Superintendent's Weekly Update - June 25, 2021

Otsego Community -

Online Registration: ** REQUIRED FOR ALL K-12 STUDENTS

Final Forms online registration is now open for students in grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Online registration is a requirement for all parents of new or returning students. This MUST be completed by a parent or guardian. FinalForms is the information the school uses to communicate with parents via email and phone and has to be updated yearly by the parent.

Click on the link below to start your online registration.


If your student has never attended Otsego and is new to the district, you will want to create a "New Account".

If you have a returning student, this is the same email and password that you have used in the past. Once you have logged in, you will see this text box to register for the 2021-2022 school year.

All parents and students must complete the online registration by July 1, 2021.

Adam Koch



Breakfast and Lunch will be provided all summer to any child under the age of 18th. Please see the flyer below for more information. We are asking that you sign up for each date so that we have an estimate of the amount of food that we will need to prepare. We will provide food for 2 weeks at a time. PLEASE SIGN UP. Anyone can request this food. We are happy to provide food to anyone. It is 100% free for EVERYONE. If you have any questions please contact Emilia Bires at ebires@otsegoknights.org





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Board Meeting Highlights

The May monthly Board Meeting was held last night. The approvals are below.

Treasurer’s Financial Reports / Recommendations

A. Approved the Financial Report

B. Approved the Final Appropriations and Certificate of Estimated Resources for FY21 and Temporary Appropriations for FY22

C. Approved Fund Transfers

D. Approved the annual contract for Sheakley for the Group Retro for BWC

E. Approved the Property Casualty and Fleet Insurance through Wood County Insurance effective July 1, 2021

F. Approved the school fees for the 2021-2022 school year

G. Approved the Food Service prices for the 2021-2022 school year

H. Approved all donations to Otsego Local School District

Superintendent Recommendations

A. Approved the following changes to personnel:

Retirement Resignation:

Bonnie Armitage, Administrative Assistant, effective September 1, 2021


Kirsten Martinez, counselor, effective June 30, 2021

Delaney Miley, intervention specialist

Deb Null, custodial, effective August 15, 2021

2020-2021 School Year Substitutes:

Kortni Martin

Correct the Certified contract for Kortni Martin from Bachelors Step 0 to Bachelors +150 Step 0

Certified Employees’ One-Year Limited Contract for 2021-2022 School Year:

Kayla Phillips School Counselor

Kelly Frailly, Choir

Anna Wetzel, Intervention Specialist

Long Term Substitute for 2021-2022 School Year:

Connie Willeke, Speech-Language Pathologist

Classified Employees’ One-Year Limited Contract for 2021-2022 School Year:

Janet Burg Music Assistant

Victoria Crippen Custodian, effective July 1, 2021

Liz Eberly Aide

Jim George Music Assistant

Jacob Hargrove Music Assistant

Cindy Harter, Aide

Felicity Jinnings Music Assistant

Jamie Lewark Aide

Daniel Moser Custodian, effective July 6, 2021

Deb Null Cook

Randy Tolles Aide

Extended Day Contracts 2021-2022:

Debbie Belleville Extended time 11 days

Kristen Laudick Extended time 11 days

Lauren Miller Extended time 11 days

Kayla Phillips Extended time 11 days

Kevin Schaublin Extended time 11 days

Jennifer Wronkovich-Clark Extended time 11 days

Community Garden/Greenhouse Employees 2021-2022:

Debbie Belleville, Mike Brewster

Supplemental Contracts for 2021-2022 School Year:

Scott Bernthisel Head 7th Grade Football

Audrey Bostdorff 0.5 Assistant H.S. Cheerleading Advisor

Aidan Boulton 0.5 Assistant H.S. Cheerleading Advisor

Scot Bressler Assistant High School Athletic Director

Scott Bylow Assistant Varsity Football

Matt Dzierwa Head Varsity Football

Ed Estep 0.5 Freshman Football

Kelli Euler Head Varsity Volleyball

Vince Falk Head 8th Grade Football

Tom Ferdig Assistant Varsity Football

Brandon Fitch Cross Country – High School

Kelly Frailly H.S. Vocal Solo/Ensemble/Concerts

Kelly Frailly High School Swing Choir

Kelly Frailly Junior High Choir/Swing Choir

Kelly Frailly Musical Advisor

Elizabeth Gerken Head 7th Grade Volleyball

Lane Gerschutz Assistant 7th Grade Football

Joe Gerwin Assistant 8th Grade Football

Curt Hartman 0.5 Freshman Football

Olivia Henderson Cross Country – Junior High

Kendra Henck H.S. Cheerleading Advisor

Cody Lehman Junior Varsity Football

Adam Lewis Assistant Cross Country – High School

Andy Livingston Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer

Heather Lorenz JV Girls’ Soccer

Nathan Luce Head Girls’ Golf

Janelle Moser 0.5 Head 8th Grade Volleyball

Mark Nofziger Assistant Varsity Football

Isaac Puffer Head Girls’ Varsity Soccer

Matt Rohn Junior Varsity Football

Matt Rohn Weight Room Supervisor

Morgan Rutan Junior High Cheerleading

Kevin Schaublin 0.1 Head Boys’ Golf

Kevin Schaublin Head 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball

Don Smith 0.9 Head Boys’ Golf

Hannah Smoyer 0.5 Head 8th Grade Volleyball

Morgan Smoyer Assistant Varsity Volleyball

Charlie Spencer Assistant High School Athletic Director

Charlie Spencer Junior High Athletic Director

McKenzie Whiteman JV Volleyball

2021-2022 School Year Substitutes:

Kortni Martin, Toni Reid, Shelly Weilnau

2021-2022 School Year Volunteers:

Hope London, Elena North, Wesley Waitt, Derek Wieging

Weston Library Summer Reading Program

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Local Job Openings

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Welcome to the Toledo Jeep Production Operator Interest Form! We are very excited to connect with you regarding open production operator positions at the Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Toledo Assembly Complex (TAC), locally known as the "Jeep Plant" where we build the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. Please provide your contact information below and a TAC representative will contact you to provide you with more details regarding the open positions and how to apply. We look forward to speaking with you soon! (applicants must be 18 years or older at time of hire)


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Otsego Food Pantry

The Otsego Food Pantry is always willing to help those in need. This service is by appointment only. Please call, text, or email to schedule.

Otsego Food Pantry
c/o Lisa Hatfield
PO Box 261
17700 Beaver Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Phone: 419-830-1051
Email: otsegofoodpantryoh@gmail.com

Housed in the Grand Rapids First Presbyterian Church – Supported by our Community!

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE YOUTH SOFTBALL CAMP - This is open to all incoming K-8 grade students
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Reminder: Please send me any and all community events that you might know of. I love sharing things in and around our great community. I will start sending out updates every Friday starting the first week of school. If you could email me community events by Thursday evening that would be great. Thank you.
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K-12 Fitted for Success Program

Wood County Dept. of Job and Family Services

K-12 Fitted for Success Program

The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services is now accepting applications for the K-12 Fitted for Success program for the 2021-2022 school year. 500 children who live in Wood County will be provided with backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies and new shoes and

socks. Assistance with winter coats may also be provided based upon availability.

Assistance is provided on a first come/first serve basis. Proof of household income, Birth Certificates or other proof of citizenship and Social Security cards for all family members must be provided. Families must have an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify. For a family of 4, this about $4,400 or less in gross income per month. The income amount varies based on family

size. Families do not have to verify school enrollment for this year’s application.

Applications should be received by August 6, 2021 but will be accepted until 500 children are approved. Assistance will be distributed to approved families in August. Interested families may call 419-376-3488 or visit woodcountyjfs.com to request an application to be sent by mail. Applications are also available to print on the website or to pick up at WCDJFS 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road Bowling

Green. Completed applications may be returned by mail or dropped off at the above address. The agency lobby is open M-F from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and a secure outdoor drop box is available 24/7.

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Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors

I would like to introduce a way for the community to ask the Otsego Team a question, clarify a rumor, address a concern, or comment on anything Otsego. Please use the form below to ask your question. We will answer them throughout the year in this update. Our goal is to be transparent with the Otsego Community and give you another avenue to ask us questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email. Thank you!

Click here to submit your question


The Otsego Local School District would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support our students, staff, and community. Click on the links below to support our sponsors. If you are interested in advertising with us and would like more information, please contact me at akoch@otsegoknights.org or 419-823-4381 ext. 1102

Otsego Board of Education

President: Brad Anderson banderson.otsego@gmail.com

Vice President: James Harter jameslharter@gmail.com

Board Member: Mark Tolles mdt814@cs.com

Board Member: Jessica Mehl jmehl.jd@gmail.com

Board Member: Gordon Digby gdigby44@gmail.com

Lisa Austin, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator

Lauri Dunham, Special Education Director

Stephen Bihary, School Psychologist

Becky Buchman, Assistant Elementary Principal

Tom Ferdig, High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Grades 6-12

Eva Vasher, Director of Transportation, Custodial, and Maintenance