Seneca Board of Education Meeting this evening (10/19/2020) at 7pm in the Band room.
This message is to notify you that students or staff members at the Seneca Area School District have tested positive for COVID-19. We are actively working with the Crawford County Health Department and do not feel any students or staff came in close contact with those active cases at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation. We have no confirmed or suspected transmission of the virus within the school environment at this time. Follow the link below for the informational letter: https://5il.co/m56r
Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey regarding internet in Crawford County. HOME INTERNET SURVEY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0gp4hk8qkjelug0o-YsxSTWfXKRP78dHV5QLl6ATDE8NoYA/viewform BUSINESS INTERNET SURVEY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHKkxI7VbID0n85VHgdwJg7BazJAUI2JTZV351SdpjFz2hdw/viewform
The annual meeting for the Seneca Area School District will be Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., in the school band room.
Reminder that Seneca Area School District will have an early release for Teacher Inservice Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @1:30pm.
If you are dropping off or picking up your children, please stop for students crossing the road and crosswalks by the school. Thanks.
Since DPI has extended the Summer Lunch Program through 12/31/2020, we will again offer meal pick-ups for all local children 18 and under who are NOT receiving meals at school. For more information, please click on the link below. https://forms.gle/YmDZ4JA7TEahyudL8
MS/HS Parents/Guardian, 3 week progress reports are available to view in skyward, under the PORTFOLIO tab.
Crawford County nurses will be here today 9/23 to administer flu shots. If you have not turned in your child's permission form please do so soon. They will be back next week wednesday 9/30. If your child is in Pre-K you can bring them in today or next week between 9am and 11am.
Reminder that Sept 24th and 25th are school picture days. If your child is 100% virtual you can bring them to the gym lobby sometime in the morning either day. Retakes are on November 6th for students needing them or students who didn't have pictures taken in September. You can use the paper order forms OR you can click on the link below. Grandparents can order this way too! The Picture ID number for Seneca is: EVTKFVXM9 https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/portrait-store
3rd-7th grade students will be MAP testing throughout the week of Sept 21-25. If your child is testing virtually, please encourage honest testing so we can accurately assess their ability and better support their learning.
Reminder that if a student is traveling out of state, Crawford County Public Health recommends the students(s) be quarantined for 14 days once arriving home. If you have any questions, please call school or Public Health.
Parents/Guardians, If you are receiving messages from school that you need to fill out an AUP form for your child, please click on the link below. There have been glitches with skyward so we are offering this alternative option. You will need to fill this out for each child you have enrolled in our district. Thank you for your patience. https://www.seneca.k12.wi.us/o/seneca-area-school-district/page/aup-forms
Picture Day is coming up, Sept 24th and 25th! Information will be sent home with students this week. You can use the paper order forms OR you can click on the link below. Grandparents can order this way too! The Picture ID number for Seneca is: EVTKFVXM9 https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/portrait-store
Yearbook order forms will be handed out to middle and high school students this week. The order forms include instructions for online ordering. If your student attends virtually, you can pick up an order form from the office, or go to jostensyearbooks.com.
All parents/guardians please read the attached document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZwTboG9CiTl1bHT_1TmJ0QrLJXYlVRZsAAk0qWDCNd4/edit?usp=sharing
Seneca School District: Mike Dearth will be picking up students on Illene Olson's route this morning (the students he took home last night) . If your child did not ride the bus last evening, please call the office to make sure your child is picked up. Pick up times may vary. Please be patient.
Seneca Board of Education special meeting tonight, 9/2/2020 @ 7:00pm in the Band Room. Social distance will be observed and masks are required per our handbook. Thank you.
Parents/Guardians, DPI has informed us that ALL STUDENTS will receive FREE Breakfast & Lunch through December 31st. If you recently sent lunch money we will be in contact with you.
Parents and Guardians: Check the school website under the Reopening tab for *Safety Procedures to Start School, and our *Procedures for Dealing With Covid Cases. We have also posted bus routes and other important information. Let us know if you have questions. https://www.seneca.k12.wi.us/
This is a reminder to all students who will be participating 100% virtually and all students in Group D who will attend virtually the first day of school. Please stop at school today and pick up your chromebooks and other materials. Students will need to log on to their chromebooks September 1st.
Parents, please see the attached link "Reopening information for Parents" . This can also be viewed on our website, under the Reopening Information Tab. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WK4wSXKSQYQ8AO2aFzr-SV1oeHTKGQqEO5rtD9X1H3E/edit?usp=sharing
Parents: Clarification on the last message, you should check your email for a message that says "Reopening Schedules" to find your childs group. Let us know if you have questions. Thanks.
Parents of students in grades 6-12: You should have a message in your Skyward email, detailing which group your child is in, for attending classes at school or virtually for the upcoming year. Please check that message and let us know if you have questions.
Last night at the school board meeting, fall athletic seasons at the Seneca Area School District were postponed until spring. Cross country will now start March 15; football will start March 8; and volleyball will start February 22.
The school is setting up the days students will attend school in grades 6-12. We are setting it up so that siblings in the same family will attend in-person on the same days. Parents, if you have more than one child in grades 6-12, and would like them to attend on different days, please contact us by Monday. Thanks.
Parents/ guardians: if your plans for your child attending here at school have changed since filling out the reopening survey, please contact us so we can better plan for your child being here. We are finalizing plans at this time.
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY practice is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 18th @ 3:00pm. We will relay any changes/updates that may take place due to the WIAA or the school board meeting on Monday.
There will be no elementary library Wednesday, August 12.
Bridging Brighter Smiles Dental Care enrollment. If you would like you child to receive dental services for the 20-21 school year, please click on the link below for more information. http://senecaareawi.apptegy.us/o/seneca-area-school-district/page/bridging-brighter-smiles-dental-care
The school has received numerous questions about a dance scheduled for later this month. Please do not contact the school about that event, it is not a school sponsored activity. The school continues to follow all health department guidelines in regards to activities it is involved with.
Here is the Seneca Area School District Supply List for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not completed our reopening survey, please do so. We would like to start organizing our data and begin sorting the students into groups. Thank you https://5il.co/j0fy
Reminder that we need parents/ guardians to fill out the return to school survey in the next few days. Please have someone in your household fill this out, so we can continue planning to provide the best opportunity possible for our kids this fall. The link to the survey is: https://forms.gle/RmMT8UBcaze6hNFGA
Here is the survey for feedback on the School Reopening Plan. Please have someone in your household fill this out, so we can continue planning to provide the best opportunity possible for our kids this fall. The link to the survey is: https://forms.gle/RmMT8UBcaze6hNFGA
The School Reopening Plan for this fall has been posted on the school website under "News". Please review and plan to give us feedback through a survey we will send out next week.
Here is the survey to sign-up for August Meals. Please read over the changes at the top. https://forms.gle/YHiQySY7e2Rsi6so9
MS/HS Parents... The Code of Conduct Meeting scheduled for 7/27/2020 has been POSTPONED. It will be done virtually at a later date. More details will be released in the next few weeks.
Full STEAM Ahead Open to K-5 students as of Fall 2020 in Crawford County. We had such FANTASTIC feedback with our first session of summer fun kits, so we are moving forward with a second session! For only $2-$10, your child(ren) can receive up to five weeks of interactive kits! This five-week program will focus around STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. For more information on each kit, as well as to register your child(ren), please visit https://forms.gle/24SBXMbPrAA8cheo9 or scan the QR code with your smartphone's camera, or call the Crawford County UW- Extension office at 608-326-0223. Registration deadline is MONDAY, JULY 20th @ NOON.
Senior GRADUATION is tomorrow, Friday, July 10th at 7:30 pm. It is an invitation ONLY event, but can be viewed LIVE on our Seneca Area School District FACEBOOK page.
The Seneca Class of 2020 Invite-Only Graduation details have been emailed to all seniors and senior parents. Graduation will be held on Friday, July 10th at 7:30. Only 11 guests per graduate will be permitted. Parents, please check email and contact the office with any questions.
MS/HS Parents, 4th Quarter Report cards are now available to view in Skyward under the PORTFOLIO tab.
Here is a link to our Summer Band lesson info and sign up sheet. Please review the first page to see how you sign your child up for open slots. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14mO03Vq_TsoTLte_dx_CrX9P5Lo4b7baLrsXW4-4Z_8/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to our MS/HS students who have qualified for the 4th Quarter Honor Roll. Reminder that student's 2nd semester GPA is not calculated in their cumulative GPA. This Honor Roll only reflects 4th quarter GPA. https://5il.co/htv6
Please view the document below for more information about summer hours for the Elementary Library. https://5il.co/hrrl
Gym opening: Beginning July 1, the gym will be open for student use during regular summer hours (7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). All social distancing guidelines will be followed, and everyone must wear a mask upon entering the building. We are restricted to a maximum of 10 people in the gym. The weight room will not be open at this time. Enter the front door, and sign in at the office. As always, students below 6th grade must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Library opening: The middle school/ high school library will be opening July 8th. All social distancing guidelines will be followed, and everyone must wear a mask upon entering the building. We are restricted to a maximum of 8 people in the library. Enter the front door, and sign in at the office. Please review the attached document for additional Library information. https://5il.co/hpt8
Here is the Alumni Career project created last year by the Class of 2023! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12CG3M5_7_i1VrAWvtjvY-m5x4UP6WSJ1UWPnfkctWjE/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder that if you have not signed up for JULY meals please do so using this link. These meal will be begin next Tuesday, June 30th. We would like to know number soon since we are ordering supplies this week. Thank you https://forms.gle/FTGHJmwmDZ6tJV2Y7
Here is the JULY Summer Food Program sign-up link. Reminder, you DO NOT have to live in district, or attend public school to sign up. ALL children in your household ages 1-18 may receive meals. https://forms.gle/kvVYvfMTdajMt2ZJ9
SUMMER HOURS at the Seneca Area School District will be Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. You may still pick up things from desks/lockers and/or drop off your child's books, chromebooks and other supplies during this time frame. Thank you.
Seneca Middle School will NOT be hosting the Summer Stem Program this year. The plan is to offer it again next summer(2021).
SENECA PARENTS, please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding your experiences during the school closure. Thank you https://forms.gle/wxtAPRjYMtgxGXoU7
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS WANTED... If you have your Associate or Bachelor's Degree and are interested in subbing for Seneca School District, please contact Ashley Roberts for additional information firstname.lastname@example.org There is a virtual training on 6/16/2020 to obtain your substitute teaching permit. https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=25414
Parents and guardians: We here at school appreciate your support and efforts on behalf of your child during the recent school closure! During a difficult time for all members of our society, the extra efforts you made, on top of what you normally do for your child, is recognized and valued. Teachers worked hard to provide your child with a connection to their “normal” school environment during the closure. The most significant lesson exhibited this spring, however, will be the impact you made on your child, as exhibited by your dedication towards them, and the importance you put on their growth and education. Thank you for all you do. Enjoy your summer!
Seneca 2020 yearbooks are in! If you've paid for a yearbook, you can stop in the school office to pick it up. If you're interested in purchasing a yearbook, please contact Mrs. Fisher: email@example.com. Included with your purchase will be a signature page insert, and a COVID-19 insert provided by Jostens. Due to social distancing, Jostens has created an e-signing feature. The links below explain how to access and use the e-signing program. Link to access e-signing: yearbooksigning.jostens.com Document with instructions: https://5il.co/h05n
Message from Erika Clark: Seneca Parents, Thank you to all who signed up for fall sports. Just a reminder that at this time, the Code of Conduct meeting is scheduled for July 27 at 7 pm in the school gym. If your child is interested in participating in a fall sport and didn't sign up yet, please send me a message. I will be looking to see who needs new physicals shortly. Thank you again.
Southwest Tech’s Tech Trek information is now available! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest Tech is not able to offer our summer camps in a face-to-face format on campus as originally planned; however, we were able to revise the camps to be offered in a virtual format. Tech Trek, scheduled for July 20 - 23, is for students entering grades 7 – 9 in the 2020-2021 school year. Session topics will include culinary, emergency medical technician, computer-aided drafting, computer numerical control (CNC), carpentry, agriculture, child care, nursing, and cosmetology. Participants will select to attend one session each day from 10:00 – 11:00 via Zoom. The camp has a $35 material fee which will include materials required for the session and a t-shirt which will be sent to the participant’s home address. Click on this link for more information. https://www.swtc.edu/calendar-events/camp-tech-trek
May Middle School & High School Student of the Month. Gracie Sime, 8th grade student and the daughter of Cody and Lacey Sime. Throughout middle school, Gracie has been a good friend to others and is there for them when they are down. She also likes to make other people laugh. Her classmates describe her as awesome, funny, artistic, and a great friend to have. Ashton Swanson, 10th grade student and the son of John Pat Swanson and Dawn Swanson. During the school outage Ashton worked very hard on his schoolwork. In addition, he helped fellow classmates with their work and encouraged them to keep working and helping them to stay on task. He attended all of his math classes Zoom meetings. Congrats Gracie and Ashton!
April Middle School & High School Student of the Month. Kaden Roberts, 6th grade student and the son of Keith and Ashley Roberts has been selected as the April Middle School Student of the Month. Kaden was nominated for this recognition, because he has worked very hard to keep up with his class assignments, maintained a positive attitude, encouraged his classmates, and communicated effectively through email and Zoom during the school closure. Anna Allen, 9th grade student and the daughter of Gene and Kati Allen. Anna is a very dedicated person under normal circumstances but with the school outage due to COVID-19, she doubled her efforts to attend Zoom meetings and turn in work on time. She travelled 12 miles both ways to access wi-fi signal and maintained her great work ethic and attitude. Congrats Kaden and Anna!
Due to COVID-19, the production of Jostens Yearbooks has been slowed. We will let you know via Facebook and the school website when the yearbooks come and can be picked up.
2019-2020 End of the year Awards https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OAWk1jpKY9TIiH2pfLuL9tsgzDHR9Dlo/view?usp=sharing
2019-2020 Video Yearbook https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gmhG9lTDotn5GsD1Y3wIZKKbvWFeBSl3/view?usp=sharing
Seneca High School Class of 2020, Local Scholarships Video. Congratulations to all recipients! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSxC78XrLhuUOhYjdpq7blTV6428miP26WUifsgMBTLKPJhutLXIXi_Rx0muZUTDIQgJw3x18lbWRxI/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=10000
As our school year is coming to a close, we would like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate our retirees . These 3 ladies have a long history with the Seneca School District and we would like to THANK them for their years of service to the district and it's students/staff. Thank you Cathy, Mrs. Aspenson and Mrs. Oldenburg. Enjoy retirement, we will miss you!
Check-out procedures for students grades 5-12 are on the school website, under the "closure resources" tab.
We would like to recognize the Senior Academic Honors students. Click on the link for the full description! https://5il.co/gqhn
Reminder that the open enrollment period for the 2020-21 school year has been extended and ends Friday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. See the DPI website or contact the school if you have questions.
The elementary school hallway will be open the afternoons of Wed, May 27 and Thur, May 28 for parents to pick up student belongings, for students grades PK-4. Social distancing should be observed and students should not participate with parents.
Mrs. Payne's 2019-2020 3rd grade Seneca Lions Club Author Awards: First Place Winner Cole Swiggum- "Camping With Wolves" Medal & $20.00 Second Place Winner Harper Joy-"Adventure of Cupcake Man & Stud Muffin" medal & $15.00 Third Place Winner Wrangler Check-"The Loose Longhorn" Medal & $10.00 Fourth Place Winner Sam Gallagher-"Cabin Life" Medal & $5.00 Congrats to our classroom winners this year!!! The judges had a very hard time giving 4 prizes & congratulated all of the 3rd grade authors.
There will be no school Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day. School resumes Tuesday, May 26.
Here is the link to sign up for Summer Meals for the month of June. Please note the few changes. https://forms.gle/BGCKkQ2QMc6LEjeRA
March Students of the Month! Congratulations to the 8th Grader Courtney Barnett, daughter of Leanne Colsch and the late Larry Colsch and Senior Codi Bausch, daughter of Christine and Darren Fritsche. They were both nominated for this recognition for going above and beyond in the transition to virtual learning after the mandatory school closure. Their self motivation, organization, and drive to make the most of a difficult situation are to be applauded.
This video is dedicated to the Seneca High School Junior Class of 2021. Saturday would have been their Junior Prom, so we wanted to let them know that we are thinking about them! https://www.wevideo.com/view/1707990966
MS/HS Parents, 6 Week Progress Reports are available to view in Skyward under the PORTFOLIO tab. Reminder to MS parents, we will not be doing the last set of 6 week mini classes.
In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff members, the Seneca Schools will continue to operate following the guidelines established by our state and county health officials.
Temporary Food Benefits : please see the school website for more information.
Due to restrictions relating to the COVID pandemic, the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2020, which was scheduled for May 29, has been postponed. The date selected for graduation by the class is Friday evening, July 10, 2020. Please plan accordingly.
Reminder to middle school parents/ guardians that 6 week grades will be coming out next week. For the 4th quarter grading procedures, see the School Closure Information category on the school website.
Seneca Parents...If your child will be in Middle or High School for the 2020-2021 school year and would like to participate in sports this fall, please sign them up using this link. Sign up will be open until May 31st. https://forms.gle/4DJNUvDUPzvxbStP9
Seneca students and families - here are some positive reminders and contact information if you need someone to talk to. Put it up on your fridge or anywhere you're likely to look at it, just to keep these items in mind. We're here for you. Click on the link to see our Positive Daily Checklist https://5il.co/fo5l
Reminder to sign up for meals for the month of May. If you have already been getting meals you will still need to sign up for the May meals! Thank you. Click on the link below https://forms.gle/3P8xapKUASR8JZnN9
Middle and High School Parents, 4th quarter: 3 week progress reports are available in Skyward under the PORTFOLIO tab.
Here is the link to the new meal sign-up survey for the remainder of the school year. Reminder, this is a FREE service offered by our school district. https://forms.gle/3P8xapKUASR8JZnN9
The Seneca Area School District will be participating in #BeTheLightWI. Every friday night at 8:00pm (20:00 military time) we will turn the football/baseball field lights on for 20 min and 20 sec to honor the Class of 2020, our Spring Athletes, and our entire Student Body/Staff. If you would like to drive by or park your cars to watch, you may. We ask that you maintain safe social distance requirements so that we may continue to do this each week. We will attempt to do a LIVE facebook video, so please bear with us!
Governor Tony Evers announced on April 16 that Wisconsin schools will remain closed through the end of the current school year. The Safer at Home guidelines have been extended through May 26. Our District will follow those guidelines, in order to be as safe as possible for our employees and community. Our school will continue to provide the programs and services as we have since the initial guidelines were issued.
Last week Mr. Davies sent emails out to K-4th grade parents regarding accessing music lessons. If you have not received an email, please reach out to Mr. Davies so he can get the information to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
The school has arranged for Mike McGowan to set up a series of videos and resources to help students and parents/ guardians deal with some of the challenges resulting from the school closure. The resources are located on the school website, under "Menu", in the "School Closure" category, under “Mike McGowan Resources”. Direct link is: https://www.seneca.k12.wi.us/o/seneca-area-school-district/page/mike-mcgowan-resources
UW-Platteville has offered to make their student teachers available, for any students who may need online tutoring for schoolwork. For more information go to "Online Student Tutoring Available" in the School Closure Folder on the website.
Reminder to all parents and guardians to check email consistently, in order to communicate with teachers. Please verify that the email you are currently using is updated with the school, in order to assist in this communication.
We will hold spring break as originally scheduled, on April 10; April 13; and April 14. Students would not have to do school work over those days, and teachers may not be available to respond to questions. The school lunch program will continue to operate during that time.
SENECA VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK! Parents and students of Seneca Schools! The Seneca High School yearbook class is preparing for next year’s book, and would like to include captured moments of this unexpected, yet impactful, time in our lives by hosting a virtual Seneca Spirit Week! Starting Monday, April 6th , we’d like to receive photos showcasing your participation in the fun days (elementary through high school). Each day we will encourage students (and parents!) to participate in a dress-up day. Take a photo and share it on the page. We will also post a question or prompt to ask the kids. Please include their full name after you post their response (I don’t know all the kids’ last names). Please post photos to this page in the comments section below the appropriate day. *Please post appropriate photos and comments. Everything posted will be subject to publication in our school yearbook (2020-2021). Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/events/224663135307655/
REMINDER to sign up for School Closure Meal pick-ups for the month of April. This is FREE to all school aged children and their younger siblings. Click on the link below. https://forms.gle/1KuW51U6ZqPz7q3E9
We have created a SCHOOL CLOSURE category under our MENU tab on the school website. We will continue to relay important messages through text, FB, Live Feed, and the News tab. This is general location where all information can be quickly accessed. https://www.seneca.k12.wi.us/
Parents, please view this letter form the Crawford County Extension Staff. https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/Q253RDw/crawford-county-parents-during-covid-19-pdf?dt=Hh2zj42-Z77_VHkb1QP3
Middle School and High School students can check out electronic books from our website. See the most recent news post for details.
New Meal sign-up. The sign up dates are through the end of April! Remember we are only doing pick-ups 3 days a week. Mondays & Thursdays have 2 days worth of meals to pick up. Wednesday pick ups will include one day of meals. Please sign up for the days that you will be picking meals up and select your location. We hope the kiddos are enjoying the meals! Thank you https://forms.gle/1KuW51U6ZqPz7q3E9
Seniors/Senior Parents...unfortunately the Senior Class trip to St. Louis has been cancelled.
There are bins available by the front doors of the school, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., to collect homework that students may need to pass on to the teachers.
Voting Information As everyone takes precautionary steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a reminder that you can still request an absentee ballot in order to vote by mail for the April 7th spring election. Additionally, the deadline for online voter registration has been extended! If you're not registered to vote yet, go to myvote.wi.gov and register today!
Seneca Little League Families! Here is the link to register your child(ren) for Seneca Little League 2020! Please read all directions carefully and fill out each question completely. DEADLINE is April 3rd! Spread the word! ***In case the season is cancelled due to the pandemic, you will be refunded. The shirts will still need to be ordered and paid for and unfortunately that money would not be reimbursed. Here is the Google Form to be filled out: https://secure-web.cisco.com/1c0Zkd43heNmXAe0BugDs9U-k3AjK9LSE5iqDcrTJ9l627SvH6BbrAjhtftkM_FAR7jL8fJYsb6tlMUhb-y3d7tPjku2HLNX6Hgv_9xBhwvNgpFX9XnPhYavd5KlAFnMHKeHwy_W6Lo5UteEa7SvCtkxOGsUp-Kf_wbsSSb1HYZbnbqUgL-phr3Z6X00Kra-75mfGHw_yExBgjub5wKaESfzHX1fTnS9zp2kEfqWkhbg1nMCjVlrxIbQJWOTzekogyZkAk2I9GR66hGxuNodoGw/https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FHCDPtrStNQSesuqn6
The Seneca Spanish Club trip to Costa Rica in June of 2020 has been cancelled. Details to follow.
Please check the "News" on the school website for the most recent update on the school closure. Students are reminded to check their email for messages from their teachers.
REMINDER...If you signed up for school meals, please make sure to pick them at your scheduled destination beginning TODAY. Thank you
HERE IT IS. Click on the link to order meals for your children. It is currently set up through April 3rd. We will add additional dates if the closure continues. Please take advantage of this even if you feel your family does not NEED it. It's great for our school and will provide some normalcy and familiarity to the children. https://forms.gle/Bwn59JyoyNMLS3ew8
School work, chromebooks, and library books will be available at the school today, March 17, from 1:00-7:00 p.m. We will be practicing social distancing at this time, as we have been asked to do. Accordingly, we are asking that elementary students do not accompany parents.
If your family participates in the food backpack program, please stop and grab the backpacks in the the school office Tuesday or Wednesday. The packs have items for 2 weeks verses the usual 1 week.
Seniors and Senior parents, please check your emails for information regarding local scholarships.
The Seneca Area School District will be closed until April 6 due to concerns over the coronavirus. See the "News" article on the school web page for important information relating to student learning during this time.
Due to recent developments, Seneca School District will cancel all classes beginning immediately, and until further notice. Teachers will report Monday March 16 at their regular time.
Lunch menu changes...NO SALAD BAR this week. Tuesday, March 17th the menu will be Shamrock Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit, and a Cookie.
At this time, the Seneca Area School District plans to have classes Monday March 16, Tuesday March 17, and Wednesday March 18 of next week. There will be no classes Thursday or Friday of next week. We will release further updates and more information as it becomes available.
CHANGES and CANCELLATIONS for the Seneca Area School District. With recent events regarding COVID-19 the following events have been altered, postponed, or cancelled. ***3/14/2020 Solo and Ensemble has been cancelled ***3/16/2020 Battle of the Books: The evening event has been cancelled. The students will be competing at school on Monday during the school day, WITHOUT spectators. ***3/19/2020 Regional FFA Judging @ UW-Platteville has been cancelled ***3/19/2020 The Class of 2021 Soup Supper Fundraiser has been postponed. A reschedule date will be determined later. ***All High School Forensics competitions have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year.
The Forensics District competition (March 21st) is officially closed to outside guests (including parents). Only contestants and adjudicators will be allowed in contest rooms. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jenny Fisher.
Online ordering for Baseball apparel is now available and will be open until March 25th @ 9 a.m. Click on the link below https://sportsworld.chipply.com/SenecaBaseball2020/
MS/HS 3rd Quarter-6 week progress reports are now posted. Check the portfolio tab in your child skyward account to view. RYP letters will be mailed tomorrow.
February 2020 Newsletter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UsXhY6RaojOR4f7Fhkh3iCKgpO9k5QHg_82aHtOKKHg/edit?usp=sharing
2020 Forward Exam information is now available to view. The forward exam is for grades 3-8 and grade 10. Please check under the District heading in the Menu tab on our website.
Thursday, March 19th, the Junior Class will be hosting a Soup Cook-Off as their fundraiser for the year. It will be held at the Seneca Town Hall from 5:30-8:00pm There will be soup, cheese/crackers, milk/water/coffee, baked goods for sale, basket raffles, and gun raffles. Soups will be voted on by the attendees. If you would like to volunteer to make a crock-pot of soup or baked goods please talk to Ashley Roberts or Mona Jones by Monday, March 16th. https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/895n2J6/copy-of-soup-kitchen-poster-template-made-with-postermywall-5-jpg?dt=ja91aCKcd9hCLVxF9GBw
Jostens will be here Wednesday, March 5th to hand out cap/gown and graduation material to Seniors. Parents DO NOT need to attend, but please make sure to hang up the gown and check for correct sizing.
National Breakfast Week is March 2nd-6th. Parents and siblings, we would love for you to join us and eat breakfast with your child! Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria for ALL students! Breakfast is our TREAT, so we hope you can join us! https://docs.google.com/document/d/12PVlr7ideS7eruWYlpm3ymgHsDlAolErj6C9TTA4pTk/edit?usp=sharing
Printable spring sports schedules are now available on our website under the MENU tab. These are are known to change depending on the weather, so be sure to check back for updates. https://www.seneca.k12.wi.us/
Online ordering for Track and Field apparel is now available. Please click on the link. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/senecatrack2020
Pre-K Parents...there is no pre-school on Thursday, Feb 27th or Friday, Feb 28th due to screening for next year.
FFA ALUMNI gathering! Saturday, Feb., 22nd 9am-12pm @ Johnson's One Stop. Basket raffles, food, drinks, membership sign-up and information! Stop and see us!
Bridging Brighter Smiles Dental https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/mPNemLB/winter2020-jpg?dt=6V8KjrVHxjW_X19sNqzB
The Girls Basketball game against Weston that was cancelled on Monday has been rescheduled for Sat., Feb 22 at 5 pm - varsity only.
Seneca School District will start 2 hours late on Tuesday, February 18.
Monday, Feb 17th. Seneca Area School District will release @ 1:30 pm today. All after school and evening activities are cancelled.
We have a few confirmed cases of Influenza B. Our numbers are very low compared to most other school districts so we are hoping this continues. Attached is some information on the flu and how to prevent spreading it. Please look it over and share with your children. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M6raaRSjQew0mPVzrEfZRs1UuSVCBeUm7F9HuaVXaYA/edit?usp=sharing
MS/HS 3rd Quarter 3 week Progress Reports have been processed and can be viewed in Skyward, under the PORTFOLIO tab.
Lunch Menu Change for Friday, Feb 14th. Heart shaped chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and Pears!
Bridging Brighter Smiles dental care will be at school on Monday, February 17th. It is not too late to enroll! Get your smiles winter ready! Sign up online at: http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Professional Dental Services Provided Right at School Include: Oral Screening Dental Cleaning Fluoride Varnish Application Dental Sealant Placement Oral Health Education Referral Assistance Forward Health (BadgerCare) Accepted! (Other Private Dental Insurance Not Accepted) Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891, or email email@example.com.
Senior Raffle winners! If you have not received your prize, please contact the school to arrange for pick up! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1riq733NEhjbJkQfdu9tH0cxOg3nVJA_PQC3FXDF_9tk/edit?usp=sharing
Open gym will be cancelled this Sunday night, Feb 9, due to the expected winter storm and cleanup.
Battle of the Books The Seneca Battle of the Books competition for elementary and middle school students has been changed to Monday, March 16th. It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th, however, there is a conflict with the Middle School Forensics competition that is being held at Wauzeka.
MS/HS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IwZ7LOEa1aOYpXH5AfGtb0E3YVRqLb379Sx34yWIe8I/edit?usp=sharing
January 2020 Newsletter https://docs.google.com/document/d/16qPbF9AQh3bSF6FeSYXBjOwU-BTobsYiVJ4Jv_72OSo/edit?usp=sharing
Middle School Battle of the Books Practice There is an after school practice session scheduled for Monday, February 3rd. (This is only for Middle School participants.) Your child is encouraged to stay for this optional practice session if possible. This will give them an opportunity to practice with their team and prepare for the battle night. The practice session will end at 4:00 and your child may be picked up in front of the school. Mark your calendars for an additional practice night (same time) on Monday, March 9th and the Battle of the Books competition on Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00. Please let me know what questions you have. Mrs. Janet Kilburg 734-3411 ext. 122
2020 Crawford County Immunization Clinics. Locations in Gays Mills, Seneca, and PDC https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/D46ozEW/2020-imm-pdf?dt=3hVrv8tJ4c3sxW2FhzKz
Child Development Screening! Thursday, February 27th & Friday, February 28th. https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/jr56Pkb/child-dev-screen-flyer-01-23-2020-0001-pdf?dt=_1WFhNUb1of3yci36yax
Yearbooks need to be ordered by February 7th in order to receive the $45 price. If you want personalization, it must be ordered by January 31st. If you are unsure if you’ve purchased one, see the posted lists in the high school lobby and at the end of the middle school hallway or contact Jenny Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today 1/23/2020 Seneca Schools will have a scheduled early release @ 1:30 for Teacher inservice. Also, tonights MS Girls Basketball game will be played @ SENECA (not North Crawford as previously scheduled)
Drivers Education information! https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/2blDLDy/untitled-pdf?dt=xKFgZsmYvGwCaLbxHye_
Income based home internet service for students available during the school year. Click on the link for more information. https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/NVOjNM9/internet-flyer-pdf?dt=e5Ea1fR5n77x8WSFyd1R
1/20/2020, tonight's Girls basketball game against Potosi/Cassville will be VARSITY ONLY, beginning at 7:00 pm.
All driftless league basketball (boys and girls) games have been cancelled for Saturday, January 18, 2020
The DeSoto BOYS 5th and 6th grade basketball play date for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Sat, Jan 25th.
Friday 1/17/2020, Seneca Area School District will release @ 2:00pm today. ALL after school and evening activities have also been cancelled.
The 2020 District Spelling Bee will take place this Friday, January 10th at 2:35 p.m. in Mrs. Hawkinson's classroom. The top 2 spellers and one alternate will advance to the West Sectional Spelling Bee scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Weston School District, in Cazenovia, WI.
We hope everyone had a wonderful Winter Break! School resumes tomorrow, January 2nd. MENU CHANGE: Breakfast is Cook's choice and Lunch is Hamburger, scalloped potatoes, and mandarin oranges(NO SALAD BAR).
12/27/19 Tonight's basketball games against Hillsboro... the girls game will be VARSITY ONLY (NO JV) beginning @ 4:00pm. Boys JV will be @ 6:00pm and Boys Varsity will follow.
Happy Holidays! Today is a full day of school and then we will begin our winter break. School will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020! See you all next year!
Friday 12/20, NO JV Girls basketball game. Varsity only @ 6:30 in DeSoto, bus leaves @ 5:15
Menu change for tomorrow 12/20. Christmas Dinner: Ham Patty, Scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit salad, Dinner Roll and Christmas cookie!
Reminder of the Seneca Community Club Dinner tonight at the town hall from 5pm to 7pm. All are welcome to enjoy this free meal!
Grades 6, 7, & 8 will be watching a movie on Friday, December 20 in place of a class gift exchange. Cost of admission, to the movie of choice, is one non-perishable food item. The donated food item will be donated to a local food pantry. Happy Holidays!
Girls Basketball apparel has arrived! We can send home with students or if you would like us to hold your order please get ahold of the school.
Middle and High School students who wish to attend the elementary music concert on Monday 12/16 MUST get a preplan. HS students can sign themselves out, but MS students MUST have a parent physically sign them out in the office. Thank you!
Reminder of our upcoming Holiday Music concerts on Monday, December 16th. 4k in the IMC @1:00, K-5th in the GYM @ 2:00, MS/HS Band in the GYM @ 7pm.
There will not be a Girls JV game @ River Ridge tonight 12/10. Varsity game only @ 7:00, bus will leave @ 5:30
Mike Dearth's bus will be running late this morning.
Today, Thursday 12/5/19 we have a scheduled early release @ 1:30pm
Middle school Team A (8th grade team) parents, Team A will be playing Wauzeka-Steuben tomorrow night (Thurs, Dec 5) in Wauzeka at 6 pm. Vans will leave at 5 pm.
Reminder that Thursday, Dec 5th is an early release @ 1:30 pm for Teacher Inservice.
NC/S Youth Wrestling (Boys & Girls PreK-5th grade) begins tomorrow 12/3, First practice/parent meeting 6pm-7pm. Thursday, 12/5 will be practice and PICTURE Night 6pm-7pm.
The school has 15 old student desks, and 10 old tumbling mats that we are getting rid of. Contact Dave Foley at the school (extension 154) if interested.
Parents of seniors: Senior photos, baby photos, and parent letters are due to the yearbook staff or Jenny Fisher by Monday, December 2nd. Please contact Jenny Fisher with any questions.
Thanksgiving Break, No School Wed 11/27, Thurs 11/28, Friday 11/29
Bridging Brighter Smiles is holding their next dental clinic at Seneca Area School District Tuesday, November 26, 2019. It is not too late to enroll! Sign up online at: http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Professional Dental Services Provided Right at School Include:Oral Screening, Dental Cleaning, Fluoride Varnish Application, Dental Sealant Placement, Oral Health Education, Referral Assistance ***Forward Health (BadgerCare) Accepted! (Other Private Dental Insurance Not Accepted) Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891, or email email@example.com.
The school will have an Awards Assembly for all grades Tuesday, November 26 at 12:50 p.m. in the gym.
UPCOMING MENU CHANGES... WED 11/20 Sub Sandwiches, fresh veggies, orange slices, and chips TUESDAY 11/26 Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry fruit salad, and a pumpkin bar. NO SALAD BAR the week of Thanksgiving!!
The Girls Basketball apparel deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 21 @ Noon. Click on the link below to place an order! https://sportsworld.chipply.com/senecabasketball
Reminder...Early Release today @ 1:30. Parent Teacher conferences today 1:30pm-4:00pm, 5pm-8pm, and tomorrow 8:00am-10:00am. NO SCHOOL tomorrow 11/15/19. Please check out the lost and found tables in both the Elementary and High School.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this week. On Thursday, November 14, conferences will run from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Teachers will take their supper break from 4:00-5:00 p.m. On Friday, November 15, conferences will run from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
CHILI SUPPER during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Sponsored by the Lions Club. Thursday, November 14th from 4pm to 6pm in the High School Cafeteria. Chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie tray, dessert, coffee, and milk. Community Welcome! FREE WILL OFFERING!
The District Veteran's Day Program will be Monday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the school gym. All area veterans and community members are invited to attend.
Reminder that today 11/6 is the end of the 1st Quarter and a scheduled early release @ 1:30 pm
11/5/19... TIME CHANGE for tonight's MS boys b-ball game in DeSoto. Game begin @ 5:30 and the bus will leave @ 4:45
Seneca Basketball Apparel is now available to order online. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/senecabasketball/store.aspx
Reminder: Wednesday, November 6th is the end of the 1st Quarter with an Early Release @ 1:30 pm. 11/6 is also Picture Retake day beginning @ 8:15 am.
SCHOOL PICTURE ISSUES As you may have heard, we had quite a few issues with school pictures this year. Most of the people who wore glasses had a glare and some pictures had pink and green spots on them. Initially, Lifetouch thought they would be able to touch these up without retakes. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Any student or faculty member with these issues will need to have their picture retaken next Wednesday, November 6th beginning @ 8:15am. If you child will need retakes please send your original picture package back to school with them to hand to the photographer (you will not need to reorder your pictures). If your child missed the original picture day, you can order prints at mylifetouch.com and use code EVTTGV962. If you would prefer the paper order form, please request one from your child’s teacher. We apologize for the inconvenience as we all know how stressful picture day can be for parents!
CLUB SCRUB, a health careers program for 7th and 8th graders. Sponsored by Crossing Rivers Health. https://dochub.com/ashley-roberts79ab39fe/Y4Dq8lN/crh-scrub-club-pdf?dt=8KfZ8q3_eWCdmwitjVEF
The elementary Halloween parade scheduled for today, Oct 31, at 2:00 p.m. will be held indoors due to the cold weather. The parade will begin and end in the gym, for any spectators who would like to watch.
Presale tickets for this Thursday's Volleyball Sectional Semi-Final game @ Iowa-Grant are now on sale in the High School Office until Wednesday, 10/30 @ 4:00 pm. Adults $6.00 and kids 6 and under are $1.00. Tickets will also be available at the door that night.
Link for Volleyball Regional Champ apparel, deadline is Tuesday 10/29 @10 am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/senecavbregchamps19/store.aspx
Seneca Volleyball will host the Regional Final game against Highland; Saturday, October 26th @ 7pm in Seneca.
There will be a pep rally in the gym to send off the high school cross country, volleyball, and football teams to regionals and sectionals today at 3:10. All are welcome.
Good luck to the high school volleyball team this evening in their Regional Volleyball match here at Seneca against Wauzeka-Steuben at 7pm. Admission for everyone is $5.
SCHOOL PICTURE ISSUES... If you had issues with your child's pictures including a glare from glasses or spots that were discolored, please let us know ASAP. These are things Lifetouch can fix, retakes are not necessary.
Title I Annual Meeting Monday, November 4th at 6:00 in the Elementary Library https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZwhxROU3yPL5-qQgpgYfZRnvgrxRF2ANa52nwrAYg6A/edit?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that Football Conference Champ clothing orders are due today at 9 am. Play off game Friday 10/25 at Ithaca 7pm.
SWS Football Conference Champs apparel! Orders due by Monday 10/21 @ 9am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/SWSfootball/store.aspx
VOLLEYBALL 5PEAT Conference Champ T-shirts available online NOW! Orders must be placed by Monday 10/21 (morning) https://sportsworld.chipply.com/senecavbchamps19
The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce is again hosting "SHOP FOR SCHOOLS" on Oct 18th and 19th. If you shop any of the businesses below just mention that you would like your percentage to go to Seneca School District. It's that simple! Prairie du Chien- Broken Ladder- 20%, The Pickett Fence- 10%, The Local Oven- 10%, Something for Everyone- 10%, Front Porch Quilts- 10%, Shihata Orchard- 5%, JC Party Store- 5%, Panka Shoe Store- 5%, True Value- 5%, Rockweiler Appliances- 5%, Sports World- 10% excludes shoes, The Planted Tree- 10%, Radio Shack- 2% McGregor- Paper Moon- 10%, By the Spoonful- 10%
The National Honor Society Blood Drive is Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Seneca Town Hall from 11:30am to 4:30pm.
Reminder that the District Annual Meeting is tonight, October 16, in the band room at 7:00 p.m.
10/16/19...FLU shots were administered to students with parental permission. Handouts were provided to students that received the immunization. Also, the 6 week grading period has ended. Please view your child's grades in skyward. R.Y.P letters for low grades were sent to parents in the mail.
10/14/19 CHANGE for Middle School Volleyball...ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will suit up for tonight's games.
The JV Football game against Riverdale for tonight, Monday Oct 14th has been cancelled. Varsity practice ONLY tonight.
ATTENTION SENIORS & PARENTS! Mon., Oct. 14th @ 1:15 all Seniors will be measured for their caps & gowns and receive information packets for ordering related graduation items (announcements, gear etc.) which should be brought home and REVIEWED WITH PARENT(S). Please make arrangements to have your order form turned in to our Jostens reps @ school on Tues., Oct. 22nd @ 1:20 OR ordered on-line at jostens.com by no later than Oct. 29, 2019 to avoid a late fee. QUESTIONS-Please contact Jostens @ 1-800-567-8367 or jostens.com ATTENTION SOPHOMORES & PARENTS! Mon, Oct. 14th @ 1:38 your student will receive information about ordering their Class Ring. Please either go online at jostens.com to design and place your ring order OR turn in your order form at school to our Jostens rep on Tues., Oct. 22nd @ 1:20. QUESTIONS - Please contact Jostens @ 1-800-567-8367 or jostens.com
FLU shots will be given Wednesday, October 16th. Please return the authorization sheet if you wish for you child to receive the flu shot.
Early Release @ 1:30 today, Wednesday, October 9th.
Reminder: Early Release on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
VOLLEYBALL BUS TIME CHANGE...“C team” will leave in a van @ 3:30. MS/JV/Varsity will leave on the bus @ 4:15. Michelle has provided sandwiches and chip for the bus ride.
Tuesday, October 8 NO MS Cross Country practice
Reminder that the Booster Club is hosting a tailgate party today @4:00 in Lions Club Shelter by the field. Also, the FFA Alumni will be having a Brat/Bake Sale tomorrow(10/5) @ Johnson's One Stop from 9am to 2pm.
The FFA Alumni will be hosting a Brat and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct 5th @ Johnson's One Stop from 9am to 2pm
Wendy's bus is running late this morning. Sorry for any inconveniences.
Elementary phones and internet are now working.
The Boscobel MS/HS Cross Country meet for tomorrow 10/1 has been cancelled
Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 5 The Seneca Homecoming Dance will be this Saturday, October 5 from 8-11pm. Court will be announcements at 8:30pm. Cost is $5 for students and $2 per spectator. Location is Seneca High School Gym
9/26/19 NEW REMIND SYSTEM. As part of the process of upgrading our school website, we will be replacing the REMIND system that many of you previously received. Our new notification system will pull phone numbers directly from Skyward, and send text messages. Parents and guardians with Skyward accounts will not need to register for the new notification system. The Old Remind system will no longer be used. If you do not have a Skyward account, and you would like to receive these notifications, you can download the school app. This is a great option for Grandparents and other family members that do not have a Skyward account. If you need assistance with any of this new information, please let us know. You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2UDC2jb Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2Uv3YWq
PARENTS: The 3 week grading period has ended. Please log into your skyward account to view your child's grades. If your child is getting a low grade you will receive a letter in the mail with RYP instructions.
PHONES and INTERNET are down in the Elementary School. If you need to reach elementary staff or students please call the main office 608-734-3411 EXT: 0 This outage may last a couple days. We will update when things have been restored.
Seneca Booster Club Tailgate Party Friday, October 4 th , 2019 Athletes, please bring the following *Football players: 8 pack of 20 oz Gatorade *Volleyball Juniors and Seniors: 1 case of water *Volleyball Freshman: 9x13 or larger pan of bars *Cross Country: 9x13 or larger pan of bars Please drop supplies of at the school with Michelle or Nissa in the kitchen by 2:00PM. If you are not able to have them to the school by that time, then please bring them to the concession stand where the tailgate party is held. Thank you so much
CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS FOR TODAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th... High School Cross Country meet in PDC is cancelled, but they will still practice after school. NO Middle School Cross Country Practice MS Football game @ 5:00 has been moved to Wauzeka, North Crawford's field is not playable.
Check out our NEW BAND WEBSITE created by MR. Davies!! https://sites.google.com/seneca.k12.wi.us/senecabands
Tonight's football game against North Crawford will be played! GO BLUEGOLDS!!
9/13/19...We are once again experiencing issues with our phones. If you can't get through, please email firstname.lastname@example.org OR comment/message our facebook page.
Seneca Schools will start 2 hours late on Friday September 13 due to the road conditions from the rain Thursday evening.
PARENTS, please make sure you log into SKYWARD and complete the BEGINNING OF THE YEAR REGISTRATION FORMS for each of your children. The AUP form for Chromebook usage is located within the registration forms. If you have issues logging in, please call Ashley at school 608-734-3411 ext.100
We are still experiencing phone issues. If you cannot get through when you call, please email the specific staff member you are looking for or the main office email@example.com You can also send message to the school facebook page. Thank you
PHONE ISSUES...we believe our current issues are due to the recent storms. If you cannot get through when you call, please email the specific staff member you are looking for or the main office firstname.lastname@example.org You can also send message to the school facebook page.
There will be an FFA Alumni meeting Monday, September 9th @ 7:30pm in the Ag. room.
Check out the "Start of the Year Information" under the news items on the website for bus routes, calendar events for the first few days, and other important general information.
Get the Seneca School App! The Seneca Area School District is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to real-time sports scores, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications. You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2UDC2jb Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2Uv3YWq Any questions, please contact us at school.