Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community-
In August, it seemed doubtful that we would make it through the semester without some type of building closure. Because of your support, patience, and extra-effort, we’ve made it the entire semester with all buildings AND classrooms open. This year has certainly been one for the record books. Like some of you, I am not going to be sad to see it take a bow and leave the stage.
However, 2020 has contained some really excellent memories as well, the most recent being last night’s 7th grade choir’s jubilant rendition of Holiday Road. We haven’t gotten to do everything exactly as we would have liked, but we have gotten to more than we expected. When we come back in January, we will revisit spectator guidelines for events, send you a survey about this year (and next), start gearing up for graduation, and keep finding ways to maximize opportunities for students. But until then, may the rest of this very unique December be filled with unexpected joys. To misquote the song, it has been a long way down the road to get to this holiday. It has been an honor and a privilege to travel the path with you.
- Special thanks to our 5 OFP tribes! You did so much behind the scenes to make great things happen for students, staff, and families this year. Your generosity, encouragement and support has warmed our hearts, lifted our spirits, and spurred us onward!
- Check out our social media accounts tomorrow. We are working on getting some videos posted of life in the schools this week.
- COVID dashboard click here
- Raising Excellence - click here for the Senior Spotlight.
- Click here for details from our Osage Cares team regarding how to help the team brighten lives at the Stonebridge Senior Living Center.
- Is your student planning to work on college applications over the holiday break? If so, now is a great time to check with him or her to ensure all materials are lined up for this project. Copies of transcripts can be requested prior to the break.
- The next community update will be after the break. Also, please note the building and district offices are closed December 21- January 1, 2021. Until then, stay safe and may you have a wonderful holiday.
Dr. Laura Nelson
*Indian Support Hotline:
573-552-8878 or [email protected]
Additional Community Support Resources:
Hope House Food Pantry at (573) 365-0099
Camden County Community Assistance Hotline at (573) 346-6145
Miller County Community Assistance Hotline at (573) 692-0426