We are focused on and committed to our students' learning.

Principal: Sue Lehna
Assistant Principal:  Michael Emerson
Assistant Principal: Jodi Stacken
Dean of Students: Stephanie Jasperson-Aagenes

Phone:  218-336-8940
Fax:  218-336-8949
Attendance: 218-336-8940 Ext. 4201

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Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served daily and will be free for all students. Lunch will not be free to all students. That means that families will need to complete the Free and Reduced-price Family application to qualify for free or reduce-price meals. Students who do not qualify for free or reducepriced meals must pay full price for lunch. Lunch prices are: Elementary Schools--$2.70 Middle and High Schools--$2.95 Students that wish to bring lunch from home and purchase milk from the school, the price for milk is $.50. 

December Lunch Menu

Lunch plate



Dear ISD 709 families, free tutoring for K-12 students is available through the CSS/ISD 709 Tutor Program. We have tutors in most grade levels and subjects. They have completed training and are ready to work with Duluth students! 

Go to this web address: https://css709tutor.setmore.com/ to book tutoring appointments.  Once there you will be able to choose the grade level needed, the content, the tutor and the time they are available. Once you book a tutoring session you will receive an email with the details of your appointment.  Appointments are online.  A link to the video conference session will be sent with the email.  

If you have any questions please feel free to email Beth LaVigne at blavigne@css.edu


Attendance Procedures & Information 

Students begin their school day at 8:45AM and end the day at 3:15PM.  

If your child is going be absent or tardy for any reason, please contact the school at
218-336-8940 ext. 4201 or email ordeanattendance@isd709.org.  For your convenience, the Attendance Hotline is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to call that day, please send a written note explaining the absence upon the student’s return. This note should include the date(s) of absence, the reason of the absence, the parent/guardian signature, and a phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached for possible verification. Failure to notify the school by phone or with a written explanation of your child’s absence will result in an unexcused absence.

Students leaving early MUST come to the office with a note before school to get a pass to leave. Due to the volume of calls each day, we ask that families not call during the day to ask for a pass to be sent. This is disruptive to the classroom and we may not be able to deliver it in time.

If the student does not have a note then the parent/guardian will need to come into the front office to sign out the student, at which time we will call the student to the office. All students coming or going during the day MUST sign in or out through the front office.

COVID-19 Resources for Families


ISD709 Student COVID Reporting Form

ISD 709 Employee COVID Reporting Form


Often Used Links


Infinite Campus

Welcome to Middle School

To all new incoming students, parents and families, we are so excited to have you join our OEMS family in the Fall. Information will be coming about 6th Grade Day Camp & 7th/8th Grade New Student Orientation

Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant Opportunities

Dare to Dream Grants: fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, & outdoors/wilderness experiences for girls in grades 4 through 12, allowing them to begin exploring the outside world and begin recognizing their own abilities, values and strengths in the process.

Let Me Play Grants: fund sport, athletic, & dance equipment or participation fees for girls in grades K through 12,  giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther—on the field and off.

Our grant application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year. 



Winter Recess, No School

All Day Event


Winter Recess, No School

Start: Dec 26, 2022 End: Dec 30, 2022

Multi-Day Event

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November 30, 2022

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Monday, November 28, 2022

November 28, 2022

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