Bluff View Elementary School

School levy up 8.78%, enrollment dips

Dec 30, 2020
The Lake City School Board on Dec. 21 approved an 8.78 percent increase to the school district property tax levy. The total certified levy amount of about $4.62 million was a neary $373,000 increase over the 2020 levy. Compared with cities or counties, school districts have limited discretion to...

School board: Back to hybrid

Dec 9, 2020
Most Lake City Public Schools students will return to classrooms next week. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Lake City School Board voted 5-2 to switch back to a hybrid learning model after several weeks of distance learning. Students will resume their hybrid schedule beginning Dec. 14. For...

Bendickson uses Action Team to produce masks for teachers

Nov 25, 2020
A Thrivent Action Team in Lake City led by Sandra Bendickson hosted a Masks for Teachers event. The masks from Sandy Bendickson and her Thrivent Action Team’s event were presented to Bluff View Elementary on Nov. 16. Principal Jim Borgschatz was there to receive the timely gift. Bendickson and...

Bluff View fire safety week award winners

Nov 25, 2020
Bluff View Elementary School kindergarteners, third graders, and fifth graders recently did fire safety activities and contests with the help of the Lake City Fire Department to mark Fire Prevention Week. In kindergarten, Alexis Tomfohrde won a toy fire truck. Third graders participated in a...

Lake City schools will post weekly COVID-19 updates

Nov 4, 2020
Lake City Public Schools will post a weekly update with COVID-19 data on its website, Supt. Erick Enger announced in an email to families. The information can be found by going to, navigating to the “District” menu, clicking on “Superintendent” and then “Covid Update” in the “...

School adjusts learning model for kindergarten through third grade students

Oct 21, 2020
With COVID-19 rates rising in the area and public health officials recommending schools shift away from in-person learning models to hybrid, the Lake City School Board made some changes to the district’s hybrid plan for students at Bluff View Elementary School. Before the school year, the state...

COVID-19 case reported at Bluff View

Sep 16, 2020
Bluff View Elementary School has notified parents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school just before the beginning of the school year, but now officials believe the person who tested positive didn’t have close contact with anyone at the school, according to Supt. Erick Enger. According to a...

Schools welcome new staff for 2020-2021 school year

Sep 9, 2020
As it has in years past, the Graphic asked the new staff members to respond to a questionnaire about their backgrounds, their new jobs, and what they are looking forward to as the school year approaches. Bailey Cronin Bailey Cronin is joining the Bluff View Elementary School staff as a second...

‘Patriotism through Literacy’ at Bluff View school

Aug 19, 2020
The Lake City VFW Post 8729 Auxiliary extended funds for the purchase of books for youth at Bluff View Elementary School through the VFW Patriotism Through Literacy program. The program provides an opportunity for youth to read about America through both fiction and non-fiction books. Pictured here...

School year begins Sept. 10

Aug 19, 2020
Lake City Public Schools will begin classes on Thursday, Sept. 10, the district has announced. Both Bluff View and Lincoln will be holding Welcome Week Orientation for students on Sept. 8 and 9. Each School will be sending details on this. Bluff View Elementary School is expecting an opening day...


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