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UPDATE: Masks indoors only unless distanced

Per the governor’s press conference on June 7, 2021, students attending school in the building must wear a mask when not socially distanced.  Outside activities at school functions no longer require face masks – this includes sporting events, recess, and outdoor PE classes.  The district follows local and state guidelines, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Posted Friday, June 11, 2021

A kayak, a TV, a fridge, and more to be gifted at the After Prom Party

A big, blue, brand new kayak is in Mrs. Osowski’s room along with a stack of outdoor games, all ready to go. In Mrs. Young’s room, we found a camping prize pack just right for the approaching summer. There’s also a mini-fridge and a flat screen television tucked away in a classroom where a fishing pole is peeking out of a small mountain of gifts for students. A glam prize pack, a barbecue prize pack, and others are on their way too, as well as tons of gift cards. All this and more will go home with lucky prom-goers who attend the After Prom Party, thanks in part to the generosity of the Otselic Valley Teachers Association Community Outreach Committee, other staff members, and our community. In teams and independently, staff have assembled wonderful giveaways that Vikings will receive this weekend. They join other members of the community and business donors who together are making this a wonderful return to Prom for our students. 

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Posted Thursday, June 3, 2021

Instructions for device and school property returns on June 21-23

As we prepare for the end of the school year, please note instructions for the return of all devices and cords, plus any other district property (like library books, textbooks, calculators, musical instruments).  All students (both in-person and virtual learners) should plan to turn in their items between Monday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 23, between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please call the Main Office at 315-653-7218, ext. 4000 or email [email protected]. The last day of in-school instruction for 7th-12th graders is JUNE 21, and for PreK-6th graders it's JUNE 24. (Please note that elementary students will have access to their devices in school, but anything they have at home should be returned at least by June 23 as well.) Thank you for all of your continued support and patience through this difficult and challenging school year. 

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Posted Thursday, June 3, 2021

Prom info for parents and students

Here’s what families and students need to know about the Otselic Valley Junior-Senior Prom: “the 2020’s Roaring Mask-querade.” Read on for more about the recorded crowning, the After Prom Party, transportation details and pickup up times, and more. It's not too late to get a ticket to Prom, or to let Ms. Eaton know you are attending the After Prom Party. Be safe and have fun everyone!

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Posted Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Morgan Smith and Mrs. O'Connor in regional scholar recognition program

Congratulations to Morgan Smith and Mrs. Carolina O'Connor who were honored May 12 at the Business and Education Partnership Scholar Recognition ceremony. This annual event presented by DCMO  BOCES, ONC BOCES, and SUNY Oneonta recognizes an outstanding senior and a school mentor of their choosing from each component school district across both BOCES.

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Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

REMINDER: Masks required at games

The Central Counties League (C C L) requires all students and parents/spectators to wear masks at all games. If students or parents are not wearing masks at athletic events, they may be asked to leave the game, and/or the game could end immediately. Anyone planning to attend the DeRuyter game on Thursday, May 27 as well as subsequent games should wear a mask. New York State Department of Health guidance for schools continues to require masks on school grounds and in school facilities. Recent changes to public health guidance about optional masks do not apply to public school districts.

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Posted Thursday, May 27, 2021

National Honor Society inducts new members

New initiates were inducted into the Otselic Valley National Honor Society (N H S) on May 11, 2021. Current members Payton Guernsey, Lily Lyon, Morgan Smith, Paige Warren, and Alexus White welcomed Tori Foster, Walfre Merida, Conner Ossont, Marianne Pearson, Cassidy Will, and Ellie Wood to this now 100-year-old organization. The N H S recognizes outstanding high school students based on their demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, and it was an honor to welcome another group of exemplary students to the ranks of the Otselic Valley chapter.

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Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021

June 2021: Important dates for students and families

To help students and families keep track of the very busy last weeks of school, here's a calendar with key dates and information. Please check it often for updates.

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Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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