Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff: The district learned this afternoon that a student tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the building September 15th and was in contact with students and staff. Students and staff that were contact traced have been contacted by the school to be quarantined. At this time, the County Department of Health is aware of the student, and the district will continue to cooperate and coordinate with the County Department of Health.
Posted Saturday, September 18, 2021
Board of Education Committee meetings (Facilities/Transportation, Finance, Policy, Wellness) are regularly scheduled work sessions in specific subject areas. These are held in public but they are not for the public; that is, there is no provision for public comment and only committee members have copies of relevant paperwork covering financial or facilities information, policies they are currently working on, transportation studies, etc. At each school board meeting, committee members publicly report the outcomes of their work. You can find a list of the 2021-2022 committees and their members on our website.
Posted Friday, September 17, 2021
Do you have questions about P - E B T (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Benefits)? This link is the most recent information we received about P - E B T from the New York State Department of Education Child Nutrition Program. We hope this is helpful.
Posted Thursday, September 16, 2021
Please review COVID-related instructions for parents and caregivers, safety protocols, details about COVID testing types, and the COVID symptom list.
Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Greetings from the Otselic Valley Central School District Office. This week the district received notice from the State of New York that schools may reopen under the guidance of local government. At this time, the district will reopen school in September. The mask and social distancing requirements used at the end of the last school year will continue. Staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, we will not be offering a remote option for students. Because things continue to change daily, all are encouraged to check our public information platforms throughout the school year. Our reopening plan includes the requirement that anyone on our buses or in our building must wear a mask unless they are socially distanced. That means unless individuals are 6 feet apart, they must wear a mask. Chenango County will be providing clarification on this as some guidance has changed this to 3 feet; when official local guidance is set, we will follow it. The good news is that we have arranged our rooms, altered schedules, and changed how students move around in the building so that once students are at their desks or socially distanced, they may remove their masks. This will all be familiar to students.
Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021
I want to thank our amazing staff, students, and families for stepping up to the plate this past year. With the ups and downs of online learning, never knowing when we might have to close and go virtual, and worrying daily about whether you were doing enough – it wasn’t easy! -- you continued and persevered with modified plans for the year and quickly adapted to a new normal. Our teachers did their best to provide quality instruction to prepare students for an unknown future. As we get ready to start a new school year, we are excited to welcome new students and staff and support them as they continue their educational journeys with us. We remain steadfast in our continued commitment to academic excellence, innovative practices, school safety, and inclusive excellence. We are proud of our achievements and grateful for our school community. As we look ahead, it is a good time to take a moment or two to reflect on how far we have come and where we are headed...
For your convenience, we've rounded up key back to school information in a digital flier that can be updated as needed -- please check it often. This resource provides a calendar showing key dates in August/September, updated school supply lists, the school year calendar, device pickup details for students in grades 7-12, links to messages, school nurse updates, FREE breakfast and lunch info for all students, transportation updates, and important information from all soccer coaches. We're looking forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school: Thursday, September 9! (Click "Read more" here to open to the digital flier, place your cursor anywhere on the flier, and then scroll up so you can see more.)
Parents/guardians of students in grades 7-12 will be able to pick up their child’s school device on Tuesday, August 31 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm or Wednesday, September 1 between the hours of 7:30 am and 2:30 pm. A parent or guardian MUST be present to sign the device agreements prior to any student receiving their device. If you are unable to come during the two scheduled days, you may also make an appointment prior to the first day of school to retrieve your child’s device. If you are unable to come before the start of the school year, a copy of the agreement will be mailed home and must be signed by the parent or guardian and returned on the first day of school BEFORE your child’s device will be distributed to them.
If you are unable to come during the two scheduled days, you may also make an appointment prior to the first day of school to retrieve your child’s device. If you are unable to come before the start of the school year, a copy of the agreement will be mailed home and must be signed by the parent or guardian and returned on the first day of school BEFORE your child’s device will be distributed to them.
Posted Tuesday, August 17, 2021