Altoona Elementary School, PK-3

Building Information

Altoona Elementary Schedule

School Begins 7:40     
Lunch Times Lunch Recess
Kindergarten 11:05-11:25 11:25-11:55
First Grade 10:45-11:05


Second Grade 11:30-11:50 11:50-12:20
Third Grade 12:10-12:30 12:30-1:00
Dismissal 2:50


The before and after school program is run by Grace School-Age Childcare. Contact them as follows:

Phone: (715) 832-3039
Cell: (715) 894-2345

Positive Behaviorial Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a process for creating a safer and more effective school.  This approach teaches students to be responsible, respectful and safe.  PBIS is highly researched and evidence-based system for teaching behavioral expectations throughout the school.  PBIS supports the safety and success of ALL students. 

Altoona Elementary School's 3 Core Values:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe

School Wide Systems
Specific procedures for teaching and celebrating these expectations will occur throughout the year. This will be achieved through the use of:

Cool Tools - School wide instruction of expected behavior.  All behaviors are taught at the beginning of the school year, after winter break and throughout the year whenever a student or class demonstrates difficulties displaying appropriate behaviors in a particular setting.

Office Discipline Referrals - A communication tool between home and school to inform parents of problem behaviors.  This data is tracked and collected for staff to see how referrals are being made each month and when and where behavior problems are occuring.

Celebrations– By following the expectations and earning "Rail Bucks", students participate in school-wide activities to celebrate positive behavior.

RAIL Bucks - Immediate reinforcement for positive behaviors.  These are given by all staff members whenever a student is observed following the expectations.  

  • Classroom acknowledgement: Twice a week students are recognized within their classroom.
  • Weekly acknowledgement: School-wide drawing from all of the RAIL Bucks collected school-wide for the week.  Students come down to the office and sign their name in the Railway Express. 

Outdoor Spaces