Pony E-News: A new school year is just around the corner!

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August 11, 2019

Sign up now for Ready, Set, Go Conferences


Elementary parents ... be sure to sign up for your child's Ready, Set, Go (RSG) Conference. Conferences will be held on August 26 and 27. The sign-up link is on your school website.

The purpose of this conference is to help your child begin to build a relationship with their teacher and for the teacher to begin learning about your child as a student. You can learn more about RSG conferences online.

Students head back to school this week for schedule pick-up

middle school principal and student

We're looking forward to welcoming our middle school and high school students back to school this week as they stop in to pick up their schedules, find their lockers and classrooms, and reconnect with friends. Check your school's website for more details and specific dates and times.

Emergency cards are going paperless

This year we’re skipping the paper and requesting families provide emergency information about your child online. When you login to Skyward Family Access, you’ll be asked to verify your address and contact information, update the individuals listed as emergency contacts, and provide any important health information about your child, such as medical conditions, allergies or medications. As part of the new Annual Required Forms process in Skyward, you’ll also be asked to complete the new state-required ethnicity form and sign-off that you’ve reviewed the district handbook

Need a little help paying for school meals this year

lunch lady

Could you use a little extra help paying for school meals, field trips and other school-related activities this year? Families meeting federal household income guidelines may qualify for free or reduced price meals and be eligible for other benefits. 

Complete the 2019-2020 Free & Reduced Meal Applications or request an application by calling 651-351-8326. Please Note: Families MUST fill out a new application for benefits at the beginning of each school year or benefits will expire!

Students spend part of their summer creating works of art

AVID art course

More than 40 AVID students from Stillwater Area High School and Park High School (in Cottage Grove) spent two weeks together studying visual arts and earning credit toward graduation.

They created a wide variety of art projects in mediums including drawings, paintings, collages, ceramic, packing tape, and wire sculptures. They also reflected on their artistic process through writing.

Their peers assessed their work at the end of this intense visual arts class. On the final day of class the students curated their own show and invited district administration and AVID teachers to see all their hard work.

fall 2019 catalog cover

Register now for fall classes

The fall Community Education catalog is hitting mailboxes. There are 46 new offerings for adults to choose from, including drone photography, glass mosaics, Zumbini and more! We also have plenty of opportunities for kids. You can view the catalog and sign up for classes now online.

Keep up with the latest school board news

The school board met on Thursday evening. Check out the August 8 Board Notes for a summary of the meeting or watch the archived meeting video online.

School board meeting notice

The school board will hold a work session on Tuesday, August 20 from 4-6 p.m. for a presentation/discussion related to the high school Pathways Program and board priorities. The work session will be held at the Oak Park Building. See notice online.

Upcoming Events

August 20: Board work session
August 22: Board business meeting
August 26: First day of school, grades 6 and 9
August 27: 
First day of school, grades 7-8 and 10-12
August 28: 
First day of school, grades K-5
September 4: 
First day of school, pre-K