CSD Special Edition
School Closure news & updates
April 22, 2020 | Issue 17
CSD Response Plan Update
A Message from Mr. Bugnacki
The news of the school closure being extended through the end of June was not the news we were hoping for. I was greeted with a wave of anxiety and sadness when I heard the news. It was not how I envisioned the end of our school year. Our community has a history of pulling together and showing our strength during challenging times. This news tests our will, but we will prevail. Our administrative team is working through all the milestones and events that would occur during the normal school year. We are planning to capture those experiences the best we can while being respectful of the current physical distancing order. What we do know is that we will continue to reap the benefits of our hard work.
Recently we received some good news. For the sixth year in a row, Cedarburg High School has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report annual list of “Best High Schools” .  We are proud to announce for 2020 CHS students and staff earned the ranking of #2 Best High School in WI and #206 in the nation. These are the second highest rankings in the school’s history! Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. This achievement recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our teachers, students and parents of our entire school community. Congratulations CHS! #pridechs
Superintendent, Todd Bugnacki
District Communications & Newsletters
Over the next few weeks, we are honoring 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 .
Support the CHS Class of 2020 with Grad Grams

In the current school closure, Cedarburg High School and their PTO are still committed to making sure that our graduating seniors each receive a Grad Gram booklet. To learn more, visit https://sites.google.com/a/cedarburg.k12.wi.us/chs-pto/home .
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 and Reporting

Over the last few weeks, we have been measuring how students and teachers have been engaging in this new remote learning environment. The feedback from these groups, along with the input from parents through the surveys, has helped us to adjust our programming accordingly. It’s clear that students and teachers, along with parents are all working hard in this remote learning environment! This Saturday in our remote learning communication, all parents will receive information on our grading and reporting plan for the remainder of the year.
High School Graduation

The high school administration continues to work with students, staff and parents to determine the best option to honor our graduating seniors. With the current Safer At Home order, any plans for recognition must be compliant with that order. The goal is to get information to our families by mid-May at the latest.
Summer Academy

With the latest order, we now know that the traditional summer school offering is not possible. Our goal is to offer a summer school experience for all students. We are investigating the best option to meet the needs of all learners. Details on the summer school plan will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
Student Services Team
Director of Student Services & Special Education, Ted Noll
Learning Opportunities

We know it can be tough to speak to or teach your kids about money-management issues. Junior Achievement $AVE, USA  offers options for elementary, middle, and high school students. Lessons are less than 30 minutes and include topics such as: Wants vs. Needs,  Managing a Check Ledger, Car Buying 101, Deciding on a College, and Paying for College Life.
How Mindfulness Can Help

Tips for calming anxiety during a difficult time from Child Mind Institute .
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
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 .
Health & Wellness
School District Nurse, Nicole Cofta

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department continues to be a valuable resource not only for the Cedarburg School District, but for both communities in which they serve. Through their expertise, endless hours of tracking COVID-19 data and guiding all of us in this time of need, they are helping us navigate through this health care crisis. Please take a moment to check out their website and all of the resources they have to offer.
Though recent reports indicate that the Safer At Home order is working, it is important to continue to follow the guidance of the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Social distancing, frequent hand washing, and the use of cloth face coverings when making any essential trips continue to be recommended and needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you do not have a cloth face covering or mask, please watch this video for an easy, no sew option created from a T-shirt.
Mask Making Initiative

The Cedarburg School District is looking for volunteers that would be interested in our “Mask Making Initiative”. We take the health and safety of all of our employees very seriously and would like your help in making cloth face coverings/masks. Our goal is to have at least one face mask for every employee. If you or someone you know is interested in helping us, contact the District Nurse at ncofta@cedarburg.k12.wi.us .
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.