The Oran R-III School District is located in Scott County in Southeast Missouri, approximately 140 miles due south of St. Louis, in a small town called Oran. It is a small district with 354 students enrolled in grades K-12. Teachers strive each day to help "Eagles Learn to Fly."

Oran Students Demonstrating their Oran Eagle Pride


Important Announcement
for Oran R-III Schools


The federal government has maintained a mask mandate for all federal transportation which includes school district transportation. The federal government issued an “order” by the CDC, which is different from guidance. Due to this order, the Oran R-III School District will require masks to be worn by anyone riding school buses. Please contact your child’s building principal with any questions.

Updated Food Service Information

August 16, 2021



Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that DESE has released waivers extending the Seamless Summer Option regarding our food service program. With these waivers, we, will be able to continue to provide our normal breakfasts and lunches to your child at no cost for the 2021-22 school year. I am excited to be able to offer this option to our families again. Please do not hesitate to contact your respective building principal if you have any questions.

Proud Oran Superintendent,


Dr. Adam E. Friga

Cafeteria Supply Chain Issues

Our School District, in partnership with Opaa! Food Management, is committed to serving quality nutritious meals to students and staff. Currently, the food industry is experiencing supply chain issues due to a labor shortage. Distributors are having difficulty finding enough drivers to deliver food to the schools while food manufacturing plants are having difficulty in making and packaging food due to the labor shortage. You can rest assured that a free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students. However, there may be a reduction in the number of entree choices available until the supply chain issues are improved.

Due to these issues, menus may have to be adjusted frequently. We encourage you to visit Nutrislice on a daily basis to see if a menu has been changed. Download the Nutrislice app or visit lookup.nutrislice.com to view daily menus. Opaa! has Registered Dieticians and a Culinary Team available to develop menu substitutions as needed.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please contact our Director of Nutrition Services if you have any questions.

Back to School Message

I hope everyone had a great summer, enjoyed some sun, and spent time with family. The 2020-21 school year was unprecedented in our dealings with Covid 19, but we answered the call and came together to have a great school year. I can not tell you what this school year will entail in our dealings with Covid 19, but you can be assured that we will put in the necessary work to provide our students the best education possible. The decisions we make this year will reflect our priorities, which are our people, safety, and keeping school open while maintaining a positive environment. I understand that not everyone will agree with all school decisions, but I wanted to communicate what priorities will drive our decisions. Our students matter most to us and they are our primary focus ALWAYS.

**To stay current on all Covid 19 information in relation to Oran R-III Schools, you can visit our website at www.oran.k12.mo.us and click on the Covid 19 tab**

Proud Superintendent,
Dr. Adam E. Friga


Oran Elementary 2021 Talent Show

Produced by Mrs. Gates


My Positive Post to The Oran Community

     At Oran R-III we are intentional about not only finding the good in our children but letting them know about it as well. Something important I have learned in the education business is that you do not have good kids without good parents. For a positive postal we normally contact parents to inform them of their child's latest positive endeavor and to thank them as well. Last March we were all hit with a horrific new reality known as Covid. To say it has been hard on our community, school, and, most importantly, children would be an understatement. We have worked through virtual learning, a bond project, dreaded quarantines, mask mandates, serious health concerns, and many more challenges. Through all of this, the community and parents have simply been AWESOME to work with. The words patience, grace, compassion, and support are what come to mind when I reflect on this challenging and changing experience. We are not entirely out of the weeds with Covid, but I remain optimistic we will see better days and that is due, in large part, to the GREAT community and parents we have that make up this school district that is so very special to me. In closing, I simply want to say thank you. I understand we are not perfect as no one is, but as long as we continue to focus on doing what is best for our children it will be the right thing. Thank you all and have a Merry Christmas.

Sincerely,


Proud Superintendent
Dr. Adam E. Friga

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