Owatonna High School

January Newsletter

A time to Rest & Recharge...

Greetings to you all! We are definitely building to a well deserved break for students and staff. Classes have been busy keeping up with needed content as well as the end of our first semester in a few short weeks. With all of that, a break is good and will help students energize for the final push of the semester.

We want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we enhanced security protocols over the past few weeks. Student safety is our top priority and we will do all we can to ensure they are safe at school. Please continue to talk to your child about social media and the consequences of spreading rumors online. We want positive interactions on social media and that will take all of us to accomplish!

Thanks for your support of OHS and enjoy the holiday season.

Kory Kath, OHS Principal


School Day: 8:10-2:40, Doors Open at 7:50

Friday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 2 - NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

Monday, Jan 3 - School Resumes

Wednesday, Jan. 5 - COMPASS Day

Monday, Jan. 10 - Cyber Parenting Event, 6:30-8:30 at OMS

Monday, Jan. 17 - NO SCHOOL: Staff Development

Wednesday, Jan. 19 - COMPASS Day

Thursday, Jan. 20 - End of 2nd Quarter & 1st Semester

Friday, Jan. 21 - NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day

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Student Illnesses

We have seen a definite increase in the number of students reporting they have Influenza and Covid. We also know that students are coming to school with symptoms and we want you to know that this increases the spread in our school and community.

Please help us stop the spread by keeping your child home if they are experiencing Influenza or Covid symptoms. We want all students to be healthy at school and decrease the spread of Influenza and Covid.

Be safe, be healthy and stay home if you are sick.

OHS Event Tickets - ONLINE ONLY January 1st!

  • We are selling game tickets electronically this year through Hometown Ticketing.
  • As of Jan. 1, 2022, we will no longer be accepting cash/check payment nor do we accept debit or credit cards at the door. Please read the information below about how to purchase electronic tickets prior to attending games. Questions can be directed to the Owatonna High School activities office.Please purchase all game tickets ahead of time. All Big 9 schools are selling their game tickets through Hometown Ticketing. There is no extra charge by purchasing your individual game tickets electronically. The link to purchase tickets is listed here - https://www.owatonnaactivities.com/ticketing
  • Activity tickets are still for sale. https://www.owatonnaactivities.com/page/show/1967351-activity-ticket-information


New - We have some WIFI hotspots that students may check out temporarily if they need internet access. They are available in our Media Center. Please see Diane in the Media Center or your counselor if you are in need of this!

Need Technology Support? Contact us at the Technology Hotline (507) 444-8630 or by email at technology@isd761.org



Call between 7:00-9:00am or prior to your student’s absence.

*Attendance Info and Policy on OHS website (general info)

PARENT PORTAL - Great Resource to check your student's attendance!

Review your profile settings regarding automated notifications, current email and phone numbers.

Owatonna High School

Kory Kath, Principal

Hollie Jeska, Assistant Principal

Phil Wiken, Assistant Principal