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Directions

29 days ago

Driving directions to our Schools :

High School Address:  17 Jefferson Street, Oley PA 19547

Middle School Address: 3247 Freidensburg Road, Oley PA 19547

Elementary School Address: 3257 Freidensburg Road, Oley PA 19547


From Allentown :

Follow Route 222 South to intersection of Route 73 in Maidencreek (about 20 miles). Turn left onto route 73 East to Oley (about six miles).

For the Elementary and Middle School, turn right at traffic light onto Friedensburg Road and proceed approximately ¼ mile. The elementary and middle schools are the 2nd and 3rd schools on the left.

For the High School and Administration buildings, go through the traffic light and take the 2nd left onto Lynx Drive. Follow Lynx Drive up the hill, and the high school and administration buildings will be on your right.


From Harrisburg:

Follow Route 78 East to Route 61 South exit. Proceed south on Route 61 to intersection of Route 73 (about 10 miles). Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 73 East and proceed about nine miles to Oley.

For the Elementary and Middle School, turn right at traffic light onto Friedensburg Road and proceed approximately ¼ mile. The elementary and middle schools are the 2nd and 3rd schools on the left.

For the High School and Administration buildings, go through the traffic light and take the 2nd left onto Lynx Drive. Follow Lynx Drive up the hill, and the high school and administration buildings will be on your right.


From Philadelphia:

Follow Route 76 West to Route 422 West. Continue on Route 422 West to intersection of Route 662 in Douglassville. Turn right, follow Route 662 to intersection of Route 73.

For the Elementary and Middle School, turn left onto Route 73 turn left again at next traffic light onto Friedensburg Road. Proceed approximately ¼ mile. The elementary and middle schools are the 2nd and 3rd schools on the left.

For the High School and Administration buildings, turn right sharply onto Route 73. Take the next left onto Lynx Drive. Follow Lynx Drive up the hill, and the high school and administration buildings will be on your right.


From Pottsville:

Route 61 South to intersection of Route 73. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 73 East and proceed about nine miles to Oley.

For the Elementary and Middle School, turn right at traffic light onto Friedensburg Road and proceed approximately ¼ mile. The elementary and middle schools are the 2nd and 3rd schools on the left.

For the High School and Administration buildings, go through the traffic light and take the 2nd left onto Lynx Drive. Follow Lynx Drive up the hill, and the high school and administration buildings will be on your right.

 

Emergency/Safety Information

28 days ago

Emergency/Safety Information

OVSD EMERGENCY/SAFETY INFORMATION PAGE

  • The Oley Valley School District uses RAPTOR Visitor Management Software.  For more information click here.
  • The Oley Valley School District conducts training in ALICE for all employees.   For more information click here.
  • The Oley Valley School District in conjunction with the Berks County Intermediate Unit has implemented the Standard Response Protocol as a guide for our emergency planning.  More information regarding the Standard Response Protocol can be found on the links listed below.

LIMERICK GENERATING STATION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

  • The Oley Valley School District is a reception location for radiological emergencies at the Limerick Generating Station.  The information listed below was taken from the Berks County Emergency Management Agency.

  • The Limerick Generating Station, located in Montgomery County, PA, is a nuclear power plant which produces enough power to serve more than two million homes in PA, NJ & MD. Limerick began producing electricity on February 1, 1986 after more than 10 years of construction of the plant.  Limerick Generating Station was built by the Bechtel Power Corporation beginning in June 1974 and uses the Boiling Water Reactor technology to produce electricity.  Although the facility is located in Montgomery County, several municipalities in Berks County are located within a 10 mile radius of the plant. This area, known as the Emergency Planning Zone encompasses seven municipalities which are all, or partially (*) inside of this zone.

Risk Municipality

Risk Population

Amity Township*

7,126

Boyertown Borough

3,940

Colebrookdale Township

5,270

Douglass Township

3,327

Earl Township*

730

Union Township

1,123

Washington Township*

653

TOTAL POPULATION

22,169

 

  • As part of the Alert & Notification System maintained by Exelon, a number of high output sirens have been installed throughout the Emergency Planning Zone. These sirens serve as an “attention getter” and ARE NOT a signal to evacuate. If you hear a siren, immediately turn your radio to one of the following Emergency Alert Stations.

Call Sign

 FREQUENCY

WEEU

830 AM

WRAW

1340 AM

WRFY

102.5 FM

WBYN

107.5 FM

WXAC

91.3 FM

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

  • KEEP PHONE LINES OPEN – Do not make unnecessary phone calls. Leaving phone lines open for emergency workers will help everyone involved. If you require assistance, call the emergency phone numbers broadcast on the radio.
  • IF INSTRUCTED TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE – Go indoors and stay there. Close all doors and windows and shut off any systems that draw in outside air, such as furnaces, fireplaces and air conditioners. Keep listening to the radio for updates. Keep pets inside and shelter farm animals.
  • IF INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE – In an evacuation, people in the affected area will be asked to go to local reception centers. After this, they can stay at specified mass care centers or with friends and relatives outside the evacuation zone.
MUNICIPALITY

RECEPTION CENTER

Amity Township / Amity Gardens

Exeter Township Municipal Building

Amity Township / East

Oley Valley High School

Boyertown Borough

Oley Valley High School

Colebrookdale Township / West of Route 100

Oley Valley High School

Colebrookdale Township / East of Route 100

Emmaus High School

Douglass Township / South

Oley Valley High School

Douglass Township / North

Oley Valley High School

Earl Township

Oley Valley High School

Union Township

Robeson Township Municipal Building

Washington Township

Emmaus High School

 

Facility Usage

28 days ago

Use of all Oley Valley School District facilities requires pre-approval and is subject to the Oley Valley School District Facility Usage Policy.  All groups who wish to use a facility are required to fill out a Facility Use Form, attain a general liability insurance policy with limits of $500,000 per occurrence, and pre-pay any fees that may be associated with the facility usage.

 

Please use the links below to access the Oley Valley School District’s “Use of School Facilities” policy as well as the Facility Usage Forms.   Please note that Policy 707 (Use of School Facilities) was revised again on March 16th, 2016.  The revisions include changes to fee structures and required insurance coverage by all user groups.    A valid email address is now required for all user groups and approval notification will be sent to the email address on file.  The district will no longer be sending approved paper copies of the request forms to user groups.  Please retain your email approval notification and have it available when you are using the Oley Valley School Districts facilities.

 Facility Usage Schedule (Current OVSD Facility Usage Master Schedule)

Policy 707 – Use of School Facilities (Revised May 10, 2017)

External Facility Use Form

(To be used for all non-school district requests)

Internal Facility Use Form

(To be used by all school district employees and school organizations)

 

*Please note that you can type on this form and save the changes.  All forms can then be sent as an email attachment to the contacts listed below or printed and submitted to the High School Athletic Office.  All fields outlined in RED must be completed.

**All requests for Athletic Facilities should be sent to Tim Rhoads, Athletic Director at trhoads@ovsdpa.org.  All Non-Athletic Facility Requests should be sent to Patti Kehoe at pkehoe@ovsdpa.org.

 

Volunteer Resources

29 days ago

Volunteer Resources

New Clearance Policy for Volunteers

Starting July 1, 2015, all volunteers are required to submit the following background checks and related documents and information to their school:

1. Volunteer Application
2. PA State Criminal History Report – dated no more than one year prior to the application date
3. PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse Report – dated no more than one year prior to the application date
4. Federal Criminal History Report – dated no more than one year prior to the application date
5. PDE-6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form

Volunteers that have current PA State Criminal History Report and PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse Report on file with the district have until December 31, 2015 to have updated clearances submitted to the district. These volunteers are still permitted to volunteer under the current clearances on file with the district.
Volunteers who are new as of August 25, 2015, must obtain the applicable certifications prior to serving in a volunteer capacity.

The Governor has waived the cost of the PA State Criminal History Report and PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse Report for volunteers. The cost associated with the Federal Criminal History Report is the responsibility of the volunteer.

Volunteers must provide a renewal of background check reports, as set forth above, within sixty (60) months from the date of the most recent background report of the same type.
Every volunteer should familiarize him/herself with District Policy No. 806 (Child/Student Abuse). A volunteer is required to report pursuant to Policy No. 806 if the volunteer has reasonable cause to suspect a child is a victim of child abuse.

All district forms and links to online clearance reports are available below:

Policy 916 – Volunteers

Volunteer Disclosure and Application Form

Pennsylvania State Criminal History Check (Act 34)

Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151)

FBI Fingerprinting Clearance (Act 114)

Arrest and Conviction Report and Certification Form

 

SMILES Volunteer Program

The Oley Valley School District invites senior citizens to participate in the SMILES (Senior Motivators In Learning and Education Services) Program.  The primary purpose of the program is to enable senior citizens to contribute their time and effort to worthy projects in the district, depending upon interest and skill.  Senior citizens may choose to support the school in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

Tutoring Students

Helping with Service Projects

Clerical Assistance in Building Offices or Libraries

Assisting the Maintenance Staff

Any person who is a resident of the Oley Valley School District, is 62 years of age and is liable for the payment of school property taxes is eligible for this program.  Volunteers, who complete up to 100 hours of service, qualify for a maximum rebate in school property taxes of up to $500.  Special arrangements are available for residents who would like to participate, but are unable due to a serious medical condition.

Persons who meet the above criteria must complete a Senior Volunteer Application, an Act 34 PA State Police Request for Criminal Record Check, a PA Child Abuse History Clearance, an FBI Clearance, and an Arrest and Conviction Report and Certification Form.  As a volunteer, there is no cost to obtain the PA State Police Request for Criminal Record Check or the PA Child Abuse History Clearance.  However, there is a fee associated with the FBI Clearance.  The school district must have these forms prior to a SMILES participant beginning their volunteer time.

For more information on the SMILES Volunteer Program, please contact Maria Jones at 610-987-4100, Ext. 1210.

SMILES APPLICATION

 

Oley Valley Watch D.O.G.S.

29 days ago

WATCH DOGS Dads of Great Students' Logo

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at your school. 

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2,659 active programs in 46 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. (Taken from www.fathers.com)

Click here for the national Watch D.O.G.S. webpage.

Click here for the Reading Eagle article on OVES Watch D.O.G.S

Click Below to Learn How to Become a Watch D.O.G

Welcome Letter 2017-2018

How Do I Become a WatchDog Checklist 2017-2018

Clearances for Volunteers Policy

Volunteering Process 2018

Doughnuts with Dads Fall Invitation

Click the links below to see some videos of Watch D.O.G.S in action

Summit Drive WatchDOGS

Today Show

Truman Elementary School

WatchDOGS Rap

WatchDOGS in action

WatchDOGS Skit