The Oswayo Valley School District invites sealed bids for .13 acres of property adjacent to the Elementary School/District offices located at 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748 until 2:00 p.m. local time on July 8, 2022, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.
Copy of the property maps is available in the District Office.
Successful bidder will be responsible for preparation of the deed, subdivision process and approval, filing fees, transfer taxes, all other closing costs necessary for the transfer of the property.
District is requiring a minimum bid of 500 dollars.
All questions regarding the property shall be directed to Christi Stedman @ firstname.lastname@example.org (814-260-1700)
District reserves the right to reject all bids.
Due to lack of participation, the summer food program at Oswayo Valley will be discontinued. Today, Friday June 17, will be the last day for the 2022 Summer Food Program.
The Oswayo Valley School District has the following vacancies available at the start of the 2022-23 school year.
K-12 Music Teacher
Anticipated Health and Physical Education Teacher (Grades 6-12)
Applicants must possess appropriate Pennsylvania certification. Interested individuals should apply online at www.oswayovalley.com and include a letter of interest, resume, copy of certificate, copy of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and copies of clearance certifications. The application deadline is June 29, 2022.
The District is accepting applications for substitutes in the following areas for the 2022-23 school year:
Interested individuals should apply online at www.oswayovalley.com.
For any questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.
The Oswayo Valley Wellness Committee is looking for new members! Over the past few years, the Wellness Committee has had several of their active committee members retire and they are now in need of additional volunteers. Membership is open to school board members, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members to ensure a well-rounded committee. The committee usually meets once a month in the Elementary School Library. The group supports a variety of activities in both the Elementary and Middle/High School. In the past, they have sponsored grant funded employee wellness activities as well. The Wellness Committee is looking forward to many planned activities as well as fresh new ideas from committee members. If you are interested in joining, they would love to have you! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer on the Wellness Committee, please contact Ms. Nicole Matthews or Ms. April Mashensic at 814-260-1702.
The Oswayo Valley School District will operate on summer hours from June 6 through August 19, 2022. The offices will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for lunch, unless otherwise posted. Please note, the offices will be closed July 1-July 5, 2022 in observance of the holiday. If you need assistance outside of normal business hours, please contact the respective building to make an appointment.
The 2022 summer food service program will run from June 6 through August 12, 2022. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday in the Middle/High School cafeteria. Children must be accompanied by an adult and meals must be consumed on campus as per the USDA guidelines.
Once again, the Oswayo Valley School District has contracted with the UPMC Shinglehouse Health Center to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a sports physical at the cost of $18 per student. Physicals will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. and Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Students participating in sports as well as Marching Band and Trap must have an impact test before being permitted to participate in practices. Impact testing will take place on July 19, 21, 26 and 28. There will be a 1:00 p.m. and a 2:00 p.m. session on each of those days.
Please contact Mrs. Amy Unverdorben at 814-260-1701 ext. 225 as soon as possible to schedule a sports physical and impact test.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
At their September 13, 2021, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors approved the updated ESSER Health and Safety Plan. To view the plan, please click on the following link.
ESSER Health and Safety Plan September 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
Please click on the following links for contact information regarding mental health services available for youth and adults.
Potter County Mental Health Services for Youth
Potter County Mental Health Services for Adults