Welcome Back

Dear MacArthur Families,   

I hope this email finds you and your family doing well and staying healthy. We are excited to welcome back our students for the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, September 1st. As you know, I am the new principal here at MacArthur, and I want to assure you that you can count on us to communicate, address your concerns, and ensure that your child has the tools necessary to be successful both academically and emotionally.

We have a dynamic set of teachers that are passionate about education. Our teachers have a number of years dedicated to education and serving others. This group of individuals are inspirational and align with the mission of “Empowering and Inspiring every student to Success”. MacArthur will be a place where scholars will be kept safe, loved, and challenged. We are excited for this upcoming school year. We wanted to take a moment and make sure we are communicating effectively. 

Online Verification: IMPORTANT!

  • Complete Online Verification of your child’s record we have on their Skyward account, please do so immediately.  It is key to make sure we have all the updated and accurate information before the start of the school year. 

Homeroom Assignments for 2021-2022: 

  • Your child’s homeroom teacher will be available the morning of Thursday, August 26th for you to view on your child’s Skyward account.

School Arrival and Dismissal:  NEW!!!

Arrival and dismissal occur in the parking lot along Gettysburg Drive.

  • Arrival begins at 8:50 am. School begins at 9:06 am 

    • Buses will arrive between 8:50 and 8:55 am

    • Children being dropped off should be dropped off between the two sets of doors.

  • Dismissal begins at 4:06 pm. School ends at 4:06 pm

    • Buses will depart around 4:12 pm

    • Families picking up students should display the last name of your child in the window. Students must be picked up no later than 4:15 pm as our assigned staff is dismissed at that time.  



  • If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the school office prior to 8:00 am.  During non-school hours, please leave a message in the absence mailbox (262-253-3468, option 1).  If leaving a message, give your child’s name, grade and classroom teacher, and a specific 

Late Arrival/Tardy

  • A child is considered tardy at 9:07 am.

  • Late arrivals/tardy must enter through the main entrance, Door 1, and the parent/guardian must  bring in your child to sign them in with reason.

  • If your child will be late to school, please notify the office as well or an Eagle Note (previously known as “Purple Note”) can be filled out and submitted prior to the date, if planned. If your child plans to eat a school lunch on the day of their late arrival, please let the office know that information when you call the absence in.  

  • All lunch choices for students must be called in by 9:30 am (Lunch options are needed first thing in the morning, due to the food being delivered from the High School Kitchen).  

  • If you do not call your option in, please plan to send a bag lunch with your child. 

Food and Nutrition: 

USDA approved free meals for everyone due to ongoing Covid. Lunch and Breakfast is free for all children at MacArthur Elementary. As last year, there will only be one lunch choice for your child. Parents can find answers to many Food and Nutrition -questions by looking at our Germantown School District webpage, by clicking on  MENU, then under DEPARTMENTS (in the center of the page) you will see Food and Nutrition. 

  • Breakfast will be served from 8:40 am until 9:06 am for all students. (Please do not drop your child off before this time, 8:40 am, food service will not accepted students in the cafeteria earlier than this designated time)

  • Information regarding lunch menus (September menu will be available online the week of August 23rd), pricing and forms located here.

Kids Klub:

  • Kids Klub is offered 6:00am to the start of school, and after school until 6:00pm at Amy Belle, County Line, MacArthur & Rockfield elementary schools. St. Boniface offers care after school until 6:00pm

  • Be sure to check out the Welcome Packet for important program info here: 

  • Also be sure to check out the Kids Klub Forms and Flyers page on the Village website here: 

  • School year Kids Klub registration can be done here:

  • If you have questions, contact the Germantown Park & Recreation office at (262)250-4710

Open House, Thursday, August 26th: 

  • Classrooms will be staffed and open from 4:00 until 6:00 PM ONLY

    • Bring your backpack full of school supplies to drop off.

    • Find your classroom and meet your teacher!


  • Pictures in the gym – 4:00 to 7:00 pm

    • Here is the link that parents can use to order their pictures and pre-pay online for them.  This option is the best as it alleviates having more physical contact and lets parents order directly from their homes.

    •  MacArthur Elem Prepay Link

    •  Attached is the pdf form for parents to be able to print a physical copy of the order form and send it with payment when their child has their picture taken or for schools to print extras should they need them.  Copies of the order form will be available with the photographers also.


  • Open house in the Cafetorium

    • Pay your registration fee & get your questions answered at the office table.  

    • Drop off your doctor prescribed child’s medications at the office table – FORMS ONLINE

    • Deposit lunch money with Food Service

    • Join PTA


  • Bus route information will be mailed out by Riteway Bus Company a few days before school starts. If you have any questions please contact Riteway at 262-677-3282, press 1(school bus operations).

  • If your child will need bus transportation either to or from school OTHER than the family address noted in Skyward, a Special Transportation Form must be completed and turned into the MAC Office for the principal's approval and signature. Form is located on the Germantown School District website under Documents / Form & Handbook. This needs to be done before the start of school to ensure the correct bussing needs are met for your child.

  • Starting out our school year, Riteway will be evaluating the capacities on the busses, and of course, any possible issues/regulations related to “target exposure”.  Thereafter, they will make a determination if any child can ride a different bus with a friend home.  We will continue to keep you informed.

Office Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Medication Forms:

  • Medication forms must be filled out and brought into the office with medication, to be able to administer to your child. Form located here. 

  • Parents should be dropping off the child’s medication(s) to the office, not the child.

  • Health aide will be on site for the majority of our school day. 

Eagle Notes:  NEW/ UPDATED!

  • Eagle Notes will be replacing the “Purple Notes” that have been used in past years.  We have updated the form with more important information we need to have for your child, regarding any pick up changes, or when they are not in attendance at school for any time frame, which you may also call the office to report your child’s absence as well. It is very important to fill out the form completely and accurately. 

  • Eagle Notes will be available to pick up during Open House, if needed.  Please discard all and any Purple Notes you may have as they will no longer be accepted. At any time you may need more throughout the year, they are available in the office or your child’s teacher.

Registration Payments and Food Service Payments:

  • The family should write the check to the order of "Germantown School District".  We need to avoid checks made to the order of another name, such as, MacArthur Elementary School or School Nutrition/Food Service. Thank you.

  • Starting in the 2021/2022 school year we are changing the process for families to request a waiver of their current year registration fees, if applicable.  All fee waiver requests will be processed in our Business Office instead of the individual schools and families will be notified via email of their waiver status.  

  • Please go to Skyward Student to complete the fee waiver application.  Once logged into Skyward, go to ONLINE FORMS, FEE WAIVER.  Parents please fill out one form per family.

  • Families that want to complete a paper copy or do not have online access, a printable form can be found below: 

  • GSD encourages families to complete the form electronically.  If a paper form is completed, below are the submitting options:

    • Mail directly to:  Mrs. Brittany Altendorf, Director of Business & Auxiliary Service, Germantown School District, N104 W13840 Donges Bay Road, Germantown, WI  53022

    • Email directly to: baltendorf@gsdwi.org 

As promised here are a few Important Links

School Calendar Updated!!!

Supplies List

Thank you for supporting MacArthur Elementary! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. Go Eagles!


Mr. Gonzalez