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School districts prepare to welcome students back

As the calendar turns to August, your kids are getting closer to heading back to class. Registration materials are already out for many families in Door and Kewaunee counties with some in-person events occurring as early as Tuesday. Area school districts have been busy over the summer with custodians putting the final touches on buildings to make them ready for the school year and administrators making sure they have enough staff members to handle the students. Kewaunee School District’s newest hires will not just allow the district to teach social studies and science every day to its middle school-aged students but also lower its average class size to under 20 students. Superintendent Scott Fritz says the positive changes they have made over the summer have him extra excited for the upcoming school year.

While students and staff members may be excited about the beginning of the school year, your bank account may not. The National Retail Federation is predicting that parents will spend a collective $41.5 billion on school supplies this fall, with the average family spending $890 on them. That is up from $864 the previous year, thanks in part to school supplies increasing in cost by nearly 24 percent over the last two years. We have a list of some of the back-to-school registration information below.


7th/9th grade orientation 8/23 10-11:30 a.m.


Being finalized this week



8/14: Intermediate School Popsicles with the Principal on the Playground 5:30 p.m.
8/16: High School Freshman Orientation 7 p.m.,
8/17: Middle School New Student Orientation 
8/21: Middle School Open House 3 p.m.,
8/23: Primary School Open House

8/28: High School Open House 3 p.m.


8/1: Registration begins
8/8: in-person registration being held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Secondary IMC & Cafeteria.



8/1: In-Person Registration for New Students from Noon - 6:00 p.m.

8/7: In-Person Registration for New Students from Noon - 6:00 p.m.

8/30: 4k-12 Open House from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Southern Door
Get to Know You Conference/Open House 8/28  4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Sturgeon Bay 
8/21: High School Freshman Orientation 6-7 p.m.
8/30: New Sunrise School Student/Family Orientation 3:30-4 p.m., Districtwide Open House 6-8 p.m.,
8/31: High School Open House 4-6:30 p.m.


Washington Island
Registration materials due back by August 11th

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