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Magnet application window for 2022-23 school year now open

Submit an application by Jan. 5, 2022, to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 9, 2022 for Valley Middle School of STEM.

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Picture day is coming

196Online picture day is November 5

Get ready for your Lifetouch photo day and order your pictures online using the Picture Day ID EVTPJB8FQ.

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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Get ready for back-to-school with 196Online

Check out our back-to-school page for updated school supply lists, important dates and much more.

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Welcome to 196Online!

Flexible, equitable and personalized learning in a supportive virtual environment.

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Flexible. Equitable. Personalized.

Comprehensive fully online learning opening fall 2021. Our new virtual school carries forward the District 196 commitment to a high-quality education where students can learn, grow and explore the outer limits of their vast potential.