Ottoville Schools will be closed Monday Monday March 16, 2020 through Friday April 3, 2020.

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From the Desk of the 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

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 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

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Ottoville Local School District is to produce students who can effectively communicate; gather and use information; make independent and responsible decisions; and continue to learn and ultimately become productive and responsible citizens by providing the students with sequential, comprehensive curriculum, effective instruction and learning experiences, inspiration and motivation and exemplary role models.

Five-Year Forecast

This website contains the General Fund five-year forecast for City, Local, Exempted Village and Joint Vocational School Districts as filed with the Ohio Department of Education as required by 5705.391 of the Ohio Revised Code.

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Ten-Year Enrollment Figures

Enrollment figures for the last ten years--Grades K-12 coming soon.

Bylaws and Policies

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