Baltic Blood Drive Friday, September 24th, 2021 7:00 am to 11:00 am / 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Baltic High School - Call 529-5461 to schedule a time Walk-ins welcomed too.
Juniors and Seniors: Fall Planning Day is September 23 at Augustana University. There will be close to 100 post secondary institutions there to gather information from. Please read your email from Schmitz, sign up prior to September 17th if you would like to go, and email Schmitz that you signed up. Transportation will be provided. Augustana is requiring masks during the 45 minutes we are there.
Senior parent night has been set. Volleyball and Cross Country will be October 14, 2021 with it being announced before warm ups at the volleyball match. (approximate time of 7:00 pm). Football and Cheer will be on September 10, 2021 prior to the starting lineups at the football game. (approximate time of 6:45 pm).
Parents and Students, Fall pictures that some of us "old" folks still refer to as "ping pong" pictures are coming Thursday, September 2nd. Picture order packets were sent home with students today and should be returned on picture day. All students in grades PK-12 are asked to take a picture, even if you do not intend to purchase any pictures. We have all students take a picture for inclusion in the school yearbook and class composite, and also for use in Campus when making seating charts with pictures for substitute teachers. The picture company will once again be Photography by Mark who provides us with a limited number of hardship picture packages that include two 3 X 5 and eight exchange size pictures. If financial issues prevent you from ordering a picture package, contact Brittany at 529-5464 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a confidential request for a hardship package that will distributed on a first come-first serve basis. Instead of returning the order form, orders can be placed online as outlined below. How To Order School pictures Online… 1. Go to www.schoolphotosbymark.com 2. Click on “Order Here” 3. Choose the “Click here to order” 4. Enter “BASD ”for the event name, click “search” 5. Click on your school district 6. Click on Tea Sports, then choose your sport. 7. Enter your email address and click “login”. All orders are tracked with the email address you enter. 8. You should now see a page with our photo packages. Choose from any of our packages and/or order ala-carte items. 9. Once you are done shopping, click on the “shopping cart” icon. You will be prompted for your students information as well as yours. That is it! Once again, all PK-12th grade students are asked to take a picture regardless of whether you purchase any pictures. Call a school office if you have any questions. Supt. Bob Sittig
Baltic School District Daily Announcements Congratulations to our 2021 -2022 Champions of Character on Track Representatives: Elyssa Clark; James Leffring; Julia Pittman Seniors: Please add class motto ideas to the document emailed to you. Ideas are due by the end of the day Thursday. Any HS student interested in Writing Club, please sign up in Ms. Daugaard's room by the end of the week. Reminder: First Day of CTE Classes is Tomorrow, August 26th Any Junior or Senior interested in running for student council officers, please notify Mr. Kerkhove by today! PTO Meeting tonight at 6:30 in Marissa Whipple's classroom Our 2020-2021 yearbooks are in! Current students can collect pre-ordered yearbooks or purchase one ($45) from room 112 (Spanish room) at the following times. Before school 8:00am – 9:30am or after school from 3:00pm- 4:15pm. Parents/graduates can pickup their copies after school. Location will be at a table by the HS office (just inside the doors) from 3:30 -4:00 this week only. We will also have a table set up at the volleyball game Tuesday the 31st. Any alternative time will have to be scheduled. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com Thank you to everyone who made this yearbook possible! School Picture Day: Thursday, September 2nd Order your 2021 Yearbooks now! If you place your order by October 8th, you can select up to 4 free icons with the purchase of personalization. Order forms are available from Mrs. Koskela, either of the school offices, or you may order online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07697300 The cost of the yearbook is $45.
Baltic Bulldogs will be hosting the Parker Pheasants tonight at 7:00 PM at the Baltic High School come out and support the team. To view our live stream event please visit our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBzmQqWjtzY We hope to see you all out there showing your Bulldog G.R.I.T.
Hello Elementary Families, I hope my email finds you enjoying your summer. While summer has seemed to fly by, I sure am looking forward to seeing all your students in the upcoming weeks. It will be great to see their smiling faces and hear about what they did over summer break! Please see below, and mark your calendars, for some important information I wanted to be sure and share with you. • Monday, August 9th, we will post your student's teacher in Campus. Please log into your Infinite Campus account to check who their teacher will be this school year. • Monday, August 16th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM we will be having an open house where you can bring your student, drop off their supplies and meet their teacher. We look forward to being able to have this option this year. I know I missed out on meeting many of you last year, in person, and look forward to having this opportunity. o PLEASE NOTE: Preschool will be having a separate open house on a later date. Please look for information on that coming soon. Kindergarten will be scheduling a family meeting, for each student, so they will not be at open house. Junior Kindergarten and 1st -5th grades will be present at the open house on the 16th. • Wednesday, August 18th, will be our FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL !!!! If there is anything you may have questions about, please don't hesitate to contact our front office or myself. I look forward to seeing you all on the 16th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM! Take care, Carrie Klein Elementary Principal and Special Services Director
Hello Baltic 7-12 Families, We have a lot of events going on this week leading up to the beginning of our fall sports seasons. Below is a reminder of the events. Please consider attending. Monday, August 2nd - Baltic Athletic Booster Club Meeting at 6:30 on the football field bleachers. All are welcome to attend. Tuesday, August 3rd - Impact Concussion Testing from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This is our last scheduled session. If your student is playing a fall sport and has not signed up for a time, please come tomorrow morning to complete this 20 minute test. Tuesday, August 3rd - Fall Sports Parents Night with the following schedule: 6:30PM 7th and 8th Football 7th and 8th Volleyball All Cross Country (7th-12th) 7:00PM 9th-12th Football 9th-12th Volleyball All meetings will be held in the MS wing. Sports practices start as early as this Thursday with high school football. All athletes will need to have a completed physical as well as completed online registration before they can participate in any practices. Follow this link for Athletic Registration - https://baltic-ar.rschooltoday.com/home. If you are unsure on the physical or online registration, please reach out to Secondary Administrative Assistant Carol Wickham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Activities Director Cameron Kerkhove at email@example.com. Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/AD
We are currently searching for a special education teacher assistant for the upcoming school year. Hours will vary slightly depending on the specific duties, but start time will be from 7:40am to 8:00am and end time from 3:30pm-4:00pm with a minimum of 7 paid hours per day. This is an hourly position with the hourly rate dependent on the education and experience of the person hired. Two or more years of post-secondary education is desired but not required, and all applicants with a high school diploma will be considered. This 9-month school year position includes benefits such as sick leave, health insurance, paid holidays, and state retirement. Ideally, the person would start on August 13th with some flexibility on the start date for those who may need to give notice to a current employer. To apply, submit a resume and Baltic School District Non-Certified Employment Application (attached) to Supt. Bob Sittig, Baltic School District, PO Box 309, Baltic, SD 57003, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is found, so don't delay applying if you are interested. If you know someone who might be interested who is not a Baltic School parent, please forward this message to them. Supt. Bob Sittig
Dear Parents of 7th-12th Grade Athletes, Parent meetings for fall sports will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd using the schedule below. A reminder also that all parents must complete the athletic on-line registration and submit a completed physical form prior to an athlete being allowed to practice. The link to athletic registration is below (same link as school on-line registration). 6:30PM 7th and 8th Football 7th and 8th Volleyball All Cross Country (7th-12th) 7:00PM 9th-12th Football 9th-12th Volleyball All meetings will be held in the MS wing. A reminder also that the deadline for ordering Spirit Wear is 11:59pm on Sunday, August 1st. The link to order is below. Baltic Spirit Wear Sale https://hauffsports.chipply.com/baltic2021/ Baltic On-Line Registration https://www.balticschool.org/page/online-registration AD Cameron Kerkhove
Hello Baltic 7-12 Families, We are not far from our Fall Sports Seasons starting. Before these seasons start, we would like to have all fall sport athletes take the Impact Concussion Test Baseline. This free program for athletes will give us a baseline for athletes before the seasons start. I am attaching a link to sign up for a time slot. Please follow the link and sign your athlete up for this free test. We highly suggest that all athletes take this test prior to the first practice. We will have the computers available for students to use. Link to Impact Concussion Testing Sign Up Here -https://signup.com/go/qngvHBz Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/Activities Director
The PK-5th Grade Supplies List for the 2021-22 School Year is here. Find it on our Baltic School Home Page right next to Online Registration, or copy the link below to view the Google Doc. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18i92he7NetOY7z092NR17_4qOCdC7EjUF_oWP8-s6wo/edit?usp=sharing
Dear Baltic Students and Parents, With the 4th of July holiday in the rearview mirror, it will not be long before the August 18th first day of school. I hope you have had a wonderful summer, but it is time to begin thinking of school. On-line registration is now open via the link below or on the school website. We ask that all parents of PK-12th grade students register each of their students for the upcoming school year. If a student is returning, much of their information will be prepopulated, but we ask that you check it for accuracy and make corrections as needed. If a students is new but there were other students in the household attending Baltic last year, then you will just need to add the new student. If a student is new and the first student from that household attending Baltic, then please follow the instructions for registering new students. Parents, please do not put this off. It is especially important that rural families requesting bus transportation complete registration in a timely manner so bus routes can be established. In-town bus riders need not request transportation via the on-line registration. Closer to the start of school we will establish pickup and drop-off points around town, and if they need to be adjusted, we will do so. In addition to general school registration, students in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in school athletics must complete the on-line athletic registration. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in practices or contests until the on-line registration is completed. If you have any trouble completing either the school or athletic on-line registration, please feel free to call the school. If you do not have access to a device with which to complete on-line registration, you may come to the school and use a kiosk we have set up for just that purpose. We look forward to working with you this next school year. Go Bulldogs!
Dear Baltic Lords and Ladies, The Royal Secretariats of the Queen’s Court have announced that the Baltic School Board has given permission to plan and prepare a community Madrigal Dinner: A Celebration of Christmas in a Dinner Theatre style with a Renaissance theme (use the fancy Google machine for more information) as a fundraiser and event for the Baltic School Fine Arts. If you are interested in being involved in such an event, please meet in the school commons - the month of July, the day of 7 and the year of 2021 at 7pm. The Royal Secretariats are inquiring of your interest in participating in the Madrigal dinner - it requires a jester, an accompanist and twelve singers to perform the music that was requested by the Queen. The twelve singers will include three sopranos, three altos, three tenors and three bass who are willing to learn the music to please the citizens attending the event. After the meeting in the commons on July 7, Lady Tara, Lady Kelley and Lady Janice will know the interest level of the community (all ages welcome) and then schedule an audition, if needed. We will eventually enlist the help of other fellow community members to help with the feast, costumes, decorations, and involvement of the youth. The Queen’s Royal Secretariats are: Lady Tara Rollinger, Lady Kelley Herman, and Lady Janice Schardin. The event is scheduled for: the month of December, the days of 4 and 5, in the year of 2021. Performances to be on Saturday evening, Sunday noon and Sunday evening so that as many Baltic area subjects can enjoy the feasting, fellowship, and frivolity! Lady Tara and Lady Kelley can be reached by using the amazing technology they call internet and email your specific Royal Court interest to either: Tara.Melmer@k12.sd.us or Kelley.Herman@k12.sd.us. Sincerely, Lady Tara, Lady Kelley and Lady Janice
Congratulations to our elementary students of character and our academic students of the quarter. Also congratulations to our elementary bulldogs that had perfect attendance.
Wax Museum So incredibly proud of these kids. They did such a great job. They worked so hard! And they raised $885 for the Ihnen family. 🧡 Nice job 8th graders!
Mrs. E.s class took to planting in the Baltic School and Community Garden. This is the 8th season for the school to partner with the community to grow produce for the community. Help a Little, Pick a Little!
Today letters Q and U joined together through a ceremony. They promised to always be together in words!!! After the wedding, where letter Q and U were united, the class ate cake and punch, followed by a wedding dance! Congratulations Q and U, may you always be together in spelling and words!!!
Seniors & Juniors Prom sign up and Prom Guest forms available in the HS office. Deadline for both is March 26th.