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This website was designed to help keep you in the loop - check out the calendars, school news and other links above and to the right to help guide you in the right direction! 

Upcoming Events

September 25 - Tuesday
5:30 PM - NDLC Family Night
September 26 - Wednesday
7:00 AM - Picture Day
October 1 - Monday
6:00 PM - PSC Meeting
October 11 - Thursday
5:30 PM - NDLC Goes To Skate City
October 17 - Wednesday
5:45 PM - Governance Council Meeting
October 22 - Monday
Sweats and/or Team Apparel (Red Ribbon Week)
October 23 - Tuesday
NDLC Family Night
Wear Crazy Socks (Red Ribbon Week)
October 24 - Wednesday
Wear Red Apparel (Red Ribbon Week)
October 25 - Thursday
NO SCHOOL

School News

Elementary Students Celebrate Dot Day

Students at Park, EQ and NDLC held an early Dot Day celebration, with clothes filled with dots, and Dot Day fun in Mrs. Lemke and Mrs. Wolf's library classes.

Arrival and Dismissal Information

We are excited to share that our new parking lot is complete! This is a great step in helping the flow of traffic at arrival and dismissal times. There are some significant changes to the arrival/dismissal procedures. Throughout the summer we worked with Kobussen, Safe Routes to School, the City of Kaukauna and the Kaukauna Police Department to form a plan that will help with arrival and dismissal traffic but even more importantly, student safety. Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 4 Year-Old-Kindergarten Short 4K Kobussen buses will utilize the north loop (loop near the front door) (4K and special education). All 4 year-old-kindergarten arrival and dismissal will take place at the front doors. Parents dropping off/picking up for 4K parking will need to park in the lot near the front doors and walk with their child to the front the doors. Arrival Procedures for Kindergarten through 4th Grade Parent drop off can take place along Sullivan Avenue, Ann St. or St. Mary’s Place. Sullivan Avenue will be a “hug and go” site for parents to drop off. There will be no parking or unattended vehicles. This area is intended for parents to drop their children off and depart. Parents that are interested in walking with their child to the playground will need to park on Ann Street or St. Mary’s Place. We are hoping this helps with congestion in the morning. Large K-4 buses will utilize the other the south loop (loop closest to CE). In the morning, bus riders will walk in front of the building on the sidewalk to the playground until the morning bell rings. Buses will no longer be parked on Sullivan Ave. Dismissal Procedures for Kindergarten through 4th Grade Buses will line up for dismissal in the south loop. Bus students will exit the front doors of the building and walk to their correct bus. There will be adult supervision to assist students. Parent pick-up can happen along Sullivan Avenue, Ann Street and St. Mary’s Place. Parents are encouraged to meet their child on the playground and walk together to their vehicles utilizing crosswalks as necessary. Safety Over Convenience Adults and students parking on the opposite of school grounds need to cross at crosswalks. Parents are encouraged to use the new “Hug and Go” area on Sullivan Avenue. Students are then able to exit cars from sidewalk side of vehicle and parents/guardians can continue on their way without delay. It remains our highest priority to ensure that students arrive and are dismissed from school in a safe and organized way. We ask everyone to correctly follow our pick-up and drop-off procedures. Failure to do so creates chaos, frustration and unsafe conditions. Each family should discuss these drop-off and pick-up procedures together. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in following these procedures, which will create a safe and efficient start and end to each school day. We have included a map (see below) for your reference. Also, we are still working with the City of Kaukauna on signage. To start the school year, signage will likely not be posted. Thank you for your cooperation for keeping our building safe! Please let us know if you have questions. Important changes and reminders: North Loop (closest to the building) is for 4K and Special Education needs. South Loop (closest to County Road CE) is for Staff Parking and K-4 grade Buses ONLY. Students should report to the playground to line up in the AM and students being picked up will exit to the playground to meet parents/guardians. Visitor parking for parents/guardians needing to “enter the building” is located in the North Loop. The West side of Sullivan Avenue (along the playground) will now be used for HUG & GO drop off. When entering the HUG & GO zone, please pull forward as far as possible to allow for additional cars. Students exit the vehicle next to the sidewalk. Once you have dropped off your child please exit the HUG & GO area quickly. No parking or standing. THANK YOU for using CROSSWALKS to cross streets! Crossing between cars of mid-street is DANGEROUS and we continue to re-teach students to use crosswalks for safety.

Generous Partners "Fill the Bus"

As part of their Community Month celebration, Abel Insurance’s 3rd Annual Kaukauna Area School District Supply Drive was an overwhelming success, collecting backpacks, markers and other school supplies for students in the Kaukauna Area School District.

Recent Upgrades Improve KASD Energy Efficiency

There's no denying that it has been a "messy" summer within KaukaunaSchools. And while there have been a number of very visible energy efficiency upgrades happening within the District this summer, Kaukauna Area School District has been working for a number of years on energy efficiency projects that are allowing us to use less power ... environmentally-friendly and fiscally-responsible progress.

River View Welcomes New Associate Principal

Kaukauna Area School District has hired Josh Iverson to serve as Associate Principal at River View Middle School. Iverson joins KASD after serving the Oregon School District, most recently as Middle School Associate Principal. During his time in Oregon, he also served as Associate Principal at the high school level. Iverson brings additional experience as a High School Special Education Teacher, and has dedicated himself to serving students as an advisor for student council and mountain club, as well as a coach for soccer and baseball. He has earned a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University, and brings high-level experience to round out River View’s solid Administrative team.

KASD Awarded School Safety Grant

The Kaukauna Area School District will soon see a number of significant building security updates.The Wisconsin Department of Justice has awarded KASDwith a $146,240 School Safety Grant, which will cover the costs for shatter-resistant film for each school's main entrance, as well as upgrades/additions to our schools' camera systems.

KHS Students Recognized for High Acheivement

Thirteen Kaukauna High School students were recently recognized as AP scholars for their hard work and exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) program exams.

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  • Phone: (920) 766-6116
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  • NEW DIRECTIONS LEARNING COMMUNITY
  • 2601 Sullivan Ave, Kaukauna, WI 54130
  • Phone: (920) 766-6116
  • Fax: (920) 462-4400
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