Mission Statement:

Our partnership with the community is an integral piece in our endeavor to fulfill our mission: "Inspiring, developing, and empowering life-long learners to enrich the world."

SUPERINTENDENT MESSAGE

It’s hard to believe that it is already the first day of August.  With July passing, which seemed like a blink of an eye, the new month brings many thoughts of back to school times.  I hope that everyone has used the summer months to refresh and become ready for the new 19’-20’ school year.

We have some exciting new opportunities for students in the Oswayo Valley School District this year.  There have been some changes made in the Middle/High School and it is important that students and parents attend the course selection sessions that have been scheduled.

Please find below a list of important dates and times for upcoming events in the District.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the respective office.

District – 814-260-1700

Middle/ High School – 814-260-1701

Elementary – 814-260-1702

Course Selection for students in grades 6, 7, 8 – Middle/ High School

August 6th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Course Selection for students in grades 10, 11, 12 – Middle/ High School

August 7th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Course Selection for students in grade 9 – Middle/ High School

August 8th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meet the Teacher Night/Open House – District Wide

August 20th – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

First day for students – District Wide

August 22nd

We look forward to everyone’s return!

Mr. Douglas Dickerson

Acting Superintendent/Elementary Principal

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SCHOOL BOARD SEAT VACANCIES

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following board seat vacancies available:

Board Seat Region I – Ceres and North Sharon Townships

Board Seat Region I – Ceres and North Sharon Townships

Board Seat Region II – Shinglehouse Borough

Board Seat Region III – South Sharon, Clara, and Oswayo Townships

and the Oswayo Borough

Anyone who resides in the above mentioned areas and wishes to be considered to fill a vacant seat should submit a letter of interest and verification of residency to the Oswayo Valley School District, Attn: Mrs. Amy Yohe, Board Secretary, 277 S. Oswayo Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.  Letters of interest must be submitted to the District Office by the close of business on Friday, September 6, 2019.  The current seats will be available immediately and will also be on the ballot in the 2019 election.  Applicants will be contacted at a later date as to when they should appear in front of the Board to be considered for the vacant seat.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman or Mrs. Amy Yohe in the District Office at 814-260-1700.

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SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS

The Oswayo Valley School District hereby gives notice that the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors will hold special meetings on Monday, August 19, 2019.  An executive session will be held at 5:45 p.m. to discuss matters of personnel.  A board work session and voting meeting will be held for matters that the Board deems necessary.  The work session will be held at 6:00 p.m. and the voting meeting will follow at 7:00 p.m.  All meetings will be held in the Board Room, room 146, located in the Oswayo Valley Elementary School at 277 S. Oswayo, St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Oswayo Valley School District hereby gives notice that the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors will hold an executive session on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for matters relating to the Superintendent search.

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BOARD MEETINGS CANCELED

The Oswayo Valley School District hereby gives notice that the August 12, 2019 work session and August 19, 2019 board meetings have been canceled.

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CHANGE IN BOARD MEETINGS

The Oswayo Valley School District in Shinglehouse, PA hereby gives notice that due to not having a quorum, the board work session that was rescheduled for July 25, 2019 will now be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The voting meeting that was scheduled for August 12 has been moved to Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Both meetings will occur at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in the Board Room, room 146 located at 277 S. Oswayo Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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SPORTS PHYSICALS AND IMPACT TESTING

Any students in grades 7-12 that are participating in a sport during the 2019-20 school year must have a sports physical and impact test.

The District has contracted with UPMC Cole Shinglehouse Health Center to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a sports physical at a cost of $16.50 per student.

Additionally, students participating in sports, marching band, and trap must have an impact test before being permitted to participate in practices.

To schedule a physical and/or impact test, please contact Mrs. Amy Unverdorben at 260-1701.

Please note  that if your child is participating in a fall sport, a complete CIPPE packet including a sports physical, must be completed, signed, and returned to Mrs. Unverdorben in the Athletic Office no later than Thursday, August 1, 2019 in order to be able to participate.

If you  have any questions, please contact the Athletic Department.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following employment opportunities available.  For more information and to complete an online application, please visit the “Employment” tab on our website.

Elementary Education Long-Term Substitute

Wrestling Head Coach

Substitute Employees for the 2019-20 school year in the following areas:

Cafeteria, Custodian, Instructional Aide, Nurse Assistant, Secretary, and Teacher

If you have any questions regarding these positions or need assistance with the online application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.

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2019-20 FINAL BUDGET

At their June 24, 2019 meeting, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors approved the 2019-20 final budget expenditures of $8,872,812 using assigned fund balance of $425,000 to offset revenues of $8,447,812.  A copy of the budget may be accessed by clicking on the link below and is on display at the District Office located at 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OSWAYO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS A DISTINGUISHED TITLE I SCHOOL

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Vision, Mission, and Shared Values

Vision, Mission, and Shared Values
Oswayo Valley School District 2017