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The district is currently considering a proposal related to school start and dismissal times to be implemented in the fall of 2021-22.

Key factors of the proposal include:

  • Alignment with Strategic Plan.
  • Alignment adolescent sleep research.
  • Mitigation of traffic impact.
  • A more efficient, three-tiered transportation system.
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Following the state’s updated Safe Learning Plan, and in consultation with our Regional Support Team (MDE/MDH), we look forward to returning middle school and high school students to our buildings in a Hybrid 2.0 Learning Model beginning Feb. 22.

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The WBLAE Teacher of the Year committee is proud to recognize the 600+ educators of White Bear Lake Area Educators, Local #7286 as this year’s Honorary Teachers of the Year (2020-21) and to celebrate the professional excellence of the 2021-22 class of nominees. Go Bears!

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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
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Principals, Board liaisons, district leaders and construction partners gathered recently to celebrate groundbreakings at construction sites currently underway throughout the district. 

The projects include an additional gymnasium at the current South Campus; additions at Lincoln, Matoska International, Vadnais Heights and Willow Lane Elementary Schools; and a brand new Transportation Building.

 
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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.

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A revised 2020-21 district calendar was approved at the September 14 School Board meeting. Three of the four days originally scheduled as school days September 5-8, 2020 will be made up on the following days: Wednesday, Oct. 14; Friday, Feb. 12 (at-home learning day); and Monday, April 5.

#BackToSchoolBears

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.

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Find general Back to School information about school supply lists, the Skyward Online Family Update and free or reduced-price meal applications.

School Board Approves Back to School Plan

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. 

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