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Principal's Message

From the Desk of Katrina Baughman, Otsego Elementary School Principal.

 

Otsego Elementary School is a great place to be! I can not express enough how thankful I am for our dedicated staff, caring students, and active parents.   Otsego is truly a family, and I am grateful to be a part of it!

 

OES is excited to officially adopt and roll out PBIS during the 2017-2018 school year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, and it is a framework for schools to provide consistent expectations across the building, common language the students understand, and provide instruction on how students are expected to behave. We are looking forward to improving our policies, procedures and routines to fully align with PBIS.

 

This year we will continue the implementation of our Otsego Literacy Framework for our English Language Arts Curriculum. (A link to this document can be found on the right side of this page). For the writing portion of the Framework, we will continue to use the Ohio Writing Project (OWP).  This is an ongoing endeavor, and although teachers have had multiple trainings on this initiative, we will continue to participate in additional training sessions and opportunities. These changes have already proven to be meaningful for students as we prepare them to be lifelong citizens and productive members of society, and we are excited to continue to see the growth in students as we continue implementation for multiple years.

 

In addition to these new projects, we will continue another year of our 4 day specials rotation schedule, daily I/E (intervention and enrichment) block, and our new grade card. All of these initiatives have been extremely positive!

 

Our continued success is dependent upon communication. I welcome your input. Feel free to email kbaughman@otsegoknights.org or call 419-823-4381 option 4 at any time you think I can be of assistance. I send a weekly update during the school year. Please contact me if you do not receive the elementary update on Fridays throughout the school year and would like to be added to the distribution list.

 

I am looking forward to another great year at OES!

 

Katrina Baughman

Principal