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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

June 1 - Monday
5:30 PM - Special Board of Education Meeting
June 8 - Monday
5:30 PM - Board of Education meeting
June 22 - Monday
5:30 PM - Board of Education meeting

School News

Superintendent's Update - May 14, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, This communication is an update regarding the May 13 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the “Safer at Home” Executive Order 28. While the ruling changes conditions in many non-school-related areas, it does not change the section of the order closing public and private 4K-12 schools. Therefore, the Court's decision does not reopen schools; they will remain closed through June 30, the end of the current school year. The Kaukauna Area School District will complete the school year with the existing plan we have in place. Principals and teachers will communicate important information with students and families, and we will continue working within our flexible learning plan throughout the final weeks of school. Over the past eight weeks, I have been extremely proud and humbled to see and hear many unique success stories involving teachers, students and parents working together, doing their very best during this time. It frequently reminds me of KASD’s theme for this school year, “BE YOUR BEST SELF TODAY!” The origin of this theme is Maya Angelou’s, famous quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” This sentiment has and continues to guide our work with students and families. On behalf of the Kaukauna Area School District, I would like to share our deep appreciation and gratitude for your continued support. Kaukauna Strong!

KASD Virtual Summer School Options

Registration for Summer School begins May 15 at 12:00! This year, summer school will look a little different, but KASD will hold virtual summer school courses, available to all students. We believe these courses will provide a great opportunity for students of all grade levels to connect with others and stay engaged over the summer months. For more information, and to set up your account, visit the KASD Summer School page.

School Closure FAQ

Thank you to everyone who submitted a question or concern using our online form. We have read through all of the questions, and addressed each of them in an online FAQ document that you can find on our website. For some questions, we don't yet have answers, but we are working on developing plans to meet the needs of all of our students and families. More information will be released soon and this document will be updated regularly. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to submit them to the form here: https://forms.gle/HiBNiwH8q9RuXhqX8.

Update: School Closure 2019-2020

First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are doing as well as possible during this challenging time. This afternoon, April 16, 2020, Governor Evers directed the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to extend the Safer at Home order through May 26; sadly, the extension means that our school buildings will not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. You can find additional information in this evening's communication from Superintendent Duerwaechter. We will continue to do our very best to support our students' needs. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the next several weeks. We will get through this together; we will stay#StrongAtHomeand work#StrongerTogether.

School Pictures Still Available

Did you miss the chance to order school pictures this year? It's not too late! If you're interested in ordering your student's pictures, call (262.677.8662) or email (info@networkphoto.net)Network Photography. You can place any order over the phone, or they will give you a personalized code for online ordering. Just have your child's name and school ready when you call or email.

National Award for Music Program

Kaukauna Area School District has been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. The award is presented to Districts nationwide for their outstanding commitment to providing music access and education to students, and recognizes the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Read more here.

2020 Educators of Promise

Four KASD Educators have been recognized as 2020 Educators of Promise by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education. Read more here.

COVID-19 Information and Updates

KASD has created a page on our website to provide continuous updates and information about how our schools and events are affected, how to talk to your students, and different everyday prevention methods.

Share Good News

Do you know a student or staff member that's done something great? Share your Kaukauna Strong news with us here.

District News Room

Looking for more district news? You can find our archives from all district news stories and sign up for alerts here!

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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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