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  • Welcome to your weekly Fort Osage newsletter.  Information is updated weekly on Wednesdays.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Smith, Director of Public Relations at      


    This Just In

    Updated inforamtion on fall learning plans was emailed to parents on August 4.  If you are a parent and did not receive the email, please contact  You can find the complete details on our website at


    Around the District 


    The annual Fort Osage online enrollment has opened for the 2020-2021 school year.  Every family is required to have an annual updated application submitted before receiving their child’s  schedule and teacher information.  To begin online registration go online to log into the parent portal at  Specific instructions on what you will need can be found on our Facebook page, and information is posted on our website at  


    The Fort Osage Education Foundation is working to help families in the Fort Osage School District have a great start to the school year by providing school supplies for students in need.  Would you consider supporting the effort?  For a donation of $25 you can provide supplies to a student in need.  Can't do $25?  Any dollar amount helps reach the $10,000 goal to help over 400 students.  You can get more information or make a donation at


    The Free and Reduced lunch application for the 2020-2021 school year is now available for families to complete.  You can find the form online at


    School Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year are now available in the Fort Osage Mobile App and on our website at



    Fort Osage will continue providing breakfast and lunch for kids 18 and under throughout the summer.  Meals can be picked up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Blue Hills Elementary, Buckner Elementary, Cler-Mont Elementary, Elm Grove Elementary, McCoy Park and Hawthorne Place Apartments.  This free meal program will end on Friday, August 28.  


    Fort Osage Adult Education announces the start of online enrollment for our Fall career courses! This Fall we will offer Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Nurse Assistant both classes starting on September 1st. Please visit our website for further details and to enroll online with us!


    Around Town 

    The Jackson County Health Department is offering Back to School Immunization Clinics for families.  To make an appointment visit  On the bottom right hand side in the red box there is a link to the calendar where you can choose the day that works best and register via the link there.  Complete details and locations can be found at  These clinics will be students only opportunity to obtain their required back to school immunizations from the health department.  



    Registration for the 2020 Fort Osage Indians Youth Football & Cheer season is now open for K-7th grade students. Please visit our Facebook page - Fort Osage Indians Youth Football & Cheer and click the sign up button or click following link below to register your player and/or cheerleader!


    Looking for a food bank in your area?  The City of Independence created a new interactive map with links to known food banks, their hours, and web information where available.  You can find it and other resources at