CSD Special Edition
School Closure news & updates
May 6, 2020 | Issue 19
CSD Response Plan Update
A Message from Mr. Bugnacki
Did you know it’s Teacher Appreciation Week? Teachers always deserve our appreciation, but especially during this unusual time, they deserve even more. I am not a poet, but I thought I would attempt, well, something that may be a bit poetic, or perhaps not. Either way, it is my salute to teachers, from a student’s perspective. These are just a few of my observations during this remote learning experience.
Teachers, thanks....
  • For all that you did from your home office today
  • For being creative in designing activities that are engaging
  • For being inventive when common strategies don’t work
  • For letting us into your home and showing us around
  • For giving shoutouts to classmates for doing the right thing
  • For creating hand signals to get our attention
  • For explaining how to “hangout”
  • For showing me how to use the mute button (over and over again)
  • For being understanding and patient as my dog jumped on my lap during class
  • For telling jokes
  • For saying hello to my parents as they walk by my camera
  • For letting me eat my lunch while in class 
  • For smiling when everyone is squirming
  • For showing compassion and empathy as I find my way in this new environment
  • For modeling perseverance
  • For showing grit during this challenging time
  • For making eye contact
  • For reading a story to all of us
  • For saying you miss us and meaning every word
  • For always believing in me
  • For just being you
Whether in the traditional environment or the remote environment, I'm so grateful you are my teacher. My hero!
Superintendent, Todd Bugnacki
District Communications & Newsletters
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.

Help us show appreciation! #WeAreCSD #ThankATeacher #ThankANurseToday
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

Teachers inspire dreams, shape lives, and give us hope for the future. Now more than ever, we want to thank our amazing staff for always going above and beyond!

Words can't express how much you are appreciated! Our staff work and dedication is outstanding - we really appreciate each and every one of you every day!

Follow us on Facebook as we feature our staff all week!
May 6th is set aside to recognize the important role school nurses play in our lives.

We'd like to thank our amazing district nurse, Nicole Cofta, who cares for the health and well-being of our students, staff, and schools -- whether we're together or apart.

Check out the outpouring of community support for Nicole on our District Facebook page.
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

The Cedarburg School District is committed to utilizing remote teaching practices to provide students with continued access to engaging educational experiences during the Safer at Home mandate. The following guidelines in this Grading Guidelines in a Remote Learning Environment document provides clarification for parents and students regarding quarter 4 grading practices. Should you have any questions related to any of the contents of this document, please reach out to your school principal/counselors/teachers for clarification. 
Summer Academy

Normally by this time of year, the traditional Summer Academy registration is under way, the schedule is built and teachers are being hired. As we navigate through this school closure, it is becoming clear that if summer learning opportunities are going to be offered this year, they will take the form of a virtual or remote experience. There are many questions still to be answered from the Department of Public Instruction, which will impact summer programming. Teachers are being surveyed this week to measure their interest in remote summer teaching. In the very near future, parents will be surveyed to measure interest in having your children participate in summer learning experiences. The survey will be general as the first step is to determine how many families are interested in remote summer classes. After we have a better understanding of student and staff interest, as well as the state’s plans, we can then develop a program and follow up with more information.
Student Services Team
Director of Student Services & Special Education, Ted Noll
Social and Emotional Learning at Home

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) at home is a series of developmentally appropriate SEL resources for parents, families, and caregivers to use at home. These lesson ideas facilitate the development of SEL skills in children, from infancy through high school. These resources include options for optimistic thinking, self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness.
During this COVID-19 situation, we know some families will need additional community supports. Below is a list of available services in Ozaukee County:
Ozaukee Family Services is a non-profit agency that serves all of Ozaukee County with a mission of “Improving lives to help individuals and families succeed.” All services are free or offered on a sliding fee scale – no one is ever turned away because of the inability to pay.

Family Sharing’s Food Pantry remains open, view this website to find out more information.

Economic support resources are located here.
Family Promise 262-268-2723
Provides housing resources for families in need.

United Way 866-211-9966
Provides support for bills, rent, and food.

Charter 844-488-8395
Free Internet support for those who do not have access.

Impact 2-1-1   414-256-4808
Offers a central access point for people in need. There are many resources available through Impact 211.
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 eight weeks, Aramark has served 20,822 meals to our school community who are in need. A reminder that Aramark is open every Wed. from 10-12PM. Five days worth of food to each individual is provided, limit 4 per car. Pick up in the south parking lot of the high school. We have limited bags so come early to reserve your bag! 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
As the weather gets warmer, and more of us venture outside for fresh air and exercise, please remember to maintain social distancing and wear a cloth face covering when visiting public places.
We can all do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms, or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider and ask to be tested.

Learn more from the CDC at:  https://bit.ly/38zjnYo
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.