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!
Greetings Red Shirt students, families, and staff. 1:30 PM officially marked the start of the Oglala Lakota County School District Winter Break. Apart from security, maintenance and intermittent administrative staff, there will be no staff at any of the school sites after Friday, December 18th through January 4th, 2021. Please have a safe and covid free holiday season.
Week 15: Week 15 of the 2020-2021 School-Year starts on Monday, December 14th. Meals will be delivered on Monday and Wednesday. Monday will have the usual two meal package, and Wednesday will have meals for the remaining 3 days of the week. There will be other deliveries made throughout Week 15 as well. Be looking for staff on all three days this week. Yes, there will only be three instructional days this week. Winter/Christmas break begins on Wednesday, December 16th and will run through January 4th, 2021. Online and video conference instruction will resume on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. Students: Do not start vacation early! Participate in all Zooms and complete all on and off line work. If you need anything, staff will be at the school from 9AM until 2PM due to remote working policy. Once more before the message ends, be looking for staff making deliveries all three days this week. Have a great night!
To watch the Lakota Tech High School games, find them on: http://tatanka.live/ Girls Basketball Game tonight at 5:30 pm MT at Kimball/White Lake. Friday: Girls and Boys games at Hay Springs, NE
Week 14: December 7 through December 11--Monday, December 7th starts week 14 for this school year. Meal deliveries will run the usual days and times. Remember to have students participate on all video conferences, engage in all online work, and complete any activities sent home in paper and pencil format. Report cards will be mailed this week so be looking for them. If you have any questions or need homework or materials, please call the school, specially between the hours of 9 AM and 2PM. Teachers are working remotely, and other staff is on site primarily for maintenance and clerical activities so you may have to leave messages. Have a great week!
Week 13: November 30th through December 4th, 2020: Monday, November 30th marks the first day of Week 13 this school year. Tuesday December 1st is the official last day of the first trimester. Report cards will be mailed out on Monday, December 7th. This has been a tough time with the virus requiring students to attend school via distance learning for two full trimesters. Be sure to talk with your student’s teachers about their progress and the options available to ensure your student gets the most out of elementary school. Remember, covid-19 should not force your child to lose a year or more of full elementary and middle school education. Meal service will be on the regular schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As always, make sure your student, or students, participate in all video conferences, do all online program work or activities, and complete and submit any work sent home in paper and pencil form. Please inform the school or teacher of any phone, address, or email changes. If we cannot contact you, we cannot provide full educational services through distance education tools. Finally, if there are any issues, questions, or other items, please call the school or email the school. All communications will be directed to teachers or the principal. Thank you and have a great night.