Bonduel plans in place for school year

Classes begin in Sept. 5-6

The Bonduel School District will begin classes for the 2017-18 school year Sept. 5 for high school freshmen and students in grades 4K through sixth. The remaining students will report for classes Sept. 6.

Starting and ending times at district schools will be as follows: 8:07 a.m. to 3:04 p.m. at Bonduel Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at Bonduel Middle School and 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at Bonduel High School.

All school buildings open at 7:45 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Parents are asked not to drop children off at the schools prior to 7:45 a.m., especially in inclement weather.

All visitors are required to register at school offices upon entering the buildings.

Drop off/pick up

Elementary (4K-6) pick-up/drop-off is located in the east parking lot. Parents of students in grades 7-12 asked to drop off and pick up students in the west lot of the high school, just off of Shioc Street. The middle school office is closed, and all business for seven through 12th grade should use the high school entrance and office.

The Student Services office has moved to the old middle school location on the southeast corner of the building. If your child has a scheduled IEP meeting in the 7-12 building, you can report to those doors. Otherwise, the doors will be locked and all business should go through the high school entrance.

Registration

New students can enroll in person at the appropriate school offices from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. New students must be enrolled prior to Tuesday in order for schedules to be prepared before attending classes on the first day of school. Parents of 4-year-old kindergarten registrants are asked to bring their child’s immunization records and birth certificate when registering. No documentation is needed for any other student registrant since the building principal will request the student’s records from the school district previously attended.

Registration for all returning students in grades K-12 and students already screened for 4K is available online, through Family Access, at www.bonduel.k12.wi.us. If need assistance, visit or call the appropriate building office.

Open houses

Each building will host its open house from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 30. Kobussen Ltd will have a bus and representatives on-site at the elementary school to answer questions.

Fees

Online payment of student fees, parking fees and lunch accounts is encouraged. Payments may also be made via mail or dropped off in the school offices. Waiver applications are available at the appropriate office.

Music rental: $40

Student registration: grades 4K-6, $25; 7-8, $30, 9-12, $35.

Athletic participation: middle school, $20 per sport; high school, $30 per sport.

Parking: $20. If you wish to pay online, visit the high school website.

Classroom assignments/schedules

All classroom assignments and schedules are available via Family/Student Access for elementary and high school students. Middle school class assignments will be completed by Aug. 28. If you do not have internet access or are unable to use Family Access, contact the appropriate building office (715-758-4810). Students should report to their assigned classrooms, homerooms or first-period class when they arrive at school on the first day of classes.

Meal program

Daily elementary lunch prices will be $3. The middle school and high school daily lunch price will be $3.25. All payments for any food service programs, including a la carte items, will be deposited into a family or household account rather than into an individual child’s account. All meals and a la carte items purchased by children in the same family or household will be charged to the family account.

A breakfast program is also available daily for all students. The price of the daily breakfast program is $1.25 for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and $1.75 for seventh through 12 grades.

All payments for any food service programs including a la carte items will be deposited into a family or household account rather than into an individual child’s account. All meals and a la carte items purchased by children in the same family or household will be charged to the family account.

Menus are posted on the district’s website.

Applications for free and reduced lunch rates were recently mailed to every family in the district. The application should be completed and returned prior to the first day of school. All parents, whose income qualifies, are encouraged to complete the forms, even if their children might not participate in the food service program. The district’s reimbursement for many grants and entitlement programs are based on the number of students qualified to participate in the free and reduced food service program.

Reduced lunch rates are 40 cents per meal.

Anyone having questions on completing the forms should call Brenda Staszak in the district office at 715-758-4862.

Student transportation

All families will receive phone calls with pickup/drop-off times and bus numbers/colors from their bus driver. Phone calls will be completed by Aug. 25. Anyone uncertain about transportation should call Jess Tipton at 715-758-4870 or email her at Jessica.Tipton@kobussen.com.