Greetings Red Shirt students, staff, and families. Tomorrow May 24, will start week 36, the final academic week, for Red Shirt School students. As you can see, Rumble and I are outa’ here as soon as the week is over. We will be getting ready for the 2021 through 2022 school year in order to make it the best year ever for Red Shirt School students! It will be a normal Covid week with in-person classes starting at 8:00 AM and ending at noon. Wednesdays will be a meal kit delivery day. Meals will be delivered between 10 and 12 on Wednesday. Drivers will honk to let you know they are there. Friday will be a field day for all students. Pay attention to the weather to know if rain gear or summer attire will be necessary. Eighth grade and kindergarten students and families, be alert for any notifications from the school related to continuation ceremonies. At the very least, a message will be sent out saying that all looks good for the scheduled day. Pray for good weather. There will also be reminders sent out for times the students need to be at the school on the day of the ceremonies. Thank you! Have a great night.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Again, May has some of the biggest holidays. I could have went with National Walnut Day. Or, I could have given an easy nod to National Pizza Party Day. I didn’t. I went big. Friday, May 21 is National Talk Like Yoda Day. Talk Like Yoda Day comes on May 21 as an opportunity for die-hard Yoda fans to honor the day we first met the wisest little green guy in the galaxy. Yoda is one of the most memorable movie characters in history. It’s not only the wise things Yoda says but how he says them that makes his character such an iconic piece of pop culture. Some say Yoda looks pretty rough, but when 900 years you reach, look as good you will not… Monday, May 17 starts week 35 of the 2020 through 2021 school year. It will be a regular Covid week with in-person class from 8 AM to 12 PM and online classes in the afternoon. Be ready for the bus. They should be there around the regular time. Food kits will be delivered on Wednesday between 10 and 1. Listen for the honking driver. Again, in-person learning begins at 8. Not 8:15. Not 9:00. Please, be on time. Finally, all devices must be returned no later than Friday, May 21. All iPads, chargers, and hot spots must come back to school on that day. Thank you and have a good night.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. The month of May contains many great holidays. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power, and a victory for the Mexican people. This single battle was the roots of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent's too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can't do wrong in Mom's eyes. Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May. But there is no greater holiday of note than the one celebrated every year on the 14th day of May. DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY!!!!! Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the “Chicken Dance.” All ‘ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance music will do, there’s no dance like the Chicken Dance. Monday, May 10 starts Week 34 of the 2020 through 2021 school year. It will be a regular Covid week with in person classes running from 8 AM to 12 PM. Buses will arrive between 6:45 and 7:30 depending upon location. Wednesday is Meal Kit delivery day. Delivery drivers will honk outside your home between 10:15 AM and 1:30PM depending on location. Please remind students that they must follow all Covid procedures agreed to in the Return to School permission form. Those include mask wearing, remaining in seat while in class or on the bus to maintain social distance, and following all cleaning and safety guidelines while in school or on buses. Students not able to comply will be sent home for their safety, the safety of other students, and the safety of all Red Shirt families. Finally, hooded sweatshirts are fast becoming a problem in school. Caps and hoods must be removed at all time in buildings and on buses. Students not complying with the school dress policy will be asked to remove the hat or garment. Parents will be informed of this violation as well. Have a great night and stay negative…of Covid.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Wojupiwi Wi is the Lakota moon most often associated with the month of May. Warmer weather made its way onto the prairies in this moon phase, and the pleasant temperatures meant it was time to plant. Monday, May third kicks off Week 33 of the 2020-21 School-year. It will be a normal Covid week. Students attending in-person learning will arrive at school at 8 AM. Due to Covid restrictions, students will not be able to enter the building until that time. School will end for the day at 12:00PM. Online learning will run as usual depending upon your student’s teacher’s schedule. Meal kits will be delivered on Wednesday between 10 AM and 12:00 PM. There will be no school for Pre-K students on Fridays. Finally, Covid rules and regulations still apply. All people entering the school will wear masks at all times, social distancing to the greatest extent possible at all times, seating on buses will be assigned and enforced. Students not following Covid rules will be sent home or lose bus privileges.
Greetings Red Shirt student, families, and staff. April 21, 2021 is Kindergarten Day. Kindergarten Day is celebrated in honor of Friedrich Froebel. He was born on this day in 1782. In 1837, he started the first Kindergarten in Germany. It became popular quickly. Kindergartens were originally a 1/2 day to get children acclimated into learning, social interaction, and school, in a fun, yet educational manner. Kindergarten has evolved in most areas into a full-time program. This is partly the result of increasing pressures on education, and due to the increase in working mothers in America. Celebrate today with a trip down memory lane. Pull out the old pictures of you and/or your child's first day at Kindergarten. Monday, April 19 starts week 31 of the 2020 through 2021 school-year. Remember to let your children know they are expected to follow all Covid safety procedures including wearing masks at all times, maintaining social distances in and out of class, and staying in assigned seats on the bus and in class. Remember, as was initialed in the Permission to Return to In-Person Learning form, students who choose to ignore these Covid procedures from tribal ordinances will be sent home. Finally, the food service deliveries have been worked out for the remainder of the year. Food boxes, milk, and fruit for all active students residing in the district boundaries will delivered on Wednesdays between 10AM and noon. Please follow all instructions included in the food box to ensure food safety. Have a great day and stay safe!
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. March 15th is Titanic Remembrance Day. The day is dedicated to remembering the 1,522 passengers and crew who lost their lives on the ship’s maiden voyage in 1912. I thought that it would be better to remember this historic event rather than remind you that April 15th is also tax day… Last week’s return of students was a complete success. Families, please, praise your children for following the Covid rules and encourage them to keep up the great work! Monday, April 12 marks the beginning of Week 30 for the 2020 through 2021 School-year. If they have not yet, all students are to return all iPads, chargers, and hotspots on Monday. Ipads and chargers will be necessary for work in class, and hotspots must be inspected, updated, and re-inventoried. Wednesday will be the first day of food box deliveries. A food box will be delivered to each student residing within the district. Each box will contain food items for breakfasts and lunches spanning a full week. Milk, fruit, and vegetables will also be delivered. Deliveries will be made between 10AM and noon. Finally, make sure online students complete all on-line and paper/pencil work as well as attend all video conferences.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 29 of the 2020 through 2021 school-year will kick off Tuesday, March 6. There will be no school on Monday for the Easter Holiday. Food service will deliver for two days on Tuesday. If the student's Permission to Return Form has been returned, Thursday, April 8 will be the day in-person learning starts again. Students without a returned form will not be allowed on the bus or in the school. Forms must be returned no later than Wednesday, April 7 for students to start the next day. After Wednesday, students can return, but they will be required to wait one calendar week from the date the form is received by the school before returning to in-person learning, so the school can adjust lunch schedules, bus arrangements, and classroom set-ups. Have a great rest of the holiday! Stay safe.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Thursday, April 1 is Buy Your Principal a Watch Day. Originating in Switzerland, this is a holiday to let your student’s principal know what kind of job as a principal is being done. As with all things European, Buy Your Principal a Watch Day seems counter intuitive. If you believe the principal is doing well, purchase the person a relatively cheap watch, say a Timex digital. If you believe they are doing a poor job, buy them a top of the line Omega Sea Master Dive watch, the best of Swiss technology. If the principal gets a Timex, it is a sign that time is being managed very well and no assistance is needed. If a principal receives the Omegas from one or more families, it is a sign that the individual needs a lot of help managing the time and duties of a principal, so only the best will do. Oh yes. Thursday, April 1 is April Fool’s Day, too. Don’t fall for any obviously bad pranks… Monday, March 29, 2021 is the start of Week 28 of the 2020 through 2021 school-year. This will be a shortened week due to the Easter holiday. Food service will run on Monday and Wednesday of this week with two days of breakfast and lunch items each day. Thursday, April 1 will be a half-day for students and staff. Please make sure your student or students participates in all video conferences, completes all online work, and submits all paper and pencil work provided. Have a great day, and stay safe.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. March 26th is Live Long and Prosper (LLAP) Day. Inspired by Star Trek's character, Commander Spock, the day is meant to be a time for all to contemplate the Vulcan blessing, live long and prosper, and consider how it might apply to your own life. It is always celebrated March 26th, because that is Leonard Nimoy's, the individual who played Commander Spock, birthday. It was either LLAP Day, or Melba Toast Day. I felt this to be the more endearing of the two holidays celebrated this week. Tomorrow, Monday, March 22 will be the start of Week 27 for the 2020 through 2021 school-year. Food service deliveries will be made on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week. Monday's deliveries will also include, for those wishing to allow their student or students to return to school on April sixth, one or more Permission to Return forms. There will need to be a form completed for each child returning to school. All information requested must be completed, all statements made must be initialed, and the document must be signed before your child or children can return to school. Completed forms must be returned to school personnel making the Wednesday food service deliveries. Distance learning will continue for the next two weeks. Please ensure that your child or children participate in all video conferences, completes all online work, and submits all paper and pencil work provided. Have a great night.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 26 is starting out just a little stormy. Staff will continue remote work tomorrow, March 15, due to the winter storm. Meal service will run on Tuesday and Thursday due to the storm as well. There are barely 10 more weeks of school this school year. Keep working to get your students to participate in video conferences, to use the online assignments, and to complete any paper and pencil work sent out by the teachers. Remember, St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday. Wear green to avoid pinches, and do not steal any leprechaun gold!
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff! Bigfoot is trying to find Principal O'Connor. It looks like he is staying hidden. Monday, March 8, 2021 begins Week 25 of the 2020 through 2021 school-year. Food service delivery will take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. School staff will be calling to determine if you will be allowing your children to come to school on April 6 or if you wish for the continued use of online learning. Remember, if you cannot be contacted, we will be required to keep your student or students in online learning. In any case, please make sure to get your students on video conferences, have them participate in the online activities, and see that they complete all paper and pencil work delivered to them. Stay safe and stay negative...of COVID.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. It is week 24 of the 2020 through 2021 school year, and we are entering the Moon of Snow Blindness. Food service will run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. Remember, the school will be calling to determine if you will be sending your child to school on April sixth. If we cannot contact you, we will be required to assume you want your student to remain in the online learning portion of school this year. If your student or students remain online and later you determine that you want them to return to school, Red Shirt will require at least one week prior notification to change bus and lunch schedules. Remember also, if you do not want your child to wear a mask and follow social distancing procedures, they may continue online learning. These routines are for the safety of all students, staff, and the families they all go home to at night. Be safe, wear your masks, and stay negative...of Covid 19.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday February 22nd is the start of Week 23 of this school year. Food service will run on Monday and Wednesday of this week. Wednesday will have items for 3 days of breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Parents and guardians, make sure your students participate in all video conferences, complete and submit all on line work, and finish and hand in paper and pencil work to food service delivery staff. That is how attendance and grading is recorded. Remember, this trimester ends in March, so get your child or children to participate as much as possible! Finally, tomorrow is Be Humble Day. It is a day to practice humility. It is not a day to talk about oneself, but a day to listen to others, appreciate their accomplishments, and learn from them. So, be humble and enjoy the stories of others. Have a great night and stay negative...of Covid.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, February 15 is President's Day and will mark the start of Week 22 of the 2020 to 2021 school year. As Monday is a holiday, there will be no classes and no food services. Food delivery will occur on Tuesday and Thursday of this week with breakfast and lunch items for two days in each delivery. Students are to participate in all video conferences, log into and participate in all online activities, and to complete and submit all paper and pencil work. Have a great night and enjoy the extended weekend.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday is February 8, 2021 and is the beginning of Week 21 of the school year. Make sure to answer all phone calls from the school, there may be big news! Meal delivery schedule will be normal this week with Monday, Wednesday, and Friday deliveries. However, there may be a late start on the delivery for Monday due to snow. A school reach will be sent if that is the case. Find the menu at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ogleluta/announcements or https://www.olcsd.com/o/red-shirt/browse/186877. Remember, menus are subject to change. Students will be expected on video conference calls and will be required to complete all online and paper/pencil work. Make sure your students are seeing their teacher or class paraprofessional every day. Have a great night and stay negative...of COVID
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday is February 1, 2021 and is the beginning of Week 20 of the school year. Make sure to answer all phone calls from the school, there may be big news! Meal delivery schedule will be normal this week with Monday, Wednesday, and Friday deliveries. Find the menu at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ogleluta/announcements or https://www.olcsd.com/o/red-shirt/browse/186877. Remember, menus are subject to change. Students will be expected on video conference calls and will be required to complete all online and paper/pencil work. Make sure your students are seeing their teacher or class paraprofessional every day. Have a great night and stay negative...of COVID
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, January 25th starts week 19 of school year 2020-21. Monday will also be the restart of hot lunches. Hot lunches will be provided on Monday and Wednesday along with sack lunches for Tuesday and Thursday and breakfast items for all four days. Friday deliveries will include breakfast and hot meal for lunch. School information can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ogleluta and on the OLCSD web site at https://www.olcsd.com/o/red-shirt. So, come join the Ogle' Luta Owayawa group and visit our district web site to stay informed. Also, get your students on the video conferences, online to complete the web-based work, and working to complete any delivered materials. Finally, Parent Teacher conferences will be conducted remotely, on the phone or video conference, on Thursday, January 28th. Be looking for contact from your student's teacher. Thank you and stay safe.
Week 18: Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Monday, January 18, 2021 is Martin Luther King Jr Day. There will be no school or food deliveries for the holiday. Monday also starts Week 18 of the OLCSD 2020-21 school year. Staff is still on remote work status. Meal deliveries will be on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Each delivery will have breakfast and lunch for two days. Parents/guardians, it is very important that you make sure students are participating in all video conferences, are completing and submitting all online and paper and pencil work, and are connecting with teachers and paraprofessionals daily. Have a good evening and stay negative...of covid.
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Week 17 will be a normal week. Meals for two days will be delivered on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch for one day will be delivered on Friday. Remember, students must participate in video conferences, complete and submit online assignments, and finish and submit paper and pencil work to be considered "in attendance." Staff is still considered to be working remotely. Essential staff will be on site from 9 to 2 most days unless noted. Thank you and have a good night.
Happy New Year, Red Shirt students, families, and staff. Tuesday will start Week 16 of the 2020-21 school-year. Meals will be delivered on Tuesday for Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday will see delivery of Thursday and Friday's meals. Staff are still on a remote work schedule, so there may not be many people at the school before 9 or after 2 on any given day. Remember Covid is still something to try to avoid. Please make sure students participate in all video classes, complete all online work, and finish and submit any paper and pencil assignments. Attendance will still be based on completion of those activities. Welcome back to Virtual School!