Category: DistrictNews

A message from the Superintendent

Oswayo Valley School District was made aware of a potential threat situation yesterday. This claim of the threat was deemed to be non-credible with the consultation of law enforcement and an investigation by the administration on the day of. Disciplinary action has been taken as a result of the situation. Your student’s health and safety is our top priority at Oswayo Valley School District, if there was any credibility to the claim of the threat school would not be in session today.


The Oswayo Valley School District has the following vacancies:

Business Manager

PK-12 Full-time Substitute Teacher

Part-Time Instructional Aide

Cheerleading Advisor

Baseball Assistant Coach

Boys Basketball Assistant Coach – JV

Boys Basketball Assistant Coach – Junior High

Wrestling Head Coach

The District is also in need of substitutes for the following positions:

Cafeteria worker


Instructional Aide



Please click on the “Employment” tab for additional information and to complete an online application.

Junior/Senior High School Updates

Hello all,

I hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer! I am very excited to welcome everyone back to a new school year at Oswayo Valley Jr./Sr. High School. We have consolidated our Middle School and High School at the state level, which now classifies us as one school instead of two. The only change you will notice from this is that we changed our official title to Oswayo Valley Junior/Senior High School.  As everyone is preparing to return, I’d like to highlight a few items of importance for both parents and students.

First and foremost, OV Jr./Sr. High School would like to start changing some communications to email instead of phone calls, so parents please take a moment to update your contact information in Focus.  You can do this yourself at home, call in to the guidance office, or stop in.  This will not be immediate, and we will give warning of any changes before they happen, but we want to be prepared for that time.

Over the past few months, we have attended multiple county-wide meetings and found many Potter County Schools are seeing attendance issues since returning from Covid.  Because of this, we have all decided to strictly follow the same policies and procedures that we have in place since they reflect the Pennsylvania School Code.  Attached, please find 2 files that define and describe all possible types of absences that can occur in a school year and a flow chart of consequences of illegal absences.

Another point of emphasis this year is the use of cellphones and other electronic devices that can connect to each other and/or social media.  We have watched these devices become an increasing distraction to student learning and a threat to student safety.  Please take a minute to read the attached letter that fully describes why and how we plan to implement a schoolwide ban on these devices.  Again, alongside the letter, there is a flow chart attached to help you understand the procedures. 

When students come back, they will also notice a few changes to the master schedule.  There will be no more flex periods, but rather 9 full periods, each of which run for 40 minutes. Students will still be offered breakfast in the morning, but now they will be allowed to move on to homeroom at 7:45 if they are not eating or if they have finished eating.  There are multiple 2-hour delays built into the schedule this year, so please be sure to check the calendar now and plan accordingly for those days. 

Please feel free to reach out to me at any point with questions or concerns.  I am looking forward to a new year and can’t wait to see everyone soon!

Thank you.

Erich Zaun

Jr./Sr. High School Principal

2023-24 JSHS Attendance Terms

2023-24 Unexcused Absence Flow

2023-24 Cell Phone Announcement

2023-24 Cell Phone Flow Chart

Sixth Grade Orientation

Sixth grade orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2023. If you plan on attending and have not yet registered, please contact Ms. George at 814-260-1701 by Friday, August 11. We hope to see you on the 22nd!

Meet the Teacher Night

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Meet the Teacher Night! The Middle/High School will also be participating on August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

PreK Counts

The Oswayo Valley School District has open seats in our PreK Counts classroom for the 2023-24 school. If your child will be age 4 before September 1 and you would like them to attend, please contact the Elementary School at 814-260-1702.


We are excited to announce that Kooth is now available for ALL students ages 11-18! Students under the age of 13 will need parental consent and the parental consent process is now integrated directly into the platform.

Kooth will be offering a series of Parent/Caregiver Webinars for our school families in which Kooth’s Engagement team will introduce Kooth, walk parents through account set up, and answer any questions they might have. We encourage parents to attend one 30 minute session. Listed below are some upcoming sessions. Please click on the link to register for a session.

Thursday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m.

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