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Summer - July 2021

A Note from Mrs. Z

Hello Hamilton Ridge Families,


Summer is in full swing! I hope that you are enjoying a different pace, many connections with friends and family, and a variety of outdoor activities. Here at Hamilton Ridge our Kids' Company is going strong and Summer Academy began on Monday. While our school is not quite as full, it's great to see students and staff using our new building.


The purpose of this mid-summer newsletter is to keep you in the loop of forthcoming dates and events as we plan for a wonderfully "regular" school year! I can't wait! Enjoy the rest of your summer and you will be hearing from us again in August.


I wish you a great summer and I look forward to seeing you when we open the 21-22 school year!


Karen Zwolenski, Principal

Save the Dates - Important Scheduling Information for your child

Great Start to Kindergarten August 3 and 4

During the first week of August, we will be conducting the “Great Start to Kindergarten” assessments for incoming Kindergarten students. A trained staff member will work with each child one-on-one to measure reading, math and social skills. The testing will take up to 30 minutes and will help us place your child in the kindergarten classroom that is best suited for him/her. A PTCFast sign up link has been sent to incoming Kindergarten families. Please contact Kirsten at kschoeller@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us if you have questions.


Welcome Visits and Assessment Days

On September 8 and 9, all students in grades K-5 will meet with their 2021-22 teacher individually for approximately 30 minutes. This time will be spent getting to know students and their families. Grades 1-5 will also take a literacy assessment. The assessment results will give teachers the data they need to target instruction for students from the first day of the school year. You will receive communication mid-August that will include information on how to sign-up for Welcome Visit and Assessments Days. The first official day of classes for students in grades K- 5 is Friday, September 10.

2021-22 Teacher Assignments

Kindergarten and newly enrolled families: In the coming weeks, you will receive a Welcome Letter (in the US Mail) from the PLSAS district office with instructions on how to set up Infinite Campus and other tools the district uses to manage information, activities, etc.


Mid August, all families will receive an email indicating teachers have been assigned and are available to view in Infinite Campus. 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 ithelpdesk. The Hamilton Ridge Office cannot reset passwords.

2021-22 Bus Information

Bus information will be posted online through Infinite Campus mid-August. Once you log in you can view this information under the Transportation tab. If you need assistance with Infinite Campus, please contact the ithelpdesk.

2021-22 School Supplies

School supply lists for next year are available on the Hamilton Ridge website. If you choose to order supplies through the online store, School Tool Box (now open), please go to www.schooltoolbox.com. 3% of all School Tool Box sales will be returned to Hamilton Ridge in the form of a fundraiser. Thank you for shopping with School Tool Box!

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.

Family Address Changes

If you are moving or have any family status changes, please keep your school office informed. You may call and leave a message for at 952-461-7804, or email: kschoeller@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us This information will help as we create our class lists for next year and insure that we have current mailing information.

Summer Office Hours

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The Hamilton Ridge Office is open this summer, but please call ahead if you plan on stopping by as there will be times that we are at meetings and enjoying some time off. To enroll a child at PLSAS, please contact our District Services Center at 952-226-0000.

Hamilton Ridge PTC Update

The PTC is looking for a vice president to serve on the board. The position comes with a few hours of commitment a month. Email us if you or someone you know wants to be part of the Hamilton Ridge PTC! hamiltonridgeptc@gmail.com.


Stock up on Hamilton Ridge or Laker gear all summer long! Go to this site to order spirit wear. It comes right to your house and proceeds come back to Hamilton Ridge.


Have a great rest of the summer!

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 tstmichaels@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Karen Zwolenski, Principal kzwolenski@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Lindsay Comstock, Dean of Students lcomstock@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Kirsten Schoeller, Administrative Assistant kschoeller@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Beverley Null, Administrative Assistant (attendance) bnull@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Andrea Carin, Social Worker acarin@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Technology Helpdesk 952-226-0062 or ithelpdesk@plsas.org

District Transportation 952-226-0050 or jswedberg@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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