Hello Falcon Families. Update: We had fire/rescue at school around 3:45p today to look into a sulfer smell. The building was cleared and deemed safe by Fontana Fire and Rescue around 4:25p. The building and all involved are safe with no problem. Please call our office with any questions. We are thankful for our EMS teams and our staff focus on safety!
Hello parents, I hope everyone enjoyed their extended holiday weekend. As a reminder we have a few adjustments at drop off and pick up that will start tomorrow. 1. Arrival will be for all families between 8am and 8:20a. All students (except daycare 3k and younger) will enter through the main entrance to help with traffic flow and movement to the proper class. (daycare will still enter/leave at the South end of the building as usual). 2. Dismissal for ALL car riders will be 3:20pm. Please adhere to pulling up as far as possible to fill in open spots in the pick up line. All older siblings will move to the South end of the building to meet up with younger siblings. All bus riders will stay with teachers and leave at 3:30p to board the bus. 3. Students will be sent home with an order form on Tuesday September 9th for Fontana neck buffs and face masks. We have a limited supply, but we will do our best to fulfill all requests. Thank you for your interest and all funds collected will go directly back toward student needs. We look forward to week 2 of the new school year. See you all tomorrow! #FlyIntoExcellence
Other News and Notes: We have a limited supply of Fontana Falcons neck buffs for sale. These will be $10 a piece and all the funds will go directly back to student supplies for the year. We have also ordered more Fontana face masks that should be in by the end of the month. We are working on securing the USDA lunch program that was just released by the State. More information to come as we finalize our plans. Picture day is September 14th. All students were sent home with a Lifetouch picture packet. If you did not get one, please call our office and we will be sure you do. This applies to all virtual and in-person students. A packet will be mailed this week to all virtual students or you can stop by the office to pick one up. Picture packets will be given by students directly to Lifetouch on picture day. It's a great day to be a Falcon!! Happy Labor Day Weekend.
Hello Falcon parents, Please see the attached letter as further guidance to our plans for school that starts on September 1st! Our full virtual programs (Lincoln Learning for PK-5) and (Apex Learning for 6-8) are in the process of implementation in addition to the ongoing preparation for in-person learning at Fontana School. We will continue to communicate and work together in our preparation. Have a great weekend Fontana! Family letter update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zkm_3o2GJUFmgHf6B10VRp-vSPcekQl3PBWgYp66mWE/edit?usp=sharing
Actualizaciones de la escuela! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w6Cv-_giu4lBmb5hIcQzfXxhbWywsaFo4jJg0clxTSY/edit?usp=sharing
Hello Fontana Families. We hope to gather more specific details from our families regarding plans to return to our in-person schooling or our virtual option for the 20/21 school year. Please complete the very short survey link to support our planning/scheduling. https://forms.gle/uhYw5SJ9bWZ1pr6q7 Lastly, if you haven't read already, we have shared our return to fall plan that was reviewed at the board meeting on July 27th. That link is below. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11BvohDIsyero8ld0iRPLkoiIbayltNMcHceKHuW_ChY/edit?usp=sharing Lastly, we would like to share a link to the latest information from Governor Evers regarding masks in Wisconsin. We will continue to monitor and work together as information becomes available. Thank you! https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/07/30/file_attachments/1507337/EMO01-FaceCoverings.pdf
Hello Fontana Families. We have our District Annual Meeting starting 5pm and our regular School Board Meeting to follow. The webex link below will get you to our meeting virtually as we continue to provide safe options to participate in our meeting. https://bigfoothighschool.webex.com/bigfoothighschool/onstage/g.php?MTID=e42d67d5c7622ed0557801a78f2fbcd3c
We are pleased to introduce Monica Torres as our student teacher from UWW this fall. Hello! My name is Monica Torres. I'm excited to be student teaching in the fall. My interest includes traveling, trying new cuisines, hiking, playing games, and being with my family. I am a dog lover and enjoy learning.
Hello Fontana Families. We are excited to have our 8th grade promotion tonight. You can access our Live Stream by clicking on the Facebook link on the bottom of our Fontana homepage or by connecting directly to Facebook and the Fontana School District page. The link below will show you how to access as well. Thank you! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RSgfHX2B1W4_wH3lDsHPPpwBTuV-sZVP/view
Hello Fontana Families!! We wanted to share a few news worthy items as we head into the back end of summer. 1. We are continuing to work on our return to school plan for 20/21. We will be reviewing this plan at our next scheduled school board meeting on July 27th at 5pm. Students/staff/community safety is our top priority along with providing a top notch education. We will share that plan with all of you on July 27th. 2. We are excited to announce that we will be providing a full online registration process through our student portal (Infinite Campus). The online registration process will "Go Live" on August 4th. More communication coming soon! 3. Our new Daycare will proudly open on August 10th. We are so excited to provide this needed support to our school and community overall. We have started a waiting list in our infant/toddler room and we are taking inquiries for our 2 year old room, 3k, and 4k! Come find out what all the excitement is about. For more information contact Devin Dennis, our Daycare Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Lastly, don't forget to vote for the mascot name. The announcement will be made at 9a tomorrow (Monday July 20th).
Please join me in welcoming our new nurse Amanda. I currently live in Elkhorn with my husband Matthew, 4 yr old son Christian, 2 yr old daughter Alayna, and our family dog Mya. We love the outdoors including hiking, boating, and campfires. I graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2009 with my Bachelors degree in Nursing. I have spent the past 11 years as a RN, mainly in the acute care setting. I am excited to grow in my career as the School Nurse in Fontana.
Hello parents. As we finalize our plans for fall we are gathering information from our parents to better individualize for a safe return to school. Please complete the survey link below and be sure to identify yourself from Fontana. www.BigFootAreaschoolsurvey.com
Due to the continuing public health emergency and "Safer at Home" orders from Governor Evers, our school board meeting scheduled for Monday,June 22, 2020 at 5pm will be planned for remote or off-site attendance. The meeting will be streamed through the link/information below: Topic: School Board Meeting Time: June 22, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76863185824?pwd=ZExpbTdnQlZVYjErVk13eHRBNThudz09 Meeting ID: 768 6318 5824 Password: 5zu1nm June 22, 2020 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: Fontana School Library Media Center
Hello parents, Are you looking for an opportunity for your children to brush up on academic and social skills? In light of our unique finish to the 2019-2020 school year we have created summer class options for students at EVERY grade level! Students entering 3K through 5th grade, will have the following opportunities: 3K-4K: Sandy Surprises 5K-1st: Camping Falcons 2nd-3rd: Outdoor Adventures 4th-5th: Wilderness Survival We will be taking advantage of our beautiful outdoor learning spaces at Fontana to explore our natural world, engage in unique outdoor learning spaces, and engage in active social adventure. 6th-8th: Whole Band opportunities will take place July 6-23rd on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10-11am, with individual lessons scheduled separately. 6-8th: Math Boot Camp is set from August 3-6th for (entering 8th graders and algebra students) and August 10-14th for (entering 6th and 7th graders) all from 9-12pm Costs: 3K-5th grade classes will take place 9am to noon Monday through Thursday, July 6-23rd. The course fee for each of these three week classes is $95. Band will be $40 for the three weeks, with individual lessons paid separately. Math boot camp will be provided to families at no cost. Please contact Mr. Torrez at email@example.com if your student requires financial assistance. We will be making every effort to ensure the safety of everyone during this unique time including basing classes outdoors and limiting class sizes to 10. Social distancing, sanitation, and disinfecting practices will be followed to ensure a safe environment for all. Email Mrs. Rabe at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and click here to register your child for a class. We can't wait to teach you again in person!!
Hello Fontana Parents, We are so grateful for your partnership in education, and this last quarter is just more evidence of the great team we have here in Fontana between parents, students, and staff. While we are proud of the transition and hard work completed during virtual learning, we also realize there are plenty of areas for improvement. Your voice, as parents, is vital to our continuous improvement and success as a learning community. Please take a minute or two to complete the survey (link below). We look forward to hearing from you as we continuously work to improve our school!! Thank you, and please call our office or email email@example.com with any questions/concerns. https://forms.gle/eWHNymh6g7eJ7YNE7 Steve
Hello Families!! As you know this week marks the start of our return process with chromebooks, chargers, library books, guitars, and other school resources used during our remote learning. Our awesome PTSO has provided a free ice cream at Blue Heaven to start our summer kick off. Be sure to stop by Fontana School between 9a and 3:30p to return all school materials and get your ice cream certificate!!
A long standing tradition of our local schools is the Memorial Day Parade through Walworth. The parade ends at the Walworth Cemetery with a heartfelt remembrance ceremony lead by Mr. Kahl, local Veterans, community members, and students. Please enjoy the video link created to ensure our tradition continues despite social distancing restrictions. Thank You! https://youtu.be/_EzYNHhwhSU
Hello parents, We are heading into our last 7 days of school. I would like to share some updates with everyone. As always, please call our office or email with any questions. 1. A general checklist for turning things in this week includes: chromebook, chargers, library books, clocks, hotspots other classroom materials given by teachers. 2. Your classroom teachers will be sharing a more specific list. If you would like to keep your school issued wifi hotspot for the summer please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a plan. 3. Please communicate any needs or adjustments and we are more than willing to work with you on any concerns related to turning things in. 4. Our last day of the food/lunch program will be Friday May 29th. If you would like to continue with the summer lunch program you can go to Walworth School through July to participate in their lunch program. All are welcome. 5. We will not assign any new work this last week. This is a time to catch up on anything missing and to make sure you have everything completed and closed out. This will also be a time to connect with your teachers for any last minute needs and/or questions. Please do not worry about our attendance link this last week. 6. Grades will be available for fourth quarter on June 3rd through Infinite Campus. Please email email@example.com with any questions regarding access to Infinite Campus for report cards/grades. 6. We will have our Virtual Field Days on Monday June 1st and Tuesday June 2nd. Mr. Schultz has sent out information and games. For those interested, we will be sending staff around to take photos and share in the experience (from a socially safe distance of course). Please notify our office or Mr. Schultz if you are interested. 7. We will be having an end-of-year parade on Wednesday June 3rd from 2-3p. We will have staff lined up from our school and down the sidewalk toward Blue Heaven Ice Cream. Please drive through and let our staff send off this school year in style. Popsicles will be handed out to keep with our traditions!! We hope to see you all there. 8. 8th grade promotion ceremony will be July 24th at 7pm in hopes of having a small, in person, ceremony. Please note, this date is the final date whether in person or virtual. 9. We are currently working on summer school plans. We hope to offer an "in-person" option in July (more information will be shared as we get into early June). 10. Please know we have a task force specifically for 20/21 planning and we will be surveying staff, parents, and students this coming week to gain more feedback in our planning. Be on the look out for this survey and please share you thoughts. 11. Please contact our office with anything as we are always available and ready to support our families/students. While we are very proud of our school community pulling together for a successful 4th quarter, we also realize there are areas for improvement, and we will be working throughout the summer to ensure every student continues to get a high quality education in the 20/21 school year. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! Stay safe and be well!! Your Fontana Family!
Due to the continuing public health emergency and "Safer at Home" orders from Governor Evers, our school board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020 will be planned for remote or off-site attendance. The meeting will be streamed through the link/information below. Topic: Fontana School Board Meeting Time: May 18, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71941047750?pwd=Y3J5Z3NWME1YNlpvOE5QaFBUWThlZz09 Meeting ID: 719 4104 7750 Password: 6HM562
My name is Elizabeth Weiser, and I will be the new Band Director at Fontana in the fall. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2017 and have spent the past three years teaching middle school band, general music, and choir in Illinois. Clarinet is my primary instrument, but I also enjoy playing saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, and many other instruments. I live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, Eric, and my cat, Polly. I am very excited to be joining the Fontana family and am looking forward to meeting everyone in the fall!
Hello Everyone! My name is Nikki Christensen and I will be the school social worker at Fontana. I am SO excited to join the Fontana family! I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of the wonderful staff, students, and families. I received my BSW degree from Illinois State University and continued my education to receive my Master’s of Social Work degree from UW-Milwaukee! In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, golfing, exercising, reading a good book,and spending time with my family.
Hello all! My name is Devin Dennis and I will be the Daycare Coordinator at Fontana. I am so excited to be a part of this new venture for the school as well as getting to meet all the staff, students and their families. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. I have taught both in public school as well as many years as a private preschool teacher at a local child care center. I have been married to my husband Eric since 2012 and together we have two beautiful children; Hailee who is 6 and my busy boy Brecken who is 3.
Attention all Fontana parents and students, Fontana Fire Department, has adopted a new mascot, "Lucky the Bee," and they would like each student to color a picture of the new mascot to hang on the fire station window. Download, print, and color the attached page and drop it off at the fire station. Thank you!
A message from Coach Blackman and Coach Dase: 'We are looking forward to the fall season of sports and we are excited to announce Cross Country will be an option again! If you are interested and will be in 6th-8th grade (boys and girls) this upcoming school year please email Mr. Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org), so we can get an idea of how many and plan accordingly. We would love to also run a summer program leading up to the season, more details to come soon! We look forward to training with you.'
Aquí tenemos una lista de nueva información de nuestro plan de 5 fases para recolectar y devolver materiales relacionados con la escuela. El último día que los maestros asignarán trabajo es el 26 de mayo para preparar las boletas de calificaciones y recolectar materiales. El último día para los alumnos de 8º grado será el 29 de mayo y el último día para todos los demás será el 3 de junio. Fase 1: Desde ahora hasta el 8 de mayo: Maestros/as están empacando las pertenencias de los estudiantes en bolsas con etiqueta. Todos los materiales de los estudiantes se colocaran y se están ordenando por grado. Fase 2: Semana del 11 de mayo: Maestros/as estáran limpiando sus habitaciones y el edificio para garantizar que se tengan en cuenta todas las pertenencias en todas las áreas de la escuela. Fase 3: Semana del 18 de mayo: recogida de todos los materiales por los padres (si tiene varios estudiantes, su día de recogida es el día de su hijo mayor) 18 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p recogida para 7º y 8º grado 19 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p recogida para 3er y 6to grado 20 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p recogida para 4to y 5to grado 21 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p recogida para 1er y 2do grado 22 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p recogida para 3k / 4k y 5k Fase 4: Semana del 25 de mayo - Entrega de todos los materiales escolares por parte de los alumnos / padres 26 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p bajada para 6to, 7mo y 8vo grado 27 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p bajada para 4to y 5to grado 28 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p bajada para 2do y 3er grado 29 de mayo de 9am a 3:30p bajada para 3k, 4k, 5k y 1er grado Fase 5: Semana del 1 de junio - Días de campo y desfile 1 y 2 de junio - Días de campo (más información próximamente) 3 de junio - Desfile para celebrar a nuestros estudiantes, familias y año escolar (próximamente habrá más información)
Due to the continuing public health emergency and "Safer at Home" orders from Governor Evers, our school board meeting scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020 will be planned for remote or off-site attendance. The meeting will be streamed through the link/information below. Topic: School Board Meeting Time: Apr 27, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79893928182?pwd=Z25VZjlwbmtBbmt0ZXhJNzlpWDlsQT09 Meeting ID: 798 9392 8182 Password: 5PiCbs
Our Arbor Day tree give away was a huge success! Thank you again to Harvard Nursery for donating over 200 trees to our community. Please send in pictures/videos to email@example.com or post in our comments to share the great fun in planting your evergreens! 🌲 #bettertogether #FontanaPride
We are going to continue the food drive that began back in March. Please stop by school with a donation if you are able to. Food will be donated to the local food pantry. Items can be dropped off throughout the weekend. Bins are by the front doors of the school. All food will be picked up and delivered to the food pantry on Monday, April 20. Thank you.
Hello parents. We have upgraded the Fontana website to allow for better access to our e-learning information. Please visit the attached link for a quick tutorial. https://drive.google.com/file/d/192X4K8MIldPOKlAPy12e32gHJBz4rok-/view Stay safe and be well Falcons!
Hello Families. Our meal service will continue on Monday March 30th. You do not have to complete this survey if you are already getting our meal service, but you may add your name to our list with this survey to start. Thank you. https://forms.gle/jA2EaoSci8j17YPeA
Hello Fontana families. Our virtual learning will continue on Monday March 30th. Also, Governor Tony Evers has extended the "shelter in place" order through April 24th, and our virtual learning will continue until further notice. Please call our office with any questions/concerns or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Padres de Fontana, muchas gracias por su apoyo y comprension esta semana. Por favor tome un momento para dejarnos saber como les fue esta semana y como les podemos ayudar mejor! Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a Mr. Torrez (262) 275-6881 o por correo electronico email@example.com
Hello families, Please complete the survey link below so we can reflect and improve on our first week of remote learning. Thank you all for your support, teamwork, and collaboration. We are so fortunate to work and live in such an awesome community. Stay well and check back frequently as information changes frequently.
We are so grateful to our food service program providing meals to families while our school is closed. We are working collaboratively with all Big Foot area schools to feed our students!! Please contact our office if you are interested as this is available to all BFASA families. Pick up is 11:30a to 12p at our school.
Hola familias de Fontana, para nuestros mensajes más recientes en español, haga clic en el siguiente enlace, visite nuestro sitio web, o visite nuestra página de Facebook. Gracias https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQ7OqThBvyxBhsOKgBObFpl8uGj6AaksLncV1md8UTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Hello families. We have met as a staff all day and have some updates to share. 1. Our meal program will start Tuesday March 17th. Please fill out the survey that was sent earlier today if you plan to be a part of food pick up from 11:30a to 12p here at Fontana School (grab and go sack lunch/breakfast combo). 2. Don't forget to complete the daily attendance link at the top of our website. For more information please click the link below. As always, please contact our office with any questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r4tWKBOl9x6xjjCJPar4SbtJW2-jokvNccuA732fmEo/edit?usp=sharing
Hello Families. We are confirming and reaching out that we will begin food distribution tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th through Friday March 20th. Our pick up time at Fontana will be 11:30a to 12p. Please complete the link below to confirm. Thank you and please call our office 262-275-6881 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeh5NFj0_Qa8X5BHHydR7G4B-mw6P8kyPfE_5CV5Mrj31howA/viewform
Please take a minute to complete a survey regarding a potential food program offering while our school is closed. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqp7TbUZO0W05fOGx15nq3ls37T2TK6bou44k_A11xQi9mEg/viewform
Las Escuelas del Area de Big Foot van a cerrarse ahora empezando el Lunes, 16 de Marzo y regresaremos hasta el 6 de Abril. Los distritos van a continuar a proveer materiales sea virtual o mandados a casa. Más información será mandada a las familias y comunicadas por nuestra página de red, nuestra aplicación de teléfono, y nuestra página de Facebook pronto. Si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia por favor llamen a la oficina de la escuela al 262-275-6881 o email firstname.lastname@example.org
All Big Foot Areas Schools will now be closed on Monday, March 16th and remain closed until at least April 6th. The districts will continue to provide remote learning through both learning materials sent home and virtual learning opportunities. More information will be sent to families and communicated through the website and Facebook in the near future. If you have any questions or need assistance please call the school office at (262) 275-6881 or email email@example.com
In the midst of our uncertain times I wanted to share some fun pictures. Darwin our turtle has moved into his new habitat. Thanks to Jeff Magnus at Aquatic Specialty for donating a 55 gallon tank and stand. Many staff, students, and parents have donated time and money to his move. The cleaning process required special smelling equipment for the students 😂#bettertogether #FontanaPride
Dear Families, Governor Tony Evers has issued a statewide closure of all schools in Wisconsin. We will close after school on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and tentatively reopen on April 6, 2020. The closure will include cancellation of all school related activities and childcare. Teachers will be sending information for virtual learning, and some may send paper work as well. The Department of Public Instruction is working on guidance for schools, and it remains unclear if there will be any lost instructional days forgiven by the state. More information will be made available as soon as updates are received. Please call our office or contact administration with any questions/concerns. Respectfully, Mark Wenzel, Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Torrez, Principal email@example.com
Do you have Wifi? Please take our 2 question survey by clicking the link below as we explore the possibility of remote/online learning in the future. https://forms.gle/ZLRkh2gRoA5cjG7B9
Hello parents. Fontana Joint 8 School District is working with all local health agencies and continually reviewing information regarding COVID-19. We will be taking a proactive approach during this time and we will cancel all field trips and activities outside of Fontana until further notice. We will revisit our plans and activities on a continuous basis and we will keep everyone informed as information becomes available through local and federal health agencies.
The Fontana Fire Department came through again early this morning to confirm our school is safe and ready for students. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families back at school! We are so grateful to St. Benedict’s, our local fire/police, staff and all our community partners for keeping our school safe! Happy Thursday!
Hello Fontana families. We have worked with WE Energies, Fontana Fire and Police, and our community overall to ensure the safety of our students/school. The Fire Department has been through the building three different times today and our building is safe to resume classes tomorrow (3/12/20). We will collaboratively walk the building with Fontana Fire again before 7am to ensure all is well. Despite the circumstances, it was a true community response and we are proud of our students, staff, and community! Thank you.
Evacuation update. All students have been picked up and/or sent on the bus. Our school has been cleared by We Energies and the Fontana Fire Department. We will continue to monitor and check for gas throughout the day with our Fire Department to ensure the safety of our building. Thank you to all emergency personnel, staff, parents, and students to ensure a safe evacuation today.
Hello parents. Students are safe at St. Ben's and dismissal continues at the church. Please call our school office with any questions. All student pick up is at St. Ben's and buses will be leaving at 9:45a. We will continue to update as needed. The gas leak has been found and properly taken care of by WE Energies and the Fontana Fire Department.
Hello parents. We are working with WE Energies and the Fontana Fire Department regarding a possible gas leak. All students and staff are safe and at our evacuation site St. Benedict’s. We are taking every safety precaution and we will be cancelling school for today. All car riders will need to be picked up at St Ben’s. Dousman will transport all bus students unless we are notified by parents. All buses will plan to leave the church at 9:45a. Please contact the office with any questions.
The Fontana JT8 School District values the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. Safety is always our priority. We wanted to share recent updates from our Safety Committee meeting on 3/5/20. Please click on the link for the full letter. https://tinyurl.com/tfzs8xs
In the last week our students have had opportunities to attend an art immersion program at UW-Whitewater, explore music and rhythm with secret pens, and create science experiments in collaboration with the Beloit College Science Department!! And our week isn’t done yet as we look forward to our Dr. Seuss celebration tomorrow!! #FlyIntoExcellence
All of our students worked on a kindness art project that allowed them to express their individual thoughts in a small group format where they shared ceiling tiles with peers. Thank you to our Cultural Arts committee for supporting this project, our custodians for putting up all the tiles and our art program for their innovation! Our art hallway looks amazing!! #FontanaPride #FlyIntoSuccess
Hello parents. As a reminder, all students will dismiss at 11:20a today for our staff inservice time. Also, tomorrow, Friday the 21st there is NO school. Enjoy the long weekend, and as always, call the office with any questions. Thank you.
Hello parents. As a reminder, there is NO school tomorrow (2/5/20) for students. Classes will resume on 2/6/20. Please contact our office with any questions. Have a great night.
Hello 8th grade families. We were able to reschedule with AJ Paul from Big Foot regarding registration for high school. He will be at Fontana on Monday January 27th from 4-5p to answer any questions and discuss registration for next year. We look forward to seeing you there.
Hello 8th grade families. Our high school transition meeting today is canceled due to illness. We will notify of a reschedule date as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Hello parents. Our first quarter is officially completed and report cards will be available online through Infinite Campus on Wednesday November 13th. Please contact the office if you have any questions, need assistance accessing Infinite Campus, or if you would prefer a paper copy of your child's grade report.
Hello Fontana parents and families. We wanted to let you know that we successfully completed our annual lockdown drill in collaboration with the Fontana police department. This is done yearly as part of our school safety responsibilities. Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you and have a great evening.
Our very first Spanish for Adults class was a success! Beginning language skills, conversation, grammar, and a year subscription to Rosetta Stone are included in our class. It’s not too late for those interested in joining this unique opportunity to freshen up or learn Spanish for the first time!! Contact our office for more information #FontanaFalcons #FontanaPride
It's not too late to sign up for our Beginning Spanish for Adults class that starts this Monday/4pm, November 4, at Fontana School. All BFASA adults are welcome!! Please contact Mrs. Ziganto in the main office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Can't wait to see you there!
Bus 2 with Mrs. Taylor is running late. They are about 15 minutes late as of now. Please call the office with any questions.
Village of Fontana Trick or Treating has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm This is a good reminder to send students to school with proper attire for winter weather.
Thank you Mrs. Sammons, Ms. Miller, and Ms. Earle for going above and beyond the call of duty. They have been recognized by their peers for helping families, coordinating our benchmark testing, and for having a positive attitude. If you would like to nominate a staff member please email email@example.com to share your good news!
Hello Fontana Families, As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday 10/18/19) is a half day. All students are dismissed at 11:20a for staff inservice. Have a great weekend!
All parents/guardians, if you would like to order pictures of your student through Lifetouch and have not done so already, proofs will arrive in approximately 3 weeks. We will send the proofs home with your child. After the proofs arrive, you will be able to go on-line, call or mail-in your desired picture order. REMINDER: Re-take day is Thursday, November 7, 2019. If your child has not taken their school picture or would like to re-take their photo please be sure to mark your calendars.
Hello Parents, Dousman bus route #2 with Cindy Taylor is running about 15 minutes late due water on the roads. We will share any further updates if/when there are any further changes. Please call the office with any questions.
Fontana School is excited to once again offer the "What's for Lunch" program. What's for Lunch offers families lunches for their children over the weekend at no cost. If interested, please contact Mrs. Schanau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-275-6881 ext. 200.
Hello Parents, Due to weather and field conditions flag football is canceled for today. Please call the office with any questions. All players have been notified at school. Thank you.
Hello Fontana Parents, As a reminder, Friday 9/24/19 is half-day attendance at Fontana and dismissal is at 11:25a. Also, on all half-days, we will not have after school childcare services. Go Falcons and Go Chiefs!!
Hello Parents, Dousman bus route #3 with Lori is delayed at school and will be running behind. We will share any further updates if/when there are any further changes. Please call the office with any questions.
Flag Football UPDATE--Our flag football game will take place as planned with Williams Bay today starting at 4pm, however, our game will be at Williams Bay High School instead of Fontana due to poor field conditions at Fontana School. Go Falcons!!
Hello parents, due to inclement weather there will be no flag football game or practice today. Please call the office with any questions.
Dear Fontana Parents, In our continuous effort to be proactive, we wanted to inform everyone that a concerning social media post was brought to our attention. Working collaboratively with the Fontana Police Department, we have reviewed all the facts, and have determined that there was never a credible threat to the safety of our school or any student. We have completed our investigation, have taken appropriate action, and will continue to work with the Fontana Police Department to ensure the safety of our entire school/district. If you have any specific concerns, please contact our principal, Steve Torrez, or our superintendent, Mark Wenzel. We appreciate the cooperation of all students, parents, employees and citizens who bring any safety concerns to our attention, so the district can properly investigate them As we are sure you are all aware, because of every student’s right to confidentiality, we are not able to disclose the names of any students involved in our investigation of this matter or any future matters. Sincerely, Steve Torrez
Hello Fontana Families. We are excited to see all of your students tomorrow for an exciting school year. As a reminder, we will be opening our doors at 8a for breakfast and/or entrance to their classrooms. Our learning starts at 8:20a. Can't wait to see you all in the morning!
Hello Fontana parents. If you were not aware, all students 6-8 grade will sign out their chromebook for the school year. This requires a parent/student signature on our technology agreement. If you did not get your chromebook at open house stop by the office to get yours!!
We are excited to add Melissa Flies to the Fontana team as our new speech pathologist for the 19/20 school year. Melissa will join our school with a wealth of experience working with all ages and success as a speech pathologist. Welcome to Fontana!
Fontana is excited to expand our music progam with Mrs. Karen Bullock! She previously taught at Brookwood. The Bullock's have a daughter at UW-Milwaukee and a 7th grade son. As a famliy they spend time in the Northwoods, as well as fly their hot air balloon, "Bubbles".
Directions for Online Registration On the website click on Menu, go to Registration Materials, click on the small drop down arrow next to registration materials. From there you should get a drop down menu with all of the registration options. Please follow all directions for a successful online registration experience. 1. Download the forms and save to a file. Open the file you saved the form in and right click on the form, choose open with adobe reader. A free version should open with the form. 2. Fill out the registration forms and Submit. There is a reset button if you need to start over. The form will go in the draft folder in your email. 3. Check the draft folder in your email; you might have to hit send from there after it is submitted.
Last day of school tomorrow! It is a full day and includes field day so please be sure your students have real shoes (no flip flops) and school appropriate clothing (no swimsuits) that can get wet. Better throw in sunscreen, too!
Color Run after school tomorrow! Don't forget to lace up and join us at Duck Pond!
Notice to the Electors of the Fontana Jt. 8 School District The Fontana Board of Education is seeking an applicant to fill an open position due to a recent resignation. Any person age 18 or older residing within the Village of Fontana and the Fontana Jt.8 School District boundaries is eligible for this vacancy. Persons interested in serving on the board of education from the date of appointment until the April 5, 2022, board election should send a letter of application to the attention of Tom Labus, Fontana Jt 8 School District Board President, c/o Fontana Jt. 8 School District, 450 S. Main Street, Fontana, WI 53125, or email the letter of application to email@example.com on or before 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019. The letter should include a statement of why he/she wishes to serve on the board of education. The appointment to the board will take place at the Monday, June 22, 2019, regular meeting of the board.
Important changes to Campus Portal. Campus Portal will be removed on June 30, 2019 and replaced with Campus Student and Campus Parent. What does this mean for Campus Portal (Web)? Campus Portal will be replaced with Campus Student and Campus Parent. Your Portal login page URL will stay the same. However, we will be adding two buttons with links to Campus Student and Campus Parent. What does this mean for the Campus App? Campus Student and Campus Parent will replace our old app, Campus Mobile Portal. (Those using the old app have seen this message for months: “This app will be retiring soon. Download your new Infinite Campus App: Campus Student or Campus Parent."). Campus Mobile Portal will be removed from the app store June 30, 2019. All app users will need to download Campus Parent or Campus Student.
Drop off/pick up reminder: Please remember that stopping for people in a crosswalk is not only state law but also necessary for the lives and safety of our students, staff, parents, and visitors. Also, drive slowly so that you can see if anyone is stepping out into traffic to stop a child from darting or chasing down a fly-away permission slip. SAFETY FIRST!
Open Enrollment is still going on."if you have any younger students you need to open enroll or if you know of anyone that would like to open enroll to Fontana school, you can apply online at https://dpi.wi.gov/oe Open Enrollment period closes at 4:00 pm on April 30"
Today we are getting electrical updates for our new front doors. When complete, there will be a new camera and buzzer located on the exterior of the building, and both doors will open after folks are buzzed in. This safety update was paid for by the Department of Justice's school safety grant Fontana J8 received last year.
Preschool enrollment: It's never too early to register for Preschool! If you are interested in learning more about our three-year old Preschool program please call 262-275-6881 ext 218 or email Mrs. Nelson at ANelson@fontana.k12.wi.us to schedule a tour. Additional information can be found at our website www.Fontana.k12.wi.us. We still have space available for fall.
On Friday May 3rd, all four/five year old children who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten classes at Fontana School are invited to participate in our upcoming Kindergarten screening.The screening will take part as a play based format during a 1.5-hour block. Parents should call Fontana School at 262-275-6881 to schedule their appointment time with Mrs. Ziganto. We will need parent(s) name, child’s name, birthdate, mailing address, street address, and phone number to mail screening packets to you.
The two finalists for the new principal position will be available to meet and greet as well as answer questions posed by the audience next week. Meet Mr. Steve Torrez on Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the school's Library Media Center, and Ms. Sara Lindh on Wednesday, April 10, also at 6 p.m. in the LMC. The April PTSO meeting will follow Ms. Lindh's session on Wednesday.
Fontana School is proud to announce Grace Hanson's Southern Lakes Anthology Illustrated Writing piece, 'Hidden Forests' was chosen to be read aloud at the Southern Lakes Anthology Reception. Grace, an 8th grader, will read her piece on May 21 at the reception which is held at UW-Whitewater. Each year, approximately 700 pieces from students in 3rd-8th grade are submitted from districts in the southern part of the state. Congratulations Grace. Fontana is very proud of you!
We are so happy to say that Mrs. McGoey has returned to school! Since she is still getting back into the swing of things, Mrs. McGoey will be moving into the position that was opened when Mrs. Reinholz resigned last December. Ms. Weiler will remain the 3rd grade teacher and continue the great progress the class is making this year. The team is excited about working together to finish the school year strong. Welcome back, Mrs. McGoey!!
8th Grade Promotion Rescheduled Due to the number of days school has been canceled because of inclement weather, the 8th grade promotion celebration will be moved to Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Fontana School will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday with special presentations by the kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades. Please join us! All family members can attend! The presentations will begin at 2:00 pm in the school gym. Please fill out and send back the form to let us know you are coming. Copy and paste the link into your browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2fzMA1MEbmtbl9TUk5hY0t2WmFFSlFwaFREcEZ5Mk9wQVNr/view?usp=sharing
Due to hazardous road conditions, Fontana School and all BFASA schools will be closed today, February 12, 2019. There will be no day care or after school activities for Fontana School. Please consult other district websites regarding their specific plans for after school activities.
Due to the icy conditions of our parking lot, Fontana School will have a 2 hour delayed start on Thursday, Feb 7..
Hello, Fontana Families and Staff! It looks like we are still under a winter weather advisory starting at 6 p.m.--you know, right in the middle of conferences! PT conferences will be held tonight as scheduled; however, anyone wishing to reschedule due to the predicted weather conditions can contact the teacher (sooner, rather than later) to reschedule. Teachers will also have the option to reschedule and will be in touch soon if they choose to do so. Also, due to missing a full week of instruction because of inclement weather so far this year (with months of potential inclement weather ahead), we will hold a normal school day on Friday, February 22. Thanks!
8th grade reminder: On Monday, Feb. 4th, 8th graders will be leaving school at approximately 8:35 a.m. to attend orientation at BFHS. Students must bring their blue folders with their elective choices. Students will return in time for lunch and then meet with a high school counselor at Fontana in the afternoon.
Hello, Fontana Staff and Families! There will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, due to the extreme cold predicted. The Board of Education meeting will still be held at the school library with a closed session at 4:30 and open at 5 p.m. Stay warm!
Due to the extreme cold predicted, all after school activities for today are cancelled, and school will be closed tomorrow, January 30. A decision regarding Thursday will be made by noon tomorrow; however, the rescheduled board of education meeting will be held on Thursday, regardless of whether school is held, with a closed session at 4:30 and open at 5 p.m. Please stay safe and warm as we move into dangerously cold temps!
Due to the approaching winter storm, the Fontana J8 School District will be closed on Monday, January 28. All BFASA schools will be closed as well, and the regular meeting of the Board of Education will be rescheduled.
Due to inclement weather predicted overnight, there will be no school for the Fontana Jt 8 School District on January 23, 2019. All BFASA schools will be closed as well.
Due to predicted inclement weather: no afternoon preschool (3K) or after school activities Jan 22, 2019. Cancelled activities include: basketball, afternoon preschool, FUTP60, and after-care.
What's New with Fuel Up to Play 60 Our team has been hard at work thinking of different ways for our students to be active and healthy in and out of school. This week we are kicking off our Take Home Gym. Any family can sign out our take home gym for a night for a way to beat the winter blues and be active at home. The Take Home Gym has 15 pieces of our favorite PE equipment. Families can check out the Take Home Gym there is a sign-out sheet posted in the gym, on the bulletin board. Remember, you must return the Take Home Gym the following day so another family can enjoy all the fun. Our club members also hosted a dairy taste test before the holiday break. Our club members made three different types of "milksicles" which included strawberry, blueberry, and vanilla. The students loved their healthy treat. Our club is challenging you to come up with a dairy snack you can make at home with the kids. Think of a fun recipe to try with them and send it our way! We might even try it for our next taste test. Lastly, for the last two months, our school has been participating in the "MOOving through Wisconsin" contest. Our club has challenged the students and staff to reach 1,000 miles by Feb 1, 2019. Currently, the teachers are in the lead with 709 miles, followed by Mr. Scott (yes he did all of this alone!), with 658 miles, and in 3rd place 4th grade with 466 miles. There are still a few weeks left of this contest; the log sheets can are on the bulletin board in the gym. There are some great hiking trails around the area go out with your kids and explore the paths, don't forget to log those miles. The Take Home Gym also has two fitness trackers in it that you can use for the night! Thank you for supporting our Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and we hope you enjoy these opportunities!
Reminder: 4K-4th grade winter concerts are tomorrow night (12/12/18). Students in 4k-2nd grade should report to their homerooms by 6:15 p.m. with their performance at 6:30. Once the 4k-2nd grade concert is finished, there will be a 10 minute intermission for the guests to leave/arrive before the second concert. To prepare, students in grades 3-4 should be in their homerooms by 6:45 p.m. with their performance at approximately 7 p.m. Please note: two separate concerts!
No school today (11/26) for Fontana District or BFASA due to inclement weather and resulting road conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 262-275-6881 Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attention third grade parents: please check your student's backpack tonight for an important letter from 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!
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.
Early release this Friday! Please have a plan for the 11:20 dismissal and make sure your child knows what it is.
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.
"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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
Thanks to all who stopped in for "Back to School" night! It was great seeing everyone!
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.
Revised drop-off/pick up procedures move buses to the north parking lot and car traffic to the fire lane. More information to come.
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.
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
Fontana's referendum has passed! Thanks to all, especially Margaret Labus and the Friends of Fontana!
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
Hello, Fontana Falcons! This year, the Fontana J8 School District is going paperless!