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Superintendent's Update for January 26th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   As conversations continue to be held regarding the academic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, the draft which is nearly identical to this year’s seems to be the front runner.  The BOE and administration understand that families, staff and students would like clarity on this for planning purposes.  We are still on track to get the student calendar approved at the February 28th Board Meeting.   For the COVID dashboard, please click here. Thank you for your patience and collaboration as we work together to keep the focus on… read more Read More >>
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Superintendent's Update for January 19th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- Our schools are open and focused on learning; they are also juggling the impact of a high rate of absenteeism due to COVD. For the up-to-date dashboard, please click here. Like you, we’ve been navigating the shifting guidance regarding public health.  We continue to rely on our partnership with you to help us keep schools as safe as possible. Please follow recommendations for isolation in the event of a diagnosed positive COVD infection, and continue to keep your student home if he/she is experiencing symptoms. If our staff is aware… read more Read More >>
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Superintendent's Update for January 12th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- Thank you to all who are providing input into the 22-23 student calendar. A couple of other possible calendar options have been developed for consideration and discussion at upcoming meetings, most immediately at tomorrow’s All Tribes Osage Family Partnership meeting at 12:30 pm at the Field House next to the football field.  You can view additional options here: Version A, Version B, Version C. The goal of the Board of Education is to approve the student calendar at the February 28th meeting. Once the student calendar is approved, … read more Read More >>

Superintendent's Update for December 8th

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   Students around the district are getting ready to end the semester. Final exams at the high school and middle school will be next week. Heritage, UE, and OMS are also finishing up mid-year reading and math assessments.    This month has also marked our district’s first time since before the pandemic that we’ve had a full roster of events in our schools including the following highlights:     A record crowd of 600 audience members attended the recent performance of Elflandia, the 4th Grade musical;  Holiday Bazaar hosted by the OHS… read more Read More >>

Superintendent's Update for December 1st

Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-   As you know, schools have always used a variety of ways to track student performance. Grade cards, attendance records, and behavior expectations are all traditional information that has been used to monitor and address student strengths, successes and struggles in academics. While these traditional methods are still the core of tracking student academic growth, the global pandemic has created new challenges, and we have come to understand that there is a need to also focus on student perseverance and resilience if we are to achieve… read more Read More >>