Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

September 2021

About Us

Attendance Line: 651-480-7391
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7395
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7423
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

We are ready to start a new and exciting school year! Welcome back to all of our returning families and a special welcome to the new students and their families for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact us with any concerns you may have, as we want the school year to be a successful one for each of you.


Please visit our school website regularly to view updated school information. Our website features the monthly newsletter, supply list, classroom websites, lunch menu and more.



8 - First Day Grades 1-6, & 9

8 - Kindergarten Orientation - more info to come week of 8/23

9 - First Day Grades Kindergarten, 7-8, & 10-12

22 - Picture Day

22 - McAullife Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) Meeting, 6:30pm

Zoom link: Meeting ID: 814 8529 4085 Passcode: 991582

27 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development


18 - Evening Elementary Conferences

19 - Evening Conferences

20 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences

21 & 22 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Association Days

27 - Picture Retakes


8:30 am: Buses begin to arrive, students may be dropped off, and breakfast is served. **Students may not enter the building before this time**

8:50 am: School begins

3:25 pm: Dismissal for all students


Hastings Public Schools is pleased to provide families with a new and easy way to sign annual forms and review and update household contact information for the 2021-22 school year through their Campus Parent Portal Account. The process will take approximately 5-20 minutes depending on the number of children. All families must complete this update by September 17, 2021.

Families will be asked to review and update parent/guardian contact information and non-household emergency contacts. Families will also be asked to review and agree to their school's student handbook, the Student Device User Agreement & Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, and a COVID Daily Symptoms Check Agreement.

One parent or guardian from the primary household will be required to provide information for your children. Parents/Guardians from a secondary household will be able to update their own contact information.

After logging into your Parent Portal Account, click More and Back-To-School Annual Updates to begin.

**If you do not have an activation key for the parent portal, please call 651-480-7390 or email edannenberg@isd200.org**


Picture Day - Wednesday, September 22

*If ordering online, you will need your student's id number. This can be found on your Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking "TODAY" in the left hand menu bar*

Pre-Order Now to Receive your Free Social Media Image!

CLICK HERE-->> http://www.cahillphotostudio.com/school-districts.html

***Please make sure you select the correct school building and place separate orders for each child. Ordering under the wrong gallery or multiple children for one order will cause significant delay in receiving your photos. Students are required to have their photo taken at the building where they attend school. The pre-order gallery will be open for 2 business days after picture day. Please note you may receive additional ordering information even if you already placed an order. Photos will not be available for viewing until 10-14 business days after picture day. The free social media image will also not be delivered until 10-14 business days after picture day to your email as a downloadable link. ***

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Contact Cahill Studios:


715.268.9363 // 866.229.0135


FREE Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all students for the 2021-22 school year.

**NOTE** Students will be charged for second meals, a la carte items, and milk if they bring their own meal.

More information about lunch accounts can be found here.


Online Lunch Account


Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*

● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea

*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).

We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.

During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.


In order to minimize interruptions to the classroom, students should not be picked up early unless it is an emergency. On those occasions when it is necessary to pick your child up during the school day, please go to the school office to sign your child out. The office staff will call the classroom and have the student sent to the office. Teachers will not release students unless the office gives prior approval. This practice has been established to help protect your child.


We have updated our student sign in/out system and will need to re-scan all driver's licenses when students are picked up early.

Please bring your driver's license with you when you are checking out your student.



My name is Emily Horn. I'm so excited to be the new school nurse at McAuliffe Elementary! I recently graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin and am glad to be starting my nursing career caring for the students here. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, walking, and kayaking. I also love spending time with family, friends, and my dog!


My name is Hannah Munson. I am originally from Hastings and attended school in this district. I then attended college at the University of Minnesota and received my Masters in Education. I have been a teacher for 5 years and previously taught in Red Wing. I love watching sports and especially love cheering on the Gophers. I also enjoy going golfing and kayaking and spending time with my dog, Parker. My husband Justin and I got married in Duluth back in November.


My name is Julie Klein and I am so excited to begin this year in 4th grade at McAuliffe! I recently moved to Hastings and am looking forward to all the beautiful outdoors to explore in my free time. When I'm not teaching, you might find me fishing, reading, kayaking, or trying out a new restaurant. I'm thrilled to be a part of the McAuliffe staff and look forward to an awesome year.


My name is Dana Schmitt and I am excited to work as a resource teacher at McAuliffe Elementary. My teaching career began in the area of early childhood and I have been teaching special education for the last 6 years. I enjoy being active outdoors, spending time with my family, and taking my dog Lucy to the park. My favorite part about teaching is seeing the excitement students have when they make a connection between what they are learning and their real-world experiences.


Hi! My name is Amanda Enstrom, and I am a speech therapist at Pinecrest and McAuliffe. I live in Inver Grove Heights with my husband (Chris), 2 boys (Joshua, 14 and Lucas, 11), and arguably the world's greatest dog (Coda, 5). I love to travel with my family, sing and play flute for my church, bake (and eat) anything with butter and sugar, and catch up over coffee with friends. One of my favorite places on earth is the Black Hills of South Dakota, where my parents have a summer cabin. I really look forward to getting to know your kids and the staff this year!


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