Vaughan Steffensrud School Staff: WELCOME! I am your principal Mr. Hancock. Back again for an exciting new year.
Dr. Janey Blanchard is our new superintendent. Mr. Morrison is k-12 Assistant principal/Athletic director.
Officer Purdey from the Chisholm police department is our school resource officer. Ms. Erickson is our school nurse. Here from 8:30-2:30 daily. Physical Education: Mrs. Zubich. and Matt Anderson. Music: Ms. Lubovich. . Kindergarten: Ms. Rice, Mrs. Stish, and Mrs. Petron. First Grade: Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Nehiba, and Mrs. Pessenda. Second Grade: Mrs. Olson, Mrs. Rossini, and Mrs. Swinda. Third Grade: Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Copp, and Mrs. Nelson, covering for Mrs. Nelson is Mrs. Pouge. Special .ED: Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Ludwig. Community Ed: Mrs. Pavolvich. Title One: Mrs. Polich and Mrs. Anderson. Mrs.Kne: in our front office
School Hours: 8:17 am – 2:50 pm. Bus pick up times have been mailed out to parents.
Out of School Program: The VS will be hosting a PM Out of School Program run by the YMCA. You need to enroll your child through the YMCA All questions and concerns on time, cost etc. can be answered by contacting Ms. Casey at 218-749-8020.
School Closing: In the event of a school closing, the superintendent will send out an Instant Alert and notify both radio and TV stations by 6:00 AM.
Immunizations: for all students must be up-to-date in order for your child to attend school. Please complete this as soon as possible to avoid any delays.
Legal Alerts: If for any reason you do not want your child released except to your care, due to special circumstances, please contact the Principal at the beginning of the school year or when such circumstances arise. A legal document “Court Order” is necessary. We must follow the current court orders.
Students leaving the building for early dismissal: When picking up your child during school hours, parents are to come to the office. The office will call your child from his/her classroom for early dismissal or for pick up at the end of the school day. Please pick up your child through the office.
Bus Safety: It is a privilege to be able to ride a bus to school. It is your responsibility as students and parents to follow the transportation safety policy in the student manual. There are cameras on the buses to assist in issues that may arise.
Mr. Nyhus, our transportation supervisor, does training with all students a couple times a year. Again, if your address has change from last year, make sure we have your new address.
Early outs: Students will be dismissed 1 hour early every Wednesday for teacher staff development. So for us here at the VS, buses will leave at 12:50. Please look at your monthly calendars for updates.
Dress Appropriate for Weather: Students will go outside for morning and noon recess. Please dress appropriate for the weather conditions. Flip flops are not allowed in school. If you would like to donate gently used sweat pants and sweat shirts for our students that would be greatly appreciated. Please remind your children to bring home their winter apparel.
PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies- Bluestreak Pride. It is strongly encouraged in all grades to be STREAKS: SAFE, TRUSTWORTHY, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL, EAGER TO LEARN, ACHIEVE GOALS, KIND, STAND STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE.
School Board Policies: Please review with your child/ren:
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