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Welcome to Sumner!

Sumner Elementary School offers many creative and unique opportunities. The modified calendar provides a shortened summer break as well as intermittent breaks throughout the year. Each quarter consists of approximately 45 school days, followed by a 2-3 week break. During the fall and spring breaks, an onsite Intersession program occurs as alternative to summer school programming. The modified calendar has contributed to increased academic success and decreased stress levels.

Examples of innovative programming at Sumner Elementary includes Third and Fourth Grade Learning Suites, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Elementary, MindUp! curriculum, Check and Connect, and integrated technology. Using a collective space all students and staff are housed in a shared learning environment, which allows for flexible grouping to meet individual needs. AVID Elementary provides resources and tools for academic rigor and support so that all students can be academically successful. The MindUp! Curriculum helps children improve focus, concentration, and academic performance. Students practice skills that reduce stress, anxiety, conflict, and that help manage emotions. The Check and Connect program is implemented by a trained mentor. It is designed to enhance student engagement at school through relationship building and problem solving. Technology is integrated into classroom learning through the use of iPads in all classrooms, laptops in third and fourth grade. The integrated technology use offers an extension and enrichment of learning that is already taking place.

Sumner Elementary is also home to the Winona State University, Riverland Community College, Austin Public Schools collaborative education program. College students attend their junior and senior year at Sumner Elementary School, while completing many opportunities within the Austin Public School system.

The Community Learning Center also has preschool classes at Sumner. Students in preschool attend school at Sumner, on the 45/15 calendar.

Office Information

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

Phone: 507-460-1100

Attendance

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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Contacts

Sheila Berger
Principal
507-460-1100
sheila.berger@austin.k12.mn.us

Peggy Klingfus
Administrative Coordinator
507-460-1100
peggy.klingfus@austin.k12.mn.us

Karem Salas Ramirez
Success Coach
507-460-1103
karem.salasramirez@austin.k12.mn.us

Beatrice Rocha, LPN
School Nurse
507-460-1100
beatrice.rocha@austin.k12.mn.us

Maureen Noterman
School Social Worker
507-460-6192
maureen.noterman@austin.k12.mn.us

Brienna Sterzinger
School Psychologist
507-460-1112
brienna.sterzinger@austin.k12.mn.us