Vacancies

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following vacancies:

Superintendent

The Oswayo Valley School District is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader as its Superintendent of Schools.

Candidates should have at least three years of central office experience, demonstrate: superior communication skills; strong leadership that is able to build positive relations with staff, students, and community; knowledgeable of educational trends, research, integration of technology and innovative practices to improve student achievement.  PA Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility is required and doctorate preferred.

Interested applicants should apply online at oswayovalley.com.  Please include a cover letter, detailed resume, three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts (official will be required upon hire), copy of Letter of Eligibility, and current (within one year) PA Criminal History, Child Abuse, and Federal (FBI) Criminal History clearance certifications.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700 or by email at christi@oswayo.com.  Deadline for applications is June 17, 2022.  

 

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following anticipated teaching vacancies available at the start of the 2022-23 school year:

K-12 Art and/or STEAM

K-12 Computer/Business Education

K-12 Library

K-12 Full-Time Substitute

Middle/High School Social Studies

Please visit our website at www.oswayovalley.com for additional information and to complete an online application.  Internal candidates should submit a letter of interest to Mrs. Christi Stedman, Oswayo Valley School District, 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

 The District is also accepting applications for the following positions:

Summer School Tutors

Substitute Employees for the following:

Cafeteria Worker

Custodian

Instructional Aide

Secretary 

Teacher

Interested individuals should apply online at www.oswayovalley.com.  Internal candidates, please submit a letter of interest to Mrs. Christi Stedman.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman at 814-260-1700 or by email at christi@oswayo.com.

Summer Food Service Program Survey

The Oswayo Valley School District is currently looking at the need for the summer food service program in our community. As in the past two summers, meals would be available for children age 0-18, but this summer would look different in how the meals are distributed. Meals would be offered daily for both breakfast and lunch, but children would need to be present with an adult and meals would be served and consumed on campus. If you are interested in participating in the summer food service program, please complete the following survey by Monday, May 30, 2022.

2022 Summer Food Service Program Survey

 

Elementary Spring Concert

Attention Oswayo Valley Elementary Parents and Guardians,
Just a reminder that Thursday, May 26 is the Elementary Spring Concert! A matinee will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and the evening concert at 7:00 p.m. Both are open to the public.
Spring is the theme this year and will feature students in grades kindergarten, second, and fourth, as well as some instrumental performances from fourth and fifth graders. Dress for the concert is spring colors.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 814-260-1702. We hope to see you on Thursday!

Proposed Special Education Plan

Please click on the link below to view Oswayo Valley’s proposed Special Education Plan.  A printed copy of the proposed plan is on display at the Oswayo Valley District Office located at 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.  The Special Education Plan will be presented to the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors for final approval prior to July 30, 2022.

Proposed Special Education Plan

Spelling Bee

Friday was an exciting day at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School where first graders competed in the 2022 Spelling Bee! We would like to thank all of the participants and their families who came out for this special event. Congratulations to our winners!

 

Vacancies

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following anticipated teaching vacancies available at the start of the 2022-23 school year:

K-12 Art and/or STEAM

K-12 Computer/Business Education

K-12 Library

K-12 Full-Time Substitute

Middle/High School Social Studies

Please visit our website at www.oswayovalley.com for additional information and to complete an online application.  Internal candidates should submit a letter of interest to Mrs. Christi Stedman, Oswayo Valley School District, 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

 

Summer Food Service Workers 

The Oswayo Valley School District is searching for one to two (1-2) responsible, reliable people who are capable of performing a variety of tasks some including manual labor. Must be able to physically lift 50 pounds, bend, stoop, and reach. These positions are a vital part of the School Summer Feeding Program. We expect to prepare and distribute approximately 80 meals to students from eighteen years and under. This opportunity would be offered for up to 4 hours a day at $10.00 per hour for the months of June, July, and part of August and includes up to four days a week. Candidates would need to be able to work without supervision, follow safe food handling practices, and do record keeping. The District is also searching for one (1) individual to serve as a substitute and on an as-needed basis.

Interested individuals should complete an online application at www.oswayovalley.com.  The deadline for applications is May 9, 2022.

Summer Custodial/Cleaning Worker

The Oswayo Valley School District is currently accepting applications for two (2) Summer Custodial/Cleaning Workers.  Positions are part-time, up to twenty-four (24) hours per week from May to August 2022.  Work will entail possible lifting, bending over, working on knees, and working overhead. Work conditions may be dirty. Some tasks involved will be preparation of areas to be painted and painting with water-based paints. Possible working on 6-foot ladder and use of extension poles for ceiling painting. May include some landscape work.  Successful candidate will work with current custodial and maintenance staff.

Interested individuals should complete an online application at www.oswayovalley.com.  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022.

Summer School Tutors

Substitute Employees for the following:

Cafeteria Worker

Custodian

Instructional Aide

Secretary 

Teacher

Interested individuals should apply online at www.oswayovalley.com.  Internal candidates, please submit a letter of interest to Mrs. Christi Stedman.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman at 814-260-1700 or by email at christi@oswayo.com.

 

Statement from the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Oswayo Valley School District is aware of the criminal charges filed against the Superintendent, Jed Hamberger, relating to an incident on April 15, 2022.  Mr. Hamberger has been placed on administrative leave effective April 19, 2022 while the Board reviews the matter and the criminal case further develops.

American Legion Post 530 Donation

Special Thanks to the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 for their continued support in our future workforce education initiative!
Shinglehouse Post 530 Commander Dan Antonioli presented a donation to Mr. Resig (ES STEM Teacher) and Mr. Hamberger (Superintendent) to help purchase SAM Maker Kits for the Elementary School – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Lab.
The kits include 60+ lesson plans aligned with grades 1-5, an assortment of wireless electronic blocks, and a visual, flow-based coding app. Essentially students will develop physical models and then develop electronic controls that are directed by coding programmed by the student.
Thank you OV for building the knowledge of our youth.
Shinglehouse Post 530 American Legion

Potter County Drug and Alcohol Program Survey

Potter County Drug and Alcohol Program is conducting a community survey of adults residing in Potter County in order to assess levels of use and community attitudes about key issues related to alcohol and drug use. The results of this survey will help us address those issues that are most concerning to people in our county.

The survey is to be completed by county residents 18 yrs. of age and older and it is important that we are able to have as many survey responses as possible. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in the survey – it should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be extremely helpful to us as we strive to improve our services.

You may access the survey by clicking on the link below. You can complete the survey from any computer, tablet, or other device that is connected to the Internet. The link to the survey is:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PotterAdultSurvey

Board Meetings

Please be advised that due to the continued easement of COVID 19 restrictions and the public’s ability to attend in-person, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors will no longer live-stream their monthly board meetings.  A list of meeting dates can be found by clicking the link below and are open to the public at this time.

Meeting Dates

Anticipated Teaching Vacancies

The Oswayo Valley School District has the following anticipated teaching vacancies available at the start of the 2022-23 school year:
K-12 Art and/or STEAM
K-12 Computer/Business Education
K-12 Library
K-12 Full-Time Substitute
Middle/High School Social Studies
Please visit our website at www.oswayovalley.com for additional information and to complete an online application. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700 or by email at christi@oswayo.com.

Masking Update

Please be advised that the masking in schools as a health guidance measure has been lifted. Oswayo Valley’s current Health and Safety Plan indicates that the district will follow CDC & DOH recommendations. Based upon the new guidance and because we are currently in low transmission for Potter County, we will remove the masking requirement in schools effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, 2022.  Please note, we will continue to take precautionary measures such as increased sanitization and cleaning and continue to make changes to our plan as needed.
Stay safe and well OV.

Substitute Teacher Shortage

Check out this article from our friends at WPSU featuring our very own Ms. Emerick, Mr. Schlosser, and Mr. Sherrard. The article addresses the ongoing substitute teacher shortages that our schools are facing. This is a problem that all districts across the nation have faced for years and is continuously growing.
In response to the crisis, Governor Wolf signed Act 91 into legislation. It adds temporary flexibilities for the use of certain teaching permits and creates a new Classroom Monitor Permit for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Classroom monitors provide coverage and deliver preplanned assignments in classrooms.
The requirements to be a classroom monitor include the following:
* 60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania or have at least three (3) years’ experience working as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently working as a paraprofessional in a school entity.
*Met requirements for background clearances, citizenship, and good moral character under the School Code and Child Protective Services Law.
*At least 25 years of age
*Completed training on classroom management
If you meet the state’s requirements and are interested in participating in the necessary training and obtaining your Classroom Monitor Permit, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.

National Honor Society Induction

On February 16, 2022, the Oswayo Valley National Honor Society inducted five new members to the organization. The students were MacKenzie George senior, Karielle Johnston junior, Avaree Kellert junior, Ella Malogrino junior, and Lexie Stilson junior. The keynote speaker was Retired Colonel Edward Fisher.
 
Congratulations to the new inductees!

Homework Cafe

Homework Cafe for grades 3-5 starts tomorrow, Tuesday, February 22 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Elementary School. Snacks will be provided. Students can be picked up at the main entrance promptly at 4:30 p.m.
It is not too late for additional sign-ups. If you do not have the form, please call the main office and sign up with Mrs. Kouhout at 814-260-1702.

Reading Competition

Congratulations to the O.V.E.S. Wave Readers! On Thursday, February 10th, the O.V. Wave Readers in grades four and five participated in the spring Reading Competition hosted virtually by the Bradford School District. Students had 40 books assigned to read between them prior to the competition and had to answer comprehension questions about the books in order to receive points. With 50 total points, the O.V. Wave Readers beat two Bradford teams and one team each from Coudersport and Port Allegany!
Way to go, O.V.E.S. Wave Readers! We are so proud of you! Keep reading those books!

YMCA Child Care Survey

We are excited to announce that the Oswayo Valley School District is working with The YMCA of the Twin Tiers on a proposal for offering child care for children from 6 weeks through 3 years of age. This would be for anyone who is interested in child care services in Shinglehouse, PA and surrounding communities. The YMCA is taking a survey, so please take a moment to fill it out today.  You can access the survey by scanning the QR code below or by clicking on the following link.

YMCA Child Care Survey.  

Free COVID-19 Home Testing Kit

The federal government opened the COVID-19 at home test kit ordering site and it is available at: https://special.usps.com/testkits

 

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Given our community specific challenges with accessible testing, this may be a good option for many residents in the OV Community.

Mask Update

Oswayo Valley will continue to follow the mask mandate until January 17, 2022 or until further guidance changes the requirements for schools. Other districts may be making knee jerk reactive decisions but we will be making decisions based on what is best for our students, staff, and community.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Last week the FCC announced that over six million households have enrolled into the Emergency Broadband Benefit – the country’s largest broadband affordability program.  This continued success is in large measure because of each you — our over 32,000 outreach partners who have worked tirelessly to build EBB program awareness among your members and within your communities. 

“The response to the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program confirms what many of us knew to be true: too many families remain offline because it’s too expensive for their monthly budget,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  “Now, thanks to the Emergency Broadband Benefit, millions of kids can better keep up with their schoolwork, parents can train for their next jobs, and patients can stay in contact with their doctors. The FCC is not stopping until we reach as many eligible families so they too can get the support they need.” 

Consumers can sign up by contacting a participating provider, enroll online at www.getemergencybroadband.org, or using a mail-in application. To learn more about mail-in applications, call (833) 511-0311.  

Act 66 of 2021

On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 66 of 2021 which gives parents/guardians the option to request that their student(s) be permitted to repeat a grade level during the 2021-2022 academic year due to COVID-19. Parents/guardians must inform the School District by July 15, 2021 at the latest in order to make this election. School Districts must allow students to repeat a grade if a parent makes this election, even if the student satisfactorily completed the grade during the 2020-2021 academic year.

In addition, Act 66 of 2021 allows special education students who turned 21 during the 2020-2021 academic year or during Summer 2021 to continue to attend the School District during the 2021-2022 academic year. Any special education student who elects this option shall continue to receive services in accordance with their IEP under IDEA.

If you wish your child to repeat a grade level during the upcoming 2021- 2022 school year, please complete the following form and submit it to the District by July 15, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

Act 66 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form

Act 66 of 2021

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