From the Desk of Dr. Aten



Dear Patrons of Bayfield School District,


Welcome to Bayfield School District. I look forward to an exciting academic year filled with learning, concerts, games, and activities with our students showcasing their many talents and demonstrating their tremendous learning.


The past months have certainly been challenging for our community as we all work together to navigate the realities of a global pandemic. As our schools are the heart and the future of our community, we are deeply committed to life-long learning, but also being a uniting and positive force in our community. As we look to 2021-2022, we are focused on the fact our students are growing, achieving, and engaging in inspiring learning. Furthermore, the value of the student-teacher relationship has immeasurable short-term and long-term benefits to the learning and the achievement of each student.  


We continue to adjust our COVID response to meet the changing needs and latest guidance. All of our safety measures are to honor parent choice, but also ensure we remain with in-person learning. Above all, the need to be flexible and nimble as we move forward as a united community around our students and families. While there are many things that are in our complete control, some things are changing quickly, and we are all doing our very best to ensure a safe and inspiring learning experience. Please know from your living room to our classrooms, and from the board room to the superintendent’s office, we are all doing our very best each day to benefit our children.

As always, teachers are the best people I know at finding inspiring responses to any challenge. For families utilizing CDLS for online-only, please know you are still an important member of our Wolverine Family, and we will continue to reach out to you to track progress and to ensure all educational assessments are completed.

We know that none of the past months have been easy for our students, families, and staff. One thing that this pandemic has reinforced is just how important our schools and the structure of a school day are for our families and our community. We will continue to do every single thing we can to ensure we live our vision of Each Student, Each Day, Wolverine Way.



Strategic Plan

Our staff and Board of Education adopted a strategic values plan, with 4 key areas of focus.


 The four areas include: 

  • Our Students: Academic Achievement and Personalized Learning
  • Our Community: Family and Community Relationships 
  • Our People: Workplace Staff Culture and Environment
  • Our Well-Being: Social-Emotional Support


Under these 4 areas, the district is working on 13 action plans to move the work of the district forward in multiple pathways from high school capstones for all students to ensuring safe, clean, and efficient practices in our buildings and operations.


In addition to the four areas, we are also excited to build-out K-12 graduate outcomes for all students in Bayfield Schools.  We refer to these outcomes as our "Wolverine Way."  The next stage of the Wolverine Way, is defining the graduation outcomes, as we will work with teachers across the district, to describe our practices and related teachings that support these outcomes.  We will also use data gained from the community survey and community feedback session to ensure we are including the bold ideas and the strongly-held priorities from our community stakeholders.


BSD Wolverine Way


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With sincere appreciation,





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