Osgood Elementary

Weekly Newsletter -September 18, 2023

No School/Off-site Learning Day

Just a reminder that September 25th is an off-site learning day. There is no in-person school.
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Bond Referendum Presentations

In February 2022, the Board created a Long-Range Facilities Planning Taskforce to assess the district's facility needs over the next 5-10 years. The Taskforce recommended projects to address challenges like rising enrollment, equal facility standards, and enhanced safety. Facility improvements of this size require a special election.

The special election will be on Tuesday, September 26th. Superintendent Slette will be hosting three community presentations to explain the projects and answer any questions community members may have. Every building in the district would see improvements if passed.

Election information can be found at https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/domain/2969

Phones and Smartwatches

Phones and Smartwatches

In an effort to create a focused learning environment for all students, students’ phones and smartwatches are not available for their use during the school day. This is to minimize distractions, enhance student engagement, and promote a more effective learning experience for all.

How does this work?

· Students’ phones and smartwatches are not to be used during the school day, including class time and breaks.

· In case you need to contact your child during school hours, we kindly request that you call the school office at 701-356-2190. Our staff will ensure that any urgent messages or notifications are promptly relayed to your child.

We deeply appreciate your support and understanding in this matter. By working together, we can ensure that our students are able to fully focus on their education, enabling them to reach their highest potential.


Notifications went home last week for those students missing immunization records


North Dakota state law requires students who are attending school to be up to date on immunizations. North Dakota Century Code 23-07-17 mandates all students in kindergarten through 12th grade meet a minimum number of required immunizations prior to school entrance.

All children must be up-to-date according to the school immunization requirements or have claimed an exemption by October 1st of each school year or they must be excluded from school. Children enrolling in school after October 1st have 30 days to be up-to-date or claim an exemption or they must be excluded from school.

Rachael Pederson RN, CPN


Hello Osgood Families,

What a great start to the school year! We are so impressed with how the students are learning the routines and procedures so well! Awesome work to all!

We just want to send out a couple reminders! Please let anyone dropping off or picking up your child know this information, too!

  • No left turn out of the parking lot during drop-off and pick-up times. If you need to head south use the roundabout. This allows for our traffic flow to continue at a safe and reasonable pace.
  • Parent drop-off and pick up is located in the South Loop. The north loop is for busses and daycares, walkers and bike riders. This allows for the various drop-off times for our daycares and safety of all the walkers and bike riders. Thank you!
  • Please follow the flow of traffic with no line jumping.
  • If using the drop-off/pick up lanes, please remember you need to stay in your vehicle.

Thanks so much for helping make this a great start to the year! We are so excited for all the things to come!

School Start and End Time

School begins at 7:55 AM and ready to go for an exciting day of learning. Our school day ends at 2:40 PM.

Important Dates To Remember

September 28 PTO Walk-A-Thon

September 25 Offsite Learning Day (Remote Learning)

October 2 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30PM

October 12 Picture Retakes

October 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7

October 17 Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7

October 18-20 No School

November 6 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30PM

November 9- 4th Grade Music Program 8:30 AM

November 10 No School

November 22-24 No School

December 4 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30PM

December 8- 2nd Grade Music Program 8:30 AM

December 21-January 1 No School

January 2 School resumes from winter break

January 8 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30PM

January 15 No School

February 5 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30 PM

February 19 Offsite Learning Day (Remote Learning)

March 1 3rd Grade Music Program 8:30 AM

March 4 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30 PM

March 11-12 No School

March 22 1st Grade Music Program 8:30 AM

March 29 No School

April 1 No School

April 8 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30 PM

April 12 5th Grade Music Program 8:30 AM

April 19 Potential Snow Makeup Day

May 3 Kindergarten Music Program 8:30 AM

May 6 PTO Meeting in Library @ 6:30 PM

May 23 Last Day of School

Appointments and Early Pick Up

Please try to schedule your child's appointments for after school if at all possible. This limits the interruptions in the classrooms. Thank you for your help!

In case of an emergency for your student

Our school wants to be prepared for your student in case of an emergency. If your student has a diagnosis of asthma, severe allergy, seizure disorder and any underlying condition which would require emergency intervention, please contact our school nurse. We request all prescribed medication such as inhalers, Epi Pens or any other emergency medication be brought to our school office so we may respond if your student should need emergency help.

Please contact Rachael Pederson RN, CPN


Sick Child Protocal

Please do not send a sick child to school to be assessed by the nurse. Parents should monitor for signs and symptoms of illness each morning before school. Students should not be given medications to suppress signs of illness and sent to school. Students with the following symptoms SHOULD NOT be sent to school and/or school activities:

Ø Thermometer indicates a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more

Ø Undiagnosed rash or sores

Ø Vomiting or Diarrhea in the past 24hrs

Ø Contagious infection diagnosed by health care provider

Ø Uncontrolled cough

Symptom comparison

Common cold symptoms

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Sneezing

· Sore throat

· Gray, yellow or green nasal discharge

· Cough

· Scratchy voice

Influenza symptoms

· Fever/chills

· Cough

· Sore throat

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Muscle or body aches

· Headaches

· Tiredness

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

Coronavirus symptoms

· Fever/chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Runny or stuffy nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

Drop Off & Pickup Procedures

Morning Drop Off

  • When dropping off your child(ren) in the morning you have the choice of using the drop-off lane or parking in the lot and walking your child to the building.
  • If using the drop-off lane, please make sure that they exit on the passenger side of the vehicle, and are ready to exit when you pull up.
  • If your child is not ready or having a tough start to their day. Please make sure to park and walk your child to the crosswalk/building.
  • Please follow the flow of traffic. There should be no jumping in line for drop-off.

If your child is having breakfast you may drop them off no earlier than 7:30am - there is no supervision before that time. Here are the choices for the morning procedure:

7:30 AM- Students may have breakfast or do our early bird activities in a designated classroom as long as there are still options available! (We have a lot!)

7:40AM -Students may go to "Wake up and Walk", playground or have breakfast

7:51AM -Students go directly to their classroom

Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 7:50am

Pick Up

  • Please stay in your vehicle if you are using the drop-off lane. This helps with the flow of traffic and ensures safety for all.

School starts to dismiss at 2:35pm in the following order:

  • 2:35pm - Kindergarten
  • 2:38pm - Daycares & Bussers
  • 2:40pm - Y Osgood
  • 2:42pm - Parent Pickup & Walkers

Remember: There is no left turn out of the parking lot during drop-off and pick-up times!

Title 1

Title 1

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).

2023-2024 Osgood School Goals

  • Wellness Goal: 90% of Osgood Learners will earn a 3 on their Approaches to Learning in the area of self-control by May 2024.

  • Academic Reading Goal: 75% of Osgood Learners will gain one year’s growth according to their guided reading level by May 2024.

  • Academic Math Goal: 75% of Osgood Learners will have an SGP of 35 or higher on the STAR Math Assessment by May 2024.

  • Choice Ready Goal: All teachers and learners will develop a learner profile by May 2024.

Lost & Found

Our lost and found pile is growing. Any unclaimed items will be donated to local children in need every two weeks. Please help us remind your students to be frequently checking the lost and found for any items that might be theirs.

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