Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, the Educational Benefits Program is more than just a free meal application. It also provides critical funding for your child's school.
Through the use of our Design Process students learn to wonder, explore, create, and lead every day!
"We will continue to promote a culture of acceptance, understanding and achievement for all students and families in District 196."
As regulations and executive orders expire with changes in the pandemic, updated protocol include less regulations and requirements, and more personal/family choice and responsibility.
District 196 elementary magnet lottery families who are considering the 196Online virtual school for the 2021-22 school year should consider that enrollment in 196Online will affect their magnet assignment.
Browse our online catalog and register now to ensure your spot in a class that sure to engage, inspire and enrich you and your family!
Interested in your student continuing to learn fully online next school year? Explore our new virtual school, 196Online.
Review this important information about free meals, late start Wednesdays, technology help, transportation and wellness checks.
Grades preK-2 will return on Thursday, January 21 and grades 3-5 will return on Thursday, February 4.
Dear Families there are 2 Fare for All sales happening in the southeast metro in January that may be of interest to you. They are:
- Tuesday, January 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm at Easter Lutheran by the lake (4545 Pilot Knob Road)
- Wednesday, January 20th from 3pm-5pm at the Diamondhead Education Center (200 Burnsville Parkway)
These are drive through events where you can purchase fresh produce and meat at a fraction of the cost. (40% less than retail)
They have their full schedules posted for February and March, which can be accessed here.