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OPS Free Students - $0.00
OPS Reduce Students - $0.40
OPS Paid Students -
Elementary - $1.45
Secondary - $1.75
Adults/Visitors - $3.25
8:00 A.M. Administrators and Secretaries on duty
8:40 A.M. Teachers on duty
8:40 A.M. Students may enter the building through the 28th Street door
(into the Multipurpose Room for breakfast)
8:55 A.M Breakfast Program Ends; Warning Bell
9:05 A.M. Tardy bell; Classes begin
11:50 A.M. A.M. ECSE dismissed
1:10 P.M. P.M. ECSE begins
3:55 P.M. Dismissal bell (No early dismissals unless previously arranged)
4:00 P.M. Safety Patrol off duty
4:15 P.M. Teachers off duty
4:30 P.M. Administrators and Secretaries off duty
Home of the Panthers!
The mission of Minne Lusa Elementary School,
in partnership with families and community,
is to provide rigorous educational opportunities
in a safe and secure environment.
Minne Lusa is located in the Florence area of northeastern Douglas County. Although records are somewhat limited, the earliest accounts of Minne Lusa Elementary School begin with the relocation of Fort School to our present grounds at 2728 Ida Street between 1916 and 1919. Construction of our current building began in 1922. It opened for the 1924-25 school year with 348 K-8 students.
Since its opening in 1924, Minne Lusa has shown growth in student enrollment and building size. In 1925, our stage and multi-purpose areas were added to the original structure. Four classrooms were added in 1950 to the south wing. In 1970, our kitchen facility was added next to the multi-purpose room. The building went under reconstruction during the 1995-97 school years in order to meet the needs of a growing student population. Students were transported to Westbrook School located in 1312 Robertson Drive during the reconstruction. Students and staff returned to Minne Lusa in January, 1997.
Minne Lusa's student population has grown to 450 Prekindergarten to grade 6 students. Special education programs encourage learning disabled, mild mentally-handicapped, and behavior disordered students to participate in standard classroom lessons and activities.
Minne Lusa is reflective of a very integrated neighborhood, creating maximal opportunities for integrative school experiences. Our student body consists of White American, African American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian students. The school's socioeconomic mixture encompasses a range of low, low-middle, and middle income families. Over half of our students are eligible for free or reduced meals.
Our alumni are proud of their time spent at Minne Lusa. Many Minne Lusa families have attended the school for two and three generations.
We will see you back on:
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:55am
*More items will be added as they come along*
New Teachers Days - July 30-August 5
Teacher Planning and Inservice Days - August 6 - 12
First day of school for students - August 13
NO SCHOOL (Labor Day) - September 1
NO SCHOOL (Curriculum Day) - September 19
NO SCHOOL (Elementary TEAM Day) - September 22
1st Quarter ends - October 17
2nd Quarter begins - October 20
Parent/Teacher Conferences (in the gym after school) - October 22
NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences)- October 23
Parent/Teacher Conferences (in the gym....starting at 12:15) - October 23
NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)- October 24
NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day) - November 26
NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break) - November 27-28
2nd Quarter ends - December 19
NO SCHOOL (Winter Recess) - December 22 - January 2
NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day) - January 5
3rd Quarter begins - January 6
NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr Day) - January 19
Early dismissal for Elementary ONLY - February 13
NO SCHOOL (President's Day) - February 16
Parent/Teacher Conferences (in the gym after school) - February 25
NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences) - February 26
Parent/Teacher Conferences (in the gym....starting at 12:15) - February 26
NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day) - February 27
NO SCHOOL (Spring Break) - March 9-13
3rd Quarter ends - March 20
4th Quarter begins - March 23
NO SCHOOL (Elementary TEAM Day) - April 24
NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day) - April 27
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - May 22
School Calendar for 2014-2015