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!
This year is going to be very different, but I am confident it will still be great for students and staff. We have created plans to ensure the safety of staff and students on a daily basis. These changes mean that the day will look different to students. Please reference the document on the side of the page "A Day in the Life of an Otsego Elementary Student in 2020-2021" for more details on what students can expect. Please keep in mind that we may have to use our Plan B or Plan C throughout this school year as well. These decisions will be made based on the plan that was shared with the community by the Superintendent, and can also be found on the district web page, or by clicking here https://www.otsegoknights.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=881751&type=d&pREC_ID=1982779
OES is excited to continue PBIS this year. As a district, we officially rolled PBIS out 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 instruction on how students are expected to behave. We are looking forward to continue 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.
Our continued success is dependent upon communication. I welcome your input. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.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!