Superintendent Susie Hedalen

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! It is a great pleasure to welcome our returning families and those new to our district. We look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school on August 30th. If you have any registration questions, please visit us at the front desk of the high school (the entrance on Cedar Street is open). The ice cream social for the elementary on the 29th from 5:30-6:30 will give families and students an excellent opportunity to meet teachers, get familiar with classrooms, and unpack supplies! The high school freshman and 6th-grade/new middle school student orientation will be on the 29th from 6:30-7:30. The construction project is on schedule, and phase one is being completed and inspected. This includes the new elementary school entrance, kitchen, commons, admin offices, classrooms, and more. Phase two is also on schedule and is expected to be completed in November. Phase two includes the playground and the connecting wing between the buildings that will provide additional office and learning spaces. Building two additional classrooms with the remaining funds from the building project is under consideration and would be completed in the spring.

The Bulldog Team has been attending training in technology, school safety, and reading curriculums. We still have some openings on the team. Please see the website for current vacancies and help welcome the new staff to Townsend.

The new bus route schedule, parking plans, and drop off and pick up areas will be published in the paper and posted on the school FB page and website soon!

Everyone is excited to begin the school year in the new elementary and updated middle and high school! Many projects are now completed to update the schools for safety, air quality, technology, and improved learning environments. The ribbon cutting and community tour of the building will be in September and will be advertised! 

Please accept my best wishes for a wonderful school year!

Sincerely,

Susie Hedalen, Superintendent of Townsend School District

shedalen@townsend.k12.m.us 406-441-3454