IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFO

Litchfield Public Schools #465 ~ Home of the Dragons!

2019-2020 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Litchfield Public School District is happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year!

(ALL FAMILIES MUST REGISTER STUDENTS ONLINE BY AUGUST 1ST 2019)


  • Login to your Infinite Campus Portal
    (www.litchfield.k12.mn.us, Infinite Campus)

    Computer kiosks are set up at the schools to use if you don’t have access to a computer.

  • Click More (located the bottom of the page)

  • Click Online Registration
    Verify your information and your students information that is in Online Registration and make any necessary changes

  • Click Submit

  • Login to Infinite Campus Portal:

  • Apply for federal meal benefits (More> Meal Benefits>Application)

  • Add money to meal accounts (Food Service>Pay>Amount)

  • Pay for activities (Fees>My Accounts>Optional Payments)

  • (ipad: Fees>Wallet icon>Optional Payments)
  • Take home device grades 6-12 (Fees>Add to Cart)

  • Check status of immunizations (More>Health)


Parent Portal (optimized for mobile devices) has a new look. Click here for instructions. See the very bottom of this newsletter for directions on downloading this new App.

Need Help? Infinite Campus Portal

If you need help with your username or password please see the "Forgot your password?" or "Forgot your username?" reset function built into Campus Portal. Campus portal password resets may require you to also complete a CAPTCHA to determine you are human, by entering random characters in a box.


Please contact any School Office if the above information was not helpful with your Infinite Campus Portal username/password problem or you have other back to school questions. We are happy to help!

Wagner Education Building PreSchool 320-693-2354

Ripley Elementary 320-693-2436

Middle School 320-693-2441

High School 320-693-2424

District Office 320-693-2444



Visit www.litchfield.k12.mn.us > Parent Communication, for more back to school info.

Kindergarten Students

Remember your scheduled Assessment Appointment on August 5th! Classroom teacher assignments for Kindergarten will not be available until after assessments. We also look forward to seeing you at the open house on Wednesday, August 28th, 5:00pm.


Did you attend Kindergarten Round Up this past spring? If so, when you login to Infinite Campus > Online Registration, you might find that it is already complete or you only completed it for your kindergarten child and you need to complete it for older children.


If you see the following message, you have already completed registration for all members of your household: Your Online Registration application has already been submitted. You cannot make a changes online at this time. If you need to make a change, please contact the district office. For a PDF copy of the submitted data, please click the link.


You can review what you submitted and contact the office with questions or changes.


Remember: To begin Kindergarten a child needs: 5 DTaP/DT, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hep B, 2 Varicella (or doctor's note to verify history of disease). Please bring clinic or MIIC records of shots received.

Health Services & Immunization Requirements

www.litchfield.k12.mn.us > Central Services > Health Services.


Health Services forms are available on our website, such as medication forms & action plans required for some services. Turn items into Health Nurse. Lorie Garland lgarland@isd465.org.


Lorie Garland RN, PHN, LSN

Licensed School Nurse

lgarland@isd465.org

12th grade students for 19-20 school year:

Per Minnesota State Law, students entering 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year need to have documentation or a legal exemption for the booster dose of meningococcal vaccine (Most children received the initial dose of this vaccine when they entered 7th grade).


Teenagers and young adults are at higher risk for meningococcal disease. This booster dose is important to make sure they are fully protected through their highest-risk years.

If this immunization is complete, please send a copy to the school office as soon as possible.


If your child needs this booster dose, please schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider to get this vaccine, or get a legal exemption before school starts in the fall.

7th grade students for 19-20 school year:

The Minnesota Department of Health and School Mandated Immunizations Laws require all incoming 7th grade students to receive a Tdap and a Meningococcal immunization PRIOR to entering 7th grade.

When immunizations are complete, please send a copy to the school. All immunizations must be completed and on record in the school health office by September 3, 2019 or your child may be excluded from school.

Food Nutrition and Federal Meal Benefits

All households are encouraged to apply for Food Nutrition & Federal Meal Benefits. We accept applications for school meal benefits at any time. Applications are available to fill out online in your Infinite Campus Portal, or print a copy from our website.


If you have any questions concerning the free and reduced school meals please contact Stacy Justison at 320-693-2444 sjustison@isd465.org.


Households already approved for public assistance programs can complete an Application for Educational Benefits using case number(s) instead of household income information:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

First Day of School - September 3rd, 2019

Student Schedules & Classroom Teacher Assignments

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Classroom teacher assignments and student schedules are currently being finalized. Teacher assignments & schedules will be made available for you to see in the Infinite Campus Portal after August 12th and will be available at open house. We must process all of the Online Registrations to finalize the upcoming school year. (Kindergarten parents, reference the Kindergarten Students section in this newsletter.)

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Back to school open house schedule

Tuesday, August 27th:

Middle School open house 6:00pm-8:00pm

Middle School 5th grade orientation 5:00pm


Wednesday, August 28th:

Ripley Elem. open house 5:00pm - 6:30pm

High School open house 6:00pm - 8:00pm

High School 9th grade orientation 7:00pm

Early Childhood & Preschool Families

Beginning of the Year Gatherings


Preschool Families

Remember Preschool Orientation days will be September 3rd & 4th.

Watch your mail for a packet of information.


W.E.B. (Wagner Education Building) Open House September 5th!

This is for all programs from 5:30-7:00pm. Hope to see you there!


If your child has not had their early childhood preschool screening and is entering Kindergarten or Preschool, please contact Emily Bratz at 320-693-2354.

2019-2020 Academic School Year Calendar


  • For up-to-date information on calendar events, use our website Calendar link.
  • You may print a school year academic day calendar from our website under Parent Communication, Academic Calendar, or click the PDF below.
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Fall Activities Meeting

Fall Activities Meeting

August 12th - LHS Gym 7:00 - 8:30

  • All MSHSL forms and Physicals must be completed before athlete participation (Physicals are usually completed in 7th and 10th grade)
  • Online Registration using Infinite Campus portal must be completed before athlete participation. Complete this by August 1st so our school nurse can process information.
  • Activity Fees must be paid before students are given a uniform to compete

  • Forms are available online and at the Activities Office

  • Fees may be paid online or at the Activities Office


Visit www.litchfield.k12.mn.us > Infinite Campus Portal > Payments > Student > Optional Items > Select Activity (to pay fees)

Visit www.litchfield.k12.mn.us > Activities > Quick Links (scroll to bottom to see forms)

MSHSL Health Questionaire

MSHSL Eligibility Questionaire

Devices

Device distribution for take home devices in grades 6-12 will occur during the first weeks of school. Payment of $30.00 is needed prior to distribution (30.00/per child or 100.00/family maximum). Payments may be made online in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or in person by cash or check at Open House or School Office. Devices in grades K-5 stay onsite.



To review our device agreements/policy information please see our website.

www.litchfield.k12.mn.us > Central Services > Device Information

*Online Registration includes acknowledgment of responsible device user agreement.


DEVICE INFORMATION - Make/Model if you want to purchase Covers/Skins

Internet Safety

NEW THIS YEAR:

Parents of students in grades 6-12 will be able to download an app to any Android or iOS device which will allow them to view their child's internet search history or social media activity that occurs on the school owned device after school hours. Watch for more info on this as school starts and how to sign up using your email address. All district devices will be filtered using our new Securly filtering system.

Stay Connected! Download Campus Parent Portal App!

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