Getting Ready 2024/2025

2024/2025

ADD THE PRAIRIE DIGITAL CALENDAR TO YOUR CALENDAR

Master Prairie Calendar Address

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/prairieschool.com_1ejptmv3fpep6t05hoqo6uak28%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Letter Days Calendar Address

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/prairieschool.com_h83trn6tn1ptv7pj28du96j6j8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to “Other calendars,” click Add Add other calendars and then From URL.
  3. Enter the Prairie calendar’s address.
  4. Click Add Calendar. The calendar appears on the left, under “Other calendars.”
  • Tip: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

  1. In Outlook, select File > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  2. On the Internet Calendars tab, click New.
  3. Paste the Prairie calendars address by pressing Ctrl+V, then click Add.
  4. In the Folder Name box, type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in Outlook, and then click OK.

PRIMARY SCHOOL (EARLY SCHOOL - 5TH GRADE)

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 20th

⚠️ Important Information for New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️

Save the Date!

Tuesday, August 6th from 9:00 – 10:00AM: Primary School Coffee Conversations 

  • For all new-to-Prairie Early School – 5th Grade parents.
  • These discussions, driven by parents’ questions, will take place on the Primary School playground. Enter through Door #7 (Leipold Johnson Early Childhood Center, southeast side of campus).
  • Please watch your inbox for an email with more details! If you have children in more than one division, feel free to attend the session that works best for your schedule.

Convocation T-Shirt Form

Convocation will be held on Friday, August 30th. This special ceremony represents the coming together of our entire student body to kick off a new academic year, where all students and faculty will be provided with the same Prairie t-shirt in a unique Convocation design. Please provide us with your child’s t-shirt size no later than July 19th at noon.

SAVE THE DATE!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

  • Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
  • For all Prairie families.
  • Family Fun Night will take place next to the Ruud Family Soccer Complex.
  • Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 31st.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND TEACHER MEET/GREET

  • Friday, August 16th from 4:00 – 6:00PM.
  • For all Early School – 5th Grade families.
  • The Ice Cream Social and Teacher Meet/Greet will take place on the Primary School playground. Please enter through Door #7 (Leipold Johnson Early Childhood Center, southeast side of campus) or Door #5 (by the Art Room).

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

  • Thursday, August 29th at 6:00PM.
  • For all Early School – 5th Grade parents.
  • The Primary School Back to School Night will take place in your child’s Primary School classroom. Please enter through Door #7 (Leipold Johnson Early Childhood Center, southeast side of campus) or Door #5 (by the Art Room).

REQUIRED FOR ALL FAMILIES

POWERSCHOOL

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! If you have multiple children, you will need to complete this process for each child.

Don’t remember your login information? Contact Lisa Yunker, Primary School/Health Office Assistant: (262) 752-2573.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️  In mid-July, all new families will receive PowerSchool instructions and login information directly from the Admission Office. Please have your PowerSchool information updated by August 20th.

HEALTH OFFICE

Please confirm that your student’s health information (allergies, current medication, emergency contacts, etc.) is verified and updated in PowerSchool.

Returning students must submit a physical signed by their doctor every 2 years.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️   All new students must submit a physical signed by their doctor.

FACTS

FACTS is the system that all Prairie families use to pay tuition, fees, and incidental expenses like hot lunch. Current families will already have a FACTS account established. If you have moved or have a new phone number or contact email, please take a moment and update those details in FACTS as well as in PowerSchool.

If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson in the Business Office.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️ Your family should have received information from the Business Office on setting up a FACTS account. If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson, Business Office/Payroll Manager.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR 5TH GRADE FAMILIES

5TH GRADE SUMMER READING

All students entering 5th Grade are expected to complete reading assignments over the summer.

Due: Wednesday, August 21st

5TH GRADE FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION

The registration portal will open at 10:00AM on Monday, July 15th.

Fall registrations must be completed by 9:00AM on Monday, August 26th.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6TH - 8TH GRADE)

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 20th

⚠️ Important Information for New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️

Course Selection

All new-to-Prairie MS parents and students should review the 2024-25 Performing Arts Course Descriptions with their child as soon as possible. Kim Forsman, Middle School Assistant, will be contacting you to confirm your child’s course preferences.

Save the Date!

Wednesday, August 7th from 9:00 – 10:00AM: Middle School Coffee Conversations 

  • For all new Prairie 6th – 8th Grade parents.
  • These discussions, driven by parents’ questions, will take place in the Student Research Center (SRC); enter through the SRC doors through the Upper School parking lot off of Lighthouse Drive.
  • Please watch your inbox for an email with more details! If you have children in more than one division, feel free to attend the session that works best for your schedule.

Thursday, August 15th from 1:00-3:00PM: Middle School Student Orientation

  • For all new-to-Prairie 6th – 8th Grade students and all rising 6th Grade students.
  • Students will meet in the Student Research Center (SRC). Orientation will be followed by a Middle School Social and Teacher Meet & Greet on Prairie’s playground from 3:00-4:00PM. Parents are welcome to join us for the Social and Teacher Meet & Greet.

Convocation T-Shirt Form

Convocation will be held on Friday, August 30th. This special ceremony represents the coming together of our entire student body to kick off a new academic year, where all students and faculty will be provided with the same Prairie t-shirt in a unique Convocation design. Please provide us with your child’s t-shirt size no later than July 19th at noon.

SAVE THE DATE!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

  • Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
  • For all Prairie families.
  • Family Fun Night will take place next to the Ruud Family Soccer Complex.
  • Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 31st.

STUDENT ORIENTATION

  • Thursday, August 15th from 1:00-3:00PM.
  • For all new-to-Prairie 6th – 8th Grade students and all rising 6th Grade students.
  • Students will meet in the Student Research Center (SRC). Orientation will be followed by a Middle School Social and Teacher Meet & Greet on Prairie’s playground from 3:00-4:00PM. Parents are welcome to stay.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

  • Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00PM.
  • For all 6th – 8th Grade parents.
  • There will be a Camp Timber-lee Information Meeting For 6th Grade parents from 7:40-8:00PM.
  • Location: The Middle School Back to School Night will begin in the John Mitchell Theatre. Please enter through the main entrance at Door #2.

REQUIRED FOR ALL FAMILIES

POWERSCHOOL

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! If you have multiple children, you will need to complete this process for each child.

Don’t remember your login information? Contact Kim Forsman, Middle School Assistant: (262) 752-2551.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️  In mid-July, all new families will receive PowerSchool instructions and login information directly from the Admission Office. Please have your PowerSchool information updated by August 20th.

HEALTH OFFICE

Please confirm that your student’s health information (allergies, current medication, emergency contacts, etc.) is verified and updated in PowerSchool.

Returning students must submit a physical signed by their doctor every 2 years.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️   All new students must submit a physical signed by their doctor.

FACTS

FACTS is the system that all Prairie families use to pay tuition, fees, and incidental expenses like hot lunch. Current families will already have a FACTS account established. If you have moved or have a new phone number or contact email, please take a moment and update those details in FACTS as well as in PowerSchool.

If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson in the Business Office.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️ Your family should have received information from the Business Office on setting up a FACTS account. If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson, Business Office/Payroll Manager.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SUMMER READING

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

Due: Wednesday, August 21st

FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION

The registration portal will open at 10:00AM on Monday, July 15th.

Fall registrations must be completed by 9:00AM on Monday, August 26th.

UPPER SCHOOL (9TH - 12TH GRADE)

Tuesday, August 20th - Friday, August 23rd: Camp Manito-wish Trip

Monday, August 26th: No School

Tuesday, August 27th: First Day of Classes

⚠️ Important Information for New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️

Save the Date!

Thursday, August 15th, 9:00AM – 4:00PM: 9th Grade Buddy Brunch and Summer Bridge

  • For all new-to-Prairie 9th Grade students.
  • Buddy Brunch and Summer Bridge will take place in the Upper School Commons. Please enter Door #8 or Door #9.

Thursday, August 15th, 9:00 – 10:00AM: 9th Grade Parent Coffee Conversation

  • For all new-to-Prairie 9th Grade parents.
  • These discussions, driven by parents’ questions, will take place in the Leipold Recital Hall. Please enter Door #8 or Door #9.
  • Please watch your inbox for an email with more details! If you have children in more than one division, feel free to attend the session that works best for your schedule.

Convocation T-Shirt Form

Convocation will be held on Friday, August 30th. This special ceremony represents the coming together of our entire student body to kick off a new academic year, where all students and faculty will be provided with the same Prairie t-shirt in a unique Convocation design. Please provide us with your child’s t-shirt size no later than July 19th at noon.

SAVE THE DATE!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

  • Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
  • For all Prairie families.
  • Family Fun Night will take place next to the Ruud Family Soccer Complex.
  • Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 31st

9TH GRADE OPEN HOUSE

  • For all Prairie 9th Grade students.
  • Monday, August 26th from 10:00AM-12:00PM.
  • 9th Grade Open House will take place in the Upper School Commons. Please enter through Door #8 or Door #9.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

  • For all Prairie 9th – 12th Grade parents.
  • Monday, September 9th at 6:00PM.
  • The Upper School Back to School Night will take place in the Upper School Commons and classrooms. Please enter through Door #8 or Door #9.

CAMP
MANITO-WISH

Our annual four-day trip to Camp Manito-wish in northern Wisconsin is comprised of leadership training, outdoor education, community-building, and formative bonding experiences.

CAMP MANITO-WISH STUDENT AND PARENT MEETING

  • Thursday, August 15th, from 6:00-7:00PM in the John Mitchell Theatre.

CAMP MANITO-WISH TRIP

  • Tuesday, August 20th – Friday, August 23rd.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SUMMER READING

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

Due: Monday, August 19th, unless otherwise noted in the directions provided.

SUMMER MATH

All returning US students should have received a summer math packet before the close of the 2023-2024 school year and are expected to complete these assignments before classes resume in the fall.

All new-to-Prairie students will receive materials and directions from the Admission Team.

Due: Unless otherwise noted in the directions provided, electronic and paper submissions are due by Tuesday, August 27th.

SUMMER AP COURSES

US students who are registered to take any AP courses for the 2024-2025 school year may access their summer work by clicking below.

Deadlines and AP summer work expectations are set by the individual course instructors.

FALL ATHLETICS REGISTRATION

The registration portal will open at 10:00AM on Monday, July 15th.

Fall Registrations must be completed by 9:00AM on Monday, August 5th.

REQUIRED FOR ALL FAMILIES

POWERSCHOOL

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! If you have multiple children, you will need to complete this process for each child.

Don’t remember your login information? Contact Barb Barth, Upper School Assistant: (262) 752-2626.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️  In mid-July, all new families will receive PowerSchool instructions and login information directly from the Admission Office. Please have your PowerSchool information updated by August 20th.

HEALTH OFFICE

Please confirm that your student’s health information (allergies, current medication, emergency contacts, etc.) is verified and updated in PowerSchool.

Returning students must submit a physical signed by their doctor every 2 years.

All Upper School students in a sport must also have a signed WIAA Physical Form upon registration.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️   All new students must submit a physical signed by their doctor.

FACTS

FACTS is the system that all Prairie families use to pay tuition, fees, and incidental expenses like hot lunch. Current families will already have a FACTS account established. If you have moved or have a new phone number or contact email, please take a moment and update those details in FACTS as well as in PowerSchool.

If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson in the Business Office.

⚠️ New-to-Prairie Parents ⚠️ Your family should have received information from the Business Office on setting up a FACTS account. If you have any questions about FACTS or tuition/fee payment, please contact Tara Nelson, Business Office/Payroll Manager.

QUESTIONS? WE'RE HERE TO HELP!

Lisa Yunker, Primary School/Health Office Assistant: (262) 752-2573
Kim Forsman, Middle School Assistant: (262) 752-2551
Barb Barth, Upper School Assistant: (262) 752-2626
Bree Mahone, Assistant Director of Admission/Registrar: (262) 752-2522
Tara Nelson, Business Office/Payroll Manager: (262) 752-2507