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Lee el mensaje en español Per Governor’s Walz’s executive order, Orono Schools will begin distance learning on Monday, March 30, 2020. On Friday, March 27, we will post our comprehensive Distance Learning Plan online. Please see your email for important updates. If you are not receiving regular email communication, please contact

Child care is available for currently enrolled children of emergency workers (information on who qualifies available at the Minnesota Department of Education website under “Guidance for Districts and Schools” titled School-Age Care for Children of Emergency Workers: Priority Categories of Workers ) ages 4-12 and other families in our community who need care in order for parents to go to work to provide critical services. This care will be provided from… Continue Reading Notice of Childcare for Healthcare/Emergency Personnel

Haga clic aquí para recibir una notificación en español The health and well-being of our community are top priorities during these challenging times. Meals will be available to children ages 18 and younger. Please visit the Child Nutrition page for dates, times and locations to pick up meals. For each child, families will be able to pick up lunch for that day and breakfast for the following… Continue Reading Nutrition and Meal Service During School Closure | Servicio de nutrición y comidas durante el cierre de la escuela

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, students and families in K-12 should follow these procedures to pick up devices, learning materials and personal items.

Orono Schools and the Activities Center will be closed on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and by order of the governor from Wednesday, March 18-29, 2020. Orono Spring Break remains March 23-27, 2020, as planned. Detailed information from Orono Schools’ COVID-19 Response Team can be found in the Q&A for families and staff . This webpage… Continue Reading Schools and Activities Center Closed

Orono Public Schools has published a COVID-19 Q&A for families (with links to all email communication to date) and a Continuity of Learning Plan in the event of a long-term closure. 

Orono Senior, Darby Sween has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program that honors youth volunteers nationwide for outstanding volunteer service. The program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), grants Certificates of… Continue Reading Darby Sween honored for Volunteer Service by National Program

Starting in the 2020-2021 school year Orono’s school age child care programs (Early Birds, OK Kids and Club Spartan), will be combining and will be located at Orono Intermediate School. This change supports our mission that Orono students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools. School age care is… Continue Reading Orono’s School Age Care Programs to Move to IS

Success for Orono Destination Imagination Teams Congratulations to all the Destination ImagiNation teams that competed in West Metro DI Competition in Maple Grove on Saturday, February 22.  Destination ImagiNation is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving as they work in teams to solve mind-bending challenges and then present… Continue Reading Success for Orono Destination ImagiNation Teams

Orono High School Senior, Grace Berbig began Letters of Love Club last October at Orono High School.  After her mom passed away at the age of 10 from cancer she was inspired to help people who are going through similar battles to what her mom experienced.  She loves children and got the idea of create… Continue Reading High School Student Holds Gala for Letters of Love