Osgood Elementary School News

  • Grab your sneakers and join us to benefit Osgood Elementary. There will be PRIZES & FUN! 

    WHAT: The Walk-A-Thon fundraiser provides money for school programs. WHEN: Thursday, October 28th

    WHERE: Osgood Elementary DETAILS: The Osgood Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is sponsoring a walk-a-thon fundraiser on Thursday, October 28th. Students will collect pledges/donations from family, friends, and neighbors and then walk a designated course during their Specials Time on that school day. All monies raised will go to the Osgood PTO to help fund programs and supplies within our school. Osgood NEEDS your help!!!

    Get your family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor your walk by gathering pledges and donating to the fundraiser at: app.99pledges.com/fund/osgoodelem/ FUNDRAISING GOAL: Our goal for the fundraiser is $15,000. In order to meet our goal, each student is responsible for raising $30.

    PRIZES: 

    The top 2 students in each grade will receive an Osgood Owl Hoodie Sweatshirt!

     The class that raises the most funds in each grade level will earn a Dippin’ Dots Party

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  • Rapid Testing

    Rapid tests are available for students and staff who become symptomatic during the school day or have been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID case (and are asymptomatic). Parents need to register their student and sign a consent to rapid testing, prior to testing. Parents will also swab their own student with direction from trained staff. Do not come to school symptomatic. Public Health testing is available to the public Monday through Friday.

    If your student is displaying any COVID symptoms, we ask that they stay home until their symptoms improve!

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  • Paras Needed!

    Osgood Elementary is looking for the following:

    • Lunch and Recess Para - 2 hours a day - this person would follow the school schedule. Duties would include supervising students in the lunchroom and outside at recess.
    • Special Education Para - 6.5 hours a day - this person would follow school schedule. Duties would include working with students one on one or in small groups.

    If you or you know anyone interested in the above positions please have them contact Mrs. Toy at 701-356-2190.

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  • Snack Time Milk

    1st semester = $36.00

    2nd semester= $36.00

    Snack time milk is optional.  If you would like your child to receive milk at snack time you can pay online at myschoolbucks.com

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    West Fargo Public Schools is starting the school year as masks recommended for unvaccinated students and staff. If you would like your child to wear a mask during the day, please let your child’s teacher know. Our staff will work with your child to consistently and correctly wear their mask during the day, similar to how we work with students that need to wear glasses. If your child has difficulty wearing their mask consistently and correctly, or outright refuses, their teacher will setup a meeting with you to discuss how we can continue to best support your desire for your child to be masked while at school.

     

    Heather Leas

    Director of Health, Safety, & Public Relations

    West Fargo Public Schools

    P: (701) 499-1072

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  • Effective for the 2021-22 school year, North Dakota Century Code requires schools to allow “youth patriotic societies” access to students during school hours. This new law means that representatives from groups like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts must be given the opportunity to speak with all students in grades K-5 this fall. To ensure equitable access that does not take away from learning, each group will be given no more than five minutes to share about their organization. These presentations may be scheduled during class time, lunchtime, recess, or as part of an assembly that is already planned; the scheduling will be done at the principals’ discretion, in alignment with the legal requirements. 

    Once your child’s principal has established a presentation schedule with a youth patriotic society, it will be shared via the school newsletter. If you would prefer that your child not participate in these presentations, please contact your principal.

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  • Bus Tags

    The West Fargo Public School district implemented a student bus tracking system, (RFID card program), four years ago. The program is intended to help the district staff account for elementary students as they access our school bus services. The system tracks where, when and which bus a student boards and exits. This valuable information is used to find lost students and gives the district an easily accessible list of students in the event the bus breaks down or is involved in a traffic accident. 

    Student Expectations: The district expects each student who rides a general education bus on a regular basis to have a RFID card attached to their backpack. The student is expected to scan their RFID card each time they board and exit a bus.

    Federal law requires anyone using public transportation, which school buses are considered, to be masked while onboard. If a student boards the bus without a mask, one will be provided to them. If your student is a bus rider, please send them with a mask and/or encourage them to wear their mask consistently and correctly while on the bus. Since the driver is often the only adult onboard, your help in encouraging mask-wearing would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Morning Drop Off - If your child is having breakfast you may drop them off no earlier than 7:30 am. There is no supervision before that time unless they attend the morning YMCA program. If they are not having breakfast we ask that they arrive no earlier than 7:45 and be in the classroom by 8:00 to help with the physically distancing of students. Thank you with your help in this matter.

     

    **Pick Up - We will be doing a gradual release of parent pick up this year. Due to the busyness at dismissal time we are asking parents that if you need to pick your child up early please do so by 2:15 so that we can get your child to you before we start our dismissal procedures. Thank you for your cooperation

     


     

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

     


     

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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).

     

     

    Osgood Elementary is recognized as a schoolwide Title 1 school.  Every year, the administration and staff review the school’s data to determine a schoolwide focus.   We then set goals and activities for the upcoming school year.   All information is compiled and considered for review and used to make informed decisions that are best for Osgood students.   These plans are laid out in continuous improvement goals that Osgood Elementary staff will work on throughout the school year.   Information is collected from various sources including, but not limited to, parent, staff and student surveys, demographic data, achievement data, program data and perception data.   The following goals are our focus for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

     

    • Goal 1:  90% of students will show growth on their BAS assessment level in May 20201 

     

    • Goal 2:  80% of students will have a 40 SGP or higher on the STAR       

                   Math assessment in May 2021

     

    • Goal 3:  80% of students will receive a 3 on their report card in the approaches to learning category: self control

     

     

     

     


     

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  • Lost and Found

    Our lost and found pile is growing.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to local children in need every two weeks.  Please have your student go through it  Thank you.

     


     

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  • Music Programs

    Dear Osgood Families and Friends,

      Please SAVE THE DATE for our in-person MUSIC PROGRAMS!

    All of the music programs will be held in the Osgood Gymnasium at 8:30 am.

     

    4th: To Be Announced.

     2nd Grade: Friday, December 3rd

     3rd Grade: Friday, February 18th

     1st Grade: Thursday, March 17th

     Melby, Smith and Anderson’s Kindergarten Classes: Thursday, April 21

    Hatton and Wosick’s Kindergarten Classes: Friday, April 22

     5th Grade: Friday, May 6th

     

    We hope to see you there!

     

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  • Parking Lot

    Thank you for your patience in our parking lot before and after school.  Please remember to follow the morning drop off procedures listed below for the safety of all students. 

    • Drop off begins at 7:30 am
    • Please make sure to stop at the crosswalk
    • There will be staff to help your child get into the building
    • If bringing your child into the building, please park in the parking lot, use the crosswalk and walk your child all the way to the sidewalk or the building
    • Students are considered TARDY at 8:00 amPolice with stop sign

     

     

     

     


     

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  • Absences

    Please notify the school office at 701-356-2190 if your child will be absent or late to school.  Children with a fever over 100 degrees, and/or having symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours must stay home until they are symptom free.  Thank you.

     

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