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    Adult

    Learn something new, connect with others in the community, stimulate your creativity or improve your health. Adult Enrichment offers a variety of fee-based classes and activities designed for adults of every age. 
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    Arts & Craft Festivals

    Annual Arts & Craft Festivals The enrollment tab will show it is full with a waiting list, but the Fall & Holiday Show are OPEN FOR VENDORS! Having applications go through to a waitlist, allows the show coordinator to review contact's prior to approval and prevents the registration fee from being applied to your account until approved. Registration Procedure: When registering, it will state the festival is full with a waitlist. All vendor applications will be placed on a waiting list until approved at the coordinator's discretion. Applications will be accepted until the deadline or until the show is full. No more than two crafters may share a space. Entry Fee: Application fees are non-refundable once accepted. Vendors will receive an email confirmation of show acceptance. If an application fee cannot be processed at that time, you will be notified via phone call or email to complete the application fee. Failure to pay the application fee will result in removal from the show. Rental Fee: Please review rental spaces below. All spaces include approx. 4' of depth, with the exception of the 12'x12' spaces. 8' space = $85 12' space = $95 16' space = $105 18' space = $115 24' space = $130 12' X 12' = $150 32' space = $170 Table Rental (8' or 6')= $5/table Please indicate the space you would like and the number of tables needed on your registration form. Number of Exhibits Exhibitors will be placed in the cafeteria, commons area, and hallways of the high school. We reserve the right to limit the number of exhibitors in a category (ie: photography, painting, sewing, etc.) to ensure a variety of handmade products. Please indicate the category(ies) of your products when filling out the registration form. *Exhibition placement will depend upon when the registration was submitted and at the coordinator's discretion. Please turn in your registration promptly as shows may fill quickly and before the deadline. Marketing of Event The shows are marketed through Brainerd Community Education, the Brainerd Dispatch, local radio stations, and through flyers at area schools and businesses. Vendors are encouraged to take part in promoting the event through flyers, word of mouth, social media, clubs, etc. Show flyers will be sent out with your space assignment number at least one week prior to the event. Handmade Items Only Items must be handmade by you or a family member and must not include imported items or articles made from commercial kits. Any food vendors (jellies, jams, nuts, etc) must show proof of a state license with their registration. No baked goods allowed. Food vendors are limited for this event. Vendors violating this rule will be asked to leave and will not be allowed in future shows. Tables & Chairs Two chairs are provided at each space for no additional cost. Table rentals are available at $5/table for either a 6 ft. or 8 ft. table and are provided on a limited first come, first serve basis. Tables should be covered. Vendors are allowed to bring their own tables or displays as long as they do not exceed the allotted space. Please request additional space on your registration form for any extra equipment or space such as signs, easels, etc. Set-Up & Hours Vendors can start setting up their spaces Saturday morning at 6:00 AM. All tables must be completely set up by 8:45 AM. Dependent on district activities, Friday night set up may be possible. Please check your email one week prior to the event about set up information. Once you have arrived to the space for set up, check the flyers and table numbers to find your location.The show coordinator will be there to assist anyone with questions and finding their locations. Once tables have been set up, you will be responsible for your own items. Carts are not provided. The general public is not allowed into the space until 9:00 AM. Please do not bring friends of family through the event beforehand as this time is meant for vendor set up only. Permits & Licenses All permits and licenses required by the State of MN or the Federal Government are the sole responsibility of the vendors. For more information, call Minnesota Department of Revenue, Corporate and Sales Tax Division, 651-296-6181 or check their web site at www.taxes.state.mn.us Sales Tax Information Any required sales tax and remittances are the sole responsibility of the vendors. According to state law, you must have a sales tax number and collect 7.875% MN sales tax; this includes a one-half of one percent sales and use tax for the city of Brainerd and one-half of one percent sales tax for Crow Wing County. A copy of your sales tax certificate or sales tax letter must be included with your application for each festival or your application will be rejected. Refreshments & Admissions A refreshment and/or concessions are TBD. There is no admission charge to the public. Questions: If you have further questions, please contact Alexis Weber, Craft Fair Coordinator, at 218-454-6953 or alexis.weber@isd181.org. Hotel/Motel Information (Brainerd/Baxter area)
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    Beginning Band Start-Up Lessons 6th Grade

    Students interested in joining 6th grade band for the 2022-2023 school year must undergo a two-part process. First, students, accompanied by their parents, will have an opportunity to try band instruments in an individually scheduled ‘band screening’ with one of the band directors. Second, students will attend the beginning band group startup lessons for 2 days in August or September to learn the basics of how to start playing their new band instrument. Band Screening appointments will take place during March, April, and May. Students will observe a concert and an informational band session during school in March. Parents will then schedule an appointment online for their child to meet with a band director to try out all instruments. A parent/guardian is required to be at the band screening with the student. After an instrument is selected at the band screening, parents should register their child for one of the Group Start-Up Lessons to take place over two days in August or September. We are offering the same lessons over 2 different weeks to accommodate family schedules. The first section available to choose from is August 24 and 25 and the second option is September 1 and 2. Please choose one of the two-day sections. The start-up lessons allow the instructors to cover all of the initial information and skills that are needed when school starts such as; how to put their instrument together, produce the first sound on the instrument, how to read music and learn to play the first five notes in their beginning band book. Each day’s lesson is one-and-a-half hours with other students who play the same instrument.
  • Driver Education-Youth

    Offered throughout the school year and summer by Brainerd Public Schools Community Education Taught by college-trained Department of Education certified instructors. Let our Brainerd teachers help you meet the State Driver Education requirements! To complete the classroom portion of the program DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, students will meet three times a week; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for three hours each day. Students registered for one of our SUMMER SESSIONS will meet five times a week; Monday through Friday for three hours each day. Attendance each day is mandatory to gain the 30 hours of classroom training which is required by state law! Students must be 15 years old and provide proper identification specified in the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. The next four sessions will be on the simulator. All simulator classes are 2 hours. *Missed simulation classes result in the need for extra driving time to meet state requirements. If one class is missed, the student must pay for 1/2 hour of extra on-street driving at the cost of $23 in order to meet the requirements. Any remaining balance or additional charges incurred after the first date of the class must be paid by cash or credit card; no checks will be accepted. **Students will be allowed to register for behind the wheel dates at the end of simulation or drive at a later date. To ensure that this driver's education program is safe and appropriate, please indicate on the registration form whether the student has any special needs or requires any accommodations to be successful in this program. Class size is limited, so register early! Note Policy Change! In order to be reimbursed for canceling a class or to be moved to another section, you must notify the Community Education office at least seven business days prior to the start of class. After completing 30 hours of classroom, the student will spend eight hours in the simulator. Behind the wheel dates are made by appointment during the school year (an instructor will call). Most people will be done driving 3-6 weeks after simulation unless they choose to wait. Students will complete the entire course within one year of their first classroom session. A $60 fee will be assessed to those waiting longer than a year. Anyone waiting 18 months or longer will pay $90 and $5 per month thereafter. After eight hours of simulation, four hours of behind the wheel are required. However, whenever possible, students will be scheduled to drive with a driving partner and will spend half of their eight in-car hours observing and the other half driving. Students who cancel or wish to move to another section with less than seven business days notice, prior to the class start date will forfeit $115 of their tuition. If a student withdraws from the program after beginning classroom they will forfeit $115 of their tuition. If a student withdraws from the program after beginning simulation, $205 will be forfeited. Students who don't show up for scheduled behind the wheel driving appointments will be charged $37. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the driving is scheduled. This agreement/contract constitutes an agreement/contract between the program and the student/parent and no verbal statements or promises will be recognized. NOTE: The 90-minute parent course we offer for the primary driving supervisor will be free of charge to parents whose student's tuitions are paid in full. More information will be available at a later date.
  • Early Childhood Screening

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten Appointments are available throughout the school year. Three reasons to screen at age 3: 1.Screening can assist your child to be ready for school. 2.Any health or developmental concerns can be found earlier and help can be provided sooner. 3.Because screening is free, it's easy and it's good for your child =================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to provide copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
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    Football - Camps Grades 4-8

    Gr 6-8 Big Man Football Camp: For players entering grades 6-8 aspiring to be offensive and defensive linemen. Players will be instructed by grade level on the skills and techniques that go with becoming a successful football player in the Warrior football program. This camp is meant to be instructional, fun and competitive. Players will play 7 on 7 each night, as well as other lineman competitions. Participants will get a special t-shirt just for this camp. Gr 6-8 Football Positional Skills Camp: This camp is for players aspiring to play quarterback, wide receiver, running back or a skilled position on the defensive side of football. Players will be instructed by grade level on the skills and techniques that go with becoming a successful football player in the Warrior football program. This camp is meant to be instructional, fun and competitive. Players will play 7 on 7 each night, as well as other competitions. Participants will get a special t-shirt for this camp. Gr 6-8 Football Camp: The focus of this camp is to give middle school football players a jumpstart on their middle school season. Participants will be broken up by grade level to begin learning the basic offensive and defensive schemes, as well as have opportunities to compete and use what they learned at the Big Man and positional Skills Camp. The remainder of the camp will be dedicated towards fun, competitive drills centered around football and learning the game. Students are encouraged to bring cleats, t-shirt and shorts. Participants will receive a t-shirt at the end of camp. Gr 4-5 Football Camp: Have fun learning the basics of Warrior football through fundamentals, drills and other football related activities. The camp will be led by varsity players and coaches from the middle and high school level. All campers will receive a Warrior football t-shirt. For any questions regarding ALL camps contact Coach Freed at 218-454-5385 or jason.freed@isd181.org.
  • Fun & Friends Non School Days

    • School Age Care
    • 2022-2023 Fun & Friends
    Baxter Elementary School, Riverside Elementary School, Nisswa Elementary School, and Harrison Elementary School
    2022-2023 Fun & Friends School Age Care Non-School Day Site
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  • Nisswa Elementary

    • School Readiness Preschool
    • School Readiness Preschool 2022-2023
    For details on current class offerings and the payment scale, look at our 2021-2022 Preschool Information Packet. Fall 2022 Registration begins Monday, March 28th. For information on 2022-2023 class offerings and payment scale, look at our 2022-2023 Preschool Information Packet Brainerd Public Schools’ Preschool Programs: Preparing Your Child for a Bright Future! Brainerd Public Schools take pride in investing in our youngest learners and in preparing children and families for success in school. We have a variety of preschool options serving 2 ½- 5 year olds. Our preschool program prepares children to enter school by focusing learning around classroom routines and procedures, social and emotional development and academic development. Why Parents Choose District Preschool Programs A Four Star Parent Aware Rated Program! Our preschool programs have earned a four-star rating from Minnesota’s Parent Aware- the highest rating possible! The Parent Aware rating system helps parents find preschools and childcare programs focused on high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness. Our Curriculum: Preschool in Brainerd Public Schools aligns its curriculum with Minnesota Early Learning Standards and with our district’s kindergarten standards. Licensed teachers develop hands-on learning activities that promote creativity and confidence. Our program provides children with experiences that build relationships, enhance problem solving and communication skills, and sets the foundation for successful, lifelong learning in the areas of: ● Social and emotional development ● Positive approaches to learning ● Physical and movement development ● Literacy ● Math ● Arts ● Science Click here to schedule your child's early childhood screening. Click here to enroll your child in PreK Plus childcare.
  • Nisswa PreK Plus

    • PreK Plus Childcare
    • PreK Plus School Year 2022-2023
    School Year Info: PreK Plus Childcare-serving children 3-5 years of age at Nisswa Elementary and the Warrior Early Learning Center who are attending an Early Childhood class. $20 Registration Fee. Childcare options will include: wrap around care, extended day care, and non school day care. Non school days would be provided at our Warrior Early Learning Center location for both Nisswa and WELC students. **Please note: If you are needing childcare on a non-school day, please register for that separately under the "Non-School Days" tab on your contract page after your contract is accepted. Nisswa families: we will house "Non-School Days, when school is closed, down at our WELC location due to enrollment numbers. *Our PreK Plus program is currently full for the 2022-23 school year, however, we do keep a waitlist and will continue to enroll off of that as opening arise. Please call 218-454-5430 if you have questions. Fees: $20 registration fee Late payment fee: $10 after 3 days of late payment. After 2 weeks; payment needs to be paid in full before your child can continue to attend. Late pick up fee: $15 for every 15 minutes picked up after 5:30pm
  • Oct. 12th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 13th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 19th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 20th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 26th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 27th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 5th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
  • Oct. 6th

    The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review. The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed. Here’s what screening does for you: Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions Connects you to community services Registers your child for kindergarten =================================================================================================================================================== REQUIRED FORMS for screening **You also need to bring copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record Forms can be emailed to: jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org
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    Parks and Rec Fall Soccer Ages 4-10

    Fall soccer is designed for boys and girls to learn fundamentals, sportsmanship and have fun playing the team sport of soccer. Players meet one week night and Saturday mornings for games and practices at Southdale Soccer Fields in Baxter. Ages 4-5 and 6-7 parents can select Monday or Thursday practice nights. Ages 8-10 practice option is Thursday night only - in addition to Saturday. This age level may travel to Nisswa for some games. A parent/player meeting will be held Thursday, September 8th at Southdale Soccer Fields. Parents of new players will meet at 5:15pm, parents of returning players will meet from 6-7pm. It is very important to attend this first meeting to receive your schedule and team assignment. We rely on parent coaches. To ensure a successful season for our players, please consider coaching. Register BY September 5th and save $10 (discount will appear upon checkout). Late registrants will be accepted on a space available basis. Meeting times listed are simply estimates and are subject to change.
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    Parks and Rec Fall Soccer Grades 5-6

    Fall soccer is designed for boys and girls to learn fundamentals, sportsmanship and have fun playing the team sport of soccer. Practices start Wednesday, September 7th, 3:15PM, on the 5th/6th grade soccer field. Teams will practice two days a week until 5:00 pm, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. There will be no practices on Fridays. Players are asked to attend at least two practices a week but are encouraged to attend all four days for more training. Most games will be played on Saturday mornings (there may be an occasional week night game.) Some travel to local communities may be involved. Parents are responsible for transportation to out-of-town games. Season will end with an end-of season tournament on Saturday, October 8th. Parent meeting will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 5-5:30pm at the 5th/6th grade field after practice. Rosters/schedules will be sent out via email. Team shirts will be given out at practice. Register BEFORE September 5th and save $10 (discount will appear at checkout.) Late registrants will be accepted on a space available basis. If you are interested in coaching, please indicate so during registration - we need help! You may email the coordinator for more information at justin.halbersma@icloud.com or 507-313-5331. Class size is LIMITED.
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    Parks and Rec Flag Football Grades 2-3

    Flag football meets twice a week for a fun-filled game of non-tackling football for both boys and girls. Meets 5:45 - 7:00pm. After the first practice on Sept 12th we will have a short parent meeting. No equipment required; wear tennis shoes and dress for the weather. Register BEFORE Sept 9, space is limited. At LEAST 4-6 parent volunteers are needed to make the program successful, please indicate your interest when registering. Call the weather hotline, 218-454-2900, code #4126 for Parks & Rec updates.
  • PreK Plus Childcare

    School Year Info: PreK Plus Childcare-serving children 3-5 years of age at Nisswa Elementary and the Warrior Early Learning Center who are attending an Early Childhood class. $20 Registration Fee. Childcare options will include: wrap around care, extended day care, and non school day care. Non school days would be provided at our Warrior Early Learning Center location for both Nisswa and WELC students. **Please note: If you are needing childcare on a non-school day, please register for that separately under the "Non-School Days" tab on your contract page after your contract is accepted. Nisswa families: we will house "Non-School Days, when school is closed, down at our WELC location due to enrollment numbers. *Our PreK Plus program is currently full for the 2022-23 school year, however, we do keep a waitlist and will continue to enroll off of that as opening arise. Please call 218-454-5430 if you have questions. Fees: $20 registration fee Late payment fee: $10 after 3 days of late payment. After 2 weeks; payment needs to be paid in full before your child can continue to attend. Late pick up fee: $15 for every 15 minutes picked up after 5:30pm
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  • PreK Plus NSD Nisswa

    • PreK Plus Childcare
    • PreK Plus School Year 2022-2023
    Warrior Early Learning Center
    PreK Plus School Year 2022-2023 PreK Plus Non-School Day Site
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  • PreK Plus NSD WELC

    • PreK Plus Childcare
    • PreK Plus School Year 2022-2023
    Warrior Early Learning Center
    PreK Plus School Year 2022-2023 PreK Plus Non-School Day Site
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