Octorara Area School District

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  • Student Grade Level Retainment (Act 66)

    July 6, 2021

    Dear Octorara Families:

         I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable July 4th holiday. The purpose of my email is to inform you about an important change to Pennsylvania’s School Code.

         Act 66, signed by Governor Wolf last week, permits parents or guardians of students enrolled in Octorara’s schools during the 2020-21 school year to retain their student in the grade in which they were enrolled for an additional school year due to COVID-19 learning disruptions.  Also, students whose special education services would have ended due to reaching the age of 21 may have the option to extend those services for the 2021-22 school year.  

         Please note that there is a hard deadline of July 15, 2021 in the law for families to exercise these options. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has also developed an application form to facilitate this process.  In order to exercise either option, the parent or guardian must complete PDE’s application. More information about this opportunity, along with the application, can be found by clicking on the link below.

    Student Grade Level Retainment (Act 66)

         If you would like to discuss your child’s individual circumstances, I encourage you to contact your child’s school principal. Thank you for your continued support of the Octorara Area School District.


    Michele M. Orner, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • OASD Health and Safety Plan July 19, 2021

    Updated OASD Summer Health and Safety Plan June 25, 2021





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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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  • Please see this link for summer reading requirements.



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  • Congratulations Class of 2021!

    Graduation Ceremony LiveStream Link

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    6:30 p.m.


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  • Octorara Junior/Senior High School Summer School Information
    Any student in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in taking original credit courses or credit recovery courses, please complete  OVA Summer School Credit Recovery/Original Credit Course Registration Form and the Octorara Virtual Academy Contract 2020-21.  Your child's/children's school counselor will be in touch to confirm your interest in taking summer courses through OVA and to confirm the classes you are requesting.  
    New this summer: In-person support for all courses is available at The Point in Parkesburg and at Octorara Junior/Senior High School (until July 22).  Please view the links for In-Person Learning for more information.
    Mr. Mark J. Peticca
    Assistant Principal
    Octorara Virtual Academy Administrator
    Octorara Junior/Senior High School
    610-593-8238, ext 5510

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  • 2021-2022 Octorara Intermediate School Band Registration is Now Open

    Use this link for more information.


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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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