Middle School Weekend Update
Hidden and Twin Oaks News: Sunday, February 25, 2024
The signup for parent-teacher conferences happening in March will be sent to all families on Monday afternoon (2/26). We are using a new website than we have used in the past. Conference dates are March 7 (in person) and March 12 (virtual).
You will receive an email message from PLSAS Middle Schools to schedule your conferences. The preview of the message is included so you are aware of what the header of the message will look like.
New school safety feature - STARTING FEBRUARY 20
We are excited to share some important news regarding enhanced safety measures at both Hidden Oaks and Twin Oaks school entrances. We have recently installed new video intercom systems outside the main entrances that will serve as an additional layer of security, allowing us to better control access to our schools.
All visitors must press the call button on the video intercom to notify the front office staff in order to gain admittance to the building. Our staff will be able to communicate with visitors directly through the intercom, ensuring only authorized individuals gain access. Signs will be posted to help everyone learn how to use the system.
Once inside, authorized visitors will still be required to sign in using our visitor management system to gain access beyond the front office/check-in area.
The intercom systems have been installed as part of the district’s partnership with the Department of Homeland Security to conduct assessments at our schools called, “Security at First Entry” or “S.A.F.E.”
If you have any questions or concerns as we launch this new feature, please let us know so we can work to ensure our schools remain safe and welcoming learning environments. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our schools safe!
Joe Kuboushek, Twin Oaks Principal
Sasha Kuznetsov, Hidden Oaks Principal
February 26 - Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up opens
March 7 - In-Person Conferences
March 7 - All District Band Concert (PLHS)
March 12 - Virtual Conferences
March 14 - 7/8 Choir Concert (TOMS)
Community Ed Corner - February 2024
Community Education Classes
Check out all of the amazing classes, activities and events available by browsing our digital catalogs. The summer catalog is now live online! Summer swim registration opens March 1st. Click on the class below for more information or to register.
Dance with Me Ball - Saturday, February 24 from 6:30-9pm
Duck Cup Memorial: Stories Over Stigma (Free Event) - Wednesday, March 13 from 7-8pm
3.21 Fun! (Free Event) - Thursday, March 21 from 4-7pm
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) offers a variety of classes for families with young children, including evening and Saturday classes. ECFE is for everyone and the classes are designed to strengthen families and support children’s healthy growth and development. Meeting other families and spending time with your child are other benefits!
Our Semester 2 classes are starting this week. There is still room left in our Time with Baby, ESTEM Learners, Preschool Discovery (evening class), and Art Party Classes. There are some evening classes that are one-time events such as Mindful Mondays, ESTEM Events and our Cultural Music Events. Check them out here- ECFE Registration
Always feel free to email me with questions about ECFE-
email@example.com (Vicki Spieler, Early Learning Assistant Coordinator)
Early Childhood Screening is FREE and includes growth, development, and
immunization checks. Children are assessed in preschool concepts, communication skills, motor skills and social-emotional skills. The screening is most valuable soon after children turn three and gives families an early connection to PLSAS. If you know families who would like information about screening, please share our phone number 952-226-0975 or signup online
Circle of Friends Preschool Registration is open for everyone on February 1st. There will be a Tour and Talk on Thursday, February 15th at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. RSVP is required. Come see Edgewood and hear about our great early learning programming. Our Nature Preschool will have an Open House on February 13th from 4:30-6:00 pm. Stop by Jeffers Pond that evening to get all your questions answered by our expert nature teachers.
Community Education Advisory Council
Make a difference in your schools and community, join the PLSAS Community Education Advisory Council. For more information visit our website.
For questions about our programs, please call 952.226.0310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2024 Yearbooks are on sale! Visit https://yearbookforever.com/ and enter the correct school name: Hidden Oaks Middle School OR Twin Oaks Middle School. Your child's school picture will ONLY appear in the yearbook that is his/her home school. All pre-ordered yearbooks are name-stamped with a student's name, so yearbooks between the schools are not interchangeable. Please make sure you know which yearbook you are ordering.
Yearbooks are currently on sale for $40. On January 1, 2024, the price will increase to $45. Yearbook sales will end in February, 2024.
If you have questions, please reach out to the yearbook advisor at your child's home school:
Holly Bartholow, TOMS, email@example.com
Kim Koepp, HOMS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture Fair at PLHS
Middle School Support Staff
Need support from someone at school, here is who you contact:
Hidden Oaks Middle School
- Principal: Sasha Kuznetsov
- Assistant Principal: Melissa Knettel
- Dean of Students: Scott Peterson
- Counselor: Rhonda Soukup (Grade 6)
- Counselor: Kristin Hodnefield (Grade 7)
- Counselor: Jason Dvorak (Grade 8)
- Social Worker: Kim Koepp
- Health Office 952-226-0706
Twin Oaks Middle School
- Principal: Joe Kuboushek
- Assistant Principal: John Dahl
- Dean of Students: Zach Johnson
- Counselor: Zac MacLean (Grade 6)
- Counselor: Sarah Loechler (Grade 7)
- Counselor: Allison Beesley (Grade 8 )
- Social Worker: Jennifer Witt
- Health Office 952-226-0506