Mequon-Thiensville School District
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New Families

Welcome to the Mequon-Thiensville School District! Our district serves students in grades 4K-12 in the communities of Mequon and Thiensville, north shore suburbs of Milwaukee that embrace world-class learning opportunities with rich arts, athletic and extracurricular opportunities for students.

The following information provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding enrolling in MTSD. If you have any additional questions, please contact the office of student services at 262-238-8510 or registration@mtsd.k12.wi.us.

FAQs

What school will my child attend?

The Mequon-Thiensville School District serves the residents of the City of Mequon and Village of Thiensville. Our district consists of three elementary schools serving students in 4K-5th grade, two middle schools serving students in 6th-8th grade, and one high school serving students in 9th-12th grade. If your child will be enrolled in 4K-8th grade, please see our attendance maps to learn in which elementary or middle school attendance zone you reside. All students in 9th-12th grade attend Homestead High school. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the student services office at 262-238-8510.

Attendance Zone Maps

Can I visit my child's school?

There is no better way to get a sense of a school, its culture and learning environment than by visiting. We invite prospective families to visit their child's home school meet staff members, take a tour, and ask any questions. Please contact the school directly to arrange a visit at a convenient time.

Donges Bay Elementary

2401 W. Donges Bay Road
dongesbay@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-7920

Oriole Lane Elementary

12850 N. Oriole Lane
oriolelane@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-4220

Wilson Elementary

11001 N. Buntrock Road
wilson@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-4600

Lake Shore Middle

11036 N Range Line Road
lakeshore@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-7600

Steffen Middle

6633 W. Steffen Drive
steffen@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-4700

Homestead High

5000 W. Mequon Road
homestead@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-5900

Is the process for enrolling a student in 4K different than other grades?

Parents are asked to pre-register their child for 4K (or 5K if the child will be new to MTSD) on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Pre-registration is held in-person at Range Line conference Room, located at 11040 N. Range Line Road. It is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pre-registration allows us to develop class rosters and determine staffing to meet projected enrollment. Through pre-registration, parents will select their preferred morning or afternoon program option. Program times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency to pre-registration. If you are a resident of Mequon or Thiensville and your child lives with you, the following documents can be used to establish your child’s residency.

1. If you rent, a copy of your rental agreement.
2. If you own or are buying a home, a copy of your real estate tax bill; if you recently purchased a home in Mequon or Thiensville, a copy of the closing statement.

After the pre-registration date in February, parents can pre-register at the district office, 5000 W. Mequon Road, during business hours 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that a child's placement is subject to available space. You must bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency to pre-register.

Following pre-registration, parents will also be asked to enroll their child online (beginning in July) and attend in-person registration day (held in August). We will provide further information regarding these activities in advance.

Learn more about 4K in MTSD.

How do I enroll my child?

There are three steps required to enroll a new student at any grade level.

1. Verify Residency

Begin the enrollment process by providing documentation of your City of Mequon or Village of Thiensville residency to your child's school office.

If you are a resident of Mequon or Thiensville and your child lives with you, the following documents can be used to establish residency. Utility bills are not accepted as legitimate documents.

  • If you rent: A signed copy of your rental agreement.
  • If you own or are buying your home, a copy of your real estate tax bill; if you recently purchased a home in Mequon or Thiensville, a copy of the closing statement.
  • Your child/children's original certified birth certificate or passport. Photocopies are not accepted.

Please see Residency Requirements for more information.

If you have a child enrolling in grades 9-12, you will also need to provide an official transcript from your child's previous school.

If any person other than a natural parent has custody of a child, proof of legal custody or guardianship must also be provided before the child may be enrolled.

Questions? Call the student services office at 262-238-8510.

2. Enroll Online

Online enrollment opens on July 1. Families who have verified residency will receive step-by-step instructions regarding the process for enrolling your child online. Information will be emailed to the parent email address(es) on record.

3. Attend Registration Day

Registration day will be held at all schools on Thursday, August 8. School pictures are taken during registration day. Students in middle school and high school will also receive their class schedules and locker assignments. Parents may also pay student fees, speak with transportation and food service representatives, and connect with Parent-Teacher Organizations and Parent-Teacher-Student Organizations (PTOs/PTSOs). Schools will send additional information to returning families as this date approaches.

What are school start and end times?

Elementary School

Elementary school is in session from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

4-year-old kindergarten is a half-day program. Morning 4K is in session from 9-11:45 a.m. Afternoon 4K is in session from 1:15-4 p.m.

Middle School

Middle school is in session from 7:55 a.m-3:20 p.m. Doors open at 7:40 a.m.

High School

High school is in session from 7:25 a.m.-2:37 p.m. Doors open at 7:10 a.m.

Are before and after school care programs offered?

Kids’ Campus is a Before and After School Program offered by the Mequon-Thiensville School District and Recreation Department. Kids’ Campus is available for children in 4K through 5th grade. Programs are conveniently located at Donges Bay, Oriole Lane, and Wilson elementary schools to ensure a smooth transition between the school day and before and after school care. We do not provide full day wraparound care for students in the half-day 4K program.

Kids’ Campus balances fun and learning by providing children with an array of experiences, including a wide variety of supervised and age-appropriate activities designed to encourage imagination, spark academic interests, and promote positive social skills.

Learn more about Kids' Campus

Where can I learn more about bus transportation?

The goal of the transportation program is to provide safe reliable, and efficient transportation services for all eligible students.

Read more about Transportation & Busing

Can I enroll my child if I am not a resident?

The Mequon-Thiensville School District participates in the Wisconsin Interdistrict Open Enrollment Program, which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they reside. Wisconsin residents in kindergarten through grade 12 may apply to participate in the Open Enrollment program. Parents must submit an application form to nonresident school districts during a window of time that generally begins with the first full week in February and runs through the last week in April. (Please visit the Department of Public Instruction website for exact dates and times.) Each year the MTSD Board of Education meets to determine whether seats will be available and, if so, which grade levels will have openings. If there are more applicants than there are seats available, we engage in a computerized random selection process to determine accepted applicants.

Please read more about enrolling nonresident students.

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have technical questions regarding the Infinite Campus portal or online enrollment, please contact Liz Bryde in the Technology and Assessment Office at lbryde@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-238-5688. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, you can now change your login credentials by selecting the "Forgot Password?" or "Forgot Username?" links found on the portal login page.

If you have non-technical questions regarding enrollment and registration in MTSD, please contact Michelle Halloran in the Student Services Office at mhalloran@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-238-8510.

If you have questions about student fees, please contact Cindy Leinfelder in the Business Office at cleinfelder@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-238-8506.

Back to School

School Supplies

First Day of School and Calendars

The first day of school for students in grades K-12 is Tuesday, September 3.

Our youngest students in 4-year-old kindergarten begin on Thursday, September 5. On Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, 4K teachers schedule individual meetings so that 4K students and parents can meet their teacher and become familiar with their classroom. Those meetings help everyone feel ready for that first day - including the grown-ups!

2019-20 District and School Calendars

School Start Times

Elementary School

Elementary school is in session from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

4-year-old kindergarten is a half-day program. Morning 4K is in session from 9-11:45 a.m. Afternoon 4K is in session from 1:15-4 p.m.

Middle School

Middle school is in session from 7:55 a.m-3:20 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

High School

High school is in session from 7:25 a.m.-2:37 p.m. Doors open at 7:10 a.m.

Student Fees

Student fees will be accessible beginning on August 1 and may be paid online in Campus Parent. Please pay student fees on or before Thursday, August 8. To access student fees in Infinite Campus, login to your portal account and select Fees in the left side navigation. Payments may also be made in-person on registration day. If you have questions about student fees, please contact Cindy Leinfelder at cleinfelder@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-238-8506.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The free and reduced meal application is available online beginning August 1. You may complete and submit the form online, or download a printable version to complete and submit. Copies of the application are also available in each school office and the district office. If you plan to submit a printed copy, please do so at the Mequon-Thiensville School District office, located at 5000 W. Mequon Road. The free and reduced meal application can be submitted anytime during the school year. If you have questions about applying for free or reduced meals, please contact Cindy Leinfelder at cleinfelder@mtsd.k12.wi.us or 262-238-8506.

ONLINE Free and Reduced Meal Application (Available August 1)

PRINTABLE Free and Reduced Meal Application and Instructions

Elementary School Classroom Placements

Elementary classroom placements will be available in parents' Infinite Campus portal on Tuesday, August 27. We'll send an email reminder!