Special Edition
Coronavirus COVID-19 news & updates
April 6, 2020 | Issue 14
CSD Response Plan Update
Beginning this week, you can expect the Update each Monday and Friday.
A Message from Mr. Bugnacki
This is historic! In the modern age, we have not seen such a swift change in the delivery model of education. Teachers were workaholics before this new model was thrusted upon us. Now teachers are part of a work-a-thon. At least when school was held in the building there was a sense of start and end times. Even our most committed teachers knew there was a start and end time, albeit they started really early and ended late for a 12-hour day.

Now in our current format all teachers are part of a work-a-thon. There’s no drive to and from work, there’s no checking in the office for mail, no swinging by the teacher’s lounge for a snack, and no sitting at the desk with little interruptions creating lesson plans. The world has been turned upside down for all of us...students, parents and educators. This is historic.

Teachers are on, plugged in, engaged, looking to make sure the kids they miss are engaged in learning and cared for. Teachers care, and to care virtually is the most difficult task we have ever asked of our teachers. We are social, we want to talk, listen, greet, smile, offer advice, console - we are human. To capture all of that in a virtual environment is more than challenging, it’s stressful. During this momentous time, give a shout out to our teachers. They are challenged to take a very personal student experience and turn it around in a very less than personal environment. We will do it, because that’s what we do, but boy do we want our face-to-face instruction back. Know that each passing day brings us closer to the personalized learning experience that we all yearn for.
Another sunrise captured from Port Washington this morning, brings us a sense of movement and one step closer to embracing kids back in our schools.
Superintendent, Todd Bugnacki
District Communications & Newsletters
Hope Is Not Canceled ! #WeAreCSD #StayConnectedCSD #CedarburgStrong
Karen Egelhoff, Communications Coordinator
Latest News as of April 6
Governor Evers announced Wisconsin was granted federal disaster declaration due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Your Feedback is Valuable
A reminder that the District Satisfaction Survey window has been extended to April 10 for staff, parents and students. If you have not had a chance to complete the survey, please check your email for a link to the survey from School Perceptions. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has a shared responsibility in the success of our schools and your feedback is valuable to us..
Teaching & Learning
C&I Director, Alan Groth; Student Services Director, Ted Noll;
Technology & Assessment Director, Kirstin Rose,
Data & Assessment Coordinator, Deanna Nelson and Digital Learning Coach, Krista Penrod
The Parent Virtual Learning Survey is open for parent responses until Wednesday, April 8th at 4:00 p.m.  Thank you to the 600 families who have already responded to this brief survey. Principals and district office staff are in the process of reviewing the feedback; each school (and as a district) is making improvements and refinements to our learning platform. Here are some initial high-level improvements we have improved since Friday (with more on the way!).
  • Elementary | Refine the lesson plan template to improve how it looks, how information is organized and development of flexible due dates for student work completion.
  • Middle | There have been delays in the loading of technology related applications and programs. The district’s Technology Department made quite a few changes last Friday afternoon, that relates directly to these areas.  We are hopeful that this will improve the delivery of all content at all levels, including the middle school. 
  • High | It was recommended that the teachers should ask students how things are going as well.  As a result, CHS is conducting course surveys for all CHS students. We agree... the student voice is incredibly important to the overall improvement process. Thank you for encouraging them to complete the survey.
Just a reminder that the CSD Chromebook Support website is available for you to access everything you and your child needs to be successful in a virtual learning environment. Here, you can access all of your Chromebook needs and request Chromebook support.
Student Services Team
Director of Student Services & Special Education, Ted Noll
  • Here are some resources from the CHS College and Career Center to support you
  • The Happiness Lab podcasts. Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Dr. Santos has created a series of COVID-19 podcasts on coaching yourself through a crisis and managing isolation.
Serving Meals to Our School Community
Aramark Food Service Director, Laura Augustine
Our School Nutrition team continues to serve with heart and hustle during these trying times. We appreciate you! In the last three weeks, Aramark has served 6,188 meals to our school community.

Open every Wed. from 10-12PM. Five days worth of food to each individual is provided. Pick up in the south parking lot of the high school. Riteway is available for delivery. Contact Laura at laugustine@cedarburg.k12.wi.us .
Health & Wellness
School District Nurse, Nicole Cofta
In light of recent developments the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
The cloth face coverings that are recommended are not the medical grade masks that need to be reserved for our health care workers and first responders, but those that can be made from general household items.  Examples include old T-shirts, scarves, pillow cases with a thread count of at least 600 or any tightly woven fabrics such as those used for quilting projects. Please see the examples below on how to make a mask for you and your loved ones.
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 are tips provided by the experts at the CDC regarding how a mask should fit, materials that may be used, and how to keep them clean.  Instructions are provided as well on how to manufacture three different types of face masks.

How to Make Your Own Face Covering is a DIY video provided by the U.S Surgeon General on how to manufacture a quick, no sewing required, mask option.
Do you or someone you love have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Stay connected with your loved ones and show them that you care by celebrating with them virtually. Record a video message for them, facetime them, or simply give them a call to let them know that you are thinking of them!

Remember that social distancing does not mean not staying socially connected.
Additional Resources
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Stay informed with factual information regarding COVID-19 by visiting reputable sources such as the CDC or Wisconsin DHS websites.