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BHS Cross Country Teams Haslanger Races
Date: August 3
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Place: Baraboo High School track

Registration
Date: August 8
Time: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
   and 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: to register online, click here

Youth Leadership Institute
Date: August 20
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

6th Grade Orientation
Date: August 22
Time: 8-11:45 a.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School large gym

6th Grade Informational Parent Meeting
Date: August 22
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Place: Jack Young Middle School
Note: this meeting is for parents of students who will be in 6th grade during the 2019-20 school year.

Join us as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures from the National Education Association.

Title: #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
Author:  Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
For: High School and adult readers
Summary:  The experience of being a Native American woman is vividly illustrated in poems, essays, interviews, photographs, and art.

COMMUNITY LINKS

The mission of Hope House is to prevent abuse and provide support to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Toll-free 24-Hour Confidential Helpline:
1-800-584-6790
Street Address:
720 Ash Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM

The Baraboo Public Library offers a safe and welcoming environment, providing area residents and visitors with confidential access to cutting edge, high quality resources.    

Riptide is a summer swim program for ages 5 to 18. Registration is open for the spring stroke clinic and summer season.

Online registration. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
August 8, 2019
Fall Kid Stop
It's that time of year! Time to register for Kid Stop for the 2019-20 school year!

Kid Stop is a program offered to all students in the School District of Baraboo grades K-5. This program is a member of the YoungStar Program and has a 17:1 student to staff ratio.

KID STOP GOALS:
  • Provide a dependable, affordable, quality child care program
  • Plan a variety of options to enhance the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of all children
  • Ensure a safe, supervised and structured activity time
  • Nurture, support and personally interact with children
  • Recognize and encourage the development of children's individual interests and talents
  • Provide homework assistance to those students who need it
  • Expand the use of school facilities to meet the growing needs of the community, including before school, after school and during the summer.
KID STOP ACTIVITIES:
We provide children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that include: outdoor play, board games, Legos, arts/crafts projects, indoor gym games, and computer time. Children are also given the opportunity to work on homework with the support of staff. A snack and milk/juice are provided.

KID STOP LOCATIONS:
Gordon L Willson Elementary: Site for students attending GLW, West, or North Freedom
146 Berkley Blvd
Baraboo, WI 53913

East Elementary: Site for students attending East or ABE
815 Sixth Street
Baraboo WI 53913

Those students from ABE, North Freedom, and West who participate in the before school Kid Stop program will take a shuttle bus to their respective schools prior to the start of the school day. Students at ABE, North Freedom, and West who participate in the after school Kid Stop program will take a shuttle bus to their program location after school.

Beginning Band Camp Starts Aug. 19
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP...
  1. Instrument/Supplies
  2. Essential Elements Book
  3. YOUR OWN PENCIL! 
  4. Sunny Disposition!
Click here to view the  Beginning Band Camp and Rental Info Letter  for rental details and supply requirements. If parents have questions or concerns, or their student has a conflict, please email Ms. Julia Lumsden at  jjlumsden@barabooschools.net.
Online Auction Closes Aug. 12
6th Grade Orientation Set for Aug. 22
There will be an orientation for all incoming sixth grade students from 8-11:45 a.m. on August 22 at Jack Young Middle School in the large gym.

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from elementary school to middle school a positive one. Eighth graders will serve as leaders and mentors to the sixth graders. The day will include large and small group activities, designed to address students' needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. 

This orientation is for students only. Students should wear comfortable shoes. Parents can drop their child off at the circular drive and have their student wait in the Commons.   If you have questions over the summer, please email Christina Olson at colson@barabooschools.net  

There will be an informational meeting for parents of students going into 6th grade from 5-6 p.m. on August 22 at Jack Young Middle School. 

We're Ready for You to Come Back! Are You?
Have You Registered for the 2019-20 School Year?
School Registration
The Baraboo School District welcomes new families to the district each year.  You can register online by using the links below .  

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Parents with returning Baraboo Students - (Click to Register)
Starting April 1, 2019, parents can log into the Parent Portal to complete the registration process for their student(s) for the 2019- 2020 school year.  Fees for your student for next school year can not be paid until after July 1, 2019. If you need help remembering your login information or need help creating an account, give us a call at 608-355-3955.  

New to Baraboo - (Click to Register)
If your family is new to the district, you can start the registration one of two ways.
  1. Register Online -  Go to Baraboo's Online Registration site and follow the process listed on the page.  (Don't use this link if you already have students attending the Baraboo School District.  Use the Parent Portal link above as this method will not require you to re-enter your information. Returning parents will just need to verify their current information).
  2. Register in Person - We have computers available for parents to register their students with the District Registrar, Kristine Snow, at the Administration Building, 423 Linn Street.  Kristine Snow is also available for registrations throughout the summer months, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Her phone number is (608) 355-3955.  
  3. School Boundaries - https://goo.gl/bXCXjw 
Thank you for your attention to this and your interest in the Baraboo School District. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
BHS Fall Sports Info!
Parents Meetings
The football parent meeting was held on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school commons.
Girls Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country and Boys Cross Country and Soccer meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00 pm in the high school gymnasium.  If you need help with registering your son or daughter for a fall sport or do not pay your fees online, please arrive between 5:15-5:30 pm.
If you cannot attend the meeting you must contact one of the coaches listed below or Renee Teasdale at: rteasdale@barabooschools.net

Physicals
  WIAA Physical Form - physicals taken after April 1 are good for the following two school years. Physicals performed before April 1 are good for the remainder of that school year plus one more school year.  

If you are in need of a physical there is an option to have a WIAA physical at Wilz Drug Store in Portage. They provide physicals at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. No appointment is needed but you must have a guardian present.

Online Registration
Beginning June 1st, registration will be open and available online. You must register online in the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus before the date of the parents meeting. You and your child will agree to the Code of Conduct, the WIAA Alternate card and Concussion forms electronically there. The participation fee of $60 can be paid online, at the parents meeting or in the HS main office.  Fees can not be paid until after July 2, 2019.

Communication
High School Athletics uses Remind to communicate directly with parents. If you have a smartphone, you are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive timely and important information via text or email. You can sign up for an account at Remind.com or download the Remind app. This is how coaches will communicate with parents. Click here for instructions regarding how to register, how to download the app onto your phone, and how to join a sport page and begin receiving messages. Another way to join is to use your phone to text the corresponding message below from your sport to the number 81010. Click here for REMIND codes.


NOTICE
Please be aware that the Badger Conference has raised high school athletic admission prices to $5 for K-12 students and adults. However, the Baraboo School Board of Education recently approved complimentary admission to BHS students who show a valid ID. In addition, the price of family passes has been lowered to $100, and can be purchased in the BHS office. Adult-only passes are available for $50.  If you have any questions, contact Renee Teasdale at rteasdale@barabooschools.net.
Free Lunches In August!

Have a 3-year-old? Join Us For Child Development Day

SUMMER Custodial & Maintenance Positions Available!

Looking for a summer job? Need flexible hours? We are hiring a number of summer custodial & maintenance positions! 

These positions will begin on or about June 10, 2019. Part-time and full-time schedules between 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday are available. 

Summer cleaning crew must be age 16 or older. Summer maintenance crew must be 18 or older and must possess a valid driver's license. Successful candidates will be able to perform medium-heavy work, exert force and lift up to 75 pounds and constantly stand and walk, with or without a reasonable accommodation.  

Applications can be found online at  www.baraboo.k12.wi.us/district/jobs.cfm. Applications can also be picked up and submitted to: District's Maintenance Shop; 1210 Berkley Blvd; Baraboo, WI, 53913. Questions should be directed to Dan O'Brien, Director of Buildings and Grounds  at 608-355-3985. 

#BarabooProud
Dear Members of the Baraboo Community,

We want you to know that we are dedicated to all students.

We are committed to upholding a community that values differences of identities, beliefs and perspectives. We are proud to support students, families and staff of different races, faiths, national origins, immigration status, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Every student and family is a valued member of our community. We continue to be dedicated to supporting the maximum growth of each student, enabling each to succeed in and contribute positively to a continuously evolving world.

Ultimately, we believe that diversity and inclusion makes us stronger as a school community.

Sincerely,

The Baraboo School District 
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