Baraboo School District
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First Day of School
Date: September 1, 2020

No School - Labor Day
Date: September 7

Picture Day - JYMS
and BHS
Date: September 10

Picture Day - GLW, ABE, NF, East
Date: September 15

Picture Day - West
and BELC
Date: September 23

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:
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 27, 2020
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Virtual Open House Was A Hit!

The School District of Baraboo was so excited to welcome students back to school with this year's virtual Open House on Tuesday! We are happy that many of you were able to participate. 

If you were unable to attend, staff elementary school slides and videos are still available on our website at Click on the link to the school you or your student will be attending and find your teacher. Many of our middle and high school staff have also created slides and videos, which can also be found on the virtual open house page on our website. In the event that you wish to speak to a teacher, please email them directly. Staff email addresses can be found at
Face Coverings Required for In-Person Students
For a printable version of the Face Covering 4-Step Response Protocol or to see the full protocol, please click here.

Remember to wash cloth masks and other face coverings regularly. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following for how to wash face coverings.
Washing machine
  • You can include your cloth face covering with your regular laundry.
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering.
Washing by hand
  • Check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection. Some bleach products, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing, may not be suitable for disinfection.
    • Use bleach containing 5.25%-8.25% sodium hypochlorite. Do not use a bleach product if the percentage is not in this range or is not specified.
    • Ensure the bleach product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
    • Ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) of 5.25%-8.25% bleach per gallon of room temperature water or
    • 4 teaspoons of 5.25%-8.25% bleach per quart of room temperature water
  • Soak the mask in the bleach solution for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the bleach solution down the drain and rinse the mask thoroughly with cool or room temperature water.
  • Make sure to completely dry the mask after washing.
To-Go Meals Available for Virtual Students
For a printable version of the Food Service for Virtual Learners information, please click here.

Draper Street Under Construction
As in-person students and staff prepare to return to school, please be advised that Draper Street is currently under construction until the beginning of November and, as such, traffic will only be allowed one way. To assist you, our recommendation is that families use Madison Street to access Draper Street to drop off and pick up students at JYMS and BHS. Please review the map below to identify the "no parking" streets, temporary "no parking" streets, student drop off/pick up areas, and bus pickup during school hours.  

Jack Young Middle School: The south side of the school, also known as the circle drive, isn't accessible for student drop off and pick up due to the referendum project and revitalization of JYMS. There is a turn-in area to the north of the building and another adjacent to JYMS on the west side of Draper Street for students to drop off and pick up. Please note that the North Parking lot at JYMS is CLOSED from 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. to all non-emergency traffic.  On Wednesday the parking lot will be used as a bus loading zone from 1:00 - 1:30pm. No traffic will be allowed into the parking lot during these times. We will be utilizing this space as a way to ensure social distancing of students prior to entering the building. This has traditionally been a dangerous time for students on foot as traffic through the parking lot has been heavy. Please contact the Middle School office 608-355-3930 to discuss individual student needs that this may impact. 

We value community partnerships and are committed to a strong tradition of support between school and community. Please contact the BHS or JYMS administrators if you have any questions or need assistance. Click here for a printable version of this information.

Olson Receives Presidential Award (PAEMST)!
Please help us in congratulating Baraboo High School teacher Karen Olson, who has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)!

The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science.

Each awardee will receive a certificate signed by the President and a $10,000 award from NSF. Awardees will also travel to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony at a future date.

For more information about this year's Presidential Awardees or information about the annual nomination and application process, please visit

Welcome Back Letters
Each school is preparing a "Welcome Back" letter with information and instructions specific to that school. Letters can be found on our website by clicking here

Included in the "Welcome Back" letters are information on:
  • Open Houses
  • School Supplies
  • Drop Off/Pick Up Times
  • Busing
  • Sample Schedules
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Attendance
  • and more!
Please review the "Welcome Back" letters for your school/your student's school(s). Questions can be directed to the main office in each building.
Return To School 2020 Plan
The Return to School plan includes information the District's COVID-19 protocols, rules and guidance. 

Teaching and Learning Plan 2020
Last week, administrators presented the following video to the School District of Baraboo Board of Education on the District's teaching and learning plan for both the virtual and in-person learning models for the 2020-21 school year.

Boys and Girls Club After School Program

School Supply Lists
The School District of Baraboo will provide a water bottle and two face coverings for all 4K-12 students. In addition, the district will provide all 4K school supplies.

The school supply list pertains to students in both the Virtual and "New" Normal learning models.

Baraboo High School teachers will let their students know of any special supplies needed for classes within the first week of class.


The Great Steak Feed of 2020

Vera Bradley Back-to-School Supply Drive


The School District of Baraboo is currently hiring for a variety of different positions, including Educational Paraprofessionals, Food Preparers, Custodians, Guest (Substitute) Teachers, and more. If you know of qualified candidates please encourage them to apply! 

Detailed job descriptions and application instructions for current job opportunities can be found at

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