two small students in face masks look to the left, the girls wears a headband with cat ears and the boy is clapping his hands
students in masks stand up listening to music, and one girl claps her hands
High school girls sit on bleachers beside a soccer field, smiling
students in matching yellow t-shirts walk down hallway
A crowd lines both sides of a high school hallway, cheering on members of the girls soccer team who are exiting the building
students stand in front of a sheriff's car as they take delivery of a donation check
a boy and girl leading Morning Program raise their hands to quiet students as both hold pieces of paper
Students kneel outdoors on sidewalk cleared of snow while spraypainting picture frames arranged on newspaper
Girls in masks jump rope on a baseball field while one watches
elementary students in a gym hold up rainbow colored parachute fabric while a boy runs underneath
a smiling boy in a grey shirt, with a mask pulled under his chin, stands in front of a bulletin board
a row of students in masks sit on a bench in a dugout, all looking to the left as they listen to someone
students outdoors with masks walk through crowd at soccer game, offering concessions for sale and raffle tickets to buy
girls varsity soccer athletes in black uniforms stand poised on a soccer field, ready to run
student paintings show long legged birds standing on grass with orange and yellow skies in the background
3 male students in blue band sweatshirts and masks pause with their percussion instruments in a cemetery for a Memorial Day performance
a girl in a school library points to the paper a boy is working on while seated at a table with colored pencils
a parade with fire trucks and a tractor pulling a float on a hay wagon that celebrates agriculture
2 students sit on floor in front of a painted mural they're working on, while a teacher sits on a chair observing their work
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Anne Frank's "Secret Annex" model by Brianna Patterson Anne Frank's "Secret Annex" model by Brianna Patterson
Thursday, January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s also an opportunity to to show you the “Secret Annex,” the house in which diary-writer Anne Frank hid with her family and a few others for two years during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Your tour guide is Otselic Valley 8th grader Brianna Patterson, and she has a lot to show you. Brianna, with the generous assistance of her parents and her two brothers, created a multi-story, two-sided building, furnishings included, out of cardboard and found materials. Every section has meaning, and Brianna can tell you about each room.
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CLL gym protocols: OV basketball closed to away team spectators through 3/2/22 CLL gym protocols: OV basketball closed to away team spectators through 3/2/22
REMINDER: Otselic Valley Basketball is closed to away team spectators. This is posted in the Central Counties League Gym Protocols list appearing on our website (per articles and linked on the Athletics page), and on the Schedule Galaxy page.

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Masking Clarification Update Masking Clarification Update

The district is aware of a recent ruling in Nassau County Supreme Court pertaining to the mask mandate,  and we want to keep our community informed. Read more about how this decision effects OV here.

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6th grade shout-outs 6th grade shout-outs
Most of us have heard the phrase "Viking Pride," but did you notice that "P.R.I.D.E." as any acronym also spells out Patience-Respect-Integrity-Determination-Empathy? Sixth graders know this, and they are taking P.R.I.D.E. to the next level.
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What is STEM and how does it fit into our school? What is STEM and how does it fit into our school?
What is STEM and how does it fit into OV? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM isn’t a list of classes, however – it’s an approach that integrates all subjects using real-world teaching. Instead of memorizing facts, students learn how to use what they know to solve problems. Instead of finding one right answer, students use flexible thinking as well as their technical knowledge. Instead of putting information on paper, they apply what they’ve learned. STEM education is active and exploratory, and it equips Vikings with 21st century skills and capacities, including creativity.
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L P P returns to O V with new student advocate L P P returns to O V with new student advocate
We are pleased to announce that the Liberty Partnerships Program (L P P) is again returning to Otselic Valley under the leadership of Jordan Klein. L P P is a year-round program that focuses on encouraging middle and high school students to graduate and explore colleges and careers. It's connected to SUNY Morrisville, and is used in participating area school districts for academic support, mentorship, and after-school and summer programming. Welcome, Ms. Klein!
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Second Semester Begins
Monday, January 31, 2022
Bus garage walk through, 9 am AND 6 pm in Georgetown
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
ACT exam
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Finance Committee meeting, 7 pm, in the Library
Monday, February 14, 2022
Policy Committee meeting, 6 pm, in the Library
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Winter recess, NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 18, 2022
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