An Update from the Superintendent's Office - October 2021
Sportsmanship and Officials
Officiating any activity is not an easy task and mistakes are bound to happen. I ask that when officials make mistakes or miss a call, please keep any negative comments to yourself and give the same respect you would want to the officials. I myself can get caught up in the game and let my emotions get the best of me so I am certainly not judging but am simply asking that as fans and spectators of Oakland-Craig athletes and performers, we represent our district well. I am proud to be an OC Knight and am excited to see how we come together as a community to support our student athletes and performers in a positive and respectful way. Go Knights!
Football Field Bleachers
After School Program
The health department has strongly encouraged districts to require Covid testing for anyone that has any one of the following symptoms: new cough, new onset of shortness of breath, or new loss of or change in taste or smell OR any two of the following symptoms: fever 100.4 F or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue regardless of whether or not they have been exposed to a Covid-positive individual. We have been doing this for only those exposed to a Covid-positive individual and will continue to operate in this fashion. This is subject to change but our hope is to keep our students and staff safe but still in school. We encourage you to keep your children home if they are ill and if you feel they may have Covid, please get them tested.
Another important piece of information to share is that we will not require a note from a doctor indicating a positive test or the positive test results from those students absent from school; however, anyone that wants those Covid-positive absences to be excused from any reports to the county attorney will be required to show the positive test results. In home tests will not be accepted.
I will continue to do my best to update you on the status of our illness and Covid-positive percentages. I have been posting this to the website on a weekly basis on the "Covid--19/ARP-ESSER III" tab.
Week 1: 3% ill, 0% Covid-Related Illness
Week 2: 3.7% ill, 0% Covid-Related Illness
Week 3: 1.6% ill, 0.4% Covid-Related Illness
Week 4: 1.4% ill, 0.2% Covid-Related Illness
Week 5: 1.9% ill, 0% Covid-Related Illness
Week 6: 1.2% ill; 0.2% Covid-Related Illness
Week 7: 3.4% ill; 0% Covid-Related Illness (Green)
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via email, phone call, or in person meeting. Our goal is to keep students and staff safe and in school all year long.
Job Openings at Oakland-Craig Public Schools
Unfortunately, Karen Selken, our food service director, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. In addition, Rod Bachmeier, one of our high school custodians has decided to retire. Both Karen and Rod will be with us until October 21. We wish both Karen and Rod well!
Food Service Staff
7-12 Special Education Paraprofessional
October 8 - End of 1st Quarter
October 11 - Board of Education Meeting (8:00 p.m.)
October 18 - Feed the Farmers (Provided by the OC Foundation and FFA)
October 18 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Elem. - 4-7 p.m.) (Secondary - 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
October 21 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Elem. - 4-7 p.m.) (Secondary - 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
October 22 - No School
October 27 - Health Checks
October 29 - School Picture Retakes; Halloween Parties for Elementary
October 3 - Swedish Heritage Center Brunch (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)