April 24, 2020
Summer School & Other Updates
Dear Families,

Summer School
Clarification came this week on the Governor’s extension order for Safer at Home. We are no longer able to offer June summer school face-to-face. We are in the process of developing virtual options for our K-12 students. The high school summer school PE, Health, and credit recovery courses that were being held at the high school will all now be held virtually. School Counselors will be confirming these registrations with students.
In addition, we are planning for a late July through early August kickstart summer school session, but we are uncertain if this will need to be held virtually.
Due to the new options for summer school, a new course guide and registration will be sent to our families in May.

Spring Sports
We also learned this week that all spring sports seasons have been cancelled and have a special message from Mr. Berlin below.

Free Meals for Children Under 18
Starting next week, we are asking families to complete a Google form survey rather than the survey in Infinite Campus.
Please use this link to let us know the number of free meals for your children on April 27, April 29 and May 1:
We will provide a new link next week for the week of May 4.

Locker and Desk Clean Out
Our custodial staff will begin next week to clean out student lockers and desks . We estimate that this process will take approximately three weeks for the over 2000 lockers. Parents will be contacted with a curbside pick-up date and time in late May. Our hope is to distribute yearbooks at this time as well.

Additional Plans
Plans are being made and will be communicated to families soon about the following:
  • spring events, including high school graduation & eighth grade recognition
  • fourth quarter grading procedures
We appreciate your patience as we make plans that will help us keep our students safe.

Virtual Learning - Classlink and Canvas
Please encourage students to take part in online learning. We are currently tracking daily attendance with the number of logins in through Classlink . It would be most helpful if students log out of Classlink at the end of each day and then log back in each morning to help us track their daily attendance. 

Parents interested in changing their notifications from our learning management system Canvas can use the helpful links below. Notifications help you know what your child is working on and when he/she has submitted assignments to teachers.    
To to change global notifications in Canvas: 
To change notifications in one course this link will explain the process: 


I hope you are all doing well and staying safe as we work to finish the school year virtually.


Jean Born
Superintendent
More on Spring Sports
A message from Mr. Berlin, SFHS Associate Principal and 6-12 Athletic Director

We ask for your help in guiding our student athletes challenging days ahead. Our "normal" season is officially over. We are going to need your help looking for signs that students need help. Our School Counselors have resources to share for mental health and building resilience in tough times. It is likely and completely normal that many of our players, coaches, and families could be feeling anxiety, hopelessness, depression, sadness, anger, and many other feelings. Please don't hesitate to ask for help or school supports. This is news students were not wanting to hear,
but could especially impact the athletes as they have a great connection to each other and will undoubtedly be missing the camaraderie. We will be moving forward and continue to try and give them the best experience possible. The "normal" season may be over, but we don't plan on stopping our virtual coaching, connecting, and support until we can be back together to play again.   

Athletes learn to overcome adversity, so let's work together to help them with overcoming the curve ball we have all been thrown.
Music Teachers Announce May 8 Concert
Elementary Music Teachers Mrs. Haines and Mrs. Stowers are working with Musician in Residence Claudia Eliaza Zanes and her husband Dan Zanes to produce online music experiences for our students. The work will culminate in a watch party concert on the District's Facebook page on Friday, May 8 at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details!
Please Share Appreciations
We very much appreciate the virtual learning photos that you have been sharing with us. Currently we are se eking appreciations for our Food Service and all other staff.

We particularly would like to recognize our Food Service staff on School Lunch Hero day May 1 and the rest of our staff on Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day on May 5.

Options for sharing appreciations:

  • Drop them off at meal distribution and we will make sure our staff see them! 
  • Submit photos via private messaging on our Facebook page.
  • Submit photos or notes via email to our Director of Instruction, Mary Lofy Blahnik.
  • Additionally, you can complete this Google Form to submit kind words that we will share with staff.

Thanks!
Library Curbside Pickup
We were excited to receive this news from our partners at Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library!

Beginning Monday, April 27 the Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library will be offering a curbside pickup service.

Curbside pickup hours will be 9 – 4 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 12 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
During our curbside service hours, you may use our online system at  www.monarchcat.org  to request books, videos, and CDs for same-day pickup. Only items from the Sheboygan Falls library collection are available. (Monarch and Interlibrary loan lending are not available currently.) Please make sure the items you are requesting are available at this library. The easiest way to do this is to click the ‘Find It’ button to the right of the item. At this time, we have limited staff and resources available and are asking patrons to please limit your requests to 5 items.

When your items are available, a staff member will call you to set an appointment time to pick your items up. We are only offering contactless pickup, which means your items will be checked out to you and placed on a table at the front door at your appointment time. The items will be bagged and labeled with your name. Please do not leave your returns on the table. For your safety, please maintain social distancing when picking up your items.
You may also call the library at 467-7908 to request items and schedule a same-day pickup.
If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, please call and let us know.

Item Returns
Returns will be allowed only at the city hall parking lot book drop, across the street from the library, beginning Monday, April 27 during our curbside pickup hours. All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in, so be advised that items will remain on your account until that time. Alternatively, you may hold onto items until we re-open and due dates will be adjusted.  

Info from Network Photography
We have received inquiries about ordering school photos and Network photography has asked us to share that it is not too late to order.