Okaw Valley Elementary School will hold it's annual Open House on September 1st from 6:00pm. - 7:00pm. Refreshments of cookies and punch will be served. The Open House is a time for familes to come in and visit casually with their teachers as well as other staff members of our school.
I look forward to seeing you on the 1st.
Welcome to the Okaw Valley CUSD #302 Website.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Friday, September 4th: SIP/ 12:05pm. Dismissal
Monday, September 7th: No School Labor Day
New Location for Important Links
Links for E-Pay, Chalkable (formerly STI) or Lunch and Breakfast Menus have been moved. They can be found under the Quick Links area located on the right hand side of the page, above the calendar. These links will be located in the same location on this page and homepage of each building.
All registration forms and information for the 2015-2016 school year are located on the Students/Parents tab.
2015 - 2016 Registration Dates
Thursday, August 6th from 11:00 am. - 7:00 pm. at the High School in Bethany Friday, August 7th from 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm. at the Middle School in Findlay
Online Registration is OPEN
New Immunization Requirements for 2015 - 2016 School Year
From the ISBE Website:
SY 2016 Meningitis Vaccine requirement for grades 6 and 12 (4/1/15)
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, UChicago Impactwill administer the third annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey, a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From January 12 through March 13, 2015 teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-30 minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment.
This survey is based on the Five Essentials for School Success, an evidence-based framework developed by the University of Chicago. This framework identifies how school performance on five factors or “essentials” can indicate important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.
We recently renewed our contract with Markel Insurance to provide accident insurance for students. It is the same program that has been available for students however there are a few administrative changes. Markel Insurance is asking clients to use the link to their site for enrollment, claims and other features offered by Markel. The website will be here temporarily and a permanent link on the left hand side of the district menu. If you have questions concerning enrollment or other features contact Markel Insurance at 877-444-5014 or follow this link: Markel Insurance
Athletic Calendar and Information
All athletic schedules are on Athletics Online. To access the calendar, go to okawvalley.org, then click "Athletics Online" located on the left side of the page. All athletic schedules and information will be on this calendar.
To receive a "Week at a Glance" via email of all our athletic events, please send an email with the subject "WAG" to firstname.lastname@example.org
The middle school track meet that was scheduled for 4/25 @ Colfax has been cancelled.
Alumni and Volunteer Recognition
We are starting an Alumni Wall of Fame and a Volunteer Hall of Fame. The first recipients will be selected by a committee of members from the District Curriculum Committee this March. Winners each year will be recognized at graduation as well as by a plaque and picture displayed at the high school and a write up in the local newspapers. The guidelines and forms can be accessed by clicking on the links below or at any of the building offices or the unit office. For further information about the programs, please contact the unit office.
WSOY - The above link is an opportunity for those interested to receive text alerts of school closing information. By going to the link and clicking on WSOY texting you will be taken to a sign up page to fill out the information and select the school of choice.
WAND - offers text messaging and emails for school closings. Click on link and follow directions to receive the latest school closing information via text or email.
The Okaw Valley Facebook page will be a source of information and upcoming events. You can like the Okaw Valley page by clicking on the link below.
Opinions and Ideas
At Okaw Valley, we value your input and suggestions. As a way to facilitate the exchange of ideas, we have created a "Your Opinions and Ideas" link on the website. To use this feature, simply click the link on the homepage and type your idea or suggestion. Your suggestions will be e-mailed to the superintendent.
We appreciate all of the support and look forward to continuing to work together to improve our school district.