Parent/Community Information & Resources
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Click on the links to the left to access resources to support parents/guardians, your family, and our entire community as we work together to foster students' success in our district schools.

*In inclement weather situations, click here, to see if events will still occur. 

Join our District...Open Enroll to our Schools

Interested in joining our school district? Apply now for Open Enrollment to Poynette Schools. 

Families from other districts may apply for Open Enrollment into the School District of Poynette now through April 28, 2017. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based on the location of their parents’ home. Open enrollment is a tuition-free opportunity for parents to apply for their children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.The state’s public school open enrollment program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Click on the link below to learn how your family can join our community of learners. We look forward to s serving you. 

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NBC 15 School Shout Out Stops by Poynette Elementary

NBC- 15  recently visited our district to film our students as part of their School Shout Out program. Following are the dates that each grade will air. The short TV spots will be on at 4:45 a.m. and 6:45 a.m.. The students and teachers had a great time and represented our school very well! The spots will also be on the NBC-15 website after they have aired.

5th grade February 15th
3rd grade February 17th
1st grade February 22nd
4th grade March 3rd
2nd grade March 7th

Notice of Changes to School Calendars & Schedules

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Our recent winter weather has impacted our school calendar, consuming all of our district's bank of snow days. In order to comply with state guidelines, and because we have at least another full month of winter remaining, we will be adding minutes to our school day and adding days of instruction to our 2016-17 school calendar. 

Beginning on Monday, February 13, 2017 students in grades 6-12 ONLY, will start their day two minutes earlier, 7:33am and end at 2:45pm. Kindergarten through 5th grade have different calendar requirements and their start and end times will remain the same. Our 4K program will have changes in their schedules as well. The 4K calendar changes will be communicated by Mr. Hausser in a separate message. 

We will also add to our school calendar additional regular school days in place of our Teacher Inservice Days previously scheduled. Students will have regular classes on March 3 and April 17th. If these additional school days impact your family's existing plans, please contact your building administrator. We will work together to keep family plans in tact.

We hope that these are the only modifications we will need to make to our school calendars and days. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. Thank you for your continued support of our schools and learning community. 

Join Us for Biocore on March 10th

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Join UW-Madison students for a terrific learning experience that promotes hands-on scientific investigation and exploration by elementary, middle, and high school students. Biocore is a family fun science night where our students and families with work together with UW-Madison's Biocore Outreach Ambassadors to conduct science experiments and learn more about all things science. High school students, are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? High School students who are interested in volunteering with the Ambassadors to lead science experiments should contact Ms. Sukowski or Ms. Pittner ( for more information

 Biocore will be hosted on Friday, March 10th at Poynette Elementary/Middle School Gym, 5:30-7:30pm.

The science event is perfect for K-6 students, but all are welcome to attend.  

It's free to all participants. 


2017 Spring Election for School Board Members

The terms of two elected Board of Education members, Randy Tomlinson and Ron Redell, will expire on April 23, 2017. Both open positions will be for three-year terms.The following individuals have filed forms and will be listed on the April 4, 2017 ballot:

  • Jamie Pauli
  • Ron Redell
  • Randy Tomlinson

An elector desiring to run as a write-in candidate for a position on the school board must file a campaign registration statement and a declaration of candidacy no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Poynette School District Office. These papers may be obtained at the District Office, 108 N. Cleveland St., during regular hours of  7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Declaration of Candidacy and Campaign Registration Statement forms are also available at:  Questions regarding district boundary information may be directed to the Columbia County Land Information Office or the Poynette School District Office.  Write-in candidates may still register at the district office. The Board of Education is comprised of seven citizens elected to serve three-year terms. The election will be on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  

March Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Our instructional staff is excited to share your children's progress during parent teacher conferences. Mark your calendars for the following events and join us in celebrating your children's academic progress thus far:

  • On Thursday,March 2, for grades K-5 only, 1:30-8pm. K-5 Students will be released at 12:30 pm. No 4K classes.
  • On Thursday, March 2, grades 6-12, 4:30-8pm
  • On Thursday, March 9, for grades 4K-8 only, PT conferences will be hosted from 4:00-7:30pm.

March 2017 NHS Blood Drive

Clip art graphic of I will Give Hope, Give Life. Donate Blood.

Do you have time to save a life or two? Please join us to donate blood at the Poynette High School, National Honor Society Blood Drive, March 1, 8am to 2pm in the Kerr Gym. 

To schedule your appointment to save a life, visit the following link to register online: Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors may also contact Mary Kennedy at 608-635-4347 x 173 or email to schedule an appointment. 

Make time to help save lives.

Mrs. Wentz's Summer Clothing Drive

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In an effort to spread kindness and care in our wonderful community, Mrs. Wentz’s fifth grade class, led by Kloie H., would like to organize a clothing drive. This clothing drive will be entirely voluntary and entirely free for those participating. We all know that kids grow so fast! Kloie thought it would be helpful to our community to share outgrown clothing with one another.

We request that you think of our community as you are doing your spring cleaning. Please send in your child’s gently used summer clothing (shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, light-weight pants or any sports related gear; for example: baseball/softball pants, sport shoes, etc.). We will collect those items in classrooms for the entire month of March. On April 4th and 5th from 5-6:00 families are welcome to come to the Elementary School Cafeteria. Our fifth grade class will have all the donated items spread out and ready for you to take. Our hope is that you find summer clothing for your children.

Your support in encouraging this community event, is greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Wentz’s Fifth Grade Class

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