Ozark Tiger E-News

Start date now Aug. 20

The Board of Education voted Tuesday night to change the start date of the 2020-21 school year to Thursday, Aug. 20. Students will not be in school on Monday, Sept. 28, and Monday, Nov. 2, in order to build in two deep cleaning days.

View the school calendar here.

In May, the Missouri State Board of Education approved exemptions to the school start date law allowing school districts to start earlier than Aug. 24. As we are preparing our reentry plans for the 2020-21 school year, we believe adding in deep cleaning days will be a necessary step in the safety of our students and staff. We will also utilize holidays and weather days for deep cleaning days as needed.

Farmers to Families Food Box

As part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program, Ozark School District will be giving away more than 800 boxes of fresh produce to area families weekly through July 1. There are no income or residency qualifications to receive the box of produce, which totals over 20 pounds. The free pick up will be from 2 - 6 p.m. (or until the food runs out) in the bus lane at Ozark High School. This will continue for four total weeks:

  • Wednesday, June 10 (that's today!)
  • Wednesday, June 17
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Wednesday, July 1

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (pre-K - 12th grade) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits.

Find more information and application here.

Summer Feeding Program

Ozark School District will serve free breakfasts and lunches to children ages 2-18 during Summer School, through June 26.

Curbside pick-up will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at South Elementary and West Elementary.

Register here.

Board of Education Swears in 3 Incumbents; Johns Named President

The Ozark Board of Education is happy to welcome back three members following the June 2 election. Incumbents Tom Bass, Jeff Laney and Shane Nelson, who ran uncontested, were sworn onto the Board at the June 9 meeting. Laney then passed on his duties as board president to Aaron Johns, who the Board voted to serve as president for the 2020-21 school year. Bass will serve as vice president.

Read the full release here.

Soccer, baseball, JROTC, volleyball, band, wrestling, basketball, softball, tennis — so many activities, so little time! There are still spots available for various Summer Sports Camps.

Click here for details.

available during Summer School

Ozark School District has partnered with CoxHealth Virtual School Clinics, also known as telemedicine, to bring healthcare right inside our school walls! All Ozark students, regardless of their insurance, can be seen by a CoxHealth provider at school with a virtual school clinic visit.

Parents and guardians no longer need to worry about scheduling an appointment and driving to a doctor’s office or urgent care. Instead, when a student reports to the nurse’s office they can be seen by the mobile telemed provider. Parents must call 582-5905, ext. 3593 to schedule an appointment.

Find more information here.

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Have you responded to the Census?

Don't forget to respond to the census! It will determine how much federal money comes back to Christian County to pay for things like schools and roads.

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