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Otter Lake Kindergarten Gathering

We are excited to invite you to our spring Kindergarten Gathering!  We have two options for families to attend the Kindergarten Gathering.

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At the April 16, 2021 School Board Special Session, the School Board approved the School Start Time Change proposal to be implemented in the fall of 2021-22.

Key factors of the proposal include:

  • Alignment with Strategic Plan.
  • Alignment adolescent sleep research.
  • Mitigation of traffic impact.
  • A more efficient, three-tiered transportation system.
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The Otter Lake Spiritwear site is now available for shopping! 

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Our school community is continuing to work through the impact of the hurtful and racist posts circulated on social media last week. Today (April 14), the White Bear Lake City Manager’s Office released a statement on the ongoing investigation. 

We are committed to continuing to work together as we create an environment in which all of our students feel heard and welcomed.

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Following the state’s updated Safe Learning Plan, and in consultation with our Regional Support Team (MDE/MDH), we look forward to returning middle school and high school students to our buildings in a Hybrid 2.0 Learning Model beginning Feb. 22.

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The WBLAE Teacher of the Year committee is proud to recognize the 600+ educators of White Bear Lake Area Educators, Local #7286 as this year’s Honorary Teachers of the Year (2020-21) and to celebrate the professional excellence of the 2021-22 class of nominees. Go Bears!

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2020-21 “Coffee with Dr. K” events:

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Oct. 6
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. on April 6
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Principals, Board liaisons, district leaders and construction partners gathered recently to celebrate groundbreakings at construction sites currently underway throughout the district. 

The projects include an additional gymnasium at the current South Campus; additions at Lincoln, Matoska International, Vadnais Heights and Willow Lane Elementary Schools; and a brand new Transportation Building.

 
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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named White Bear Lake Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak as the 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Dr. K was selected for this honor by a panel of representatives from a variety of Minnesota education organizations. Nominees are evaluated on how each candidate demonstrates leadership for learning, communication skills, professionalism, and community involvement.

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