Fatima will not be in session Friday (Nichols students must attend Nichols). Fatima will be in session to make up the snow day taken Jan 16. Nichols is not in session Mon.

As the threat of winter weather approaches, please be sure you are familiar with snow routes, and that you know how to access school closing announcements, etc.

* Information regarding snow routes can be found under the DISTRICT tab above.

* To receive notifications regarding school closings, the use of snow routes, early dismissals due to weather, etc., follow the Text/Email Alerts link located at the right.  School closings will be announced on radio and TV stations as well.

REMINDER:  If for any reason a JH or High School student must ride a bus different than what is normally taken, the student MUST have a note from a parent outlining exactly what bus the student is to ride, and where the student will be getting off.  The student must present the note to an administrator, the administrator will sign the note and return it to the student. The student is to present the signed note to the bus driver.  Without a signed note, the bus driver will not allow the student to board their bus. Please note the stop must be a regular bus stop - drivers will not make additional stops.

School Board

Anyone wishing to file as a candidate for the Osage County R-III School Board must file in the Superintendent’s Office, 143 East Main St., Westphalia, Missouri between December 12, 2017 and January 16, 2018.  Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Filing will not occur on days the Superintendent’s Office is closed.  Our office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018.  There are two positions open for three year terms.



Due to student supervision issues, students are not allowed to enter the building prior to 7:30 AM.  Students are not to arrive at Fatima prior to 7:30 AM - doors will be locked until that time. Please be advised staff members arriving prior to 7:30 AM will NOT allow students to enter prior to 7:30.

Students are not to stay after school unless in a SUPERVISED activity (utilizing the supervised library, club meeting/event, tutoring, etc.). Due to a supervision issue, students are not allowed to stay after school until game time, etc.  They are required to go home, and return at an appropriate time prior to the start of the event.

Students caught loitering in hallways/classrooms unsupervised before/after school will be subject to disciplinary action.


2017 - 2018 School Year: 8/16/17 to 5-16-18

Semester 1 - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Thursday, December 21, 2017 (85 days of attendance)

Quarter 1:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017 (43 days of attendance)

Quarter 2:  Friday, October 20, 2017 - Thursday, December 21, 2017 (42 days of attendance)

Semester 2  - Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (89 days of attendance)

Quarter 3:  Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018 (44 days of attendance)

Quarter 4:  Monday, March 12, 2018 - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (45 days of attendance)



The “Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative” is being implemented in Schools throughout Missouri. This initiative is a new approach to understanding and working with symptoms of chronic interpersonal trauma and traumatic stress across the lifespan.  Osage County R-III Staff will begin receiving Professional Training during the school year and it is continuing throughout year in preparation for the rollout of this initiative.  

Please follow the link below to visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Trauma Informed Schools website and find out more on the “Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.”




In the event school is canceled due to bad weather, the following scheduled non-attendance days will be utilized to make up the days taken:

Make-up day for snow day #1 - Monday, January 15, 2018 - Not Used

Make-up day for snow day #2 - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Make-Up January 16th Snow Day

Make-up day for snow day #3 - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Make-up day for snow day #4 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Make-up day for snow day #5 - Monday, May 21, 2018

Make-up day for snow day #6 - Tuesday, May 22, 2018




The cost for HS and Elementary Breakfast will remain at $1.25 per meal.

Elementary Lunch - $1.95 per meal

Junior High and High School Lunch - $2.20 per meal

(School is in session 174 days)

An application for free/reduced meals will be sent home with every student on the first day of school.  All families are strongly urged to apply for Free/Reduced meals as all qualifying students greatly benefit school funding. 

Preschool Information:



Parents of HS Students: 

When your child turns 18 they must sign an Authorization to Disclose Information to Parent/Legal Guardian to allow us to release information to you (attendance, immunizations, course schedule, grade reports, progress reports, discipline, etc.).   Please talk to your child and make sure they understand without the signed document on file, we will be unable to provide you with information after they turn 18. 

View the High School Daily Bulletin located under the High School tab for information specific to JH and High School.


OSAGE COUNTY EMERGENCY INFORMATION: Stay up to date on all emergency information involving Osage County!  While our websites are fairly static, our Facebook page is updated frequently with emergency information such as hazardous weather,  boil water advisories and other related information.  Find us on Facebook…. Osage County Emergency Operations Center, 911 Dispatch Center or www.osagecountyema.com and www.osagecounty911.com.

Osage County Smart911




Link to Fatima Schools Google map.