Raccoon News: Welcome Back!
August 24, 2023
WELCOME BACK RACCOONS!
We are so excited to welcome you back to school. Read on for important reminders as we head into the start of the school year.
We can't wait to see you soon at Entrance Conferences on Sept. 5th and 6th.
Thursday, September 7th is the first day of school.
See you soon!
Find Out Your Child's Teacher
To find out your child’s teacher, login to the Campus Parent Portal and click “schedule.”
*Please note, if you have not completed the Census Verification process, you will not be able to see your child’s teacher. Follow these instructions to complete your Census Verification: Family Information Letter/Census Verification Instructions.
SIGN UP FOR ENTRANCE CONFERENCES
Once you have the name of your child’s homeroom teacher, please click HERE to sign up for an entrance conference.
Entrance Conferences will be held on Sept. 5 from 8:00am-6:00pm and Sept. 6 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Entrance Conferences are an important opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, visit their classroom, and get their school picture taken.
get your school picture taken
School Pictures will be taken on Sept. 5 and 6 during Entrance Conferences. You can pre-order pictures online. Visit strawbridge.net, click on the red “order pictures and yearbooks” button in the upper right corner, enter the code FM424737-1 and follow the instructions. You can also order pictures with a paper order form at Entrance Conferences.
2023 MAPS Bond Referendum
Since 2017, the District has been studying the long-range facility needs at all buildings. Task forces composed of community members, parents, and staff identified challenges and explored possible solutions. These projects were presented to the community through three community surveys, all of which showed significant support for investing in future-focused facilities. As a result, the Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) School Board unanimously approved moving forward with a bond referendum.
On November 7, voters in our community will decide on two referendum questions to update and improve school facilities for today’s students, staff, community, families, as well as the next generation of learners.
To view the specific referendum questions, visit: https://www.isd77.org/vote2023
HOW WILL THESE PROPOSED UPDATES AND IMPROVEMENTS BENEFIT OUR ROOSEVELT RACCOONS?
- Ensure secure, accessible and welcoming entrances at all District schools, including Roosevelt.
- Install stronger cybersecurity software to district network.
- Build emergency storm shelters at Roosevelt Elementary, Dakota Meadows Middle School, and Mankato West High School.
- Re-purpose elementary spaces into needed special education classrooms.
Visit https://www.isd77.org/vote2023 to see ALL the proposed updates and improvements that will not only benefit our current Roosevelt Raccoons, but all of our Mankato students as they grow in our system!
And don't forget to cast your vote on November 7th!
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
5..........Entrance Conferences 8:00 am-6:00 pm
6..........Entrance Conferences 8:00 am-12:00 pm
7..........First day of school for students
20........Early Release-Students dismissed at 12:30pm
9...........NO SCHOOL-Indigenous Peoples Day
11.........Early Release-Students dismissed at 12:30pm