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Wall of Fame nominations invited

Who should be included on our Wall of Fame? Your nominations are invited! Learn more about the Wall of Fame here, and get your nomination form on our website or in the District Office. Nominations are due to Mrs. Burpee in the District Office by APRIL 6, 2023. The 2023 induction of new honorees will be part of this year's graduation ceremony on June 23, 2023.

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Posted Thursday, March 16, 2023

Potential for virtual learning day tomorrow (Tues, 3/14)

IF weather makes travel difficult tomorrow (Tues, 3/14), students/staff will do virtual learning instead of a snow day. We've already used all snow days planned for this year, so having virtual learning instead of an extra snow day means we won't have to change the school calendar later in the year. It's understood that power outages may play a part tomorrow, but we ask all to do their best to attend. Teachers will send students home with their devices and/or paper copies of work to be done as needed. Stay safe!

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Posted Monday, March 13, 2023

Reminder for parents seeking transportation to non-public schools for the 2023-2024 year

Any parent seeking transportation for his/her child to non-public schools for the 2023-2024 school year must submit a written request by April 1, 2023 to Dr. Georgia Gonzalez, Superintendent of Schools, Otselic Valley Central School District, PO Box 161, South Otselic, NY 13155.

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Posted Monday, March 13, 2023

Curtains rise on "The Addams Family"!

It's show time! In just a few hours, curtains rise on opening night for the Otselic Valley Drama Club production of "The Addams Family" (School Edition, PG-13). Please join us for two shows only: Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens. Thanks to an anonymous donor, tickets are FREE for students. Our incredible cast and crew have created a truly funny, otherworldly experience on stage and they can't wait to share it with you. Many thanks to ALL who made this production possible and to you, the audience. Most of all, congratulations Drama Club!

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Posted Friday, March 10, 2023

A message from Dr. Gonzalez

Principal Brett King is currently out on leave, and an interim administrator will be serving in the role of Principal during this time. We are delighted to welcome the return of Mrs. Debra Kurtz whom most of you already know from her previous role as an Otselic Valley Interim Principal. Mrs. Kurtz worked in education for more than 35 years before providing interim service to our district and others, including 32 years at BOCES as a speech pathologist and special education administrator. She knows our school well, and we are happy to have her back.

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Posted Monday, March 6, 2023

Pre-K registration now open

Applications for the 2023-2024 Pre-Kindergarten class are now being accepted. Only parents who are district residents with an age-eligible child may apply. To be eligible, a child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2023 and cannot be 5 years old before that date. Assuming that New York State funding remains the same as this year's level, we will only be able to accept a total of 18 students. Registration forms will be numbered and date stamped on the day they are received. Registration forms must be received by Mrs. Burpee, District Clerk, by March 15, 2023. Additional forms will be mailed in early summer to enrolled students. 

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Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2023

100th Day Food Challenge

O V students and staff are participating in a 100th day of school food drive in honor of Harry Marvin. Grade levels have been grouped and challenged with collecting 100 nonperishable items which will be donated to The Mustard Seed. We will be collecting donations till the 100th day of school which is now expected to fall on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  If all groups meet this challenge, we will have enough to donate 700 items in Harry's memory. If you would like to donate, please send in your nonperishable items with your child. Thank you!

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Posted Friday, February 3, 2023

All are welcome here

Otselic Valley recently hosted a sensitivity training assembly for 9th-12th graders with guest presenter Dr. Lyosha Gorshkov from Colgate University. His background in history and political science and his early years in the former Soviet Union informed discussion about those we may think of as "other." "Society is not yet at a point of sensitivity and tolerance," he said, "but I'm not challenging your beliefs, just stating the facts about what's in our society." So where to begin? History and vocabulary. We hope this training will help students better understand others' perspectives and feelings, because all are welcome here.

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Posted Friday, January 27, 2023

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