Guidance-Ms. Waldmann


 Hello! I am Ms. Waldmann the Otter River Elementary School Guidance Counselor.  Throughout the year I get to go into the classrooms and engage your students in lessons that involve everything from making good choices to how to stand up to bullies.  Guidance lessons take place in the homebase classrooms once every other week.  I am also available to for individual counseling with your children.

This year is going to be a great one for Otter River I just know it!

My time is shared with Forest Middle School.  Below is my weekly schedule.

Mondays and Tuesday: Forest Middle for the entirety of the day
Wednesday: 8:30-11:00 Forest Middle School
                     11:30- 3:00  Otter River Elementary
Thursday and Fridays: Otter River Elementary for the entirety of the day.


Guess what?!!! SOLs are here! Yes it's true and I know you can believe it just as much as I.  Our teachers and students have been working extremely hard all year to get prepared for this year's tests!

On each day of testing it is important to send your child to school well rested and with a positive attitude.  The tests are not timed, as the students are allowed a full school day to complete the assessment.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:20 am; therefore, your child must be at school on time.  No student will be allowed to enter the testing site after the testing begins.


            In preparation for testing, students should remember the following guidelines:

  • Get a good night’s rest before taking the test
  • Eat wisely
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Believe in yourself and have confidence

SOL Schedule

April 23- Grade 4 VA Studies/ Grade 5 Science
April 24-25: Grade 3 Reading over two days
April 26-27: Grade 4 and Grade 5 Reading over two days

April 30-May 1: Grade 3 Math over two days
May 2-3: Grade 4 and Grade Math over two days

May 4: Make-ups if needed

Week of May 7: Expedited Retakes




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