Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- 
 
We are currently in the process of gathering information to inform decisions about next year’s calendar.
 
We are gathering information from the following sources.

  • Staff input
  • Parent input (Check your email this Tuesday for a link to Parent Winter Survey)
  • Student input (fall ThoughtExchange)
  • Community input (fall ThoughtExchange)
  • iReady Reading and Math data (K-8)
  • High School achievement data
  • Canvas Learning management system analytics
  • Monday childcare utilization rates
  • Discipline data
  • Transportation data
  • Attendance data

I’d love to hear from you if you think we left something off the list. This information will be compiled and presented, along with a calendar recommendation, to the Board of Education during the work session on Monday, February 8. Assuming nothing happens on the regional, state, or national level to make us think we should wait, I expect the BOE will vote on the 21-22 calendar at the business meeting on Monday, February 22.  

  • So far we have used one of the allotted extra days for inclement weather. We have four more days that can be used for inclement weather. (If we exceed this amount of time, we will be able to utilize our distance learning plans.)
  • The February 25 Senior Citizens Banquet has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We enjoyed seeing everyone at the drive-thru dinner last November. Looking ahead, we invite you to the Senior Citizens Banquet scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021. 
  • The Osage Cares January Challenge Eating Smart & Being Active in partnership with MU is offering a free 6 week class offered via zoom. Click here for the zoom meeting link.
  • We are committed to ensuring safe and secure learning environments. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns. Also, I would like to remind you that we utilize a quick tip application which allows information to be shared with us from any device. 
  • Senior Excellence, The Osage Way - click here.
  • Developmental screeners for children- birth to age 5 are available at the ECC.  Call 573-552-8899 to schedule an appointment.
  • Check out our COVID dashboard by clicking here. Our numbers continue to stay relatively low. We are very grateful for your help in keeping our schools safe and open for learning! 

Be Well.
Sincerely, 

Dr. Laura Nelson
Superintendent 
[email protected] 
 
*Indian Support Hotline: 
573-552-8878 or [email protected] 
 
OHS- 573-348-0115
OMS- 573-552-8326
UE-573-348-0004
HE- 573-365-5341
ECC-573-552-8899
 
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