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Hayfield Community Schools

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Current News

Congratulations Mr. Meyer

Posted on February 26th, 2024

Hayfield Community Schools and the Lady Vikes Basketball Program are proud to announce that our own Bryon Meyer has been named the Section 1A Assistant Coach of the Year!

Congrats to Coach Meyer!!

Volleyball Coach Wanted

Posted on January 22nd, 2024

Hayfield High School is looking for a head volleyball coach to officially start in the fall of 2024. The new head coach will be expected to work with the team over the summer as well. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest along with a resume to me by Friday, February 9th. Contact Chris Pack if you have any questions about the position. Thanks!

Chris Pack
Activities Director

Pre-School Announcement

Posted on December 15th, 2023

Dear Prospective Parents of Pre-School Students for the 2024-2025 Academic Year,

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering two sections of pre-school for the upcoming school year, which will be our third year doing so. We are excited to continue this tradition, as it has allowed us to accommodate all students who have requested admission thus far. In order to simplify the registration process and reduce any associated stress or time constraints, we are opening up registration immediately, and it will remain open until January 12th. By January 19th, or earlier, we will notify parents regarding their child’s acceptance into the program. Upon acceptance a $200 deposit will be due by February 2nd, 2024. While we are confident that we will have sufficient spots to accommodate all applicants, in the event that we receive more applications than available spots, we will conduct a lottery to determine admission. Rest assured, we are committed to accommodating as many students and families as possible, and since implementing two sections, we have not turned anyone away.

As parents, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact Tanya Rieken before January 12th via phone at 507-671-1518 or email at rieketa@hayfield.k12.mn.us. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 business hours. If you do not receive an email, please call the elementary office.
  2. Inform Tanya of your preference for either a four-day or five-day school week. The cost for the 2024-2025 academic year is $525/month for 4 days per week or $550/month for 5 days per week.
  3. Familiarize yourself with this year’s handbook, which can be accessed at the following link: Pre-School Handbook. The handbook can also be found under the Elementary-Parent/Student Resources section of the school website.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Tanya Rieken, Kayla Stanton, or myself, Gregg Slaathaug, at the school.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.


Gregg Slaathaug
Superintendent Hayfield Community Schoo

Message from Superintendent Gregg Slaathaug

Posted on November 29th, 2023

Dear District 203 Residents that live in Dodge County, 

Below is an email I received from Lisa Kramer, the Finance Director at Dodge County.  

It was recently noted that there is an error on the TNT notices. I apologize for this error.   The referendum market value rate for Hayfield School District (ISD 203) was calculated incorrectly by omitting the cross-county values.  For Hayfield School District 46% of the value is outside Dodge County, so the rate was overstated resulting in artificially high school tax.  Because it is the Referendum Market Value tax this will only impact residential property both homestead and non-homestead, commercial/industrial, and ag house, garage, and 1 acre (the homestead).  RMV tax is not levied on remainder ag land.  If you would like your school tax recalculated, please contact me by email.  I will be happy to help.  My email address is:    lisa.a.kramer@dodgecountymn.gov

Lisa A. Kramer

Finance Director

Dodge County

721 Main St N, Dept. 45

Mantorville, MN  55955

Thank you, 

Gregg Slaathaug 

Boss’s Day

Posted on October 16th, 2023

Here at Hayfield Community Schools we are fortunate to have an awesome boss. Gregg Slaathaug – Superintendent of Schools. Thank you for everything you do for the District from being the superintendent, coach, bus driver, principal and everything else.

National School Lunch Week

Posted on October 9th, 2023

The National School Lunch Program serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life. Click here for materials.

National Custodian Day

Posted on October 2nd, 2023

Custodial workers operate behind the scenes. They are often under-appreciated for the hard work they do day after day, too. These are the personnel keeping schools, clean and well maintained. Thank you Terry, Heath, Shane, Kurt, Alex & Barney

Breakfast & Lunch

Posted on September 1st, 2023

Dear Hayfield Parents/Families:

Our school will be providing free meals each day (1 lunch/1 breakfast) due to new legislation passed during the 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session. Any seconds, ala carte, or extras are still at a cost to the families. If you are carrying a negative balance, you will not be allowed to receive anything more than your one free lunch and one free breakfast a day. Our school is excited for each family to receive this benefit, but also requests your help with a few items.

First, please fill out the 2023-2024 Application for Educational Benefits Form (Free/Reduced Lunch Form). This form may qualify you for other benefits and it helps our school receive Federal funding as most of our Federal funding is dependent on our Free/Reduced lunch percentage. We also receive state funding (Compensatory Funding) based on our Free/Reduced lunch percentage. Last, the Free/Reduced lunch percentage also impacts our classification for athletics and activities (whether we stay in Class A or move to Class AA). Anyone who questions if they qualify should fill out this form. These forms are protected as data private and may provide a financial benefit to our school.

Second, if you have an outstanding lunch balance from prior years, we appreciate your attention to this matter. We still have numerous families carrying a negative balance from last school year. Our audit takes place in the fall, and the auditors are quite adamant that we need to clear up this debt immediately.

Thank you to those of you who have already filled out your form. You will receive an acknowledgment of your status from the district office early next week.

We look forward to serving our students a quality lunch and breakfast each day. We appreciate your help in making sure our school receives the funding necessary to provide important programs to serve our students.


Gregg Slaathaug

Hayfield MN Superintendent

Important Announcement

Posted on August 23rd, 2023


Due to a generous donation from the Hayfield Booster Club with help from Viking Pride and possibly other organizations , all Hayfield K-12 students will get free admission this school year to all regular season home games (football, volleyball, boys and girls’ basketball, and wrestling). This does not include Gopher Conference championship games or sub-section or section games/matches.

Any K-5 students that are attending games/matches would need to be accompanied by an adult. The expectation for all students attending games/matches is that they are there to watch and are expected to be in the bleachers when they aren’t at the concession stand or using the restroom. Yes, this includes football games as well. If this becomes a problem for any students, they will lose their right to attend home activities. We will keep class lists at the ticket counter and students will check in with the ticket taker to get into events.

Adult admission will remain at $7 and adult season passes can be purchased for $75. Students that do not attend Hayfield Community Schools will still be charged $5. Senior citizens that reside in the school district get free admission and senior citizens from outside the district are charged $5 per event and can also purchase season passes for $50.

The first home volleyball match is tomorrow against Fillmore Central. C squad starts at 4:30, JV is at 5:45, and varsity starts at approximately 7:15. The football team also hosts Fillmore Central next Friday (Sept. 1) at 7:00. Anyone wanting to purchase an adult season pass can do so at these events and passes will be made and can be picked up at a later date. You can also email Jess Meek at jmeek@hayfield.k12.mn.us if you want to purchase a pass and pay with a credit card through JMC.

On behalf of the school district, the students and their families, we would like to thank the Hayfield Booster Club and Viking Pride for their generous donation! If any other organizations join the cause, we will gladly recognize and thank them also. If your organization is interested, please contact Chris Pack and he will put you in contact with the Booster Club.

Gregg Slaathaug – Hayfield Superintendent
Chris Pack – Hayfield Activities Director