Enrolling in School
Families and students new to the district may register for school by visiting the district administration office located at 700 Augusta Street (see map). The district utilizes a "central enrollment" approach to registration, whereby, all students in a family register at one location (the administration building).
You do not need an appointment to register. If you have enrollment questions or need additional information, feel free to contact our central enrollment secretary, Bonnie Ricci at 715-234-9007 ext. 5303 or by Email .
"You don’t live in the Rice Lake Area School District? You can still go to school here!"
Just because you don’t live in the district doesn’t mean that your child can’t take advantage of all the fantastic opportunities our Rice Lake Schools offer! The inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend the Rice Lake Area School District rather than the one in which they reside.
Any Wisconsin resident between 4K and 12th Grade may apply to attend the Rice Lake Area School District.
[However, under the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction rules, a child may transfer to Rice Lake for early education or 4K only if the child’s resident school district offers the same type of program, and that child is eligible for that program in their home district.]
The open enrollment application period to attend the Rice Lake Area School District for the 2017-18 school years, begins on February 6th, 2017 and ends at 4:00 pm on April 28th, 2017.
The best way to open enroll your child in the Rice Lake Area School District is to apply online during the application period listed above.
There are opportunities to open enroll in the Rice Lake Area School District outside of the normal open enrollment period, but certain criteria must be met according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
For a list of those criteria, or to discover more information about open enrolling in a Rice Lake school, discover the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website, or contact the Rice Lake School District Administration office.
Resources for Parents and Teachers
Please contact Rachelle Brown at the Rice Lake Bus Service (234-2038) if you need to request busing service or make a change in busing arrangements (change of address, etc).
Temporary Bus Change Authorization Form: This is a form that you can print out and complete for your child to give to the bus driver in situations where you need a temporary bus change. Choose the link at the right to open a copy of the form for your use.
Changes in Student or Family Information
Please be sure to report any changes in student or family demographic data. Changes include (but not limited too): Address, phone(s), emergency contacts, family structure, email addresses, health conditions, etc. See the link in the left menu entitled "Making Changes to Student/Family Information" - Many of the changes can be submitted online through your Family Access login.
School District Rapid Response Communication System
Now Has a Text Message Option
For some time now, the RLASD has used a notification service to send phone messages to parents/guardians and staff about weather cancellations and delays, school events, emergency alerts/notifications, etc. Since June 10th, 2013, we can also send these notifications to you as a text message to your cell phone or PDA.
- The text message option is available to parents/guardians and staff who have supplied the school with a cell phone number as part of their demographic data. These people receive an initial text message confirming their ability to receive text alerts/notifications from the district’s schools. It also provides an option for them to Opt Out from receiving future text alerts, if that is their desire.
- If you currently have not supplied the school district with a cell phone number and would like to be eligible for the text message option, simply
- Log into your Family Access Account
- Choose the "Skylert" option to enter the cell phone number you want to get Text Messages at