Before School Interviews
2020-2021

Owatonna Public Schools is committed to creating strong student and family relationships and fostering a positive first experience. Students in grades K-5 will start next school year on Wednesday, September 2nd to allow time for before school interviews to take place.

Before school interviews allow teachers to meet individually for 30-40 minutes with students and parents before the start of the school year. All kindergarten students will sign up for an individual 30-minute interview conference time on either Thursday, August 27th or Monday, August 31st.  All students, grades 1-5, will sign up for an individual 40-minute interview conference time either on Thursday, August 27th, Monday, August 31st or September 1st.

Students will meet one on one with their teacher for approximately 40 minutes to learn more about them and assess their reading level. Parents will complete paperwork during this time. Following the teacher meeting, students will stop at stations to complete FASTBridge reading assessment and school pictures. Students in grades 1-4 will also complete their vision and hearing screening. The teachers are looking forward to getting to know your child better at the beginning of the year.  

Look for a letter to be sent to your home after August 8 with your child’s teacher's name and a link to sign up online for an interview time.  If you have questions about signing up for a time, please contact your elementary building office.

McKinley Office
(507) 444-8200