Before School Interviews


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 Thursday, September 5th 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 31st or Tuesday, September 5th. All students, grades 1-5, will sign up for an individual 40-minute interview conference time either on Thursday, August 31st, Tuesday September 5th, or Wednesday, September 6th.

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. 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.

Watch for an email to be sent on August 10th 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 our office at 507-444-8400.


Before School Interview Dates

Thursday, August 29th
7:40 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, September 3rd
11:40 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 5th
7:40 am to 3:00 pm