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Orono is hosting a Special Olympics Minnesota Unified Basketball Tournament next Friday, January 28, at the Orono Activities Center (OAC). Schools from around the area will bring their Unified Basketball teams to Orono to enjoy an awesome day of competition. Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages . Reminder: January 28 is a non-school day for students, so please consider supporting this… Continue Reading Unified Basketball Tournament January 28 at the OAC

The January 24, 2022, School Board Listening Session registration form is now open beginning 9 a.m. Friday, January 21 through 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Please visit for more information. Registrants who completed the form within the designated window will be notified by email by 3:00 p.m. on Monday with a designated time slot… Continue Reading School Board Listening Session January 24, 2022

Please review the Safe Return to School Plan for more information on COVID-19 protocols and new isolation and quarantine guidelines . The COVID-19 Dashboard includes data (updated every Friday) and summaries from the COVID-19 Response Team. You can now order four free test kits for your family through USPS:

The state has set an open enrollment application deadline of January 15 each year. Now that the deadline has passed, open enrollment applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Students will be invited to enroll in Orono Schools on a space-available basis. Complete information is available on the enrollment webpage:  Please note that parents/guardians… Continue Reading Open Enrollment Applications

Senior Scholars Honored

On November 8, 2021, Orono Schools celebrated the accomplishments of 25 students from the Class of 2022. These students have excelled academically and earned recognition through the National Merit Scholarship and Advanced Placement Scholar programs.  National Merit Scholarship ProgramThe National Merit® Scholarship Program is a nationwide academic competition recognizing some of America’s most promising students.… Continue Reading Senior Scholars Honored

Please visit the Technology and Media webpage for information on acceptable use policy, insurance, device recommendations, the Best Buy coupon program for students entering grades 6 and 9, and more. You can email if you have questions. 

The Orono Schools Board of Education webpage includes meeting dates and times. This page will also include agendas, meeting minutes and video recordings. 

Orono Schools has revised its health and safety guidelines for summer programming and childcare based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. Please contact your child’s summer program leader if you have questions. Have a great summer!

The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 was recorded on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. We invite you to view the celebration: Congratulations, graduates!

The school year is ending, but the learning continues! Many families have expressed an interest in supporting their child’s educational growth this summer. In response, the district is pleased to be sending devices home for many students and connecting families to meaningful resources and learning experiences. Through this plan, the district can provide equitable access to the… Continue Reading End-of-Year Technology Update