The Buffalo football team is back in action tonight, on the road to take on High Plains Community School out of Polk, Nebraska. The game was agreed upon this week and will take place at a neutral site in Linn, which is where Onaga was scheduled to play this Friday at the beginning of the season. Kickoff is at 6:30pm. Go support the Buffaloes tonight as they take on the Storm!
Birthday treat order forms will be going home with the elementary students today. With the rule this year that parents cannot bring treats into the school, our kitchen staff thought it would be a great idea to make the treats themselves! If your child has a summer birthday, or has already had their birthday this year, you can schedule a birthday party for them if you would like. More information will be on the order forms. Contact Karen Utley at the grade school office if you have any questions!
Good luck to the junior high football and volleyball teams tonight! If you can't make it out to the games, you can watch the volleyball team take on Centralia, Flint Hills, and St. Xavier and you can watch the football team host Centralia live on the NFHS Network at the link below. Volleyball starts at 4:00pm at the high school, and football kicks off at 6:30pm at the Rosenfield Sports Complex. Good luck and go Buffaloes! VOLLEYBALL LINK http://sso.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in?redir=http://console.nfhsnetwork.com/events/%23/events/gam01c0ffce69 FOOTBALL LINK http://sso.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in?redir=http://console.nfhsnetwork.com/events/%23/events/gam068d1db14f
Just a reminder: There WILL be the Buffalo Fun Club today after school for those who are signed up!
The junior high volleyball team is back in action tonight as it heads to Doniphan West. Here are the scheduled games today: 4:00 p.m. Onaga vs. Doniphan West A & B 5:00 p.m. Onaga vs. Troy A & B Doniphan West has purchased PlayOn Pixellot cameras for their gym, just as Onaga has done. We have not confirmed if their cameras have been installed yet, but if it has, patrons who have purchased a monthly or annual membership can watch the games live on the NFHS Network.
Our cameras for the NFHS Network live streaming were installed this week at both the Rosenfield Sports Complex and in the north gym at the high school, meaning all events at those locations will be streamed live from now on! To catch tonight's football game follow this link: http://sso.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_in?redir=http://console.nfhsnetwork.com/events/%23/events/gamdba314c244
USD 322 has a job opportunity for an Early Childhood Paraeducator at OGS. Must be someone who loves working with kids, the ability to work with all types of learners, tremendous patience, ability to to follow instructions from supervisors, flexibility with changes to schedule and responsibilities that can occur from time to time, and be a team player. Applicants with prior experience in working with children is not required, but preferred. If interested, contact Ann Hermreck, HR, at the district office regarding the application process and details. Thank you!
Good afternoon- There has been a change in the KSDE mandate regarding "daily learning logs" for remote learners that should be a relief to parents, students, and teachers. KSDE will be sharing out a school and parent/guardian "remote learning assurances" document later today that we will send home to every family who has children in our school district. There are several assurances the school promises to make and several assurances parents agree to make and sign. The forms will then need to be returned to our school and parents and students WILL NO LONGER NEED TO KEEP A DAILY LEARNING LOG FOR EVERY DAY THEY ARE A REMOTE LEARNER. Teachers will not have to monitor daily learning logs but are still required to take attendance, follow the school assurances, and make daily contact with remote learning students. Teachers will already be utilizing Zoom and Google Meet for classes, and that will count as daily teacher contact with students. There is also a part to the parent/guardian assurances where the parents agree to call in their remote learner child if they will be absent due to an appt. or being ill. We will be sending home the assurances document either today or tomorrow to all to sign and return, whether or not your child is doing remote learning right now or not. We want to have them on file so that if kids have to go to remote learning, we already have the necessary documents on file . Thank you!
Due to the rain, there will be NO parking by the rodeo arena at tonight's junior high football game nor at tomorrow nights high school football game.
The Cross Country meet at Washington County on Thursday, September 10 for Onaga High has been postponed. A reschedule date will be posted as soon as a date has been determined.
FYI - there will not be a concession stand at the OJH football game tomorrow, nor will there be at the OHS football game on Friday night against Hanover.
The Buffalo Fun Club after -school program will postpone the start of its first day to Wednesday, September 9, 3:30-5:00. We will meet on Wednesday and Thursday this week, and Monday-Thursday all other weeks unless otherwise scheduled.
*Reminder Pre K - 8th Grade Cheer Clinic is tomorrow September 5th at the football field from 8-11am.
COVID information for all attending the varsity football game at 7pm against Clifton-Clyde tonight (Game starts at 7pm in Clyde). This is from their school district: Fans will be encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Especially around bathrooms and concession stands. If anyone is not adhering to USD 224 policy or KSHSAA return to play policy they may be asked to leave. Please share with all patrons that we are doing our best to protect our communities and keep the kids playing sports!
After School Program Pre K - 6th grade is now offered through 21st Century CCLC Programming called Buffalo Fun Club or BFC. We offer all kinds of different FUN engaging opportunities for kids to do! If you'd like more details, feel free to ask me, as I work the program. 😊 Contact Mrs Linck at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up or by having the paperwork for the After School Program filled out and returned to the grade school office...programming starts nexts week, but you still have time to get your kiddos signed up-space is limited so act fast! 🧡🖤🧡
USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton received a waiver from the USDA to allow all students to have free breakfast and lunch starting tomorrow Sept. 3rd with pickup for remote learner's. Remote learners will need to call the school offices by 8:30 each morning to reserve meals and for pick up time.
Resource about Quarantine and Isolation Details https://drive.google.com/file/d/12z2PrH6vC-76pawfUk_ntCiIOiuH-Fdm/view?usp=sharing
Friendly reminder that masks are required at indoor events at USD 322 like the volleyball game this evening. Please bring your own masks as the district will not be providing masks for spectators, both home and away. Thank you for doing all you can to be safe so we can do as much in person learning in the building as possible and continue to have fall sports and activities.
USD 322 STAGES OF OPERATION FOR 2020-2021 LINK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cno_mtgxeWIgmfYxk6j0inQXYNnc5leoroVqmPJkGnc/edit?usp=sharing
The Buffalo Fun Club after-school program is happy to announce the opening of enrollment to include kindergarten through 3rd grade students. This is in addition to the Pre-K and 4th through 6th graders. Enrollment forms and parent handbook including student expectations can be emailed to those interested parents, or you may pick one up in the elementary office. Numbers are limited so please be prompt with your request to email@example.com or call the school at 785-889-7101. We will be taking completed and returned forms until spots are filled.
Onaga High Volleyball - September 1, 2020 Troy will not be attending the volleyball quad tomorrow so it will become a triangular. See match schedule below and note the playing locations. Match Schedule North Gym - North Court 5:00 V - Onaga vs Valley Heights 6:00 V - Frankfort vs Valley Heights 7:00 V - Onaga vs Frankfort South Gym 3:45 C- Frankfort vs Valley Hts (Coaches officiate) 5:00 JV - Onaga vs Valley Hts. 6:00 JV - Frankfort vs Valley Hts. 7:00 JV - Onaga vs Frankfort
To all USD 322 Staff, Students and Parents: Dealing with COVD 19 will be an ongoing issue throughout the 20-21 school year. Should you ever become concerned for your child, you do have the option to keep them home for remote learning. If you would choose to do that, please contact Gayla and/or Karen via email (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). Thank you for your help with all of this. Please take care. Also, if you are emailing Mr. Poell, he will get to your emails as quickly as her can as he is dealing with a number of entities and changing situations based on the most up to date facts and information coming to him. Thanks for your understanding.
Here is the link for the QR Codes to view the rosters. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ixza5vUzBd9_7DYVgR6bcPOwcWQj1g-NPgn1f3l2j8c/edit?usp=sharing
OHS Spirit Squad Cheer Clinic will be on Saturday, September 5 from 8:00-11:00 at the football field. Forms and payment are due by September 4th to the offices. Checks need made payable to OHS. Please ignore the September 12th date. Clinic participants will still perform on September 18 at half time of the home football game.
Buffalo Fun Club afterschool program begins Sept. 8, theTuesday after Labor Day from 3:30-5:00. See you then.
The 2019-2020 Onaga High School yearbooks are in! If you would like one, please email Mr. Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for purchase ($40) and pickup.
OHS/OJH Sports Pictures and Scrimmage Schedule: 2:15 JH Sport Pictures 3:30 HS Sport Pictures 5:00 HS VB Scrimmage @ North Gym Temp. taken, Mask Required, 6' Social Distance when possible Will not scrimmage Alumni 6:30 HS CC and FB @ Rosenfield Sports Complex Temp. taken if sitting in Bleachers Mask & Social Distancing Recommended Will not scrimmage Alumni Approx. 7:45 - 8:00 pm Spirit Squad Pep Rally @ Rosenfield Complex Approx. 8:15 - 8:30 p.m. Onaga Booster Club pre-packaged meal served to Onaga High Student Body Only the FB team can return to the school building when all events are completed at Rosenfield Sports Complex, this is to limit cleaning of areas within the school.
Orders Due Tonight....Click on the link below to order OHS Football shirts. GO BUFFS #https://lastingimpressionsofks.com/onaga_football/shop/home
Message from Mr. Dan Polk, Superintendent, and USD 322: Please click link for the entire message. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DL2jF-ZyJlXtshdSIBlF6Sp3_H3VOAgvTH509cjD23U/edit?usp=sharing
Big thank you to all staff, parents, and students for making it a great first day back to school. Kudos to all of our parents and caregivers who had their kids ready to wear masks and for making the changed dropoff/pickup procedures go so well. Well done everyone- looking forward to Friday!
Happy First Day! Please remember to call the school if you have a bus message or different pick up arrangements for your child. Please call in today before 11:30. On a "normal" school day, please call in before 2:30. On that note, please call the school or email Karen or Gayla on their school email. Please do not send text messages or Facebook messages because we may not see them in time. Thank you!
Parents and Caregivers: Please make sure to read the "Operations for All Stages with Students in the Building," section of the USD 322 Stages of Operation Plan for 20-21. It is the one that we have left on tables outside of the grade school and west main entrance for folks to pick up and the link to it can be found on the district website. We still have copies outside on tables if you want to stop and grab one. There are some major changes you need to be aware of, including the fact that busses will be unloading and loading on the west side of the school like they used to. The car line will be on the south side of the school for drop-off and pickup. Maps are included in the document listed above as well as specific information about procedure and precautions being taken. Thank you.
Onaga High to Host Fall Sports Parent Meetings With the start of school comes the start of cross country, football and volleyball for Onaga High School and Jr. High. The High School coaches of each of the respective sports will hold their parent informational meetings on Thursday, August 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Student athletes and their parent/guardian are asked to be in attendance to receive information concerning the upcoming seasons, sport specific guidelines and general information. For these meetings the cross country coaches will hold their meeting outdoors beneath the Buffalo on the east side of the north gym, football coaches will gather on the north grass playing field in the north parking lot and volleyball coaches will be located on the grass at the north end of the Ag Shop. We ask that social distancing take place, mask are recommended if you cannot social distance and that each parent have a pen for signing any paperwork. Jr. High practice takes place during their scheduled P.E. class, 2:10 – 3:30 p.m. Information from coaches will be given out at that time on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14.
If you would like to order an OHS Football shirt, please go to the following link. Orders will be delivered to the school and given to students. https://lastingimpressionsofks.com/onaga_football/shop/home
Thur Breakfast: Strawberry Bagel Thur Lunch Option 1 only: Pizza Quesadilla, Tator Tots, Peas, Peaches, Fresh Fruit, Milk Fri breakfast:Pancake on a stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk, Toast (6-12) Fri Lunch Option 1 only: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Milk
Hey Buffaloes! Calling kinder-prep and 4th through 6th grade families!! Don't forget to enroll in Buffalo Fun Club afterschool enrichment program. We have lots of spaces available. Call the school or email email@example.com to request an enrollment form. See you soon.
There have been changes to lockers for students in grades 7-12 due to social distancing. If your OJH/OHS student would like to know what locker they have, please call the High School office at 889-4251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry for the confusion!
We will try this again so you have access to the link to the USD 322 Stages of Operation document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cno_mtgxeWIgmfYxk6j0inQXYNnc5leoroVqmPJkGnc/edit?usp=sharing
Masks are available for pick up! Pre-K through 6th grade will be available at the elementary school doors and 7th-12th grade will be available at the Jr High doors. Please only pick up one per child at their grade level location!
Updated USD 322 Stages of Operation for 20-21 document including Operations for All Stages with Students in the Building link below. Thank you. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cno_mtgxeWIgmfYxk6j0inQXYNnc5leoroVqmPJkGnc/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning OHS Seniors! As in the past, seniors will get to pick their lockers. However, you will need to email or call me in order to pick a locker. Lockers will be every other one, leaving a locker in between for distancing. You may email me at email@example.com, or call the high school at 785-889-4251. Lockers are first come first serve.
Masks with the school logo for kids will be on a table outside the west main entrance doors during the following times this week: Monday- Noon-5pm Tuesday- 7 am- 5pm Wednesday- 7am-5pm Also when you pick up masks there will be updated copies of the USD 322 Covid Contingency Plan along with many details of operations that all parents and caregivers need to be aware of. We will also post this tomorrow on district website and Facebook site. Thank you!
Here is the link for the USD 322 COVID Return to Learn Plan for the 20-21 school year.. Reminder that we are starting in Stage 3. Thank you. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dgq8o6svNXC0nCTfi3RAf6_mi3MUsAu3/view?usp=sharing
Very Important- Please read. USD 322 Onaga has learned today that the Pottawatomie County Commissioners will more than likely NOT BE specifically overriding the governor's executive order 20-59 for our county. Even though the school board wished to resume school under a different plan, that plan was only to be utilized upon Commissioner action. We are still THRILLED to be able to open and to have our students back. This will put Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton at stage 3 (Students/Staff must wear masks at school and transportation) of our existing plans which comply with the Governor's EO 20-59. Hopefully conditions and legalities will warrant that we may be able to move down to stage 2 or stage 1 later in the semester or year. There will be masks available to pick up at the elementary and high school offices for students Mon-Wed. of next week (Aug. 10-12). If families have masks they want to utilize, and we would encourage that so there is more than one option for every student as far as a mask to wear, that is acceptable. "gators"/pull up scarves, are NOT considered masks according to the state. Students will have to have masks on to load on a bus and enter the school.
Important Note: Please go to the district website and Facebook page to view the USD 322 COVID Return to Learn Plan Link that shares the entire plan for all to view, if you are unable to access the Google Doc link that was sent via text. Thanks!!!
Please keep in mind that under Governor Kelly's current executive order masks would be mandatory for all people inside the school when school starts. If the county commissioners would overturn her mandate, our school district would go with Stage 1, the least restrictive one.
Here is the USD 322 COVID Return to Learn Plan Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UkQeTJiDPUoX7H6wlZqk35eaC6pslZmU4nNDp1va1lk/edit
Please remember that Buffalo Fun Club after- school program is for students entering kinder-prep and 4th through 6th grades this school year. Thanks.
Enrollment for the Buffalo Fun Club after-school program has been extended until number of spaces are filled. You can pick up forms in the elementary school office, or contact Thelma Linck at firstname.lastname@example.org to have one emailed to you.
Quick correction. The first day of school is on Thursday August 13 and it is a half day. Thank you.
Good afternoon. I wanted to remind everyone that the first day of school is Wednesday, August 13 and it is a half day with dismissal at 12:30. Due to the health and safety concerns, we will not be having a Meet the Teacher Night this year. Also, on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 13, regretfully we will not be able allow parents inside the building to escort their kids to class on the first day. It's a tradition that I have always loved myself but due to the current situation, we will not be able to do that this year. Feel free to take all the pictures you want of your children in front of the school on this special day. Thank you for understanding and have a good evening. Mr. Poell
I wanted to share more information regarding Remote Learning which will be offered through our school district at this time. If any parent choose to have their child take part in remote learning virtually, there are several things to keep in mind. 1. The student will be expected to be logged in and participate with their classmates at regularly scheduled class times. Attendance will be taken and students learning virtually, will have the same expectations as all of the students in the classroom. All district policies are in effect with students learning virtually through USD 322. 2. A Remote Learning student must participate in 6 hours (360 minutes) of learning activity each day. They will have a Remote Learning Daily Log that parents and students must fill out and sign each day and keep track of. They will have to be turned in periodically to the school for documentation purposes. 3. If a student starts out with Remote Learning from home and decides later they want to attend class in person, we can make that change. We can do this 1-2 times per semester. 4. If you plan for your child to take part in the USD 322 Remote Learning, please let Mr. Poell no later than Tuesday, August 4, as many details/arrangements/etc. need to be made soon for those that choose virtual/remote learning of their children. Please email me at email@example.com if you plan to have your child go with remote/virtual learning starting on Aug 13. Also feel free to email me if you have questions. Thank you!
USD 322 parents/guardians - If you are needing help purchasing additional items for school supplies, for high school students or supplies needed that teachers request such as nap mats or earbuds etc. please get ahold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or my personal cell phone....however you feel comfortable so we can get your student set up for a successful year! We are able to provide these items through our districts Caring Closet! *****PATHS have generously purchased school supplies for grade school students and along with funds from the kitchen’s cookie sales this year, they are also able to provide many of the Jr High supplies as well!! Thank you!!
Here is the rest of the USD 322 Return to Learn Plan information for 2020-2021. Thank you. Return to school of a fever patient or positive test, is dependent on doctor’s note OR consultation and approval of school nurse. Any Parent/guardian concerned about their students’ pre-existing health or a member of the family’s pre-existing health condition, or who simply chooses not to send their student/s for fear of contracting the virus. There will be remote learning/virtual education provided by the district. Unlike the spring this will be regular curriculum, regular expectations, regular accountability and regular grading. Any Parent/guardian concerned about their students’ pre-existing health when it comes to wearing a mask are to get a Doctor’s note to allow non-use of a mask. All will wear masks on any trips away from school, if “off” (not during school times) temps. will be taken too. All will wear masks if attend school activities (except “dressed” athletes/coaches) unless required to by the state association. NO OUTSIDE VISITORS/VENDORS ALLOWED IN THE SCHOOL UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. If a case/cases—-exposed students/people or “class” will be temperature checked 2 times a day (before school, and at or after lunch). If operating under #1 or #2 and are exposed will then wear masks 24/7 for ten school days. If three multi-grade non family related cases in elem. (K-6) or three in high school, (7-12), that “school” will have a 10 school day stay at home and work remotely order, to return at the end of that time. Upon the first case, if we are in stage one, we will immediately move to stage 2. Once in stage 2 we will not move to stage 3 unless we have had to take 10 days in either the elem. or high school. Upon return to school we will be in stage three for an undetermined length of time. ALL must be prepared for partial population electronic learning in a variety of ways. OTHER “powers” or a continued outbreak beyond what is described, may close on site schooling for an undetermined length of time. Regardless of where schooling is taking place; this year WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE SPRING as accountability and full grading will be utilized. Anyone using remote learning will have logs and information to fill out to do so. The school board has elected to go with stage ____ to begin the year OTHER INFORMATION/PLANS: • Employee or Student Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms If an employee or student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, the employee/student must remain at home until he or she is symptom free for 24 hours (1 full day) without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants). The District will similarly require an employee that reports to work with symptoms to return home until they are symptom free for 24 hours (1full day). To the extent practical, employees are required to obtain a doctor’s note clearing them to return to work. • Employee or Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 An employee or student that tests positive for COVID-19 will be directed to self-quarantine away from school. Employees or students that test positive and are symptom free may return to school when at least ten school days have passed since the date of his or her first positive test, and have not had a subsequent illness. Employees or students exhibiting symptoms that test positive and are directed to care for themselves at home may return to school when: 1. at least 72 hours (3 full days) have passed since recovery; and 2. (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Employees or students that test positive and have been hospitalized may return to school when directed to do so by their medical care provider. The District will require an employee to provide documentation clearing their return to work. • Employee or Student Has Close Contact with a Tested Positive COVID-19 Individual o Schools ARE considered “Critical Infrastructure” or “Essential” To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community. A potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic. Critical Infrastructure persons who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic can continue school and should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their school day: • Pre-Screen: Officials will measure the student’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to entering the school. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility. • Regular Monitoring: As long as the student doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their school nurse. Mid-Day student temperatures will be measured adjacent to lunch periods. • Wear a Mask: The student should wear a face mask at all times while in the school for at minimum 10 school days after last exposure. School officials can issue facemasks or can approve student cloth face coverings in the event of shortages. • Social Distance: The student should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the school. • Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely. If the District learns that an employee or student has tested positive, the District will investigate co-workers or students that may have had close contact with the confirmed-positive employee or student in the prior 14 days and if operating under stage 1 or 2 direct those individuals to wear a mask OR if that is objectionable, self-quarantine for 10 school days from the last date of close contact with the carrier. If an employee or student learns that he or she has come into close contact with a confirmed-positive individual outside of the workplace, he/she must alert a principal or supervisor of the close contact and wear a mask OR if that is objectionable, self-quarantine for 10 days from the last date of close contact with the carrier. If a confirmed case of COVID-19 is reported, the District will assess the situation. The Districts assessment will consider the work environment itself, the type of work performed, risk of person-to-person transmission given the work environment, and other factors such as community spread. Further, if an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19 that is considered work-related, the District will work collaboratively with the individual to report the case to the local health department. • Employee Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms If an employee exhibits COVID-19 symptom, the employee must remain at home until he or she is symptom free for 24 hours (1 full day) without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants). The District will similarly require an employee that reports to work with symptoms to return home until they are symptom free for 24 hours (1full day). 1. Employee Exhibiting Symptoms will be asked to stay home and be required to use their sick, or discretionary leave. 2. If symptoms continue longer than 24 hours, please consult your doctor or local health department. To the extent practical, employees are required to obtain a doctor’s note clearing them to return to work. • Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 An employee that tests positive for COVID-19 will be directed to self-quarantine away from school. Employees that test positive and are symptom free may return to school when at least ten (10) school days have passed since the date of his or her first positive test, and have not had a subsequent illness. Employees exhibiting symptoms that test positive and are directed to care for themselves at home may return to school when: 1. at least 72 hours (3 full days) have passed since recovery; and 2. (10) school days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Employees that test positive and have been hospitalized may return to school when directed to do so by their medical care provider. The District will require an employee to provide documentation clearing their return to work. 1. Employees Testing positive will be directed to stay home and be required to use their sick, or discretionary leave. 2. If an employee wishes to qualify for leave under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the employee must complete the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Request Form” This form must be submitted within 48 hours to the USD 322 central office. 3. If an employee qualifies for leave under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, leave may be granted up to 2 weeks or 80 hours per school year. • Employee Has Close Contact with a Tested Positive COVID-19 Individual o School Employee’s ARE considered “Critical Infrastructure” or “Essential” To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community. A potential exposure means being a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic. Critical Infrastructure workers who have had an exposure but remain asymptomatic can continue working and should adhere to the following practices prior to and during their work shift: • Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility. • Regular Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program. • Wear a Mask: The employee should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for at minimum 10 school days after last exposure. Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages. • Social Distance: The employee should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the workplace. • Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely. 1. Employees directed to quarantine will be instructed to stay home and be required to use their sick, or discretionary leave. 2. If an employee wishes to qualify for leave under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the employee must complete the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Request Form” This form must be submitted within 48 hours to the USD 322 central Office. 3. If an employee qualifies for leave under the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, leave may be granted up to 2 weeks or 80 hours per school year. Several States and localities are issuing orders that prohibit work and travel, except for essential businesses. In general, Education has been deemed “Essential” or “Critical Infrastructure” and the District is committed to continuing operations safely. If upon your travel to and from school, you are stopped by State or local authorities, you will provide your district identification to authorities indicating that you are employed in an “essential” industry and are commuting to and from work. Except for circumstances in which the District is legally required to report workplace occurrences of communicable disease, the confidentiality of all medical conditions will be maintained in accordance with applicable law and to the extent practical under the circumstances. When it is required, the number of persons who will be informed of an employee’s condition will be kept at the minimum needed not only to comply with legally-required reporting, but also to assure proper care of the employee and to detect situations where the potential for transmission may increase. A sample notice to employees and student is attached to this Plan. The District reserves the right to inform other employees that a co-worker (without disclosing the person’s name) has been diagnosed with COVID-19 if the other employees might have been exposed to the disease so the employees may take measures to protect their own health. IF USD 322 GOES TO VIRTUAL/REMOTE LEARNING AT ANY POINT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, THE STAFF WILL BE EXPECTED TO STILL PUT IN REGULAR HOURS AT THE SCHOOL IN FULLFILLING VIRTUAL / REMOTE LEARNING NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS.
After gathering input from parents and staff the USD 322 COVID Return to Learn Plan is now in place. The USD Board of Education voted to begin the year with Stage 1 Return to Learn- See Below: THE STATUS OR STAGE WILL DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF THINGS INCLUDING STATE AND/OR LOCAL MANDATES, COVID 19’S PRESENCE/EFFECTS LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY, AND POSSIBLY OTHER EVENTS. WE WILL, MORE THAN LIKELY, HAVE POSSIBLE TRANSITION BETWEEN STAGES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Stage 1. The temperatures of all kids/staff will be taken EVERY Day before school. The bus drivers will take the temps of all kids getting on the bus, the secretaries/paras will take temps of staff and any town walkers or parent drop offs (at their offices/doors). If a young sibling is running a temp when getting ready to board the bus, an older sibling will need to stay home with them if there is no adult home. There will be a staff member taking temps. at the “commuter” door. If anyone has a temp. over 100.4 they will immediately be sent home. Family members of that student will also be asked to wear a mask 24/7 at school, or could choose to go home. If someone has a temp during day they will immediately be isolated/sent home, and the same choice can be had by family members. Only the teacher opens and closes door/s..... altered travel and lunch locations so whole populations together less. Distance as best we can in rooms. SPECIAL NOTE: CURRENTLY GOVERNOR KELLY’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRES MASKS OF EVERYONE IN SCHOOLS. IT IS CURRENTLY UNKNOWN IF THE POTT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CAN OR WILL TRY TO OVERRIDE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER. IF THEY DO, WE ARE IN STAGE 1 (SEE ABOVE) If Governor Kelly’s Executive Order remains in place, starting on August 13, all staff, students, and visitors to the school are required to wear masks and we begin the year in Stage 3. See below: Stage 3. The temperatures of all kids/staff will be taken EVERY Day before school. The bus drivers will take the temps of all kids getting on the bus, the secretaries/paras will take temps of staff and any town walkers or parent drop offs (at their doors). There will be a staff member taking temps. at the “commuter” door. If anyone has a temp. over 100.4 they will immediately be sent home. If someone has a temp during day they will immediately be isolated/sent home. Masks worn 24/7 while at school with 6 ft distancing at all times in all areas as much as possible. VIRTUAL EDUCATION AND HOMESCHOOLING: Virtual Learning Option through USD 322: Students who will not attend class in person have the option to take part in Virtual Learning through our school. There are much higher student expectations and much higher accountability for virtual learning in the 20-21 school year. More information over the next several days will give more specifics about what these expectations and guidelines are. Students that are enrolled in our district and take classes via our virtual learning from our teachers, ARE eligible to participate in school extracurriculars (sports, academic, fine arts, etc). Students whose parents choose to homeschool by a third party (K12, Lawrence Virtual School, etc) or teach their own children, have the right to take a class offered by our school. However, any student who is not FULL TIME enrolled in our school’s in person or virtual learning offered by USD 322, IS NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN USD 322 EXTRACURRICULARS. Much more information on our plans for student and staff safety as well as what protocol we will follow if and when a COVID case occurs, will be found in these plans. These will be shared later today. SPECIAL NOTE: The USD 322 approved increasing our school nurse’s hours from 8 hours a week to 20 hours per week. She will be here 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. Much more information will be going out from today through the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your tremendous patience and grace as we work through this challenge together.
Onaga PATHS is once again purchasing most of the school supplies for Pre School through 6th grade students! Here is the list of school supplies that parents will need to send with their children: PreSchool - sleeping mat, extra set of clothes including socks and underwear, 2 boxes of crackers/granola bars (NO PEANUTS), 1 container of baby wipes. Kindergarten - PE Shoes, Headphones First Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones, Addition Flash Cards (0-12) Second Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones, Addition & Subtraction Flash Cards (0-12) Third Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones Forth Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones, USB Flash Drive, Pencil Bag, 2 inch 3-ring binder Fifth Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones, USB Flash Drive, Dividers for Binders Sixth Grade - PE Shoes, Headphones, Pack of sticky notes, scientific calculator with fraction key, USB Flash drive, Deodorant
Onaga Junior High volleyball camp is for grades 7 & 8. It will be held August 4th, 5th, and 6th at 8:30am-10:00am. Camp will take place in the north and/or south gym. Please ensure that your athlete brings their own water bottle. Social distancing requirements will be adhered to throughout the camp. Also, student-athletes can only participate in the camp if they have met the KSHSAA-required 10 workouts this summer. If student-athletes have questions regarding those workouts please contact Mr. Noel. Thank you.
Attention Junior and Senior Students: If you are planning on enrolling in any college online courses, please check your school e-mails for application and enrollment instructions if you have not yet completed the process. Thank you!!
This Thursday and Friday, August 30th and 31st, Onaga Junior High will be holding its football and boys basketball camps. Camp will take place in the north gym immediately following morning weights at 8:30am, and will conclude at 10:00am. The camp will start with the football portion (for 45 minutes) and will conclude with the basketball portion (for 45 minutes). Certain social distancing requirements will be adhered to throughout the camp. Also, student-athletes can only participate in the camp if they have met the KSHSAA-required 15 workouts this summer. If student-athletes have questions regarding those workouts please contact Mr. Noel or Mr. Kufahl. Thank you.
OJH/OHS School Physicals are tomorrow at the Onaga Clinic. You MUST wear a face mask! If you are needing to reschedule or schedule a time for tomorrow, please call the clinic at 785-889-4241. If you do not have a form, you may print one off of the KSHSAA website, www.kshsaa.org. The physical forms are under the "Sports Medicine and Safety" tab. Students MUST have their form filled out along with parents signature in order to get their physical.
Jr. High School Supplies PATHS, with the help of cookie sales from the kitchen, will be purchasing the following school supplies for your Jr. High student... *6 pens (2 red, 2 blue, 2 black) *colored pencils *2 dry erase markers *Sharpie *2 pkgs loose leaf paper *glue stick *spiral notebooks *pocket folders with brads
Joey Marten has been slated for the Northeast FFA District President position. Delegates will make their votes and results should be announced Monday. Good luck Joey!
Are you a good person who loves working with kids and teenagers? Are you looking for flexibility to choose when you work and make some extra money? We are looking for substitute teachers and emergency substitute teachers for the 20-21 school year. The pay rate for subs has recently increased to $105 per day. Here are the requirements if you are interested: * Regular Substitute: Must hold a degree and completed a teacher preparation program. All applicants for an initial Kansas license must submit one fingerprint card for the purpose of a background check. * Emergency Substitute Teacher: Must have 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. Must have a background check and go through a KSDE application process to get your emergency substitute teacher license. If interested, please contact Ann Hermreck at the USD 322 district office or Mr. Poell, principal. Thank you!!!
Good morning, fellow Buffaloes! Here are several important announcements that we wanted to share today with all parents and students. 1. Our district will have a virtual, remote learning option for those that are not comfortable sending their child back to school with the current COVID situation. Please note that in comparison to what we did last spring, this will have higher expectations, accountability, and students using this option would be a part of Zoom so they can participate live with the in person class going on in the school. More details to be announced in the future about this. 2. 6th grade band will no longer be mandatory. 3. The district has decided to no longer use The Leader in Me curriculum for social- emotional learning in the district. Instead, our counselors are working with the teachers to provide high quality, other SEL programs that teachers will research and choose for their different grade bands (PK-2, 3-5, 6-8,9-12). We are confident that we can successfully meet their SEL needs with different programs and approaches. Thank you and please keep safe!
Good morning! Enrollment is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. I know there are many questions about school starting and we will do our best to answer you, or to point you in the right direction for answers. Enrollment will be a tad different this year. Karen Utley, the grade school office manager, has moved to the previous office by the grade school doors. Those doors are open and you will be able to use them. Her office is just inside the doors on the left. All PreK-6 will need to go see Karen. All 7-12 grades will go see Gayla. There will be computers at each office to use in case you cannot enroll online at home. Any new students will need to come to enrollment, please bring birth certificate, social security card, immunization records. Mrs. Krause will be at the school if any high school student has questions about their schedule. High school schedules will be available in the office. If you have any questions, please email Karen at email@example.com or Gayla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please practice social distancing while at enrollment, and if you are not feeling well or running a fever, please let us know and we will make other arrangements. Thank you!
2020 Sr. Computers Graduated Seniors may come to the school library to purchase your computers on Monday, July 20 from 10:00 - 1:30. Please come to the back library door and knock to come in to purchase them. You may also come on Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00 - 3:00. On Tuesday you may use the front doors. There are five computers that are causing problems in being reset, but hopefully they can be ready no later than Tuesday afternoon. Please contact email@example.com if you need to make other arrangements to pick them up. Thank you for your patience.
Good afternoon- We wanted to reinforce to all all parents and staff members that we will be giving them information and be asking for their input on the 2020-2021 school year when we receive a clear directive or indication from the state of Kansas of when and how the school year is going to work and proceed. Like all of you, we are eager to complete our plans so that you and your families can plan too. We will keep you posted- thank you and please keep safe.
Please know that we are currently still learning about the state recommendations for a safe return to school and the many details that go along with planning for a return. Also, we will be gathering input from all parents and teachers in the near future to assist us in the decision making process. Thank you for understanding and patience as we put together a plan that best meets the safety and learning needs of all students during these unprecedented times. We are eager to resume school but have many details to work out still. As soon as plans are made, we will be communicating them out on a regular basis as quickly as possible so you have time to plan. We wanted to let you know that as of today, for returning students to USD 322, you may now begin online enrollment through Powerschool. You will need to use the same user name & password as last year to access it. Powerschool can be located on the district USD 322 website. If you are having issues accessing it, please email Gayla Figge, Michelle Krause or Karen Utley for assistance. If you have a student who is new to the district, please make plans to enroll in person on our enrollment day which is Tuesday, July 21, from 7am-7pm. OJH/OHS enrollment will occur inside the west main entrance and OGS enrollment will occur down in the elementary office area. The OGS elementary office has been moved to right inside the southwest elementary school entrance doors. The OGS elementary doors will be utilized for the 20-21 school year and elementary parents can use them on the 21st as well. Mrs. Krause will also be here for any new 7-12th grade students or returning students and will be able to assist on their schedules. All parents are also welcome to drop off the enrollment forms that were mailed home a few days ago as well as pay fees and/or outstanding balances as well on the 21st if they would like to do so. For parents of new students to the district, please be sure to bring immunization records, birth certificate, SSN card and a current physical if possible. We will need to practice social distancing of 6ft. within the school and we highly encourage parents to wear a mask while in the school on this day as well. Thank you and stay safe.
Good afternoon- Out of an abundance of caution, there will be no weights class and no student activities the remainder of this week. The weight room is closed during this time to all students and staff. There will be an update this weekend on when it will open back up as well as any other pertinent information. Students may encouraged to do their online workouts while the weight room is closed. Thank you.
Online enrollment is open! Please remember to change the date at the bottom and hit submit. If you do not remember your log-in name and/or password for grades 7 - 12, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com for us to reset it. Paper enrollment forms need submitted to the school. Please DO NOT fill out the health assessment form, as we have a new form that didn't make it into the packets. Enrollment is set for Tuesday, July 21 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and grades 7-12 will come to the junior/senior high office. Please email with questions.
The Onaga Jr. High Girls basketball camp scheduled for July 21 thru July 23 has been cancelled. It will not be re-scheduled.
Here are some important reminders and information regarding graduation tomorrow- 1. The stage is at midfield where graduates will be seated and facing the crowd. We have painted the field where public seating is allowed- north of the white dotted line. Also the track, the hill, the stands, and the parking lot are available for seating too. Please bring your own seating unless you plan on sitting in the stands. Seating is first come first serve. 2. The gate to the football field parking lot will be opened at 7 am. Graduation begins at 9 am. 3. There is a chance for rain Saturday morning. If we need to have a rain delay, we will- we will do everything in our power to get graduation completed on Saturday. Unless the forecast is for unending rain on Sat, we will get it done. 4. We would like to remind everyone that the wearing of face masks and the practice of social distancing at least 6feet is strongly recommended at this time. 5. After the graduation ceremony is completed, we will not have a reception line. We ask everyone to please exit the stadium and meet your graduate at your family car or at home. Thank you for being a part of honoring our graduates on Saturday.
Summer weights will resume in the school on Monday, July 13. Athletes and coaches will be required to wear masks in these sessions. While this may be uncomfortable at times, including conditioning, it is necessary. Additional precautions that have already been taking place and will continue to take place include the following: * Temp on way in, recorded daily. 100.3 means go home. * 5 questions on Monday, anything changed with health rest of the week. * Sanitizer before entering gym * Social distance at all times * 12 students in each session * ReJuv used at end of each session, Fogger with Pure tabs after * Entrance and Exit are different locations, separates groups * 15 min of disinfect time between sessions in the weight room.
There is a high school boys basketball camp next week from Monday-Thursday for all basketball players that will be in grades 9-12 for the 20-21 school year. It will run from 7am-8:30 am each day. Student temps will be taken and all safety precautions will be followed. Please contact Coach Luke Baxter if you have questions. Thank you.
Onaga High Football - The Onaga High football camp scheduled to start next Monday, July 13 has been postponed to a later yet to be determined. No check-out of equipment will take place on Sunday, July 12. The mini-camp being held at Burlingame on Friday, July 17 has been cancelled.
Highlighting our Seniors! Congratulations Class of 2020 ************************************************************** Name: Lane Belfourd Cress Parents: Kip and Tammy Cress Highlight of your Senior Year: Scholars Bowl What are your Future plans: Interest in politics and teaching 3 things on your bucket list: travel, write a book or a movie, try virtual reality If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Show more appreciation for my friends What accomplishment are you most proud of? Graduating early Advice for incoming Freshman: media will have you believe that high school years will be the best of your life, but for most people that’s just not true. If you don’t have a good time in high school, don't feel like that’s the best life is gonna offer or that you just wasted the only good years. You just haven’t found your place yet. ************************************************************* Name: Ethan Alan Schlegel Parents: Brent and Tabitha Schlegel Highlight of your Senior Year: Having a winning season in football What are your Future plans: Finish welding school and get a job welding 3 things on your bucket list: Visit Montana, Hunt moose in Canada, purchase a polaris RZR What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting 2nd team all league defense for football Name: Vincent Michael Lara Parents: Mike and Tasha Lara Highlight of your Senior Year: Making it to 3-2-1A State Wrestling What are your Future plans: My future plans are to attend NCK Tech and study heavy equipment operations 3 things on your bucket list: Watch 1 Dallas Cowboys game in Dallas Texas; go on a safari in Africa; See “Red Hot Chili Peppers” in concert If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? How to handle some situations What accomplishment are you most proud of? Making it to State Wrestling Advice for incoming Freshman: Do NOT PROCRASTINATE! ************************************************************** Name: Keegan Von Bernritter Parents: Von and Suzanne Bernritter Highlight of your Senior Year: not having to go to school for a month. What are your Future plans: Going to KU to get a degree in computer science and then use that to go into the field of game design and development 3 things on your bucket list: travel to Japan; work at riot games; live in another country If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Buy some Bitcoin when I was a small child. What accomplishment are you most proud of? When I got first in a Scholars bowl meet. Advice for incoming Freshman: have fun and focus on your school work. ************************************************************** Name: Dakota James Gilchrist Parents: Alan and Amy Gilchrist Highlight of your Senior Year: finishing it What are your Future plans: same thing, cool, I guess 3 things on your bucket list: catch big fish, make big money, don’t die till I am dead. If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I live with no regrets, so nothing What accomplishment are you most proud of? Catching BIG fish Advice for incoming Freshman: just vibe with it, don’t be stressing, just vibe with it. ************************************************************** Name: Ethan Matthew Powell Parents: Keith Powell and Holly Gagnon Highlight of your Senior Year: Corona virus came along and ended Senior year early What are your Future plans: finish school at highland, become a welder, and make money 3 things on your bucket list: skydiving; travel more outside the country; bungee jumping If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Nothing, no regrets What accomplishment are you most proud of? Passing high school Advice for incoming Freshman: play sports ************************************************************** Name: Kady Jae Figge Parents: Keith and Beverly Figge Highlight of your Senior Year: Qualifying for State FFA in a team event. What are your Future plans: In the fall of 2020 i will be attending Kansas State University to major in agriculture communications and minor in global food systems. 3 things on your bucket list: obtain a KSU FFA officer position; travel outside of the country; see the Northern Lights If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Learn to let go and have more fun What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting the opportunity to be the Northeast District FFA President Advice for incoming Freshman: Enjoy every second of it. It goes by faster than you think and you’ll miss it more than you know. ************************************************************** Name: Morgan Leah Mayginnes Parents: Zac and Rebecca Mayginnes Highlight of your Senior Year: making ice cream with Chem 2 class What are your Future plans: Attend Baker University in the fall to wrestle and also pursue a career in Elementary Education 3 things on your bucket list: travel to another country; NAIA Champ; hand glide If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I would go back to regionals my Jr. year and throw a better head back so I could have gone to boys state What accomplishment are you most proud of? STATE CHAMP @ 155 lbs Advice for incoming Freshman: Remember to always get your homework done when leaving early for anything! ************************************************************** Name: Kyla Saleen McLaughlin Parents: Mark and Rhonda McLaughlin Highlight of your Senior Year: making new friends and sharing incredible memories What are your Future plans: Attend Allen Community College on a dance scholarship and major in Sociology 3 things on your bucket list: fly in a hot air balloon; study abroad; travel outside of the country If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Take more college classes throughout high school What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting a dance scholarship to Allen County Community College Advice for incoming Freshman: Get involved! Do as much as you can because you only have a little amount of time to do it in. ************************************************************** Name: Kameron Milton Henneberg Parents: Will and Anna Henneberg Highlight of your Senior Year: Playing football with the boys What are your Future plans: to enter the workforce to run heavy equipment 3 things on your bucket list: get a nice truck; build a rally car; get my own house If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I would go back and finish my senior year at school with my friends instead of online What accomplishment are you most proud of? My football awards and recognition Advice for incoming Freshman: don’t be afraid ************************************************************** Name: Halie Fe Jeanneret Parents: Jacob Jeanneret Highlight of your Senior Year: experiencing my last cross country season with a wonderful team and loving the memories created between the “family” What are your Future plans: I am undecided about a job but I may want to pursue nursing. I want to do cosmetology on the side for sure. 3 things on your bucket list: visit all 50 states; never get a divorce; go to a “Post Malone” concert If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I wished my dad would’ve let me transfer to Centralia High School my freshman year. However, I am thankful for coaches, adults, and some teachers who made my life better throughout high school What accomplishment are you most proud of? Competing in cross country all 4 years and being “All-league runner” for 3 years. Thank you Aunt Sally and Uncle Jeff Miller for the unforgettable practices. Advice for incoming Freshman: 1. Life isn’t always fair and equal. 2. Kindness costs NOTHING 3. If you’re ever struggling in life, reach out to someone, even if you don’t know them well. 4. Do not be afraid to make friends from other schools, sometimes the greatest blessings and memories come from them. ************************************************************** Name: Laura Ann Krohn Parents: Dustin and Natalie Krohn Highlight of your Senior Year: getting the squat record honestly, wait no---highlight of Senior year, getting the squat record AND becoming a RUDD Scholar What are your Future plans: I plan to go to Fort Hays my first 4 years with plans of becoming an orthopedic surgeon down the road. 3 things on your bucket list: go skydiving, water skiing and watch a sunset from the mountains If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I honestly would not change anything. I’ve made mistakes along the way, but they’ve been lessons for how I want to live differently in the future. What accomplishment are you most proud of? Becoming a “RUDD Scholar” Advice for incoming Freshman: Don’t get too worked up about “fitting in”. Just be yourself. Also, never take a moment for granted, because it could be gone unexpectedly...our class would know. Enjoy every moment here at Onaga, it flies by fast so make the most of it. ************************************************************** Name: Morgan Jane Wesley Parents: David and April Wesley What are your Future plans: I am attending MATC this fall to attend the LPN program. I will then get my RN and BSN following. 3 things on your bucket list: traveling to a different country, pursuing my dreams of having my dream house, and owning my own drag car! If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? To take my Freshman year serious What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of taking all of my college classes and going straight in nursing school. Advice for incoming Freshman: Take your Freshman year serious. I didn’t and wish I would have. You can still do good things, be academically successful without doing it, But trust me, in the long run it’s worth it and I wish I would have. ************************************************************** Name: Trenton James Cott Parents: Crystal Cott Highlight of your Senior Year: Being Winter Royalty King What are your Future plans: finish diesel mechanics at Highland Community College 2 things on your bucket list: do more traveling within the States, probably owning a 1969 Dodge Charger If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Probably more motivation with some things What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being able to go to school and work and buy my own stuff. Advice for incoming Freshman: Motivation, hard work, and focus! Those will get you through high school. ************************************************************** Name: Trycin Philip Sauvage Parents: Jennifer and Tim Marten, Todd Sauvage and Geri Flowers. What are your Future plans: Weld on pipeline in West Texas 2 things on your bucket list: Fly in a hot air balloon, and be a hibachi chef If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I probably would have tried harder in school. What accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting my welding certification Advice for incoming Freshman: Show up on time, do your homework, and try all activities in school at least once! ************************************************************** Name: Cheyenne Rose Green Parents: Eric and Melissa Green Highlight of your Senior Year: Cheering at football games. What are your Future plans: Become certified in Phlebotomy. 3 things on your bucket list: try sushi, visit Canada and hold a sloth. If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? Don’t stress as much. What accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning KSRBA Queen at convention. Advice for incoming Freshman: Don’t stress as much!! ************************************************************** Name: Trenton James Chamley Parents: Megan Deters Jesse Chamley Highlight of your Senior Year: Graduating and being done with school. I feel accomplished and proud. What are your Future plans: To find a job and get stable. 3 things on your bucket list: Go to Hawaii, go to Alaska and go to Japan. If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I didn’t like all my classes, so I should have taken different ones. Advice for incoming Freshman: Be active in school activities! Sports and Clubs! ************************************************************** Name: Thomas Michael Kaberline Parents: Jennifer Bahret and Michael Kaberline Highlight of your Senior Year: Making the playoffs for football. What are your Future plans: work, work, work If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? To stay eligible through high school What accomplishment are you most proud of? My to trips to State Golf Advice for incoming Freshman: participate in sports and clubs ************************************************************** Name: Kara Marie Brannan-Cole Parents: Berry and Crystal Annunziato What are your Future plans: to go to Texas and work there for about 2 years, then come back and work at the school and be a preschool para! 3 things on your bucket list: visit Hawaii, swim with sharks and go bungee jumping If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I wouldn’t change a thing. What accomplishment are you most proud of? I accomplished writing a story and meeting new people. Advice for incoming Freshman: take high school seriously but don’t forget to have fun and make good memories ************************************************************** Name: Larissa Reigh Brannon-Cole Parents: Berry and Crystal Annunziato Highlight of your Senior Year: the physics boat race What are your Future plans: I plan to go into digital art and work with either a magazine or video game/social media company. 3 things on your bucket list: Live alone in the wilderness completely detached from modern life. Travel foriegn countries for roughly a year. Foster dogs and cats to get them into forever homes (which will probably end up being adopted by me---haha) If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? I would definitely complain A LOT less and pay way more attention. Advice for incoming Freshman: Just do the work, it isn’t as hard as you might think and it will help you in the long run. ************************************************************** Name: Kyanna Rose Devlin Parents: Les and Chanele McClain; Josh Devlin Highlight of your Senior Year: making ice cream in Chemistry 2 What are your Future plans: Attend Cloud County Community College on a dance scholarship and major in nursing Things on your bucket list: I just really want to travel If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? To not take the last moments of Highschool for granted. What accomplishment are you most proud of? Making the dance team at Cloud County Advice for incoming Freshman: Enjoy it while it lasts ************************************************************** Name: Emily Lynne Renee Carl Parents: Gayleen Koon Highlight of your Senior Year: Helping with preschool the 2nd half of school. What are your Future plans: Hopefully to go into photography. 3 things on your bucket list: swim with sharks, go to Africa on a safari, go swimming with dolphins If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be? To not be so anti- social Advice for incoming Freshman: good luck it only gets harder! **************************************************************
Following is a list of camp dates for Onaga High and Jr. High School student athletes: OHS Boys Basketball Camp July 13 thru July 16 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. South Gym OHS Boys Football Camp July 12 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Equipment Check-Out @ School July 13 thru July 16 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Practice Field July 17 Mini-Camp @ Burlingame Departure 6:45 a.m. 9:00 to 12:30 p.m. OJH Girls Basketball Camp July 21 thru July 23 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. South Gym KSHSAA Required Physical July 28 @ Onaga Clinic Call Gayla Figge to set up time OHS Girls Volleyball Camp August 3 thru August 7 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. North Gym OJH Girls Volleyball Camp August 4 thru August 6 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. North Gym OHS Girls Basketball Every Tuesday and Friday 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. (No formal camp.) A reminder to all student athletes that a pre-conditioning routine must be completed before participating in any athletic activity or camp to stay in line with KSHSAA guidelines. For football, 15 conditioning activities are required while all other activities must have 10 completed. A conditioning app thru RACK Performance can be downloaded onto a phone and completed to meet this requirement. For more information on the app or for a paper copy of the program contact Coach Ryan Noel. Coach Noel is tracking all athletes and will communicate with coaches those athletes who have met the requirement. Also, a one-time insurance fee of $3.00 must be paid to participate in any summer program thru the school.
Due to several factors, we have changed the setup at the football field for graduation and promotion on Saturday, July 11. The stage will be mid field, with the seniors seated to the sides of the stage on the field and will be facing the north (home stands). Spectators have the following options for seating- the field, the track, the home stands, the hill, and for those who may have a difficult time walking down/health issues, the front row of parking above the stadium. It is first come, first serve for seating. If you choose to sit on the field, you will need to bring your own seating. Thank you all for observing the 6ft. social distancing and all other precautions wherever you choose to sit. We also encourage all to wear masks. Thank you for your support of all of our seniors and 8th graders!
Hey Buffalo Fun Club families and campers. Remember camp starts this week. Supplies will be delivered Monday and classes start Tuesday morning. Check Seesaw and Google classroom. See you on Zoom.
FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS! We will be having physicals at the Onaga Clinic on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for incoming 7-12 grade students. In order to set up an appointment, you MUST email Gayla Figge @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Time slots are every 15 minutes and can have up to 8 students per time. Once you have scheduled your appointment, physical packets will be mailed to you from the school. Appointments need to be finalized by July 21, 2020.
The summer weights program will go online again beginning June 30 through July 10. We have not had a COVID case in the weight room but we are aware of an COVID case in the community and want to take this precaution. Students are highly encouraged to continue their workouts online during this time. Also, sports camps, practices, games cannot occur from June 30- July 10. Weights and all student camps, practices, etc. can begin again on July 13. Graduation and promotion practices will not be able to be held on July 8. However, directions for students will be emailed out to them for both of the respective ceremonies. We still plan on having graduation and promotion on July 11. I want to emphasize again that any student not comfortable with attending either event will still be recognized and receive their diploma/certificate. We will respect your decision. Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding as we continue to to our best to help keep everyone safe. Take care! Mr. Poell
Sorry for the late message tonight. There will be no weights sessions on Monday. Thank you.
Class of 2020 Graduation (9am) and 8th Grade Promotion(7pm) Details for July 11, 2020: Location: Football field Key Notes: * The stage will be located on track in front of home bleachers. * All family, friends, community members attending will need to bring their own seating and will find a place on the football field to sit and we need everyone to practice social distancing and all other safety precautions. * We will have a section reserved for those with physical disabilities and troubles with walking on the track. *. We need everyone to be their part to help this be a safe event on a special day of recognition for our seniors and 8th graders. Thank you all for doing your part. Please take care. Mr. Poell
For those that are signed up for summer school meals, please remember to contact Karla Rice if your child will not be eating on one of the days lunches are distributed. This helps make sure we have an accurate count and prevents food waste. Thank you.
Get ready for Buffalo Fun Club July summer camp. We have science, STEM, chatacter building, drumming, crafts and MORE! Weekly themes are Patriotic Fun, Nature Fun, Fun with Eats & Treats, Fun with Animals. Email email@example.com to enroll by Monday June 15th K-6th graders.
Be sure to contact Mrs. Linck at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up for our July session of 21st Century Buffalo Fun Club Online Learning! We had so much fun in June. Just a few things we got to do together, even being apart...made homemade ice cream together, learned about and did experiments with PH's of soils and different things we ate throughout the day to see where our bodies PH levels are, learned to bucket drum together, had scavenger hunts, got some really cool hygiene kits full of good smelling and fun bath and hair products, had a bubblegum blowing contest, learned about butterflies and then got our own butterfly nets and had plenty of exercise with healthy choices! These are just a few of the activities we did together...sign-up deadline is Monday 6/15. Our online learning groups take place between 9 and 10 am, in 30 minute sessions, so kids still have plenty of time to get their jam summer on! Check out this week's cool bag of weekly goodies we sent home to our club members with supplies and fun stuff for this week's June session! Can't wait to see your smiling faces! July session is for grades Pre-K through 6th grade, with limited spots, so be sure to claim your spot!!
Elementary and Jr. High Yearbooks can be ordered online! https://inter-state.com/yearbook enter code: 43656H
July 6-31 Buffalo Fun Club summer camp enrollment is now open for students entering K- 6th grades. Enrichment lessons will be through Zoom meetings. Email Mrs. Linck at email@example.com to enroll. Enrollment closes June 15 - spaces are limited so please enroll now.
Reminder that the deadline to enroll for drivers education is Friday, June 12. If you have a child who will be 14 by June 12 and is going into 9th grade this fall or if you have a child who is already 14 or older and in an upper grade, they can enroll as well. The tuition payment of $205 must be received by June 12 as well. Please contact Mr. Poell for further details. Thank you!
USD 322 Summer Weight Program/Activities As the 2019-2020 academic year came to an abrupt end, so did the athletic events and activities for Onaga High and Jr. High Schools. In order to be ready for the upcoming fall season, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has put into place guidelines for schools to follow to slowly prep student athletes for engagement at the beginning of the practice season set for Monday, August 17 for the 2020-21 school year. To stay in compliance with KSHSAA and Governor Kelly’s guidelines, Grades 7 thru 12 student athletes planning to participate in the summer weight program, sport camps or fall activities must FIRST participate in a conditioning program. So before the summer weight program begins on Monday, June 15, Coach Ryan Noel has set up a 10-day conditioning program linked by an app download on cell phones. Student athletes are also enrolled in Google Classroom where information is posted. Summer programs do require a $3 fee for insurance coverage. Rack weight program students can complete the 10 days of conditioning and ensure readiness to enter the weight room and participate in any camps held by a coach for their respective sport. Thru the phone app, Coach Noel is able to chart and keep records of student athletes as they complete the 10 conditioning activities, and then relay this information out to coaches. Once at least some portion of the offered 10-day program is completed, student athletes may sign up for a time in the weight room. This year the weight room will be open 4 days a week in the morning (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and 3 evenings (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). Coaches have set procedures to ensure student athletes are safe by determining certain locations for entrance, checking body temperatures and limiting numbers in the weight room. Again, it is imperative that students complete at least some of the 10 days of advance conditioning so they can join in the summer programs. USD 322 asks students to take the initiative to complete this conditioning program so coaches will be able to hold camps and have as many participants as possible. On the start of the fall sports practice date, Monday, August 17, KSHSAA fall activities guidelines will be followed.
If you would like to receive Harvesters food bags (like the ones sent home on Fridays during the school year) as I clear out inventory, please contact Mrs. Kolterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to have been able to find a way to offer drivers education to Onaga students this summer after finding out we would not be able to partner with USD 113- Sabetha as we have done in the past. We have partnered with the Greenbush Education Service Center who will provide an online drivers education program along with an online teacher, Mr. James King. We are fortunate to have a teacher who is certified for drivers education and will provide all of the in-car driving instruction, Mr. Jeff Koch. There will be many more details shared as we move forward, but for today, here are the most important ones you need to be aware of. Eligibility- students must be 14 by June 12 and entering 9th grade in the fall. Tuition- the cost will be $205 and must be paid in full by June 12. Enrollment is not complete until this is paid. Make checks payable to USD 322. Checks can be turned in to the USD 322 District Office to Ann Hermreck (closed on Fridays) June 12 is the last day to enroll and pay for tuition. Once the student has submitted the necessary information to Mr. Poell via email(name, date of birth, email address and a contact phone number) and has paid in full at the district office with Ann Hermreck, I will share this with Greenbush and they will complete the enrollment process for the individual student. As soon as the online course enrollment steps have been completed for the student, they will be able to get started with the online course and their teacher, Mr. King. Students will have up to 4 weeks to complete the course but it can be completed in less than 4 weeks depending on their rate of completion of work. They may start as soon as their enrollment is finalized. At this point in time, the first day for in-car driving looks to be on July 1. If this changes, students and parents will be notified. We will have to take safety precautions for this part of drivers ed instruction and will share those out once they have been finalized. Please be proactive in following the enrollment steps as quickly as you can so you can begin your online courses as soon as possible. There will need to be flexibility with driving times in July knowing that Mr. Koch, in addition to being the in-car instructor, also farms and will have wheat harvest at some point, but the driving portion will get completed. Thanks for your understanding on this ahead of time. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at this point. Thank you. Mr. Ty Poell Principal email@example.com
All the BFC summer camp staff appreciate the families and students who enrolled for the June session. Although enrollment is now closed for June camp, please contact Mrs. Linck at linckt@usd322 to enroll in the July camp for kinder-prep to 8th grade. More fun is planned!
Buffalo Fun Club virtual summer camp begins Tuesday, May 26. Supplies and materials will be delivered Tuesday morning to the homes of those enrolled.
APPRECIATION DAY On May 20th, we want Kansas high school seniors to use #KSClassof2020 to post: Pictures of themselves: • • • In their prom attire. In their graduation robes. Donating blood. • Donating food. • Participating in some other type of community services. Please, share your future plans in the caption! At (20:20 military time), throw your in the air and Post about it! Be on the lookout for videos from ... Adam Laroche, formerly with the Chicago White Sox. Matt Besler, Sporting KC. 8:20 p.m. Cap Juan Thornhill, Kansas City Chiefs. Celeb videos and hashtag presented by Senior Leaders: Anne Bogart, De Soto USD 232 Pooja Jain, Blue Valley USD 229 Kallie Hutchinson, El Dorado USD 490 Deshon Lewis II, Lawrence USD 497 Elizabeth Ngatia, Fort Scott USD 234 Amanda Phanivong, Haysville USD 261 Cody Savage, Leavenworth USD 453 Lucy Schneider, Caldwell USD 360 Annika Senn, Newton USD 373 Drew Starbuck, Colby USD 315 Kahrie Stegman, Pratt USD 382 Taylor Wise, Kansas School for the Deaf Alyvia Zeigler, Paradise USD 399 #KSClassof2020
This is just a reminder that even though our regular school year has come to an end, our meals being served are continuing on our regular schedule just like they have been. THANKS!
As the school year winds to a close today, we want to thank all of our students, parents, cooks, custodians, drivers, teachers, office managers, and paras for making the best out of a difficult situation that arose over spring break. We appreciate the fact that everyone did their very best while dealing with many stressors. Parents that were put in the role as teachers- we appreciate all you did to support your kids as best you could. You're amazing! Thank you to everyone for your patience, grace, understanding, and flexibility. We all are hopeful that we will be able to be back in the school come August, but as you know, there are still a number of unknowns out there right now. Regardless, we will be prepared for all scenarios of teaching and learning and keep in communication with you as much as possible to provide accurate and timely information. Please keep safe this summer and take care!
OHS Greenhouse Plant Clearance Sale! Everything 50 cents! Friday- 11 am- 12:30 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm. Lots to choose from- geraniums, petunias, spike grass, fountain grass, impatience, annual vinca, moss rose, pansies, verbena, asparagus fern, and black sweet potato vine- all plants must go!
Student checkout schedule for June 2-4 Grades 7-12 Location: Commons Reminder: Bring all items in garbage sacks from home June 2 Seniors- 8:00-10:00 am Juniors- 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Sophomores- 1:00-3:00 pm June 3 Freshmen- 8:00-10:00 am 8th Grade- 10:00 am- 12:00 pm 7th Grade- 1:00-3:00 pm Thank you.
Any students taking online courses through Allen County Community College and/or Highland CC, need to turn in their books for those classes during the June 2-4th student checkout dates at the Commons. Thank you.
Students in grades 9-12 that have personal items to pick up from the ag building may stop by on Monday, May 18 from 10am-2pm to pick up their belongings. All social distancing precautions will be followed at this time for the safety of everyone. Thank you.
Here are our tentative plans for student checkout. All items (computers, textbooks) need to be brought back to school in trash bags from home. Student checkout will run from June 2- June 4. 7th-12th graders will have designated times (will be communicated shortly) according to their class and will return computers and books to the Commons area. They will go through a checkout list procedure at this time to ensure everything has been returned and have the opportunity to make any payments (lunch, class dues, etc) at this time as well. Elementary students will have designated time slots per family (like we did in March) to enter the west main entrance where there will be tables set up for students to return books and computers. Mrs. Utley will be setting these up with families. Each elementary teacher will have a checklist for their respective class that we will utilize during the process to ensure we get everything back that is needed. Parents will have the opportunity at this time to pay any bills as well.
The horticulture classes plants are ready to go. The plant sale will be from 2-5 pm beginning Tuesday, May 12, and will continue until the plants are gone. Prices are $1.50 for a 4-pack and each 4" square pot. Hanging baskets are $5.00 each. Please email Mrs. Hampton with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a simple, 8th grade promotion ceremony held at the football field on July 11 at 7pm. More details will be shared at a later time. Thank you.
The 2020 Senior Graduation will take place on Sat, July 11 at 9am at the football field. The rain date will be Sun, July 12 at 7pm- same location. If restrictions would prevent this from occurring, we will have a virtual graduation in mid-late July. Thanks for your patience.
If any parents are interested in their K-3 child (2019-20 school year) taking part in the virtual KRR program this summer, please contact Mrs. Rempe at email@example.com. The focus of this program is reading, math and STEM learning. Thank you.
While some restrictions have been lifted and it’s tempting to stop following protective measures, the Covid 19 virus is still serious. It is still important to keep yourself a safe distance away from others (at least 6 feet away), avoid touching your face, and to wash your hands frequently during this time. We must continue to stay safe and stay alert.
Our cooks are amazing and have served over 14,000 meals since our school building has been shut down. They are now planning our summer meal program. All children currently receiving meals will continue to do so unless you wish to cancel by texting 785-456-4640. If you wish for your child (ages 1-18) to begin receiving meals, please complete this survey by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
Congratulations to Onaga High School!!!! The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools as recipients of the 2019 Challenge Awards. The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,700 awards have been presented to schools across the state. Certificates of Merit were presented to schools by Kansas State Board of Education members. The Challenge Award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas assessment results in math and reading, graduation rates, chronic absenteeism rates and the socio-economic status of those taking the test. The Confidence in Public Education Task Force is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to strengthen confidence in Kansas public education and to increase awareness of the positive aspects of public education in the state. The Task Force was created in 1981. Members of the Task Force include American Association of University Women; Kansas PTA; Kansas Association of School Boards; Kansas National Education Association; Kansas State Board of Education; Kansas State High School Activities Association; Kansas Partners in Education; League of Women Voters – Kansas; and United School Administrators of Kansas. Schools receiving a 2019 Challenge Award are: • Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, Abilene Unified School District 435. • McKinley Elementary School, Abilene USD 435. • Arkansas City Middle School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Frances Willard Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Jefferson Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Roosevelt Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470. • Atchison Middle School, Atchison USD 409. • Burlingame Elementary School, Burlingame USD 454. • Cedar Vale Elementary School, Cedar Vale USD 285. • Anthony Elementary School, Chaparral USD 361. • Harper Elementary School, Chaparral USD 361. • Enterprise Elementary School, Chapman USD 473. • Southeast Elementary School, Cherokee USD 247. • Highland Elementary School, Columbus USD 493. • South Central High School, Comanche County USD 300. • Deerfield Middle School, Deerfield USD 216. • Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443. • Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Northwest Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Soule Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Wilroads Gardens Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443. • Logan Avenue Elementary School, Emporia USD 253. • Riverside Elementary School, Emporia USD 253 • Flinthills Middle School, Flinthills USD 492. • Liberty Elementary School, Galena USD 499. • Edith Scheuerman Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Florence Wilson Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Georgia Matthews Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Gertrude Walker Elementary School, Garden City USD 457. • Westphalia Elementary School, Garnett USD 365. • Grandview Elementary School, Geary County USD 475. • Westwood Elementary School, Geary County USD 475. • Golden Plains Middle School, Golden Plains USD 316. • Greeley County Junior-Senior High School, Greeley County USD 200. • Yoder Charter Elementary School, Haven USD 312. • Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, Hutchinson USD 308. • Independence Middle School, Independence USD 446. • Jefferson Elementary School, Independence USD 446. • Argentine Middle School, Kansas City USD 500. • Arrowhead Middle School, Kansas City USD 500. • Bethel Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Emerson Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Frank Rushton Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500. • Plains Elementary School, Kismet-Plains USD 483. • Bartlett Elementary School, Labette County USD 506. • Meadowview Elementary School, Labette County USD 506. • Gridley Elementary School, LeRoy-Gridley USD 245. • Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405. • Lyons Middle School, Lyons USD 405. • Macksville Elementary School, Macksville USD 351. • Madison High School, Madison-Virgil USD 386. • Marion Middle School, Marion-Florence USD 408. • Sunset Elementary School, Newton USD 373. • Long Island Middle School, Northern Valley USD 212. • Ridgeview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233. • Washington Elementary School, Olathe USD 233. • Onaga Senior High School, Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton USD 322. • Osage City Middle School, Osage USD 420. • Oswego Neosho Heights Elementary, Oswego USD 504. • Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503. • Garfield Elementary School, Parsons USD 503. • Pike Valley Elementary School, Pike Valley USD 426. • Pittsburg Middle School, Pittsburg USD 250. • Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250. • Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School, Rawlins County USD 105. • Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School, Rock Hills USD 107. • Cottonwood Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Oakdale Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Sunset Elementary School, Salina USD 305. • Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512. • Comanche Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512. • Smith Center Junior-Senior High School, Smith Center USD 237. • South Barber PreK-6 Elementary, South Barber USD 255. • Neosho Rapids Elementary School, Southern Lyon County USD 252. • St. Francis Elementary School, St Francis USD 297. • Thunder Ridge Middle School, Thunder Ridge USD 110. • Lowman Hill Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Marjorie French Middle School, Topeka USD 501. • McCarter Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • McEachron Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Quincy Elementary School, Topeka USD 501. • Junction Elementary School, Turner-Kansas City USD 202. • Turner Elementary School, Turner-Kansas City USD 202. • Lakeside Elementary School, Waconda USD 272. • Washington Elementary School, Wellington USD 353. • Wheatland Elementary School, Wheatland USD 292. • Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School, Wichita USD 259. • Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School, Wichita USD 259. • Jardine Technology Middle Magnet School, Wichita USD 259. • McLean Science/Tech Magnet Elementary School, Wichita USD 259. • Robinson Middle School, Wichita USD 259. • Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet School, Wichita USD 259.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our USD 322 teachers! During these unprecedented times, our teachers have gone above and beyond to provide the support our students need. Please reach out to your teachers letting them know how much they are appreciated! #ThankATeacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek2020
Pre-K and all K - 6th Elementary students...be sure to email or text Mrs. Kolterman a brief one or two sentence summary or picture of you doing an activity from your Leader in Me choice board, that was sent out this past Monday by me, if you'd like your family to be entered in the family fun pack drawing give-away! I've included the choice board with this post to help you. Go Buffs!
SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY The first Friday in May is School Lunch Hero Day, dedicated to those who make the cafeterias and the schools a better place to be! USD 322 would like to thank our food service staff who do a wonderful job during normal times, but they have definitely gone above and beyond getting meals to our families during this pandemic. Please send them a note letting them know how much you appreciate them. Please view this "Thank You" video from KSDE (Kansas Department of Education): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZnc0YOCE1A
The KRR After School Program will be offering a summer session through virtual learning, or paper packets if needed. The session dates are May 26-June 19 and will be for students who are currently in K-3. The students will be working on reading, math, & STEM activities. Please email Stacy Rempe at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-enroll your student(s) by May 8.
USD 322 Parents - we need your help! We are still making yearbooks for the Grade School and Jr High. We are asking that you send photos of your children doing school work from home. It can be working on assignments or just doing something fun or creative from home! Please submit your photo to the link that is attached to your child's grade level. Pricing info will be available at a later date. Preschool: plicbooks.com/go/jGek1 Kindergarten: plicbooks.com/go/DR2AY 1 st Grade: plicbooks.com/go/XmDyB 2 nd Grade: plicbooks.com/go/Ew91A 3 rd Grade: plicbooks.com/go/zengb 4 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/EzXsc 5 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/Xxe5E 6 th Grade: plicbooks.com/go/gFwHm 7 - 8th: plicbooks.com/go/cUiPp If you have any questions, please contact Karen Utley @ email@example.com
The USD322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year . He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. Hello USD322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years at my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Morgan Mayginnes is being interviewed by Ralph Hipp of WIBW Channel 13 at 4pm today. Make sure to tune in if you can!
Hey Buffalo Fun Club people. Please remember to pre-enroll for June summer camp (summer school). We have loads of crazy new ideas and activities coming that we'd love to have you join us! Don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-enrollment and/or questions.
Good morning! During this pandemic, we want to again emphasize the need to practice social distancing. Those delivering food will set meals in a good location - your porch, deck, sidewalk, etc. Please emphasize to your children to stay at least 6 feet back from delivery people. Do not approach delivery people to pick up your meals. Please also keep animals away from the meals being dropped off. Thank you, and stay safe.
Dear Parents and Students- I wanted to share information about our Continuous Learning Plan and how it works regarding grades in grades 2-12. Our number one priority is the social-emotional health of our students during these unprecedented times. At the recommendation of KSDE, our Continuous Learning Plan states that student’s grades can only remain the same and/or move upward from their 3rd quarter grades. Our expectation is our students will do their best to continue with their academic studies and keep learning through May 15. If students do not engage in their learning, teachers, counselors, and administration will be in contact with the student(s) and their families to help collaborate with them in getting the students to engage in their learning. This is a tremendous opportunity for students to be proactive with their education and to continue building their knowledge and skills for future preparedness and success. It’s also a great opportunity for students to raise their grades significantly. Finally, it shows character in the form of self discipline, perseverance, and personal responsibility by taking ownership and continuing to complete their classes through the end of the school year. As always, if a student is dealing with difficult circumstances or Internet issues that are making remote learning difficult, our teaching staff is eager to assist them and will be flexible in working with the student so that we can best meet their learning needs and help them be able to finish their coursework. Just reach out to us and we will work with you and your child. Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your child. We are all doing the best that we can and we know you are too. Hang in there- we will get through this together. Take care! Mr. Poell
The USD 322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year. He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. -- Hello USD 322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years in my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD 322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to Marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Hello BFC Families! We are having BFC after-school meetings for the 4th-8th graders at 3:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of April on Zoom. Our next one is tomorrow afternoon, April 23. We really would like for everyone to attend.We do have options to offer:Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00 or 3:30Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:00 or 3:30. Please reply to email@example.com with your preference and we will choose the majority. Thanks.
Mayginnes Named to Best of Kansas Preps Morgan Mayginnes, a senior at Onaga High School, has been named a recipient of The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Best of Kansas Preps Award. This recognition honors the best high school athletes in the state of Kansas. Sponsored by the Capital-Journal, the University of Kansas Health System – St. Francis Center, and Envista Credit Union, the awards aim to recognize athletes who have worked hard toward a goal and have been an inspiration on the field of play, in the gym, on the mat, in the classroom and in the hallways of our schools in Kansas. Mayginnes, a wrestler who won 1st in the 155-pound division of the Inaugural State Girls Wrestling Tournament held in February, has wrestled all four years of high school, while participating in volleyball, track and softball, too. Involved in the Federation Wrestling Program herself and guiding young wrestlers at the local level, she has helped build the Onaga program to a higher competitive degree. Signing a letter of intent to wrestle at Baker University this fall, Mayginnes plans to start on a career by going into Early Elementary Education. Being the first Onaga athlete selected for this award, Mayginnes is also the Girls Wrestler of the Year, which is a top honor. Traditionally, to recognize these student athletes a banquet has been held—but with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, a star-studded awards show will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 18. The show will feature more than 20 well-known professional athletes as hosts and announcers, providing an on-demand broadcast to maintain the tradition of honoring hundreds of student athletes for all the hard work and dedication in their sport during the past school year.
The USD322 board of education of the Onaga public schools has hired an interim Superintendent for the 2020-2021 School year . He is a long time experienced administrator from the state of Nebraska. Hello USD322, My name is Dan Polk, and my wife Deb and I are very excited about moving to the district. I was born in the panhandle of Nebraska and graduated high school in the Nebraska Sand Hills in a class of 18. My wife graduated from Papillion, Nebraska in a class of 460. I entered my education career as a teacher and coach and quickly worked my way into my first principal position by the time I was 30 years old, and my first Superintendent position by 35. I have always stayed in smaller school districts as I prefer being able to communicate and connect with students as well as staff and parents. I have only been at three districts as an administrator with 21 years at just two of them. After 8 years at my current district, I am leaving a two-year contract offer and coming to USD322. Deb and I have been married for 33 years in June and have 4 grown children. Jessica is a mental health counselor in Yankton, SD; Jacob is a teacher and coach in Utica, NE at Centennial Public schools; Zachary is a 6'10" sports director and play-by-play announcer in Windom MN; and Kaitlyn just graduated a semester early from Morningside in Sioux City, IA with degrees in communication and Non-profit business management. They all played one form or another of college athletics. The older two are married and the youngest is supposed to Marry in late July. We hope to get to know you all very soon. GO BUFFS!
Greetings all Buffalo Fun Club members and parents! The BFC after-school and out-of-school staff would like to announce pre-enrollment for the June summer school session. Although we do not know what Summer BFC will look like as of yet, we will “Begin with the end in mind”. We are seeking students who would like to attend BFC summer sessions through virtual learning and Zoom meetings. The June session dates are May 26-June 19 and will be for students who were in Mrs. Ringel’s Pre-K classroom and students in the 4th-8th grades during the 2019-2020 school year. *Please email Thelma Linck at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-enroll your student(s). The total number of enrollees, and the number of students by age group for BFC Summer session is limited, so please be prompt with your replies. Pre-enrollment will end April 30 Enrollment forms will be emailed to families at a later date. Information about the July session of Summer Buffalo Fun Club will be announced at a later date. Thank you for your support and all that you do.
Continuous Learning Plan Survey: We have had a successful first two weeks of student learning! In order to continue to provide the most meaningful learning experiences for our students moving forward, we want to periodically seek feedback throughout this process. Therefore, we are asking all parents of USD 322 students to please complete this short continuous learning plan survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3RQHZST
PLEASE READ! Free Food During Pandemic offered tomorrow, Friday the 17th! If you or someone you know are in need of food during these tough times, please utilize theses services! *please note anyone affected by Covid19 can get food...you do not need to meet income requirements this time. Details on tomorrow’s shipment are in the picture that is with this post. There will be an additional shipment coming in for next Friday, April 24th also. That shipment may include beef stew, canned peaches, peanut butter, Mac and cheese and other additional food. You may receive food on both Fridays. This is for residents in Pottawatomie County not served by any other commodity program. Drive - through only.
Although times are tough, try to keep in mind that better days are ahead! Keep yourself motivated, happy, & healthy throughout the rest of this quarantine. The following link can keep you updated on the status of COVID-19 in the state of KS https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus
The Kansas Range Youth Camp has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In lieu of attending camp, here are some youth Range Presentations: Texas A and M Agrilife Online Courses: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/catalog?pagename=Rangeland-Management Range veg assessment https://rangeveg.wordpress.com/learning-modules/ Rangeland Principals from U of Idaho https://rangelandprinciples.wordpress.com/topics/ Range Science Education Council https://rangesec.org/tools/ Higher Education Teaching Tools https://globalrangelands.org/higher-ed
Onaga Schools would like to wish everyone a blessed Easter weekend. Due to the holiday weekend, please also be reminded that there will be no classes or meals served/delivered tomorrow (Friday, April 10th) or Monday, April 13th. Those needing to pick up student learning packets may still do so tomorrow on the east side of the school between 11:00am-12:00pm at the same place where lunch pick-up is normally. Learning packets needing delivered will still take place tomorrow.
Here is some good news, fellow Buffaloes! We had 7 juniors and seniors that met the criteria to be named to the TVL All Academic Team. This criteria included being a jr or sr, must have participated in 3 KSHAA activities, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.70 at the end of the current 1st semester. Our students who earned this honor are the following: Kady Figge Halie Jeanneret Laura Krohn Sam Kufahl Rebecca Krohn Alexus Jeanneret Chloe Fischer Once again, congratulations!
Hi, all of the BFC people! We are planning on continuing BFC through virtual learning. An email was sent notifying parents. Please check on this. All the BFC teachers sure miss everyone.
Preserving your mental health while following social distancing guidelines is an important piece of your overall physical health. The following link provides information on how you can practice using technology in socially healthy ways to stay connected. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-prevent-loneliness-in-a-time-of-social-distancing/ Michelle Krause email@example.com
Due to undesirable road conditions, meal deliveries may be a little delayed today. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Good afternoon- I wanted to share more information regarding our Continuous Learning Plan with you today. Let’s get started. Meeting Social Emotional Needs Our kids’ lives have been dramatically affected by the pandemic and families are dealing with numerous hardships right now. More important than grades is to make sure our kiddos are doing okay and are having their social emotional needs met during these tumultuous times. Our teachers and paras will be checking up on our students each week to see how they are doing and doing our best to support them and help them through any struggles they may be going through. If you feel you, your family or your child need some additional help and support, please contact our counselors, Mrs. Krause and Mrs. Kolterman. They can not only provide support for kids and adults, but can help with connecting families with community resources that can help as well. They are here for our students and our families. They can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. From there, they can communicate in different ways with adults and kids as needed as they provide assistance. Also, students and families can expect weekly literature and links focused on social emotional health and strategies/coping/activity ideas and information for individuals and families. Technology As we begin our Continuous Learning Plan on April 6, we are realistic in knowing we will have glitches and issues come up with the size and scope of what we are attempting to do with technology. We all need to give grace and patience for everyone that is involved- staff, students, parents, etc. If an issue arises, it is okay. It may or may not take some time, but we will work to resolve issues as they come up. Once again, the number 1 priority we need to be focused on is making sure our kids’ social emotional needs are being taken care of. Please keep that in mind as technological issues come up. It is important that we provide technology help resources for our students, staff and parents. If you or your child runs into a technical issue, the best way to resolve it will be going through the following contact: K12itc is excited to announce we have expanded our Help Desk to now serve your students and their parents during the Covid-19 Virtual Learning weeks. Our Help Desk will be available to students and parents Monday – Friday, 8:00AM CST to 5:00PM CST. Staff support will remain the same (Monday – Friday, 6:00AM CST to 7:00PM CST). The Help Desk has the ability to support students with the following items: - Password issues with district related applications. - Questions regarding specific applications supported at a district level. - Troubleshooting district owned devices. - Best effort support on connecting a device to a home or public wireless network. - Non-district devices cannot be supported for hardware malfunction, virus, ransomware or spyware issues. - Printing outside of a district school building will be best effort support due to complexities involved with home printers. The phone number for Tech Support at K12ITC is 816-382-4840 or 1-855-K12-TECH. They also have chat support at CHAT.K12ITC.COM If after going through K12 ITC and you still are having issues, contact your child’s teacher who can try to assist and the teacher can then contact Cathy Marten, USD 322 Technology Director, to help with the situation. We will work with students and families as issues arise and will do our best to support all. Thank you for your support. Zoom Schedules Our PK-12th grade teachers have Zoom schedules of when they plan to meet and visit with students over Zoom. They will also be emailing these to you along with other details today and through the weekend. Preschool- Tuesdays- Mrs. Eisenbarth/Para 1pm Kinderprep- Tuesdays- Mrs. Ringel/Para 1:30 pm Kdgt- Wednesdays- Mrs. Alverson/Mrs. Rempe 12:45 pm Kdgt-Thursdays- Mrs. Kramer/Mrs. Wege 1:30 pm 1st Grade- Wednesdays- Mrs. Uhl/Mrs. Helget 1:30 pm 2nd Grade- Thursdays- Mrs. Rezac/Mrs. Marten 5:00 pm 2nd Grade- Fridays- Mrs. Sperber/Mr. Goudy 4:30 pm 3rd Grade- Wednesdays- Mrs. McNally and Mrs. Huerter @ 2:00 pm 4th Grade- Fridays- Ms. Dallman/Para 1:30 pm 5th Grade- Fridays- Mrs. Myers/Para 2:00 pm 6th Grade- Mondays and Friday- Mrs. Glessner/Mrs. Walters 1:00 pm Our OJH-OHS Zoom Meeting Schedule is as follows: Monday/Wednesday Zoom Meetings 8 am- 1st Hour 9 am- 3rd Hour 10 am- 5th Hour 11 am-7th Hour Tuesday/Thursday Zoom Meetings 8 am- 2nd Hour 9 am- 4th Hour 10 am- 6th Hour 11 am- The Leader in Me (Social Emotional Learning) Teachers will be sharing instructions to students and parents about how to use Zoom so you should be receiving those instructions before Monday, April 6. IEP/ Title I Services and Support Our teachers and specialists that work with students with IEP’s will be reaching out to students and families to share how they will be meeting their child’s needs through the remainder of this school year. Our special education teachers, specialists, and paras, and our Title I teacher and Title paras, will be collaborating with our teachers to collaborate, communicate and support our students needing IEP services and/or Title support. Our personnel will utilize Zoom, email, phone calls, and whatever else is necessary to meet the needs of our students. Please contact these teachers and paras if you have questions, concerns, need support, etc. Proactive communication by our staff and parents will help us be successful in supporting our kids. Final Thoughts…. We are all living in an unprecedented time and we are being called to do an unprecedented task. IF ANY SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAN MAKE THIS WORK, IT IS OURS!! This is an amazing opportunity for our school family to grow, support one another, and have compassion for our fellow humans. Please know we are here to support students and parents as you begin an unprecedented task as well. If all stakeholders give one another the gift of grace, patience and understanding, this undertaking will go much better for everyone involved. Thank you for your support and we look forward to starting classes on Monday, April 6! Please be safe and take care!
Good evening, everyone- This evening, I wanted to share about several different topics related to our Continuous Learning Plan and on Thursday, more information will be shared as well. Let’s get started. Schedules: Teachers will be sharing via email with students and parents their weekly class schedules over the course of the next couple of days. In regards to weekly lesson plans, to avoid burnout and frustration, we recommend students do not do all of the work in one setting. As a reminder, this is a weekly lesson plan, so set a schedule/pace that works for your child and your family. How do parents and students contact the teachers for help? Truly, the best way to contact teachers will be by email. Teachers have set up “office hours” designated to communicate with parents and students. The elementary teachers have designated 11am-noon and 6-7pm as formal office hours for parents to contact them. Of course you can email anytime but just know the teacher may not be able to respond immediately, but will respond within 24 hours of an email, M-F. Please also keep in mind that elementary teachers and paras will be checking in and helping students during the day as well with their learning. 7-12th grade teachers have a different set up since they have older students and different schedules, which they will be sharing with you over the course of the next couple of days. They will be available for questions from students and parents during their designated class periods in the mornings and afternoons/early evenings are also possibilities. Please keep in mind that they may not be able to respond immediately, but will respond within 24 hours of an email, M-F. Communications Students in grades 7-12th grade will need to check their email and Google Classroom frequently during the day for communications from their teachers. PK-2nd grade families will want to check your email and SeeSaw (teachers will share about this with you) daily. This will be the primary way we communicate. 3rd-6th grade families will want to check their email and Google Classroom daily. Our elementary and secondary teachers do plan on utilizing Zoom as part of their communication and learning platform. They will provide information to parents and students to assist them in using Zoom. Grading There will be no grades given the first week April 6-9. Teachers at all grade levels will be sharing with you how grades will work in their communications to you over the next few days. The most important thing will be that students will engage in the learning activities that start on April 6. As a Parent, What Can I Do to Help? Your child should be able to complete most of the learning activities independently, but there will be times when your child has questions. We also understand the learning activities may be confusing at times. Therefore, please don’t let any activity stress your child or family. Just skip it, try another one, and reach out to the teacher for clarification. Develop a routine for your family with a designated time for learning activities. Students are active learners and can be a part of this process. Empower them to take charge of their learning and it will be more successful. We encourage you to set up a “workspace” for your child for activities requiring concentration and a quiet environment. If you need help with any of these suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselors. They will be happy to brainstorm ideas that may work for your family. In Conclusion….. On Thursday, I will be sending out more information regarding technology/tech support, social emotional support for our students and family needs, and IEP/Title services and support. Starting on Thursday and continuing through the weekend, parents and students will be receiving important information from their teachers. Lessons will not formally begin until Monday, April 6. I’ve had some parents ask about yearbooks, spring pictures, preschool and kindergarten roundup, lunch money, graduation, etc. When things settle down in the next week or so, I will provide information to all of the parents regarding all of these and other end-of-the-school year topics as decisions are made. Please give grace and understand that our staff are at different levels of technology usage proficiency- some are further along than others and that’s ok. Everyone right now is working their tail off to become more adept at using technology for purposeful learning and communication so please keep that in mind. There will be questions and some glitches I’m sure during this time- that’s to be expected. We will do the best we can and are excited to see and begin working again with our students! Mr. Poell
Message to Parents/Guardians about the USD 322 Continuous Learning Plan What has the staff been doing these last 2 weeks? Staff began development of quality learning activities that not only re-emphasize the skills that have been taught previously, but also skills that will prepare students for the upcoming year. One of the main goals of our Continuous Learning Plan is to provide meaningful learning activities for students that can be completed independently for the most part and done at a time that is convenient for families. We understand this is going to look different for all of our families so we developed the Continuous Learning Plan with flexibility in mind. As parents, we encourage you to work with your child on the expectations as to when the learning activities will be completed. A clear message that we want to send to all families, regardless of the age of the students, is we don’t want anyone to struggle, be frustrated, or overwhelmed. If you’re needing guidance from the teacher for a learning activity, just skip that task until help from the teacher can be given. We developed learning activities to provide choices for all students using a variety of formats. There are going to be learning activities that will require technology, but also many that will not require technology. Students will not be penalized if they do not have access to technology. Here is the timeline that KSDE recommended for the various grade levels. This suggested time does not have to be in one setting, but can happen throughout the day. Additionally, if you discover your child is struggling to complete the suggested amount of activities per day, communicate with the teacher. The teacher will work with you on a modified plan. Pre-K: 30 minutes K-1: 45 minutes 2-3: 60 minutes 4-5: 90 minutes 6-12: 30 minutes per teacher (maximum of 3 hours) What will the first week (April 6 to April 9) look like? The Continuous Learning Plan will start Monday, April 6, and the first week is about reconnecting with students & families, establishing new routines, and providing ALL of us an opportunity to see what this new format will look like. Truly, it is almost like it is August again with new routines and new structures having to be established. What if my child does not have Internet access? We developed learning activities to provide choices for the students using a variety of formats. There are going to be activities requiring technology, but also many will not. Therefore, if you do not have Internet access, choose the activities that do not require it. Students will not be penalized if they do not have access to technology. What is the next information I will be receiving? We will be sharing information regarding communications and contacts for assistance, including technology, academic, and social emotional support for students and family needs. Also, families can expect information on how to contact teachers and support staff for help, what parents can do to help, office hours for teachers to provide support for students and parents, and what learning and communication platforms will be used for learning from now through May 15. Additionally, parents can expect information to be shared on student technology usage and expectations. Teachers will soon also be sharing their weekly schedules as well. There will be additional information shared as well. We know this pandemic has caused stress to families and our community. We recognize and understand that fact. We will do everything in our power, to make this a positive time for the children and the families. This is the time for Grace & Flexibility for ALL! FAMILIES, WE THANK YOU FOR BEING TRUE PARTNERS IN EDUCATION! Be expecting further information over the next couple of days as we draw closer to the start of classes beginning again on April 6. Please know that there will be no classes on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13th, as these dates are on the calendar that we have no school due to Good Friday and the Easter holiday. Thank you! Mr. Poell
This Monday and Tuesday will be the dates for parents of students preschool through sixth grade to pick up their children's belongings. If you have not already set up a time for pick up, please email Karen Utley at firstname.lastname@example.org to set that up. Thank You -Karen Utley
The phone number for Tech Support at K12ITC is 816-382-4840 or 1-855-K12-TECH. They also have chat support at CHAT.K12ITC.COM
K12itc is excited to announce we have expanded our Help Desk to now serve your students and their parents during the Covid-19 Virtual Learning weeks. Our Help Desk will be available to students and parents Monday – Friday, 8:00AM CST to 5:00PM CST. Staff support will remain the same (Monday – Friday, 6:00AM CST to 7:00PM CST). The Help Desk has the ability to support students with the following items: - Password issues with district related applications. - Questions regarding specific applications supported at a district level. - Troubleshooting district owned devices. - Best effort support on connecting a device to a home or public wireless network. - Non-district devices cannot be supported for hardware malfunction, virus, ransomware or spyware issues. - Printing outside of a district school building will be best effort support due to complexities involved with home printers.
In addition to Blue Valley updating their internet capabilities, cellular providers are upgrading as well. Please contact your provider to see how they can help and support your student’s continual learning. Sprint is: - Providing unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans. - Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices. AT&T is: - Allowing all AT&T customer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. - Offering internet access for qualifying limited-income households at $10 a month through their Access from AT&T program. - Offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service. Verizon is: - Adding 15GB of data across nearly all of their plans to be used between 3/25/2020 and 4/30/2020. This is just a brief overview of a few cellular providers. There may be more that they can do for you than what is listed. If you are a family that thinks these services could help, please call your cellular provider to discuss your needs.
As of today, March 25, 2020 the school Wi-Fi has been set to a guest Wi-Fi that does not require a password. Although you can not be in the building, you may be able to get a signal out in the parking lot, or school grounds.This is a limited network.
Please have students in grades 7-12 check their school emails for information from teachers. Thank you.
For those families needing to update their internet capabilities to better support their child's learning, Blue Valley Technologies is currently offering to students in our service area. Please contact them immediately if you are interested, because they uncertain how long they will continue to go into homes to hook up new customers due to the coronavirus. For students who currently have BV Internet. As a thank you for their loyalty, those that are on lower speed tiers that need more speed due to online classroom work: They can upgrade to 40Mx10M at no additional cost for 60 days. For students who do not currently have Internet: They will waive all installation fees They will waive any deposit requirements They will give a $125 broadband bill credit to be credited on first month’s bill They will give a $50 phone credit to be credited on first month’s bill And there is no minimum term requirement For most families, these credits should allow the customer to have free service through the end of the school term. If you are a family in either of the above situations, please call Blue Valley Technologies at 785-799-3311or 877-876-1228 to discuss your needs.
For parents and patrons of USD 322: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD322Onaga The new superintendent hire survey is available on the URL above. Cut and paste it into your browser and let your voice be heard! Your input is important and appreciated! The deadline is March 25, 2020
Update on Meal Deliveries: If you have requested meals to be delivered, PLEASE be at the driveway entrance to pick them up. For safety reasons, our delivery drivers will not come to the door.
UPDATE: Local and District Scholarships - for safety reasons, please only send scholarship applications electronically to Mrs. Krause (email@example.com). If you need assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Krause. Due date is April 3, 2020 by 5pm.
Update on meals: If you have signed up for meals for your children and they will not need them on a certain day, please text Karla at 785-456-4640. Thank you!
District and Local Scholarship application due date has been extended to April 3. Please mail applications to the District Office, Attn: Michelle Krause, 500 High St. Onaga, KS 66521 or send them electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require any documents to complete the applications or have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Krause at your earliest convenience.
USD 322 thanks you for your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented situation and work towards creating continuous learning plans for our all of our students. Here is a timeline of what will be taking place: * Daily lunch and breakfast begins serving today, Monday, March 23rd * March 20th-27th, custodians are disinfecting every area of the school and staff is organizing student belongings for student pick-up * March 23rd-April 3rd, staff will be developing continual learning plans for our students based upon the Kansas Continuous Learning Task Force Guidance. The plans will be creatively delivered via online or packets. * April 6th, students begin their continuous learning plans to finish the year As long as students complete their required continuous learning plans in a successful manner, they will move into the next grade level next year and seniors will graduate. There will be no graduation ceremony, but diplomas will be mailed to graduates. As always, please email you teachers, Mr. Poell or Mrs. Trimble if you have questions or need assistance.
7-12th grade students will keep their computers for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. If they left them at school, they will be able to pick them up during their designated times on Wed, Thu, and Friday. They can also share with younger siblings to use them for remote learning if there is a need for a device for the younger ones to use. Thank you.
All band uniform and instrument access information/directions, etc, will be given out at a later date after we get through March 31. Thank you.
Good afternoon. Here are the current plans for PK-6 students and the pick up of their items from school. Mrs. Utley will be contacting parents on Thu and Fri of this week to set up times for families to come to the school on March 30 and 31 at designated pick up times. These pick up times will occur between 8-4 on Monday, March 30 and 9-6 on Tuesday, March 31. We will have staff assist on the 30th and 31st and will place disinfected students items in bags on a table outside the school so no one has to enter the building to pick up their items. Please stick to your designated pick up times on these days and please wait for Mrs. Utley to contact you to set up your family pickup time. Also, students can keep library books at home and can turn them in at a later date when schools are allowed to open back up. We want them to have all the reading materials they can get their hands on. All of their books, textbooks, workbooks, supplies, etc. will be sent home in bags on these 2 days. Thank you for all of your help with this. Take care!
Here is the information on 7-12th grade students retrieving their items from their lockers, locker rooms, and dropping off their uniforms, that will occur later this week. Throughout all of this, it will be strictly enforced that only 10 people are in the building at a time and the 6ft. distance between people occurs. Students will enter the building at the west main entrance. Important reminder that if your child is sick, has traveled out of the country over break, or spent time in several Colorado counties or other COVID 19 hotspots over break, do not have them come to the school. We will make alternative arrangements for another time. In regards to uniforms, spray disinfectant on the uniform and on the tied bag they bring it in. The school will provide trash bags for the students to put their stuff in take home with them. Wed, March 25 4-5pm: Seniors 5-6pm: Juniors Thu, March 26 3:30-4:30: Sophomores 4:30-5:30: Freshmen Fri, March 27 3:30-4:30: 7th Grade 4:30-5:30: 8th Grade Thank you everyone.
We want to make sure that all of our children in our district get fed during this time. Over 150 children are already signed up to receive meals starting tomorrow, March 23rd. There is still time to sign your children up if you would like. Children MUST be present when picking up food behind Onaga Grade School or when dropping off food at the driveway entrance for those in rural areas - this is a state requirement. Those students of age can pick up their own food for themselves and for those younger siblings or receive it when delivered. Babysitters of children can receive food for them also. This will allow us to get more food to children ages 1-18 if parents aren't able to be with their children because they are working. Also, we will deliver food to children in Wheaton, Havensville, Duluth, rural areas, etc. - anyone age 1-18 who resides within our district or rides a bus to school and can't pick up meals at Onaga Grade School. If interested, please fill out the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
Continuous Learning Plan Survey: Our school is calmly planning for continuous learning for all students following guidelines set forth by KSDE. We want to ensure that we are equipped to transition to a continuous learning environment, and are responsive to the needs of all families. Therefore, we are asking all parents of USD 322 students to please complete this short continuous learning plan survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F63K73W
Updated Information on Food Pick-up & Delivery: Children MUST be present when picking up food behind Onaga Grade School or when dropping off food at the driveway entrance for those in rural areas - this is a state requirement. Those students of age can pick up their own food for themselves and for those younger siblings or receive it when delivered. Babysitters of children can receive food for them also. This will allow us to get more food to children ages 1-18 if parents aren't able to be with their children because they are working. Also, we will deliver food to children in Wheaton, Havensville, Duluth, rural areas, etc. - anyone age 1-18 who resides within our district or rides a bus to school and can't pick up meals at Onaga Grade School. If interested, please fill out the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJWZXX8
USD 322 will be offering breakfast and lunch to any child age 1-18 free of charge beginning Monday, March 23rd. If you are interested in participating in this free meal program, please complete the survey at the link below for children in your household. For those picking up their food, the pick-up location will be behind the grade school from 11:00am-12:00pm daily beginning on Monday, March 23rd. Meals will be delivered to the cars. Children must be present when picking up meals. For rural families needing delivery: deliveries will be made to the driveway entrance. A parent/guardian and every child receiving a meal MUST be present. Deliveries will begin on Monday, March 23rd. The daily meal will include lunch options and an additional breakfast item for the next day. Again, any child from the age of 1-18 can participate in this meal program free of charge. This food service will be provided beginning on Monday, March 23rd throughout the end of the school year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8XLCGGR
Good morning. As we adjust to our new reality and make plans to do the best we can under the circumstances, this is a reminder that the school building is currently not open to the public for any reason. This includes using it for meetings, sports practice, etc. Thank you.
MESSAGE TO FAMILIES Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students and provide breakfast and lunch for our students. We will be receiving updated guidance from the Kansas State Department of Education on how we can effectively provide a learning platform for our students to finish out their school year. More information will be shared with families later this week and next on how that will be done. Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect next school year and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. USD 322 will continue to keep you informed with regular updates through our district website, social media, emails and text messages. As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to. Please be mindful of the following: • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue). • Please keep sick children at home. • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Follow additional guidance from these sources: • National Center for Disease Control (CDC) • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) • Pottawatomie County Health Department Signed by Rhonda Trimble, Superintendent and Jeff Koelzer, Board President
If you are looking for some PK-6 easily accessible online learning websites (no sign-in required) along with some non-digital ideas for learning, please see access the link below. There are not a lot, but there are sites for all content areas. The hope is that by keeping the list simple and by not requiring you or your children to create logins that it will simplify the use for all of you 🙂! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zDF2k6dXbiMDCg8SvLhlowQ22GUfWfXU9CZBj-LU7XY
Many of you may already be aware that Governor Kelly in conjunction with the the Kansas State Department of Education has recommended the closer of all schools in Kansas this week, so that state and county officials have time to create plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hoping to receive updated guidance from the Kansas State Department of Education by no later than Wednesday or Thursday of this week. We have an advantage for already being on spring break, but we are currently making plans to provide services to students with special needs, provide meals for our students, etc. in the case schools are closed for a prolonged period of time - there is a chance that this could happen. Onaga Schools will follow all guidelines from KDHE to promote safety of all students and staff when school does resume. The Kansas State Board of Education has formed a team of experts, many of whom are former Teachers of the Year, to build a comprehensive plan to address the challenges that schools are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the specific topics this team will address are: How schools can move education online, if necessary, so students can progress toward the end of semester. How schools can assist students who do not have access to online tools to finish out the semester, especially those who are set to graduate in May. How schools can provide for at-risk students and those who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). How schools will ensure a continuity of school-based mental health services. How schools can assist in providing meals for students who need them. What role schools can play in assisting with childcare for essential local and state healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers who live in their counties. How schools will assist in efforts to keep children from congregating in community spaces and keep them quarantined in their own homes. And educating parents on ways they can help the continuity of education for their children. Governor Kelly continues to work closely with the Kansas State Department of Education and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with local and federal partners to develop sensible steps that can protect every Kansan. USD 322 will continue to share pertinent information as we receive it. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued new guidance surrounding COVID-19, including travelers, close contacts of confirmed cases and those being tested. Below is the link to that guidance: https://khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/PDFs/3-15-20%20Quarantine%20recommendations%20FINAL.pdf
OHS Baseball season is here! Follow the link to print your order form, https://5il.co/dldh. Orders and payment are due on Monday, 3/16/2020 to Coach Noel by NOON!!!! Coach Noel will meet you here Monday if need be, or orders can be turned in to Gayla tomorrow in the office.
Plans for potential COVID-19 outbreak is now available on the homepage news section.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USD322Onaga The new superintendent hire survey is now available on the URL above. Cut and paste it into your browser and let your voice be heard! Your input is important and appreciated! The deadline is March 23, 2020.
Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time so, make sure to set your clock 1 hour ahead. A weird coincidence is that Monday is National Napping day.
The OHS Sports Banquet has been moved to Wednesday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm in the OHS Commons.
MONITORING CORONAVIRUS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW USD 322 wants families to know we are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and proactively working with state and local health partners for guidance on preventative measures for the Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19. USD 322 IS PREPARED Onaga has been in close contact with local and state health partners, including the Pottawatomie County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). We have a plan of action should the virus impact our area. In the event of an outbreak in our community, the district would follow public health partners’ lead on any quarantines, closures or other health measures as necessary. As always, USD 322’s focus is to ensure the safety of all students and staff and to minimize any impact on learning in our schools. If families have additional questions about COVID-19, they are encouraged to view the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Fact Sheet from KDHE. This fact sheet includes information about the virus, symptoms and severity, and how to protect yourself. STAY HEALTHY One of the most important things our community can do right now is practice preventative measures and remind students of everyday actions they can take to slow the spread of germs and prevent illness. The district appreciates the encouraging of these healthy habits at home as well. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. School staff have access to preventive products like disposable wipes and hand sanitizer to use throughout the day to stop the spread of germs. District custodial staff utilize hospital-grade disinfectants and decontamination cleaning systems that sanitize both hard and soft surfaces killing viruses and bacteria. Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care. Children who are ill should remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. USD 322 appreciates your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.
There will be no Buffalo Fun Club the week of Parent/Teacher Conferences, March 9-12. See everyone after Spring Break!
Spring Sports Athlete and Parent Meeting is tonight, starting at 6:15 in the Auditorium. We hope to see you there!
There will not be KRR After School Program next week, March 9-12, during parent teacher conferences.
USD 322 Onaga Havensville Wheaton School District is very proud of all of our state tournament wrestlers. If you see Vincent Lara, Morgan Mayginness and Rylin Mayginness and their coach, Chris Niehues, please congratulate them on a terrific season. Go Buffs!!!
The annual Onaga FFA Banquet will be held at 7pm in the HS Commons on March 24.
Morgan Mayginness- State Champion!!!
Onaga High Wrestlers competed well at the regional meet held at Council Grove on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22. Moving on to the State meet held at Hays, Kansas on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29 are Sophomore Rilyn Mayginnes who placed 4th in the 182 lb. class and Senior Vincent Lara who also placed 4th in the 285 lb. class.
Onaga High Basketball will enter into regional play next week with the following schedule: Monday, February 24 OHS Boys @ Centralia with a tip-off time of 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, February 25 the OHS Girls will travel to Highland to take on Doniphan West. Tip off is 7:00 p.m.
We are conducting an MRA survey to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. The data from this survey will also help us track the impacts of the Leader in Me process and implement key practices more fully. In order for us to have a holistic picture of what is going on in our school, we are asking all full-time staff members, parents/guardians, and students in Grade 4 and up to participate. Parent Participation If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a survey (without sharing your name or other identifying information) that will be available through a Web link below. The survey is completely voluntary, but we do hope to get feedback from one member of every household. The parent/guardian survey takes about 12 minutes to complete and will ask questions about your child and about his or her experience in our school. If you have more than one child attending the school, you will be asked to think about the oldest child’s experiences as you answer questions related to his or her growth. The window for this survey is open until Monday, February 24th. The link is below: https://mra.leaderinme.net/survey/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=827926&token=ab815baaad9d4e11d93b3675f344d090&lang=en&newtest=Y
The Leader in Me Family Action Team summarizes Habit 6! Make sure to look at the link to see what great things are going on with our students, and how they are being examples of Habit 6! https://5il.co/d3kt
If you have a student in need of a prom tux, please go to the link, https://5il.co/d3bu . Seneca Variety will be here at OHS on Tuesday, Feb 25 at 3:00 for students to rent a tux. They will deliver the tuxes to OHS, but you must return the tux on Sunday after prom to them.
Admission to the Onaga vs Frankfort games tonight is free! The Frankfort Caring Community Foundation will be paying for everyone this evening. There will also be a Mexican Supper from 5:00-7:30 in the Frankfort High School Cafeteria.
Onaga Basketball will travel to Frankfort today. In the main gym, there will be 1/2 a JV Girls game played at 5:00 with the V Girls and V Boys to follow. At 5:45 there will be a full JV Boys game in the other gym.
Morgan Mayginnes took 1st at regional wrestling today with dominant performances on both days. Good luck at state, Morgan! We are proud of you!
OHS will host a C Team Boys Basketball Tournament here tomorrow, Saturday, February 15 starting at 10:00. There will be no gate fee, only a free will donation (this will help to pay for the officials fees).
Onaga High basketball teams will be playing Clifton-Clyde on Friday, February 14, 2020. Games will be played in Clyde in one gym with the following schedule: 4:00 p.m. 1/2 JV girls, Full JV boys 6:00 p.m. Varsity girls, Varsity boys.
Due to the weather, Onaga Schools will start two hours later tomorrow, Thursday, February 13th. No breakfast will be served.
Junior High Dance for 7th & 8th graders on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:30pm-8:45pm in the Multi-Purpose room. The theme is VSCO, there will be pizza and pop provided. Eligibility does apply.
OHS Basketball teams will take on Doniphan West on Tuesday, 2/11/20. At 4:45 JV Girls will play 1/2 a game followed by 1/2 a JV Boys game. Varsity Girls will start at 6:00 followed by the Varsity Boys. Come out and support the Buffs at their last home game of the season!
Please see the news section at the USD 322 website for information concerning the current influenza information.
OHS SR Parents Recognition will take place this Friday evening. We will recognize senior wrestlers and their parents following round 2 of the wrestling meet. The basketball & cheerleader seniors and parents will be recognized at half time of the varsity boys game. Go Buffs!
Good luck to the OJH BB teams tomorrow at their OTL Tournament at Frankfort. The girls will take on Frankfort at 12:45, and the boys will take on Axtell at 1:45. The bus will leave at 10:30 and return approximately 4:00. The bus will stop in Wheaton for pick-up and drop-off.
Good luck to the OHS Wrestlers tomorrow at Atchison!! Go Buffs! Wrestle hard!
There will be a pep rally on Friday, January 31, 2020 starting at 2:45 in the north gym. Come out to watch our winter royalty candidates play some games and support our basketball teams and wrestling team!
The Caring Community Foundation, together with Blue Valley Telecommunications and the Wamego Pizza Hut, is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Pizza Night January 28th to gain financial support for student programs at USD 322! For more information see the Buffalo website.
The Caring Community Foundation, together with Blue Valley Telecommunications and the Wamego Pizza Hut, is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Pizza Night January 28th to gain financial support for student programs at USD 322! For more information check the school website.
The Leader in Me Family Action Team has been working hard at putting together some information to get to families about the Habits that our students work hard for everyday! Great happens here! https://5il.co/cjk7
Monty Meyerkorth and Jadyn Langford-Haskin represented USD 322 well at the Pott County Spelling Bee in St. Marys this past Saturday. They both finished in the top half of all of the competitors. While not walking away with the county title, they did an excellent job!
2020 Winter Royalty Week Monday: Athletes vs. Mathletes * Come to school dressed as an athlete or perhaps you are feeling a little bit like Steve Urkel and want to dress up like a nerd with tape on your glasses- your choice.
Onaga Jr. High Basketball change for Monday, January 27 as Onaga host Wetmore Jr. High. All games will be played in the North gym with the following schedule 5:00 p.m. 1/2 B-girls followed by 1/2 B-boys, A-girls, A-boys.
OHS Cheer clinic is still a go for tomorrow, Saturday, January 25 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am.
Onaga High School girls basketball team will compete today at the TVL basketball tournament being held at Washington County High School. Game time is 4:30 pm - bus departure time from the school will be 1:30 pm.
Onaga High will be attending the wrestling meet at Council Grove scheduled for today with a 2:00 p.m. start time. Athletes will depart from the school at 9:00 a.m.
Please disregard previous message. After further review, Onaga Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 24th due to ice and drifting on roads.
Onaga Schools will start 2 hours late today, Friday, January 24th. No breakfast will be served. Due to the road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Friday, January 24th. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 9:15am-9:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Friday, January 24th Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule - Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Friday, January 24th. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Changes in today's activities Thursday, January 23, 2020 due to weather forecast: OJH BB @ SPPS Bus Departure 1:15 Game Time 2:30 pm Bg-Bb-Ag-Ab Athletes dress in uniform @ Onaga School OHS BB @ Washington Bus Departure 12:30 Game Time 3:15 pm Varsity Boys & Cheerleaders
Thursday, January 23rd Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule - Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Thursday, January 23rd. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Congratulations to our winners from the OGS Mini- Spelling Bee. More info/pics to come this week. 1st Place: Rayna Meyerkorth 2nd Place: Gavin Weiser Great job!
Congratulations to the following students from Wednesday's Spelling Bee. More information and pics to come this week. 1st Place: Monty Meyerkorth 2nd Place: Jadyn Langford-Haskin Both students will compete at the Pott Co. Spell. Bee in St. Mary's this Sat. at 11am. Good luck!
Due to poor weather conditions, Onaga Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 22nd.
Wednesday, January 22nd Rural AM & PM Bus Route Schedule Due to the icy road conditions on the country roads, there will be no door to door bus routes Wednesday, January 22nd. This will be for both the MORNING and AFTERNOON routes. There will be 4 pick up locations for rural families if they choose to use, or they may take their students to school. There will be a bus at each location from 7:15am-7:30am for parents to meet in the morning. The busses will also drop students off at 3:55pm in the afternoon at the same location. Below are the 4 pick up/drop off locations: Location 1: The Wheaton school Location 2: Headstart in Havensville Location 3: The intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side) Locations 4: The intersection of Aiken Switch Road & Onaga Road (east side)
Just a reminder, the OHS Spirit Clinic Forms are due tomorrow!!
Onaga High basketball squads will continue play in the TVL tournament hosted at Washington County on the following dates: Tues., Jan. 21 5:30 pm Girls Wetmore vs Onaga 7:00 pm Boys Wetmore vs Onaga Bus Departure 2:45 pm Thurs., Jan. 23 4:30 pm Boys Onaga vs Linn Bus Departure 1:45 pm Fri., Jan. 24 4:20 pm Girls Onaga vs Linn Bus Departure 1:45 pm
Correction on the Location 3 pick up/drop off site for tomorrow: Location 3 will be at the intersection of Crevecoeur Road & Onaga Road (west side).
The mini spelling bee will start at 12:30 on Tuesday, January 21, with the regular spelling bee to immediately follow. Thank you.
Onaga High Wrestling meet at Marysville on Saturday, January 18 has changed the start time to 10:00 a.m. Departure time for athletes and coach will be 6:30 a.m. from Onaga High school.
Due to the impending weather coming, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 17th. All activities will be rescheduled.
Good afternoon! Over Christmas break we had new phones installed. Unfortunately, right now we (Karen and Gayla) are unable to access their voicemail. So if you called and left a message in regards to your student, please verify with us that we received your information. We are sorry for the inconvenience and should have it fixed shortly! Have a good evening!
Onaga Jr. High Basketball game with Centralia has been rescheduled for the following date: Thursday, January 30 Onaga vs Centralia North Gym 6:00 A-girls followed by A-boys South Gym 6:00 B-boys followed by B-girls
The USD 322 regular Board of Education meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:00pm.
Due to ice, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 13th. All activities on the calendar for tomorrow night will be rescheduled.
Due to ice, there is no youth basketball and no open gym this evening. Thank you.
Rescheduling our cancelled Onaga High School basketball game against Valley Hts. for Thursday, January 16, 2020. Order of games will be: North Gym 5:00 1/2 B-girls South Gym 5:45 B-boys followed by 1/2 C-boys North Gym 6:00 Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys
Spelling Bee will be next Friday, January 17 in the Auditorium. There will be a mini spelling bee (grades 1-3, teacher nominations) at 9am, followed with the spelling bee at 10am. All students grades 4-8 are invited to compete! Contact Mrs. Krause for study lists at email@example.com
Due to the approaching weather coming this afternoon and evening, Onaga Schools will be releasing students at 12:30pm today. All students will be fed lunch before being released. All activities for this evening and tomorrow are canceled.
Parents of Buffalo Fun Club. We had an extra long character education lesson today, so our homework time was shortened. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Personal Cell Phones and Electronic Equipment K-6 student cell phones may not be powered on in the school building from 7:45 am - 3:30 pm on the days when school is in session. Students should secure their device in a secured area in the elementary classroom. Students needing to make a call, with their teacher's permission, may come to the office and make a call in the office using their cell phone. Cell phones and electronic equipment may not be powered on in a student's possession in school restrooms and/or locker rooms at any time (2 weeks detentions, ISS or OSS may be assigned by the principal). Phones discovered on or in use inappropriately will be confiscated until a parent/guardian can claim the item from the office. 7-12 students may use cell phones during passing periods and during lunch. Student cell phones are not allowed in the classroom without administration permission. Cell phones and electronic equipment may not be powered on in a student's possession in school restrooms and/or locker rooms at any time (2 weeks detention, ISS or OSS may be assigned by the principal). Phones discovered on or in use inappropriately will be confiscated until a parent/guardian can claim the item from the office. Teachers may designate a location within their classroom where students are to deposit their phones at the beginning of class. If students refuse, this is considered insubordination, and well be dealt with under the discipline policy. Personal electronic equipment (visual, auditory, ipods, walkman, mp3 player, ect.) may not be used by the students in school without teacher permission. Teachers have the authority to confiscate the items. Confiscated items will be delivered to the office and may require parent/guardian to reclaim the electronic equipment. USD 322 is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged electronic devices, cell phones, or personal items brought to school.
Order of basketball games Tuesday, January 14 for the Onaga High School @ Troy High School Playing in one gym - 4:30 p.m. 1/2 JV Girls followed by 1/2 JV Boys 6:00 p.m. V Girls followed by V Boys
Tomorrow's theme for the home basketball game is white out. We would like fans and students to participate! Come out and cheer on the BUFFS! Tip off for the JV girls game is at 5:00!
Please remember that Buffalo Fun Club starts again on Monday, January 6.
Onaga Jr. High basketball home game with Doniphan West that was cancelled before break has been re-scheduled for Monday, January 6. Order of games will be 6:00 pm A-girls and B-boys 7:15 A-boys and B-girls. Onaga High School will begin the second half of their season hosting Axtell on Tuesday, January 7. JV-girls will begin play at 5:00 p.m. in the North Gym. JV-boys will play at 5:45 p.m. in the South Gym. Varsity girls will play in the North Gym @ 6:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity boys. The C-team boys game has been cancelled.
Please check out our most recent district newsletter at www.usd322.org . Just click on "MENU" in the upper right hand corner and then on "DOCUMENTS". Scroll down to the folder titled "District Newsletter" to view the "Dec. 19' Buff Newsletter".
USD 322 RECEIVES STATE RECOGNITION: Congratulations to everyone at USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton for their exceptional work toward achieving the state board’s vision for Kansas education. Four years ago, the Kansas State Board of Education launched its new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student – and identified key outcomes Kansans said they valued. These outcomes include social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, Individual Plan of Study, civic engagement, high school graduation and postsecondary success. Today, KSDE is pleased to announce the launch of the Kansans Can Star Recognition program, designed to recognize districts for success achieved in the individual outcome areas. For this inaugural year of the program, KSDE is recognizing districts in these areas: Commissioner’s Award (Exceeding predicted postsecondary effectiveness rates) and the Kansans Can Star Recognition (Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Copper in being Academically Prepared for Postsecondary Success, High School Graduation Rates, and Postsecondary Effectiveness. On behalf of the State Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education, we are pleased to present USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton the following recognition for the 2019-2020 school year: Postsecondary Effectiveness: Bronze; Graduation Rate: Gold; and the Commissioner's Award
Our OHS basketball teams play their first home game today, Tuesday, December 17. Come out and support your Buffaloes while they compete against the Centralia Panthers. Games start at 4:45! As an added feature our OHS Spirit Squad will be performing at halftime of boy’s game.
Breakfast menu change. Wed 18th: Breakfast: Danish or Spice Muffin Thur 19th: Omlet & Toast
Onaga Jr. High basketball game with Doniphan West has be re-scheduled for Monday, January 6. The games will be played in Onaga with the following schedule: South Gym 6:00 pm B-boys followed by B-girls North Gym 6:00 pm A-girls followed by A-boys.
Onaga Junior High students need to sign up to work the High School basketball concessions for tomorrow night, 12/17/19. Shifts are 4:00-6:30, 6:30-8:30, Or 8:30-closeing. They can sign up with Mrs. Suther first thing in the morning.
Due to the weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 16th. All activities will be rescheduled.
Due to the weather open gym for Onaga High and Jr. High School is cancelled today Sunday, December 15, 2019.
OHS Basketball is at Home on Tuesday, December 17 hosting Centralia. Order of games is as follows: 5:00 pm 1/2 B-Girls followed by Varsity Girls then Varsity Boys (North Gym) 5:00 pm B-Boys followed by C-boys (South Gym)
The OHS BB Game @ Hanover has been moved to Thursday, December 19. Game order is as follows: 4:00 pm 1/2 JV Girls 4:30 pm Full JV Boys 6:00 pm Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys All games will be played at the High School. Bus Departure time 1:45 pm
We would love to get your feedback on our USD 322 Post Bond Election Survey. We will be physically mailing out a survey to all patrons for those who wish to take the survey on paper. This physical survey will include a pre-paid, pre-addressed postage label that will enable patrons to just stick it back in the mail to us. But for those patrons who prefer to take the survey electronically, please click on this active link survey.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DH6X6CP Thank you for your feedback - it is greatly appreciated!
Good morning!! The first High School basketball home game is Tuesday, 12/17/19 against Centralia. The Spirit Squad would like everyone to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters! Come out to support the BUFFALOES!
The last day for Buffalo Fun Club afterschool will be Dec. 18.
KRR After School Program for grades K-3 last day for this semester is December 12. We will resume on January 6 after the break.
Junior high boys and girls basketball teams defeated St. Xavier in all 3 games this evening. Well done!
Winter Sport Scrimmages for Onaga High will take place on Tuesday, December 2. At 5:30 p.m. girls basketball with Head Coach Ryan Noel will start the evening of play in the North gym and wrestling with Head Coach Chris Niehues in the South gym. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Head Coach Chase Sperber and the Onaga High boys basketball team will take the floor in the North gym.
Onaga Jr. / Sr. High Sports Pictures will take place on Tuesday, December 3. For the Jr. High, beginning at 2:15 p.m. will be wrestling followed by girls basketball then boys basketball. Onaga High winter sports pictures will begin at 3:30 p.m. with girls basketball, wrestling, boys basketball and conclude with Spirit Squad pictures.
Onaga Jr. High Basketball teams will host their first home game on Monday, December 2 when St. Xavier/Junction City comes to Onaga. Games begin at 5:00 p.m. with the A-girls in the North gym and B-boys in the South gym. The A-boys game will follow the conclusion of the girls game at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Our junior high wrestlers that medaled at the final tournament of the year at Rossville were the following: Tatum Lara- 3rd Place Kayla Hedges- 3rd Place Wyatt Boggs- 4th place. Congratulations to all our junior high wrestlers on a successful season!
Silver Lake Jr. High Wrestling results from last Sat. 1st Place- Tatum Lara 2nd Place- Wyatt Boggs 2nd Place- Zach Peters 2nd Place- Dylan Magnett 4th Place- Elocin Moran Good job Buffs!
This week is “American Education Week,” and gives all Americans the opportunity to celebrate public education and honor those who help every child succeed.
Flyers for the 2020 KRR LIFE session are coming home today. For families with children in grades K-3, LIFE is held on Tuesdays 5:15-7:15 for eight weeks. Return your sign-up sheet by November 26. Spots are limited! Don't miss this Disney-themed LIFE session!
USD 322 Statement on the School Bond Vote: USD 322 Onaga-Havensville-Wheaton would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote on November 5th. The choices we make each election day have a lasting impact on our community and we should never take for granted the right we have to make those choices. While voters chose to not pass the bond issue for the new elementary school, it does not eliminate the dire condition our elementary building is in and the need to replace it. The district will continue moving forward to do what is best for students and meet the needs of our families. Therefore, the district will promote continued dialog on this project to gain more insight from all stakeholders. We want your voice to be heard, so please be on the lookout for a survey coming in the near future to voice your opinions on the bond issue. The school is the heartbeat of a small vibrant community, and we need to continue to effectively prepare our students to be successful learners and leaders in the 21st century.
After the conclusion of the volleyball and football seasons, basketball and wrestling are next up. Junior high teams continue to practice as seen with Maria Krohn(left) and Kylie Venneberg(right) in Girls’ Basketball. Scholars Bowl and Chess have also started recently. Let’s work for successful seasons, go Buffaloes!
The OHS winter sports meeting is tonight in the Auditorium @ 5:45 for student athletes and their parents. If you are unable to attend, please have your student get the form from their coach. Forms must be turned in before the first game, or they will not participate.
Attention families of the after-school Buffalo Fun Club! Family Night is November 18, 5:15-6:45. We are serving chili; the guest speaker is Officer Dan Costlow with his K-9; plus games and activities. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, November 15. We look forward to seeing you.
Congratulations to the following wrestlers on medaling at the tournament this last weekend. Zach Peters- 2nd place Tatum Lara- 3rd place Wyatt Boggs- 3rd place
The dental screening event that was planned for Monday, Nov 11, has been postponed to a later date. Details TBA as soon as possible regarding new date. Thank you.
Hungry??? As the Holidays begin to creep up on us, be sure to remember our School Food Pantry and Caring Closet. Many Holiday food items like potatoes, corn, greens beans, pie crusts and pie fillings, are waiting to make it to your table. We will also continue to stock cereal, ground beef, milk, cheese, hamburger helper kits and other items. Some of the items in our caring closet include laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products. Please contact Juley Kolterman at email@example.com or by calling the school at (785)889-7101.
There was a previous post about the winter sports (basketball & wrestling) meeting being this Friday, we have had to change the meeting to next Friday, November 15, 2019. OHS Parents and OHS athletes will need to meet in the auditorium at 5:45.
Junior High OTL clinic and concert is today at Centralia. The concert is at 6:00 this evening and is open for all to attend.
The school’s Veteran’s Day program is on Monday, Nov 11, starting at 10 am in the auditorium. All veterans and their families are invited and a complimentary school lunch is provided to them after the program. All community members are welcome to attend the program. Thank you.
Thanksgiving Dinner is next Wednesday, November 13, 2019. If you have a student in grades 7-12 and you would like to come eat with them, please call the JR/SR High Office at 785-889-4251. RSVPs must be made by this Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The cost is $5.00 per person.
The idea of replacing the current aging Onaga Elementary School began four years ago with the previous superintendent. The Board of Education pursued the idea under the direction of the State. BBN Architects Inc. of Manhattan, Kansas was chosen as the project designer largely because of their willingness to do the required state feasibility study. A very comprehensive review of the entire campus was also performed. As was predicted, the elementary school was identified as being the most insufficient building with a strong recommendation to build new. An initial plan for a new building was designed with a cost of $21,000,000. This was viewed by the BOE as exceedingly expensive. Also during this time state aid for capital improvements was discontinued for most districts including USD 322. For these reasons the project lost traction. However, modified plans were presented periodically over the next few years. Eventually a plan was presented that the BOE felt was close to what would serve the district and would garner support from the public. At this time additional people were asked for their input and help in designing the school. Bond council was also acquired in Piper Jaffray. In all, six design and location changes were made before settling on the current elementary building plans with a cost of $7,925,000. The school is to have a brick and mortar bottom course with a prefabricated truss system for the roof. The new building is very utilitarian in its concept with few architectural features. However, it does serve the needs of the district. These needs include updated kitchen accommodations, classroom space for projected enrollment, student/staff safety, and updated code compliance and infrastructure.
Congratulations to the following junior high wrestlers that medaled at the D-West meet this past weekend- Landon Koelling- 1st Place Tatum Lara- 3rd Place Zach Peters- 3rd Place Dylan Magnett- 3rd Place
Thanks bunches to all the trunk-or-treaters for helping fill the trunk wirh goodies for the school's food bank.
The Onaga Buffalo fans, Spirit Squad, and Booster Club will have candy at the football game tonight in Beloit for those kids that will not be able to trick or treat. So wear your costume! Thanks you to all!! And of course, GOOD LUCK BUFFS!!!!
If your child sold trash bags, the orders are available for pick up in Mrs. Rempe's room at the Grade School.
Help us “FILL THE TRUNK” during Trunk or Treat which will be taking place on Halloween on the OneWay Street in Onaga. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help keep our school food pantry full! Items needed include cereal, ramen noodles, hamburger helper, Mac n Cheese, hearty soups, peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix and syrup, spaghetti supplies, or anything else you’d like to donate. Look for our white USD 322 van to drop off items and receive your Halloween candy! If you’d like to receive food, please contact Juley Kolterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no Buffalo Fun Club after school tomorrow, Oct. 31 Halloween.
All USD 322 Board of Education members are 100% in support of the bond issue for the new elementary school. Board of education members are Jeff Koelzer (President), Jessica Venneberg (Vice-President), Scott Brunkow, Mark Kopp, Tracy Meyerkorth, Marcus Weiser, and Tasha Lara. The board started the process of evaluating the state of the current elementary school in February of 2017 by having engineers conduct a facilities study. Results of the study found that it was not cost effective to attempt to repair the structural and mechanical issues with the current building. Other recent actions the Board of Education have unanimously passed are: Approval of the updated BBN Architects timeline – August, 2018; Approval of the BBN Architects project concepts refinement and referendum – November, 2018; Approval of Piper Jaffray for Bond Council – March, 2019.
Because of cold, PK-6 Halloween parade will begin at 1:30 on Thu.-will walk through the school to the old gym where local businesses are welcome to gather and pass out candy to kids. Please spread the word. Kids will ride busses and visit Redbud & nursing home after gym visit.
The OHS football game this Thursday night against St. John's/Tipton has been moved to 6pm. The game will be played in Beloit.
Our students and staff accomplished a tremendous amount within our entire district yesterday during our Leader in Me Community Service Day. Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. These are some of the common benefits of participating in a community service program: 1. Psychological benefits: Volunteering increases overall life satisfaction and helps you feel good about yourself because you are helping others. It can also help to decreases stress and ease depression. 2. Social benefits: Volunteering engages students with the community, creates special bonds with the population being served, and increases social awareness and responsibility. 3. Cognitive benefits: Volunteering helps students enhance their personal knowledge, grow from new experiences, and develop better interpersonal communication skills. It also helps students develop civic and social responsibility skills and become more aware of what their community needs. Check out many of our pictures from yesterday's activities.
Today is The Leader in Me Community Service Day at USD 322. You will see all of our children out and about serving our communities in a variety of ways. Check out this video that was shared with our students this morning before their day started: https://youtu.be/L_MWpvMm5tk
Tomorrow is Community Service Day! Please have your child wear tennis shoes or boots, older clothes, and dress warmly for the day of service to our communities. Thank you.
Red Ribbon Week 2019 begins on Wednesday October 23rd and ends on October 31st. Be sure to show your support for keeping our community Drug Free! Please take some time to talk with your kids about the dangers of making poor choices and how to “Just Say No!!” As your choosing clothes for dressing up with the different themes for each day, let your kids know WHY they are able to dress this way this week and what each day represents. Each day is a new theme to help support Red Ribbon Week and a reminder to stay drug free. Education and Prevention are our best tools to help young people stand strong in their choice to be drug free.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION DAY National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the state observe school bus safety week. School Transportation Appreciation Day is October 23. At a minimum be sure to give your bus drivers, transportation coordinator, etc. an "extra thank you". What makes school transportation personnel truly great is they are one of the few groups who go above and beyond when no one is watching and expect nothing in return. "It's what they do."
Order your TVL Cross Country Shirts here! Taking orders through 10/21 and will be delivered to the school on 10/28! https://stores.inksoft.com/tvlcrosscountry
Flu Clinic on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Forms will be going home with students and need to be returned by October 22, 2019. Forms need to be completely filled out or your student will not be able to get their shot. If you have questions, please call!
Because of Parent/Teacher Conferences there will be no Buffalo Fun Club after school the week of Oct 21-24.
During parent teacher conference week October 21-24 there is no KRR After School Program or LIFE Program. There is also no After School Program on Halloween.
Orders for TVL Volleyball Tourney are due today by midnight! Place your order online through the following link! https://stores.inksoft.com/twinvalleyvb
Change in school lunch menu: Wednesday, October 16th - taco casserole with chips, cinnamon roll, broccoli, lettuce, and mandarin oranges. Wednesday, October 23rd - sack lunch, ham and cheese sandwich, chips, veggies, and an apple.
Due to the forecasted weather on Friday, the homecoming parade will be held on High Street in front of the school, instead of downtown, starting at 2:15 pm. Following the parade, the pep rally will be held in the north gym. The public is welcome to both events. Thank you!
Due to the Homecoming parade tomorrow, it would be appreciated to have all bus messages in by 1:30 on Friday, 10/11/19.
OJH VB game time changes: Monday 6:00 @ Wetmore Thursday 4:30 @ Blue Valley Randolph
OHS Cross Country Meet @ Centralia has been rescheduled for Monday, October 7 with a start time of 4:00 p.m.
OHS Football Senior Parent Recognition will take place on 10/4/19 BEFORE the football game at 6:30.
OHS Student Council will be selling hot cocoa at the home football game tomorrow night, 10/4/19!! Please join us!
Please join us for the homecoming crowning which will take place next Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:15 before the football game against Blue Valley. In case of bad weather, the crowning will be moved to the High School Gymnasium.
This is a friendly reminder there is no school for students tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11. School staff has professional development learning activities on this day. Thank you.
Please remember... Since there is no school Wednesday, September 11th there will be no Buffalo Fun Club (after-school). See everybody on Thursday.
The after-school Buffalo Fun Club has been busy the last couple weeks. Homework time, character building, team building, and a big variety of activities. Take a look at just a couple things we've been doing. --Remember, you can still enroll your students in 4 year-old Pre-K, and 4th grade through 8th.
The OHS Volleyball team went 2-0 tonight! The ladies fought hard and played as a team. Way to be phenomenal ladies!
The Onaga Jr. High volleyball team will scrimmage the OGS/OHS staff Tuesday, September 3. The match will take place in the north gym beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will last till 3:15 p.m.
School Pictures and Sports Pictures TOMORROW! Junior High sports pictures begin @ 2:15; Senior Athletes will take an individual picture @ 3:00 for the Booster Club banners; High School sports pictures begin @ 3:30.
Buff Bash Scrimmages! 5:00 Volleyball in North Gym. 6:30 Cross Country & Football both @ Football Field. Pep Rally in North Gym when scrimmages are done. Buff Bash Dance & Booster Club supper for high school student body in OHS Commons
KRR and 21st Century After School Programs start on Monday!
KRR Literacy Integrated Family Engagement (LIFE) program has one opening left for our Fall program. Sign up deadline is August 30, first session is September 17. Contact Christy Koelzer if you would like more information.
Due to the forms being sent out yesterday, Flag Football Forms will be due in the Grade School office by Friday (Aug 23) morning. There will be no late fee. Holton Parks and Rec is offering Flag Football for students 2nd - 6th grade. If you child did not come home with a form. There are plenty more in the OGS office.
PK-6th Grade Parent Information Night is on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm. There will be 15 minute rotations so parents can make it to multiple classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!
On Thursday, August 29th an open public meeting is to be held presenting an option for what could be the new Onaga Elementary School. All patrons of the Onaga USD 322 school system, are encouraged to attend the meeting to view the current conditions of the school and provide input for the possible future grade school. Over the past year and a half, the Onaga Grade School Building Committee has been exploring the idea of replacing the current grade school. The main reason for this is the significant deterioration of the foundation and the resulting structural problems. The current building was constructed with the heating duct work built into the concrete foundation. Over time, cracks in the concrete have allowed air to escape the duct work and dry out the soil causing the foundation to settle and fracture. Mud jacking has been done in the past to correct the problem, but provided only marginal improvement. The current damage is extensive enough to prohibit repair. Visible signs of the failing foundation can be seen as cracks throughout the hallways and classrooms. Additionally, many doors and windows no longer function correctly, and a few walls are dislodging from the building due to the foundation moving. Simply put, the elementary school is coming to the end of its useful life. In addition to the structural concerns of the building, there are numerous educational issues that need to be addressed. Among these are poor instructional environments, a need for additional classrooms and work space, technology limitations, and student safety. One of the most common complaints of teachers is how uncomfortable the classrooms are. Drafty windows and doors and poor insulation make it difficult to regulate the temperature in the classrooms. This is a symptom of the failing structure mentioned earlier. Teachers often rely on space heaters in the winter to provide additional heat, and window air conditioning units in warmer months to keep rooms comfortable. Restroom plumbing and ventilation are also nuisances that the staff and students sometimes deal with. The size and number of classrooms are also a concern. Modern classrooms are often designed with more space to allow for group activities. The increased use of technology and audio-visual platforms has also exacerbated the need for more space in the classroom. In addition to larger individual classrooms, an increase in enrollment has warranted the need for more classrooms. Pre-K, kindergarten, first, second, and fifth grades are all currently divided into two classes. This classroom situation leaves little room for future enrollment increases. In addition to the classrooms, there is a need for designated space for individual student engagement, conferences, meetings, and storage. The need for technology in the classroom continues to outpace current conditions. Just as technology has become more prevalent in our daily lives, so too has it become in education. The use of the internet for communication and as a teaching tool are everyday activities for teachers and students. As technology in the classroom advances, pressure to upgrade electrical and data infrastructure will continue. The current Wi-Fi internet connections are often overloaded, and a lack of electrical receptacles makes the use of power cords commonplace. Student safety is another reality of today's education that the current grade school is unable to adequately address. Secure points of entry and safe rooms are design requirements of modern school construction that were not present when the current school was built. A secure educational environment is to be expected for our students and staff. Additionally, keeping up with current building codes is problematic of a school built in the 1950s. As the Onaga Grade School Building Committee continues to evaluate the possibility of a new elementary school, great consideration is being given to all aspects of the project. Not only are structural issues being analyzed, but educational concerns are being looked at as well. Please plan to attend the open public meeting on Thursday, August 29th.
2019-2020 District Calendars: We have a reduced number of large calendars available this year. Therefore, one calendar will be sent home to each family with their oldest child in school. The remaining calendars will be available to pick up at either the bank or the school office. Smaller pocket calendars are also available at the bank. Thank you to Farmers State Bank for sponsoring the calendars and Harder Printing for printing the calendars!
LIFE Program is moving to Tuesdays this year. The Literacy Integrated Family Engagement Program is an eight week program for families with students in grades K-3 and focuses on building bonds between parents and children and increasing literacy in the home. Share a family meal and take home a gift basket each week. See KRR Coordinator, Christy Koelzer Tuesday to sign up, or look for the enrollment form coming home.
After School Program enrollment is open for grades pre-K through 8th grade. Program Coordinators, Thelma Linck and Christy Koelzer will be at Back to School night Tuesday, the 13th 5:15 to 6:00. Find us near the main doors by the high school office. If you don't catch us, you can also look for enrollment packets to be coming home with students.
OJH/OHS Fall Sports Meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Parents and athletes will begin in the auditorium then meet with there specific sport coach.
Friday, July 26, Camp Buffalo students are going to Banner Creek to hike, play team building games, eat sack lunches, and swim. Please have your student dress in their swimsuits (wear shorts and shoes for hiking). We leave at 8:30 and return at 1:00. Cheerleaders are helping.
Just a friendly reminder enrollment is taking place today at the school from 7-7 inside the main entrance on the west side.
Enrollment is next Tuesday, July 23 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Karen Utley and Gayla Figge will be set up just inside the main doors by the auditorium. The enrollment portal is open. If you do not have a computer at home (enrollment cannot be done on your phone), please stop by on Tuesday. We will have several computers for you to use. There were a few papers in the packet that will need filled out and returned. You may drop papers and payment by on Tuesday or drop them off in the offices after August 5. We hope you all have had a wonderful summer. If you cannot remember your username and/or password, please email Karen Utley or Gayla Figge and they will gladly get it reset!
Any 9-12 grade girls wanting to play volleyball this upcoming season we will be having a camp July 15-18 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Please let Coach Justine Sperber or Coach Jordan Boswell know if you will be attending as we will be ordering t-shirts. Cost will be $6. We hope to see you there to get ready for the upcoming season! Go Buffaloes!
KRR Field Trip Friday: Parents, please be advised we may be late returning to the school by the time we go to the park for lunch after the movie. It could be 1:15 to 1:30 before we are back to school and get dismissed. We will do our absolute best to be back as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
USD 322 has just been awarded a 21st Century Grant which will allow us to offer a summer camp beginning on July 8th for K-6th grade students. The camp will be from 8am-1pm 5 days per week and last for 4 weeks. Busing to and from the program will be provided. The 21st CCLC program aligns with the district's Leader in Me initiative and focuses on math, literacy, physical activity, and character development with nutritious meals and snacks. The project director is Thelma Linck. She can be reached at email@example.com to enroll your student for the July program or by calling the district office at 785-889-4614.
If your child is taking drivers ed this summer, their last opportunity to pick up class materials before Monday’s start date is today from 10am-2pm. Enter the main entrance on west side of school and pick up materials in principal’s office. Thank you.
Drivers Ed will begin on Monday, June 17 and run from 8am-noon. More details, study guides, etc will go out early next week including a couple of times for folks to come in and pick up the needed materials. Also, a schedule of driving/dates and times as well as general class information will be included in these packets that will be picked up next week. Thank you.
Girls Basketball camps start Monday, June 3rd. Future 7-12 grade girls are from 9am to noon. Insurance fee of $3 must be paid to attend. Girls who will be in 4th through 6th grade next year are on Mon, Tue, and Wed from 1-2:30pm. Cost for that camp is $30. Hoping to have a gym full of competitors!
KRR Summer Camp kids raised over $200.00 today at our Lemonade Stands around town. The money we raised will be used to purchase food, which we are donating to the local food bank. I love that the kids are learning about community and helping those that might need a helping hand during rough times. They really did a wonderful job today! Thanks to everyone who came by to get Lemonade and support us and our community service project!
OHS boys basketball camp cancelled for tonight due to weather.
There will be an Onaga High School Boys Basketball Camp on May 28 and May 29. It will take place at 7pm at the high school. It is open to boys who plan on playing high school basketball for 2019-20.
Onaga baseball falls to Marysville 18-1 and 5-2. Tommy Kaberline hit a 2-run shot to tally the first homerun in program history. We all appreciate everyone’s help and support this season!!
PATHS is sponsoring Muffins with Mom on Monday, May 13 at 730 am in the cafeteria. Any mom, grandma, aunt, sister or any magnificent person is welcome to attend with their PreK-6th grade student.
For the OGS Field Day on Friday, the track and HS football practice field will be the locations for events. We will stay off of the main football field to avoid damaging it. Thank you.
The PATHS Spring Fling will be held in the old gym and commons area this evening from 530-7:00. Please enter the event through the west doors to the commons. Hope to see u there!
This Friday the Onaga baseball team will play their last game of the inaugural season. Please join us at the Onaga diamond at 4:30pm to cheer them on!! Posted by: Parker Feagins
This Friday the Onaga baseball team will play their last game of the inaugural season. Please join us at the Onaga diamond at 4:30pm to cheer them on!! Posted by: Parker Feagins
Both high school baseball and softball games have been cancelled today and will not be rescheduled.
Baseball team goes 0-2 today in Holton J.V. tournament. Next game is Tuesday in Onaga at 5pm vs Doniphan West.
Alverson’s and Kramer’s Kindergarten release the lady bugs they hatched.
Important Reminder: Students who are wanting to take Drivers Ed in Onaga this summer have all of the sign up/informational materials to complete and return to school by June 1. Fees are due by this day as well. They must be 14 by June 16 and entering 9th grade in the fall.
Current 6-11th grade students, you need to sign up for Free Physical Night by this Friday with Gayla. The free nights at CHCS for you are May 8th and May 14th. #BeProactive
Special congrats to Zac Fisher on his recent record-breaking field event performances. He recently broke the Junior High Long Jump record, dating back to 1976 belonging to Tim Boswell. Today he broke the Triple Jump record previously set by Joe Vance. Congrats Mr. Fisher!
OHS sweeps Troy tonight. The girls win both games over the visiting Trojans and the boys notch victory #1 in the program. Great work youngsters!
Once again, OHS students will have the opportunity to travel abroad, this time to beautiful PERU in June of 2021! An informational meeting will be held this coming Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 pm in the high school. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the trip. Please RSVP to Crystal Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org), use the QR code, or Snap code in the photo if you will be attending the meeting. If you are interested, but unable to attend, please contact Crystal Miller for details. This trip is for any OHS student, not just Spanish Club members. See you there!
Monday night, Tess Fairbanks finished up a very successful year as our FFA Northeast District Sentinel. We are so very proud of how she represented herself, family and the Onaga FFA. We are also very happy to announce that Kady Figge will be serving as the Northeast District President for the 2019-20 year. We are also very proud of how she competed and did so very well. Congrats to both Ladies. And thank you for allowing me to be apart of your success!!!!!
Tuesday, May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day. We are extremely thankful for the wonderful teachers we have in our district and will be celebrating them the week of May 6th through May 10th.
Wednesday, May 8th is National School Nurse Day, so please take time to thank our school nurse for all she does for our students.
Wednesday, April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day, so please take time to thank all of our district secretaries, administrative assistants and other office professionals for making USD 322 great!
Tuesday, April 23rd is National Bus Driver's Day, so please take time to thank our district bus drivers for doing a great job and keeping our children safe!
Driver's education will be offered in Onaga this summer. Students must be 14 by May 29 and entering 9th grade in the fall. Many more details to be announced...stay tuned.
Last day of KRR After School Program for this school year is May 2.
Onaga Baseball team falls to Mission Valley in the double-header 0-10 and 0-6. Lots of improvement shown tonight. The boys continue to get better.
CDE Results Continued Food Science- A-Team-5th Halie Jeanneret-9th B-Team-3rd Casy Myers-4th Agribusiness-A-Team-5th K.C. Koelzer-9th, Peyton Wright-10th Floriculture-A-Team-8th Vet Science-A-Team-5th Tess Fairbanks-10th
FFA Results From Super CDE Day Ag Sales- A -Team 1st in Team Sales Molly Minihan--1st, KadyJae Figge--8th Milk Marketing-A-Team-3rd Peyton Wright-9th, Katelyn VanDonge-10th B-Team-1st Joey Marten-1st, Madyson Buescher-7th, Josh Marten-8th, Mitchell Schwartz-10th
Softball wins the opener 5-0. Hustle out to get supper and watch game 2!! Go Buffs!!
Harley Smith is retiring hitters left n right! Get out to the Onaga softball field ASAP. Buffs lead 3-0 over St Mary’s JV in the bottom of the 4th
Reminder that there is no school for kids on Wednesday, April 10. It is a professional development day for all staff. Thank you.
Onaga Softball gets its first “Run Rule” in history, beating Riley Co JV 11-0 in 5 innings. Harley Smith gets the W from the mound.
A men’s wedding ring was found near the softball field. It is in the high school office for the owner to claim. Thank you.
Jr. High Track Opens Season @ Frankfort 4-4-19 competing against 6 schools. Team Placing: 7th Girls 3rd Place 7th Boys 4th Place 8th Girls 5th Place 8th Boys 3rd Place
Baseball team falls twice tonight in a double-header against Nemaha Central. Kaid Schwant crossed home plate for the first run in history. Marked improvements on display tonight, looking for more in the next 8 practices.
The Onaga High Softball game scheduled for today @ Silver Lake has been cancelled and re-scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 @ Silver Lake. Start time remains the same 4:00 p.m.
The OHS track meet for today, Thursday, March 28 at Frankfort has been cancelled. A make-up date has not been set.
This is a reminder that there will be no school on Thursday, March 28th due to the full scale crisis event training.
UPCOMING TRAINING EXERCISE IN ONAGA - A joint training exercise will be held March 27th and March 28th, 2018, at the Onaga High School. This exercise will help prepare emergency personnel to respond to acts of violence. Personnel representing local agencies including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, emergency management, and hospitals will be participating in this exercise. Additionally, citizens may see actors in moulage (makeup to simulate injuries) in the area of the schools and the Onaga Community HealthCare Center on these dates. Citizens who see a large compliment of first responders and emergency vehicles in Onaga on these dates should not be alarmed.
Buffalo baseball falls to Nemaha Central 0-9 in 6 innings and 0-12 in 5. We made many improvements from our first night out, and look forward to hosting our first ever home game on April 1st.
The softball team will be playing Rock Creek at 4pm on Monday, March 25, at the field in Flush. The baseball games on Monday begin at 430 will be played in Seneca. The field in Seneca is located at 1600 Community. It is located across the street from the hospital. Good luck!
Onaga Baseball JV debuts at Rock Creek, falling 15-0 in 3 innings and 15-0 in 4 innings. Colby Henneberg is the first base runner in program history drawing a lead-off walk. Josh Marten records the first base hit. This group is really going to be fun to watch!
Happy Spring Equinox which is today, March 20! What do you think?! Can eggs be balanced upright any day of the year, or is it only possible on the equinox? Check it out: https://www.snopes.com/
Bsb will be AT ROCK CREEK on Thursday, starting at 4:30.
I can't possibly be the only person dreading the continuity of this long, bitter cold winter. Instead of continuing to dread these bitter cold winds and knee deep snow drifts, take a look at this beautiful spring picture as you prepare for a hopefully warm spring break next week.
We have re-scheduled the author visit with Rosie Bosse for March 21, 2019.
KRR After School Program Parents: please note that we WILL have After School on March 19 and 21 (parent-teacher conference dates). We WILL NOT have it on March 27 and 28.
Due to the winter weather and windchill, Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late tomorrow morning, March 4th. No breakfast will be served.
Due to some slick areas, Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late this morning, Wednesday, February 27th. No breakfast will be served.
The FFA Banquet and Service Auction has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 19 from 630-930 pm in the Commons. Thank you.
Our Jr. High Scholars Bowl teams did well at the OTL tournament yesterday. Grade 7 placed 3rd with Grade 8 placing 4th. Here are the full results: A Team (Grade 8) 1st Frankfort, 2nd Centralia 3rd Doniphan West 4th Onaga B Team (Grade 7) 1st Frankfort 2nd SPPS 3rd Onaga
Boys season ends in Centralia tonight, falling 43-30, after trailing 32-9 at half. We are very proud of how they battled throughout the 2nd half.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th.
Due to the incoming weather, KRR After School Program Is canceled today, Tuesday, February 19th.
DID YOU KNOW.. our District Office was a 1940 WPA project? The WPA was an American New Deal agency, employing millions of people to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads. See the plaque by the front door of the District Office.
Halftime at D West Lady Buffaloes are battling, down 24-29.
Good luck to Morgan Mayginness, Vincent Lara and Kameron Henneberg as they seek to earn state wrestling berths today at regionals. Good luck to our Buffaloes!!!
The junior high dance has been postponed to a later date.
Due to the incoming weather, Onaga Schools will be canceled today, February 15th.
Onaga Schools will be starting 2 hours late tomorrow morning, February 12th. School will begin at 10:00am. No breakfast will be served.
Our USD 322 Board Meeting originally scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for Monday, February 18th at 6:00pm.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be releasing students TODAY, February 11th, at 12:00pm. Students will be fed lunch before they are released. All activities are cancelled.
There will be a make-up LIFE session Monday, February 11 at 5:15. We will have our regular scheduled session as well on Thursday, February 14.
Due to the winter weather, Onaga Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 7th.
Due to freezing drizzle and slick roads, Onaga Schools will be dismissing at noon today. All students will be fed lunch before dismissal.
The OHS basketball teams have their make up game this evening at Frankfort. JV girls begin at 4pm followed by JV boys. Varsity girls tip off at 515 and the boys tip off at 630 pm
6th Grade Leader of the Week (1/28-2/1) Vanessa Koelling likes Habit #3 Put First Things First. "I like this habit because it helps me understand what I need to do first. If