School News

SchoolPay - The new way to pay fees

August 19, 2019

Minnewaska Area Schools has switched to the SchoolPay system to easily add money to lunch accounts and pay other school fees such as yearbooks, class trips and school planner fees.

Click here for SchoolPay FAQ video resources to assist with creating your account, adding students and more. Or follow these instructions below.


Create an Account

Register for a free SchoolPay Payment Center account:

Step 1 (guardian information): Enter your information including email address, name, address and phone number

Step 2 (child/children information): Enter the district name, school name the student’s first name or ID number, and last name. Repeat step two for each additional child in your household.

Step 3 (confirm and log in): An email containing a randomly-assigned password will be sent to your email. If you do not see it, check your spam filter. Key in the password from the email into the final page of your registration. If you still don’t see the email, click the Open Lock icon and follow reset instructions.


Add/Edit Children

To add a child to your account click your first initial on the top right corner of the screen, and select Profile Mgmt. Then select the Student Management tab from the options on the left. Finally, select “Add Child” from the form (if you already have children associated with your account Add Child will appear beneath your last entry). To add a child: 

  1. Enter the child’s district name
  2. Enter the child’s school name
  3. Enter your child’s first name or student ID number (Some districts require the student ID number)
  4. Enter your student’s last name
  5. If your school does not keep a student list on file with SchoolPay we will also ask you for your student’s grade
  6. Repeat for each additional child


HELP button

Gives you more information on items such as:

  • Security of the site
  • Payment options and storing payment information
  • Purchase History
  • Cafeteria balance information
  • Low balance email notifications setup

2019-20 Junior High and High School Supply Lists

August 12, 2019

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2019-20 Elementary and Intermediate Supply Lists

July 24, 2019


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Entrance/Exit Closed Along HWY 28 into Minnewaska Area High School and Intermediate School

May 16, 2019
MNDOT has closed the entrance/exit along HWY 28 into MAHS/MAIS starting today, Thursday, May 16.

Follow all road closure and detour signs. We suggest using our back entrance near the softball fields to avoid construction during this project, HWY 24 will remain open throughout this construction project.

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Minnewaska Area High School’s Chris Siegel has the chance to become the regional nominee for national award.

March 8, 2019

Minnewaska Area High School’s Chris Siegel has the chance to become the regional nominee for the 2018-19 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

Read the full article here.


State Wrestling Reception

March 3, 2019
The Minnewaska communities are invited to a reception to celebrate and congratulate the wrestlers for their participation in the 2019 State Wrestling tournament. Come down and support our Lakers for a job well done, Sunday, March  3, at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom.
Minnewaska Area High School students studying with computers

Tuesday, March 19 will be a Snow Make-up Day.

February 27, 2019

School will be in session Tuesday, March 19 instead of a Teacher In-Service Day.

There has been a lot of conversation about Governor Walz forgiving the requirement set in Statute 120A.41 listed below, however we have been informed that he doesn’t have the authority to over rule State Statute.

Currently we have missed 3 days of school and have had 1 E-learning day. The 2018-2019 School Calendar had 169 student contact days, thus missing 3 days already as we approach the traditional snowiest month of the year could have us extending our school year into June in order to meet State Statute. We will also continue to utilize E-learning days if we can predict a potential snow/fog/cold temp day(s) as we continue through the school year.

I know many of you may have made plans; keep them. We will work with all of our families and be flexible, however, we’ve missed a lot of instructional time. In addition, some “out of school” activities might be changed/shortened/canceled to preserve academic time when appropriate.

Chip Rankin