CSD Special Edition
School Closure news & updates
April 29, 2020 | Issue 18
CSD Response Plan Update
A Message from Mr. Bugnacki
As we work through this closure, I applaud our parents for juggling the home-life, work-life, and teacher-life all from your home. I have had the pleasure of participating in several staff meetings and pop in quite a few virtual classrooms. What I see is an incredible challenge of balancing all the demands placed on parents. We have asked parents to step in to support remote instruction, and that is no easy task given all the demands parents face. I salute you for being the glue that keeps the family unit moving forward. We know we have not been here before and there’s no playbook for this situation. The unknown creates anxiety and our need for answers.

I am experiencing the same anxiety as the district seeks guidance on a litany of questions. In my mind, I have broken the current situation into three buckets; spring, summer, and fall scenarios and decisions. Breaking these down into buckets helps reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. There are determinations that need to be made in the summer but cannot happen until a prior scenario has played out, creating a domino effect.
Here is a look at the short and long term areas the district is focusing on, which transcends all three buckets. Both short and long term areas of focus are all at play to varying degrees. As we continue to work through these, the one that anchors me is that we continue to do what’s best for our kids.

Be well and I hope to see you soon.
Superintendent, Todd Bugnacki
District Communications & Newsletters
Although buildings and all facilities are closed for the year, schooling is not. Learning continues in a new remote learning environment.  If you look and listen closely, you can find hard-working students, administrators, and support staff. A renewed sense of being part of a caring community.

Take a moment to take a virtual tour of student artwork, show appreciation to our staff, and follow us on facebook as we honor our Cedarburg Bulldog Alumni who are working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gallery of Student Art

The Gallery of Student Art opening reception and art show exhibit at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC) was not able to happen earlier this year. The exhibits would have ended on April 19 but the CCC are hoping it can be extended into the early summer, but do not have an exact date. In the meantime, the Executive Director at the CCC created a "virtual" tour of student artwork! Please take a moment to enjoy them here.
Gallery of Art | Parkview
Gallery of Art | Thorson
Gallery of Art | Westlawn
Gallery of Art | Webster
Ozaukee Co. Art w/ adult professional, adult amateur and 4 Oz. Co. High Schools
National Principals' Day & Teacher Appreciation Week

Cedarburg School District is fortunate to have an incredible team that creates an amazing educational environment for our students. Their work and impact on our school community to continue education with remote learning is inspiring. Let’s shower them in gratitude. Friday, May 1 is National Principal Day, and all next week, May 4-8, is Teacher and Staff Appreciation.
Bulldogs Take on COVID

Help us give a #pridechs THANK YOU to these CHS Bulldogs Heroes .

Kelly Conniff ‘18, CNA in Grafton; Erin Donovan ‘04, RN in an ICU unit; Andrew Kennedy ‘09, Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Assistant in ICU unit in Waukesha; Emily Zietlow ‘15, RN in ICU unit in Milwaukee; Randall Hammock ‘02, Firefighter in North Shore; Caralee Jacque , Communicable Disease Nurse in Ozaukee Co.; Elizabeth Martinez ‘18, Army Medical Lab Specialist; Taz Cullen ‘15, Healthcare worker in D.C.; Andy Kallas ’20, CNA in Grafton; Terry Regnitz (Roy) ‘73, payroll for Home Care & Hospice; Bobby Jung ‘08, Firefighter for Cedarburg and Grafton; Lauren Hoerchner Maiden Quick ‘08, Senior Director of Risk Mgmt at an academic medical center in CA; Lindsay Landers ‘16, Rescue Lieutenant and Adv. Emergency Medical Tech and soon-to-be ER Nurse; Cindy Brunell ‘65, making face masks for those in need in Cedarburg; Alyssa Muchka ‘11, Certified Inpatient Pharmacy Technician in Fond du Lac; Steve Ladd ‘85, Insurance agent in Cedarburg; Sharon Trompeter ‘92, Home Dialysis Nurse; Jon D’Cunha ‘86, Cardiothoracic Surgeon in MN; Scott Runkel ‘94, Firefighter Paramedic in Racine; Kayla Matter ‘06, RN in Milwaukee; Haley Brost ‘13, RN in CVICU unit in Milwaukee; and Matthew Zietlow ‘13, RN in an ICU unit in Milwaukee.

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to honor the Cedarburg Bulldog Alumni who are working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring their stories on social media! Follow us on facebook and check out the heartwarming response by our community. Know a CHS alum serving as a first responder, healthcare workers, essential workers, or individuals creating PPE during the #COVID19 pandemic? We’d love to recognize them! With their permission, complete the form here .
Karen Egelhoff, Communications Coordinator
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
Grading Guidelines

CSD Grading Guidelines will be shared this Saturday through the principal’s Virtual Learning update.
Summer Academy

Though the State of Wisconsin has not yet made important decisions that will impact the scope and breadth of summer programming, initial examinations of summer options for students have begun.  A survey will be sent to parents soon, with the primary goal to measure the level of interest in remote summer learning/enrichment opportunities.
Student Services Team
Director of Student Services & Special Education, Ted Noll
Social and Emotional Learning at Home

Using “even if” and “I can still” language to develop optimistic thinking in children during the COVID-19 closure.
Quick Reference Guide : CSD Student Services Resources

If your children are in need of support, please reach out to the School Psychologist or School Counselor at your student’s school. We are here to help you!
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 six weeks, Aramark has served 17,823 meals to our school community.
A reminder that Aramark is 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 .
CSD Community
CPAC Shining Star Nomination

Since the arts are often a source of comfort when the world feels uncertain and overwhelming, the CPAC was very disappointed that our performance season came to a sudden and unexpected halt.  Although several school, community, and visiting events and performances have been canceled or postponed, the CPAC staff is busy planning and looking forward to next season.

In the meantime, we wanted to find a way to honor the many people and organizations that are going above and beyond to help others during this challenging time. Please nominate your standout SHINING STAR IN THE COMMUNITY by submitting the survey below before May 31, 2020.
The Show Must Shine On!
Health & Wellness
School District Nurse, Nicole Cofta
Community members and CSD staff have come together to volunteer to make cloth face masks for our essential workers and ultimately all of our district employees. Our goal is to have at least one cloth face mask for every employee. We would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you! Not only are you helping us meet our goal by donating your time and talents, but you are helping us keep the health of our staff a priority during this health care crisis. Thank you for the outpouring of support!!
You can keep physical distance and still get WIC benefits. Many clinics no longer require in-person visits to renew benefits. Call your local clinic to see if you can renew over the phone and find out other ways WIC is adapting to social distancing guidelines. Please go to COVID-19: Impacts on DHS Programs for additional details.
Many state parks are due to reopen on Friday, May 1st. Please remember to follow the CDC recommended 6 ft of social distance when going outside and visiting state parks or trails. As an extra precaution please remember to wear a cloth face covering if it is likely that you will be sharing the trails with others.
COVID-19 Myths Busted
Allergy & Asthma Network

Sources: World Health Organization, John Hopkins University & Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Additional Resources
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Stay informed with factual information regarding COVID-19 by visiting reputable sources such as the CDC, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Dept. or Wisconsin DHS websites.