September 10, 2018

ISD 709 School News

Duluth Public Schools & Duluth Library Partnership Expands Opportunity

The Duluth Public Library Port Program, a collaboration between the Library and the Duluth Public Schools, will provide students with a new, innovative type of library card.

In place of physical library cards, students will be issued their own unique virtual ID number to use at the library or on the library’s website. Teachers will be able to have Library Port digital access cards enabling them to use the library’s online resources with their students and assist them in using the library.

Students will be able to use their cards to check out library materials (books, music, DVDs) and connect with online homework help, dozens of research databases, downloadable books, and music.

Duluth News Tribune



School Safety is a Priority: Check the Back to School Newsletter to learn what's new for the 2018-19 school year.

Weather-Related School Closings & Two Hour Late Start

All families, especially those with elementary age students, should have a contingency plan for their children in the event of weather-related school closings or a Two Hour Late Start.

Detailed information.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Notifications

When a family's information is entered into Infinite Campus Parent Portal, they are automatically set up to receive the following messages: Emergency, Attendance, Behavior, General Notification, Priority Notification and Teacher.

Families may log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and change these settings (except Emergency which remains permanently selected for all families)

To ensure you receive information regarding lock downs, evacuations or other situations requiring immediate school response please be sure "General Notification" and "Priority Notification" remain checked for your account.
The Emergency notification in Infinite Campus is reserved for district-wide messages such as weather related issues and school closings.

Check with your school for details regarding Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Apply Online to Receive Free or Reduced Price School Meals: www.paypams.com/onlineapp. Families can apply anywhere, anytime - the process is safe, secure, convenient and available 24/7. Data is transmitted to your local school district office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing. Families qualifying for free/reduced school meals may also qualify for reduced school activity fees.

Lincoln Park Middle School Teamwork
Students work together on a 7th grade science project at Lincoln Park Middle School.
Minnesota Public Radio Back to School Story

A wonderful Duluth Back to School story featuring Lowell and Congdon Elementaries. They asked local first grade students what advice they'd like to share with incoming kindergarteners.
Watch/Listen: https://bit.ly/2Cj9Olc

Lester Park Teacher Feature

A great story on KQDS-TV Fox 21 about Lester Park teacher Mary Ostazeski. Thank you, Mary, for your dedication and commitment to Duluth students.


Happy New Year!

Great first day of school photos at Congdon Park Elementary by Bob King, Duluth News Tribune photographer...

See the photos: https://bit.ly/2CyCM0H

Denfeld High School Relationship Building Day 1

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." What story would your license plate tell?

Duluth Teacher's Journey Brings Him Back to the Northland

Best wishes to Jesse Frischmann and to all our new & returning teachers!

KQDS-TV21 Story: https://bit.ly/2Q6PF4A

Welcome Back, Hunters!
Denfeld Jazz welcoming the students bright and early on the first day of school.

Thanks for the Support
A huge thanks you to Cub Foods and our community. 57 individuals chose to donate to Lowell Elementary during their school supply drive. Look at all those bags!

Many Thanks

We thank our local Cub foods store who donated over 80 bags of school supplies to Myers-Wilkins. Thank you Wendy and Randy - we appreciate the community support!

Welcome Back, 'Hounds!

Duluth East High School First Day - It's going to be a great year!
NEW - Fall 2018 Duluth Community Education Course Catalog
A great opportunity to explore a new hobby, learn a new skill, meet new people. Something for everyone.
BROWSE & REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/2P2awEN
>>Arts, Crafts, Hobbies: Felting, Drawing, Rosemaling, Baskets, Bracelets...
>>Computers & Technology: Internet, Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Web Design...
>>Cooking: Sushi, Cookies, Thai, Vegetarian...
>>Dance: Swing, Ballroom, Belly, Folk...
>>General Interest: Astronomy, Bridge, Astrology, Cards, Gardening...
>>Health & Wellness: Tai Chi, Meditation, First Aid, CPR & AED...
>>Language: German, Mandarin, Spanish...
>>Music: Guitar, Ukelele, Piano, Band...
>>Swimming Pool Activities: Swimming Lessons, Aqua Aerobics, Aqua Zumba...
>>Sports & Exercise: Fitness, Zumba, Walking...
>>Yoga: Soma, Vinyasa, Chair...
>>Much more...