NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS UNTIL AT LEAST APRIL 29, 2020 -- students have received learning materials for use at home

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, school is closed until April 29, 2020 at the earliest. Food is being delivered daily along bus routes, and all students have materials for learning at home. Anyone age 18 and younger who is residing with a family having at least one child enrolled in our district can get food through TWO drive-up/walk-up sites, either the South Otselic or Georgetown schools, from 9 am - 11:30 am, Monday-Friday.

INFO:  Otselic Valley's  Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. Click here for frequent updates: https://www.ovcs.org/CoronavirusCOVID-19InformationPage.aspx
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News from Mr. Berson about Regents exams and extended school closure News from Mr. Berson about Regents exams and extended school closure
Important announcements: On April 6, 2020, the New York State Board of Regents announced cancellation of the 2020 Regents exams, and the Governor extended school closures statewide until April 29, 2020. Mr. Berson shares more about what this means for our school district including continued online instruction, food distribution, available behavioral health and planning support, and important public health resources. More  information from the New York State Education Department about graduation requirements is expected shortly.  Read More
From Mrs. Richards From Mrs. Richards
We know these are trying times for all of our families.  Please understand that our teachers are working hard to find ways to connect with each student/family.  They are trying to keep the learning momentum moving forward.  However, we understand that this is all new to you too.  Some families have members still working.  Some families have unreliable internet access. We ask that you encourage your children to do the best they can.  Encourage them to ask for help.  Let them take breaks.  We do not expect them to be able to make every zoom or google meeting.  Let them go outside.  Let them play and talk to them about how they are feeling during these uncertain times.  Read More
UPDATES for Tuesday,  March 31, 2020 UPDATES for Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Mr. Berson has updates on the current coronavirus/COVID-19 impact on our school, including remote schooling as usual next week instead of the previously scheduled spring break, answers to questions about the Governor's directives, and health updates for the Otselic Valley community.  Read More
New technology support for students and parents/guardians New technology support for students and parents/guardians
Are you struggling with the technology used for learning remotely? Help has arrived!  Our technology partners have increased their capacity to answer phone calls from parents and students in need of tech support, and they've added a dedicated phone line for you to use. Mrs. Richards will be updated about what you need, too. There is also a new website with resources to help you navigate our school's remote learning tools.  Read More
UPDATES for Wednesday, March 25,  2020 UPDATES for Wednesday, March 25, 2020
What's new today: message to parents about bouncing emails, a new virtual  "Lunch with the Principal," the Big Library Read in celebration of  National Autism Awareness  Month, easy FREE ebook resources you can connect to, and as always, importnt food distribution information.  Read More
UPDATES for Tuesday, March 24,  2020 UPDATES for Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Today's update includes clarified information about food availability, more student resources, notes about what's coming, fundraising details, and more.  Read More
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FFA members attend Leadership Conference
This past weekend, ten FFA members from the Otselic Valley FFA chapter attended the 212/360 Leadership Conference in Syracuse with about 900 other FFA members from across the state. This two-day event’s theme was “Influence.” The conference included sessions where students learned how to define influence and identify the influence process, along with recognize positive characteristics in relationships. Students learned how to determine if someone is trustworthy and explored methods for building others’ trust. They also learned about leadership and purpose. They participated in activities that taught them how to build relationships within their chapter and how to positively influence others. We are proud of all of the FFA members who took time out of their weekend to learn how to be a positive influence for our FFA chapter, school and community. Good job! 

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Dakota  Hackett earns 100th career win!
On January 23, 2020,  senior Dakota Hackett earned his 100th career win!  At a dual meet at Morrisville-Eaton where Otselic Valley  wrestlers participate through shared athletics, a pin in the second periods put Dakota squarely in the 100s.  Contratulations, Dakota!  

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Chenango County Dairy Princesses from O V
Congratulations to the newly crowned Chenango County Dairy Princess Paige Warren, the Chenango County Alternate Dairy Princess Cassie Agren, and the Chenango County Dairy Ambassadors Peyton and Skyler Graham. Their jobs are to promote the dairy industry and dairy products by speaking to school and public groups. Crowning occurred at the annual banquet held in Norwich on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Almost half of the Chenango County Dairy Court are Otselic Valley students! 

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