Seneca Booster Club Soup & Sandwich Supper

posted by Ashley Roberts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018- from 4:00pm -6:30pm (BEFORE the HS Winter Sports Banquet) in the High School Cafeteria.
Menu will include homemade chicken noodle soup, chili, ham or turkey sandwiches, dill pickle spears, chips, dessert, and a beverage.
All for the low price of $6.00 per person!
Everyone is welcome to attend!  Come on out, support this Booster Club Fundraiser, and enjoy a tasty supper!
Hope to see you there!

2018 Seneca Little League Registration

posted Mar 13, 2018, 10:43 AM by Ashley Roberts

Registration will be Saturday, March 24th, 2018 in the School gym lobby.  Registration forms will be sent home with students. You may click on the link below to print a copy.

Forward Exam information and flyer

posted Mar 9, 2018, 11:11 AM by Ashley Roberts

Below you will find a link with information about the Forward Exam for students in Grades 3-8 and Sophomores.


posted Feb 23, 2018, 5:51 AM by Ashley Roberts   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 5:45 AM ]

We will now have school on Wednesday, April 4th to make up for the 2/23 snow day.  Spring Break will be Friday, March 30, 2018 - Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Open Enrollment Form 2018-2019 School Year

posted Jan 31, 2018, 7:04 AM by Ashley Roberts   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 8:17 AM ]

Below are links to the online open enrollment process and the paper enrollment forms.

   Online Open Enrollment Link


posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:46 AM by Ashley Roberts   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 6:47 AM ]

Parents and Guardians:

     We have had a number of cases of influenza in the school.   The local media has been reporting numerous other confirmed cases in southwest Wisconsin. We are doing what we can at school to limit the spread of the flu, and other contagious diseases.  In order to be proactive, and to help prevent the spread of the flu, we have attached some preventative actions on the bottom of this page, and a screening tool on the back side of this page.  Please be aware of the indications the flu, and talk to your children about habits which prevent it’s spread.  Thanks for your support, and let me know if you have any concerns.


                                                                   David Boland

                                                                   Elementary Principal

                                                                   Seneca Area School District




 Everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, the Center for Disease Control recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.












Influenza-like Illness Symptom Screening Tool

for Families and Schools


The symptoms of influenza (flu) include fever, cough, sore throat, and sometimes body aches, headache, chills and feeling tired.  Some people also have diarrhea and vomiting.  The most important thing that you can do to keep flu from spreading in the community is to keep your sick child at home.  Use the following check list to help decide if you or someone in your family may have the flu:

ÿ Yes ÿ  No              Does your child have a fever of 100 degrees or higher?


ÿ Yes ÿ  No              Does your child have a cough?


ÿ Yes ÿ  No              Does your child have a sore throat?


ÿ Yes ÿ  No              Does your child have a headache, body aches or chills?


ÿ Yes ÿ  No              Does your child have vomiting or diarrhea?



§  If you checked yes to fever of 100 degrees or higher and one or more of the other symptoms, your child has an influenza-like illness.  Keep your child home for 7 days after symptoms start or until your child is completely well for two full days, whichever is longer. Even though your child is feeling better they still can pass the virus to other people.


§  If you checked “yes” to only one of the questions above, or if your child is ill with other symptoms, keep your child at home at least one day to observe for other symptoms. If other symptoms develop, use the check list questions again to decide whether to continue keep the child home.  Send your child back to school after he or she has been completely well for 48 hours.


§  If your child has been diagnosed, by a healthcare provider, with a different illness, such as strep, follow your healthcare provider’s recommendation and school policy for when to return to school.




§  If you checked “yes” for fever AND one of the other symptoms, tell your child’s attendance office that your child is home with influenza-like illness.

§  If your child has been diagnosed by a healthcare provider with a different illness, such as strep, tell your child’s attendance office.

§  Schools will notify the Crawford County Public Health Department of any child, or staff with a diagnosis of a reportable illness.


For more information contact the Crawford County Public Health Department at 608-326-0229


School District Report Cards Released

posted Dec 5, 2017, 6:03 AM by David Boland

     According to the 2016-17 school report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on November 17, the Seneca Area School District earned a score of 78.0, and a rating of 4 stars out of a possible 5. Based on the star rating, the Seneca Area School District Exceeds Expectations for educating students.  Report cards are issued based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. 

     The District score is a composite of the three schools making up the District.  Breaking the District scores down by grade levels: The elementary received a score of 85.5, “significantly exceeds expectations” (5 stars). The middle school received a score of 72.8, “meets expectations” (3 stars). The high school received a rating of 57.7, “meets few expectations” (2 stars). We are concerned by the rating received by the high school, and are making great efforts to improve the situation.

     While school and district report cards provide information to the community, they do not represent a full picture of the work happening at a school. Our school continues to provide the best possible educational opportunities for our students by promoting a balance of academics, extra-curricular activities, vocational opportunities, and values. We will continue to emphasize character traits like leadership, self-esteem, achievement, accountability, and strong work ethics in our young people. The District report card reflects the dedication of the students and parents, the quality of the staff, and the commitment of the community towards our school district.

     The 2016-17 report cards underwent major changes that were part of Wisconsin Act 55, the 2015-17 state budget. Those changes include variable weighting to address the impacts of poverty on student achievement, a new model for measuring student growth based on value-added methodology developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the legislative requirement to change from the Badger Exam offered through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to the Forward Exam.  Student performance on the Wisconsin Student Assessment System is the foundation of report cards. This data includes Forward Exam, ACT, and Dynamic Learning Maps in 2015-16 and 2016-17; Badger Exam, ACT, and Dynamic Learning Maps in 2014-15.

The school report card can be found on the school website at:

The report cards can also be found on the Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Accountability School and District Report Card webpage:

Substitute Job Openings

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:54 AM by Ashley Roberts

The Seneca School District is accepting applications for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, kitchen aides, and bus drivers.  Please click on the link for an application, or email 

Sub School Bus Driver Vacancy

posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:31 AM by David Boland   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 5:56 AM ]

The Seneca Area School District is taking applications for the following part-time position for the current school year:

 Substitute School Bus Drivers

 If interested, send credentials and references to: Seneca School District, Administrator, 202 Main St, Hwy 27, Seneca, WI 54654

 Application Deadline: Open until position is filled.

Pay rate is $28.34 per route, and $13.32 per hour for extracurricular trips.  Some benefits (holidays, sick days, personal days) paid, with a stipend for insurance. 

See District website for details.



Seneca Area School District Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Seneca Area School District not to discriminate on the basis of creed, religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, 

political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices in accordance with state and federal civil rights law, regulations, and policies.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for information should contact the District Administrator at:  608-734-3411, ext 151; or



Don't receive our text messages yet?

posted Nov 30, 2015, 5:27 AM by Sarah Sime   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 5:28 AM ]

Send a text to 81010 with the message, @senecasc, to begin receiving reminders, cancellations and announcements today! 

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