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Wed. Nov. 16, 2022
Winter is here... and with it a whole new season of weather! 
Check out this week's Brighter Bulletin for: 
❄️ Emergency weather process
⚽ More good soccer news
🎉 Lori Watzl-King is awarded at annual conference 
🤔 What is AIPAC?

Emergency weather process for SANB
Brrr… it’s that time of year again, where beautiful snow covers the landscape and envelopes our homes and schools. Due to our Minnesota-climate, which can range from dangerously low temperatures to blizzard-like conditions in a matter of days, we like to prepare for the worst at the start of the season with winter weather information. 

How do we monitor the weather?
We monitor weather and road conditions using the doppler radar, local experts and the city of St. Anthony Village to determine conditions. The district follows the National Weather Service temperature and wind-chill predictions for our community. We continually monitor this forecast throughout the winter season.


When the decision is made to close our schools, we do this only after confirming that it is:
  • Too difficult to walk to school because of snow, and/or

  • Dangerous low temperatures put students at risk, especially at bus stops

What are our priorities if we plan on closing the schools?
The decision to close our schools is taken very seriously. The safety of all students and staff is a first priority when determining if the district should stay open in extreme winter weather. We either decide to close or stay open – it’s not an option to delay the start of the school day. This is due to transportation needs across the district. Although, there are times where an early release could be a possibility. 
 
How can I prepare my student?
Make sure your student has weather appropriate clothing. Preschool and elementary students need to wear a jacket, boots, snow pants, hat/face mask, and gloves – every day.
 
What if I am concerned about the weather and the district stays open?
The decision to hold or cancel school may differ from neighboring districts due to specific forecasting information and road conditions. Parents/guardians are encouraged to use their own judgment if they are concerned about their child attending school during extreme winter weather. Please contact your child’s school directly if you have any questions, or to report an absence.
 
Winter-related school cancellation notices

School cancellations for inclement weather are typically determined by 6 a.m, and announced via the following communication tools: 
  • SwiftK12
  • ISD282 website
  • Local media outlets:
    • WCCO 
    • KMSP
    • KARE 11
Visit the Communications page

Paul and Sue Pawlyshyn win the Minnesota’s Small School Coach of the Year award
Congratulations to Paul and Sue for their recognition as Minnesota's Small School Coach of the Year award! Their hard work and dedication not only to the program but to the students and high school soccer overall has not gone unrecognized. Great work!

Paul and Sue will now move forward in the process by being nominated for the regional award. If you see either of them, give them a HUGE congratulations! Read their story on LetsgoHuskies.com. We are so proud of them - go Huskies!

Lori Watzl-King is honored at annual awards banquet
Another round of applause to Lori Watzl-King for her achievement as School Nurse of the Year - we are so proud of her! She was recently recognized at the annual awards banquet where her colleagues, friends and family were attendance. 

What is the AIPAC? 
The AIPAC is the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee and it focuses on, among many other topics, American Indian student engagement and success, readiness, literacy, and closing achievement gaps. If you are a parent/guardian of a student who identifies as American Indian, we'd love for you to get involved! 
Learn about AIPAC
Wilshire Park Elementary sponsors 11 tribal nation flags in their hallways!
      
Visit the website • View meetings • Email Board Chair
Ever Brighter: Julius Mims and the power of one voice 🌟
A leader in his senior class, community and family, a member of the student council, and change-advocate for students from all different backgrounds, Julius Mims is featured here for his work on curating student voice and using his life experiences to shape his learning at St. Anthony Village High School.

Check out his story!












 
Read his story
November
Nov. 17: High school conferences (3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 18 - 20: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Fri. 11/18 - 7 p.m.; Sat. 11/19 - 7 p.m.; Sun. 11/20 - 2 p.m.)
Nov. 21 & 22: Middle school conferences & Teacher Work Day (no school)
Nov. 22: High school conferences (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Nov. 23: Teacher Work Day (no school)
Nov 24-25: Thanksgiving Break (no school)
Nov. 28: 5th grade band & concert band (SAVHS auditorium)
December
Dec. 1: 6th, 7th and 8th grade choir concert (SAVHS auditorium)
Dec. 5: SAVHS choirs concert (SAVHS auditorium)
Dec. 6: School Board Regular Meeting
Dec. 12: 6th and 7th grade bands concerts (SAVHS auditorium)
Dec. 14: 8th & 9th grade bands concert (SAVHS auditorium)
Dec. 15: Symphonic, concert and jazz bands concert (SAVHS auditorium)
Dec. 20: School Board Work Session
Dec. 21: Winter break - no school for students and staff
View the calendar
Parent Hub - Information for families 
Each school has a dedicated Parent Hub where families can find calendar updates, event information and past newsletters.

Visit your school's Parent Hub: 
Wilshire Park Parent Hub
St. Anthony Middle School Parent Hub
St. Anthony Village High School Parent Hub
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