & statewide scholarships do. As we receive new ones, they will be added to the file. Email Mrs. Clark with Questions.
THE WEEK in PICTURES
100% Online Students
From the Shield Staff (yearbook)
Seniors, check your email history from Mrs. Bowers for a link to the Google Form to get your senior quote included in the yearbook!
Also Bring in those kindergarten photos!
Congrats on Earning State Degrees!
Three Star National Chapter
Led by seven officers: President Abby Gase, Vice President Collin Britton, Secretary Macey Thomas, Treasurer Cade Limes, Reporter Courtney Reyome, Sentinel Savannah Hernandez, and Student Adviser Cale Green; The Otsego FFA Chapter has been named a Three Star NATIONAL Chapter. Congrats to Mrs. Ayers and all the members of our FFA.
State Preliminary Competition
Florida Trip Meeting
We will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.
Otsego Music Booster Scholarship Winners
Online Bus Route Information
If you have any questions about transportation please direct them towards our transportation director, Eva Vasher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Service Department
Communication with the High School
1. High School Website CLICK HERE The Otsego High School website will more effectively highlight what is important to us and the community. We keep the high school site updated with pictures, news articles, and other important information regarding the district and the building.
2. Twitter (follow @otsegohsoffice @OtsegoAthletics or @KosheaOHS)
Tom Ferdig - Dean of Students/HS Athletic Director
Jen Wronkovich-Clark - School Counselor (Grades 10-12)
Deputy Brian Ruckstuhl - School Resource Officer
The Otsego High School and Junior High School student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes.
The purpose is to create a positive culture with clear expectations every day, everywhere.
Information regarding how we train and prepare to handle situations that threaten the safety of our students and staff as well as protect your children to minimize the harm an outside threat could cause should they come to our school.