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  • Superintendent Search Update
    Please check your inboxes for an email sent February 20 from School Board Chair Tricia Meling. Details - including those below - are on www.isd748.org/superintendent_search:

    • The public is invited to attend in person only first and second round interviews that begin at 4:15p at SHS in Watab 101-102 on: 
      • Wednesday, March 6 - First round
      • Thursday, March 7 - First round
      • Monday, March 11 - Second/final round
    • Another opportunity for public involvement is during the final interviews on March 11. Parents/guardians and community members who would like to share feedback about each candidate’s strengths and opportunities for growth via an online tool provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) should complete this interest form by 5p on Friday, March 1. MSBA staff will inform those who were randomly chosen the week of March 4. Please contact Barb Dorn, MSBA Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search, at 507-508-5501 with questions.
     
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  • Congratulations to the SHS One Act Play, Girls Nordic Ski and Dance on making it to State this year. 

    SHS Conferences
    Feb. 22nd 4:00pm-7:00pm Sign up via skyward for in-person or virtual conferences.

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  • SABRE PRIDE: Congratulations to Nicole Fuechtmann, 2nd grade teacher at Pine Meadow Primary School, who was selected as one of 159 candidates nominated to become the 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year! 
    She shared, “It  is such a huge compliment to be nominated. I would not be the teacher I am today without my fantastic team to work with each day. Teaching is definitely the most challenging and most rewarding thing I've ever done. It takes everyone working together, adults and kids, for success to happen.” The Minnesota Teacher of the Year award celebrates the tradition of excellence in teaching in our state. 

     

    Sabre Speaks Podcast: Sartell High School's Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    "...It's given me a different perspective when I'm walking into any building now 'cause I just look at it and think about the process it took to build it." Our latest Sabre Speaks Podcast episode about Career & Technical Education (CTE)/SabreCON at SHS is available at www.isd748.org/DifferentPerspective. Interim Superintendent Tom Lee learns about CTE opportunities and gets an update about SabreCON (the capstone course for construction) directly from SHS students and Technology Education Teacher Joe Schulte. All episodes are posted at www.isd748.org/announcements and on our free mobile app, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools. Please note: there are two file formats for each episode to help you access according to your device.

     

    Save the dates:

    • Wednesday, February 7 - American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) meeting at 5:30p at the Sartell Community Center. Please note: this date is different from the one originally published; visit www.isd748.org/AmericanIndianEducation for details.
    • Monday, February 19 - all grades: no school
     
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  • Monday, December 18: SHS Orchestra Concert at 7pm

    Friday, December 22-Tuesday, January 2: No School/Winter Break. School resumes Wednesday, January 3.

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  • Cap and Gown and Class Rings Ordering
    Seniors: Information and links to order Graduation Cap & Gown as well as other apparel is here.  

    Information and links for Class Rings and other class specific merchandise can be found here.

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  • Friday, December 1: SHS Seniors: parent/guardian ads due. Please contact angela.heckman@isd748.org with questions.

    Monday, December 4: SHS Choir Concert at 7p

    Thursday, December 7: SMS Band Concerts at 6p and 7p

    Friday, December 22-Tuesday, January 2: No School/Winter Break

    Sabre Speaks Podcast: English Language Arts at Sartell High School
    “We want kids to be readers.” Our seventh episode continues our conversation about the Language Arts curriculum in the District. Teachers from our 9th grade English Language Arts department at Sartell High School talk about instruction and curriculum (research, reading, and writing) with Interim Superintendent Tom Lee. Listen at www.isd748.org/SabreSpeaks7 and visit www.isd748.org/annoucements for previous episodes.

    District Newsletter - Sabre Spotlight
    Our latest edition of the Sabre Spotlight, our District newsletter, is in mailboxes today! It will also be available in school buildings and online at www.isd748.org/SabreSpotlight.

    eLearning Update

    • All families: Interim Superintendent Lee emailed details about eLearning with families and staff earlier today. Please check your inbox to review or visit our www.isd748.org/eLearning page. 
    • ORELC, PMPS, and RIS: your students will have hard copies of their first two Choice Boards today. Please be sure to keep the hard copy Choice Boards accessible and in a known location. An electronic version of the Choice Boards (and additional details) are at www.isd748.org/eLearning.
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  • Attendance Procedures
    -Parents/guardians can add student absences in Skyward in advance or the day of occurrence. Log into Skyward Family Access and select the student you are marking as absent.  Then select “Attendance” on the left menu.  For more details, please watch this: How to enter absences in Skyward.
    -Alternatively, an attendance line is available twenty-four (24) hours a day at 320-656-0748 for messages regarding attendance. 
    -If a student is absent from class or arrives late to school, the student's parent or guardian must contact the school office on the same day the absence occurs or submit a written note to verify the absence by 9:30am on the day returning to school. Please include a parent/guardian daytime contact number. 
    -If a parent/guardian does not excuse an absence within one (1) school day of the student's return, the absence will be considered unexcused. 
    -Parents will be notified of accumulated unexcused absences via Skyward Access, any questions should be directed to the main office and or the Assistant Principal(s).

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  • Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation (SSEF)
    Toast to Autumn: Thursday, October 12 from 6-9p at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course
    SSEF is an independent, non-profit organization that embraces the goals of ISD 748 and provides funds for leading-edge ideas and programs within the District. Questions? Please email ssef.net@gmail.com.

    Community Input Listening Session: Riverview's HVAC/Indoor Air Quality
    There will be a Listening Session on Tuesday, October 10 at 6p at Riverview (original high school at 627 Third Avenue North). Please visit www.isd748.org/construction for an overview, Questions & Answers, video, and more. On Monday, October 23, the school board will have the opportunity to vote. Please contact the school board at distschoolboard@isd748.org.


    Nutrition Services Update
    Our Nutrition Services staff is excited for October! Nutrition Services celebrates October as Farm to School month. Many Minnesota school districts celebrate Minnesota Thursdays during the year, featuring a full tray of Minnesota grown or produced foods! Every item on the school lunch tray is to be from Minnesota. National School Lunch Week is October 9-13. Be sure to look for fun menu options and themed decorations.
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  • Picture Re-takes 
    Re-takes are scheduled for 10-10-23, click here to place an order

    FAFSA  Information

    Join us for virtual financial aid events, Tuesday evenings in October. The series - Ready Set FAFSA! - will cover college planning and financial aid basics with professionals and live Q & A. The events are free for MN students and families. Interpreters are available in Hmong, Spanish, Somali and Karen. Visit bit.ly/RSFAFSA for more information and to register. @MnDeptEd @ecmcgroup

    FAFSA

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  • ALICE: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate
    At the recommendation of local law enforcement agencies and the Department of Education, ISD 748 uses the ALICE strategy for response to an intruder in our buildings. ALICE (an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) empowers staff and students to make informed safety decisions in the event of a crisis. Please check your inbox for an email that Superintendent Lee sent this week or click here to read the letter and to view a video message from Superintendent Lee and Sartell Police Chief Brandon Silgjord.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Any 9th and 10th graders interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister please check out this link for more information and to apply.

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