Fort Osage Plans and Information For COVID-19

  • January 20, 2021

    Dear Fort Osage families:

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and patience and support with the Fort Osage School District and our staff with the ever-changing educational landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As you may recall, parents were given an opportunity to select between in-person and virtual learning for second semester back in October.  As we communicated to families then, we have continued to assess the active COVID-19 cases, quarantines and substitute fill rates to determine when to begin transitioning our 5th-12th grade hybrid students to in-person four days per week.  

    All 5th and 6th grade hybrid students will begin four days per week in-person starting February 1st.  This means all Fire Prairie in-person students will attend classes in school Monday through Thursday.  Fridays will remain a virtual learning day for all 5th and 6th grade students which will allow for small group instruction and additional student support. For families who selected all virtual learning for the second semester nothing will change.  

    We will continue to monitor our active cases, number of quarantines, and substitute teacher fill rate to determine when 7th-12th grade hybrid students may transition to four days per week in-person.  After Fire Prairie, the next group of students to transition back in-person four days per week would be our 7th and 8th grade hybrid students at Osage Trail Middle School. This transition would take place no sooner than mid-February.  

    The last group of students to transition back in-person four days per week would be our 9th-12th grade hybrid students at Fort Osage High School. This transition would take place after Osage Trail and no sooner than early March.  

    Your child’s bus route, pick up and drop off time will likely not be affected when transitions occur.  If there is a change for your child’s route, you will be contacted directly by transportation.  We will not be able to guarantee social distancing on the buses, but we will take as many precautions as possible.  While on buses, drivers and students will be required to wear masks.  We will disinfect all surfaces on the buses at the end of each route.  Students will have assigned seats.  When possible, siblings will be seated together on the bus.  

    We will communicate 7th-12th grade transitions with families as soon as decisions are made.  It is our goal to provide as much notice as possible so families can plan accordingly.   

     
  • Email to parents December 17

  • Email to Parents November 24th

  • Email to Parents November 11

  • Email to Prek-4 Grade In-Person Families August 27

  • Email to Virtual Learning Families August 27

  • Email to In-Person 5-12 Grade Families August 27

  • Email to Parents August 19

  • Email to Parents August 4

  • Email to Parents July 31

  • Email to Parents July 15th

Current Learning Plan Options

Fort Osage will begin school September 8.  For details on how your student will learn please call 816-650-7000