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UPCOMING EVENTS
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BHS Blood Drive
Date: March 2
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Place: BHS gym
Note: Please email advisor Jamie Collins at 
jcollins@barabooschools.net if you are willing to donate and be someone's hero! 
Students can donate with a signed waiver at ages 16 and 17 and without a waiver at 18.

Solving the Vaping Crisis: A Community Conversation
Date: March 3
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Place: Boo U, Giese Lecture Hall, Room A104 (1006 Connie Road, Baraboo) 

Statewide ACT Test
for Juniors
Date: March 3

Parent Resource Group's Resource Fair
Date: March 4
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: This event is for families with middle or high school students with disabilities

Let's Talk Drugs Free Dinner and Panel Discussion Event
Date: March 5
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: East Elementary Library

BEA School Board Candidate Forum
Date: March 11
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Place: Baraboo High School Commons

Phase III JYMS Ground Breaking Ceremony
Date: March 12
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Place: JYMS
Note: Can't attend? Watch it LIVE on Facebook!

Elementary Summer Academy Registration Opens
Date: March 13

District-Wide
Family Literacy Night
Date: March 19
Place: Baraboo High School

Spring Break
Date: March 23-27

West/GLW Family Math Night
Date: April 2
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: GLW

Food For Kidz Mobile Food Packing Event
Date: April 4
Time: 9-1:30 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School
Note: To donate or volunteer, contact Heather Wood at hwood@barabooschools.net

4K Registration
for 2020-21 School Year
Date: April 8
Time: 7 a.m - 4 p.m.
Place: East Elementary School

No School
Date: April 10

BHS Fine Arts Night
Date: April 22
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Place: BHS commons

WWPA Family Fun Night
for BELC, West & GLW
Date: April 28
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Place: Baraboo High School

West Stay and Play
Date: May 4
Time: 3-4 p.m. 
Place: West Kindergarten Center

BELC Spring Sing 
Date: May 7
Time: 5:30-6 for AM classes and 6:30-7:00 for PM classes
Place: Baraboo High School

Date: May 21

Memorial Day - No School
Date: May 25

West Spring Sing
and Family Picnic
Date: May 27
Time: Spring Sing - 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Family Picnic - 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. 
Place: West

BHS Graduation
Date: May 29


TO NOMINATE:

To nominate a student for the BHS Senior Spotlight, email a brief write-up with the student's first and last name and an explanation of why you are nominating the senior to Holly Henderson.

Submissions must include at least one photograph.

Please enter "SENIOR SPOTLIGHT" in the subject field of the email.

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
February 27 , 2020
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JYMS Celebrates February Fling
On Feb. 17th the Jack Young Middle School Student Council hosted the February Fling, a week-long celebration including dress-up days, pie-in-the-face raffle and culminating an all-school assembly where the different grade levels battled it out to see which class would be the February Fling Champions.

The assembly featured different wacky games in which students from each grade competed to earn points. The grade with the most points at the end won the traveling trophy and the  February Fling glory! This year's winners were the 8th graders!

Throughout the week students were able to buy tickets at lunch for a chance to pie their favorite staff member in the face! During the assembly, volunteer staff members drew one name from their bucket; that student got to pie the staff member! All proceeds from the Pie-In-The-Face Fundraiser were donated to the Sauk County Humane Society. JYMS Student Council was able to raise $250 for the Humane Society!


Summer Kid Stop
All elementary school children entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall will be eligible for the 2020 Summer Kid Stop Child Care Program.  Summer Kid Stop is located at Gordon L. Willson Elementary School and is available weekdays from 7:15 AM to 5:45 PM starting on Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, August 14th.

Registration for the summer program begins on Monday, March 9th. Registration information may be found on the District website (please print off and submit), at all elementary school offices, or at the East or GLW Kid Stop sites. ALL forms ( including immunization information ) must be completed each time you register for Kid Stop.  One registration form per child please. If your child will be taking medication during Kid Stop hours, please request an "Authorization to Administer Medication" form. Return your signed and completed forms along with the registration fee and June tuition.   You may turn in your completed forms at East or GLW Kid Stop or may scan them to pgavin@barabooschools.net.

NF Challenges Students and Staff to be the "I" in "KIND"
North Freedom Elementary students and staff celebrated "Random Acts of Kindness Week" last week by doing something special each day. Student council members read the daily morning announcements with a message coinciding with that day's kindness message. 

In the main hallway a decorated box was placed containing slips of paper with Random Acts of Kindness suggestions that students could perform. Students were encouraged to grab a slip anytime they walked by this box during the week.  Students and staff were also encouraged to have their picture taken in front of the "Put The I In Kind" display in the front hallway. 

Also as part of Random Acts of Kindness Week, North Freedom buddy classrooms teamed up to create table tents for Coffee Bean Connection in Baraboo. Older students wrote quotes about kindness on the tents and then worked with a younger buddy to decorate them. Just another way to spread kindness into our community!

A special assembly was held on Friday, Feb. 21st, where each student received a t-shirt with the message: "Be Kind. All The Cool Kids Are Doing It." The shirts were purchased with a grant North Freedom Elementary received from Thrivent. Lieutenant Eric Van Den Heuvel took a school picture with a drone and explained to the students how it operated. 

A special thanks to Mrs. Andreasen for applying for the grant and facilitating the purchase of the shirts and Lieutenant Van Den Heuvel, our Baraboo Community Connection partner, for taking the picture. It was a great week at NFE!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Aidan Lohr
This week's Senior Spotlight is on Aidan Lohr! Aidan was nominated by Ms. Michelle Tiber in honor of his successful swim season, wrapping up with two first place wins at the WIAA State Swim meet in Madison on February 21. Aidan won the  100 freestyle with a time of 45.67, the fourth fastest time in state history. Aidan also won the 100 backstroke with a time of 48.05, setting a new Wisconsin state record. Aidan will continue his swimming career at the University of Iowa in the fall. Congratulations Aidan!

JYMS Students Participate in National History Day
Twenty-seven eighth grade students from Jack Young Middle School took part in the Regional National History Day event in Madison on Feb. 22nd, 2020. Fifteen students were selected as state finalists and will go on to represent their school at the state competition, which takes place at the University of Wisconsin - Madison on April 18th, 2020.

National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual  theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is "Breaking Barriers in History." Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances.

The regional event is the second step in a competition cycle that can take students from the school level to regional, state, and national competitions. The school-level competition took place at JYMS on January 22, 2020. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they complete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition.

Students who are moving on to the State Competition include:
DOCUMENTARY: 
Lorelie Drinkwater and Nevaeh Cady - Mills vs. Board of Education: Breaking Barriers for Special Education

EXHIBIT: 
Annelise Hilke and Emily Sefkar - The Equal Rights Amendment: Attempting to Break Barriers for Women

PERFORMANCES: 
McKenzie Kelly and Ella Klink - Fall of the Berlin Wall: Breaking Barriers Between East and West
Gavin Hintze, Taylor Hulett, Zoe Johnson, Kylee Thompson - The Stonewall Riots: Breaking Barriers for LGBTQ Rights

WEBSITES: 
Will Davies and Tyler Poker - Birmingham Children's March: Breaking Barriers for Civil Rights
Brady Johnson, Grayson Lutz, and Hunter Tikkanen - The D-Day Invasion: Breaking the Atlantic Barrier

Students who were chosen as Alternates to the State Competition include:
DOCUMENTARY: 
Caitlyn Frank and Maddie O'Leary - The Green River Killer: Breaking Barriers in Criminal DNA Technology

PERFORMANCE: 
Claire Hittman - The White Rose Society: Breaking the Barrier of Nazi Oppression

Additional Students who competed at Regionals include:
Austin Ramos, Jacob Hangar, Taiya Shafer, Shayla Shulz, Leo Wagner, Jake Orkfritz, Bethany Jarvis, Ella Terry, and Abby Hinze.

Participation in the program continues to grow with more than 500,000 students participating annually across the nation. The National History Day program in Wisconsin is coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Boys Swim Ends Season with Awards Night
Baraboo High School held an end-of-the-year Awards Night for the Baraboo Boys Swim Team on Monday, Feb. 24. 

The team had a stellar season with several school records being broken, including: 
200 Medley Relay - Aidan Lohr, Jacob Laux, Mitchell Hamm, Ethan Klingenmeyer
200 Individual Medley - Aidan Lohr
100 Free - Aidan Lohr
100 Backstroke - Aidan Lohr
100 Breaststroke - Jacob Laux

The team also recognized members for their hard work in and out of the water by nominating and selecting them for the following awards: 

Jakob Lemke, Most Valuable Teammate
Max Statz, Captains Award
Connor Kleist, Most Improved Swimmer
Alec Schmelzer, Rookie of the Year
Aidan Lohr, High Points
Nic Riesterer, Got GRiT
Isaac Brewer, Team Spirit


Congrats on a great season, Boys Swim Team!

4K Students Explore with Chemistry
Recently, Ms. Paige's morning Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative 4-year-old kindergarten students at St. Clare enjoyed exploring the properties of baking soda and vinegar as they created "bubbly hearts." The children sprinkled baking soda onto hearts and then used eyedroppers to drop vinegar on it, resulting in a really awesome reaction! This activity was designed to strengthen fine motor and listening skills, while also practicing using descriptive vocabulary.

East 4th Grade Holds Vocab Parade
The fourth grade students at East Elementary School held a parade on Friday, Feb. 14. A vocabulary parade, that is! 

For six weeks during their literacy intervention, the students were learning unfamiliar words and using context clues to figure out the meaning of vocabulary words. The culminating activity was a vocabulary parade. The students dressed up as a word and their classmates tried to figure out what word they were representing. Some of the word costumes were: baristas, satellite, edible, horizontal, astronautical and sunset. Their costumes were incredibly creative and they had a blast trying to guess what words the students were representing while learning new words!

Sheriff Lunches with GLW Students
On Monday, Feb. 24th, the Gordon L. Willson Kindergarten Community Connection partner, Sheriff Chip Meister, came to enjoy lunch with the kids. The five and six year-olds LOVED this special time with the Sheriff. Meister also read the students a story, spoke with them about emergencies, and discussed all of the employees and officers that support him in Sauk County. 

BHS and JYMS Students Compete in SkillsUSA Regional Competition
Baraboo High School's SkillsUSA Chapter sent three students and Jack Young Middle School sent 10 Robotics Club members to the Regional SkillsUSA Competition at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton on Friday, Feb. 21st. 

The following students competed from Baraboo High School
High School CO2 dragster: Willem Pointon 
Related Technical Math: Jonathan Pierce; 2nd Place
Technical Drafting: Darren Byl 

The following students competed from Jack Young Middle School
Robotics Urban Search and Rescue:  Gavin Hintze and Justin Weihert; 3rd place
Robotics Urban Search and Rescue:  Lyric Goelzer and Aaron Miller; 2nd place
Team Engineering Challenge:  Tessa Stanley, Elina Voronecky, Claire Wiler; 2nd place

Congratulations to all of our SkillsUSA competitors; the District was well-represented!


West Students Awarded for BEE-ing Great!
The West Kindergarten Center continues to reinforce positive student behavior with students in different ways each day.  We recognize Jerron Falcon, Jazzmin Kearns, Anna Gates and Greysen Bebensee for last week's BEE Great Award at West. These students have truly exemplified the West Cool Tools of "Being Respectful, Being Responsible, and Being Safe."  

Each week, West staff recognizes a different student from each classroom for this awesome recognition. Thank you to our families for all of their continued positive support at West!
Thank You KOC for Sponsoring East Community Outing
East Elementary School students from Mrs. Bildsten's and Ms. Moldenhauer's class participated in a community outing to Thunderbird Lanes Bowling Alley on Feb. 13. The students and staff would like to thank the Knight's of Columbus for the special donation for community outings. Everyone had fun bowling and visiting with new and old friends.

ABE BCCC Featured in Chamber Review
Al Behrman Elementary School's fifth graders in Mrs. Bromley's class were featured in the Baraboo Chamber of Commerce's March 2020 Chamber Review for their Baraboo Classroom Community Connection partnership!

The Baraboo School District Strategic Plan includes expanding community partnerships as one of our top priorities. At the elementary level, we are entering our seventh year of the Baraboo Community Classroom Connection (BCCC). The BCCC concept matches each elementary classroom with a community business or service provider. We have established approximately 60 partnerships with BCCC each of the past 6 years.  

Our BCCC partners make a minimum of three contacts throughout the school year with their classroom.  At each grade level, the nature of the contact might look different. With younger students, the community person might visit the classroom to read and complete projects. In the upper grades, a visit may also involve collaborating with students on student work or projects. In addition, there are opportunities to share information about the partner's field of work and how it impacts this group of students, or share what skills and characteristics students may need to be employed in their field of work in the future.   

Our goal of BCCC is to enhance learning within the classroom and to connect to our community. We hope to inspire potential career options for students, while emphasizing essential qualities or skills which make people successful in the workforce. 

JYMS Students Become Doctors For A Day
Mrs. Parsons 8th grade Medical Detective students at Jack Young Middle School completed a unit that simulated the process a doctor goes through to diagnose a sick patient. Students gathered symptom information from their patients and researched possible illnesses. They grew bacteria from a patient's medical lab. Once they identified the bacteria, they tested three different antibiotics to see which medication to prescribe.  

4K Registration On April 8
The 4K registration for the 2020-21 Baraboo Early Learning Cooperative (BELC) program will begin on April 8th at East Elementary School (815 6th Street) between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  

Reminders will be sent in the mail in March to all families currently on the district census. If you are new to the area, you are encouraged to contact District Registrar Kristine Snow at 608-355-3955 or ksnow@barabooschools.net  to ensure your family is on the 4K mailing list. 

Registering on April 8th greatly assists the district to plan accordingly for the fall. At registration, parents are encouraged to bring immunization records, proof of residency, and a copy of your child's birth certificate (or another formal document citing the birth date of the child). It is not necessary to bring children to registration. Parents will have an opportunity to indicate their preferences for possible 4K locations or sessions. Confirmation of location and times will be mailed to parents in late June. 

After April 8th, 4K registration continues by meeting with Kristine Snow at 423 Linn Street in Baraboo during the work day.  Please find additional 4K information for the 2020-21 school year on the District 4K website.  

Contact Dr. Chris Olson, BELC/West Principal at 608-355-3906 or cdolson@barabooschools.net with any 4K questions at any time. 

Click here to view the BELC Frequently Asked Questions in English or Spanish.

Elementary Summer Academy Registration Opens March 13
The Baraboo School District's Elementary Summer Academy summer school program is going into its fifth year with an enrichment focus, offering a variety of K-5 hands-on and engaging courses where math and literacy are integrated throughout. Summer Academy creates meaningful learning opportunities that help decrease the summer academic slide, or the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year, that many students can experience during the summer months.

Summer Academy is open to any students  who are currently in  K-5 grades during the  2019-20 school year  and who live within  the Baraboo School  District attendance  area, and will be held  at Al Behrman Elementary (ABE), located at 400 Mulberry St., Baraboo. Classes are held June 10-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 2 and July 8-10. All Summer Academy courses are free, including free breakfast from 7:30 - 8 a.m. and free lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Families can enroll their child/children in 1, 2, or 3 courses starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13th, 2020. The registration link will be emailed from the school district's Infinite Campus system. 

The Baraboo School District is asking all families to work with their K-5 students to have consistent and regular Summer Academy attendance within the full 4-week Summer Academy session. Please contact Dr. Chris Olson at cdolson@barabooschools.net or 608-355-3906 with questions.


Click below to view the Summer Academy course descriptions
Baraboo Backpack Project
The Backpack Project is now accepting applications for this friendly, supportive and confidential program. 

Applications are available by clicking here.  Income guidelines are provided on the application, as well as other qualifiers such as severe debilitating illness, grandparents raising grandchildren and foster families.

Donations of school supplies, backpacks and monetary donations are being accepted. To donate or if you have questions, contact Becky at 608-963-8230 or email  hivebiz@centurytel.net.
INDOOR POOL INFORMATION
Registration for Spring Swimming Lessons Set for Feb. 25
The spring Swimming Lesson schedule is out!

Registration begins Tuesday, February 25 for March-April sessions.

FEE:
$40.00 for residents of the Baraboo School District
$65.00 for residents not living in the Baraboo School District

REGISTRATION BEGINS: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020  
From 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-8:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

PROGRAM LOCATION: 
JYMS Middle School Indoor Swimming Pool

**Registration is limited - Must pay when you register, in person.
** Dates and times may be subject to change       
** Pool # 355-4665 (please ask for Heather Wood)

To view the class schedule, times and dates, please click here.
Lifeguard Registration Opens Feb. 17
Registration for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course at the Baraboo Indoor Pool will open Feb. 14.

To enroll, you must be at least 15 years of age before the last scheduled class and you must be able to demonstrate the prerequisite skills on Sunday, March 14th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. at the Baraboo Indoor Pool. Cost to enroll is $200.

For more information or with questions, please contact Aquatics Director Heather Wood at 608-355-4665 or hwood@barabooschools.net.

Click here for information on class times and dates and prerequisite skills: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pyjxy_gNNJexKJZGPUve9tOXKx6YP-rFF3cfGws5-Oc/edit?usp=sharing

Upcoming Indoor Pool Classes, Lessons and Open Swim Info
The Baraboo Indoor Pool is gearing up for a new run of classes, lessons, and open swim! 

  • Masters Adult Stroke Clinic
  • Water Aerobics
  • Aqua Jog
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Aqua Barre
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Pool Fees
  • Aqua Barre Fit
UPCOMING EVENTS
BHS Annual Blood Drive

BHS Athletic Information for Spring Sports
UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC EVENTS
Spring Sports Practice Start Dates:
Boys & Girls Track - March 9
Softball - March 16
Girls Soccer - March 23
Baseball - March 23
Boys Tennis - March 30
Boys Golf - March 30
Spring Break - March 23 - 27

High School Spring Sport Parents Meeting
The Spring Sport Parents Meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2020 in the BHS Gym. There will be no general session this season. Sport meetings will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you need help registering your child or paying fees you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. If your son or daughter was out for a fall or winter sport you do not need to register online again. Just sign up with the coach or Mrs. Teasdale.  If your child was not out for a fall or winter sport, you will need to register your child in the Parent Portal , under the HS Spring Sports Registration Link .  Fees can be paid online or with a check or cash in the high school office.  If you are not sure if your son/daughter will need a physical, please contact Renee Teasdale at 355-3940, Ext. 2022.

WIAA Physicals
WIAA physicals are based on the date of April 1. Physicals dated prior to April 1, 2018 are no longer valid.  Physicals dated on or after April 1, 2018 will be good for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.  Physicals are good for TWO SCHOOL YEARS , not two years from the date of the physical.
Vaping Talk at BooU

Resource Fair for MS and HS Families with Students with Disabilities

SAVE THE DATE: Let's Talk Drugs

Basketball Nation
School Board Candidate Forum

JYMS Groundbreaking Set for March 12
The Baraboo School District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction work planned for Jack Young Middle School on Thursday, March 12 starting at 2:45 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the middle school, at 1531 Draper St, Baraboo, WI.

The groundbreaking is open to members of the public, with representatives from the District Administration, School Board of Education, and the District's architectural and construction partners - CG Schmidt and EUA -- in attendance to help mark the milestone occasion.

The planned construction work at the middle school to modernize learning environments, improve infrastructure, and expand common areas at the aging middle school, was approved by District voters in a 2019 referendum. EUA, the project architect, and CG Schmidt, the construction manager, have been working closely with the District since the passage of the referendum to finalize designs for the school.

Unable to attend? Watch it LIVE on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/OnwardBSD/

Food For Kidz Fundraiser
SAVE THE DATE: Family Literacy Night
SAVE THE DATE: Food for Kidz 
Time to Nominate: Teacher of the Year
The School District of Baraboo has announced the opening of nominations for the Excellence in Education Award (EIEA) and the Distinguished Elementary Teacher Award (DETA) programs for the 2019-'20 school year.  

The EIEA award is sponsored by the BHS Graduating Class of 1956 and the DETA award is sponsored by Andrew Hauge, who grew up in Baraboo and attended Baraboo schools. The Class of 1956 and Andrew Hauge have established an endowment fund with the Greater Sauk County Community Foundation for the purpose of financing all costs associated with the award programs. The purpose of the award programs is to recognize and honor outstanding teachers in the Baraboo School District who have distinguished themselves as exemplary classroom teachers and who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and dedication to the young people of the Baraboo community. The winners of these annual awards will be announced near the end of the current school year at a special award ceremony.

The winner of the awards, who will be chosen by a five-member Selection Committee of retired teachers, community members and school district officials, will receive a framed honorary certificate and a stipend of at least $1,000 to be used for a professional development or educational enrichment activity which will enhance the teacher's knowledge, skills and classroom effectiveness. In addition, the winning teacher's name for the EIEA, which is given to a secondary teacher in the Baraboo School District, will be engraved on a large bronze plaque which hangs in the Media Center of Baraboo High School. The plaque is inscribed with a tribute to the former teachers of the Class of '56 who, "taught, guided and inspired" them during their years at Baraboo Junior High and Baraboo High School.

To be eligible for these awards a teacher must be:
  • Licensed and certified by the State of Wisconsin 
  • Employed as a full-time teacher by the District
  • Planning to return as a full-time teacher in this District for the next school year
The Selection Committee will judge candidates based on the following criteria:
  • Mastery of sound classroom instructional skills
  • Use of initiative, creativity and innovation in teaching techniques
  • Motivational and leadership skills with students and colleagues
  • Involvement in school organizations and activities
  • Involvement in professional organizations, seminars and continuing education
  • Positive relationships with superiors, colleagues, students and parents

The School District is now seeking nominations for the Excellence in Education Award and the Distinguished Elementary Teacher Award for 2020. Nominations may be made by a teacher colleague, an administrator or a parent of a school student. Nomination forms may be obtained on the District's website: www.baraboo.k12.wi.us or at any district school building. Submitting a nomination will also require that the nominator write a letter in support of the nominee. Guidelines for writing such a letter will be included with the nomination form. Nomination forms, including letters of support, must be sent to Glenn Bildsten at Baraboo High School, 1201 Draper Street, Baraboo, WI, 53913 by Friday, March 13, 2020, to be valid. 

Be Up-To-Date on School Closings
Winter weather is coming!

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on school delays or closures due to inclement weather conditions. If the decision is made to delay or close school, we w ill publish that information to our district social media sites. Make sure to follow the district on FacebookInstagram , and  Twitter  for the latest updates.

Messages will also be sent directly from our Infinite Campus (IC) system. We develop school closing messages in three ways: email, text message, and automated phone calls using the parent and guardian contacts we have on file in our IC student  information  system. If you have not recently reviewed your IC contact preferences, we ask that you do so by following the directions at the end of this communication.

Delay and closure announcements will also be posted on our  district website.

Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult. These decisions are made with the safety of our students, families, and staff as our primary priority. We appreciate your ongoing support as we work to keep everyone safe.
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Keep your phone number and email address up-to-date to receive the latest news on weather-related school closings, delays and early releases! To edit your contact information  in infinite campus:
  1. Go to www.baraboo.k12.wi.us/
  2. Under the "PARENTS" tab, click on "Parent Portal" and enter your log-in information for Infinite Campus (IC)
  3. Click on "Household Information" on the left-hand side of the screen to update your home address and phone number
  4. Click on "contact preferences" to update your email address.
  5. Need help? Call 608-355-3955
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
NOW HIRING: Summer Maintenance Staff
The district is seeking candidates for the following summer maintenance positions.  

Custodial Student Helper - must be 16 or older. Starting wage is $10/hour.
Custodial Adult Helper - must be 18 or older. Starting wage is $12/hour.
Maintenance Helper - must be 18 or older. Starting wage is $12/hour.

The perks:
  • 40 hours per week
  • Weekends off
  • No nights
Applications can be found online at  www.baraboo.k12.wi.us/district/jobs.cfm or at the District Maintenance Shop; 1210 Berkley Blvd; Baraboo, WI  53913.

Pay Rate Increase for Guest Teachers!
The School District of Baraboo is hiring guest (substitute) teachers for all levels (4K-12).  The compensation rate has increased to $120 per day! Former teachers that have retired from the School District of Baraboo will receive a compensation rate of $140 per day.

Candidates must either be a teacher or substitute teacher licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). For information on how to apply for a substitute teaching license, please visit the DPI website.

Interested candidates should apply through the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) or by completing an employment application and submitting to Human Resources. More information can be found here:  baraboo.k12.wi.us/district/jobs.cfm


Lamers Bus Lines Seeking Drivers and Bus Monitors!
Lamers Bus Lines is seeking additional school bus drivers and b us monitors. 

Becoming a driver is a great opportunity for individuals looking for work before or after school, and becoming a bus monitor is great for those looking for after-school work. It's also a great job for parents of students in the District because:
  1. There are no nights or weekends for route drivers
  2. Drivers get summer vacation and snow days, just like the students
  3. If your child is in any sports or activities, you can get paid to cheer them on and support the team by driving the team bus
Lamers Bus Lines will provide drivers with complete paid training and teach you everything you need to know about driving a school bus.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested to help us ensure that our students get to school, sports, and activities on time each day. 

Questions may be directed the Lamers School Bus Office in Baraboo at 608-448-4851 extension 2.  Apply online at GoLamers.com/careers.
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