Osgood Elementary School News

  • Hello Osgood Families,

    Registration time is here and it looks a little different this year! This year you are able to complete the registration process in the comfort of your own home. We are asking that you complete this by Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    What do you need to do to complete your registration?

    • https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/domain/126
    • Make sure you have set-up your Parent Portal account – you need this account to register! 😊
    • Log-in to your Parent Portal account and choose Forms – please fill out all forms and submit! Kindergarten families do have an extra form to fill out!

    Need help?

    • Here is a video that takes you step by step.
    • If you need in-person assistance with registration, we are asking you to make an appointment.
      • Monday, August 3 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
      • Tuesday, August 4 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      • Due to COVID, we ask that you do not come to the school without an appointment, and only one family member may come into the building. You may also call or email with questions.
      • Appointments can be made using the following link:
      • Appointments also can be made calling the school at 701-356-2190.

    Please reach out with any questions! We are here to help!

    Working together,

    Kristi Toy

    Principal

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  • Through federal education law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals at our school. If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the school administration office at (701) 356-2190. Upon this request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education, and experience of each of our teachers. You will also receive information regarding the names and qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our school(s).

     


     

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  • 7:30 am Morning Drop Off  - please do not drop off your child earlier than 7:30 am, there's no supervision before that time unless they attend the morning YMCA program.  Thank you.

     


     

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  • **Breakfast is only served from 7: 30 am to 7:50 am

     


     

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  • **Pick Up - Doors are unlocked for parent pick-ups at 2:45 pm. Students are not dismissed to parents between 2:30 and 2:45 as we load our busses and daycare vans. Thank you for your cooperation.

     


     

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  • School starts at 8:00 am

    We have had many students arriving late to school.  Students that are tardy to school lose valuable educational and instruction time. Walking in late to class repeatedly can create a disruption to the class and draws unnecessary attention to students. Arriving at school on time and ready to learn is key to the success of all students. We only want what is best for all students and feel powerless to provide them with the education they need and deserve when they are tardy.  As you know, it takes parents, students, and teachers working together to ensure a suitable learning environment for your child. Please help us by making it to school on time a priority. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at 356-2190.  Thank you for your cooperation.

     

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  • Why is SARB/school attendance Important?            

    What is SARB?

    School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is composed of representatives from various youth-serving agencies to help truant or recalcitrant students and their parents or guardians solve attendance problems through the use of available school and community resources.

    What is chronic absenteeism?

    A student is chronically absent if he or she misses school 10 percent of the time or more for any reason.

    Why is school attendance important?

    Research shows school absences can have a lasting impact on learning. One study on third grade reading level found the following:

    • Chronically absent children gained 14 percent fewer literacy skills in kindergarten than those who attended more regularly.
    • For students chronically absent in both kindergarten and first grade, only 17 percent scored proficient.
    • Only 64 percent of third grade students who missed nine days or fewer in both kindergarten and first grade were reading at grade level.
    • Only 43 percent of third graders who missed more than nine days both years were reading at grade level.
    • Only 41 percent of students who were absent 18 or more days in either kindergarten or first grade could read at grade level. (chronic absence)
    • Of the students who missed 18 or more days in consecutive years, only 17 percent were reading at grade level. (chronic absence)

     According to a Utah study

    • On average, being chronically absent in one grade increased the odds of being chronically absent in the next grade by nearly thirteen times.
    • A student who was chronically absent in any year, starting in the 8th grade, was 7.4 times more likely to drop out of school than a student who was not chronically absent during any of those year.

     http://www.attendanceworks.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Attendance-in-the-Early-Grades.pdf

    http://www.utahdataalliance.org/downloads/ChronicAbsenteeismResearchBrief.pdf

     


     

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  • Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. If your child has an elevated temperature, rash, diarrhea, or is vomiting at home, DO NOT send the child to school.

    Children will the following symptoms should not be sent to school and/or school activities:

    • Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100 degrees or more
    • Undiagnosed rash or sores
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Contagious infection diagnosed by a health care provider

    Children may not return to school until:

    • Their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other medications.
    • There has been no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of over the counter medications.
    • When a student has been diagnosed with a contagious infection and was given prescription medication, the student may not return to school until they have taken the medication a full 24 hours and their temperature has remained below 100 degrees for 24 hours. 

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