Getting Ready for Upper School 2018-2019

Summer Checklist

Update your PowerSchool Account
Due Wednesday, August 1st

PowerSchool is the online system Prairie uses to track family contact information, student health records, and academic history. 

  • Log on to your parent account and navigate to “Student Information.”
  • Don’t remember your login information or password? Contact US Administrative Assistant Barb Barth.
  • Review and update the data in each of the five sections listed, for each child. Don’t forget to change the date at the bottom of each page, even if your data remains unchanged!

New Families: You should have received your account login information from the Admission Office. Please contact Jeni Cronin, Admission Assistant, for help.

Complete Summer Reading
Due dates vary

All new and returning US Students are expected to complete Summer Reading assignments before classes resume in the fall.

  • Returning US students have also received Summer Math assignments. Re-read the directions here.
  • Several individual AP instructors also spoke with their students about completing coursework over the summer. Please double-check with your child if this applies to any of their courses.

New Families: Your child is expected to complete Summer Reading assignments, but is not expected to complete Summer Math or work for other courses. Some assignments may require your child to know their Prairie ID, email address, and Google Classroom information — all of which they will receive during Summer Bridge. If questions arise or your child wishes to submit any summer assignments before Wednesday, August 15th, please contact the appropriate teacher. All teacher contact information is included in the Summer Reading document.

Get Ready for Camp Manito-Wish
Forms due Wednesday, August 1st to US Office

Each fall, Upper School students and faculty participate in a leadership and environmental education adventure at Camp Manito-Wish in northern Wisconsin. This year’s mandatory trip will take place from Tuesday, August 21st through Friday, August 24th.

  • Fill out a participation waiver, available on PowerSchool’s “Waivers and Forms” page.
  • Read through the Camp Manito-Wish Information packet found here (including the packing list!)
  • Save the Date: Camp Manito-Wish Parent Meeting — Thursday, August 16th at 6:00PM, Jack Mitchell Theatre.

Register for US Athletics
Due Wednesday, August 1st.

  • Save the Date: Fall US Athletics Meeting — Monday, August 6th at 6:00PM, JAC.

Sign Your iPad Loan Agreement Form
Due Tuesday, August 28th.

Pick Up Your Family’s Calendar and Parent Badges
Beginning Monday, August 13th, anytime between 9:00AM—3:00PM (US Office)

  • Note: If you have multiple children in the school, your family’s packet will be available at the Division Office of your youngest child.

9th Grade Open House
Friday, August 17th from 1:00-3:00PM

  • All 9th graders are welcome to come to the Upper School for an informal Open House. Bring a copy of your class schedule, and come to see where classrooms are located, find your locker, and meet some of your teachers! Ice cream will also be provided.

New to Prairie?

Welcome to our Prairie School community!

We look forward to greeting you on campus this fall.

Prior to the first day of school, we have a few additional items to bring to your attention:

  • Parents of 9th Graders: Remind your child about Summer Bridge! This on-boarding experience will take place on Wednesday, August 15th from 8:15AM – 4:00PM in the US Commons, as well as Thursday, August 16th from 11:30AM – 3:30PM in the Dining Room. Enter through Door #8 or Door #9.
  • Please plan to attend our New to Upper School Parent Forum on Thursday, August 16th, at 6:45PM in the Jack Mitchell Theatre. Enter through Door #2.
  • If your child has not completed the course selection process, please contact the US Office for assistance: (262) 752-2626.

If questions arise, feel free to contact the Admission team: Molly Lofquist Johnson at (262) 752-2525 or Callie Atanasoff at (262) 752-2531.