November 2020
Central-Denison Newsletter
Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District
Mission Statement
Honoring the unique talents of all, WE, the Lake Geneva Area Schools, families, and communities commit to providing EVERY student an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens, and inspires life-long learning.

TOGETHER WE CAN!
Note from the Principal
Happy November!

What a busy start to the school year! As we move into the second quarter, we would like to celebrate the fact that we are still together in an environment that, in spite of a few additional safety practices, feels welcoming, warm and “normal”. We thank you for supporting our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy.

The chilliness of the last two weeks reminds us of the colder days to come. Please be sure that your child brings a jacket to school. We recognize that your children may not WANT to wear their coats at recess, but especially during this time of heightened health concerns, we really want to be sure that our students are dressed warm enough for our outdoor recesses. Because the winter season is fast approaching, requiring snow pants, boots, and other winter attire, we strongly urge you to label your child’s belongings. For example, black snow pants are very popular and therefore are easily mixed up. It is very helpful if your child’s name is written on a tag somewhere so that their items can be easily identified as they are hurrying to dress for recess. If your child is in need of winter attire, please contact your child’s teacher or give us call.

In November, we honor the service of our military members on Veteran’s Day. This year, Mrs. Stanfield-Dunham will be sharing out the Central-Denison Tribute to Veteran’s Day with a video concert performed by our Central-Denison students. It will be shared on the school Facebook and webpages. Knowing Mrs. Stanfield –Dunham’s creativity and dedication, as well as the enthusiastic mindset of our CenDen students, it will be an excellent and moving performance.

We also celebrate American Education Week, November 16th through the 20th. How appropriate that it is the week before Thanksgiving! This event allows us to give thanks for the educational opportunities that are available to all of us. Please take a few minutes to discuss the importance of education with your child. Be sure to share some favorite memories of when you were in school, maybe a favorite teacher or a special event. Take this opportunity to celebrate public education and those who work very hard to bring quality learning to each student, every day. While the face of schools may look a little different this year, the purpose and importance remain the same.

The Thanksgiving season is upon us, reminding us that there are so many things for which to be thankful. Central-Denison is filled with children who are excited about learning and a dedicated staff who work very hard to make learning meaningful and fun. We serve families who continually show their support to our mission and a community that values education. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Gratefully,

Mrs. Becky Buhler & Mr. Colin Nugent
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • November 6th Report Cards go home
  • November 5th Last day for Cross Country Practice
  • November 6th Cross Country Meet at 3:45 - Central-Denison
  • November 13th Kindness Day
  • November 16th and 18th Last day for Lighted Schoolhouse
  • November 17th CenDen PTO meeting 6:30 pm - CenDen Library
  • November 25th, 26th, 27th Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • December 5th Breakfast with Santa - Badger High School
  • December 11th NO SCHOOL for students
  • December 23rd - January 3rd, 2021 Holiday Break
School Hours

8:45 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Students may enter at 8:30 am
Car riders and walkers pick up at 3:40 p.m.


VETERAN'S DAY
NOVEMBER 11, 2020


Your Central Denison school earns an average of $1,200 a year on BoxTops!
 It is easier than ever now with becoming all digital!
What are you waiting for? Install the app and start scanning!

Thank you!

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Traffic Safety Procedures
WE HAVE A VERY GENEROUS COMMUNITY!
Cen-Den received a donation of winter coats from the Lake Geneva Rotary Club.
Best Bargains employee and representative, delivered donated, prepackaged snacks to Central-Denison.
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Social Media, the Internet, and
Your Child's Safety

Frequent discussions with your child about online safety and their online lives
can have a major influence on a child's behavior.

Interact! is an online, interactive, e-course created for parents and guardians to complete with their children, with the goal of sparking basic online safety discussions in the home. This 30 minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good online example; interactive activities to complete alongside their children; and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going. Be your child’s trusted adult. Interact! and stay safe!
 
The Interact! program was created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
See what is happening at Central-Denison on a daily basis by following our Facebook page.
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED DISTRICT CALENDAR.
FREE STUDENT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

The Lake Geneva School District has received an extension for the Federal Summer Food Service Program. Lake Geneva Schools students are eligible for one FREE breakfast and one FREE lunch daily for the entire 2020-2021 school year. We encourage each student to take advantage of our nutritious meals at no cost. This will require no action on your part, just show up! Additional meals, milk, or a la carte purchases will be debited from the students' account. If your family has already paid toward your lunch balance we ask that you please leave the balance for future use. Thank you.

Please note that the elementary milk break is not included in the waiver, because it is a state program. The cost for milk break is $50 per year unless a free and reduced application is returned and approved.

New virtual students that would like to pick-up meals please contact Donna Ecklund at 262-348-1015.

Reminder Face Coverings Are Required at School
Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order, requiring every individual, age five and older, in Wisconsin to wear a face covering when indoors or in an enclosed space, other than at a private residence. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to wear a face covering when physical distancing is not possible.

As a result of this Executive Order, Lake Geneva Schools will require face coverings for all staff and students (Preschool - 12th Grade).

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD BRINGS A MASK DAILY.
Parent & Student Reminders

Limit Non-Essential Visitors
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our community, only essential visitors will be allowed on school campuses to minimize the number of people on-site. Parents picking up/dropping off are encouraged to use pickup/drop off zones. No outside guests will be allowed to visit classrooms or cafeterias. All efforts will be made to keep necessary visitors to a minimum. If a parent needs to deliver an essential item to their student during the school day, please call the school office prior to arriving to make the necessary arrangements. 

Most meetings with families will take place virtually unless an in-person meeting is necessary. Parents meeting on-site with school staff must follow social-distancing guidelines and must wear face coverings.

Lake Geneva Schools will not allow food delivery and/or parents dropping off take out food for students for the 2020-2021 school year. Please plan on sending a packed lunch with your student in the morning or purchasing school-provided lunches. 

MORNING DROP OFF INFORMATION:
Just a reminder that you may NOT drop your student off before 8:30 am. There is no student supervision before that time. We encourage all families to use our drop off zone located on Cook Street or Madison Street. No parent will be allowed to walk their student to class.

PICK-UP and BUS CHANGE INFORMATION:
If you are picking up your child for an appointment during the day, a parent or guardian needs to call the office at 262-348-4000, send a note with the student or write on your child's communication card to let us know. If there is a change to the way your child is going home at the end of the day, a parent or guardian will need to send a note or call the office before 3:15 p.m.

If there is a change to your child's normal bus routine, we require a note or a phone call by a parent or guardian to the school, 262-348-4000, to make that change. Please do so before 3:15 p.m.

PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST
If you are planning a vacation or a trip and your child will be out of school for three or more days, please complete a Planned Absence Request. Please call the Central-Denison office at 262-348-4000 for a form, complete and the Principal will approve.
Don't forget about the Daily At-Home Health Check: https://bit.ly/3jFUlMU 

Please complete it daily prior to sending your student to school. It is vital to ask the questions on the checklist each and every day to prevent the possibility of exposing other students or staff. This checklist is to be filled out at home, daily on the honor system. It is not required to be handed into the school. 

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the checklist:
- Keep your student home. 
- Let the school office know the questions which were answered yes.
- Follow the appropriate guidelines for when to return to school: https://bit.ly/3hTRvU3 

Thank you!

NEW INFORMATION ADDED!
Important information regarding student health and welfare and helpful information about: when to keep your student home, medications at school and the district's new cough drop policy.
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Main Office: (262) 348-4000
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