May 2021
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.

Note from the Principal
Welcome to May at Central-Denison!

The 2020-2021 school year has certainly brought its share of challenges. We are proud to say that we have met each challenge head on and have grown stronger, wiser, and more appreciative because of them. In reflection, we really do have much to celebrate! THANK YOU for sharing your children with us!

We would like to take this opportunity to share tidbits of information and upcoming dates, as we prepare for the end of our school year and our celebration of learning.

This week, we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week. Central-Denison is blessed to have an amazing staff who go above and beyond every day. Please take a minute to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate the time they have dedicated to your child’s success.

We have offered our summer school program to all students this year. It is a three-week program in August that will allow your child to get a little “Jump Start” on the new school year. If you would like to register your child for summer school, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.

Throughout the month, we have numerous transitional activities planned for our students to help prepare them for the upcoming year. Some examples of these activities include 3rd grade tours of Eastview, a 4K Lunch at School, and a variety of grade level teacher introduction activities with the teachers from the next grade.

In preparation for our incoming 4Kers, CenDen will be hosting our 4K Round-up on May 27th from 4:30-6:00 pm. This event will allow the families of our incoming 4Kers to visit our school, meet the teachers, and get an overall feel for what 4K is all about. Masks will be required. If you know someone with a child who will be 4 years old before September 1st, please share this information or have them contact the school office. Fall registration information will be available at this event as well.

The 4K Fly-Up will be held on Thursday, June 3rd. This is our end of the year program that celebrates the growth that our 4Kers have made throughout the year. The program will be modified a bit to accommodate for necessary spacing and masks will be required. Details will be shared with families as the event draws near.

As we get ready for the end of the year, Central-Denison will incorporate our “D-O-L-P-H-I-N” Countdown. These special dress-up days and fun activities allow our students to celebrate the end of the year together, as a school family. Specific details will be shared with our families later in the month.

The CenDen End of the Year Field Day will be held on Friday, June 4th. Our students will spend time with their class celebrating their successes of this past year. It is important to remember that some of the most valuable learning that takes place in our school is not about academics. Our children are exposed to social experiences and character building opportunities throughout their day. Showing good character and making good decisions will help our children become the leaders and role models of our future.

Proud to be a part of the CenDen Family,

Becky Buhler & Colin Nugent

Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 31 - Memorial Day - No School
June 4 - Last day for students
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.
Preschool & 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Registration
4-Year-Old Kindergarten 
Lake Geneva Schools is pleased to offer a top-quality, comprehensive 4K child development program. Our half-day program, offered either in the morning or afternoon, is designed to nurture each child's social, emotional and early literacy skills. To be eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten, a child must be 4 on or by September 1 of the school year. Click for more 4K Information.
Buzzing Bees 3-Year-Old Preschool
Lake Geneva Schools 3-Year-Old Preschool was established for the purpose of providing quality early academic readiness, building a strong base around social-emotional well being, and creating a culture that will help foster a pleasure in learning to young children. We believe that 3-Year-Old Preschool is about using play, social interactions and language experience to educate and help children grow. To be eligible for our half-day morning preschool program, a child must be 3 on or by September 1 of the school year. Our Buzzing Bees Preschool Program is tuition based. Click for Preschool Information.
Register your child at the District Administration Center.
208 E. South Street, Lake Geneva
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday) & 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Friday)
Bring a certified copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of residency
Badger Community Education
Check out all of the offerings.
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.
May 12
National School Nurse Day!
May 7th
School Lunch Hero Day
See what is happening at Central-Denison on a daily basis by following our Facebook page.
Parent and 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. 

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.

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.

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.
Office Contacts
Main Office: (262) 348-4000
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