Many thanks to our school district employees and families for supporting our students as we close out our school year. While we are not sure how the school year will start, we have been directed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to prepare three possible plans: one for back to school face-to-face, a second plan one for virtual learning, and the third plan for a blend of these two.
Your recent feedback on the Virtual Learning survey will help us improve our virtual presence should we have a need to go back to online learning at the beginning of the year or at any point in the school year. Our administrative team, our School Nurses, and Annalee Bennin (who will be starting officially as the new Superintendent on July 1) have already begun working on the three plans. As more direction comes from DPI and the Health Department, we will be able to confirm our planning and begin to share with families.
The choices the administration makes over the next few weeks and months are completely uncharted territory for them. As the plans for fall begin to be communicated please show them grace, have empathy, stay positive and know that your children are at the center of their decisions.
As I end my career with the district, I want to thank you for your commitment to your children’s ongoing education. It has been a pleasure serving this district for the past 30 years and I am excited to see what comes next for the School District of Sheboygan Falls.