School Dismissal Due to Adverse Weather
Should it become necessary to close school due to adverse weather conditions (snow or ice), the announcments for Oskaloosa USD #341 will be broadcast by WIBW TV 13, KSHB-TV 41, KTKA TV 49, KSNT TV 27, TV 6 Lawrence, as well as radio stations 580 AM, WIBW Radio 106.9, 1320 KLWN, 140 KAIR, 93.7, 105.9, 94 FM, News Radio 980 KMBZ-AM, Country 106.5 WDAF-FM, 98.9 The Rock KQRC-FM, 98.1 KUDL-FM, 99.7 KYYS-FM, 610 Sports KCSP-AM, Classical 1660 KXTR-AM and Kansas Public Radio. The decision to cancel school will usually be made by 6 am. If the decision is made to dismiss school early, the decision is usually made by 11 am.
School Messenger Automated Notification System
Our district uses a notification system, "School Messenger", to notify parents and students of all kinds of important information, included school closings, last minute practice and game changes, and vital reminders.
To sign up for text message alerts please text YES to 68453 from each text message enabled device that you would like to receive notifications. Because we notify parents of all kinds of information, it is very important that we keep current information. If you have questions, you may contact our registrar at sduckworth at (use@) usd341.org, or at 785-863-3237.
USD 341 District Wellness History and Plan
Schools were obligated by federal and state law to have a Wellness Plan in place by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year. The district’s new and improved Wellness Committee structure was board approved in the fall of 2009. During the 2009-2010 school year, the Wellness Committee studied current wellness needs within the school district and set goals to improve on any current need. District needs and goals were established in three main areas: Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Physical Activity. The district goals were integrated into a district Wellness Plan of Action. This Wellness Plan of Action was used as a guideline to promote healthier food and beverages choices as well as overall healthy lifestyle choices for both students and staff. During the 2010-2011 school year the current Wellness Plan of Action was launched.
Although, a few members of the Wellness Committee have changed since 2009, the structure and goals of the Wellness Plan of Action have remained basically the same. In addition, the Wellness Committee attempts to meet formally three times each school year.
In this, the 2016-2017 school year, the District Wellness Plan has entered into its eighth year. On December 1st, 2016, the District Wellness Committee met for their first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. Beverly Newton, KSDE Wellness Coach, attended the meeting to review past practices of the Wellness Committee and Plan as well as provide suggestions for Wellness Committee moving forward. Beverly Newton also assisted the district in preparing for its KSDE Nutrition and Wellness Administrative Review that was held in January of 2017. The current Wellness Plan was board approved on February 13, 2017. In addition, stakeholders will be advised on the new Wellness Plan through the KSDE KESA process during an upcoming District Site Council (DSC) Team Meeting.
The Wellness Plan is divided into three sections:
-Student Nutrition Education
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Wellness Plan.