Board of Education adopts 2020-21 school district calendar

The Minisink Valley Board of Education adopted the 2020-21 school calendar at its Jan. 23 meeting. Please take special note of some dates on the 2020-21 calendar: Students’ first day of school will be Wednesday, Sept. 2, prior to Labor Day. Schools will be closed Feb. 15-19, 2021. September 2020 1 –Superintendent’s Conference Day, school …

Minisink Valley kindergarten registration is nearing: Is your child ready for school?

  The dates for Minisink Valley’s kindergarten registration will be coming soon and you might be wondering: Is my child ready for the classroom? Whatever age your child is when they start school, you can help begin their formal education as members of Minisink Valley’s Class of 2033 with confidence by being your child’s first …

Otisville Elementary Concert Band performances are Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

The Otisville Elementary Concert Band performs tonight, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m.  featuring four pieces performed by the entire band. “Meet Our Band” will take the audience on a tour of the band and introduces each instrument section.  “Dance of The Jabberwocky” is about the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like …

Registration is taking place for free K-2 boys lacrosse clinic on Feb. 9

A free lacrosse clinic will be held for boys in kindergarten through second-grade on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the middle school’s gym. Led by Coach Chad Lakeman, along with the boys varsity lacrosse team, the clinic will introduce students to the game and will include demonstrations and prize giveaways. No …

Registration is open for 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics

Registration is taking place for the 2020 Minisink Valley girls basketball instructional clinics, open to all Minisink Valley girls in grade 5 to 8. The clinics will be directed by Coaches James Golden and Bruce Guyette, with assistance from players in the Minisink Valley Girls basketball program. The clinics’  goal is to provide providing quality …

Important reminder: Be sure you’re enrolled in SchoolTool

With the end of Quarter 2 nearing and report cards forthcoming, we want to remind Minisink Valley parents and guardians about the importance of signing up for SchoolTool.  Since the beginning of the school year, the district uses SchoolTool to electronically send progress reports and report cards.. If you have yet to enroll, please review …

Stay informed about flu facts during this very active flu season

Flu season lasts through April, and  media reports continue to stress this flu season is a more active one than in past years. Health officials are also reminding the community about the importance of vaccinations, adding it’s the best way to protect oneself. Stay informed: It’s flu season: Know  the facts about flu  

High School Drama Club to present ‘Mary Poppins’ March 26, 27 and 28

Get ready for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time! The Minisink Valley High School Drama Club’s spring musical is Mary Poppins! Performances for this wonderful family show are March 26, 27, and 28 and tickets will go on sale in February! More information will be coming soon!

Author/television journalist Cheryl Wills speaks to Otisville Elementary fourth and fifth-graders about her great-great-great grandfather’s fight for freedom as a Civil War soldier

Author Cheryl Wills, the nationally recognized award-winning television personality for Spectrum News’ flagship national news network, New York 1, visited Otisville Elementary fourth and fifth-graders today, Jan. 10, and spoke about her great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills, who was a slave and fought for his freedom in the Army during the Civil War.  Ms. Wills —- …

Visit Minisink Valley’s Facebook page and ‘like’ us!

Did you know Minisink Valley’s Facebook page features thousands of great photos which show what’s going on at Otisville Elementary, Minisink Valley Elementary, Minisink Valley Intermediate School, Minisink Valley Middle School and Minisink Valley High School? Join the thousands of people (and growing!) in the greater Minisink Valley area who “follow” the district’s page. You …

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