Mark your calendar for all-staff Welcome Back September 1

Back to School spelled out in Scrabble tiles as part of welcome back staff message

UPDATE AUGUST 6, 2021: Due to the proliferation of the Delta variant and the accompanying rise in COVID-19 transmission rates since then, as a cautionary measure, we have decided to forego the all-staff in-person “Welcome Back” event planned at Ingersoll Stadium on September 1. Rather, district leaders are working on alternate plans of welcoming back employees to the new year, with staff reporting to their required work sites instead of a central location. This change in plans will better support smaller group gatherings and allow for easier physical distancing. More information will be coming.

The following is a copy of an email sent to all district employees on June 17 announcing a Welcome Back event on September 1, 2021:

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 1 for an all-staff “Welcome Back” to kick off the 2021-22 school year. The morning will feature fun, food, district updates, and a guest speaker on promoting and maintaining student and staff well-being as we come out of the pandemic together.

Who: All OSD staff
What: Kick-off to the new school year
Where: Ingersoll Stadium
WhenSeptember 1; 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Lunch will be provided starting at 11 a.m., and employees may eat while visiting OSD department information booths on new and existing services for students, staff and families.

Note: OSD school buses will pick up staff at their schools or support buildings at about 8 a.m. to transport to Ingersoll Stadium. Employees who work at schools close to the stadium are welcome to walk to the event.

More information will be shared with each employee group in August. We look forward to celebrating the start of the school year with all OSD employees.

See you on September 1, and enjoy your summer break!