Summer Newsletter

Owatonna Online K-6th Grade ~ August 2023

We Hope You're Having a Great Summer!

Our Owatonna Online team is looking forward to seeing you all soon. In the meantime, we wanted to connect you with important information as you plan head. Be sure to reach out if you have questions as you prepare to return to school!

Ann Mikkalson

Owatonna Online K-6th Grade Director


โœจK-6th Grade Owatonna Online Handbook

Be sure to checkout our K-6th Grade Owatonna Online Handbook! It's full of key information about our program. Check it out here!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Important Back to School Dates

  • Pearson Connexus Family Training: Monday, August 28, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • K-5th Grade Before School Interviews: August 31, September 5, September 6
  • 6th Grade Before School Interviews : August 31, September 5
  • 6th Grade First Day of School: September 6
  • K-5th Grade First Day of School: September 7

***A link will be sent from PTC Fast to schedule your Before School Interviews. Be on the lookout for this email around August 10th.

Pearson Connexus Family Training

Monday, Aug. 28th, 3-4pm

Virtual via Zoom

We will be hosting a virtual family training with our online learning platform, Pearson Connexus, on Monday, August 28th from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend if you're new our online program in Kindergarten-6th Grade or if you'd like a refresher on how things work in the platform.

Please follow the Zoom link below on August 28th to attend!

๐Ÿ’ป Device Pick-Up

Device pickup will take place August 21st-25th. Please see your pickup location and hours below!

  • Owatonna Pick-Up Location: 338 E Main Street, Owatonna, 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Northfield Pick-Up Location (for families enrolled specifically from this area only): 201 Orchard St S, Northfield, 7:30am-4:00pm

*We want to be sure everyone has a device for the online Pearson Connexus Training. Please contact us if you are not able to arrange pickup during these dates and hours so another option can be arranged.

๐Ÿ“”K-6th Grade School Supply List

Black permanent marker
Expo Markers
2 Notebooks
Highlighters in multiple colors (4th and 5th only)
Crayons or colored pencils
Scotch table
Headphones/Earbuds (recommended to purchase either with a microphone feature)
Post-It Notes (Optional)

๐ŸงญOnline Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways are a topic teachers will discuss with families during Before School Interviews. Please review the opportunities below in preparation.
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๐Ÿ“… Academic Year Calendar

Our 2023-2024 Academic Year Calendar can be found at This calendar includes dates in regards to the end of each quarter, breaks from school, and our start and end date for the year.

๐Ÿ“– August Reading Challenge

As you enjoy the last month of summer and begin to look ahead to the new school year, we'd like to challenge our readers to cover a variety of topics in their reading. Which genres have you read this summer? Which genre would will you check out next?
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