Welcome 
Homecroft is a community elementary school providing 21st century classrooms and facilities, experienced teaching staff and excellent educational programs. Our school community strives to provide high achievement for all and a welcoming environment for everyone.


ISD 709 Elementary Schools Provide:
  • Free All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
  • 90 minutes reading plus 30 minutes writing each day
  • 70 minutes math plus 10 minutes facts/computation fluency in grades 2-5
  • Art, Music, Phy.Ed.
  • Advanced academic opportunities and comprehensive interventions to boost reading and math skills
  • Guidance and support to help students learn responsibility, citizenship and respect
  • Parent and community partnerships to support education
 



Do something dynamic! Experience life-changing growth as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor.

Tutors receive extensive training and support from onsite coaches. Tutors are paid a living allowance, given federal student loan forbearance, and are eligible for an education award of up to $5,775 at the end of their service.  Tutors 55 or older may gift the award to a child or grandchild.

Learn how you can get involved by visiting MinnesotaReadingCorps.org. You can also help by telling a friend or family member (grandparents make great tutors, too!) about openings at our school.  Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.

Contact 
Principal:  Amy Worden
School Secretary:  Sherry Holten
Address:  4784 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth, MN 55803
Phone:  218-336-8865
Fax:  218-336-8869
 


Thanks to our wonderful school forest volunteers for working on our outdoor classroom for students!







New Students

Please call the office at 218-336-8865 or stop in (between the hours of 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM).  We can mail out copies of the required paperwork or give them directly to you.  Many people come, get the paperwork, fill it out, and hand it in all in one visit. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency (i.e., property tax statement, lease agreement, utility or medical bill, etc.).


Incoming Kindergarten students also need...

Early Childhood Screening - MN law requires all students to go through the free Early Childhood Screening prior to entering Kindergarten.  You may call our ECS office at 218-336-8816 or email ecscreening@isd709.org to set up an appointment.  

Immunization Records - MN State Statute 121A.15 requires that all children entering a Minnesota school for the first time be completely immunized or provide legal exemption of the required immunization.  Parents/guardians must provide a clinical printout of all immunization dates.  Additional details available from the MN Department of Health.