Parent Tiger Talk

May 2019

It's time to Celebrate!

In May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. On May 20th, the Board of Education celebrated the 280.5 years of RASD service from our 2019 retirees.This is a time to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication. The success of our students is a direct result of their mindfulness, detailed planning and preparation.

Parent support of our staff is important and appreciated. There is a teacher shortage so the impact of our parents’ encouragement to staff is valued and makes a difference. From teachers, educational assistants, office staff, custodians, food service staff, bus drivers to principals, we thank them for striving to make our vision as one of Wisconsin’s finest school districts, fostering excellence for all through innovation, a reality. They truly inspire learners, engage community and enrich the world.

The 2019 Retirees are: Custodian John Berndt (23 Years); Custodian Charles Chipman (22 Years); Special Education Aide Lorena Gammon (10 years); Quest 4th Grade Teacher Lori Hron (20 Years); Director of Student Services Julie Krackow (2 Years); Clerk Typist – Guidance & Athletics Jackie Lehman (21 Years); Courier/Custodian Art Schwark (45 Years); World Language Teacher Jeanne Shohoney (33 Years); Special Education Aide Jeanne Turner (31.5 Years); Journey 2nd Grade Teacher Elizabeth Wargula (30 Years); Catalyst 6th Grade Teacher Sandy Wisneski (43 years).

We extend our thanks to them for their dedicated service to the families of Ripon and wish them the very best.

As we look to wrap up another wonderful school year, please remember to sign up your child for summer school if you have not already.

Have a wonderful summer,


May Board Brief

Attached is a summary of business conducted by the Board of Education at the May 20, 2019 meeting. Full agendas for all Board meetings are available on the District website under the Board tab.

Online Registration Coming Soon

The district will be implementing a new Online Registration process beginning with the 19-20 school year. This is exciting news for all of us as it will streamline the registration process and make things so much easier for families (mainly reducing the amount of paperwork you need to complete for each child)! Watch for more information to come the beginning of July, but now would be a good time to verify you have access to your Parent Portal login and password as the process is completed through the Parent Portal for all families. The online registration link will appear in your Parent Portal Infinite Campus account. If you need assistance on this process, we will have videos on the website under the Parent's tab. Please contact Britnie Meyer at (920) 748-4600 or at if you are unsure of your login information.

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Summer Food Program

The Ripon Area School District will be offering free breakfast and lunch for anyone under the age of 18 from June 17- August 30.

There is no cost, no sign up, and no application needed - just show up and enjoy breakfast and lunch!

See the flyer below for the dates, times, and locations offered.

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Summer Volunteers


The Ripon Area School District is excited to offer a free Summer Food Service Program for all children age 18 and under, and we need your help. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program that ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session so that no child goes hungry during the summer. All children 18 and under are invited to a free breakfast and lunch at Ripon Area School District schools weekdays from June 17 to August 30.

In order to run this program successfully, we need help from volunteers to supervise the cafeteria throughout the summer. We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping, even if it is only for a day, a few days, a week, or for the whole program. The volunteer times are as follows:

June 17-August 30

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30

Lunch: 11:30-12:30

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering please contact Britnie Meyer at 920-748-4600 or via email at Thank you!

Medication at School

If your child has medication that is currently being held in the school office, this letter is to notify you that all over-the-counter and prescription medications, including but not limited to, inhalers and chambers, EpiPens, cough suppressants, and Tylenol should be picked up by the parent or guardian by Friday, June 7, 2019, 3:00 PM.

If you need to make other arrangements for your child’s medication, please call the school health office by Monday, June 3, at (920)748-4633. Medication and treatment supplies will be discarded per the state laws for businesses and institutions for medication destruction, if they have not been picked up by Friday, June 7, 2019, 3:00 PM, unless it will be needed for summer school.

If your child is attending summer school, and will need medication or emergency medications at that time, you may leave the medications at school if you wish. If you choose to bring emergency medications home, please bring any emergency medications back to school on the first day of summer school. It is important that we have EpiPens, glucagon, inhalers, etc. at school during summer school hours.

If your child will not be attending summer school or will not be at summer school for medication administration times, please calculate the number of school days remaining for the school year and send only the amount that will be needed to complete the school year.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Bonnie Fischer, RN, BSN

Upcoming Events

May 25- Graduation

May 27- No School

June 7- Last day of school

June 17- Summer School classes begin

Ripon Area School District

RASD Mission Statement

Empowering learners, engaging community, enriching the world

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Ripon Area School District Board does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; age; sex (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity); pregnancy; creed or religion; genetic information; handicap or disability (in accordance with Policy 3123, AG 3123A, and AG 3123B); marital service; citizenship status; veteran status; military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.); national origin; ancestry; arrest record; conviction record (in accordance with Policy 4121); use or non-use of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours); declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters; or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices.

The district encourages informal resolution of complaints under this policy. If any person believes that the Ripon Area School District or any part of the school organization has failed to follow the law and rules of S.188.13 Wis. Stats., or in some way discriminates on the basis listed above, s/he may bring or send a complaint to the Administration Office at 1120 Metomen St, P.O. Box 991, Ripon, WI 54971.