Poplar Bridge Contact Information

Main Office 952-681-5400 jhayle@isd271.org
Attendance 952-681-5402 pbattendance@isd271
Health Office 952-681-5408 jhayes@isd271.org
Fax 952-681-5401  
Roberto Cantu, principal 952-681-5450 rcantu@isd271.org
Julia Hayle, secretary 952-681-5403


Samantha Rouse, Kids’ SAFARI 952-681-5407 srouse@isd271.org
Meghan Cohen, PTA President   poplarbridgeptsa@gmail.com
Laurie Witherby, school web editor 952-681-5409 lwitherb@isd271.org
Heather Starks, school board ambassador 952-884-7582 hstarks@isd271.org

Harassment and Violence Reporting Form
Bloomington Public Schools maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of harassment and violence. Use this form to report issues relating to harassment and violence.

Building Security

In order to ensure the safety of all Poplar Bridge students and staff, anyone entering the building must report to the office to sign in. Visitors must wear a visitor badge while on school premises. The main entrance (north door) is the only door open during the school day.

Our Programs

Poplar Bridge is working to become a computer science immersion school that harnesses the power of computer science to master the Minnesota content standards while solving real world problems. We will integrate national computer science standards, a design thinking framework, and computational thinking skills, beginning in the 2019 school year.

Preschool SAFARI offers a quality extended-day preschool experience for three, four, and five year olds. Licensed preschool teachers provide 2.5 hours of instruction with learning opportunities that focus on social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

Preschool SAFARI

Our teachers integrate elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math across the curriculum. In addition we host two STEAM Activity Days each year to offer special opportunities to students. We value our partnerships with Richardson Nature Center, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and Science From Scientists.

All grade 5 students have the opportunity to participate in band and orchestra. 

Band and Orchestra Website

Before and After School Programs

The focus of this program is to provide on-site child care and enrichment opportunities for students, before and after school hours. Students build friendships, independence, and confidence through a variety of activities. The staff facilitates a warm and secure environment for students. Kids’ SAFARI is a fee-based program that is open from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.