School Resumes on September 2nd & Sept 4th, 2014 at 7:55 a.m.
5th - 12th Grades: Start Tues. Sept 2nd. School day 7:55 - 3:04
K - 4th Grades: Start Thurs. Sept 4th. School day 7:55 - 3:00
Pre-K Starts on Sept. 8th.
Grades K - 4 students and parents will meet with their teachers individually for a back to school conference on September 2nd & 3rd. Please call Pat Thompson if you have not already scheduled your meeting time.
K-4 Infinite Campus training sessions will be Tuesday September 2nd at 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00 in Computer Labs 1 and 2. Any parent would would like to be trained on how to use Infinate Campus is encouraged to attend.
Booster Club Meeting - Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm at Nicollet Public School. All parents of NPS students are invited to the meeting!
There will be an open house for all students from 5th to 12th grade August 27th from 4:00 to 7:30. We encourage all parents and students to come and visit all of your teachers. Parents will have the opportunity to meet all teachers and teachers will provide essential information about thier expectations for the upcoming year.
There will also be smaller group meetings during the open house that you are more than welcome to attend.
5:00 New Student/Family Orientation (Library)
6:00 Middle School Parent/Teacher Meeting (Gym)
7:00 Parent Portal Training (Computer Labs 1 and 2)
Parents will be able to sign up for parent portal accounts all night long in the school commons area. Or if you would like to sign up for a parent portal account before the open house email Bonnie in the office at email@example.com.
What is AP and why is it in my high school student’s schedule this year?
AP stands for ‘Achievement Period’. For 30 minutes each day, students will meet in their AP classes to focus on three main goals:
Work on assignments, assessment preparation and obtain extra help as all high school teachers will be available during this time.
Meet with AP advisors regularly focusing on setting and achieving academic goals and skills.
Work on learning and developing 21st Century Skills as part of NPS Strategic Plan (see 21st Century Skills graphic).
The high school staff at Nicollet feels all students should have access to all of their teachers during school hours outside of class time. The addition of an AP period affords all students the opportunity to meet with teachers two to three days a week for additional help on assignments. Further, each staff member who hosts an AP class will check in once a week with their students focusing on academic goal setting/achievement, and will also serve as a mentor.
As our students grow and mature academically, the staff feels that each student will benefit from focused instruction in the areas of 21st Century Skills. The 21st Century Skills initiative focuses on the areas of Digital-Age Literacy, Inventive Thinking, Effective Communication, and High Productivity (see 21st Century Skills graphic). The implementation of 21st Century Skills is part of the Nicollet Public Schools Strategic Plan.
Other frequently asked questions about the schedule:
1. Why does my son/daughter in middle school have the same class listed for 5th and 6th period?
They have the same class listed because they have a “block schedule” core class for that time period. As part of our middle school initiative we are utilizing more of the instructional day in core classes.
2. Why does my high school student have empty spots on their schedule?
They have empty spots because they need to meet with Mrs. Smith to determine what elective they want in their schedule. Contact Mrs. Smith to set up a time to review their schedule.
If you have any other questions email or call Mrs. Smith or Mr. Sharstrom. Mrs Smith can be reached at extention 4114 and Mr. Sharstrom at extension 3115.
Please call or email Jennifer Baumgartner if you are interested in applying. Jennifer can be reached at (507) 232-3411 Extension 3118 and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
New to Nicollet? Please stop in for a tour! Student Registration Forms click here and go to Enrollment Forms. The sooner you register your student the smoother we can help with the transition. You can also stop in or call for a registration packet.
Yearbooks Still Available
There are five 2013-2014 K-4 Elementary Yearbooks for $15/yearbook and 2012-2013 K-12 Yearbooks for $35. If interested please email
Ashley Pope at
Check out the Parent Links page for the supply lists by level.