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From the desk of Dr. Aten


Dear Patrons of Bayfield School District,


With the holiday season upon us, now is the time we give thanks to our many blessings.


I want to thank you for the warm welcome since my arrival to serve Bayfield School District in June.  From the board room to our parents, to our classrooms, I know we are all working together to support our schools and serve our children and families every day.


I am thankful to see how hard our district is working to team within the schools, and truly embodying how much each student and each employee matters in our Bayfield Schools. I am always touched by how much our parents and families care about Wolverine Pride as we proudly wear our “Purple Pride” every day in the schools, streets, and stores of Bayfield.


From the beginning of the redevelopment of the strategic plan to implementing new teaching strategies and curricular resources in our classrooms, we are future-focused and innovating across the district.  I hear the stories of our staff calling families to support student progress and the thankful parents/guardians for our weekly school newsletters.  I am thankful our staff is embracing our immersion in learning and teaching, and we are beginning the conversations about continuous improvement to align our systems and keep Bayfield Schools a future-focused district of attraction.


Strategic Planning Survey

On behalf of our all-volunteer and hard-working Board of Education, thanks to everyone who completed the survey. Please know this feedback will be used to inform our strategic plan update, and more importantly, inform and continue the excellence in Bayfield School District.  Were are going through the data, and will release the report soon.


As the first step in the Board of Education's work over the 2018-2019 school year to re-imagine our Bayfield School District Strategic Plan, the board has identified five areas for initial consideration.


The five topic areas are presented in alphabetical order:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Professional Learning for Staff
  • School, Family, and Community Relations
  • Social-Emotional Well-Being
  • Workplace Environment



This survey data is being used to measure the priority of each of the above five topic areas, and also offer all community stakeholders an opportunity to ensure we are on the right track and/or supply additional or ideas or subjects in this topic area.

Please "SAVE THE DATE" and plan to attend one of our Bayfield Community Strategic Planning Outreach Sessions on either January 31, 2019, or February 2, 2019.

Stay tuned, there will be opportunities for more feedback as we move through this visioning of our collective Wolverine Future.


Enjoy the Holidays

Enjoy the holidays and take a moment to slow down and notice the little things, Moreover, take a moment to thank a person in your life, and take time to notice the little things, because little things matter most.



With sincere appreciation,





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