Back to School: School Year Information and Resources

  • students loading onto school bus

    Welcome to our Back-to-School webpage, your go-to resource for all the essential information you need to navigate the upcoming academic year!

    As we eagerly prepare to welcome students back into our vibrant learning environment, we understand the importance of providing parents with the necessary knowledge and support to ensure a successful educational journey. Here, you will find comprehensive details about key dates, school policies, curriculum updates, extracurricular activities, and much more.

    Key Dates: Mark your calendars with important dates for the school year, including the first day of school, holidays, and parent-teacher conferences. 

    School Policies: Stay informed about our updated policies to ensure a safe and productive school year for all.

    Curriculum Updates: Learn about curriculum enhancements designed to provide our students with the best educational experience.

    Extracurricular Activities: Discover the wide range of extracurricular activities available to enrich your child's school experience.

    Have a question that isn't answered here? Call us at the Bliss Educational Services Center at 715-345-5456 or email us at 

    Our goal is to foster a strong partnership between home and school, empowering you to actively engage in your child's education. We're looking forward to an exciting adventure of learning, growth, and achievement together!

  • First Day of School

    August 29: First Day of School/Orientation
    K, 7th grade and 10th grade

    September 3: First Day of School 
    All students 4K-12 

    School Day Start and Dismissal 

    4K Program Class Times 

    Elementary School Hours:
    8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.  

    • Bannach 
    • Jefferson
    • Kennedy 
    • Madison 
    • McDill
    • McKinley
    • Plover-Whiting
    • Roosevelt 
    • Washington

    Junior High School Hours:
    7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.  

    • Ben Franklin 
    • P.J. Jacobs

    Point of Discovery School Hours:
    7:38 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    SPASH School Hours:
    7:35 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Charles Fernandez Center School Hours:
    7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. 


2024-25 Back to School Information

  • Share your Back-to-School photos on your first day! 

    Help us kick off the 2024-25 vschool year by sharing your first day of school pics

    Download a Back to School 2024-25 sign, take a photo and post it on social media with #PointProud to be featured on our channels! 

    All grade levels, PNG version; (Click on the link to view, download, then print!): 

    Staff members, we want to see your photos too! Download the Back to School staff sign and share it using #PointProud: 

    Having trouble accessing your grade file? Please email Director of Communications Sarah O'Donnell at to get your sign emailed to you directly.