One of the questions I’m receiving a lot is if we have to go to virtual learning will it be the same as it was last spring. To say we were completely unprepared to go to complete distance learning in March would be an understatement! Since that time, we have learned a lot. If we have to go to virtual instruction again, we will continue with new learning. Teachers will not just be doing review. They will be utilizing Google Classroom and Zoom to provide instruction. There may be other platforms they use as well if they are more suited to their content. Students in grades 7-12 will be provided with a Chromebook this year. For those families who do not have access to technology in grades K-6, we will be working with each family individually to provide instruction through a different method. There may be some students in grades 7-12 who also do not have internet access at home. Again, we will work with each family based on their needs. Please just know, new instruction will be occurring. Several of you have already sent questions or suggestions. I may not respond to you right away because I won’t be back in the office until the end of next week. Please continue to send your questions and suggestions! I will go through them all carefully when I return. For now, please have a great weekend. Try to forget about the stress this pandemic is causing right now and just enjoy some time with your family. Together we will get through this and we will help each other through the rough spots!
COVID-19 Protocols Dear Parents and Community Members, I know there are a lot of questions regarding school re-opening in the fall. We have been collaborating with the Osage County Health Department and and other area schools to develop a set of protocols designed to keep our faculty, staff and students as safe as possible when school resumes. We want our kids back at school and recognize the importance of having in-seat learning opportunities for our students. We also understand that virtual learning is not ideal for student learning and often creates additional stress for families. Please take a moment to view the draft protocols by following the link below. Please look these over and let us know your thoughts. You can send any feedback or suggestions to email@example.com. While we may not be able to implement every idea, we will definitely consider every idea presented. We want your input! I hope you are taking some time to enjoy the summer despite the continued stress of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon! Sincerely, Dena Smith Superintendent https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M6Z0mZxb9kY8hRltN7jToewPCUILj2mlioJfs-CwTYw/edit?usp=sharing
Link to Osage County R-II Board of Education meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e4aKndBnTw
The Osage County R-II Board of Education meeting will begin at 6:30 this evening in the elementary multipurpose room. This meeting will also be live streamed on YouTube. The link to access the You Tube live stream will be posted here approximately 10 minutes before the meeting begins.
There seems to be a lot of stress regarding the wipes and hand sanitizer items on the school supply lists. Those are on there every year and we did not take them off this year. We thought if people had any extras at home and could send one in, that would only help the overall cause. Please know the school is purchasing a lot of wipes and a lot of hand sanitizer. If you don’t have these items and/or can’t find them anywhere, please do not stress over it. We will take care of it. If you have extras you want to send in, we will take them. If not, that is absolutely fine!
Drive through immunization clinics being offered at several area schools and churches. Click on link below for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A2vsmeTx9_wsTEhT9K2vx6iWIvU0RCyr/view?usp=sharing
Here is the elementary school supply list for 2020-2021 https://5il.co/i6dz
Cheer Camp for tomorrow has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
A huge congratulations goes to Tanner Brandt and JD Kruger for receiving the first ever Linn High School Gold Medal at National FCCLA Contest!!!
Happy 4th of July to our Wildcat family! Have a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend!
Osage County R-2 Schools has updated our web page. You can view it at http://linn.k12.mo.us You can also download our new app for Apple and Android. Links to those are available on the website as well. Check it out!
The district is beginning its transition to a new website with a new mobile app soon to be released as well. As part of this process, we will begin utilizing one Facebook page rather than having a separate one for elementary, high school and the district. This change will be effective immediately. If you already follow this page, you are all set! If you don't, please go to Osage County R2 Schools - Linn Wildcats (https://www.facebook.com/OsageR2Schools) and follow our district Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the most current news.
Click the link below to watch the 8th grade promotion/recognition night. https://youtu.be/WhOLMDrN25E
btyb Legends Bank Senior Recognition Night is tonight at 6:30 in the field house. Please observe social distancing.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank You for all you do!