Safety, success of students are primary goals

Staples- Motley Schools

What a Re-Start we have had!! September is flying by here at Staples-Motley Elementary. The students and staff are settling in, and kids are getting used to routines and systems we have in place.   

With Staples-Motley Elementary being the transportation transfer hub, we have been studying the patterns each morning and afternoon. A special thank you to Kevin Roline and Norby Klimek for all their assistance and guidance with making this a safe and simple process for our students. 

The morning drop off and after school pick up area at Staples-Motley Elementary is located at the west entrance of the school. It is behind the school and clearly marked. We have a staff member stationed at the door starting at 7:45 a.m. until 8:25 a.m., and again at 3:10 p.m. until 3:20 p.m. for parent pick up. 

We believe that if we have all car traffic in the back away from the buses this will be a safer option for all. Please know that parents should still pick up/drop off their student during the school day (illness, appointments, etc.) at our school office, which has parking spots available in front of the school.  

Next week, each grade level will be a part of a data day, where teachers will be looking over student data to better assist us in the needs of all students. We will target learning needs for small groups and individual students. 

We are excited about this essential time, where we will be able to individualize instruction and determine classroom needs for increasing achievement for all of our students. Together with our parents’ support, we are committed to become the region’s school district of choice and develop successful productive students. 

We have a great new group of parents that have joined our Parent Teacher Connection, and they are so helpful and excited to partner with the school. We welcome these parents and encourage anyone else interested in being a part of this team to join us at our monthly meetings. They are committed to help us continue to provide a welcoming, fun environment for students to come each day to be their very best!! 

We have started out strong and are going to have an amazing year.  It is a great time to be a Cardinal. Feel free to stop in to visit any time.

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

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