NEED TO KNOW FOR PARENTS:
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Starkville Oktibbeha School District operates a modified school calendar which includes 180 regular school days and 13 options intersession days. The Academic Calendar includes school holidays, intersession days, 60% days and more. Click the link above to view the academic calendar for this school year.
- A-DAY / B-DAY CALENDAR
Starkville High School and Partnership Middle School operate on an A/B schedule where some classes alternate every other day. Visit the link above to find our A/B calendar for the 2023-2024 school year.
- JACKET THRIVE
Jacket Thrive offers innovative opportunities for accelerated and enhanced learning in a camp-like experience during 8 days of intersession during the fall semester, 5 days of intersession during the spring semester and up to two weeks during summer break. Click the link above to learn more about Intersession.
- SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Click the link above to access our online school registration form and learn about required residency and documents.
- SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
Click the link above for lists of preferred school supplies by school and grade.
- SCHOOL DAY OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
Click the link above to find beginning and ending times for each school as well as times for early release days. Campuses open 30 minutes prior to beginning time for carpool/bus drop-off.
- CARPOOL MAPS
Need to know how to drop off and pick up? Click the above link for campus maps and instructions.
- IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Click the link above for how to contact administrators, schools and departments.
- STAFF DIRECTORY
Click the link above for a searchable list of SOSD faculty and staff.
- PARENT NOTIFICATIONS
SOSD communicates with parents in several ways o be sure they are able to keep track of their students’ classroom activities as well as receive notification of schedule changes or emergency situations. Click the link above to find out how we communicate with parents.
- SCHEDULE A SCHOOL TOUR
If you are interested in enrolling in Starkville Oktibbeha School District and would like a school tour, please contact Haley Montgomery, Director of Communications at email@example.com or 662.615.0021.
- MY SCHOOL BUCKS
Manage your student's meal account and add funds.
- SCHOOL MENUS
Find out what's for breakfast and lunch this week.
- MEAL PRICES
Click to find out meal prices and learn more about our Child Nutrition services.
- MEAL APPLICATION
Complete your child's meal application. Qualifying applications may be eligible for free or reduced price meals, fee waivers and more. The 2023-2024 meal application will be live on July 1, 2023 and may be completed at any time.
Need more information?
Contact Haley Montgomery, SOSD Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.615.0021
Looking for needed resources and support services?
Contact Karen Robinson, SOSD Parent and Community Liaison at email@example.com or 662.324.4050 ext 151
Click here to learn more about the role of our district Parent and Community Liaison.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
RESOURCES & FORMS:
- iReady Training Guide
- Social Emotional Learning Resources
- English Language Supports
- Testing Opt-out Letter
- Request Form for Student Admission to Advanced Math Courses
FOSTER CARE ASSISTANCE:
For help with getting children in foster care registered for school, foster parents may contact:
Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Student Support Services
Stay connected to your Jacket Family by joining the following communication channels:
Visit our school pages to connect with each school's social media channels.
JOIN THE SPARK BI-WEEKLY eMAIL LIST:
The Spark is an opt-in email newsletter delivered to community stakeholders and showcases bi-weekly happenings and news from the district.
JACKET PARENT DIGEST
The Jacket Parent Digest is delivered each Thursday through our SchoolMessenger platform to each student's designated parent and guardian contacts listed in PowerSchool. It contains weekly events, student opportunities and reminders for parents. If you are not receiving the Parent Digest through SchoolMessenger, please contact Haley Montgomery, Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Right to Know
Parents of each student attending any Title I school that the parent may request, and the school will provide the parents upon request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualifications for grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other professional status that the State has waived;
- Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications.
SOSD Title I School Plans
All Starkville Oktibbeha Schools operate Title I schoolwide programs. Each year Title I schools conduct an annual Title I meeting for parents. Additionally, parents may serve on the Title I planning team for their child's school. A copy of the school plan is available at your child's school.
Students in Foster Care
Foster Care Point of Contact is Anna Guntharp.