Fontana School
Reminder: Please remember to pull as far down as possible when dropping students off. This will keep the line moving to minimize drop off time. If you stop before or close to the crosswalk the line behind you becomes long and fewer students can safely be dropped off.
5 days ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Mark your calendars for December 10th-14th and join us at the book fair. Would you like to encourage your children to read more? Stop by the book fair next month and get some great books for your family. We will have a large assortment of books that range from preschool age kids all the way up to middle school. There are even books for adults.
5 days ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Thanks to the coaches and team for representing Fontana. It was a great season!
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
And again...a back and forth game!
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
A win for Fontana ties the match against Walworth, and it's on to game 3!
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
It's neck and neck, back and forth! Fontana vs Walworth
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
First game against Walworth runs neck and neck.
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Lady Falcons are fighting hard at the BFASA tournament this morning. After a hard fought battle, they fell to the Reek Lions.
9 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Mr. Parker has informed the consortium schools that Big Foot High School will be closing early today due to a bomb threat. There is no reason to believe that this incident involves or otherwise effects Fontana School. Fontana School will remain open, and after school activities will be held as normal.
11 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
One faulty fire detector at school tonight has resulted in FFD and FPD being called several times to the school. There is no fire, and there has been no fire tonight. The error in the system will be addressed in the morning. After speaking with the Assistant Fire Chief, the Fire Chief, and Chief Cates, we have a plan for officers to increase the number of routine safety checks throughout the night. Please note: there is no threat to school or to the safety of our students, staff, or visitors.
13 days ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Fontana is looking for a boys basketball coach for the upcoming season? Practices would be from 3:30-4:45/5 Mon-Thurs...Friday is optional (coaches choice) games are normally on Tues/Thurs, B team plays first at 4:00. A team will follow at around 5:00ish. First practice would start next Monday, November 12, with the first game being on the 19th, and the last game is Jan 5th. please contact Ms. Green if you are interested. mgreen@fontana.k12.wi.us 262-275-6881 Thank you!
14 days ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
10/29/18 Mr. Parker at Big Foot Union High School District sent out the following message earlier today, 10/29/18: BFHS received a message threatening the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We have been working closely with the Walworth Police Department in correlation to the threat. We DO NOT believe at this time it is credible in any way. However, to ensure everyone's safety, we will be closing BFHS at 12:30 pm today. Once again, we DO NOT believe it is credible in any way. The buses will be available at 12:20 to take home all bus riding students. Any students without a ride, may meet in the main gym and walk with administration to Grace Church south of BFHS (500 South Main Street) and get picked up from there. We ask that all staff and students be out of the building and parking lot by 12:30 pm. Anyone with information concerning the incident can message Walworth County Crime Stoppers P3 App or contact Big Foot High School at 262-275-2116 The Fontana Jt 8 School District is not closing early. All after school activities will be held as scheduled.
21 days ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Yesterday's message from Fontana District didn't go out. This is the real one! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Check with Infinite Campus or Mr. Stolfe if the message didn't arrive where it should have or arrived where it shouldn't.
24 days ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
We think we have identified the issues behind our all-call for the lunch balances. To test the system, there will be a message sent via text, email, and voice tomorrow (10/25) at 4:15 p.m. Please check your Infinite Campus information or contact school for help if you do not receive the messages or if you need to change who gets which message.
26 days ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Districts, students, and parents are reporting an issue with the new Campus Student and Campus Parent apps. Upon opening their app, some students and parents are seeing a blank white screen or a white screen showing a “Connection Error” message. Initial investigation points to intermittent connectivity issues when the system authenticates the user’s credentials. At no time is any data at risk of being compromised. We appreciate your patience as we further investigate to resolve this issue. Until this issue is resolved, students and parents experiencing this issue may access Campus Student or Campus Parent on their mobile device by using a web browser. If your district desires to review updates, please refer to Campus Community. Students and parents desiring to review updates may see them at our public page for students and parents. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.
26 days ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Mr. Parker at Big Foot Union High School District sent out the following message earlier today: BFHS received a message threatening the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We have been working closely with the Walworth Police Department in correlation to the threat. We DO NOT believe at this time it is credible in any way. However, to ensure everyone's safety, we will be closing BFHS at 12:30 pm today. Once again, we DO NOT believe it is credible in any way. The buses will be available at 12:20 to take home all bus riding students. Any students without a ride, may meet in the main gym and walk with administration to Grace Church south of BFHS (500 South Main Street) and get picked up from there. We ask that all staff and students be out of the building and parking lot by 12:30 pm. Anyone with information concerning the incident can message Walworth County Crime Stoppers P3 App or contact Big Foot High School at 262-275-2116 The Fontana Jt 8 School District is not closing early. All after school activities will be held as scheduled.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to the incident at Big Foot High School today, the Lyric Opera performance was canceled. As soon as I was informed of the situation, the bus was canceled, and our 5th graders continued with a normal school day. There is no reason to believe that the incident was related in any way to Fontana School, and we are continuing our normal school day. I want to reassure you, though, that Chief Cates and I will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Four 8th grade students attended the middle school leadership conference at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, October 11th. The students viewed a one-act play by Ardan James and participated in leadership activities with other middle school students from districts in southern Wisconsin.
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
MENU CHANGE on Thursday, October 11 the hot lunch choice will be Maxx Sticks instead of French Bread Pizza.
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Attention third grade parents: please check your student's backpack tonight for an important letter from Dr. Norton.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Taking time out to take a quick picture after the homecoming parade, it was nice to see so many Fontana Alumni!
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
4K is working on the letter T. T is for Tito the Dog!
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Oh no! From the phone calls we are getting today, we've figured out that our phone call list for low lunch balances included all contacts instead of just the primary one. We are working on it right away so that we don't have the same thing happen next Thursday. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we continue to work on our new communication system!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Twins
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
We just caught up with a few more sets of twins, they're all over the place!
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
Just a few more twins to share, we even had a set of quadruplets!
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Attention Fontana band families: On Friday, band students will report to the band room at the end of the school day. Make sure they have a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. Students will take a bus to and from the 2:00 Homecoming parade and should be picked up at school at approximately 2:45. Students should wear the usual symphonic band concert attire (black shoes, socks, and pants with a white polo shirt). Contact Mr. Stolfe with questions.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Early release this Friday! Please have a plan for the 11:20 dismissal and make sure your child knows what it is.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Its twin day, who would be your twin?
about 1 month ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
From Junie B. Jones to Rapunzel and even Pete the Cat, our primary friends are showing some character, too!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Some of our favorite "characters" are here today
about 1 month ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Today's flag football game against Walworth has been postponed to Monday, Sept 24, with the B team playing at 4, and A team at 5 p.m.
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
"Save the Date" reminders: 5K-4th grade Open House/Curriculum Night on Sept 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Literacy Concert on Sept 27 @ 5:30 p.m.; early release for teacher inservice on Sept 28 @ 11:20 a.m.
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Wondering about volleyball? The girls-only sport starts at the end of Sept with the first game on Oct 9. Look for more information from Coach Weiler in the upcoming weeks!
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Rabe, I visited family in Wyoming, explored the Badlands, and took a belated honeymoon to the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua!
2 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
WHAT DID I DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Popp, As with every summer, the summer of 2018 was fun filled, relaxing, and productive. The Popp family completed a lot of projects around the house, went snorkeling in Lake Geneva, spent time up in the Dells, and visited family in Spooner, WI. We enjoyed making many great memories with friends and family!
2 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
It's official! Dr. Ejnik and crew just set the worlds record for the longest continuous glow stick...150 METERS! Congrats to the crew!
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
A six minute dismissal! Thanks to all for working together for a safe, quick dismissal. It was a great first week, and we are looking forward to the next one!
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Long, We moved last fall so I spent much of the summer landscaping and hanging out with my two granddaughters.
2 months ago, Fontana School
Fontana School
WHAT DID WE DO THIS SUMMER? Mrs. Gutierrez, I spent my summer traveling and spending time with my new family of 3.
2 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Pick-up was 4 minutes faster today--even with the rain! Folks are coming early, though. We had 30 cars in line by 3:20, and the line backed up from there. With so many people coming early, the line gets long, and the wait must seem even longer. We dismiss students at 3:30, and it takes several minutes for them to get out of the building and to their spots. Please remember that our preschool students are dismissed at 3:15 and do not pull into the fire lane until all of our little ones are picked up. Those cars must be able to pull up to the front of the building. Thanks to those of you who pulled forward at drop off this morning! It was smooth and quickly done!
2 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Hello, Falcons! Even with the rain and late student dismissal, the pick up process took just over 8 minutes from the first to final student! A couple tweaks to keep the lines moving: during drop off, please unload on the south side of the cross walk so that we can keep the line moving. Feel free to pull forward so that more cars can fit in the circle. On our end, we'll work on dismissing students on time! Thanks for your patience as we all learn and grow!
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
It's official! Fontana hires royalty! Ms. Earle has been crowned Fairest of the Fair at the 2018 Walworth County Fair!
3 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
First day is almost here! Check your email with beginning of the day reminders. School starts at 8:20 and dismisses at 3:30. Can't wait!
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Due to a recent resignation, there is an open position on the Fontana Jt 8 School District's Board of Education. For more information, see http://5il.co/4o0x
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Please join us in wishing Ms. Earle good luck during the Fairest of the Fair competition on Sunday at 5:00. If you happen to be at the Walworth County fair at that time, stop by and cheer her on!
3 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Thanks to all who stopped in for "Back to School" night! It was great seeing everyone!
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Back to School Night 5-7:30 p.m. tonight: greet teachers, drop school supplies, learn about drop off/pick up procedures, and take student pics. MS orientation program 6-7:00 p.m.
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
We would like to send out a big thank you to Mercy Walworth Hospital & Medical Center and the Fontana Fire Department for all of their help with our "stop the bleed" training. We appreciate not only the opportunity to learn but to also have fun while doing it, thanks again.
3 months ago, Fontana School
Dr.  Norton
Revised drop-off/pick up procedures move buses to the north parking lot and car traffic to the fire lane. More information to come.
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The Fontana Jt 8 School District is seeking a long-term substitute custodian to work from 1:30-10 p.m. Monday-Friday starting as soon as possible. For more information or to pick up an application, contact the school office at 262.275.6881.
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
2018-19 Student Handbook is available at: http://5il.co/4j67
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
The Fontana team is learning a lot; getting ready for a great new year. Thanks to the folks at CESA and Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings for opening minds and closing gaps! #WIWOW1819
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Dr.  Norton
Fontana's referendum has passed! Thanks to all, especially Margaret Labus and the Friends of Fontana!
3 months ago, Dr. Norton
Fontana School
Calendar Note! Our 4K-4th grade readers will showcase an exciting night of readers theatre and literacy songs. Join us for the show and get some tips to help your child on his/her reading adventure from our expert 4th grade readers. September 27, 2018 at 5:30
3 months ago, Fontana School
Sara Norton
We're going mobile and getting a fresh look for the new year. Our app is "Fontana J8 School District" and can be found on Google Play/Store. It will be ready soon on the App Store as well.
4 months ago, Sara Norton
Cathy Long
Hello, Fontana Falcons! This year, the Fontana J8 School District is going paperless!
4 months ago, Cathy Long