Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Superior learning community!
Below is information intended to help answer questions that students, parents, or community members may have as the new school year approaches.
If you have questions or need additional information, we encourage you to contact your building principal or the Administration Office, visit our new website at www.superior.k12.wi.us, or find us on Facebook by searching for School District of Superior, WI.
2011-2012 SCHOOL CALENDAR:
August 15-19, 2011 New Professional Staff Training
August 31, 2011 Staff Development Day
September 1, 2011 Classes begin for students
September 5, 2011 Labor Day (holiday)
October 6, 2011 Staff Development Day
October 27-28, 2011 Designated parent-teacher conference days
November 23-24-25, 2011 Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2011 Classes resume
December 5, 2011 Staff Development Day
December 23, 2011-January 2, 2012 Winter Break
January 3, 2012 Classes resume
February 10, 2012 Staff Development Day
March 19-23, 2012 Spring Break
March 26, 2012 Classes resume
April 6, 2012 Designated parent-teacher conference day
April 24, 2012 Staff Development Day
May 28, 2012 Memorial Day (holiday)
June 7, 2012 School term ends
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SCHOOL STARTING DATES:
Prior to the beginning of the school year, parents will receive letters concerning class schedules and teacher assignments from their child’s school.
September 1, 2011 – First day of classes for K-5*, 7-8, and 9-12 grade students (Some schools have staggered starting dates for kindergarten students.
Parents will be notified by their child’s school as to which dates their
kindergartners will attend.)
September 2, 2011 – Elementary, 6th grade, and 9th-12th grade students attend classes (no classes for 7th-8th grade students)
September 6, 2011 – All students attend classes
* Many of the elementary schools have planned a first day celebration/orientation for September 1st.
The purpose of these first day celebrations is to encourage and enhance families’ positive involvement in their children’s education. Activities may include Kindergarten Round Up for students who were unable to attend in the spring, parent/teacher conferences, and classroom visits throughout the day.
Students who qualify for admission to District schools must present a birth certificate, immunization records, and other appropriate documentary evidence. Children must be registered by their parent(s) or guardian(s).
Guardians must present proper certification of legal guardianship and, when applicable, a parent is to provide a copy of any custody arrangements.
Students transferring from another school district should present a grade report card from the previous year and the name and address of their previous school.
Students should register at the school nearest to their residence or at the District Administration Office.
SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULES:
Classes in most elementary school buildings begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.
The exception is Lake Superior Elementary School; classes at LSE begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Classes at Superior Middle School begin at 8:15 a.m. Students are dismissed each day at 2:50 p.m.
Classes at Superior High School begin at 8:10 a.m.; warning bell at 8:05 a.m. Students are dismissed each day at 3:05 p.m.
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Superior Community Preschool (SCP) Schedule:
• Cathedral School SCP begins September 1, 2011. (8:00 a.m-11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)
• Four Corners (8:45 a.m.-11:20 a.m./12:35 p.m.-3:15 p.m.), Great Lakes (8:45 a.m.- 11:20 a.m./12:05 p.m.-2:45 p.m.) and Cooper (8:45 a.m.-11:20 a.m./12:35 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.) will have Meet and Greet on September 1. SCP classes begin on September 2, 2011.
• New Horizons Children’s Center (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.), Superior Children’s Center (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.), Noah’s Ark Daycare (8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m./12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.), YMCA (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) and University Children’s Center (8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m./12:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.) will begin SCP classes on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
• Head Start SCP classes start on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. (8:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m./12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION/BUS SCHEDULES:
The School District of Superior provides bus transportation for all students who live two or more miles from the School.
Bus schedules and routes will be sent to parents prior to the start of the school year.
Questions should be directed to the Director of Transportation at 715-394-8706.
Students will ride only assigned buses and will board and depart from the bus at assigned bus stops. Students will not be permitted to ride unassigned buses for any reason other than an emergency, except as approved by the Principal.
A change in a student's regular assigned bus stop may be granted for a special need, if a note from a parent is submitted to the building Principal stating the reason for the request and the duration of the change and the Principal approves.
Students who are riding to and from school on transportation provided by the District are required to follow some basic safety rules which are provided to all students who ride.
This applies to school-owned buses as well as any contracted transportation that may be provided.
The driver is responsible for student safety and may assign seating or direct the student in any reasonable manner to maintain that safety.
Videotapes on School Buses
The Board of Education has authorized the installation of video cameras on school buses for purposes of monitoring student behavior.
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If a student is reported to have misbehaved on a bus and his/her actions were recorded on a videotape, the tape will be submitted to the Principal and may be used as evidence of the misbehavior.
Since these tapes are considered part of a student's record, they can be viewed only in accordance with state and federal law.
Penalties for Infractions
A student who engages in misconduct on a bus shall be subject to discipline and may be deprived of the privilege of riding on the bus.
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION:
The School District of Superior prepares and serves hot breakfast and hot lunch in all schools.
A nutritious meal of foods children like is provided either free or at a low cost.
Breakfast is free every day for each student, no matter what the family income is. We encourage you to have your child participate.
Free/Reduced Eligibility Forms:
Forms are mailed to parents’ homes in August. Please complete and mail the form to Food Service at the Administration Office.
Students who qualified for free or reduced lunches last year will retain eligibility until this year’s applications are processed.
Lunch Prices Breakfast Prices:
Elementary Students Daily - $1.60 Daily – Free
Reduced Price - $.25
Middle School Students Daily - $2.00 Daily – Free
Reduced Price - $.25
High School Students Daily - $2.00 Daily – Free
Reduced Price - $.25
Payment for school meals can be mailed to: Food Service, 3025 Tower Ave, Superior WI 54880.
We also accept VISA/MasterCard or pay on-line at www.superiorkidz.com.
HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION:
All children must have completed immunization records on file at school.
This is in accordance with state regulations.
The school nurse conducts an audit in the fall to determine if all students are in compliance with these regulations.
Parents/guardians will receive notification, which we ask you to respond to, if their child is not compliant.
Please contact the school nurse who services your child’s school if there are questions.
Students may receive immunization free from the Douglas County Health Department.
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Emergency Data Forms must be filled out and signed by the child’s parent or guardian.
The purpose of the Emergency Data Form is to:
1. Provide direction to school personnel regarding an emergency which dictates immediate medical attention for the child during school hours.
2. Provide direction to school personnel regarding safe transport home in case of emergency closing of the school.
3. Provide contact numbers used in SchoolMessenger.
Please note: Every avenue possible will be utilized to locate parents or guardians.
If they cannot be located, the individuals designated on the Emergency Data
Form will be notified.
If a medical emergency arises and a child must be transported to a hospital, the Emergency Data Form, signed by the parent, will act as authorization to provide immediate medical treatment.
Please contact the school office immediately if there is a change in emergency information during the school year.
Doctor and Dentist Appointments:
Please notify your child’s teacher if your child must miss school for doctor or dentist appointments.
This will be an excused absence.
Appointments usually do not require more than a half day. If possible, appointments should be made for after-school hours.
Use of Medications:
Before any prescribed medication or treatment may be administered to students during school hours, the school must have the written prescription and instructions from the child’s physician, and written authorization of the parent/guardian.
Before any non-prescribed medication or treatment may be administered, prior written consent of the parent is required.
Medications will be administered according to district guidelines.
Students are not to bring non-prescription medications to school for self administration or for distribution or sale to other students.
Only medication in its original container, labeled with the date if a prescription, the student’s name, and exact dosage will be administered.
All medication will be kept in a locked storage
The School District of Superior has implemented participation fees for the following extra and co-curricular activities: Basketball, Football, Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Basketball/Football/Hockey Cheerleader, DECA, Drama, FBLA, FCCLA, Forensics, Harvard Model UN, Mock Trial, Pom Pon, Special Olympics, and VICA.
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VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: All District facilities have been equipped with video surveillance cameras for the purpose of monitoring student behavior.
VISITORS: The School District of Superior welcomes and encourages visits to school by parents, other adult residents of the community and interested educators.
All visitors must register and pick up an identification badge in the main office.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS are posted on the district website (www.superior.k12.wi.us) and at K-Mart, Walmart, and Target Stores in Superior.
School Principal Phone
Bryant Elementary Kate Tesch 715-394-8785
Cooper Elementary Brett Brodeen 715-394-8790
Four Corners Elementary Jack Jarnis 715-399-8911
Great Lakes Elementary Cindy Magnuson 715-395-8500
Lake Superior Elementary Mark Howard 715-398-7672
Northern Lights Elementary Robyn Deshayes 715-395-6066
Superior Middle School Richard Flaherty 715-394-8740
Superior High School Kent Bergum 715-394-8720
Administration Office Receptionist 715-394-8700
Superintendent’s Office Janna Stevens 715-394-8710
Curriculum Office Mary Anne Korsch 715-394-8714
Student Services/Special Education Dr. Kathy Hinders 715-394-8704
PK-5 Special Education Mike Werner
Health and Safety Saranae Thimm, RN 715-394-8712
Information Technology Dr. Andrew Mork 715-394-8711
Human Resources Monica Tikkanen 715-394-8719
Business Office John Amadio 715-394-8716
Buildings and Grounds Gary Niemi 715-394-8705
Food Service Jeanne Hopkins 715-394-8707
Transportation Tom Geisler 715-394-8706
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