Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Please review Update #5 regarding the school's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/648478/COVID19_Update__5_4-2-20__2_.pdf
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Please review Update #5 regarding the school's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/648478/COVID19_Update__5_4-2-20.pdf
Hello! I'm Heather Dinklage, the school psychologist. I'm here for you during this school closure. I'm available to help with mental health needs for students as well as for special education questions. Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good afternoon, Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2020 Reverse Raffle which benefits the Old Fort Local Schools will be held at a remote location. The drawing will still be completed as normal, but without spectators due to the COVID-19 public contact restrictions. The drawing will be at 1:00 PM on the first Saturday after the "shelter in place" order is lifted. The Reverse Raffle Committee will be completing the drawing with an official school representative present, if possible. After the drawing is completed, checks will be sent to the winning ticket holders. Any questions, please contact Brad Fry, 419-680-8090 or Pat Biller, 419-355-0189. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Please review Update #4 regarding the school's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/635190/Old_Fort_LSD_COVID-19_Update__4.pdf
This is a reminder that the Old Fort Local School District is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year through March 31, 2020. Applications are available through the link below and can be accessed through the Old Fort District website. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7xv5nW71wv3s8U5u_bqboHSs2ZFhUdlOiW6IvDy2e6EbEAA/viewform
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Please review the following links from the JH/HS Principal, Elementary Principal, and Assistant Principal regarding optional online instruction. Additionally, you will be receiving more information via Final Forms. We appreciate your patience and understanding through these unprecedented times. Thanks! JH/HS - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/629033/Old_Fort_JH-HS_COVID-19_Parent_Letter.pdf Elementary - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/629031/3-23-20_Parent_Distance_Learning_Memo.pdf
This message is only for families that do not have a laptop or desktop computer at home for student usage. If you do not have a device for student usage, the district will provide a Chromebook during this school closure. Please only request a Chromebook, if you are in need of a device since we have a limited number of Chromebooks. Pickup schedule is as follows: * Grades K-6 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, March 22 Please pick up your Chromebook at the front office elementary entrance. In the interest of safety, only one parent should enter the building. We will practice social distancing during this process. * Grades 7-12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sunday, March 22 Please pickup your Chromebook in the high school gymnasium using the north entrance only. In the interest of safety, only one parent should enter the building. We will practice social distancing during this process. If you are in need of a Chromebook, please fill out the google form at the following link: https://forms.gle/n4c1Xdd25oCdAmQ6A Additionally, many companies are offering free wi-fi/hot spots during this time of need. Please see the following links for additional information. https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html https://www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus Thank you!
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Please review Update #3 regarding the school's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/626217/Old_Fort_LSD_COVID-19_Update__3.pdf
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, Staff, and Community, Please review Update #2 regarding the school's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will send more updates in the coming days as more information becomes available. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/619330/Old_Fort_LSD_COVID-19_Update__2.pdf
Dear Old Fort LSD Families, During the extended Spring Break, as declared by Governor DeWine, Old Fort LSD will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to our Free and Reduced students. If you would like your child to continue to receive school meals over this extended break, please fill out all of the information below. Families with multiple children will need to submit more than one application. (One application per child). Meals will be available for pick-up daily at both the Old Fort JH/HS building and the Old Fort Elementary - Bettsville campus beginning on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020. Please fill out the following link: https://forms.gle/mog4GwJbdABpWaxG9 If you do not have internet access, or are unable to fill out the form, you may sign your child up for a lunch by calling Treasurer, Thomas Siloy at 419-992-4291 ext 104. Thank you!
Dear Old Fort Families and Community, Please review the following correspondence from Superintendent Tom Peiffer regarding the closing of school and district protocols during that time period. Thank you for your time and attention. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/617268/Old_Fort_LSD_COVID-19_Update__1.pdf
Dear Old Fort Families and Community, Governor DeWine released a statement regarding a three week spring break for all Ohio schools beginning Monday, March 16. We will share more information with you as soon as it becomes available. This will include district plans and procedures moving forward from this point.
Reminder - Spring Sports meeting tomorrow night @ 6pm in the gym for all students grades 7-12 participating in JH/HS track & HS baseball/softball. We look forward to seeing you there!
Old Fort Schools are closed for Tuesday March 3rd
Old Fort Schools are on a 2 hour delay for Tuesday March 3rd
Old Fort LSD is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-21 School Year. The form is on the district website, or you may click on the following link to access: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7xv5nW71wv3s8U5u_bqboHSs2ZFhUdlOiW6IvDy2e6EbEAA/viewform Applications are due by April 1, 2020.
The boys basketball team continues their run in the state tournament on March 3rd at Findlay High School. They will face Tiffin Calvert with tip-off at 6:15. Tickets will be on sale in the main office at Old Fort High School tomorrow, March 2, from 9:00-3:00. Pre-sale tickets are $4.00 for students, $6.00 for adults. If you choose to purchase a ticket at the gate, all tickets are $7.00.
Old Fort Local School District will be accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year beginning March 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM through March 31, 2020. Applications will be available online and can be accessed through the Old Fort District website.
Old Fort Schools are on a 2 hour delay for Friday February 28th
Old Fort Schools are closed for today Thursday February 27th
Old Fort Schools are on a 2hr delay for Thursday February 27th
Please disregard the call/text this morning. That went out to EVERYONE in district and it was only supposed to go out to a select few! Thank you!
The girls basketball game vs. Lakota will be played as scheduled. Head out to Old Fort to support our Stockaders, as well as celebrate our seniors as they play their last home game. JV starts at 6:00!
Old Fort Schools are closed for Today Thursday February 13th
Old Fort Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday February 13th.
The Board of Education of the Old Fort Local School District announces that it will be seeking bid proposals for the purchase and installation of gymnasium bleachers. Specifications are available at the Old Fort LSD Board office upon request, or on the districts website located at https://www.oldfortschools.org/o/old-fort-local-school-district/browse/103819. Bids are due Monday, March 2, 2020 at noon. Bids will be opened on Monday, March 9, 2020. Please submit bids to the Old Fort Board of Education at 7635 N CR 51, Tiffin, OH 44883.
There will be an ACT prep seminar on Thursday, February 27th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the NCOESC in Tiffin. This six-hour session is presented by Next Level Prep. Since we’re teaming with Seneca East HS, the host of the seminar, our price is $59 per student, which also includes a comprehensive workbook, online testing access & free call-in tutoring. Juniors will be taking the ACT fee free in March during school hours however you are not required to participate in this seminar to do so. Register online at nlpohio.com. Enrollment is limited.
Due to Jr. High Playoff games, the elementary PTO meeting scheduled for Monday has been cancelled.
Update on Athletics: 8th grade girls play at Bettsville tomorrow at 5:30 PM against Gibsonburg. If they win, they play New Riegel on Wednesday at 5:00 PM in the main gym at Lakota. 8th Grade boys won on Saturday. They will play SJCC at 5:00 PM on Wednesday at the main gym at Hopewell. The girls Jv/Varsity contest vs Carey has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 6:00. Good luck to all our athletes!
The boys JV/varsity game is still on for tonight @ Danbury! Start time is 6pm
Old Fort Schools are closed for Friday February 7th
Old Fort Schools are on a 2hr delay for Friday February 7th
All athletic events tonight have been canceled. This includes all practices and games. Thank you!
Old Fort Schools are closed for Thursday February 6th
Old Fort Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Thursday February 6th
Reminder: PTO FUNDRAISER-Little Caesar’s pick-up is tomorrow night Jan. 29th from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Old Fort Elementary Bettsville Campus.
Due to the Boys Varsity Basketball game on February 11th, the PTO meeting has been moved to Monday, the 10th. It will start at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary library.
The Old Fort LSD is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Varsity Volleyball Coach for the 2020-21 school year. If interested, please contact the JH/HS Principal, Erica Cobb, at 419-992-4291 or by email at email@example.com by January 31, 2020.
Congratulations to Allison Adelsperger on her induction to not only the 1,000 point club, but also the Old Fort Athletic Hall of Fame! Alli had abundant accomplishments during her high school career at Old Fort. Volleyball: all league honors all 4 years, league Play of the Year her senior year, multiple district honors including Player of the Year in division 4 district 6. Basketball: member of the elite 1,000 point club with a total of 1,436 points, 1st team all-league her sophomore, junior, and senior years, 1st team all-district and district 6 Player of the Year her senior year. She rounded out her senior year earning All-Ohio Honorable Mention! Congratulations Allison! Your handwork, time, and dedication is commendable!
The water advisory in Bettsville does not impact the elementary school. Our water is safe to drink. It will be business as usual tomorrow.
The 2020-21 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form is now available on the website via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSft9bbkZWnf6CM6amlbem180Jb7Bpbgkra7ZED9D0B07cAJng/viewform
Reminder - school will be back in session for all students Tuesday, January 7th.
Reminder - the boys JV/Varsity b-ball game tomorrow night (12/28) against Oak Harbor is now starting at 4:30pm! Go Stockaders!!
The Old Fort boys basketball team plays home tonight vs. St. Mary CC, starting at 5:00! For all sports schedules, go to our website, www.oldfortschools.org, click on ‘MENU’, scroll to the bottom, and click on ‘Sports Schedules.’ You can also download the Old Fort app. *One change-Old Fort boys basketball game vs. Oak Harbor on December 28th beginS at 4:30. Have a great weekend!
Good afternoon, The junior high/high school exam schedule will remain the same as originally scheduled. Wednesday=odd period exams. Thursday=even period exams. The building will be open if any student needs to go to their locker for additional study materials. Thank you,
Old Fort Schools are closed today Tuesday December 17
Old fort schools are on a 2 hour delay today Tuesday December 17
Reminder: The boys game @ Woodmore originally scheduled for 5:30 tonight has been moved to 4:45 tonight
Final Old Fort- 71 New Riegel- 32
End of 3rd Quarter Old Fort- 51 New Riegel- 17
Halftime Old Fort- 34 New Riegel- 14
JV Boys beat New Riegel 42-35 The varsity boys are leading New Riegel 20-11 after the first quarter.
The Boy's Basketball game originally scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 PM vs Woodmore will now begin at 4:45 PM. Please note the change in time.
For liability purposes & the safety of our students-no students are permitted to stay at the school after school hours unless they have an extracurricular event immediately after the final bell. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Old Fort LSD is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Sixth Grade Teacher for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, please complete the application located at https://www.oldfortschools.org/o/old-fort-local-school-district/browse/90301
Old Fort Schools is closed today November 12th the Veterans day program is rescheduled for Thursday November 14th
Old Fort Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Tuesday November 12th. The Veterans program will go on as scheduled unless school is canceled.
If you haven't been receiving the all call alerts and would like to for school closings and delays, please click the link below and fill out the form. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei4S-jTDYyeW-_D0OUokAALAsAmAM9UHN9IshngBFeQfW5gQ/viewform
Parents/Guardians - 1st Quarter grade cards were sent home with your student today. Have a great weekend!
The Old Fort LSD has a job opening for a 4 hour custodial position. If interested, please send a completed application, located on the district website at https://www.oldfortschools.org/o/old-fort-local-school-district/browse/85155 to Supterintendent Tom Peiffer, by 10/30/2019.
Reminder - there is NO school on Monday, 10/14 due to Staff Professional Development. Enjoy the long weekend! :)
Update on Junior High volleyball game: the game against Danbury originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 2nd is moved to Tuesday, October 1st. The game is home (Bettsville campus).
Good afternoon. The middle/high school is currently experiencing a power outage. If you are trying to reach the office, our phones are down. We are assessing the problem. Thank you,
**IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!** Please remember to log into your Final Forms account THIS weekend and make sure everything is up to date and correct and sign off on ALL forms before school starts on Monday! It is extremely important we have all of your information up to date in case there is an emergency. Thank you for your help and we will see you all on Monday!
For any student showing at the Sandusky County Fair, attending Vanguard, or attending Sentinel, your initial fall test will occur at a later date. Thank you,
Attention any fall athletes and any student drivers: MANDATORY drug testing will be this Friday, August 23, at the high school. The testing will be begin at 10:00am.
The Elementary Open House will be held on Friday, August 23rd from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The school supply list is posted on our front doors and can also be located on our website under the menu by clicking on “Elementary Links,” then “Documents and Forms.”
Elementary class lists will be posted on the front doors of the elementary on Tuesday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Please note: All fall athletes must submit their physical form prior to any athletic practice. Athletes will not be permitted in any team activity until a physical is submitted.
Final Forms is now up and running for next school year. Please begin the process of completing your child's paperwork for the 2019-2020 school year. This is for athletic forms also. You MUST log in to your account yearly and sign off on all forms and make any corrections needed. Please make sure this information is correct and up to date as this is the information we use to mail items out (please include PO Box if needed), email important info and make calls to parents if needed for an illness/emergency. This is for ALL Students grades K-12! Thank you for your help in making sure everything is up to date! The link is https://oldfort-oh.finalforms.com
Old Fort will be holding its mandatory OHSAA Fall Sports meeting on July 10th, beginning at 6 PM in the High School Gym. All parents, coaches, and athletes are expected to attend this meeting as important details will be discussed.
Congratulations Mason Salas! Mason finished 12th at state for high jump! Great job, we are very proud of you!
Jenna Clouse also made it to the state finals in the 300m hurdles! Good luck tomorrow!
Congratulations Jenna Clouse! Jenna qualified for state finals in the 100m hurdles! Way to go!
The spring sports awards will be held Tuesday, June 4th @ 6pm at the high school. Any athletes who still have their uniforms, must bring them that evening to turn in. Thank you!
The phones are currently down at both the HS and Elementary school. Sorry for the inconvenience, we are waiting to hear back from our service provider for a time of when it will be back up and running. Thank you for understanding!
Kdg.-2nd grade field day is Thursday, May 23rd at the elementary from 12:30-2:15. Students should dress appropriately for the weather, wear running shoes with socks and bring a water bottle. Sunscreen & bug spray must be applied at home.
3rd & 4th grade field day is Tuesday (rain date of Wed.) at Eells Park in Bettsville from 9:00-2:15. Dress for the weather, wear running shoes with socks and bring a water bottle. Sunscreen & bug spray must be applied at home. T-shirts will be handed out on Monday morning.
5th & 6th grade field day is Monday (rain date of Wed.) at Eells Park in Bettsville from 9:00-2:15. Dress for the weather, wear running shoes with socks and bring a water bottle. Sunscreen & bug spray must be applied at home. T-shirts will be handed out on Monday morning.
Looks like the weather is going to hold out for our community service projects! Please remind your child to dress appropriately for their given assignment. Thank you!
Alyssa Kuhn, Wilbur Jameson, and Brandon Swartz earned their Vanguard Career Passport this evening at their VTC graduation ceremony. Congratulations you three! Old Fort is very proud of all your accomplishments!
The following students were awarded their career passport and awards through Sentinel Career & Technology Center this evening: 3 year completers-Devin Garn, Jaden Hammond (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Kevin Kirchner, Jacob Olmstead, Tyrese Payne (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Alec Scherger (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal) 2 Year completers-Emily Anstead (earning the award of distinction & her OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Brodie Crawford (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Tyler Drown (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Cole Eckhardt, Tess Hasselbach (earning her OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Christian McClure, Weston Miller (earning the award of distinction & his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal), Katie Samson 2 year completer-Anthony Steyer (earning his OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal) 1 year completer-Layla Hager Congratulations to all of you on this great accomplishment! Old Fort is very proud!
JV softball will be part of the double header with the Varsity this Saturday, 5/4 @ Gibsonburg. Varsity plays first at 11am with JV immediately following.
The JV softball game scheduled for tonight, 5/2 has been cancelled.
The baseball game scheduled for tonight, 4/26 @ Danbury has been cancelled. As of now, softball is still on.
The Old Fort Board of Education will have a special board meeting on April 23, 2019 in the High School Library, beginning at 5:00 PM
All sporting events for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, have been canceled. Varsity softball & baseball @ Margaretta, JV softball vs. Margaretta, and Varsity Track @ Fostoria. ~Have a great Spring Break!
Just a reminder - Spring break starts tomorrow, 4/18. We will return to school on Tuesday, 4/23. Everyone have a Happy Easter!
The Open Enrollment Form is now available. The deadline is May 1st to open enroll your student. Please click on this link to fill out the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7xv5nW71wv3s8U5u_bqboHSs2ZFhUdlOiW6IvDy2e6EbEAA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers are needed for our spring Scholastic Book Fair, to be held in the Old Fort Elementary Library, the week of May 6 – 10. If you would enjoy helping our students at the Book Fair, please contact the elementary at 419-986-5166, or email chairperson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019-20 Open Enrollment Form is now available. Please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7xv5nW71wv3s8U5u_bqboHSs2ZFhUdlOiW6IvDy2e6EbEAA/viewform?usp=sf_link to complete your open enrollment
The baseball and softball games scheduled for tonight, Monday, March 25th, have been cancelled.
3rd Quarter grade cards were sent home with your 7-12 grade student today. If they did not receive a grade card, they were given a statement instead for unpaid fees. Please feel free to call the HS office if you should have any questions. Thank you!
Do you have bags of unwanted clothing? Looking for a place to send them? Well, look no further! You will see "bins" located at both Old Fort Elementary and Old Fort High School. You may ask, how does this work? All you have to do is drop off men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, and textiles. The school earns money for each pound of recyclables collected. Then, the textiles are re-purposed, recycled, or reused. Not only are you helping the school earn money for student/staff events, you are helping the Earth. That's a win-win!
Attention Open-Enrolled Parents: The 2019-2020 Inter-District Open Enrollment for Old Fort Local Schools will be available "Online Only" starting Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM. It will remain open through May 1, 2019.
Tonight, 14 of our senior students were honored at the National Machinery Citizenship Awards. This program focuses on the importance of good citizenship, conduct, proper attitude and conscientiousness during their high school years as a foundation for becoming more responsible citizens in adult life. The staff at Old Fort voted on multiple aspects: citizenship, reliability, integrity, responsibility, leadership, attitude. Congratulations Harmon, Weston, Laini, Morgan, Jarett, Karli, Katie, Jenna, Lydia, Madison, Emily, Anna, Erika, and Nicole!
Girls District Semi finals Final Score Old Fort- 45 Arcadia- 47
Girls District Semi-finals Halftime Old Fort- 24 Arcadia- 20
Old Fort Elementary Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, March 20th.
Finals-sectionals boys Old Fort 52 Calvert 66
End of 3rd period-sectionals Old Fort 31 Calvert 49
1st period Boy’s Varsity-Sectionals Old Fort 9 Calvert 20
A car key and fob was found around the elementary school front door last Friday. If you are missing a car key please contact the elementary office at 419.986.5166.
With a 21-0 record, Boy’s JV basketball are SBC Champs! Old Fort 67 St. Mary’s 31
SBC Co-champs Boy’s Varsity Final Old Fort 59 St. Mary’s 75
The Old Fort Local School District is looking to fill the position of Superintendent beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, please review and complete the documents located at: https://www.oldfortschools.org/o/old-fort-local-school-district/browse/48723
The OF District Leadership Team is conducting a survey to help create a three year plan for continuous improvement. We know our stakeholders play an essential role in education and value your input. Please complete the survey via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXNVJ77 Thank you!
7th grade boys SBC runner up OT Old Fort 22 Calvert 25 8th grade boys SBC champions Old Fort 30 Lakota 29
Pre-registration for Kindergarten Students for the 2019-20 school year are now being accepted. Please fill out the Google Form via https://goo.gl/forms/w2ddbUJW8qV10fxs2 Registration's must be submitted by April 5, 2019.
Old Fort Schools are taking applications for substitute positions for secretarial, kitchen help, and student aides. Applications are on line at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/256153/Non-Certified_Employment_Application.pdf
Return completed applications to Mrs. LaVonna Schank at email@example.com or in person to the main high school office.
Please note that all future "One Calls" will be sent from the District's 419-992-4291 phone number. We are working on getting any "One Call" issues that some of you may have experienced this morning resolved. Thank you for your understanding.
Need a present for your son or daughter for Christmas? Consider buying them an Old Fort School Yearbook. Go to OF School Website - Click on Menu - Student-Parent / District Links / Jostens Order online with secure credit card payment. Books will be delivered in Sept. 2019
Please note that with the change to our new website and app, all One Call changes will need to be made through the "One Call Change Form". This Google Form can be found under the "Student/Parent Info District Links" in the menu. Have a great day!
Be sure and download our brand-new Old Fort School App!