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posted Aug 7, 2020, 9:39 AM by Bobbi Thomsen

The Orion Fall Festival Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 48th Orion Fall Festival scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Please click the link listed to view the entire announcement from the Orion Fall Festival Committee.


posted Apr 29, 2020, 6:35 AM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated May 13, 2020, 12:15 PM ]

The Orion Fall Festival has set aside funds to assist Orion School District residents with various needs during this COVID-19 crisis.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with food or other necessities related to health issues, please contact Orion Fall Festival confidentially.  Phone or text 309-781-0875 or 309-236-4155, or send a message via the Orion Fall Festival Facebook page.  

Thank you for your continued support of the festival and the families of Orion area community.

Food Service Non-Discrimination Complaint Procedures

posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:29 PM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 12:36 PM ]

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)  mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)  fax:  (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

School Wellness Policy

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:14 AM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 7:17 AM ]

Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs.  This policy shall be interpreted consistently with Section 204 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and the Healthy-Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).  The Superintendent or designee will ensure each school building complies with this policy.  Please click the file listed below to view the entire Board Policy 6:50 School Wellness.

New Board Policy 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications

posted Aug 22, 2017, 10:07 AM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 10:08 AM ]

The Orion Board of Education recently adopted a new Board policy, 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications.  The new Board policy covers free and reduced-price food services eligibility, meal charges for meals provided by the District, and procedures for negative lunch account balances.  Please click the file listed below to view the new Board policy.  

Information Concerning School Cancellations and Delays

posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:51 AM by Kyle Taylor   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 6:05 AM by Bobbi Thomsen ]

A Cartoon Snowman
If school is delayed or cancelled, staff and parents of our students will be notified via SchoolMessenger, the school district's automated notification system.  Please take the time, if you have not already done so, to create a "contact manager account" so we can be sure to send any voice, e-mail, or text message to the appropriate numbers and/or e-mail addresses.  Directions to set up a SchoolMessenger "contact manager account" are listed on multiple pages on the School District website.  

School cancellations and delays will also be prominently listed on the main page of the district's website.


This list of TV stations will also be notified in case of school cancellations and delays.  Each station is responsible for the manner in which and speed that they are able to relay the information on to their listeners and viewers.  It is our intent to release accurate information as quickly as possible.


WHBF - TV Channel 4

KWQC - TV Channel 6

WQAD - TV Channel 8


KGCW-TV "The Quad Cities CW"

Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes

posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:50 AM by Kyle Taylor   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 7:12 AM by Bobbi Thomsen ]

Cartoon ticket which reads Admi One

Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes are available at the District Office for those citizens who are 65 years of age or older and live in the Orion School District.  These passes are honored at all home athletic events (except IHSA and conference tournaments), music programs, and plays (except those requiring royalty expenses).  If you are interested in obtaining a Golden Age Pass and meet the above-mentioned qualifications, please stop by the District Office (1002 11th Avenue, Orion) to pick up a pass.  You do not need to renew your pass each year.  Once you obtain one, they are good indefinitely!

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