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School District Winter Weather Policy


As you know, winter weather has already arrived here in Minnesota.  Please remember that the White Bear Lake Area School District uses a -10 degree wind chill rule in determining in/out days for recess.   If the weather is -10 degrees or warmer, the students will be going outside for recess. Students should come to school each day prepared to head outside for fresh air, fun and exercise.

20 Things We Should Say More Often

Check out this fun video about 20 Things We Should Say More Often.

Fall 2020 Kindergarten Welcome Week Jan. 6-10

White Bear Lake Area School District will be hosting Welcome Week at all it's elementary schools throughout the district from January 6-10, 2020.  This gives parents who will be starting their children in kindergarten in the Fall an opportunity to tour their neighborhood elementary school as well as Matoska IB World School.  Matoska is an open school to everyone who lives in the school district boundaries and provides busing to all as well that live in the district.  Matoska's classrooms usually fill up quickly so it's best to tour during welcome week then make your decision and register online right away.  Tours at Matoska are below.  Paper enrollment packets can be picked up at any of the elementary school offices or the district registration office.   Parents who live in the school district should receive a mailing this month with details for next school year.

Tour Week at Matoska:  

(please check-in at the school office located on Bellaire Ave)

Monday, January 6:  10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, January 7:  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 8: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thursday, January 9:  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Fall Kindergarten Registration Opens January 1, 2020

Kindergarten registration opens January 1 for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  

Kindergarten enrollment process is as follows for Matoska Int'l:

1st priority - siblings to families already attending Matoska

2nd priority - families within the WBL School District

3rd priority - families living outside of the school district boundaries (open enrolled)  

Open enrolled students will go on a wait list and be enrolled on a first come first serve basis starting in April.  Call the Districts registration office at 651-407-7674 to go on the wait list. 

News from the Health Office re: Influenza and Lead Levels in Drinking Water
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