Elementary School
2150 Bennett St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7773 | Fax: 608-789-7174

Welcome to Spence Elementary School

Home of the Mustangs

Mrs. Kari Huth, Principal

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

School Day: 8:00 am – 2:40 pm

August 25 – Spence Gymnasium*
Last Names A through G: 1pm-2pm
Last Names H through N: 2pm-3pm
Last Names O through Z: 3pm-4pm

Picture Day ID: EVTHQ7F9P

*You must wear a mask in the building until it is your turn for a photo, and you must re-mask after your photo is taken.

If you are unable to make it during your assigned timeslot, your student’s picture can be taken during the Back to School Fair from 4pm to 7pm. In order to avoid long lines, please make every attempt to have your student’s photo taken during the assigned timeslot in the afternoon.

Mask-Wearing Guidance

Below are universal standards for masking and social distancing we are putting in place:

– Masks are not required outside for students at any grade level.

– We are maintaining physical distancing of 3 feet whenever possible.

Mask-wearing will be determined using the seven day case rate in the school district. An average will be taken of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to inform the following week. The benchmarks chosen are based on the HGHI thresholds.

– Students in grades 4K-7 will be required to wear a mask indoors if the average case rate is greater than 2.0/day/100K people.

– Mask wearing will revert to optional for 4K-7 students if the average case rate is below 1.0/day/100K people.


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Our food pantry distribution runs from October through May each school year. Distribution will be the 2nd Thursday of each month. If you are in need of food pantry goods during the summer months or would like to sign up for food pantry goods during the school year, please call the Spence office at 608-789-7773.

Update Your Info!

Through Skyward Family Access, families have the ability to update address*, phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, doctor, dentist, and hospital information throughout the school year. 

*Updating your address will still require verification.  Your address will not be updated in our system until you provide verification. Bring utility bill, phone bill, or mortgage/lease to Spence or the Registrar’s office at the Hogan Administrative Center.  

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