Dear School of the Osage Students, Families, and Community- 
 
Tomorrow will be another day of out of school buildings for our students. As you know, this run of winter weather has given us the opportunity to put our full system for distance learning into use beyond Mondays. Teachers are posting new assignments by 9:00 am in Canvas and communicating via Zoom and Remind- tools with which most everyone has had extensive experience by this point. 
 
Tomorrow (2/18) we are hosting a food pickup event. Food is available for any SOTO family - located at the UE from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and again 4:30 - 6:00 pm. You won’t even need to get out of your car. Staff will meet you and deliver food as you drive through. Additionally, our Indian Hotline is available if you, or someone you know, is in need of cold weather help. 
 
Also, here is the link for information regarding athletics and activities. Between COVID and bad weather, it can be confusing to try to figure out what is (or is not) canceled and/or rescheduled. The fan plan is updated frequently and the best source for updated information. 
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out if any of us can be of assistance to you regarding other issues as well. 
 

  • Student Grades will be emailed on Monday (2/22) which is also the same day as Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held via online zoom meetings (11 am- 7pm) - click here to sign up. There will be no childcare services or distance learning on February 22. 
  • Also on February 22, there will be a Board of Education meeting where the 21-22 school year, including the calendar framework and strategic plan, will be on the agenda. 
  • To check out another of our excellent Osage seniors -click here.
  • OHS Theatre production of The Curious Savage will be moved to March 11 & 12 at 7:00 pm -for more information, click here.
  • Check out our COVID dashboard by clicking here.
  • School of the Osage High School has been approved by DESE to award the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy to graduating students who demonstrate proficiency in multiple languages.  In order to earn this distinction, students must show proficiency in English (through EOC or ACT scores) and a second language (STAMP exam), as well as showing the importance of cultural awareness and understanding in our community and across the world.  This seal will allow students to enter advanced language coursework in college and apply for jobs which require biliteracy skills.  For more information, students/parents can reach out to their world language teacher or counselor.  
  • Courtwarming festivities are being rescheduled to next week. 

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