Quick Start Guides are being issued with the iPad and are also available online. The Quick Start Guide is also available in English, Spanish and Somali. Parents can use this guide to identify their child's password and connect the iPad to WiFi.
What happens if the iPad issued by the school gets damaged? In previous years the district offered an Optional Protection Plan for $20/device. The decision was made for this school year, 2020-21, to automatically enroll ALL iPads in this coverage at no cost to families.
This year it is more important than ever for families go into the Parent Portal and update Infinite Campus. It is essential that email addresses and emergency contact information are updated annually. Go to the Parent Portal. Click on Infinite Campus. Then follow the set up instructions.
Our eyes are a form of nonverbal communication and give helpful information about how we are feeling and thinking. A fun and easy game to play is to have your kids practice guessing emotions hidden under masks/facial coverings as you practice wearing them at home.
Here is a fun way for you to help your beautiful children to gear up for whatever this school year holds- Hybrid or Digital Academy! Take the “Back to School Kindness Challenge” from our friends at Doing Good Together.
Northview has new hours for students and staff. Students hours are 9:25-3:45. Teacher hours are 8:00-4:00.
This is part of the district’s plan to centralize our content management systems and improve communication between schools and families by providing a consistent, user-focused experience across all school websites.
School Supply Lists are now easily viewed on a mobile device. Traditional items, like disinfectant wipes, are listed but currently difficult to find in stores. Donations are appreciated, but not required.
Review this important information about free meals, late start Wednesdays, technology help, transportation and wellness checks.
Grades preK-2 will return on Thursday, January 21 and grades 3-5 will return on Thursday, February 4.
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.
Each school will share site-specific details about the change at their building. There will be no school for all preschool and elementary students only Nov. 19 and 20.
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.