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Falling For Conservation in 5th Grade Volume 6, Issue 2

Serving our students, parents, and our community

District Newsletter

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Fall Edition 2011-12

Hillside Elementary students Howard Knutson and Madysen Greenwold participated in the St. Croix County Conservation and Environmental Awareness Speaking Contest held in Baldwin, Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 13, 2011. Elementary grade students from all over St. Croix County competed in the contest. Madysen spoke about how oil spills effect our environment. Howard spoke about how composting can help conserve our soil.

Congratulations Howard Knutson and Madysen Greenwold!

Inside this issue of the District Newsletter: A Note from the Superintendent Child Development Days - November 3 & 4, 2011 Toothless Apple Sampling S.A.F.E Youth - Thank you for your support! NRHS Presents... Little Shop of Horrors Food Science Around Town Meet Your New Teachers! Official School Board Meeting Minutes Community Education is Proud to Present 2011-12 Annual District Policies and Notices

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A Message from the Superintendent Our current school year has begun very well. Students School Enrollment

and staff have settled in to their normal routines and we have lots of exciting things taking place in and outside of our buildings. Changes Coming the District Newsletter

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We will be adjusting the schedule of the District Newsletter to a quarterly publication in an effort to conserve resources and also re-direct some of those resources in an effort to improve our communications with the community, parents, students and staff. The District Newsletter will continue to be published at a minimum of four times per year not including our back-to-school issue. To further improve our ability to communicate in a timely, more effective manner some of our resources will be directed at improving the district website so it is more user-friendly, information is more current for parents, staff, students and other members of our community. Our goal is to have a revised, updated and more effective website available sometime in January, 2012. Parent & Staff Survey Results This past spring the Board conducted a survey of parents and staff regarding the operations of the school district. The Board has used the results of those surveys to help it develop goals for the District for the coming school year. The survey results demonstrated concerns for more and different methods of communication with parents and staff, concerns with bullying, continued concerns with improving student academic performance in all academic areas, specifically reading and math; critical thinking and problem solving skills; academic expectations, clarification of the District’s mission, staff development, character education, and financial management of the school district. Board goals for the current school year will include objectives which center around developing activities and concentration on improving the school district’s performance in these areas as well as continuing efforts that have an ongoing focus for improving the school district. The results of the surveys can be accessed on the District’s website if you wish to review them in more detail.

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The District’s student enrollment at the beginning of the school year was up significantly from the previous school year. Student enrollment in the four-year-old Kindergarten program grew from 217 to 243 students. The Morrie Veilleux, Superintendent early childhood special education program enrollment decreased from 20 students to 10 students. Enrollment in grades K-5 declined by four students, enrollment at the middle school increased 40 students and enrollment at the high school enrollment increased by one student. Overall, our student membership grew from 3,098 students to 3,154 students or an increase of 1.71%. Building Enrollments as of September 17th Hillside Elementary

564

Paperjack Elementary

287

Starr Elementary

536

Total Elementary Enrollment

1,387

New Richmond Middle School

672

New Richmond High School

842

Early Childhood

10

4-year-old Kindergarten Total District Student Enrollment

243 3,154

The district’s enrollment/membership count was recorded on September 16th as required by the Department of Public Instruction. The September enrollment count is one of two counts taken during the course of the school year. The other is taken on the second Friday in January. Listed below are the enrollments in each one of our school buildings. The enrollment count includes 75 students who open enrolled to the school district this year, but does not include the 78 District resident students who open enrolled out to other school districts. The difference between the two counts, three students, increases our membership count to 3,154 for revenue limit and state aid purposes.

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A Message from the Superintendent - Continued The student enrollment count in September is converted to a full-time equivalency (FTE) membership count. The corresponding number is then used to calculate the revenue limit for the current school year budget. State statues delineate the FTE value of each student. Early childhood students count .5 FTE, 4 Year-old Kindergarten students count .6 FTE and all other students in grades K-12 count 1.0 FTE. Using these values and the enrollment data taken from the September membership, the FTE count for September is calculated as follows: FTE Membership Count Membership Category

Number

FTE Value

FTE

Net Open Enrollment

3

1.0

3

Early Childhood

10

.5

5.0

4 Year-Old Kindergarten

243

.6

145.8

Grades K-12

2898

1.0

2898.0

Total Students

3,154

3,052 (Rounded Up)

The school district sponsors summer school activities for students. Summer school enrollment is also part of the calculation to determine the school district’s revenue limit and state equalization aid for the next fiscal year. Summer school enrollment final membership count was up from the previous school year. The summer school count increased slightly to 75 FTE. Revenue limit calculations allow the school district to count 40% of the summer school FTE. The calculation for the current fiscal year would 75 FTE x .40 = 30 FTE. Combining the summer school FTE of 30 and the September 16th FTE count of 3,052 gives the district an FTE count of 3,082 for revenue limit calculation purposes in setting the tax levy, which is an increase of 43 FTE. Because of the change in the Newsletter publication dates the District’s equalized land values and projected equalization aid were not available when this article had to be submitted prior to the printing deadline. I will review the calculation of the district’s tax levy for the 2011-12 budget year in the next issue of the newsletter. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about school district operations or activities please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Morrie

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Full-time Equivalency Membership Count

Summer School


Child Development Days - November 3-4, 2011 1. Educate families concerning typical child growth and development. 2. Develop community awareness of resources available in the areas of education, childcare, medical/health and family support services. 3. Identify children that may need intervention services prior to school start (i.e.: hearing/vision)

Your child will be encouraged to participate in a play

All families that live in the School District of New setting where social, communication, motor and early

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Richmond with children whose birthdays fall between 2/13/08 and 2/4/09 are invited to participate in Child Development Days held at the New Richmond WITC on November 3rd and 4th, 2011. Also invited are families with pre-kindergarten children who are new to the district or who have not participated in the past.

Child Development Days is a type of child find activity as well as a time for families to learn more about child development and meet school district specialists. Child Find is a term used in state and federal law regarding a school district’s responsibility to locate children with educational disabilities within their districts. School districts in Wisconsin are mandated by law to locate, identify and evaluate all resident children with disabilities, including children attending private schools or those attending their school under open enrollment. To do this all schools in the St. Croix County area have screening programs to help them locate children with educational disabilities. Screening programs can be formal and informal. Formal programs may include an early childhood or kindergarten screening process. Some schools in St. Croix County use the Child Development Days Model. The Child Development Days Model is an interagency collaborative effort. This interagency collaborative screening model is designed to meet the following three goals:

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learning skills will be observed. Your child’s hearing and vision will be screened. You will also meet with an interviewer who will discuss any questions you may have about your child’s development. Parents have the opportunity to speak with school psychologists, speech therapists and/or early childhood educators concerning the current status of their child’s development. There will be information on NR4Kids, the School District’s community based 4-year-old kindergarten. Many handouts on various areas of development are available for parents to take. Also, parents are able to learn more about resources in the community. Children may also receive a free item(s) from the event as well. Flyers will be distributed to area preschools, agencies and businesses in October. Letters will be sent to every known family with a child of eligible age. Beginning October 17th you may call 243-7470 for an appointment. If you have concerns regarding your child that is younger than 2 years, 9 months, call Birth to Three Early Intervention at 246-8248.

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School District Recipient of Knights of Columbus Donation The School District of New Richmond's

Special Service Department is grateful for funds donated from the local Knights of Columbus Council 2845. The group annually raises funds from Tootsie Roll sales in the community for donations to local government and non-profit agencies assisting individuals with disabilities. Don Schoenherr, Grand Knight, presents a check in the amount of $928.50 to School Superintendent, Morrie Veilleux and Director of Special Services, Sue Curtis. The funds will be used to purchase iPads for use in special education classrooms.

It’s That Time Of Year - Flu Season! Go Tigers!

Staff roll-up their sleeves to keep students, families, and self healthy this season! New Richmond Middle School teacher Anna Young (pictured) was one of many staff members to attend the Flu Vaccine Clinic held at the District Office.

Toothless Apple Sampling! First grade students at Hillside spent the morning at Maple Leaf Apple Orchard. Not only were they able to learn more about how apples grow, but also what happens with them once they are picked. Students were able to pick tons of apples, go on a hayride around the orchard, and watch the apples being polished. What a great experience!

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A Blast From The Past - Starr Elementary students visit Camp 9 School First Grade students from Starr Elementary recently visited Camp 9 School at the New Richmond Heritage Center. The students got the chance to experience first hand what it was like to be students in a one-room schoolhouse long ago. The children compared the things that have changed to what has stayed the same in school today. Some of the students even “dressed the part� of children long ago. It was a wonderful experience for our first graders.

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Thank you to the New Richmond Heritage Center for your great presentation!

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S.A.F.E. Youth - Thank you for your support! S.A.F.E. Youth has been busier than ever with

recent projects and developments! S.A.F.E. Youth now has an incredible 60 plus members who are continuing to raise awareness about and reduce underage drinking in our community. We have recently adopted a stretch of highway along 65 south. Check out the signs on your way in or out of town! We are also launching our second yard sign campaign. Our first campaign two year ago was such a great success. Signs are available at the New Richmond High School and at the New Richmond police station. Businesses, families and community members, feel free to pick one up and proudly display your support!

(l to r) Bailey Matthys, Alyssa Johnson and Zach Schoepke at the homecoming football game

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Also, coming up this month, members will be taking their official oath to be alcohol free in front of their peers and parents. They will vow to make a positive difference in the lives of others and pledge their commitment to the mission of S.A.F.E. Youth! Thank you to members, parents, and the community for your support.

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(l to r) S.A.F.E. Youth parents Kris Thomas, Bill Olson, and Karen Johnson

At the homecoming football game, members and their parents greeted spectators with flyers about myths and facts about underage drinking as well as coupons for free admission to an athletic event.


Whatever you do...don’t feed the plants! - NRHS Presents Little Shop of Horrors

New Richmond High School is proud to present...

somebody—an overnight celebrity sensation. Ellen Junko as Audrey, the shop girl is the not-so-secret love of Seymour’s life who transforms from a pushed around girl with a past to the heroine of the show. River Simpson plays the struggling Mr. Mushnik who loosens up as he oversees the transformation of his down-and-out business—its inventory consisting of a few dried-out, “fresh-cut” flowers—into a glitzy boutique brimming with brilliant floral displays. The story line is moved

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday, November 11th at 7:00pm, with a second performance Saturday, November 12th at 7:00pm, and a final performance Sunday, November 13th at 2:00pm. All performances will be in the New Richmond High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 General Admission—for additional information, please call Mr. Schroetter at (715) 243-1723.

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This November, New Richmond

High School will be performing Howard Ashman’s and Alan Menken’s hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, based on the film by Roger Corman, and screenplay by Charles Griflith. Known for catchy songs such as “Suddenly Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” and the title song, this show has become a toetapping, laugh-out-loud stage smash that spoofs its very own beginnings as the 1960 low-budget, sci-fi, horror movie. Howard Ashman’s story requires a load of energy from a cast that can sing, move, and sell the unsympathetic caricatures we love. Little Shop celebrates Motown and doo-wop pop in a story that makes reference to murder, love, and botanical genius. Seymour is a sad schmuck who works in a failing flower shop on Skid Row; he’s in love with the beautiful Audrey, a co-worker who’s dating a semisadist. Just as everything’s turning to mulch, Seymour’s potted plant starts developing a peculiar appetite and the real fun begins.

Chorus for Little Shop of Horrors are: back row: Justin Zeller, second row (from left to right): Gus Franchere, Christina Green, Heidi Germain, Megan Wefel; front row (from left to right): Marissa Meitzke, Susan Kilian, and Audrey Dekock.

along by singer-dancers Ronnette (Caela Stenske), Chiffon (Chanteal Strand) and Crystal (Hannah Wheeler), with their doo-wop and synchronized moves echoing dance styles of half a century ago. Jocque Warner as Orin, the sadistic boyfriend of Audrey, is undone by his own drive to inflict pain in others. Ben Johnston delivers the chilling Walter Dekock as Seymour, voice of Audrey II. The enormous evolves from a shy, behind-the- plant is manipulated and brought to scenes nobody to a love-stricken life by Rachel Greaner. Supporting Page 8

roles are played by: Audrey Dekock, Heidi Germain, Susan Kilian, Gus Franchere, Christina Green, Justin Zeller, Megan Wefel, Alex Wheeler, and Marissa Neitzke. Pit-orchestra members include: Ashlie Orr, Adam Giannini, Karah Dadez, Charlie, Kleiner, Sammi Smeed, Zac Postma, and Shae Armstrong. Working as stage crew/production team is: Alisha Blackman, Rose Smith, Cody Zobel, Mae McBain, Meredith Jarchow, Ashley Sager, Keagen Van Eperen, Bailey Davison, Sydney Zahradka, and Jenna Cagle.

Little Shop of Horrors actors with “Audrey II” are: Ellen Junko, Walter Dekock, and River Simpson SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW RICHMOND


Food Science Around Town - By Rachel Sauvola, Agriscience Instructor and Katie Feuerhelm, Family and Consumer Science Instructor

Early in September, students enrolled in Food Science solved several Kitchen Mysteries. What if the microwave had never been invented? The toaster? The tin can? The process of canning?

The following week, while learning about Food Science careers, the class headed to the new cupcake shop on the north end of town called Taste This! While there, students learned about what it takes to be a baker, the equipment involved, and the steps to recipe creation. Wendy Rusch, owner and baker, shared with the students all about flavorings and how she goes about developing new cupcakes on her menu. She baked a special Tiger Pride cupcake for each student to sample. Sharing her expertise and passion for the food industry helped the students to see why we need all sorts of food science careers to make the world go around.

Students appreciated seeing the hands-on approach to something we take for granted. Seeing all the empty cans in the warehouse and learning about the volume of green beans produced for consumers was amazing to Thank you to Lakeside Foods and Taste This! for being say the least! Visiting the test kitchen to sample the day’s excellent community partners and helping our students learn the practical hands-on information we explore in canned beans was another highlight. our classrooms.

NRHS Donation to Five Loaves Food Shelf - By Rachel Sauvola, Agriscience

Instructor and Laura Gunderson, NRHS Student Council Advisor

A cooperative effort between the New Richmond FFA Chapter, the NRHS Student Council and the students attending the Homecoming dance netted 156 pounds of canned food that were donated to the Five Loaves Food Shelf.

Students in Mrs. Sauvola’s Plants, Animals, Pizza and More class, along with a few Student Council representatives were on hand to help deliver the goods. PAPM students recently toured the new Community Commons with Cheryl Emerson and upon seeing the somewhat empty shelves, knew they wanted to make a contribution. Thanks to all of the students and families that contributed to the first Food Drive of the year. FALL EDITION 2011

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The last mystery took the class to Lakeside Foods to learn about the process of canning green beans. Students and staff met with Erica Kunze, Brenda Miller and Greg Severson to learn the ins and outs of how we locally can beans, and root crops like potatoes, beets, and carrots.


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Meet Your New Teachers

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Class of 2011-12 New Teachers

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Welcome to New Richmond We are glad you are here!

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FFA Fall Fever - By Misty Price, Reporter and Rachel Sauvola, Advisor Okay. Let’s be honest. FFA is what most think of as either

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‘Future Farmers of America’ or ‘Food for America’. That’s what it is, right? WRONG. In fact, ‘Future Farmers’ changed to the “National FFA Organization” in 1988. FFA isn’t a direct acronym- it doesn’t stand for anything anymore other than great work ethic and loads of opportunities. The nation-wide organization now encompasses agricultural education, leadership, and citizenship. In fact, a majority of members now don’t have a farm at all.

This organization, based on leadership, trust, and a love of food and agriculture, has hit the ground running FFA Alumni Tractor Pull raised funds for students this year. Long work days and planning is about to pay off after working hard at the fair, going on retreats to On the 26th of September, FFA members made the trip plan out the entire year, and preparing everyone to be to Eau Claire and had a super fun time at Action City, effective. where they battled each other in Laser Tag, Go-Karts, On September 12, rock climbing and Dance Dance Revolution. Everyone the chapter went to had a blast, and we hope to do it again in the future! Amery for SLW- On October 1st, three members attended the FIRE Sectional Leadership Conference at UW-RF where they learned more about Workshop. At this what FFA is and does and all the opportunities it gives workshop, the New students. A tour of the campus was also a highlight. Richmond Chapter Dakota Hatch, Madison Tornio and Emily Miller Officers Gabes Rabb (President), Ellie Wallace (Vice attended to represent New Richmond. President), Misty Price (Reporter), Kayla Lindloff th (Sentinel) and members Ben Gillis, Becky Revord, Abby On October 10 , middle school members made 'spirit Martin, Sophia Thommes, Natalie Jansen, and Emily cups' with marigolds, and learned the significance of the Lindloff went to different National Blue and Corn Gold that are the FFA colors, as sessions to learn how to lead a well as mini-grants for SAE's. team more efficiently, how to Coming up this month is the petting zoo at the Asset keep agriculture as a part of Carnival, National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, their life even after high school, our trip to Valley Scare with other local FFA chapters, and that being yourself is the and the FFA Drive for Camp Courage that involves our best way to find happiness. A big whole community. We’re excited to help all members bonus was also getting a picture get a great start on their FFA Supervised Agricultural with the National FFA President Experience Programs. Rylie Pagett from Oklahoma, Never a dull moment around the Ag room! It’s who came to present his own never too late to join in the fun. Membership in the story about finding himself and FFA is open to 6th-12th graders. Dues are $20 for avoiding peer pressure. the year and that includes a chapter t-shirt. Please We had the annual Welcome Picnic on Sept. 18th. contact Rachel Sauvola at the high school for more Despite the rain, we had a great turnout! In conjunction information. The contact number is 715-243-1761 with Heritage Days, the FFA Alumni had their annual or rachels@newrichmond.k12.wi.us. tractor pull- thank you to everybody who attended and helped! Together, we worked to raise funds for student scholarships.

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Official School Board Meeting Minutes - July 25, 2011 OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DISTRICT OFFICE COMMUNITY ROOM July 25, 2011

CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by President Hinz in accordance with notice given to the New Richmond News and WIXK Radio. ROLL CALL Board Members Present: Marilyn Duerst, Rick Hinz, Paula Kolbeck, Neal Melby, Bryan Schafer, Chris Skoglund, Marty Wold Board Members Absent: Administration Present: Morrie Veilleux, Brian Johnston, Mike Ballard, Jessica Ferguson, Casey Eckardt, Michele Wood

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APPROVAL OF AGENDA Neal Melby made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. OPEN FORUM None. HEALTH AND NURSING SERVICES ANNUAL REPORT Joan Simpson, District School Nurse, presented a report for the health services provided in the District for the 2010-2011 school year. UPDATE ON THE ACTIVE SCHOOL INITIATIVE AND THE VITALITY INITIATIVE Teresa Kvam from the St. Croix Public Health Department presented brochures to the Board regarding initiatives in St. Croix County promoting a healthy community and healthy youth. FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Monthly Bill Auditing Board members Paula Kolbeck and Chris Skoglund reviewed the monthly bills with Brian Johnston, Director of Fiscal and Building Operations before the regular meeting and found everything to be in order. Presentation of Preliminary 2011-2012 Budget Brian Johnston reviewed the preliminary budget for the 2011-2012 school year. The preliminary budget will be on the August agenda for approval. Approval of Joint Agreement with St. Mary’s for Meals for the 2011-2012 School Year Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the Joint Agreement between the School District of New Richmond and St. Mary’s School for meals for the 2011-2012 school year as presented. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of 2011-2012 Student Accident Insurance Neal Melby made a motion to approve the student accident insurance coverage from Student Assurance Services for the 2011-2012 school year in an amount not to exceed $6,800 as presented. Chris Skoglund seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. CONSENT AGENDA Appointments, Reassignments, Resignations, Compensation, Adjustments; Approval of Monthly Bills; Approval of Minutes; Grant/Gift Approvals • Resignation of Lisa Frank from 1.0 FTE media specialist position at Starr Elementary and Paperjack Elementary as requested in the memo dated June 23, 2011; • Hire of Lindsey Benning to replacement 1.0 FTE Grade 6 Special Services teaching position at the Middle School at BA+22 Step7 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Alicia Cleveland to replacement 1.0 FTE Special Services teaching position at Hillside Elementary at BA+00 Step 3 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Emily Delikowski to replacement .5 FTE general music teaching position at Paperjack Elementary at BA+00 Step 3 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Joshua Hoff to replacement 1.0 FTE Special Services teaching position at Starr Elementary at BA+00 Step 3 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Katie Krill to replacement 1.0 FTE general music teaching position at Hillside Elementary at BA+00 Step 3 for the 20112012 school year; • Hire of Katelyn Peterson to replacement 1.0 FTE Middle School Choir teaching position at BA+00 Step 3 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Cassandra Spielman to replacement 1.0 FTE Early Childhood Special Services teaching position at BA+00 Step 3 for the 2011-2012 school year; • Hire of Laura Ulrich to replacement 1.0 FTE reading teaching position at Hillside Elementary at MA+00 Step 6 for the 20112012 school year; • Hire to extra-curricular positions for the 2011-2012 school year of Derrick Anderson to High School assistant football coaching position (one-year non-contract); Jason Cooper to High School assistant boys soccer coaching position; Denise Devereux to head girls tennis coaching position; Robert Fisher to head volleyball coaching position; Brad Gartner to High School assistant boys’ soccer coaching position; Vicki Graff to High School cheerleading advisor (.5 FTE); Teresa Kvam to High School assistant


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Official School Board Meeting Minutes - July 25, 2011 girls’ tennis coaching position; Heather Larson to High School assistant cross country coaching position (1.0 FTE, one year noncontract); Jill Luken to High School assistant volleyball coaching position; Andrew McGlenn to High School assistant football coaching position (1.0 FTE); Andrew McGlenn to weight room coordinator; Peter Melloy to head boys’ soccer coaching position; Brandon Paletta to High School assistant football coaching position (.5 FTE, one-year non-contract); Troy Cran to High School assistant football coaching position (.5 FTE, one-year non-contract); Mary Volkert to High School cheerleading advisor (.5 FTE); Tate Wheeler to High School assistant football coaching position (1.0 FTE); • Hire to extra-curricular position for the 2010-2011 school year of Daniel Powers, High School track coaching position (.5 FTE one-year non-contract); • Increase in hours for Janine Emerson, High School Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Transfer of Elizabeth Erickson from 1.0 FTE Grade 4 teacher to 1.0 FTE Grade 5 teacher at Hillside Elementary for the 20112012 school year; • Transfer of Pamela Greer from 1.0 FTE Grade 5 teacher to 1.0 FTE Grade 3 teacher at Hillside Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Transfer of Laura Gunderson from .7 FTE art teacher at Paperjack Elementary and Starr Elementary to .85 FTE art teacher at Paperjack Elementary and the High School for the 2011-2012 school year; • Increase in hours for Lori Jenderny, Middle School Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Transfer of Jamie Knutson from 1.0 FTE Special Services teacher at Hillside Elementary to 1.0 FTE Grade 3 teacher Hillside Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Transfer of Nicole Lodahl from 1.0 FTE Kindergarten teacher to 1.0 FTE Grade 1 teacher at Paperjack Elementary for the 20112012 school year; • Increase in hours for Jacqueline Montreal, Special Services Administrative Assistant at the District Office from .94 FTE 1960 hr/ yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Transfer of Jaclyn Palmer from 1.0 FTE CC/CDS Special Services teacher at Hillside Elementary to 1.0 FTE CC Special Services teacher at Hillside Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Transfer of Bernard Paulson from High School custodian position to District maintenance position effective July 7, 2011; • Increase in hours for Teri Pendergast, High School Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Increase in hours for Jill Steel, Paperjack Elementary Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Increase in hours for Renee Steffen, Starr Elementary Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Transfer of Heidi Swetlik from 1.0 FTE Grade 1 teacher at Paperjack Elementary to 1.0 FTE Multi Grade 1 and 2 teacher at Paperjack Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Increase in hours for Marcella Trost, Hillside Elementary Administrative Assistant from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/ yr effective July 1, 2011; • Increase in hours for Jodi Wickham, Financial Assistant at the District Office from .94 FTE 1960 hr/yr to 1.0 FTE 2080 hr/yr effective July 1, 2011; • Transfer of Heather Zappetta from .5 FTE music teacher at Hillside Elementary to 1.0 FTE music teacher at Starr Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Transfer of Kymberly Wright from 1.0 FTE Grade 3 teacher at Starr Elementary to 1.0 FTE Grade 5 teacher at Starr Elementary for the 2011-2012 school year; • Monthly bills for June/July in the amount of $1,100,267.22 and construction account checks in the amount of $98,614.87; • Minutes of previous school Board meetings (June 20, 2011 Regular Board Meeting); • Approval of $926.00 donation from United Way for F.R.E.E. Books; • Approval of $926.00 donation from United Way for Student to Student; • Approval of $926.00 donation from United Way for SPARK. Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the consent agenda items as presented. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Annual Middle School/High School Co-Curricular Report Michele Wood, Middle School Activities Director and Casey Eckardt, High School Activities Director presented athletic and cocurricular activities reports for the 2010-2011 school year. Approval of 2011-2012 Materials Adoption Marilyn Duerst made a motion to approve the 2011-2012 materials adoption as presented in the document dated July 20, 2011 in the amount of $77, 227.91. Paula Kolbeck seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. PERSONNEL Approval of the School District of New Richmond 2011-2012 Employee Handbook Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the School District of New Richmond 2011-2012 Continued on page 15

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Official School Board Meeting Minutes - July 25, 2011

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Employee Handbook dated July 1, 2011 as presented. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of the Resolution for the Addition of Life Insurance Benefits for Non-covered Support Staff Paula Kolbeck made a motion to approve the Employer Resolution to Pay Entire Premium for Basic Group Life Insurance as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Acceptance of Resignation from Greg Gentle – Starr Elementary Principal Bryan Schafer made a motion to accept the resignation of Greg Gentle from Starr Elementary Principal position as requested in the memo dated June 20, 2011. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of Math Specialist Services Contract – Vicki Gjovik Marty Wold made a motion to approve the math specialist services contract with Vicki Gjovik as presented in the memo dated July 25, 2011. Bryan Schafer seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of 4K Program Liaison – Marilynn Guinn Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the 4K program liaison contract with Marilynn Guinn as presented in the memo dated July 25, 2011. Paula Kolbeck seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Recall of Heather Boe – High School FCE Teacher Neal Melby made a motion to approve the recall from lay-off status of Heather Boe, High School FCE teacher as presented in the document dated July 25, 2011. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of Contract Adjustments Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the adjustment in contracts to reflect the elimination of steps 1 and 2 as presented in the document dated July 25, 2011. Marty Wold seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Recall from Lay-off Status for Extra-Curricular Assignments Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the notice of recall from lay off for all certified staff with extra-curricular assignments in 2010-2011 as presented in the document submitted by LouAnn Derosier and dated July 25, 2011. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of Leave of Absence Request from Tami Oothoudt Chris Skoglund made a motion to approve the leave of absence request from Tami Oothoudt for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year as requested in the memo dated July 11, 2011. Paula Kolbeck seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Approval of Director of Curriculum & Instruction Contract – Jessica Ferguson Paula Kolbeck made a motion to approve the Director of Curriculum and Instruction contract for Jessica Ferguson as presented. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Recommendation Regarding Para-Educator Wage Rates Bryan Schafer made a motion to approve the recommendation of a fifty cent (50¢) wage rate increase for the Para-Educators/ParaProfessionals as presented effective immediately. Marilyn Duerst seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. PRESENTATION BY APPLE REPRESENTATIVES BRAD ANDERSON AND GARY GRUBA Apple representatives Brad Anderson and Gary Gruba provided a presentation of how the iPad can be used in education. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Committee Updates At this time there is no need for committees. The Teamsters would like to meet to discuss wages. The Custodial group will be taking a vote to decide whether or not to be represented this fall. Work Session Planning A work session was scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Communications Informational handouts were given to Board members in their packets. OTHER BUSINESS Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Report – (Kolbeck) WASB representative Paula Kolbeck updated Board members on upcoming meetings. CESA #11 Board Report – (Duerst) No report. Board Meeting Evaluation President Hinz asked Board members to fill out the evaluation and leave with Julie Koop. ADJOURNMENT Bryan Schafer made a motion to adjourn at 10:33 p.m. Neal Melby seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0. Respectfully submitted, Chris Skoglund, School Board Clerk


Community Education is Proud to Present - Adult Classes Beginning Painting This is an introduction to the basics of painting. All levels welcome! T/Th 11/1/2011 - 12/8/2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Commons-124 Art Room, $68 Glass Mosaic: Picture Frame Creations Come make your perfect mosaic frame with your friends and family.  All supplies are included in the cost. Th 11/3/2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-124 Art Room, $45.00 Pottery: Hand-Built Tableware This class will be exploring the techniques of hand-building through a series of projects that will guide you through the process of shaping and molding the clay. Th 10/6/2011 - 10/27/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM New Richmond High School-Art-Ceramics ( F146), $50.00

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Pottery Wheel Class: Intermediate S 11/5/2011 - 11/17/2011 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Richmond High School-Art-Ceramics ( F146), $60.00 Quilting “Sunset”: Add Color to Any Room Quilt beautiful, vibrant color and unique design with no template! You will learn cutting strips and using the 45 degree angle on your ruler.  We’ll also work on partialseam techniques and borders without waves.  11/15, 11/17 & 11/21/2011 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM New Richmond Middle School-FCE, $36.00 Pottery: Holiday Ornaments We will be making holiday ornaments using press molds, and hand-building techniques that will allow you to add those special touches to your piece. Sa 11/19/2011 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM New Richmond High School-Art-Ceramics ( F146), $20.00 Pottery: Twisted Tiles Students will be creating whimsical tiles from hand carved press molds, stamps, and finishing them with glaze and underglaze paints that will help specialize each piece. T 12/6/2011 - 12/20/2011 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM New Richmond High School-Art-Ceramics ( F146), $50.00 Making Sense of Retirement & Understanding Social Security We’ll discuss the five basic questions you should ask yourself to prepare for retirement, options you can use now to save for retirement & how time can help or hurt your retirement goals.  M 11/14/2011 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Edward Jones, 227 Meridian Drive, $FREE

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Introduction to Home Cheese Making Cheese making will include Mozzarella and fresh cheese curds. Cost will include recipes, informational handouts, plus some cheese to take home at the end of the day.  Sa 10/29/2011 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Community Commons-118, $35.00 More Home Cheese Making Techniques More advanced techniques will be covered with hard-pressed cheese, mascarpone, low fat cream cheese, and more as time allows.  F 11/11/2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sa 11/12/2011 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Community Commons-118, $35.00 Uffda! The art of Lefsa Making You will learn the entire process of lefsa making from potato preparation, mising, rolling, transfer, cooking and storing- as well as the equipment used to be successful.  Sa 11/5/2011 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM The Deerfield, $5.00 Hot Flash: Solutions for PeriMenopause & Menopause Learn how nutrition and lifestyle can minimize your symptoms and help you avoid long-term health problems. *Note for RNs: This course qualifies for 3.6 CEUs. T 11/8/2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Media Center, $49.00 How to buy Nutrient Dense Food The Culprit... The USDA and UK Ministry of Agriculture statistics show that food grown today has from 30 to 70 percent less nutritional value than the same foods grown 50 years ago. Maybe our diet is deficient of biologically complex forms of food necessary to prevent us from becoming a grim statistic. Th 11/10/2011 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Media Center, $5.00 Gluten Free Thanksgiving In this class, learn how to prepare delicious gluten free dishes without taking away the traditions. T 11/15/2011 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Commons-118, $10.00 Foods to Reduce Pain and Inflammation Your food choices affect pain and inflammation levels more than you realize. Learn the importance of balancing blood sugar to manage inflammation. Take home recipes and begin your anti-inflammatory eating plan. *Note for RNs: This course is qualified for 2.4 CEU’s.  T 12/13/2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Media Center, $25.00 Gluten Free Holiday Meals In this class learn how to prepare gluten free meals for holiday parties. Get tips on how to eat gluten free when the food is prepared by someone else. T 12/13/2011 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Commons-118, $10.00

Hypnosis: Lose Weight W 10/26/2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $52 or $94 for both Stop Smoking and Weight Loss Hypnosis: Stop Smoking W 10/26/2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $52 or $94 for both Stop Smoking and Weight Loss Discover Your Life Destiny Using your own personalized Birth Analysis Report, come and learn more about your talents, strengths, weaknesses and ways that you best learn and organize.  T 11/1/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $45.00 Beginning Spanish Th 11/3/2011 - 12/15/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-102, $52 Crystal Quartz Class This class teaches you how to differentiate between 40 quartz crystals & specialty quartzes. Handouts are included with this class.(Open shopping for stones/jewelry from 6:30-7pm) T 11/8/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $29.00 Angels, angels, everywhere! Learn how easy it is to connect with your angels so they can create the beautiful life that you so desire. Th 11/10/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $5.00 Navigating Life’s Transitions This class is created to help you get “unstuck,” and empower you to successfully encounter life’s challenges, whether you have experienced divorce, the death of a loved one, a career change, etc. T 11/15/2011 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Media Center, $25.00 What is Intuition? M 11/21/2011 - 12/12/2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $36.00 Understanding Aspergers Learn how to successfully cope with common challenges, promote social skills, reduce anxiety, and encourage positive life skills. T 11/22/2011 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Media Center, $25.00 Choices in Childbirth Are you expecting a baby and find all the options and information very overwhelming? Lets sort out all of your questions in this fun class! T 11/29/2011 - 11/29/2011 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Community Commons-Media Center, $12.00

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Community Education Is Proud to Present - Youth & Online Classes, Day Trips Characters! Characters! A class to explore various ways to create inspired characters.  Each student will work to develop two contrasting characters in scenes using improvisation, scripts, and monologues. T 11/1/2011 - 12/6/2011 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM New Richmond Starr Elementary-20 Music Room, $30.00 Page to Stage Bring stories to life! Each session, students are immersed in the art of theatre to bring a favorite storybook to life. T 1/17/2012 - 2/14/2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM New Richmond Starr Elementary-20 Music Room, $30.00 ACT Preparation Class Sa 1/21/2012 - 1/28/2012 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Richmond High School-Forum Room (B105-Downstairs), $35.00 Karate:Beginners M 10/24/2011 - 12/5/2011 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Karate:Intermediates M 10/24/2011 - 12/5/2011 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM New Richmond Paperjack Elementary-Gym, $42.00 Tiny Tots Gym M 10/24/2011 - 11/21/2011 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM M 11/28/2011 - 12/19/2011 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Community Commons-Mezzanine, $25.00

online classes

American History 11/1/2011 - 11/30/2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Online class out of your home, $35.00 Laws of Attraction 11/8/2011 - 12/19/2011 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online class out of your home, $65.00 Using Your Digital Camera 11/21/2011 - 12/21/2011 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online class out of your home, $35.00

CONTACT COMMUNITY ED Phone Community Education 715-243-7421

Stop-in or drop off at outside box: 421 S. Green Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017

Office Hours:

7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday 7:00 am - Noon on Fridays

Website:

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Gymnastics: Preschoolers 3-5  F 11/4/2011 - 12/16/2011 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM or 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Community Commons-Mezzanine, $36.00 Gymnastics: Beginners ages 6+ Th 11/3/2011 - 12/15/2011 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Commons-Mezzanine, $45.00 Tumbling (ages 7 - 11) M 11/14/2011 - 12/19/2011 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM New Richmond Starr Elementary-Gym, $32.00 Guitar: Beginner T 11/1/2011 - 11/29/2011 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (grade 2-3) T 11/1/2011 - 11/29/2011 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (grade 4-6) New Richmond Middle School-Choir / Orchestra Room 118, $45.00 Family Pottery Night T 11/1/2011 - 11/22/2011 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM New Richmond High School-Art-Ceramics ( F146), $50.00

DAY TRIPS Plaid Tidings Everyone agrees, Plaid Tidings is a holiday musical gem suitable for the entire family.  Your favorite Plaid Boys (Sparky, Smudge, Frankie and Jinx) have returned to Earth, are overtaken with the Christmas spirit, and can’t wait to entertain you! This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will put everyone in the holiday mood! W 11/9/2011 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, $75.00 A Very Rudyful Christmas It is time for another visit with Rudy’s clan for a holiday gathering at a Northwoods Lodge!  Someone invites Rudy’s long estranged dad.  It gets a little bumpy but with the help of a Dr. Phil ‘wannabe’ and a dose of the yuletide spirit things might work out just fine... Right!!! Also included is a GREAT Holiday Turkey Dinner. W 11/30/2011 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Fanny Hill, $69.00 Triple Espresso It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a highenergy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!       W 12/7/2011 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Southern Theater, $55.00 Hairspray It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power and the help of a crazy cast of characters, to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Don’t miss Hairspray, Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Sa 1/14/2012 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, $85.00

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Genealogy: What is It and How Do I Use the Internet for It? 10/25/2011 - 11/24/2011 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Online class out of your home, $35.00

Tumbling (ages 4 - 6) M 10/24/2011 - 11/21/2011 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM M 11/28/2011 - 12/19/2011 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Community Commons-Mezzanine, $32.00


Annual District Policies and Notices SPECIAL SERVICES The School District of New Richmond provides special education and related services to all students, ages 3-21, with identified disabilities who live in the School District or who attend under Open Enrollment. A child with a disability is one who needs special education and related services. Special education and related services are provided to students with the following disabilities: • Autism • Other health impairment • Speech or language • Cognitive disability • Orthopedic impairment impairments • Emotional behavioral disability • Significant developmental delay • Traumatic brain injury • Hearing impairment • Specific learning disability • Visual impairment

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Special education and related services may also be provided to a child who, by reason of his or her significant developmental delay, needs special education and related services. The following are some of the supportive and related services provided as needed to assist an individual child to benefit from special education: • • • • •

Assistive technology Audiological services Counseling and guidance Occupational therapy Parent counseling and training

• • • • •

Physical therapy Psychological services Specially designed physical education Speech-Language pathology services Transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction presents various reports regarding special education programs in the state including the School District of New Richmond. You may access this link for the most current reports. http://www2.dpi. state.wi.us/leareports/ CHILD FIND / REFERRALS / INTERVENTION The school district has a screening program to locate and screen all children with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district including children attending private schools or enrolled under Open Enrollment and who have not graduated from high school. Children are referred for special education evaluations by school staff, parents, doctors and other community service agencies (such as St. Croix County Birth to Three, Head Start and area preschools or day care). Children with suspected disabilities enrolled in the schools can be referred for an evaluation by contacting the school psychologist assigned to your child’s building. Other requests can be made by contacting the Director of Special Services at 243-7426. The district offers assistance to students struggling academically, behaviorally and emotionally. An intervention team model is available to students in grades K-8 that utilizes a problem solving and intervention approach. This process is called the Student Success Team. Students can be referred to this team for a variety of reasons by school personnel or by a parent. This team will analyze data and plan interventions for success. Interventions are provided in the classroom and by trained tutors. This team will help decide if your child should be referred for a special education IEP evaluation. Please contact your child’s building principal and/or counselor for more information on SST. CHILD DEVELOPMENT DAYS / SCREENING Each year the Special Services Department conducts a pre-school screening. All children in the school district area should be screened at least one time prior to kindergarten. Vision and hearing should be checked twice before kindergarten. If a parent has a concern, the child can be screened more than once before entering kindergarten. Child Development Days is held for parents to learn more about child development and speak with school staff about how children learn. This year, Child Development Days will be held on November 3 & 4, 2011. Please watch the New Richmond News, call 2437470 for more information, or read more about Chld Development Days on page 4 of this District Newsletter. General information about any of the above Special Services information can be obtained by calling 243-7426.

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Annual District Policies and Notices BULLYING The Board of Education is committed to providing a safe, positive, productive, and nurturing educational environment for all of its students. The Board encourages the promotion of positive interpersonal relations between members of the school community. Bullying toward a student, whether by other students, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. The Board will not tolerate any gestures, comments, threats, or actions which cause or threaten to cause bodily harm or personal degradation. This policy applies to all activities in the District, including activities on school property, including at any of the school buildings or other property used exclusively or in part, whether leased or owned by the District, for the purpose of school-related functions or events; or while traveling to or from school or to and from school-sponsored functions or events; in transporting vehicles arranged for by School District officials. The policy applies as well during activities that occur off school property if the student or employee is at any school-sponsored, school-approved or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the supervision of school authorities, or where an employee is engaged in school business.

According to New Richmond School Board Policy 5518, the Board of Education recognizes the value of students maintaining communication with their parents/guardians and other appropriate persons for health, safety and educational purposes. Therefore, possession and use of cell phones and other ECDs may be approved by the principal only if use by the student is determined to be for a medical, school, educational, vocational, or other legitimate use. Such possession or use of an ECD may not, in any way disrupt the educational process in the School District, endanger the health or safety of the student or anyone else, invade the rights of others at school, involve illegal or prohibited conduct of any kind. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE In accordance with Board Policy 7441.01, the Board of Education authorizes the use of video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment at various school sites throughout the District and on school buses. TITLE I According to Board Policy 2261, the District shall annually assess the educational needs of eligible children, as determined by Federal and State criteria. Such assessment shall include performance measures mandated by the Department of Education as well as those determined by the District professional staff, that will assist in the diagnosis, teaching, and learning of the participating students. The Title I program shall be developed and evaluated in consultation with parents and professional staff members involved in its implementation. Appropriate training will be provided to staff members who provide Title I services. Parent participation shall be in accord with Board Policy 2261.01 and shall meet the requirements of Section 1118 of the Act. MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE INFORMATION Public health authorities recommend that teenagers and college-bound students be immunized against a potentially fatal bacterial infection called meningococcal disease, a type of meningitis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading medical organizations recommend routine meningococcal immunization for adolescents during the preadolescent doctor’s visit (11- to 12-year-olds), adolescents at high school entry (15-year-olds) if they have not previously been immunized, and for college freshmen living in dormitories. To learn more about meningococcal disease, vaccine information, and public health resources visit the following web site: www.cdc.gov – This CDC website includes the CDC recommendations and information on the meningococcal vaccine.

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ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS The Board recognizes the need for confidentiality of student records. Therefore, student records shall be available for inspection or release only with prior approval or request of the parent/guardian or adult student or other schools requesting records for purposes of enrollment/transfer, except in situations where legal requirements specify release of records without such prior approval. The Board has established guidelines relative to the collection, storage, retrieval, use and destruction of student records. Such procedures shall be in accordance with state and federal law and are identified in New Richmond School Board Policy Number 8330. Copies of the policy can be obtained at the District Office, 837 East 11th Street, New Richmond, WI 54017. Information on the procedure for filing a complaint with the Family Policy and Regulation Office of the Department of Education are available in the District Office. A list of all persons who handle or have access to personally identifiable information shall be posted in accordance with state and federal law requirements and established procedures. Student record notices shall be published in accordance with state law. ANNUAL NOTICE TO PARENTS AND ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ON STUDENT RECORDS AND DATA PRIVACY Pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and State Statute 118.125(1)(d) and (2)(j), the School District of New Richmond has identified selected information relating to students called Directory Information. This information is to be considered public information and may be released by the school district. Items considered to be Directory Information are as follows: • • • • • • • • • •

Name of Student Dates of attendance Address Diploma and/or awards received Telephone listing Previous educational agency attended Date and place of birth Photographs or videotapes for school approved publications or other Participation in officially recognized activities (including sports) school approved use Weight, height, and grade level of athletic team members

While the school district must obtain and use certain information about each student in order to plan the best program possible, this need must be balanced with the right of each student and parent to privacy. Therefore, access to school information is limited and controlled. An annual notice to parents and eligible students regarding student records and data privacy shall be made in the New Richmond News, the official newspaper of the school district, during the months of August or September each year. A parent or student may notify the school that any or all of the information considered as Directory Information may not be released for that particular student. Parent and eligible students shall notify the school district of requested restrictions to Directory Information, in writing, within fourteen (14) days of the publication of such notice in the New Richmond News, the official newspaper of the school district. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES If any person believes that the School District of New Richmond or any part of the school organization has failed to follow state and federal nondiscrimination laws or in some way discriminates on the basis of sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap, he/she may bring a complaint to the district office at 837 East Eleventh Street or send a complaint to the following address: Discrimination Compliance Officer School District of New Richmond 701 East Eleventh Street New Richmond, WI 54017 Telephone (715) 243-7411 Notice of district nondiscrimination policies shall be published in accordance with state and federal requirements. Copies of district nondiscrimination policies shall also be made available to students, parents/guardians, job applicants and employees. Page 20

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Annual District Policies and Notices ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT As a result of federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act – AHERA), each primary and secondary school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and to develop a plan of management for all asbestos-containing building materials. Included in the Act is the requirement to annually notify all parents, guardians, and staff members as well as organizations representing them, of activities and events with the asbestos containing building materials. The goal of New Richmond School District is to be in full compliance with this law and is following the spirit as well as the letter of the law. As a matter of policy, the New Richmond School District shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the community’s youth, its employees, and visitors. In keeping with this legislation, all buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the school district were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the school prepared and the state approved a comprehensive management plan for handling the asbestos located within its buildings safely and responsibly.

Federal law requires a periodic walk through (called “surveillance”) every six months of each area containing asbestos. Also the law requires for all buildings to be re-inspected three years after a management plan is in effect. This will be accomplished under contract by MacNeil Environmental, Inc. Short term workers (outside contractors – i.e., telephone repair workers, electricians and exterminators) must be provided information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. All short-term workers shall contact the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds before commencing work. School District of New Richmond has a list of location(s), type(s) of remaining inaccessible asbestos-containing materials found in that school building, and a description and time table for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the school office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page. Questions related to the plan should be directed to the District Office.

ATTENDANCE Regular attendance is necessary for your child’s success. It is necessary for you to call the school between 7:30-8:30 a.m. if your child is to be absent or tardy. Absences/Tardiness: A doctor’s excuse may be needed for any student absent from school for more than 3 consecutive days. ♦ Hillside Elementary, Paperjack Elementary and Starr Elementary students are considered tardy if they are not in their classroom at 8:40 a.m. After 9:40 a.m. they are considered absent for the morning. Students leaving school before 2:40 p.m. are considered absent for the afternoon. ♦ If a Middle School student or High School student arrives to class after the second bell has rung, s/he is considered tardy. More information regarding attendance may be found in the student handbook. Hillside Elementary School

Paperjack Elementary School

Starr Elementary School

243-1400

243-7400

243-7431

Attendance Phone ……… 243-1419 Starting Time ……………. 8:40 a.m. Dismissal Time ………….. 3:50 p.m.

Attendance Phone …….. 243-7405 Starting time ……………. 8:40 a.m. Dismissal time ………….. 3:50 p.m.

Attendance Phone …….. 243-7434 Starting time ……………. 8:40 a.m. Dismissal time ………….. 3:50 p.m.

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New Richmond High School

243-7471

243-7451

Attendance Phone ……… 243-1616 Starting Time ……………. 7:40 a.m. Dismissal Time ………….. 2:50 p.m.

Attendance Phone ………. 243-7445 Starting Time ……………... 7:40 a.m. Dismissal Time …………… 2:50 p.m. Page 21

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Furthermore, School District of New Richmond has completed its 3-year re-inspection required by AHERA. All accessible asbestos containing materials have been removed from the School District of New Richmond buildings.


Annual District Policies and Notices HARASSMENT

In compliance with New Richmond School Board Policy 5517, the School District of New Richmond has developed and implements the processes, culture and systems to move progressively towards a culture without harassment of students, staff or community members. No individuals shall harass any student, employee or other individuals through conduct or communications that is harassing in nature. Such behavior includes inappropriate remarks about or conduct related to a persons’ race, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other protected classification. Students, employees and volunteers are mandated to report any instances of improper violations of New Richmond School Board Policy 5517 to his/her building principal/designee. Enforcement of this policy and complaints regarding allegations of harassment shall be processed according to established procedures.

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The Board of Education has charged school authories with the responsibility of safeguarding the safety and well-being of the students in their care. According to New Richmond School Board Policy 5771, school authorities may search school property such as lockers used by students or the person or property, including vehicles of a student.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE

The School District of New Richmond is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, age, national origin, handicap, ancestry, color or any other factor provided for by state and federal laws and regulations. This policy shall prevail in all matters concerning staff, students, the public, educational programs and services and individuals with whom the Board does business.

PARENT RIGHTS AND THE CURRICULUM

As stated in New Richmond School Board Policy 2416.01, the Board of Education recognizes the right of parents/guardians to inspect instructional materials and to deny their child’s participation in certain curricular activities in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. The Board also recognizes that reasonable accommodations with regard to examinations and other academic requirements may have to be made from time to time because of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs. Additionally, in accordance with Board Policy 2414, the District shall provide parents annually with an outline of the human growth and development program used in their child’s grade level as well as information regarding how the parent may inspect the complete program and instructional materials. Prior to use in the classroom, the program shall be made available to parents for inspection. Requests regarding the above may be made to the building principal. All requests shall be judged individually, based upon state and federal guidelines. If a parent/guardian is not satisfied with the building principal’s decision, he/she may appeal to the district administrator.

SECTION 504 COMPLIANCE

The district assures compliance New Richmond School Board Policy 2412 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794: “No otherwise qualified handicapped individuals . . . shall, solely by the reason of his handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

STUDENT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE

Under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, School District of New Richmond students may not possess, sell, use, distribute or be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs while on school property or while involved in schoolrelated activities. Violators of New Richmond School Board Policy 5530 (Drug Prevention) shall be referred to the building principal and disciplined in accordance with established procedures.

WISCONSIN KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS EXAMINATIONS – CRITERION REFERENCED TEST

In compliance with New Richmond School Board Policy 2623, at Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 – Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, the federal No Child Left Behind Act requires all states to test all students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school (grade 10 under Wisconsin law s. 118.30). These tests are referred to as the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination – Criterion-Referenced Tests (WKCE-CRT) and replace the WKCE reading and mathematics tests beginning in Fall 2005. Student performance on these assessments is reported in proficiency categories and used to determine the adequate yearly progress of students at the school, district and state levels. Parents receive reports of individual student proficiency in the spring of each year.

YOUTH OPTIONS

As stated in School District of New Richmond School Board Policy 2271, the District shall provide for a Youth Options Program for any 11th or 12th grade student who meets established requirements to enroll in programs offered by University of Wisconsin system institutions, vocational, technical or adult education (VTAE) school or private, non-profit higher education institutions in Wisconsin.

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Annual District Policies and Notices - No Child Left Behind NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND On January 8, 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law. With the passage of this law, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – the principal federal law affecting education reform from kindergarten through high school. This law is built on the following basic concepts: Accountability and testing for academic results, emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research, teacher quality, maintaining safe schools, expanded parental involvement, notification and options and lastly, expanded local control and flexibility. Information is available on-line at www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml Key Provisions of NCLB

State and District Report Cards: State and school district report cards will be published and distributed annually. The School District of New Richmond currently posts a school district report card known as the School Performance Report on our district website at www. newrichmond.k12.wi.us. Students in grades 3-8 and 10 are currently tested through state testing called the Wisconsin Student Assessment System. Information about how the School District of New Richmond’s students did on these assessments can be found on the WINSS website: www.dpi.state.wi.us/sig/index.html . All state public schools are listed on this website. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Schools that do not meet their state guidelines for progress called “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) after two years will be designated as a school for improvement. Schools and districts will then be held accountable to a series of requirements. The School District of New Richmond has exceeded the state’s guideline for AYP each year for the past three years. If a school is identified for improvement, parents in that school and district will be notified. School Safety: Parents will be notified if their school is identified under the DPI’s criteria as persistently dangerous. Data regarding student expulsions is reviewed for this determination. Schools in the School District of New Richmond do not meet the criteria to be classified as a “persistently dangerous” school. Parents will also be receiving information about a school’s violence and drug prevention effort as well as how they can be involved in such initiatives. Staff Licensure: Parents of students in the School District of New Richmond may request information about the qualifications of their children’s teachers and paraprofessionals. Under this law, parents have the right to ask these questions: Is my child’s teacher licensed to teach the grades or subjects assigned? Has the state waived any requirements for my child’s teacher? What was the college major of my child’s teacher? What degrees does my child’s teacher hold? Are there instructional aides working with my child? If so, what are their qualifications? Information can be found at www.dpt.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsis/tel/lisearch.html Student Surveys: Student surveys requesting information in one or more of the eight identified categories including questions that may be of a personal or sensitive nature must protect student privacy and give parents the right to inspect the survey. Parents will be provided with the approximate dates during the year when surveys are scheduled and have the right to opt their child out of participation in the administration of the survey. Every two years the School District of New Richmond administers the “Search Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors”. This survey is very helpful in determining the number of developmental assets and at-risk behaviors reported by our students. Access to the Military: Military Recruiters will be provided the same access to high school students as is generally provided to post secondary educational institutions or to prospective employers of those students. Parents have a right to request their child’s name, address and phone not be released to a military recruiter. Limited English Proficient (LEP)/English Language Learners (ELL) Students: Parents have the right to be notified if their child is identified and is participating in a language instructional program within the district. Information regarding the above can be found at the School District Office or on the DPI website at www.dpi.state.wi.us. Homeless Students: Parents of homeless children (and unaccompanied youth) must be notified of the availability of a district homeless liaison (Joan Simpson 243-7424) and the right to immediate enrollment and school participation, even if educational and medical records and proof of residency are not available. Homeless students have the right to enroll and be transported to their school of origin when requested by a parent.

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State Standards and Curriculum: States are required to develop state standards and participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Wisconsin has developed standards and utilizes the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) currently. School district educators have been working hard aligning their curriculums with the Wisconsin State Standards and Common Core State Standards to make sure that students are assessed on the information that they have had the opportunity to master. District data retreats are held regularly where building teams meet to review district data on how students in New Richmond are progressing. The School District of New Richmond works collaboratively with a team of individuals comprised of teachers, parents, school board members and administrators representing the differing viewpoints in the Title portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind. This team is responsible for assisting the district curriculum team and administration in the compliance and annual planning of the use of ESEA/NCLB funds. Please contact the district office if you would like more information on this Act or visit the dpi website at: www.dpi.wi.gov/esea/index.html


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