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We are still selling scrip cards at the OES office on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:45 (or 9:45-10:45 if we have a 2 hour late start). Please stop by and stock up on any cards you may need!
More information can be found on the Okoboji Scrip Overview. There are links to order forms and merchants under the Scrip Fundraiser category on the black left bar of the website.
We have several recently added Okoboji Scrip merchants:
Cali Nails – 10%
Campus Cleaners – 20%
Goodies Candies – 10%
Hill Avenue Book Co. – 10%
Mill Creek Restaurant – 10%
Royal Tan – 20%
Also…..APRIL PROMOTION: Purchase $100 Oak Hill Marina scrip card, and you will receive a free Oak Hill sweatshirt blanket and boat cleaning supplies ($50 value)! Offer valid through the end of April. Come and get yours now!
If you aren’t available on Friday mornings, drop your orders off any one of the three Okoboji school offices. They will be available for pick-up the following week. Or you can place your orders on-line at www.shopwithscrip.com. Our enrollment key is D926C19E3L48L.
Thank you for your support!!
By Gary Janssen, Superintendent
The Okoboji School Board is currently updating board policies and a few of those policies deal with how to respond to parent and patron concerns. To support the board policies dealing with this issue, the Board recently adopted a process for how we would like parents and staff to work together in asking and responding to questions and concerns.
The document outlining the process is entitled “Do You Have a Concern?” can be accessed on the district website at http://www.okoboji.k12.ia.us/ on the parent or school board tabs. The communication process asks people to always try to resolve concerns at the lowest level closest to the issue. This means following the “chain of command”, which typically starts with the teacher, then progresses to the building principal, superintendent and school board levels.
The most important thing we can all do to avoid questions and concerns is to communicate openly on a regular basis. Parents should understand how their children are doing in school and get to know their teachers (and coaches) well. We in turn have a responsibility to share information openly on a regular basis.
No matter how hard everyone tries to communicate clearly, questions and concerns always arise and misunderstandings do develop. That is a natural part of life both inside and outside of school.
The intent of adopting the “Do You Have a Concern?” brochure is to make the preferred communication process clear to everyone. Our staff wants to continue working cooperatively with our parents and patrons in meeting the needs of our students. I encourage everyone to get on our website and look at the adopted brochure. We hope everyone finds it helpful.