WSA Randall Weekly Newsletter

August 20, 2021

Dates to Remember

August 26: Meet your Teacher/Open House 5 pm - 6:30 pm (To minimize crowding, if possible, Last names A-M please attend 5-5:45 and N-Z 5:45-6:30)

September 1: First Day of School, Parent Coffee & Carbs after drop off on playground (see below)

September 10: Picture Day!

October 13: 5th Grade Run

Carbs & Coffee for New STEM Parents

New to STEM? WELCOME! ON behalf of STEM PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization), parents please plan to join us on the playground after drop off on the first day of school for a quick coffee and some carbs. Meet other STEM parents and kick off the school year together.

Waukesha STEM Academy Handbook

Click here for the latest Waukesha STEM Academy Handbook! This has answers on all STEM procedures, including attendance reporting and parking/drop off.

Family Directory OPT OUT Instructions

As always, during the first few weeks of school, we will provide an electronic family directory of STEM Randall families for the purpose of sending birthday invitations, etc. If you DO NOT wish to be included in the directory, or want any of your information omitted, click here and complete the OPT OUT form prior to August 26th. Remember, ONLY complete this form if you DO NOT want your student or certain information included in the directory.

Annual Online Registration/Fee Payments

All School District of Waukesha families were emailed links and instructions to complete annual online registration and school fee payments. This is required for ALL families, new and returning. Please complete all steps prior to open house on August 26th. (Note this cannot be completed on a mobile device. If you need a computer to use, we recommended making an appointment in our office prior to Open House- office hours are 7-3:30 weekdays. The office will be open during open house but there may be a line.) Click here to view School District of Waukesha fees for next year. Note the increase in lunch fees (Breakfast is not served at Randall STEM)


Click here for the email sent August 9th

Picture Day is Coming!

School pictures are scheduled for 9/10/21.

Pictures can be pre-ordered online here:

<https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering>
https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering

Use the drop down menu to select our school name

Use this coupon code to save 10% off of your order if placed prior to
picture day:

Fall100273

School Supplies and Teacher assignments

Click here for our 2021-22 supply lists. If you ordered a kit, you only need to provide the items in red (and blue if applicable), everything else has been delivered directly to school.


You can discover your student's teacher assignment by logging in to your Infinite Campus parent portal and clicking on "Schedule" on the left.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available

School hot lunches will be returning to paid for the 2021-22 school year. If you are in need of assistance with lunch fees make sure to complete a free and reduced lunch application. Click here to go to the application page. Click here for the latest message from SDW regarding Food Service for 2021-22.

Drop off and Before and After School Care info

Our STEM school day is 7:55 am to 2:55 pm. There is no supervision on the playground before school, so students cannot be on the playground without a parent/guardian. Students should line up outside with their class beginning at 7:40 am (look for signs at open house that will show each class' spot to line up), and will be greeted and brought into school by staff at 7:50 am so they are ready to begin class at 7:55 am. Students must be picked up promptly at the end of the day, as staff supervision ends at 3:05 pm. If you are in need of before or after school care, click here for more information on the Waukesha Park and Recreation programming.

Back to School Procedures

Waukesha STEM Academy is part of the School District of Waukesha and adheres to SDW policies. On July 8th, you received a message from our School District Superintendent outlining how our district will address Covid-19 in our schools during the 2021-22 school year. Click here to view the July 8th message.

If Your Student Needs ANY Medication While at School READ THIS!

Just a reminder if your child has any health concerns and will be needing medication during the school day please fill out the appropriate form(s). The district requires medication authorization forms for the following:


-Any prescription medication

-Inhalers ***
-Epi Pens***
-Daily prescription medication***
-Any prescribed medication***


***Requires physician signature, which MUST match the physician name on the package


-Any over the counter medication such as:
Pain relievers*
Allergy medication (non prescription)*
Eye drops*
Cough drops*


*only parent/legal guardian signature required


Here is the link for the authorization forms. They are listed on the right side of the page.


https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/161


All medication needs to be in its original package along with the prescription label. The prescribing physician needs to match the signature on the authorization form.

Our Health Room Assistant, Amber Williams, will be available at the open house on August 26th from 5:00-6:30 pm to collect medication and authorization forms. Per district policy, staff cannot, under any circumstances, dispense any medication without the authorization form. Please do not bring any prescribed medication without the necessary forms signed. Don't hesitate to email or call with any questions. Staff will also be available the first day of school, however there usually is quite a long line. Thank you!

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

Please click the link below for important information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit that will help families who qualify reduce their internet costs at home. This program is direct to the consumer and requires families to apply for the benefit.

Information on EBBP

Missed Something?

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