Octorara Area School District

Maximizing Opportunities for Success

  • Chester County Health Department School Guidance Letter February 19, 2021

    OASD Health and Safety Plan Updated March 8, 2021

    Octorara COVID Dashboard




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  • Teacher Appreciation

    May 6, 2021

    Dear Octorara Teachers,

         In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  please accept our heartfelt thanks and praise in recognition of the monumental work you do every day on behalf of Octorara’s families.  It’s been an incredibly difficult school year, one during which you’ve been continuously challenged to innovate and adapt to deliver a quality education to our students. Thank you for rising to meet this challenge everyday.  Now more than ever, we hope that you feel the gratitude and appreciation that you so rightly deserve.

    • Thank you for giving so much of yourself in service to our students!
    • Thank you for showing care and concern to students and families!
    • Thank you for being creative and flexible!
    • Thank you for facing uncertainty with confidence and compassion!
    • Thank you for ensuring that every student has the opportunity to maximize their opportunities for success!

         Your willingness to embrace this school year with grace, determination, and dedication for our students, families, and community will always be remembered. We commend you for your commitment to your profession and the world class example you set for Octorara’s students everyday.

    With appreciation and respect for all you do,


    Octorara Board of School Directors 

    Lisa Bowman

    Tony Falgiatore

    Brian Fox

    Sam Ganow

    Matt Hurley

    Charles Koennecker

    Brian Norris

    Lisa Yelovich

    Jere Zimmerman


    Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools


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  • Census


    The Octorara Area School District is conducting a 2021 census. This local census data provides critical information that helps the district comply with student attendance regulations, effectively plan for educational services, and calculate future enrollment trends.

    Census Letter

    Census Letter - Spanish

    PEL Enrollment Report

    Facilities Planning Policy

    Link to complete Census

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  • Save the Dates

    June 21-July 22

    IK-6 Summer Literacy, Math, and Science Program/Camps

    Information Link

    Summer Camp Registration Information

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  • Kindergarten Registration Registration is open for students who will enter kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021 to be eligible. Please use this link to register.

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    Tractor Show

    Click here for more information and registration link.

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