The TEAM Times

TEAM Academy's Summer 2021 Newsletter

Summer School - Road Trip Theme!

It's not too late to sign your child up for summer school! The extra instruction kids receive over the summer will help fill any gaps in learning, reinforce important skills, and better prepare them for the following school year.

Our theme is Road Trip! Each teacher will have fun activities that revolve around our theme for the students to participate in each day. We are even working on a few local field trips! Students will work on reading, math, and be provided with a morning snack every day. All TEAM students are welcome to attend!

Dates are: July 12 – August 12 (Monday-Thursday) 8-11 am

Sign your child up here!

TEAM Academy COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Summer/Fall 2021

This plan will continue to be reviewed and changed as new guidelines come out over summer/fall 2021.

Masks: Masks are encouraged by any individual who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, but not required except for on school transportation vehicles (mandated by CDC).

Health Screening Process: If you're sick, stay home. All people entering TEAM Academy facilities are expected to perform a self-health screening prior to entering the building (screening for elementary children must be completed by an adult).

If you or your child has a fever 100.4 degrees or higher; new onset cough or a cough that gets worse; has difficulty/hard time breathing; new loss of taste or smell, you/ they will be required, per MDH decision tree, to test for COVID-19 or have an alternate diagnosis from a medical provider.

Isolation: If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, he/she must quarantine for 10 days during the infectious period.

Communication: Families are REQUIRED to report a positive case of COVID-19 to the director. Families will be notified of a positive COVID-19 case.

Attendance/Rosters: Daily attendance will be documented for each class/activity.

Contact Tracing: Families will be notified if their child has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

Quarantine: In the event of an exposure, TEAM Academy encourages, but does not require, a quarantine period. The CDC recommends a 14-day quarantine period, with two other options: (1) 7-day quarantine period (test on day 5 or after) or (2) 10-day quarantine period without a test.

Household Contacts: Any person who lives in the same household as the person that tested positive is REQUIRED to quarantine. See quarantine information above for details.

Other Mitigation Strategies: TEAM Academy will also implement hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and enhanced indoor air ventilation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinations for School Age Students: Individuals age 12 and older are currently eligible for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Community sites continue to offer vaccinations to students age 12 and up. The State of Minnesota Vaccine Locator tool allows searching by zip code, distance, age group, and more.

Student and Staff COVID-19 Testing: Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer no-barrier, at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for everyone who lives in Minnesota, with or without symptoms. You can read more about this service on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Students with disabilities: Appropriate accommodations will be made for students. The special education coordinator and case managers will consult with school staff.

Coordination with state and local health officials: TEAM Academy school staff will continue to collaborate with officials from the Waseca County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Email Jill Courtney, TEAM Academy Superintendent, for public comment -


Does your child need to ride the bus to school? School bus transportation is provided to students that live in the district who live one mile or more from their school. To receive more information to get your student set up for bussing and their required bus pass, please contact one of these two school contracted bus companies that service the following areas:

North of old HWY 14 is Palmer Bus Service 507-833-1150

South of old HWY 14 is Lenz Bus Service 507-835-5104

School Supply List

Our school supply lists can be viewed online here. You can also view them here and purchase supplies online through Amazon or Target.

If you need assistance purchasing school supplies, please contact one of our social workers:

Jenna Auen -

Ashlee Conely -

Enrollment Update!

All students who are currently attending TEAM are automatically enrolled for the following school year. New students will be enrolled on a first come first serve basis. All students who sign up after a class is full will be put on a waiting list. If you know of anyone thinking of enrolling their child at TEAM please encourage them to do so as soon as possible to ensure they have a spot. Enroll any NEW students here.

Back to School Open House

September 2nd

4-6 PM

Save the date for our Back to School Open House! Come anytime from 4-6 PM to:

  • Meet your teacher
  • Find your locker
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Drop off medications with the nurse
  • Fill out yearly student forms
  • Order new TEAM Academy t-shirts ($10 each)
  • And more!

Welcome New Teachers!

We have new staff at TEAM this year!!

Abby Osmundsun - Kindergarten

Alexis Thompson - 4th Grade

Polly Christensen - 5th Grade

Amanda Partain - Paraprofessional

Kelly Olmsted - Kitchen Manager/Custodian

Welcome to our TEAM Academy Family!

Updating Contact Information

Please be sure to notify the office of any change in address, phone number, change of work place, marital status, family members or emergency phone numbers. Notification of these changes as they occur are greatly appreciated.

You can also log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your contact information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for EVERY Student

We are pleased to announce that TEAM Academy will participate again in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 21-22. What does this mean for you and your children attending TEAM? All enrolled students of TEAM Academy are eligible to receive a healthy break-fast and lunch at school at no charge to your household. As parents, you can count on your child(ren) eating two healthy meals each day! If your child brings a lunch from home and needs a milk or wants to purchase a 2nd milk for their lunch it will cost them $0.50.

Free Healthy Snacks

TEAM Academy will once again have the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) this year. A fresh fruit or vegetable snack will be provided for students every day. Snacks will be served mid-morning. The main goal of the FFVP is to increase the fruit and vegetable consumption of elementary school children. In addition to providing fresh fruits and vegetables, another goal of this program is to provide nutrition education to the children. Please continue to talk with your children about the healthy choices they receive at school.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

If you need help with your login information contact: