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District 206 back to school information

In preparation for the start of the 2009-10 school year, District 206 wants to share some important back-to-school reminders and dates.

Back-to-school packets with teacher assignments not picked up for Lincoln, Voyager and Woodland students were mailed out August 13. Garfield, Carlos and Miltona students will receive a letter the week of August 17 and back-to-school materials will be distributed at open house events September 3. Discovery Middle School and Jefferson High School packets will be mailed out the week of August 17.

Food and nutrition services. The application for free or reduced-price school meals was mailed out in July. These meals are available for families who qualify. You must apply every year. The application is due August 27 for benefits to be effective the first day of school.

Busing information was mailed the week of July 27. Parents who did not receive a transportation letter should call (320) 762-2148.

New families

If you recently moved to the area, register your students for school. Call (320) 762-3302.

Orientations/open houses

•Voyager kindergarten orientations are Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25-26 from 4 to 8 p.m.

•Woodland kindergarten orientations are Monday, August 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

•Lincoln kindergarten orientations are Monday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesday, August 25 from 2 to 8 p.m.

•Garfield will host kindergarten orientation Monday, August 31 at 5 and 6:15 p.m. (attend either).

•Miltona will have kindergarten orientation Wednesday, August 26. Choose one of the two hour sessions - 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.

•Carlos will hold 20-minute kindergarten orientation individual sessions August 31 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or September 1 between 3 and 8 p.m. Families should call the school to sign up for a session.

•Orientation for all District 206 elementary schools will be held Thursday, September 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at their respective schools.

•Discovery orientation for 7th graders is Tuesday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students attend break-out sessions. Lunch will be provided. Parents need to provide transportation. Discovery will host another orientation Wednesday, September 2. 7th graders with a green schedule attend from 3 to 4 p.m.; 7th graders with a blue schedule, other new students and students in grades 8 and 9 attend from 4 to 5 p.m. An open house for all grades is from 5 to 7 p.m. Letters with home base assignments will be mailed the week of August 17.

•Jefferson's open house/orientation for 10th graders and new students will take place Wednesday, September 2 from 5 to 6 p.m.; a senior/parent meeting with the Class of 2010 guidance counselor will be held at 6 p.m., and an open house for all students grades 10-12 and parents/guardians will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact information

District Welcome Center - (320) 762-3302

Carlos Elementary - (320) 852-7181

Miltona Science Magnet - (218) 943-2371

Garfield - (320) 834-2261

Lincoln - (320) 762-2146

Woodland - (320) 762-3300

Voyager - (320) 762-5437

Discovery Middle - (320) 762-7900

Jefferson High School - (320) 762-2142