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Under the Parents tab on the far right of the Canistota web page, you can now click on "View Lunch Bill" and see your student's lunch account. To make a payment, please call the Canistota school with your credit card information or stop in the office. Thank you!


Opt-out Opportunities Available to Students

Myndi Weidenbach - Staff Reporter, The Headlight 

     Semester tests are around the corner and many students have the option to opt out of two tests. If a student is eligible, he or she has the opportunity to bypass the semester test itself, but must still complete the assignments and the review associated with the test.

     Traditionally, students have only been able to opt out of one test. With the addition of the NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in middle school and high school, the district wanted to ensure that students focused on their tests and did not experience test burnout. The results of the MAP test are used by teachers to shape what is taught in the months following the test.

     “I believe the opt out decreases students’ stress and improves attendance in certain circumstances. The reason for the NWEA opt out is to encourage students to put in maximum effort during the tests,” said Mr. Lenny Schroeder, K-12 Principal. 

     Currently, semester tests are after winter break, because of the way the school and athletic schedule is set up. It is difficult to fit semester tests into the schedule before winter break, because the second semester would be much longer than the first. Interestingly enough, in a recent poll presented to all high school students, 51.2% of students wanted to take semester tests before winter break even if the result is starting school earlier. 

     Students can opt out of a test if they meet the following requirements: three or fewer unexcused absences, less than five tardies, and no service time for In School Suspension (ISS) or Out of School Suspension (OSS). ​










Welcome to Canistota School District!

The mission of the Canistota School District is to prepare students to be successful in society by providing a high-quality education enriched with opportunities for all students.


It is the vision of the Canistota School District to improve individual growth and student accountability through academic rigor and a safe supportive environment.  We strive to provide students with challenging instructional opportunities enhanced with global resources.  It is our goal to equip students with the ability to adapt into becoming productive members of society​.

Mr. Larry Nebelsick



Mr. Lenny Schroeder

K-12 Principal

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