Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent Dr. Patricia F. Deklotz provides her weekly update as October comes to a close. Her topics include:

1. COVID and precautions we need to take
2. Principal Beth Kaminski talks about the KMHS campus
3. New calendar changes to give teachers support
4. Safety this Halloween is vital - see county letter below
Important Changes To The Calendar To Increase Support For Staff
We are now six weeks into the 2020-21 school year and we continue to learn. There is additional burden on our staff when operating within the uncertainty of COVID, supporting both F2F and distance learning and the learners who switch between environments. We are proud of the phenomenal job they have done to this point, but realize they need more support.

The KM Board of Education approved modification of the 2020-21 calendar to increase scheduled professional days in support of our educators, in lieu of banked days for inclement weather. The reason for banked “snow days” no longer exists in the same manner as before. When severe weather occurs, the district will close buildings, but at-home learning will continue. Students will be expected to engage in their scheduled classes from their homes, under the instruction of their teachers.

These additional days, formerly "snow days," will now be utilized as much-needed support for our staff for engaging in professional development, developing digital content, record keeping, conferencing, and collaborating with colleagues around instructional practice.
County Executive Paul Farrow:
"Safety Precautions Do Not Stop At The End Of The School Day"
"With Halloween this weekend, and the likelihood of social gatherings centered around the holiday, I am asking for your help keeping schools open by promoting responsible, safe celebrations that will not spread COVID-19 in the community," said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow in a letter published by the Waukesha Freeman.

"School districts across Waukesha County worked closely with Public Health all summer long to safely open for students in the fall. Now that cases are rising, we need to work together to stop that from impacting students’ access to education."
Halloween Legends & Lore Video
Old World Wisconsin and KM Perform are proud to share a collaborative film project, "Halloween Legends & Lore." Based on the legends and lore of our immigrant ancestors, these short films feature the scripts, props, acting, and film work of KM Perform students shot on location at Old World Wisconsin!
KMHS Boys Soccer Will Rock Tonight
Congrats to our KMHS boys soccer team on their 1-0 regional win over Waukesha South, which propelled them to tonight's sectional match-up versus Marquette. The game, originally scheduled at Marquette, will now be played at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin - good luck, Lasers!
KMHS Retail Class Featured On Front Page Of Freeman
Graphic design and marketing students in Kettle Moraine High School are getting real-world experience and now the world around us is becoming aware.

The Waukesha Freeman ran a front-page story this week on students enrolled in Retail Merchandise and Product Development. From design and printing to sales and retail management, students are working with local businesses, making money and gaining invaluable experience.
Oct. 31 Tune Or Treat Cancelled
Due to increased exposures and quarantines, the priority on the KMHS campus is slowing the spread in order to keep our schools open. That means cancelling a few upcoming events and opportunities - like Tune or Treat, which was scheduled for Oct. 31.

Thanks in advance to our community to help us mitigate further spread so we can continue to offer face-to-face learning for students.