August 16, 2020
"We're all in this together. We make each other strong!
Being there for each other, is where we all belong!"

Dear Southern Door Community,
As we plan for our Southern Door Eagles to "return to learn" this fall, the district is working hard to ensure the safety, well-being, and continued academic growth of all our students.

Our current plan for reopening school, Fly Like an Eagle Re-entry Plan, is continually updated and found at this link on the district website. The district is complying with the Governor's order regarding face coverings/masks and physical distancing. The board approved a resolution that when the Governor's order expires, face coverings/masks will continue to be required for students in grades 5K-12 and all adults when in transitions, hallways, large gathering spaces, when physical distancing cannot be accomplished, and when a student or staff member’s health condition warrants those in attendance wearing the face covering. Exceptions to this will be permitted for documented health and safety reasons. Students in PreK and 4K will be encouraged to wear face coverings/masks as much as is appropriate.

Another big question on everyone's minds is whether co-curriculars and athletics will take place this fall. Currently, we await the guidance provided by the Packerland Conference as the district navigates that important decision. We thank our coaches, student athletes, Door County Medical Center athletic trainer and administration for their diligence to the guidelines put in place this summer as allowed for fall sports.
About 88% of our students will be back on site with us for face to face learning coming September 1 with the rest as remote learners, which is typical of other local districts. We can't wait to have our students and staff see our renovated spaces, and large group areas, all made possible by the 2018 referendum.

With all of the guidance, and the current status of the virus in the community, we do know that if we want students and staff to be physically back on-site and in school, and for school to remain open, it is going to take the efforts of everyone – students, staff, families, and community - to take all the health precautions possible to lessen the community spread. We thank you in advance for joining us as partners to keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible as we create a re-entry to school that is Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud!

Have a great week!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Staff Positions Now Available
*Order Eagle Spirit Wear Masks
*Important Dates
*Special Board Meeting Recap
*Registration Reminder
*Student Graduates from Basic Training
*Elementary Art Work on Display
*SD Receives Financial Literacy Grant
*Student Council Holds Blood Drive
*Carrie Ann Renard Memorial
*Summer Food Program
*Student-Athlete Sport Physicals
The high school National Honor Society is sponsoring a district-wide fundraiser for Eagle themed face coverings. Please click on this link to access the order form.

Mon Aug 17
--6:30p Regular Board of Education meeting

Tues Aug 25
--9a-2p Student Council Blood Drive at Brussels Community Center
Board of Education Meeting

Please click on this link for a summary of last week Monday's special board meeting.
(◔◡◔) CONGRATS TO 2020-21 🦅SD SENIOR, DYLON KRUEGER who graduated from Basic - Charlie Company, 1-58th Infantry Regiment this summer. We are proud of your commitment to serve our country!

Congratulations to these Southern Door🦅 Fourth...going into Fifth Graders who are participants in the "Nature Walks 2020" virtual exhibit at the Door County Auditorium's Link Gallery of Children's Art, accessible through early fall via the Door County Auditorium website.

These students created mixed media drawings of Monarch Butterflies to share their art, science and cultural understandings of the amazing migration journey of these tender insects to winter mountain sanctuaries in our neighboring country of Mexico. This past fall, our students also exchanged additional personal artworks with Mexican students in schools surrounding these butterfly sanctuaries. Part of the goal of these Southern Door 4th grade artists was to include words with visuals to help encourage others to protect this creature and its habitat.🙂

A link to this exhibit can be accessed here: on Link Gallery of Children's Art on this home page. We hope these artworks bring a sense of nature's hope and perseverance to all viewers.

The student artists and their artwork from left to right are: Brandy Blasier; Alyssa Bouche; Jordan Fish; Violet Jackson; Mia Link; Addison Miller; Kadince Shefchik; Kylee Starr; and Maria Wienke.👏
Southern Door Receives $10,000 Financial Literacy Grant

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced in a recent press release that Southern Door County School District has been awarded one of ten grants statewide to enhance personal finance education. 

Through the grant activities, Southern Door Middle School will partner with United Way of Door County, local financial institutions, and Pockets Change, a NYC-based financial education company that has worked with schools across the country over the past 11 years to help students develop financial knowledge, capability, confidence, and resilience. This Personal Financial Literacy (“PFL”) curriculum will be provided to all middle school students. The curriculum will be delivered as part of the Careers course, which is already part of each middle school students’ schedule. The PFL curriculum will consist of eighteen (18) 30-min lessons, which will be delivered over the course of a 9-week quarter.

Superintendent Patti Vickman said, “In 2017, Southern Door High School was awarded the NexGen Personal Finance Gold Standard for its’ high school required course. This grant now provides the district with the opportunity to provide a required personal finance curriculum to all our middle school students.”
The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the Community Center in Brussels. 

Anyone who is at least 17 years of age, weighs at least 110 pounds or is 16 with parent permission, and is in good health may donate blood. The parent permission form can be found online at To sign up to give blood you can do one of following:
·      Sign up online at and search the drop down menu titled “Give Blood.”

You can then search your nearest blood drive and schedule an appointment at the Brussels Community Center in Brussels (you will need to type in Brussels zip code “54204”).
·      Call and make an appointment by contacting the Southern Door High School office at (920) 825-7333. (Summer Hours are 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Monday through Thursday)
·      Walk-ins are also accepted; but there may be a greater wait time.

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Remember: Save a life; give blood.
Eighteen years ago the Carrie Ann Renard Memorial Annual Cheesehead Open was established. The mission was to create an annual outing to celebrate Carrie's memory and at the same time raise proceeds to benefit organizations Carrie and the Renard family were passionate about. With community support, more than $170,000 has been donated to Southern Door Girls' Athletics as well as DoorCANcer over the years. The Renard family would like to thank all who made our mission possible, and the outcome of our mission a positive one.

Please join us in making our last year of the Carrie Ann Renard Memorial unforgettable. Donations will be accepted through December 31, 2020. All funds received will be donated to Southern Door Girls' Athletics. Please send donations to: Carrie Ann Renard Memorial, Attn: Jason Norton, 1516 Dead End Road, Brussels, WI 54204