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October/ November News
Happy Fall Monroe Families:
We are changing our format to our bi-monthly newsletters. We will continue our email communications through each school week to keep you informed. Some of our whole school activities we can look forward to in the the months of October and November at Monroe are the following:
Please make sure students do not arrive on school grounds until 8:00 when supervision begins. Also, after school please make sure transportation is here for pick up at 3:08. Students cannot stay on school grounds unsupervised or go over the Marshall school grounds.
Chinese Students Visit Monroe - October 1-10
We are excited to host 20 students and two teachers from our sister school in China. They will be scheduled to be in our Grades 3-5 classrooms. Thanks, in advance to those that are hosting a student on October 6. We appreciate your support.
Grandparents Day - October 12
Have you called your child’s Grandparent or special person and asked them to attend the program on October 12? It is always so fun for our students to have a special visitor. We will host close to 1,000 visitors at this event. Visitors will also have an opportunity to take students to the Book Fair. Thank you, in advance for those of you providing beverages and treats for our visitors that day. Also, thank you to all the volunteers and work during the Book Fair. We couldn’t do it without you.
Bags of Hope - October 15-19 Pie A Teacher Collection/Dress-Up Days
Bags of Hope is a fundraising effort supported by the district to provide assistance to families in need in the School District of Janesville. This fundraising effort brings two weeks of groceries to over 350 families in need. During the week of October 15-19 students will bring in loose coins and add them to their grade level bucket . The grade level collecting the most will toss a pie in a teacher’s face. We will also have Bags of Hope Dress-Up Days. We would like students to participate. Students participating should bring $1.00. Thanks to our Student Council for assisting with our Bags of Hope efforts. Dress-Up Days will be added to the calendar on the Monroe Website.
PTA Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31
Monroe is participating in Red Ribbon Week. This week is to bring awareness to alcohol, tobacco and other drug violence prevention. PTA will be planning events for students during this week. They will be entered to the calendar on the Monroe Website when they are finalized.
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 24 & 25
The end of October will bring Parent/Teacher Conferences. Reminder notes with the date and time of the conference you signed up for at the Open House will be sent home. Please make every effort to keep your conference. This is our opportunity to provide feedback on how well your child is learning. If you need to reschedule, please contact the teacher this week. We like to have 100% of our families represented at conferences. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and the teacher to communicate.
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS: October 24, 25 & 26 due to Staff Development, Conferences and Teacher Break Day.
PTA Fall Classroom Party: October 31
A PTA parent will be giving reminder calls to those families that signed up to bring treats, drinks, utensils, etc.
PTA Cultural Program:
PTA brings a monthly cultural program to our entire school. November 1 UW-Whitewater Theatre group will be here to perform.
PTA Movie Night
PTA will be hosting a movie night here at Monroe on November 9. Fun for the whole family.
PTA Papa Murphy’s Night - November 14 4:00-8:00
PTA does lots of wonderful things for our school community. Once a month they have a Papa Murphy’s Night as a fundraiser where 15% of the sales goes to Monroe.
PTA Meeting - November 15 at 6:00
This is an opportunity for parents to hear what is going on and being planned. If you can spare an hour of your time once a month they would love to see everyone attend.
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL: No school for students November 21-23.
End of First Trimester - November 27
YOU CAN ALWAYS VISIT OUR MONROE WEBSITE CALENDAR TO CHECK TIMES AND DATES FOR EVENTS. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING OUR EMAILS, PLEASE GO TO INFINITE CAMPUS AND UPDATE YOUR CONTACT PREFERENCES.
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Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas
Due to Move:
If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.
Due to Parent Choice:
If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.
Open Enrollment or Public School Choice
If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019. This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019.
If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Public School Open Enrollment Timelines
The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year. Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.
The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019. Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment. Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission). Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.
Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.
An application is required for each sibling in the family. For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.
Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied. The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.
If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-2020 School Year
School District Residents
If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two week period.
Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Thursday, December 13, 2018
- 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
- 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018
If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018. Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification. If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process. Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th. If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school. In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.
If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.
If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT. The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019. Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.
If you will be moving from your current home address, please contact Monroe School office at 743-6900 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.
If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.
If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.