High school students in Distance Learning model starting November 17. Elementary and Middle School students in the Distance Learning model starting Monday, Nov. 30. There will be no school for Elementary and Middle School students on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 (there will be no in-school or at-home learning) to transition to distance learning.
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named White Bear Lake Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak as the 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Dr. K was selected for this honor by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations. Nominees are evaluated on how each candidate demonstrates leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement.
If you are a Tier 1 worker and need child care on the days the kids are not in school you still need to register through Community Services and Extended Day for that service. The service is free but you have until Wednesday to get your child enrolled or you won't have that service provided to you. Extended Day Program
2020-21 “Coffee with Dr. K” events:
- 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Oct. 6
- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. on April 6
WBLAHS athletic contests are now available via live streaming provided by PrepSpotlightTV. The live stream arrangement is done in partnership with MSHSL and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidance.
Families, staff and community members are invited to share back-to-school pictures, along with why they are excited for the school year, on Facebook with a #BackToSchoolBears hashtag to have a chance at being featured in the Community e-Newsletter.
Find general Back to School information about school supply lists, the Skyward Online Family Update and free or reduced-price meal applications.
On Friday, August 7 the School Board approved a Fall 2020 Return to School Plan, during a School Board Special Work Session. White Bear Lake Area Schools will be offering a Hybrid Learning Model for all students K-12+. A Distance Learning Model will also be available for all families who choose that as an option.
As the district continues the planning process for the new elementary school in Hugo and the new unified high school, an important component of the design and construction phases is to have a principal named for each building so that key decisions can be made to ensure a successful opening.
At the July 13, 2020 School Board meeting, the School Board ratified the sale of the refinancing of leases related to the 2013 and 2014 gymnasium additions at Lakeaires, Matoska and Willow Lane Elementary Schools.
Please continue to give us your input by sharing your thoughts in the online conversation that was emailed to all staff members, students and families on the evening of Friday, July 10 about what we should consider as we prepare for a return in September.
Please see this message that was sent to Sunrise families this morning regarding library book weeding procedures.
The district recently mailed an end-of-the-year Bear's Update to all district residents.
We are gathering information from our families about learning model preferences and transportation for their student(s) when school resumes in the fall.
The White Bear Lake Area School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Gillespie has been chosen to serve as the new Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, a position that will be vacated when current Assistant Superintendent Sara Paul steps into the role of Superintendent at North Branch Area Public Schools.