Otselic Valley Central School District budget vote and school board election results, May 17, 2022 >> Budget: PASSED. YES: 84; NO: 12.Board of Education member-elect by write in ballot: Charlene Smith of N. Pharsalia, 5-year term. TOTAL BALLOTS CAST: 97 (one declined to vote for budget). ABSENTEE BALLOTS CAST: 7. Thank you for your support.
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2022
It’s one thing to imagine a fatal car accident; it’s quite another to see it reenacted by your friends and classmates right in front of you. Recently students in higher grades witnessed what looked like the aftermath of drunk driving with a fatality, recreated behind the school. This was no museum piece, however. First responders arrived with sirens and full gear exactly as they would in real life. Patients were silent and unmoving in vehicles and on the grass. Detective Sergeant Dustin Semitanna, who is both a detective and an accident reconstructionist, arrived as is required with a 2-car fatality, and assisted Deputy Smith who was early on the scene. Everything was happening all at once: assessing injuries, keeping patients stable, moving patients to the ambulance, covering the fatality with a white sheet, conducting a sobriety test for one of the drivers. Where do you look? Everywhere.
Posted Friday, May 13, 2022
The Otselic Valley Central School District would like to recognize and congratulate our Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Conner Ossont and Jeremy Roalef. Well done, gentlemen. We appreciate Conner, Jeremy, and the entire Class of 2022 for all of their academic and extracurricular achievements!
Posted Thursday, May 12, 2022
New this year: Junior Parent Night on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Parents of members of the Class of 2023 and students can come review their prospective senior year schedules and ask questions. We also look forward to welcoming local college representatives, military recruiters, and workforce development professionals. SUNY Morrisville will also host an information session in the windowed cafeteria about college financial aid. Light refreshments will be served. This is a chance to jump start senior year planning, and we hope you'll join us. Please let Mrs. Scrivener know whether or not you can attend and how many will be in your party no later than Monday, May 16, 2022.
We are partnering with Books Are Fun and their Book Blast program to help build our students' HOME libraries. For over 30 years, Books Are Fun has been a trusted partner in promoting literacy. Beginning today (Tuesday, May 10), we are asking you to consider participating in the "Help Build My Home Library" initiative. Click the link in the article to learn more and get started.
Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Because there's so much to keep track of at the end of the school year, here's another location where you'll find what's coming up. You can learn more on Mrs. Burpee's Activity Forecast and the district's social media. This document will be updated in real time with lots more added, so check it frequently. As always, sports updates can be found at Schedule Galaxy on the website.
After 17 years, Mrs. Lacey Eaves is now saying goodbye to Otselic Valley. She has supported thousands of students and their families, partnered with staff, sorted curricula, and managed New York State Education Department requirements on behalf of our students. We will especially remember her unique sense of humor and resilience. Good luck on your next opportunity, Mrs. Eaves, and thank you for everything!
Posted Friday, May 6, 2022
Soon, every Otselic Valley student in Pre-K through 8th grade will receive at least one brand new book of their own to help build their home library. Can they take home more than one book? We hope so! "Book Blast," a time-limited fundraiser campaign by Books Are Fun/Collective Goods, partners with schools to get personal books into the hands of students with help from family, friends, and the community. When the campaign begins Tuesday, May 10, we'll share more info on our Facebook page and through other school platforms. Thank you for supporting student literacy!