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Sumner Elementary School

805 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
School Hours: 8:00AM - 2:30PM

Austin Public Schools

About Our School

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Welcome to Sumner!

About Sumner

At Sumner Elementary School, we are proud to be a caring and compassionate community for ALL learners. Our Sumner Stars model our four rules: Be Kind, Work Hard, Make No Excuses, and Choose Well. We are a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) school, celebrating the many strong choices our students make throughout their school day. PBIS is an evidence based, tiered framework that focuses on encouraging strong student behavior by teaching expectations and strategies to create a more positive school climate. One of the key components of our social emotional education is our focus on self-regulation strategies through the use of Zones of Regulation, MindUp!, Second Step and other resources! Students begin each day by taking three collective breaths to prepare their mind and body for the work ahead of them. This intention to the development of social-emotional literacy within our children supports improved focus, concentration, and academic performance. We encourage students to practice these skills inside and outside of school to help reduce stress, anxiety, conflict, and support them to safely manage emotions. 

Sumner Elementary provides students with quality educational opportunities. Our district curriculum offers both intervention and extension programming to support students at their level, stretching their reading and math abilities. We have trained intervention specialist in both reading and behavior to ensure we are meeting all student needs and accelerating learning. In addition, our students engage in physical education, music, and art every week. Our school family is committed to Growing Greatness at Sumner elementary school!

Office Information

7:30 - 4:00 Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 3:30 Friday

Phone: 507-460-1100


Please call the office at 507-460-1100 if your child will not be at school. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we are not available, please leave a message stating your child's name, grade and reason for absence from school and expected date of return. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Common Sense School

Common Sense School Seal

Sumner has been approved as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities they'll have tomorrow. 

This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.


Jill Rollie

Peggy Klingfus
Administrative Coordinator

Rosa Luna
Success Coach

Patty Stundahl
School Nurse

Kim Brackey
School Social Worker

Kevin Anderson
School Psychologist

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