Otsego Junior High
September 22, 2023
FROM THE DESK OF MR. RIFE
Happy Friday OJHS,
One week to go to pick up your World's Finest Chocolate. We started the sale a week ago with 450 boxes of chocolate, we passed out all of the boxes and had to order more! This money is used to support our field trips throughout the junior high experience. Some of the places that we go are Wood County Courthouse, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Mud Hens, Washington DC, as well as many more student experiences.
Please familiarize yourself with the Homework Calendar located on our website. I have enclosed a link below for quick reference. This is the location where homework/classwork will be posted for you to view.
Here is the link to our Homework Calendar:
If you have an emergency/crisis school situation and need to speak to someone at the school please call the office at 419-823-4381 ext. 3100
SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
PARENT/STUDENT NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Please fill out this needs assessment for your student. Data collected in this survey will be used to help plan counseling programing for the school year.
MRS. LAUDICK'S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
LETTER FROM MRS. GASE
Dear Parents & Guardians
I would like to take a moment to inform you about legislation that impacts Otsego. The Ohio House Bill 123, also known as the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE) Act, was enacted in 2021, and I want to provide you with an overview of its implications.
Ohio House Bill 123 is a comprehensive approach to school and student safety. The SAVE Students Act was passed knowing that student success is dependent on whether students feel safe and supported in school. In terms of this legislation’s impact on our school and students, Ohio HB 123 mandates that all school districts are required to provide one hour of instruction to 6th-12th graders starting in the 2023-2024 school year in the following areas:
Suicide awareness and prevention
Safety training and violence prevention
The school district must use a training program that has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education. For a full breakdown of the SAVE Students Act, please follow this link: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Safety-and-Violence-Education-Students-SAVE-Stude
While this legislation may seem extensive, we have been providing many of these mandates for several years, and we feel confident that we are able to continue to provide this necessary education. After reviewing all of the information, if you decide you do NOT want your child to participate in this education, please fill out the Google Form below.
Mary Gase MSW LSW OCPS
Otsego Schools Social Worker
419.823.4381 ext 3403
If you do NOT want you child participating in Safety and Violence Education please follow this link to and complete the form:https://forms.gle/X1ETpT8vFHvSfthy5
JUNIOR HIGH FAQ
Where do I drop off my child for school? You'll enter using the main campus entrance and immediately turn right to drop off in front of the Junior High entrance. This is where you'll also pick up your child.
Do I need to send in a note if I'm picking up my child early? No, notes are not needed at the JH level. Please leave yourself enough time to come in and sign your child out. We'll call them down when you get here.
Do I have to come in with my child to sign them in if they're late or after returning from an appointment? No, students can sign themselves in.
How do I pay for lunches? You can pay electronically via Payschools. There's also a locked box with envelopes hanging outside the office for lunch money.
A couple of days after school pictures you can go onto Jostenspix.com and view/order your child's school pictures. Just go to their website and enter the Event Code provided below.
Junior High Pictures
Event Code: FE134623
Picture retake day is September 1.
September 12: World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser 9/12-9/27
October 9: District PD Day - NO SCHOOL
October 17: Band Concert, 7:00
October 24-28: 8th Grade Washington DC Trip
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)
Then type: TIPS
GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Tontogany Downtown Revitalization Survey
STAPLES FREE TECH RECYCLING
Jon Rife, Principal
419-823-4381 ext. 3101
Kristen Laudick, School Counselor
419-823-4381 ext. 3006
Joyce Fausnaugh, Administrative Assistant
419-823-4381 ext. 3100