Resources for Parents
Otsego Public Schools provides parents with several resources to stay connected with your child's education and opportunities at school.
Accelerated Reader, Building Newsletters, Educational Resources, Food Service, Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV), Study Island, Volunteering (Criminal Record Check Form)
To access your child's Accelerated Reader scores, you can use Home Connect. To obtain a username/password for Home Connect, please contact Michelle T. Triemstra, Director of Technology, at (269) 692-6222 or email@example.com.
You can determine if a book is an AR book by using ARBookFind. ARBookFind also gives you detailed information about the book including a summary, grade level equivalent, and the number of points the book is worth.
Each school creates a newsletter or bulletin. Elementary newsletters are published weekly (typically on Fridays). The Middle School publishes monthly newsletters while the High School publishes daily bulletins.
Websites: Please use our list of educational websites to provide your child(ren) with valuable educational resources at home.
Apps: If you have an iPad there are several apps used in the classroom that you can install on your home device. Here are our suggestions: iPad Apps Also take a look at the District Acceptable Use Policy for Students to understand the guidelines with technology.
Common Core Standards:
Click here for a PTA version of the new curriculum standards
For questions about our Food Service Department, contact Shelley Mazigian, Director of Dining Services at 692-6167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send Money To School (formerly LunchDeposit.com)
SendMoneyToSchool.com allows parents to deposit money into their child's lunch account.
To determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced breakfast and lunch, you can apply at LunchApp.com. Applications for the upcoming school year can be entered online beginning July 1. You can also fill out a PDF version of the form by clicking here.
Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV) allows you to view your child's grades and attendance information. To request a Pinnacle login, please contact Michelle T. Triemstra, Director of Technology, at (269) 692-6222 or email@example.com.
If you have Internet access, your child can access Study Island from home as well as school to prepare for the state assessment by going to www.studyisland.com. Click here to download a Study Island handout for parents.
If you do not have your login ID and/or password information, please contact Michelle T. Triemstra, Director of Technology, at (269) 692-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone wishing to volunteer in one of our classrooms or buildings, must fill out a Criminal Record Check and History Affidavit. Upon approval, it is good for all activities at all buildings, however, it must be completed every two years. Criminal Record Check and History Affidavit