September 2022

Welcome to the NYM 2022-23 School Year!

Each month, we will send an updated version of this e-newsletter to parents and guardians with students across the district. The newsletter features a running list of important dates, event information and current school happenings. We also try to include links to important documents and our websites. Make sure to watch for Eagle News in your inbox each month.

If you know of a parent or guardian that does not receive this newsletter, please message Connie at cvandermay@nymills.k12.mn.us so we can update the email mailing list. Thanks and have a great year!

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Sept. 6: First Day of School!

Sept. 9: Elementary Welcome Back Assembly 1:45

Sept. 24: Sophomore class ring meeting 1:30-2 p.m.

Sept. 26: Elementary Picture Day

Sept. 26: School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: High School Picture Day

Sept. 29: Presenter Jason McCoy, MPH on tobacco prevention for 5th-12th grades

Sept. 29: Frost Family Benefit 4-7 p.m. (see below)

Oct. 3-7: Homecoming Week (watch for details mid-September)

Oct. 3: Coronation (time to be determined)

Oct. 5: Early Out at 1 p.m.

Oct. 7: Homecoming Football Game

Oct. 20-21: Fall Break

Oct. 31: Halloween

Nov. 4: End of HS Quarter One

Nov. 7: JH/SH Band Concert

Nov. 8: Election Day

Nov. 10: Veterans Day Program 9 & 10 a.m.

Nov. 10: Early Out for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 11: No School

Nov. 14: JH/SH Choir Concert

Nov. 18: Community Carnival

Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 7: Early Out at 1 p.m.

Dec. 8: K-4 Music Concert (staggered start times)

Dec. 12: JH/SH/Jazz Band Concert

Dec. 15: 5/6 Music/Band Concert

Dec. 19: JH/SH Choir Concert

Dec. 23-Jan. 2: Holiday Break (school resumes Jan. 3)

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Sept. 26-27: Picture Days

Elementary picture day is Monday, Sept. 26.

High School picture day is Tuesday, Sept. 27

Sept. 29 - Frost Family Benefit

On September 29, 2022, a fundraising benefit will be held at the New York Mills High School for the Frost family who recently experienced the sudden passing of their wife and mother.

On June 10, 2022, Tracy Frost tragically passed away at the age of 47 in an auto crash. She leaves behind her loving husband Chris, and four amazing and bright children, Herimann (17), Elliot (16), Francis (8), and Oliver (7). Chris is now left to raise their family alone which comes with many challenges. Due to the special needs of his two younger boys, Chris may not be able to work full time, and needs assistance with bills, transportation, activities for the boys, medical and therapy expenses, and other necessary costs. This event will help raise the funds necessary to cover the loss of Tracy's income and help Chris and his boys get through this tragic time without having to worry about finances.

The dinner and silent auction will run from 4pm - 8pm in the high school commons. If you would like to donate to this event, either through a monetary donation, or with a silent auction item, please call Carmen at 218-849-4650 or Christi at 218-298-4697. Any type of donation, large or small, would be so appreciated!

Committee Members: Colleen Frost, Carmen Arvig, Cheryl Stoll, Blaine Novak, Amy Boll, Maria Theisen, and Christi Stoll

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After Friday Home Games:

High School Eagles are invited to the Trinity youth ministry open youth room night again this year during the fall sports season. Fridays @ 9:30 until 11:45 pm after HOME football games, September 9, 23, and October 12th. Bring friends, sign in at the door, free pizza and fun games

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Note from the Elementary Office:

If your child needs a change in their afterschool plan, a parent or guardian must call the office no later than 2:50 p.m. Changes that come in after 2:50 p.m. will not be guaranteed. Also, please send paperwork back to school by Friday, Sept. 9.

First Day of School!

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Staff Workshop Day

New York MIlls Public School staff started school on Monday with workshops and training sessions. Three School Board members also stopped by to serve lunch and play a F&M Bank Halftime Game (pictured below) for a chance to win $25. Staff also had several hours of independent work time to prepare classrooms for Open House, which was Wednesday night.
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Womenade donation helps NYM families

NYM Superintendent Blaine Novak accepts a generous Womenade donation from representative Heidi Dresser. Every year the grassroots organization begun in 2004 provides a similar donation of money that district staff can use to support students. Womenade serves several area schools, and with the funds they raise, they strive to make a difference in the lives of families by meeting some of the many needs of students in these schools.

Open House Photos

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Notice: School Meal Changes Coming in 2022-23 School Year

All New York Mills School District families are encouraged to take a few minutes to fill out the free/reduced lunch application forms for our school district. Not only will qualifying for free or reduced meals benefit many of our families, but the district will also receive more compensatory funding if our free and reduced population increases. Plus, this same percentage determines our district enrollment number for the Minnesota State High School League.

Forms that are submitted are kept strictly confidential. The application is available in the District Office and on our website. Follow this link for the NYM District Application: https://content.myconnectsuite.com/api/documents/35a824e4c64e48088863b4fa3d7dad9d

If you would like to review the guidelines, you can see them on the online calculator:


If you don’t initially qualify, you can re-apply if your family circumstances change throughout the school year.

2022-23 Meal Prices


PK- 6 Free

7-12 $1.80

Adults $3.00


Pk-6 $2.80

7-12 $2.90

Adults $5.00

Notice: All Sports Questions go to Matt Radniecki

Notice: All sports questions should go to the NYM Athletic Director Matt Radniecki. Matt can be contacted via email at mradniecki@nymills.k12.mn.us

E-Learning Snow Days

e-Learning days may be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year if we

experience inclement weather days beyond our snow make up days. The state of

Minnesota allows for districts to use up to five e-Learning Days per school year. The

New York Mills School Board approved the use of e-Learning days, in the event that

we have more inclement weather days than we have make up days scheduled in the

district calendar. Below are the key highlights to be aware of when an e-Learning day

goes into effect. Please review the details listed below:

About e-Learning Days:

  • In New York Mills, e-Learning Days will be implemented only after all snow make up

days are used in the 2022 – 2023 school calendar. These e-Learning Days can negate

the need for makeup school days at end of the school year, helping families


  • An e-Learning Day is a day where a school offers full access to online instruction

provided by students’ individual teachers due to inclement weather. 120A.414

  • e-Learning Days allow students to work from home, avoiding potentially dangerous


  • e-Learning Days are intended to counter the loss of curriculum momentum resulting

from school cancellations due to Minnesota’s winter weather.

  • Students are expected to participate in e-Learning activities for all scheduled classes

on the day the plan is used. Students who do not participate in planned activities are

considered absent for the classes unless prior arrangements have been established.

For Information about the NYM School District e-Learning Plan, please click the PDF below:

New Staff:

School Year at a Glance

Below is the 2022-2023 School Calander for the NYM School District. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2022! Click the link below the image for a printable version.
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