Ordean East Middle School News

Vol. 3 Issue 1 ~ August 9, 2021

How do I get ready for the new year?

We are so excited to start the new school year in person! Everyone on campus must wear a mask, unless there are alternative arrangements made through our nurse's office. It's a good idea to keep an extra mask or two in your backpack, just in case.

All 6th-8th grade students will be issued a school Chromebook, after there is verification that the COPPA form has been completed by a parent or guardian. That form is included in new student registration information and it will be sent electronically to all current ISD709 families next week. A separate COPPA form must be completed for every student.

Since we will be doing school in person, there is a need for traditional school supplies, in addition to a Chromebook. They are listed below by grade level. Having a backpack large enough to carry your Chromebook to and from school will be convenient.

If you or someone you know could use some support getting school supplies or a new backpack, please contact the school. We have received a generous donation from local community members and would love to help you out.

A paper copy student planner will be given to each student on the first day of school. You do not need to purchase a student planner.

There will be more information about the start of the year coming soon!

When do the school counselors come back to school?

They are off for summer vacation until August 24, but can't wait to start connecting with you when they return.
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What about the library books I found when I cleaned my room this summer?

If you still have textbooks, novels, library books or other school issued items from last year, please drop them off at school ASAP so we can update our inventory and clear your pending fines.
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When will I get my schedule and locker number/combination?

Student schedules will be available through Infinite Campus Student & Parent Portal some time between August 25-27. As the date gets closer, we will update this message.
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Join the Ordean East Middle School PTA

Join Here: https://ordeaneast.memberhub.com/


Follow us on Facebook: OEMS PTA


Hello OEMS Families! We are looking forward to the upcoming year and will continue to

provide opportunities and resources to our school community in this ever changing

environment. Last year was atypical but the OEMS PTA was still able to support our school

community with a Chromebook donation and teacher/staff appreciation events. We hope

2021-22 will resemble our pre-pandemic year which included

● Fall Fest (over 500 students)

● $1000 in grants to teachers


● Student activity scholarships

● Conference dinners for OEMS staff

Become a member of the OEMS PTA by using the link above. We will also accept membership

registration using the form below (please return to OEMS office by November 1, 2021). PTA

members will receive an email about upcoming meetings, events and volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Spirit Wear is back! We are excited to partner with Advantage Emblem again to offer students,

parents and teachers OEMS Spirit Wear. Check out the new OEMS mask!

All orders are done online via the link: https://ordeaneastpta2021.itemorder.com/

Order by September 20th! Items ordered will be delivered to your child’s WIN classroom in

early October.


Click here for a copy of the OEMS PTA Membership form

Vaccine Clinic- Aug 25 at East High School

We are pleased to announce that Essentia Health will be holding another mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at East High School on Wednesday, August 25. We will have an opportunity scheduled on September 15 for the second shot at East. You will schedule that second shot when you check in on the 25th.


All students from Ordean East Middle School and East High School ages 12 and up who have not had their first shot are welcome to schedule an appointment. Adults who have not yet had their first shot are also welcome to sign up.


The mobile clinic staff will be located in our Career Center. Links to required forms are included in the sign up information link and will also be available for you to fill out in person on the 25th. Reminder: if a minor student is coming for the shot WITHOUT the parent or guardian, the Minor Consent Form must be filled out and in their hands.


Click to sign up:

Essentia Health Vaccine Clinic at East High School: AGES 12+


If you would like to schedule a vaccine on another date or in another location please contact your health care provider or visit Minnesota's COVID-19 Vaccinations information page: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/

Masks Required In All Buildings Beginning Monday August 9, 2021

All staff and students in district buildings and offices are to wear a face covering unless medically exempted. Students age 2 and older and visitors shall also wear masks, unless medically unable to do so.


This requirement runs until further notice and a final decision for the 2021-22 school year will be shared by August 24. Masks continue to be required on school transportation vehicles, per federal mandate.

Ordean East Middle School

Main Office: Anna Fridsma

Attendance: Dawn Warner


Principal: Gina Kleive

Assistant Principals: Rachel Jackson & Michael Emerson

School Counselors:

Ashley Kedrowski, Sarah Seglem, & Lisa Wentworth

School Social Worker: Tracy Litman