Week of December 5, 2022


December 23 - January 1 - NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

January 2 - School Resumes

January 16 - NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 18-20 Semester Exams (See schedule below)

January 20 - End of 2nd Quarter

Bay Port Events Calendar

District Calendar

2022-23 At-A-Glance Calendar

Scroll to the bottom to see important newsletters, job opportunities,

and military and college visits as they are always updating!!

Essay Contest

The Howard-Suamico Optimist Club is encouraging Bay Port High School students to consider: "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2022-23 school year.

First place student earns a $300 scholarship; Top three winners and their families will be invited to be recognized and presented with a medal at an Optimist luncheon in spring. The winning essay will be sent to the district level where additional college scholarships are available for top winners.

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 80,000 adult and youth members in 2,500 clubs throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Friend of Youth,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year.

Find out more about the contest and print an application on the Optimist International website or contact Krista Greene. Submit paperclipped (do not staple) printed application and essay to the Bay Port front desk by 3pm on Friday, February 10, 2023.


December - Did you know The Giving Tree tries to ensure all students have access to winter apparel? In November we provided warm weather clothing and/or a connection to resources for winter apparel to over 80 students.

This month we are collecting canned soup for our food pantry. Please feel free to send donations with your students to put in the collections bins/carts near the main office of school. Items can also be dropped off during school hours. The Giving Tree appreciates the community support in helping ensure food is not a barrier to a student’s education.


Marian University will host a nurse camp open to high school students graduating in 2024 or 2025 interested in nursing, allied health, and other health sciences.

WHERE: Marian University Fond du Lac, WI Campus

DATES: June 12-15, 2023 Monday through Thursday


COST: $25.00

The camp will feature sessions taught by faculty and area professionals, and will include hands-on learning opportunities. All participants who attend the camp, then apply and are admitted to Marian University will receive an annual $500 scholarship. This camp is limited to the first 20 students who apply and are approved.



Senior Tribute Grad Ads are due February 19, 2023.

These are paid messages and photos from parents to seniors placed into our yearbook.

Submit a message and 1-2 photos directly to Jostens at Jostens Ads


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We need YOUR HELP!! Please Help Others with a Shoe Fundraiser!

  • Do you have shoes that no longer fit, are out of style, don’t match anything in your closet, or just plain don’t wear or want anymore?

  • We are collecting donations of gently worn or new shoes - almost any style or shape. Any shoes will do, as long as they are not torn or ripped. Flip flops, snow boots, sandals, loafers, tennis shoes - bring them in!

  • This drive has FOUR ways to benefit:

    • 1) donors get to clear their closets of unwanted shoes,

    • 2) shoes stay out of landfills which helps the environment,

    • 3) shoes are repurposed to 24 developing nations which helps their citizens, and

    • 4) Travel Club gets the financial reward of collecting & counting all those shoes, which helps pay for bussing!

    • And all at NO COST to those who participate - nothing to buy and nothing to sell.

  • Drop your shoe donations in the box in the Bay Port rotunda any time the building is open through December 5th.

  • Please help us to collect thousands of pairs of shoes (yes - THOUSANDS!). You can collect unwanted shoes from your neighbors, friends, and family members. Our goal is 2,500 pairs of shoes!

  • Please spread the word about this no-cost, multi-beneficial way to help others. The more shoes, the better for everyone! All gently worn or new shoes accepted!*

*Ski boots and skates do not qualify as shoes - sorry!


Harmann's has delivered the second batch of pictures. If you ordered after the original picture day or had your picture taken on re-take day, please check with the welcome desk in the rotunda to see if your pictures have come in.


Youth Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity for all students to have hands-on experiences in careers and make connections between academics and the workplace. Parents and students are invited to learn more about how Youth Apprenticeship fits into students' schedules, high school course selections, and career planning by attending informational sessions. Please plan to attend:

Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm at Bay Port in the Union

If you have questions, please contact Becky Spengler at .

Complete it here: YA Application.

The Bay Port Booster Club needs you

If your child is involved in athletics, then you are automatically a part of the Booster Club!

We are looking for new members and new ideas!


Please do not forget to volunteer at the concession stand this winter using the Sign-Up Genius Link. Varsity parents work the JV game and JV parents work the Varsity game. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. We look forward to another successful winter athletic season.

Our website is in the process of being updated.

We are also looking for adult representatives from each team. This individual or individuals will act as a liaison for the Booster Club and inform the coaches of any important information that may need to be relayed to each team. Commitment is one night a month.

Also attached is the list of job descriptions that are needed to be filled. If you are interested in any of these, please email the booster club at or attend next month's meeting.


We are excited to announce a new partnership between HSSD and Rawhide Youth Services. Rawhide will be providing School-Based Mental Health services at Bay Port High School starting November 2022. Bay Port will serve as a clinic site one day each week, hopefully eliminating barriers for families and students to access mental health care.

If you are interested, there are two ways to get started.

  1. Contact Bay Port School Social Worker, Rachel Miller, at or 1-920-662-7216 to receive paperwork and talk through the details.

  2. Contact Rawhide Youth Services directly at 1-877-300-9101 and begin the process.

Site Therapist Bio: See Attached

Shawna Bio.docx


Students are no longer allowed to have food delivered to the school: Sorry for any inconvenience and please plan accordingly.

Bay Port does not have an Open Campus, which means if you have a study hall before or after your lunch period you must report to both.

Student parking
is available in spots marked with white lines only. This includes the athletic lot and the parking lot behind the district office building. Thanks for your help with parking in the correct spots.

Study Hall Reminder: Students need to sign in to their study hall. All students are marked absent each morning for study hall until they sign in.


There are no longer academic accommodations for Covid absences. Students will no longer be given the option to ZOOM into classes. It will be the student’s responsibility to connect with their teachers to get any assignments they have missed while out sick, most class work is listed in Schology.

To have your absence medically excused, the Attendance Office must have the following:

1. Medical note from provider stating what dates are excused

2. For COVID absences to be medically excused we need: copy of positive PCR test or a medical note from provider documenting days that are excused.

School Nurse: Ann Spaeth, RN, BA 920-662-7245


Yearbooks are sold directly through Jostens.

Watch for Jostens direct mailings each month to your home address.

Purchase your copy of the 2022-23 school year by calling 1-866-282-1516 or visiting before May 20, 2023.


In addition to District Social Media, local TV/Radio stations and the District Website, HSSD will also send weather-related delays and cancellations via text message.

You may opt in to receive text messages by texting the word YES to this updated code: 67587. You will receive a confirmation reply within a few minutes of sending your request.


Connie Jordan from NWTC will be here every Tuesday in Student Services starting on September 20. The purpose of Mrs. Jordan's time here is to meet with you about any or all of the following topics or anything else you'd like to discuss:

Academic and career exploration

Apply to NWTC (waive the fee)

Admission requirements – assist with next steps

Financial Aid - FAFSA process

Scholarship resources and preparation

Compare higher education opportunities and options

Dual Credit Options - earn college while in high school

Please stop in Student Services to schedule your individual appointment!

Appointments are reserved in half hour time spots.

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Important Numbers

Main Office 662-7000 Student Services 662-7252

Athletic Office 662-7267 Attendance 662-7248

FAX 662-7291 Nurse 662-7245

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