Special Edition
Coronavirus COVID-19 news & updates
March 23, 2020 | Issue 8
CSD Response Plan Update
Physical Distancing, Social Connectivity

Please join me in thanking our healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. The selfless act of putting service over self speaks to their character and ongoing commitment to community, state and nation. Join me in thanking them for their dedication and commitment to our health and safety. This is an extraordinary crisis that is taxing the will of all of us. As we work collectively to solve this crisis, please keep in mind those whose lives have been impacted, and more importantly those that have lost a loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. 

We are providing you with the most current information in this newsletter, but know by the time this is published, some of this information may be outdated. The rapidly expanding response to this crisis has our system taxed as we work to address immediate needs, while keeping operations moving forward and preparing for our students to return. 

During this time, I do want to emphasize the expectation for physical distancing. Creating physical distance is one of the best ways to flatten the curve. However, it does not mean we cannot have social connectivity. Social connections can occur through phone calls, writing letters, emails, text messages, google hangouts, chats, videos etc. Now is the time to keep our physical distance, but practice “Distant Socializing” . We are a community that draws strength from each other. Let these temporary conditions compel us to strengthen our family bonds and enhance our community connections.  
Superintendent, Todd Bugnacki
Latest News as of March 23
Washington Ozaukee Co. Public Health Dept has issued two orders. The first mandates an immediate lockdown of all long-term care facilities and the second mandates use of personal protective equipment for all first responders entering those long-term care facilities.

Governor Evers announced a " Safer at Home " order to be issued tomorrow.
Teaching & Learning
C&I Director, Alan Groth; Student Services Director, Ted Noll;
Technology & Assessment Director, Kirstin Rose and Digital Learning Coach, Krista Penrod
Just because school isn't in session doesn't mean our staff isn't collaborating, finding ways to support each other and preparing for instruction when virtual classes begin on March 30!
Update on Standardized Testing: We continue to monitor the status of state and federal assessments. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is applying for a waiver from our state testing obligations to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Tests included in the waiver request for 2019-2020 are:
  • Forward Exam - Grades 3-8, 10
  • Dynamic Learning Map (DLM) - Grades 3-11
  • Aspire - Grades 9-10
  • ACT - Grade 11

  • The College Board has postponed face-to-face AP exams for 2019-2020. They are diligently working on an alternate at-home exam so that students can still earn college credit and placement. Specific details will be provided by the CHS Counseling Office once they are finalized. For more information on AP testing, visit: AP College Board Updates.

  • The status of Spring MAP testing is pending based on our “return to school” date.
Student Services & Special Education
Director of Student Services, Ted Noll
Student Services Quick Reference Guide : CSD Student Services Resources
District Psychologists and Counselors will be contacting families soon regarding any student mental health needs that your children may be experiencing that we could support either through an online session or consultation with parents.
Important for students with IEPs : If you have not been contacted by your student’s case-manager about the upcoming March 30th distance learning support options, please contact Ted Noll, Director of Student Services at tnoll@cedarburg.k12.wi.us.
Reminder Food Service Meals
Aramark Food Service Director, Laura Augustine
Grab and Go” breakfast and lunches will be available during the week of Spring Break (March 23-27) and on Good Friday (April 10) . These meals will be made available by the CSD Food Service provider, Aramark, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Please see below for the updated schedule:

  • Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27
  • Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3
  • Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 10

If you have any questions, please direct them to Laura at laugustine@cedarburg.k12.wi.us or 262-376-6240.
Health & Wellness
School District Nurse, Nicole Cofta
Additional Resources
  • Action for Healthy Kids: Healthy Activities to Do at Home
  • The National Assoc. of School Psychologists NASP offers this resource to assist in talking with your child about COVID-19.
  • For tips on social distancing and how to balance that with your young child's need for interaction, please visit the DPI's information on Social Distancing and Coping with Stress.
  • Free internet offer: Spectrum announced it will offer free internet and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Stay informed with factual information regarding COVID-19 by visiting reputable sources such as the CDC or Wisconsin DHS websites.