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Back to school workshop, open house set at Osakis

The Osakis Public Schools will reopen for the new year on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The annual fall workshop will be held Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2.

A special event during this year’s workshop will be a Board Retirement Recognition of Pat Hildebrandt on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Hildebrandt retired due to health reasons after serving 16 years on the board.

Monday, Aug. 31, the workshop opens at 7:45 a.m. with coffee, juice and muffins in the cafeteria.

Laura Radtke will speak on Mental Health in Schools, following the school board and superintendent’s welcome.

The day will be spent in workshops and updates on rules and regulations for the school year, faculty meetings, and meetings for paraprofessionals, special ed. team, bus drivers, and coaches.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, the staff will hear an inspirational speaker, Scott Burroughs, on Mindset and Attitude in the morning. The day includes an OEA meeting, and classroom prep time.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, First National Bank of Osakis will host coffee, juice and muffins at 7:45 a.m.

Classroom prep during the day will be followed by the elementary and high school Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served. New student orientation will be held from 5 to 6:15 p.m. that day, as well.