Back to School
July - September
As we approach the beginning of our school year, our calendars and to-do lists become especially full. To help keep you organized, we're aggregating some of the most important calendar and action items right here!
- Upcoming Events
- Immunizations & Medications at School
- Transportation Information
- Lunch & Breakfast Information
- Curriculum Videos
- School Supply Lists
Annual Fun Run Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29
This is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the school year. With the money donated, the PTO is able to purchase new playground equipment, new technology, books for our media center, Author's visits and many other educational opportunities. The Fun Run will take place during the school day on October 28 and 29 during student's specialist times. All Distance Choice Learners will also participate during their specialist times. We are asking families to be Covid safe and use discretion when collecting donations.
Immunizations – Are your kids ready?
In accordance with MN School Immunization Law 121A.15 and the Wayzata Public Schools Policy #521, the district requires that student immunization records be up-to-date, actively in progress, or a signed legal exemption is provided to the district prior to starting and remaining enrolled in school. Refer to this document as a guide to determine which vaccines are required to enroll a child in early childhood programs and school (online, home school, public or private).
Medications at School
All medications, both prescribed and Over-The-Counter (OTC), administered at school requires a medical order from a person who is a licensed authorized prescribing practitioner (physician, physician’s assistant, dentist, podiatrist, osteopath or psychiatrist). Please contact your school health office if you have questions. For more information, visit our Health Services page.
To ensure that your child is assigned to the correct bus and stop, your correct address must be on file with the Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center. If your family has moved over the summer or is new to the district, please contact the Welcome Center at 763-745-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students/families enrolled by August 11th will receive their busing information via email the week of August 21st and no later than August 25th.
If your child is transported to or from a different address for childcare before or after school you must complete a Day Care Transportation form.
The Welcome Center is located at 295 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340.
Please contact the Welcome Center with any questions at 763-745-5240 or email@example.com.
Lunch - no charge for one daily meal
- Choice of two entrees (one hot, one cold)
- Non-meat meal option available daily
- Milk included with either meal
- À la carte choices available for purchase
Breakfast - no charge for one daily meal
Adult Lunch - $4.95
Adult Breakfast - $2.65
Starting in the 2023-24 school year, one daily school breakfast and one daily school lunch will be fully-funded for all students under the Free School Meals Bill. The district's meal program and style of service will remain very similar to previous offerings. Second meals/entrees, a la carte, and adult breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. It is important to create and maintain a meal account for your student(s) as they must have money in their accounts to make additional purchases.
Even though one daily lunch and breakfast will be offered free to students through this new funding, completing the Application for Educational Benefits may qualify your family for other discounts such as:
- Reduced fees for school photography packages
- Reduced district activity fees
- Reduced internet fees
- Reduced fees to local zoos and museums
- Discounted cell phone rates through mobile phone providers
We encourage families to apply for Educational Benefits if they think they might qualify.
Who should complete the Application for Educational Benefits?
- Children in households participating in:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Foster, homeless, migrant and runaway children can qualify without reporting household income
- Households whose income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions of the application
- You do not need to complete an application if you received confirmation that your family qualified through the State of Minnesota's Direct Certification Program (DCRT)
How to apply for these educational benefits
- Choose one of the following two options to complete your Application for Educational Benefits:
- Complete the online Application for Educational Benefits, OR
- Download, print, complete the paper application and return to:
Attn: Wayzata Cafés
17305 19th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55447
Where to find more information
If you have other questions or need help with this process, call 763-745-5154. Visit the Wayzata Cafés website to find more information about school menus, second meal and a la carte prices, and how to create and maintain a meal account.
This school supply list has been compiled by the Gleason Lake Elementary School staff to guide parents in purchasing supplies for their child. School supplies can be brought to school during Open House or, at the latest, on the first day of school. Some school supplies might need to be replenished during the school year. If you need financial assistance, contact your principal at 763-745-5410.
Our active and engaged Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) builds community and supports our student learning in our school.
We support our students' education by fostering relationships among administrators, parents and teachers; coordinating volunteers and supplementing existing programs and services.
Questions about the student directory? Contact Lori Hoefker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-490-7636.