Now Accepting REGISTRATION for 2018-2019 Pre-School Program

Osage Schools and their community partner school, Growing Tree, are now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 4-year old preschool program. Students must be (4) years old by September 15th, 2018. Please call 732-5856 to register your child at Lincoln Elementary, or Growing Tree at 641-420-2926.  

Sections are capped at 20 students. One-way school transportation (bus) is provided. Classes are currently held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for (3) hours each. We are pleased that both programs offer a similar curriculum, similar registration fee, and that our teachers plan together!

Parent Information

Dear Osage Families:

With recent media coverage the past two days of the social media and texting threats in the Johnston and Algona schools, we first wanted to communicate that we have received no threats in our district.

We want to share a couple important things.  Please read carefully.

 

First, the single most important thing you can do to keep our schools safe is to immediately report unusual or threatening messages, comments you have heard or received regarding the safety of students or the school in general.  It is clear that school safety is best when students report things they have heard that are unusual, threatening, uncomfortable or out of the ordinary.  We encourage our students to immediately report these types of messages.  These should be reported to any school employee or law enforcement.  Immediately reporting threatening information is the single most important thing we can do to help keep our schools and students safe.

 

Safety in our schools will always be a priority.  Please talk to your children regarding the importance of reporting information.  Any information parents hear should immediately be reported to law enforcement or the school district.

 

Secondly, the Osage Schools continues to work with local law enforcement regarding these types of situations to assure safety in our schools.  Should Osage have a threat made toward safety in our schools, charges will be filed to the fullest extent to any student or adult responsible for the threat.  This single act would be life-changing for any student or adult.

 

Let’s work TOGETHER to keep our schools a safe and caring place for our students and staff. The safety and well-being of students and staff are paramount. We encourage anyone with information to contact the school or law enforcement.

Barb Schwamman

Superintendent

Osage Community Schools

XC Schedule UPDATE

**We are still unsure if we will run our Pre-K – 6th Fun Run if you have any planning to participate**
4:15pm – JH Girls
4:30pm – JH Boys
4:45pm – Varsity Girls
5:15pm – Varsity Boys
5:45pm – JV Girls
6:15pm – JV Boys

Flu Vaccination Clinic on September 26th, 2017

When: September 26th 7:00-8:30 am

RSVP by September 25th 2:00 pm: Sign up in the appropriate school office

Who: All Staff, immediate family members and Students.

Where: Middle School and Lincoln Elementary (exact location TBA)

Why: To protect ourselves and each other from contracting influenza

How: Fill out the attached consent form, copy the front and back of your insurance card and come join us!

The insurances we accept this year are:

Medicare/Humana/AARP (Also need any supplemental insurance along with  Medicare. Medicare will be billed first, then the supplement insurance)

Wellmark (including non-school health plans)

United Healthcare (Non- Managed Medicaid)

Coventry/Aetna

Cigna

Midland’s Choice

You may also cash pay $32/shot (Checks should be made payable to

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa. Receipts will be given to the individual.)

For the 2015-2016 influenza season, CDC estimates that influenza vaccination prevented approximately 5.1 million influenza illnesses, 2.5 million influenza-associated medical visits, and 71,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations

The first and most important step in preventing flu (influenza) is to get a flu vaccination each year.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

The flu vaccine strains for the 2017-2018 season can be found on the CDC website.

Contact me with any questions,

Kristi Aschenbrenner MSN RN

District Nurse: Osage Community Schools

641-732-3127

kristi.aschenbrenner@osage.k12.ia.us

FYI: VNS does not accept Tricare, First Administrators, or Medicaid (Title 19, Hawk-I, Amerigroup Iowa, AmeriHealth Caritas, UHC)

CONSENT FORM

Flu Vaccine Information

District Wide PICTURE RETAKE Day

Friday, September 29 has been set for picture retakes at Osage Community Schools.  This will be district wide.

If you are wishing to have your child’s school picture re-taken, please return their UNCUT package with them.  Elementary students may turn them in to their classroom teacher at any time.  Middle school and high school students should bring their packets with them on the 29th and turn them in to the photographer.

Thank you,

Middle School Cheerleaders and Middle School Fall Sports Info

Please put on our website that there’s a meeting tonight after school for 7th or 8th grade girls interested in cheerleading this fall. It’s in the MS cafeteria and they will be done by 4:00. Also cheerleading practices will begin next Monday after school.

Also :    7th & 8th volleyball practice starts TODAY – meet in the MS gym – after school. Come dressed and ready to practice.

 

Concussion and sports physical forms can be picked up in the office if you need one. These forms will need to be signed and turned in to school (office or coach) before you can practice.