COVID-19 UPDATE

Ozark Schools closed

Registration for Summer School is now open through Parent Portal. Registration instructions, course descriptions and full information can be found here.


We will provide in-person summer school June 8 - 26 for incoming kindergarten - 8th grade and a virtual summer school for incoming 9th - 12th grade (credit recovery for 9th-12th grade will be in person).


Elementary hours - 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

OMS/OJH hours - 7:50 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.


Please note incoming 6th -7th grade will be at Ozark Middle School, not Ozark Junior High.


Before and after-school Tiger Care will be available for K - 7th grade. Tiger Care registration coming soon!

Attention parents of incoming kindergartners: Kindergarten screening registration is now open...again! Kindergarten screening is free to any child in Ozark School District who will be 5 years old on or before July 31. Children will have the opportunity to interact with the kindergarten staff and play games that assess their fine and gross motor skills, as well as their language and concept skills.

Learn more about kindergarten screening or kindergarten readiness here.


Register today by calling the elementary school your child will attend.

Screening times:

    • Monday, May 11 @ North: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Tuesday, May 12 @ North: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    • Wednesday, May 13 @ West: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Thursday, May 14 @ West: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    • Friday, May 15 @ South: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Monday, May 18 @ South: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    • Tuesday, May 19 @ East: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    • Wednesday, May 20 @ East: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Preschool screening registration is now open...again! If you live in the Ozark School District, your child may be eligible to attend one of our Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center programs. Research shows investing in children early has huge benefits, not only to academic and cognitive skills, but early childhood education helps children improve social and emotional skills, language skills and adaptive skills, which are necessary for kindergarten readiness.


Register by calling (417) 582-5992.


Learn more here.

We need your help

We are embarking on an exciting journey to create the Ozark Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate, and we need your help on developing our definition of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a success-ready Ozark graduate. This work will impact what we do and how we proceed over the next few years.


This process started in February with a committee comprised of staff, students and community members, who narrowed the list of competencies, qualities, and literacies to define the Ozark School's Portrait of a Future-Ready Graduate. Now, we would like your help to narrow the top characteristics.


Please go to www.menti.com and use the proper code, depending on your role:

  • Parents & guardians - 30 55 1
  • Ozark staff - 14 75 85


On the poll you will find the top 20 characteristics listed with their definitions. You will be asked to choose your top seven characteristics. This work will be presented to the school board on May 12.


Thank you for participating and helping shape Ozark School District's future.

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You may pick up your students' personal items May 21-22. This will also be the time to drop off elementary student Chromebooks. OMS, OJH and OHS students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer. You may also drop off library books.


Families will remain in their cars. Teachers will deliver the bags to the car in order to say goodbye to students while observing proper social distancing.


Watch for more information on a schedule.

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Clinic open at West Elementary

Ozark School District continues its partnership 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 West Elementary.

  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • For appointment: 582-5750
  • Cost: Normal charge according to insurance co-pay


Click here for more information, the consent form and for a list of what non-emergency illnesses are ideal for Virtual School Clinics.

Ozark School District will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to any child age 2-18 while schools are closed. Click here for details and the registration form.


Below is the menu for May 4 - 8.

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If you are attending prom and bringing a guest that does not attend OHS, your guest must be pre-registered. Guests must be in ninth grade or above and cannot be over the age of 21. Register your guest here. All attendees must bring their ID to the dance.


Prom has been rescheduled for July 21 from 8-11 p.m. at The Old Glass Place. Tickets can be purchased here. Students will not need to pick up their ticket prior to the event; they will be checked in at the dance.
We continue to update our website regarding all COVID-19 operations as well as resources for families. As updates are made, we will summarize those updates here with more detailed information on the relevant page, and will continue to send notifications as appropriate.