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May 14, 2020

Ottoville Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:

Graduation

We will be having a graduation ceremony for seniors and their parents only on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  The graduation ceremony will be following the guidelines as set forth by the State of Ohio and our local Health Department.

Drop Off

As a reminder, we will have our buildings open for student drop off of supplies, devices, and/or assignments as follows:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM:   Students in grades K-12 with last names starting with A-K can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances.  There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM:  Students in grades K-12 with last names L-Z can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances.  There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

Medication

If your child has medication that has been kept in the office, please call the office to schedule a time for pick up.  All medications need to be picked up and cannot be held until next school year.  

Thank You

I want to personally thank all of you for your patience and support through this unprecedented time.  I feel that we have continued to provide our students a solid education.  I always say that “Ottoville will take any task and do it better than anyone else” and with the support of our parents and community, I feel we have once again accomplished this!

Enjoy your summer, and I hope to see everyone face to face on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas

 

April 29, 2020

Ottoville Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:

Students will have until Tues., May 19th to finish up work and virtually turn in assignments. There will not be any new assignments issued after Fri., May 15th.  All devices, school-owned property, and assignment packets can be dropped off on Wed., May 20th and Thurs., May 21st per the schedule below:

      Wed., May 20, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM:  Students in grades K-12 with last names starting with A-K can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances. There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

    Thurs., May 21, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM: Students in grades K-12 with last names L-Z can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances. There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

Graduation

As I write this letter, there are many different ideas and directions coming from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Health and the Governor’s office. Early this week, we discussed options with our senior class officers and the entire senior class. We are currently receiving feedback from them in planning a graduation ceremony. We hope to get a clear directive from the State so we can make final plans and set a date. Thank you for your patience.

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas

Superintendent

 April 21, 2020

Ottoville Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:

At his daily briefing on Monday, April 20, Governor DeWine announced the mandate that all K-12 schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. Additionally, the OHSAA has cancelled the 2020 Spring Sports seasons.

As a result of Monday’s mandate from Governor DeWine and the subsequent announcement from the OHSAA, the Ottoville Local School District will adhere to the Governor’s directive in the following manner:

  •  School will be closed for K-12 students through the remainder of the school year
  • All school facility use by students is prohibited until further notice. This includes gymnasiums, weight rooms, indoor/outdoor batting cages, track, baseball and softball diamonds.

The current status for upcoming events is listed below:

  • Field trips - cancelled
  • Athletic practices/events - cancelled
  • Academic, Athletic and Club Awards Events or Banquets – cancelled
  • High School Graduation – will try to have one, under the direction of the Governor, but may be in June
  • Prom – cancelled

Since school will not resume, the Ottoville Local administration is now in the planning and organizational stages for material/devices to be turned-in and graduation plans. When these procedures and details have been finalized, a follow-up letter with the pertinent information will be sent by text alert and will be posted to the website.

To stay up-to-date with student quarter grades, parents are encouraged to continue checking Schoology.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work through what is clearly an unprecedented situation.

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas

March 31, 2020        

At his daily briefing on Monday, March 30, Governor DeWine announced the mandate that all K-12 schools will continue to remain closed through Friday, May 1, 2020.  

As a result of Monday’s mandate from Governor DeWine, Ottoville Local School District will take the following compliance steps:

  • School will be closed for students through Sunday, May 3, 2020.
  • All student-related activities through this time frame are suspended. This includes all field trips, athletic practices, academic, extra-curricular and athletic events.
  • All school facility use will be prohibited in that time frame. This includes gymnasiums, track, weight rooms, indoor batting cages, baseball and softball diamonds.

In the meantime, we want to express our appreciation to you the parents, students, staff, and community for all your cooperation and assistance during this unprecedented time.  Obviously, this situation is proving to be a trying time for all of us. Everything you have done to continue to learn, to teach, to guide, to stay safe and healthy during this crisis has been remarkable.

That being said, we want to continue to forge ahead as a school in continuing our efforts to do the very best for your son/daughter.  We have set up times for Grades K-5 to come in and drop off work that has been completed and to pick up belongings and additional packets which are to be completed from April 6th through May 1st.  For Grades K-2, the student’s belongings and/or new packets will be in their classroom cubby.  For Grades 3-5, the student’s belongings and/or new packets will be in their lockers.  Parents, be sure to ask your child his or her locker number before coming in.  While in the building, please continue to use social distancing and Coronavirus safety measures.
Below is the pick-up and drop-off schedule:

MONDAY, APRIL 6th

Grades K-5 with last names starting with A-K
8:00 AM to Noon or 4:00 to 8:00 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH

Grades K-5 with last names starting with L-Z.
8:00 AM to Noon or 4:00 to 8:00 PM

We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work through what is clearly an unprecedented situation.

Please enjoy the Virtual Spring Break from April 10, 2020 through April 13, 2020!


Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas

Superintendent

 
March 28, 2020
 
Update from Mr. Mangas
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March 20, 2020

Dear Parents, Community, and Staff:

This was the first week without students physically in our building.  Although this is an empty feeling, we are still able to see many students through virtual connections.  From kindergarten to high school, teachers are connecting to our students.  I feel very confident that Ottoville Schools will be able to continue educating our youth through packets and on-line learning.

I also feel confident that if our closure is extended, Ottoville Schools will continue to provide a quality education.  We have some very talented people in our building who are determined to do what is best for our students.  I know there will be times when the technology will not do what we want it to do, but please be patient.  We will work with you to provide the best education possible.  I know that our parents will continue to work with their children.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the staff or myself via email if you have any questions or concerns.  Together, we will continue to do what is best for the Ottoville students.  As I have stated several times to our dedicated staff, “ We will get the job done and we will do it better than anyone else.”

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas
Superintendent

Information Being Provided to Parents, Community and Staff on Friday, March 13th, 2020

Dear Parents, Community, and Staff:

This morning, Friday, March 13, 2020, we will be having a staff professional inservice, (students are on a 2 hour delay) in preparation for the state mandated three (3) week school closure. For the past several weeks we have been working closely with the Putnam County Health Department monitoring and taking guidance as we progress through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

At a press conference yesterday, the Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine stated that a fifth case of the virus has been confirmed in Ohio. During the press conference, the Governor mandated beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 K-12 schools will be closed for a total of three (3) weeks.

This morning, our staff will be working by grade level and subject area to prepare curriculum that will be needed to provide remote learning. When our students arrive to school on Friday they will be instructed on how their education will continue during the mandatory 3 week break. Some students will be doing on-line learning utilizing our Schoology program and online learning tools which Ottoville Schools has subscribed. Some students will have packets of reinforcing work to maintain present levels of performance. Some students will have a combination of packets and on-line learning. Students will be provided a device if needed. If you do not have connectivity, you will not be held responsible for any on-line assignments. If you are having issues with one of our devices at home please call 419-453-3012, leave a message and someone will contact with you, or email Shelley Mumaw at smumaw@ottovilleschools.org. Teachers will be monitoring their school emails during the day, trying to answer parent questions/concerns.

Effective March 13, 2020: The Ottoville Local Schools will be operating under the following guidelines:

  •       Teachers will be reporting to school each day
  •       All field trips at this point are suspended for an indefinite period of time. Out of district travel will occur only with permission by the superintendent or designee.
  •       All after school and weekend activities are suspended for an indefinite period of time.
  •       Parents should prepare for childcare solutions for at least 3 weeks.
  •       Students should not report on Monday, March 16th and then for a three week period. Returning to school April 6th, unless notified different.

We appreciate the continued support and understanding as we deal with a situation that truly is unprecedented and continues to evolve. The district will continue to watch developments and take the appropriate steps necessary to protect our students, staff, and school community.

Educationally yours,
Scott Mangas


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May 14, 2020

Ottoville Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:

  

Graduation

We will be having a graduation ceremony for seniors and their parents only on Sunday, 

May 17, 2020.  The graduation ceremony will be following the guidelines as set forth by the State of Ohio and our local Health Department.

Drop Off

As a reminder, we will have our buildings open for student drop off of supplies, devices, and/or assignments as follows:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM:   Students in grades K-12 with last names starting with A-K can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances.  There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM:  Students in grades K-12 with last names L-Z can drop off items inside the High School or Elementary entrances.  There are boxes labeled for each grade and/or classroom to put your items into.

Medication

If your child has medication that has been kept in the office, please call the office to schedule a time for pick up.  All medications need to be picked up and cannot be held until next school year.  

Thank You

I want to personally thank all of you for your patience and support through this unprecedented time.  I feel that we have continued to provide our students a solid education.  I always say that “Ottoville will take any task and do it better than anyone else” and with the support of our parents and community, I feel we have once again accomplished this!

Enjoy your summer, and I hope to see everyone face to face on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Educationally yours,

Scott Mangas

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