Volume 4 | Issue 1 | August 23, 2019
District News
Infinite Campus
Schedules, teacher assignments, and bus transportation information are now available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal . Questions about your student's schedule or teacher assignment should be directed to your student's school; however, bussing questions should be directed to Kay Larson at (414) 525-8526.

The Infinite Campus Parent Portal has a redesigned user interface. This new design now mirrors the mobile app.   Click Here for information and help to navigate the new layout.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
The 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch application and instructions are now available. Please complete and return as soon as possible to ensure processing prior to school beginning on September 3.

Completed paper applications should be returned to the district office (5000 S 116th St, Greenfield, WI 53228). A drop box is available for your convenience. If you have questions, please contact Julie DeLong, Kitchen Administrative Assistant, at 414-525-8430 or email   jdelong@whitnall.com You may also fax the application to the district office at 414-525-8401.

This information is also available any time on our website: 
Board Brief | August 19
Board briefs are simple summaries of our board meetings. Without having to labor through or wait for the comprehensive board minutes, you can access what changes the board approved at each of their meetings! The latest board brief (for the August 19 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of  our Agendas & Minutes page.
The All In Drop In
August 28 | 6 PM | HCE

The All In Drop In will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The band will perform, Flash will make an appearance, and more! Then, there will be a scavenger hunt that requires you to drop in at each of our updated buildings--Hales Corners Elementary, Whitnall Middle School, and Whitnall High School. A completed scavenger hunt means a chance to win some Whitnall merch!

If you cannot make the ribbon cutting ceremony or would rather not participate in the scavenger hunt, the buildings will still be open to the community following the ribbon cutting ceremony until 8:30 PM.

While the main parking lot at HCE will be open, if you can, please carpool! See you there!
Little Falcon Fall Dance Clinic
On September 13, the dance team will be hosting their Little Falcon Fall Dance Clinic for children in grades K-5 to attend, learn a routine, and perform at the football game that night. Please click this link to learn more!
Whitnall Youth Basketball Club
Mark your calendars! The Whitnall Youth Basketball Club 2019-2020 season tryouts are scheduled. Click here for the schedule. They've added a THIRD GRADE TEAM to the club for the first time. Visit their website at www.whitnallyouthfootballclub.com   to learn more.
Autism & Special Needs Registry
The Greenfield Police Department asks that you fill out this form , if your child should be included in the autism and special needs registry.
Hales Corners Library Offerings
Stay up to date on what’s happening at the Hales Corners Library
by subscribing to their weekly newsletter!
 
The library’s fall programs have lots of new features. Check out the flyer below!

Whitnall High School
Student Photos
Whitnall High School student photos will be taken on Wednesday, August 28 from 11 AM through 7 PM in the main gym. (Freshmen attending Transition Day on August 28 will get their photos taken as part of their day-long activities.) To pre-order your photos, go   here . Any Whitnall School District student can come to WHS to get their photo taken from 11 AM to 7 PM on August 28, if it is more convenient.
Parking Lots
Our parking lots are busy places at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. Parents and students, please be patient during pick up and drop off times. Make arrangements for extra time as the traffic patterns and routines are established.
Transition Day
August 28 from 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM is Transition Day for 9th grade students. 9th grade students will have individual photos taken, collect their technology, and learn about the daily routine of Whitnall High School. Transition Day also includes many activities to grow students’ comfort with the high school environment and ease the transition from middle school to high school.

If you have not registered your child yet, please contact Rene Freyer at 414-525-8524 or rfreyer@whitnall.com to register now.
First Day of School
The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, September 3. This is a full day for all students. Our school’s class start time is 7:45 AM, so it is advised that all students are in the building by 7:40. The school buses arrive at the high school at approximately 7:35. As in previous years, students can still enter the building’s main entrance beginning at 7:00. However, all students in the building prior to 7:35 must report to the supervised cafeteria. Breakfast will continue to be served beginning at 7:00.
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club
New booster club members may pick up their membership cards at the WFBC table outside the entrance to Falcon Field 30 minutes prior to any home football game. For those who would like to buy a membership at a football game, there will be a separate line for you. However, if you would prefer to move quickly into the game, you can purchase your membership in advance on the booster club website. Go here !
 
For our families with younger students, are you aware that your PTO volunteers are running 3 of our 4 football home game concessions? By attending these games, you not only support our high school students via the booster club, you are supporting your school as well! The middle school PTO will be running concessions for the first home game on September 6 – which is also Youth and Teacher Appreciation Night. Our second home game on September 13 (also Parents Night) will be manned by the PTO from Edgerton Elementary. And our brave crew from Hales Corners PTO will be running the show for Homecoming on October 4. If you would like to help out, the booster club has room for you too! On September 27, they are looking for a few parents to come in from 6-9:30. If interested, please go to the booster club website and click the volunteers tab. From there, click on the sign-up genius and type your name in for the 27th. Go here !
Whitnall Middle School
6th Grade Transition Day
August 28 | 7:55 AM - 3:00 PM

6th grade students will learn about middle school life, learn how to navigate a new building, meet their teachers, learn about new expectations and processes, and engage in a practice of their daily schedule. Regular bus transportation for eligible students and lunch will be provided.

If you have not registered your child yet, please contact Rene Freyer at 414-525-8524 or rfreyer@whitnall.com to register now.
Open House
August 28 | 4:00 - 5:40 PM

Come and meet Whitnall Middle School staff and drop off supplies! The reason for the unique time frame is that at 6 PM, the Whitnall School District will be having a ribbon cutting at Hales Corners Elementary for the updates done within each school building.
Supply Drop Off
August 29 and 30 
8 AM - 12 PM

For students unable to make August 28th for open house/supply drop off, the building will be available from 8 AM to 12 PM on August 29 and 30 for students to bring in supplies. If you can't make any of the days, bring everything with you on September 3rd. The building will need to close at 12 PM each day so we are able to continue to get things ready inside for our September 3rd start!
Drop Off & Pick Up
Drop Off
Just a reminder or for those new to WMS--The south side or "front" of our building where our main office is located is where our busses drop off each morning. We ask, for safety reasons, that no cars use this space until after 8 AM. Parents that would like to drop off students can do so on the north-east side using the drive through area that enters right by WHS.

What time can I drop off in the morning?
We are not able to provide daily supervision for students until 7:35 AM. For inclement weather, we will make adjustments.

Pick Up
All parent pick up should be done using our drive space off of 116th Street. Our parking lot is needed for after school activities and will often be blocked by our busses picking up.
School Pictures
Middle school students should go to the high school's gym between 9 AM and 7 PM on Wednesday, August 28 . Our photography company, VIP, will print out student IDs on the spot for middle and high school students. 

Edgerton Elementary
K4/K5 Transition Day
Wednesday, August 28 is Transition Day for our incoming K4 and K5 students. Before everyone else arrives, these students will have the chance to familiarize themselves with their new building and classrooms. Check your email for more information.

If you have not registered your child yet, please contact Rene Freyer at 414-525-8524 or rfreyer@whitnall.com to register now.
School Pictures
Our photographers will be at Back to School night on August 27 to take student pictures. We encourage you to stop in the lower gym to have your child’s photo taken. All students should be photographed for our student information system, even if you choose not to order any portraits. Please click on the link for more information about ordering. Edgerton School Portrait Information Order forms are also available in the school office. 
Back to School Night
Edgerton Elementary’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27. The schedule is as follows:

   
4:30 - 5:30 PM New Family Information Session (Main Gym)
5:00 - 7:30 PM Student School Pictures (Lower Gym) 
5:30 - 6:30 PM Classroom Visits (meet the teacher and drop off supplies)
6:00 - 7:00 PM PTO Ice Cream Social (Main Gym)

If you have any questions, please contact the Edgerton Office at 414-525-8900.
PTO Welcome Back Picnic
Save the date for Edgerton PTO’s Back to School Picnic on Friday, September 6, beginning at 3:35 PM. More details to come soon!
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
The amazing transformation of our school and property began on November 26, 2018. We will celebrate our new learning space and all of the district referendum work on Wednesday, August 28 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at HCE. The site work on our north parking lot will continue into early October.
Community T-shirts for 2019-20
Our year long theme will be shared in the fall. In order to prepare, we are requesting that each student purchase a t-shirt that will be worn on special days throughout the school year. The t-shirt will have our theme printed on it and then students will be tie-dying the color in September. The cost will be $3 per student. Sign up HERE . Remember to use your child’s NEW grade level.
PTO Updates
Take a few minutes to read the HCE PTO Scoops Newsletter linked HERE . Also, the important 2019-20 PTO dates are on the at-a-glance calendar linked HERE .
Transition Day
Wednesday, August 28 is Transition Day for our incoming K4 and K5 students. Before everyone else arrives, these students will have the chance to familiarize themselves with the building. 

Incoming four-year-old Kindergarten students will attend for the half day program per their registration. No transportation is provided for K4 students.

Incoming five-year-old Kindergarten students will experience a typical full day in school complete with lunch (provided). Regular bus transportation will be available for K5 students who are eligible.

If you have not registered your child yet, please contact Rene Freyer at 414-525-8524 or rfreyer@whitnall.com to register now.
Back to School Night
August 26 is our Back to School Night. Between 5 and 8 PM, students can have their picture taken. Here is the LINK to order school pictures.  From 5:30 - 7:00 PM, students, parents, and guardians can meet classroom teachers and drop off school supplies. The PTO will be selling HCE/Whitnall spirit wear at Back to School Night. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Interested in after school enrichment activities for your children? Outside groups that offer chess, computer coding, drama, and Spanish lessons will be available in the collaboration space in our new addition. Please visit HERE for more information.