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PPA's Weekly Newsletter - September 2, 2022

Greetings PPA Scholars, Caregivers, Families, and Community,

I want to share the deepest appreciation to scholars that supported Sunday's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Having you all there and participating in this event demonstrates how much you care about PPA. I also want to thank all of the families and scholars that attended Keys to Success. It was great connecting with all of you. Lastly, to the scholars and caregivers who are reaching out to PPA staff about your next steps, registration, school start time, etc., thank you!

Tuesday, August 6, 2022 is the first day of school, doors open at 8:30 am. PPA’s new address is 220 Kroncke Dr., Suite 130. This information is important to know just in case you have to GPS your route to school. Please enter through the main entrance of PPA which is DOOR 13 located on the west side of the building.

If you are a student that will drive, read the information below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care,

Ms. Sconiers

Important Dates

  • September 5th: No school- Labor Day

  • September 6th: First Day of School

  • September 16th: Back to School Night

  • September 30th: No School for students

Additional information for the start of the school year


There is a limited number of student parking spaces. Student parking is located on the west side of the building.

Where can I get information about school supplies?

At PPA we do not have a supply list. Students are more than welcome to bring and use their own supplies, other than that we provide supplies.

What about chromebooks?

All students that kept chromebooks should have them, students that turned in chromebooks will receive one, and students that lost chromebooks will have a meeting with the principal.

When will we find transportation information and receive bus tags?

Transportation information will be posted by our District Support Center in Infinite Campus and as soon as we know that date, we will share it with you. Bus tags will be passed out on the first day of school so that students can attach them directly to their backpacks. Students will ABSOLUTELY be able to ride the bus to school on the first day of school without a bus pass, as long as the student qualifies for transportation to PPA.

When are school pictures?

Pictures will be taken during the school day on Friday, September 23, 2022. Ordering information will be sent as soon as we have that for you.

Athletic and Activities Calendar

We are so excited as our athletes have begun to take our fields! Before we know it they will be on the pitch, in the pool, on the stage and on the court as well. Please bookmark our 2022-2023 Athletic and Activities Calendar to mark your personal calendars for exciting upcoming events for the year.

2022-2023 Student Handbook

As we launch this school year with 3 High Schools in Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie East, Sun Prairie West and Prairie Phoenix Academy) we are united in our high expectations and high levels of support for students. Please grab a cup of coffee, refill your water or your favorite beverage and carefully read through our Student Handbook. This includes LOTS of important information from academics to student/parent/caregiver support to school nutrition and student fees.

The safety of our students, parents/caregivers, staff and community is our top priority. Please see our attached annual asbestos report.

Ongoing Communication

We will continue to provide communications on Wednesdays, as more information becomes available. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by email.

We appreciate your time in reading through this information. We will keep you updated on a weekly basis. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations. We are here to support you, your scholar and their academic journey.

Be well,

Nikole Sconiers, Principal



Kathy Rockers, Lead Administrative Associate