Stowe Updates

September 6th, 2021

The 2021-22 School Year Begins!

We can't believe the time has come to go to school this week. We look forward to making this a smooth transition for you and your children. Be patient for the first few days as we get up and running and optimize the schedules for everyone.

You are receiving the Stowe Updates because you have a child who is enrolled to start at Stowe Elementary on:

- September 7th (Grades 1-5) or

- September 9th (Kindergarten)

If you have any questions please:
Call the office at 218.336.8965

For more information on starting the school year, make sure to read our Welcome Newsletter:

Welcome Newsletter: September 2021

Open House - Thanks for Coming By

The Open House was a great success! It was so nice to meet everyone and get acquainted with so many wonderful families.

Want Your Kids to Use District Computers?


Your kids can only use computers at the school if they have these forms filled out annually. Failure to do so will result in your child not being able to use the computers at school or get on the learning platforms provided by the school. Please click on the link below and complete these forms to use district computers this school year:

Computer Use Form

Busing Information

If you don't see transportation information for the first day of school, please check the Parent Portal or call the school office Tuesday. There will be many inquiries into the office on the first day, so we do ask that you drive your kid to school if you do not have busing information. Thank you for your patience.

Quick Reminders About Child Drop Off

- Check your parent portal for information on busing or drive the kids for the first day.

- Adults not employed by the school are not allowed in the school building. You can drop your child off and faculty will walk them to the doors.
- Adults may only come into the office to turn in forms or drop off medications.

- Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

- Students should be in their classroom ready to learn no later than 7:45 a.m.

A Healthy Child is a Healthy Learner

Got Sleep?

Get your children to bed on time. Most elementary school-age children need an average of 10 hours of sleep per night. Sleep allows kid's bodies to re-regulate their essential growth and development hormones, strengthen their immune systems, and aids in behavior, attention, memory and concentration.

Got Food?

What's the best way to build a Lego house? Using the right building blocks. What's the best way to build a strong body and brain? Using the right building blocks. Only with kid's bodies you use the right foods instead of Legos.

ISD 709 is offering a free breakfast and lunch program to students this year to all students! If you do qualify for reduced lunches please fill out this form for our food service department.

Free and Reduced Lunch Form

You can also pick up this form at the school office.

The breakfast and lunch program will begin Tuesday, September 7th.

Parent Involvement

We encourage you, the parents, to be involved in the activities that take place at Stowe. Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers. Parent involvement is a key component to a rich and meaningful education for your child.

Please consider volunteering at Stowe as well as joining the Stowe PTA. We are looking for new officers and people to head up committees. Without your help, Stowe may not be able to offer all the outstanding activities sponsored by our PTA. Our goal is to have every parent volunteer help with just one or more, PTA sponsored event during the school year.

Please contact

ISD 709 Safe Learning Plan

On August 24, the Duluth School Board approved the Safe Learning Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review the district COVID-19 Safe Learning Plan for important information on how we will work to achieve a safe learning environment. The district will continue to utilize CDC, MDH, and MDE recommendations to inform our practices and procedures this school year.

Masks/Face Coverings

  • All staff are required to wear masks.

  • Review mask wearing fit guidelines and expectations.

  • Any exception to the mask requirement would need to follow the ADA process. Please reach out to Human Resources if you need an accommodation.

  • Masks may be removed when eating or drinking,when alone in an office or classroom or outdoors.

COVID-19 Reporting For Staff and Students

Reporting for students

Families, please contact your building Licensed School Nurse and/or use the Student COVID Reporting Form for sharing the following COVID information with your school:

  • Student tested positive for COVID-19 (lab confirmed case)

  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and awaiting test results

  • Student experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but has not been tested

  • Student's been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

  • Student's household member experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Student COVID Reporting Form

Gary New Duluth Rec Center

The Gary New Duluth Recreation Center has teamed up with the city of Duluth to rally and organize the community needs of kids, families and seniors. They've recently partnered with the YMCA to create a space with a strong sense of place and purpose for children. Their focus is on P.L.A.Y.: Promoting Lifetime Activities for Youth. The YMCA Nature Programming is 2:15-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Check the GND out on Facebook to sign your kids up for these great programs:

GND REC Facebook

And you can see all of the wonderful projects, missions, classes and activities here on their website:

GND REC Website