Reminder: Please be alert about RSV, common cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms

Reminder: If your child is not feeling well, please do not send him/her to school. Remember:  Your child’s healthcare provider is your very best source for trustworthy information and will have your child’s and family’s best interests in mind. Your child’s healthcare provider will address all the questions you may have regarding  RSV, the common …

Otisville Elementary recognizes Quarter 1 PBIS-STAR students

Congratulations to Otisville’s STAR-students for being recognized for being respectful, responsible and ready to learn, the 3Rs which are part of the Otisville’s PBIS program (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)   program for Quarter 1 of this school year. PBIS takes a proactive approach to help all students achieve social, emotional and academic success. Kindergarten …

Minisink Valley Kiwanis members present dictionaries to Otisville Elementary third-graders as part of annual ‘Dictionary Project’ campaign

Minisink Valley Kiwanis members visited Otisville Elementary School for their annual delivery of dictionaries to Otisville’s third-graders. This is an annual gift of dictionaries part of Kiwanis’ national program called “The Dictionary Project.” The project’s goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them …

A reminder about inclement weather days and the need to be prepared for the 2022-23 school year

Minisink Valley school community: As a reminder, the district has emergency days built into its calendar for the 2022-23 school year, which are usually used for inclement weather/snow days. As per past practice, we closely monitor several reputable weather forecasting outlets in advance of the anticipated weather. We also consult with and rely on the …

District selected to participate in NYSDOH’s ‘Student Weight Status Category Reporting System’ survey

Minisink Valley is one of a group of school districts across New York State selected to take part in a student body mass index (BMI) survey by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for the 2022-23 school year. Known as the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR), this system collects weight status …

High School’s FBLA begins annual November food drive to aid needy area residents

The High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FLBA) Club is running a food drive beginning today, Nov. 1, through Nov. 22. All collected items will benefit Minisink Cares, the community-based program that provides support to families throughout the school year. Acceptable items include boxes of pasta and canned proteins (tuna, chicken), canned entrees (beef …

Annual Elementary Halloween Parades are an enchanting time for all

Minisink Valley Elementary and Otisville Elementary held their annual Halloween parades today, Oct. 31, where K-2 students delighted the hundreds of parents and family members on each campus with creative, cute and trendy costumes. The Minisink Valley Warrior March Band split itself into two distinct marching band units so costumed band members could lead each …

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conference dates announced

Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming!  Please make note of these dates: Nov. 18: Afternoon conferences for Otisville Elementary, Intermediate School and Elementary School Nov. 21: Elementary School evening conferences Nov. 22: Otisville evening conferences Nov. 22: Intermediate School evening conferences Nov. 23: Day conferences for Otisville Elementary, Intermediate School and Elementary School Teachers will be …

Be alert about RSV infections during this flu season

 Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a common respiratory illness caused by a virus. Anyone can be infected, but RSV most often causes serious illness in infants and very young children. The virus can also cause serious illness in older adults or those with a weakened immune system. Much like other respiratory viruses, RSV infections …

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