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Our Community, Our Schools - Oct 5, 2017

We have eight great schools, over 900 incredible staff, and just over 5,000 outstanding students and numerous community education programs OurSchoolsfor residents of all ages.  We are so incredibly fortunate that our community supports our education system.  Your ongoing support helps to keep Owatonna a vibrant community.  Thanks to voter approval in 2015, we are now celebrating the opening of Owatonna Middle School and McKinley Elementary.  Both buildings have undergone major renovations to improve the learning spaces for our 21st century learners.  We are also in the process of improving Lincoln Elementary and Washington Elementary to improve the learning environments and add valuable learning space.  Our newly named "Owatonna Education Center" is home to Early Childhood Special Education and our Area Learning Center.

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District Nutrition Services Update - Nov 20, 2017

As of December 1, 2017, the Owatonna Public School District Nutrition Services will no longer be offering menu items that contain peanuts, peanut-based products, tree nuts, or tree nut-based products at the elementary and middle school levels during the school day. This change will not impact our students at Owatonna High School. This change is in response to providing a safer school environment to a growing number of students who are highly allergic to these items. This change does not guarantee that these nut-based products may not be present in our schools, so students with allergies should continue to be mindful.

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Is there school today? How to find information about school closings due to inclement weather - Dec 5, 2017

In case of school cancellations due to weather, we will again be using our "instant alert" system this year to inform parents and students as soon as a decision is made.  You can also tune into the local radio stations, TV stations and our website.  If you are a social media user, you can also follow Superintendent Jeff Elstad on Twitter@Otownsupt761 who will be tweeting information.  In addition, our Owatonna Public Schools Facebook page will also be used to get the information out to you.

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