Dear Students and Parents,


  1. Congratulations and thank you for toughing out the spring semester of 2020 with all of us. We are very proud of all of your accomplishments this semester!

    You have persevered through the most challenging of times and continued to grow, learn, and create.


    Please share as a community in appreciating all of the creative work your classmates have submitted this semester.


    The two places to view all of this amazing work are through the Otter Valley Theatre Youtube Channel and on the Otter Valley Website.


    Here are some links:


    Virtual Showcase


    Sarah Calvin Documentary


    Morgan White Documentary


  2. Please take a moment to also thank your teachers for all of their ingenuity and hard work in making this semester become "remote learning" with no preparation!


  3. Lastly, remember that there will be an exchange of textbooks, chromebooks, items from lockers, and yearbooks June 10 and June 11. This is for 7-11th grades.


When - June 10 12:00-6:00 PM & June 11 3:00-6:00 PM


Who - OV Current 7-11 Grade Students


What - Pick Up & Drop off for academic materials, chromebooks, and outstanding yearbooks


Where - Pull around to the back of the OV building to the annex door to A2/A3 (stay in your vehicles for pick up/drop off)

Why - Return & Pick Up of Materials. Email Mr. Keith if you have items in your locker.


How - Cars will stop by the outer door to the annex on the west side of the building. An OV staff member will come out and collect your bag of items to return - please put this in a plastic bag in your vehicle to be collected. An OV staff member will then bring out a bag of items for you to pick up if you have any (winter athletic awards/certificates & locker items)


Students should plan to pick up the below items:

-Winter/Spring Athletic Certificates/Awards/Pictures, Yearbooks, Locker Items

-Email Mr. Keith if you have items in a locker to be returned.


Students should plan to bring in the below items (please put all items IN A BAG combined)

-ALL Textbooks & Academic Materials/Supplies to Return for all classes

-ALL Winter/Spring Athletic Uniforms to Return

-ALL Library Materials to Return

-OV Chromebooks


OV Students will receive an email prior to June 10th with a list of items that are set to be returned.


If you have items in your gym or regular locker please email Mr. Keith to coordinate retrieval of those items. Email at


Have a wonderful summer and stay safe!

OV Guidance


Be sure to check our Guidance Spotlight Newsletters each week:

Week of June 1
Week of May 25
Week of May 18
Week of May 11
Week of May 4
Week of April 27
Week of April 20
Week of April 6

Week of March 30


The Otter Valley Guidance and Counseling Department provides a variety of services in three areas: personal/social, career/college, and academic counseling. Within these three areas are specific services: counseling, teacher consultation, resource coordination, information delivery, parent education/consultation, placement, course registrations, and scheduling. Students are the primary focus of these activities. Counselors also work closely with parents, teachers, and administrators.

Otter Valley counselors spend the majority of their day working directly with students. Through individual counseling and classroom presentations, counselors address the developmental needs of students and provide crisis intervention. They are also in frequent communication with faculty, staff, and parents in order to coordinate services and provide an optimum school experience for all students.

Any student who wishes to meet with his/her counselor individually should make an appointment. In emergencies, however, a student should come in to see his/her counselor without advance notice. Parents are encouraged to use the guidance services, calling (802) 247-6833 with questions or concerns regarding their child's academic/social/emotional needs.

AP Course Information

Not sure if taking an AP course is for you? Click here for more information regarding AP courses and the benefits of participating in them.

Additional education programs:

Stafford Technical Center - Stafford Technical Center has been providing technical education since 1974. Over the past ten years, many things have changed in technical education and the programs that Stafford Technical Center provides. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with personal goals ranging from college, immediate workplace, or apprenticeship. Please check out all of our exciting and new changes through this web site or a visit to the center.

Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center - The mission of the Patricia A. Hannaford Regional Technical School District is to provide educational experiences that prepare secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce in careers that are high-skilled, in high demand, that pay a livable wage and to continue their education.

Moosalamoo - Students at Moosalamoo are engaged, inspired and informed. The curriculum is unit-based, linking traditional academics with real life applications and real life rewards. We put extensive emphasis on not only fact-based knowledge, but interpersonal skills, stewardship, self-direction, and personal investment.


School Choice 

Are you interested in attending another high school?

The legislature passed a law in 2012 (Title 16, Section 822a) allowing students at Vermont’s 61 public high schools to apply to attend any other high school in grades 9 ‐12. Before the new law was passed, students could apply for school choice only within a region of which their high school was a member.

Students interested in applying for School Choice to area high schools need to complete and submit to the Guidance office a School Choice Application by February 26, 2018 (no later than 3:00 p.m.) Limited slots are available. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than slots available. Students will be informed by April 1 of school choice decisions or thereafter as slots are available.

Please contact the Otter Valley UHS Danielle Bishop, Guidance Secretary in the Guidance Department directly at 247-6833 ext. 2608 for an application.

For more information please see: School_Choice_FAQs.pdf

NROTC Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps - Rolling deadline

Elks Most Valuable Student-11/27

American Legion National H.S. Oratorical Contest-12/2

AXA Achievement Scholarship-12/15

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete-12/15

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship-1/4

Vermont JCI Senate - 1/20

Knights of Columbus Scholastic Achievement-3/10

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship-3/31

American Legion of VT Scholarships-4/1

AMAA Scholarship-5/1

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship-6/14

BigSun Scholarship-6/19


Lori Robear
Director of Guidance
Danielle Bishop  Administrative Assistant
ext 2608 

Meredith McCartney  Guidance Counselor 
Claudia Larrow 
Middle School Guidance Counselor
ext 2609 

Katie Wallett
Student Assistance Program Counselor
ext 2605 

Char Wessing Student Information Systems Specialist
College/Military Visits
Juniors and Seniors: We have many college and military representatives that visit throughout the year to visit with you! If you are interested in speaking with one of these representatives, please see Ms. Bishop for a pass.

Middle School Information



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