Getting Ready 2022-2023

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

Below, you will find step-by-step instructions to access and complete all necessary registration information. Please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page!

New to Prairie?

If the 2022-2023 school year marks your child’s first as a Prairie Hawk, please read through the information in this section. This applies to your new student, even if you have another child currently enrolled. If you are a returning family with no new students, you can scroll down to Step 1.

Welcome to our Prairie School community! We look forward to greeting you on campus this fall. If questions arise, feel free to contact the Admission team: Molly Lofquist Johnson at (262) 752-2525 or Shay Borzynski at (262) 752-2577.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars: The following events are scheduled to welcome and orient you to our school community.

All Divisions

Coffee Conversations with New Parents

Primary School: Monday, August 8th, 9:00AM
Middle School: Tuesday, August 9th, 9:00AM
Upper School: Wednesday, August 10th, 9:00AM

These discussions will take place in the Student Research Center (SRC). Please watch your inbox for an email with more details!

Division-Specific

Orientation for All New-to-Prairie Middle School Students

Thursday, August 18th from 1:00-3:30PM
Followed by a Middle School Social and Teacher Meet & Greet on Prairie’s Playground from 3:30-4:00PM
Please be on the lookout for additional details from the Middle School Office!

Summer Bridge for All New-to-Prairie 9th Grade Students

Wednesday, August 17th from 10:00AM-4:30PM in the Upper School Commons
Followed by a Family Cookout on the JV Soccer field – near Door 2 – from 4:30-6:00PM

Please watch your inbox for an email from the Admission Office with full details!

Attention 9th Grade Students: Join Us For 9th Grade Orientation and Open House on August 19th!

On Friday, August 19th, the Upper School will host an Open House for all 9th Grade students at 10:00AM. Join us for this chance to get your schedule, walk through your day with an upperclassman, meet your advisor, and more! Parents and students should watch their inboxes for more information the first week of August.

Step 1: General All-School Information

The general information below applies to all students, ES through Grade 12. Click each link to access documents.

The Linear Calendar (available when you click the red button on the left) is a basic rundown of dates for the 2022-23 school year. A more detailed calendar will be made available later in the summer — and we’ll notify you when it is ready!

Billing & Fees (More information coming soon!)

Stay and Play Information (ES – 8th Grade)

Health Office Required Information (To be completed before the first day of school)

Food Services Program Information (More information coming soon!)
How To: Ordering Lunch in Your FACTS Account

2022-23 Yearbook Order Form (More information coming soon!)

PowerSchool is the online system Prairie uses to track family contact information, student health records, and academic history.

Please click the adjacent button to login. Review and update the data in each section listed — first and foremost, “Student/Parent Information” and “Health/Medical Information” — for each child. Don’t forget to change the date and click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of each page, even if your data remains unchanged!

Don’t remember your login information? Contact our Registrar, Kim Forsman, at (262) 752-2551.

This button will go live later in the summer — and we’ll notify you when it does!

You can find detailed instructions about using your new FACTS account, including a 3-minute Family Portal overview video, by clicking the button to the left.

Step 2: Division-Specific Information

The information below pertains to both new and returning families, separated by division.

Under “To Know,” click each link below to access important documents. Under “To Do,” read instructions and note deadlines before clicking the buttons to access necessary forms.

Primary School

ES - Grade 5

TO KNOW

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 24th

TO DO

5th Grade ONLY Complete Summer Reading
All new and returning 5th Grade students are expected to complete reading assignments over the summer.

New families: Some assignments may require your child to know their Prairie ID, email address, and Google Classroom information — all of which your child will receive during New Student Orientation. If questions arise, please contact the appropriate teacher — all contact information is included in the Summer Reading document.

DEADLINE: Due dates vary

Register for 5th Grade Athletics
The registration portal will open at 10:00AM on Monday, July 18th. All registrations must be completed by 9:00AM on Monday, August 29th. Registration information available soon!

5th Grade: Prepare for Camp Timber-lee
All new and returning students in 5th Grade are required to join in this Outdoor Educational Experience shortly after school begins in the fall. This experience helps students build relationships and get to know one another. The pre-departure information will go live later this summer! Families will receive specific trip information in late August.

DATES: Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th

Middle School

Grade 6 - 8

TO KNOW

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 24th

TO DO

Complete Summer Reading
All new and returning MS students are expected to complete reading assignments over the summer.

New families: Some assignments may require your child to know their Prairie ID, email address, and Google Classroom information — all of which your child will receive during New Student Orientation. If questions arise, please contact the appropriate teacher — all contact information is included in the Summer Reading document.

DEADLINE: Due dates vary

Review Performing Arts Course Offerings
All new-to-Prairie parents and students should review the 2022-23 Performing Arts Course descriptions below with their child as soon as possible. Kim Forsman, Middle School Administrative Assistant, will be contacting you regarding your child’s course preferences.

Register for MS Athletics
The registration portal will open at 10:00AM on Monday, July 18th. All registrations must be completed by 9:00AM on Monday, August 29th.

6th Grade: Prepare for Camp Timber-lee
All new and returning students in 6th Grade are required to join in this Outdoor Educational Experience shortly after school begins in the fall. This experience helps students build relationships and get to know one another. The pre-departure information will go live later this summer! Families will receive specific trip information in late August.

DATES: Wednesday, September 7th – Friday, September 9th

Upper School

Grade 9 - 12

TO KNOW

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 30th

TO DO

Complete Summer Reading
All new and returning US students are expected to complete reading assignments before classes resume in the fall.

New families: Some assignments may require your child to know their Prairie ID, email address, and Google Classroom information — all of which they will receive during Summer Bridge on August 17th. If questions arise, please contact the appropriate teacher. All teacher contact information is included in the Summer Reading document.

DEADLINE: Due dates vary

Complete Summer Math
All returning US students should have received a Summer Math packet before the close of the 2021-2022 school year, and are expected to complete math assignments before classes resume in the fall.

New students are not required to complete Summer Math assignments, but if interested in doing so, may request a packet from Molly Lofquist Johnson in the Admission Office.

DEADLINE: Due dates vary

Register for US Athletics

The registration portal will open on Monday, July 18th at 10:00AM. All registrations must be completed by 5:00PM on Sunday, August 7th.

Questions? We’re here to help!

Lisa Yunker, Primary School/Health Office: (262) 752-2573
Kim Forsman, Middle School/Registrar: (262) 752-2551
Barb Barth, Upper School: (262) 752-2626

General questions can be directed to Prairie’s Admission team:
Molly Lofquist Johnson, Senior Director of Admission | (262) 752-2525
Shay Borzynski, Director of Admission | (262) 752-2577