Woodland is starting up a NEW Square 1 Art project! Square 1 helps students turn their artwork into free stickers as well as other art keepsakes. Read on to find out more!
Governor Walz announced a change in the state’s Safe Learning Plan to allow a phased-in return of elementary students to in-person learning. Details of our plan for elementary students will be shared by January 8.
Browse our online catalog and register now to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family!
Both calendars are based on an all in-person learning mode. Each calendar has 172 days of instruction for elementary students and 171 days for secondary students.
In recognition of this important declaration, we encourage District 196 families to explore the rich history of indigenous people around the United States and in Minnesota.
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2021, for elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 10, 2021 for Valley Middle School of STEM. Applications for the School of Environmental Studies are accepted throughout the year.
The district has a process and timeline for determining when to shift to a different learning model based on multiple data points and factors.
Both calendars are based on an all in-person learning model, although the district does plan to continue to offer the 196 Digital Academy as an all distance learning option for families.
Register now for fall learning opportunities. As always, the safety of you, your family and our staff is our primary concern.
District 196 students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every school day, whether in school or distance learning at home. A la carte items available at school are not included in this program.
PayPAMS is the platform families will use to pay for meals. Meal account balances from the 2019-20 school year have automatically been transferred over.
Information about the start of the 2020-21 school year, including sample schedules, cohort assignments and an updated calendar, is now available.
MyPayments Plus replaces FeePay. Learn more about the platform, create accounts and register for activities and athletics.
Free child care will be available for all district-enrolled students (ages 5 to 12) whose parents or guardians are Tier 1 critical workers. Families must register by Friday, August 21.
Remaining balances in FeePay for food service accounts will be automatically transferred to PayPams. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities registrations, field trips and fees.
All students will attend school in person two days each week, in A and B cohorts. Cohort A will be at school Mondays and Thursdays, and Cohort B will be at school Tuesdays and Fridays.
District 196 Community Education offers learning opportunities for you and your family for engagement, enrichment and inspiration, and safety is a priority.
Free breakfast and lunch kits will be available for children, up to age 18, June 15-Aug. 14, at five District 196 schools and two neighborhood locations.
Superintendent Mary Kreger provides an update on summer programs and meals and a message to the Class of 2020, and shares remarks about the recent events in Minnesota.
There will be no distance learning May 1 and 4, however free meals will still be available. Also, students will be able to keep devices this summer.
All cocurricular activities and on-site events are also canceled. Alternate plans for graduation are currently being discussed.
Based on the addition of new safety and security improvements, the benefit of key features and our familiarity with the system, the district has decided to continue using Zoom.
The national Schoology and Seesaw support teams are monitoring the situation and working hard to minimize any disruptions to service to member districts.
We are committed to the goal of providing meaningful learning opportunities and personalized connections between students/families and teachers/school staff during this time.
Free meals will be available at five school locations or dropped off at neighborhood sites around District 196.
Transcript of Superintendent Mary Kreger's latest update to families regarding COVID-19.
In response to Governor Walz’ executive order, all of our schools and buildings are closed until at least Monday, March 30. Only essential staff will be in the buildings.
In the event schools will remain closed after spring break, the district will implement its e-learning plan. Options are available for students and staff who do not have access to reliable internet.
Grab-and-go meals will be available March 16-20, and child care is being offered only for children of health care workers and emergency personnel.
This includes all programs and activities. Teachers will not be providing instruction this week. School buildings will be open Monday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow families to collect necessary items.
Effective Saturday, March 14, all District 196 Community Education evening and weekend classes, and facility rentals are also canceled through March 29. As a reminder, all Minnesota State High School League-sponsored events, games and tournaments are canceled. We are following MSHSL guidelines in allowing practice until further notice.
District 196 schools remain open and classes are being held as scheduled. However, all school-sponsored evening activities at District 196 schools are canceled, except Community Education classes.
Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools interested in becoming involved in districtwide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district’s Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).
District 196 will continue to use FeePay through this school year and plan to have a replacement service in place for the start of the 2020-21 school year this fall.
District 196 has added text messaging to the list of ways we communicate. Parents/guardians must opt-in to receive text messages by texting “Y” to 67587.
FeePay system is back online, however Sourcewell has said families may still experience some intermittent disruptions with this transition. They have provided guidance for the most common situations that may occur.
The approval implements improvements to classroom teacher staffing and additional mental health support for students promised as part of the operating levy referendum approved by district voters in November.
Some families may be experiencing difficulties updating their FeePay accounts during the system update. We have provided a helpful solution.
FeePay and Eleyo have decided to separate their systems. You will still have access to online registration and payment for Community Ed activities and FeePay meals, fees and activities, but will now use separate systems.
From Dec. 21 through Jan. 5, all YMCA Twin Cities branches and additional locations will have The Sheridan Story bags of food available for anyone who requests it.
The District 196 academic calendar for 2020-21 has been revised to include two days off school October 15 and 16 for the Minnesota Educators Academy (MEA) conference.
Voters in District 196 approved a levy referendum question and elected incumbent School Board members Jackie Magnuson, Joel Albright and Sachin Isaacs, and newcomer Cory Johnson.
District 196 students and staff stood up for kindness and spoke out against bullying on Oct. 23 in recognition of Unity Day. The annual day is held in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month efforts each October.
Enrollment in District 196 reached a new all-time high this year and is projected to continue growing over the next several years. As of Oct. 1 there were 29,223 students enrolled.
District 196 is exceeding state averages in test scores, according to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), who today released results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series III (MCA-III) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) data.
District 196 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have all scheduled back-to-school open houses, orientation sessions and information nights that will be held in August and September.
The District 196 School Board is moving forward with plans to call for an operating levy referendum increase this fall that would allow the district to avoid up to $18 million in additional budget cuts and fund improvements to classroom staffing, increased mental health support for students and after-school activity bus transportation.
Attendance Matters is a new campaign in District 196 is giving administrators and educators a renewed opportunity to dig deeper into the reasons for unexcused absences in an effort to keep kids in the classroom.
The District 196 School Board, at its Aug. 13 meeting, approved the purchase of a 34-acre parcel of land in Rosemount as a possible site for a new elementary school. The land is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Highway 3 and north of County Road 42.