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Just a reminder that Monday, September 28, 2020, is a scheduled Professional Day in Orono Schools. No School K-12. Students will not receive instruction on that day. Thank you. 

We are placing one of our five COVID-19 planning days on Friday, September 18, 2020, in order to fine-tune many of our health and safety plans, technology adjustments, and additional time for teacher planning and team coordination. This will be a Professional Day – No School K-12. Students will not receive instruction on that day.… Continue Reading Professional day/No School K-12 on September 18, 2020

Please visit the School Board Schedule & Documents webpage for the August 17, 2020 Agenda, dial-in instructions*, and information on submitting a public comment. Attendees who dial in will be in listen-only mode. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future Orono School Board meetings will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021—Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means—until further… Continue Reading Notice of Electronic School Board Meeting August 17, 2020

Orono Schools is grateful for the community support and technology levy dollars first approved by voters in 2002 and renewed in 2011. Because the current levy is set to expire in 2021, the Orono School Board has approved a question for the November ballot, asking voters to replace the current technology levy with a new… Continue Reading Technology Referendum Website Outlines District Need and Levy Details

At a recent meeting of the Metro West Conference Executive Committee, the conference voted to add Orono High School to its membership beginning fall 2021. New Prague High School and Waconia High School were also admitted, and will join current members Benilde St. Margaret’s, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Chanhassen, Chaska, Robbinsdale Cooper and St. Louis… Continue Reading Orono High School to join Metro West Conference beginning fall 2021

Dear Orono Activities Center Members, Thank you for your patience during this temporary closure. You may have heard that Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have issued new guidelines (Executive Order 20-74) for the re-opening of gyms and fitness centers . Here’s what you need to know: Activities Center re-opens Monday, June 15, 2020We are excited to welcome… Continue Reading Orono Activities Center Re-Opening Monday, June 15, 2020

Summer is a great time for students to read choice books that support interests and passions. Summer reading also helps maintain fluency and comprehension. Thanks to Orono’s teachers and media center staff, students can find book recommendations and more on the following websites: Schumann Elementary (incoming grades K-2, book list and bingo board) Orono Intermediate School (incoming grades 3-5, book… Continue Reading Orono Schools K-8 Summer Reading Programs

Orono Schools is committed to an ongoing effort to live, teach and build understanding of the core values defined in Orono’s Character Education program, among them: Relationships – Respecting and caring for all members of our community Inclusion – Embracing diverse and unique needs, backgrounds, ideas and talents Responsibility – Thinking before you act, considering… Continue Reading District Response to the Death of George Floyd and Racial Justice Movement

To celebrate and honor the official graduation day for the Class of 2020, Orono Schools will premiere a virtual keepsake graduation video on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Please click here for the links to (1) watch the video via YouTube Premiere and (2) download the most up-to-date Keepsake Program. The Orono School Board, district administrators,… Continue Reading Orono High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Video Airs June 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Please visit the School Board Schedule & Documents webpage for the June 1, 2020, Agenda, dial-in instructions*, and information on submitting a public comment. Attendees who dial in will be in listen-only mode. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future Orono School Board meetings will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021—Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means—until further… Continue Reading Notice of Electronic School Board Meeting June 1, 2020

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