School Hours & Building Access

school front

School Hours:
School begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
Many Wednesdays are 1 hour early dismissal for teacher professional development. See the calendar for specifics.

Main Office:
1816 North 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
641-672-2440 Fax
Building tours are available upon request.

Activities Office:
1816 North 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
641-673-1985 Fax

Visitors and Building Access:
Visitors should enter the building at our main entrance which is on the west side of the high school. Visitors must check in at the office which is directly to the right of the main entrance. 

Reporting an Absence:

Call 641-673-3407

Oskaloosa Schools uses the Raptor visitor management system

This system will provide another layer of security for our students, staff, and visitors. Over the last three years OCSD has worked with local law enforcement and emergency management to evaluate and improve school safety and security. Implementation of the Raptor system is a direct result of that collaboration. 

The system will allow the office to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers requesting access to our school against national databases. This will allow us to provide a safer environment.

As a guest in our building here is what you can expect:

  • Visitors must press the button on the exterior doors to buzz into the building.

  • Upon being allowed through our exterior doors, ALL visitors will report directly to the office and present a photo ID such as a driver's license. 

  • You will scan your ID into the system in the main office. Once cleared, you will receive a printed badge with your photo on it. You will then be directed to the appropriate location.

  • The visitors badge must be worn in a visible location the entire time you are in the building.

  • While in the building, you are only approved to go to the specific locations requested. You are not to go to any other areas of the building without returning to the main office for approval.

  • When you leave the building, please return to the main office to turn in your badge and scan out.

What if I'm just dropping off something for my student at the office?

  • If you are just dropping off an item at school, and are not entering any other parts of the school, you may just drop off the item in our office and leave. You will not need to scan your ID.

Questions regarding these safety procedures should be directed to the HS main office at 641-673-3407.