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Hamilton Ridge News & Events September 2021

A Note from Mrs. Z

Dear Hamilton Ridge Families,

On behalf of the Hamilton Ridge staff, welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to greet you and begin our second year in this bright and beautiful school. Ms. Kirsten and Ms. Beverley (office staff) and I are ready to assist you, answer your questions, and support your children. The teachers are busy preparing for students and can't wait to see you on September 8 or 9 during the Back-to-School Welcome and Assessment Days. The first day of school for grades K - 5 is Friday, September 10. We are thrilled to begin school in-person and full-time for a great year of learning!


Karen Zwolenski, Principal

Technology For Our Schools

On November 2, 2021, Prior Lake-Savage Area School (PLSAS) district residents will be asked to vote on a Technology Levy funding request for our schools.

Funds would help provide our students and staff with the tools, technology infrastructure and support they need to maximize classroom learning and enhance school safety and security.

Please follow this link to learn more and be sure to vote on November 2.

Teacher Assignments

On August 31, all enrolled families will receive an email at 4:00 p.m. indicating teachers have been assigned and are available to view in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Teacher assignments will not be sent by mail. Please be sure you are able to log into Infinite Campus. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, please contact the IT Help Desk. The Hamilton Ridge Office cannot reset passwords.

Welcome and Assessment Day Visits

On September 8 or 9, all students in grades K-5 will meet with their assigned teacher individually for approximately 30 minutes. This time will be spent getting to know students and their families. Please bring all school supplies to the appointment. There will not be a evening Back to School Night event.

During the appointment, Grades 1-5 will also take a literacy assessment. Assessment results will give teachers the data they need to target instruction for students from the first day of the school year.

Please follow the link below to sign up for an appointment with your child's assigned teacher if you have not already done so.

School supply lists - Grades K-5

Bus Information

Bus information is available online in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Once you log in you can view this information under the Transportation tab. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, please contact the IT Help Desk.

End of Day Plan for Your Child

Getting students to their after school destination is one of the most important school logistical planning items. If you haven't already done so, please follow the link below to inform the school what the End of Day Student Transportation Plan is for your child by September 6. Afternoon parent pick up for students will be in the form of a pick-up line in front of the school. Child's teacher and bus number (if applicable) are necessary to complete the form.
End of Day Student Transportation Plan

Click Here - Complete for Each Child By September 6

Attendance Line 952-461-7801

If your child is or will be absent for any reason, please call the attendance line at 952-461-7801 the morning of or before the absence. You may also send and email or Seesaw message to your students teacher. Please copy Beverley Null at with all emails regarding to absences. Beverley is the Attendance and Financial Secretary at Hamilton Ridge. Thank you in advance for keeping the school informed regarding your child's/children's attendance. The safety and well being of all of our students is a top priority.

Parent/Student Handbook

The Parent/Student Handbook contains information regarding district and building rules, policies, procedures and expectations. It should serve as a resource for you to access throughout the school year. In order to begin the school year with an understanding of expectations for daily conduct, we ask that you review the sections of the Parent/Student Handbook listed below with your child(ren). We greatly appreciate the time you spend to assure an understanding of building expectations.

  • Attendance Procedures
  • Background Checks for Volunteers
  • Bus Conduct & Transportation Information
  • Data Privacy/Release of Student Information
  • Information Technology and Acceptable Use Policy
  • Lunchroom Rules & Expectations
  • Outdoor Behavior Guidelines
  • Playground Rules & Expectations
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Dress Code
  • Visitors – Raptor Security System
Parent Student Handbook

Click Here to View the Handbook

2021-22 School Meals Information

PLSAS is pleased to offer all students, PreK-8 and students enrolled at Bridges ALC a free breakfast and lunch meal at school, regardless of income eligibility for the 2021-22 school year. Students will only be charged if they purchase a milk, a side item or a second entrée or meal.


Second Breakfast, Grades K-12: $2.25


Adult Meal: $3.85

Milk: $.45

Second Entrée, Grades K-8: $1.80

Second Lunch, Grades K-8: $3.85

We strongly encourage all families, PreK - 12th grade to complete an application for meal benefits if they feel they may be eligible, or they have applied in the past. Your application generates revenue for our schools. Electronic applications can be found in SchoolCafé or a hard copy application can be found on our department webpage.

Hamilton Ridge Student Directory

The Hamilton Ridge PTC complies a school directory that is made available to Hamilton Ridge families. This is voluntary and is used by families to keep in-touch with classmates outside of school. This directory will be published by class, and whole school. Please follow the link below to have your family included. Deadline is October 1.

Hamilton Ridge PTC Update

Please plan on attending the first PTC meeting of the year! It's on Sept. 7 at 6:30, and we're meeting in the school cafeteria, right inside the front door. We will also host virtually with THIS LINK. We'll introduce ourselves and talk about plans for the year.

Mark your calendars for the first Hamilton Ridge night at an area restaurant! McHugh's will host our first dinner of the year on Monday, September 27th from 4-9. All you have to do when dining in or ordering out is mention Hamilton Ridge, and 20% of your order comes right back to the school!

Get in the spirit with our online spirit wear shop through Paar! Visit this site to order Laker Pride or Hamilton Ridge gear for the school year. Proceeds from the sales come right back to the PTC. We're also adding more items very soon!

As always, stay up to date on all things PTC on Facebook or reach out to us at!

District Calendar

A printable version of the district calendar is available on the web site along with Free-and Reduced Price lunch information on the Parents page under Parent Resources.

Make A Difference

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is hiring for a variety of positions! Work in your school community. Apply today!

Mark Your Calendar

  • September 8 & 9 Grade K - 5 Welcome & Assessment Days
  • September 10 First Day of School - School Hours 9:20am-3:50pm
  • October 7 Fall Picture Day
  • October 20-22 No School - MEA Break
  • October 25 No School - Staff In-Service Meetings
  • November 9 Fall Picture Retake Day
  • November 12 No School - Staff Work Day
  • November 16, 18 & 22 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 24 - 26 No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 23 - January 2, 2022 No School - Winter Break
  • January 3 Classes Resume

Contact Us

Student School Hours 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Main Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Line 952-461-7801

Main Office 952-461-7800

Fax Number 952-461-7849

Health Office 952-461-7806, Tiffany St. Michaels, LPN

Karen Zwolenski, Principal

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students

Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant

Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance)

Andrea Carin, Social Worker

IT Help Desk 952-226-0048 or

District Transportation 952-226-0050 or

Prior Lake Bus Company (after hours) 952-440-1166