By Jessica "Hutch" Hutchison
LCO Ojibwe School Superintendent
This week we started the 2nd quarter of school, hard to believe we are already approaching November and the cold weather season. Here are some important reminders regarding school operations during the winter months:
Severe Weather Procedures
School Administration, together with the Transportation Director, check weather forecasts and road conditions in advance of closing school due to inclement weather. In the event that the decision is made to cancel classes due to weather conditions, efforts will be made to notify parents and guardians as soon as possible.
The decision to cancel school based on current or forecasted weather will be made by 6:00am and will be based primarily on local road and weather conditions.
If weather conditions become, or are likely to become hazardous while school is in session, the decision to release students will be made, with at least 90 minutes of notice provided to parents and guardians. The Boys and Girls Club does not open in the event of an early closing of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School. Students will be sent home on their regular bus routes.
The decision to delay opening school will be based on current or forecasted weather conditions and will be made by 6:00am.
K-12 News to Celebrate!
● 41 high school students made the B Honor Roll, 37 middle school students made the Honor Roll and 63 3rd through 5th grade students also made the Honor Roll.
● 12 students and their instructors from the Indigenous Coders class just returned from the AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
● We continue to have a number of students that are achieving weekly perfect attendance. Jean Barber the Truancy Prevention Coordinator has been handing out weekly and monthly treats and other incentives for these students in grades k-12. For the year our school wide attendance rate for all students is 86%. Our goal is 90% so we are getting closer but we would like to encourage parents to do their best to get their child to school unless they are sick. Communicating with the office is the best way to avoid truancy citations.
Upcoming Dates of Importance
November 11th Veterans Powwow
November 13th, No School, Veterans Day Observed
November 17th, Early Release
November 20th-24th, Thanksgiving Break
November 27th, classes resume