The TEAM Times

Week of 8/30-9/3

Welcome New Teachers!

We have new staff at TEAM this year!!

Abby Osmundson - Kindergarten

Alexis Thompson - 4th Grade

Polly Christensen - 5th Grade

Thomas Prahl - Music/Band/Choir

Amanda Partain - Paraprofessional

Kelly Olmsted - Kitchen Manager/Custodian


Welcome to our TEAM Academy Family!

What's going on this week?

Monday, August 30

Teacher In-Service Day


Tuesday, August 31

All Staff In-Service Day


Wednesday, September 1

Teacher Workday


Thursday, September 2

Teacher Workday

Back to School Open House

3:00-4:30 - Last name A-L

4:30-6:00 - Last name M-Z

If you have children with different last names, please pick one time slot to attend.

If you cannot attend at your time, you can come when it works.

Back to School Open House

Thursday, September 2nd

3:00-4:30 - Last name A-L

4:30-6:00 - Last name M-Z

If you have children with different last names, please pick one time slot to attend.


Please come to our Back to School Open House! We will have as much of the event outside as we can. Masks are required indoors.

  • 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)
  • New students - make sure to bring birth certificates and immunizations
  • And more!
21-22 Student Forms

Get a jump start and fill out your child's yearly forms now!

Extended Day Sign Up

Does your child need to be dropped off before 7:40 or stay after 4:00 because of your work schedule? Fill out this form so they can be approved and put on the list.

Bus Information

If you have any questions about your child riding a school bus, please call:


Palmer Bus Company - 507-833-1150

Lenz Bus Company - 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, Target, or Walmart.


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

Jenna Auen - jauen@team.k12.mn.us

Ashlee Conely - aconley@team.k12.mn.us

TEAM Academy COVID-19 Preparedness Plan 21-22

Our goal is to stay in person this school year! Here are the main things your family can do to help us. The full COVID-19 Preparedness Plan can be viewed in the link below. We had no positive cases in our building last year, so let's work together to make this happen again.


Masks: Masks are required indoors by all individuals (vaccinated or not). Masks are required on school transportation vehicles (mandated by CDC).


Students will not be considered close contacts if both the infected student (lab confirmed) and the exposed student(s) were correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.


Health Screening Process: If you're sick, stay home. If your child is exhibiting any illness-like symptoms please keep them home.


Other Mitigation Strategies: TEAM will continue to implement grade level cohorting, 3 feet physical distancing, 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.


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. We will keep you updated as we receive more information on our voluntary at home student and staff testing.


Visitors: In order to help maintain our safe school environment, TEAM Academy is not allowing visitors during the school day.


Instruction during quarantine: If you child needs to quarantine, the classroom teacher will get work for them to complete.

Enrollment Update!

We still have openings for new students! Enroll any NEW students here.

Music/Band/Choir

We've had a staffing change over the past week with our Music/Band/Choir teacher. We were able to hire Thomas Prahl, but he needs to complete his student teaching this fall. He will join us at TEAM when we return in January. Until then, the students will have all their Spanish classes this fall/winter with Mrs. Negrete. Then in January they will start Music/Band/Choir. He comes to us with an extensive music education background! We are excited to have Mr. Prahl at TEAM!

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: mpfeifer@team.k12.mn.us

TEAM Academy Covid-19 Preparedness Plan

Click to see our full Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for the 21-22 school year.