February 5, 2021

Dear Southern Door Community,

It always seems that despite the various Groundhog predictions, Mother Nature always has the last word! The decision to close school, delay two hours, or dismiss early is NEVER made lightly. The safety of our students and our staff is always our first and foremost priority! As you well know, Door County schools are often affected by lake effect weather so even the meteorologists can't always predict what is in store for us. Our administrative team consults with the highway department, weather bureaus, and other school districts. Transportation weighs in more heavily in our district than it does in more urban areas where children walk to school.

Parents have the ultimate decision of whether they feel it is safe weather-wise for their children to come to school. If school is in session and parents are personally concerned about sending their children to school because of weather conditions, they should notify the school that their children will be absent. These decisions will be honored by staff and are then considered an excused absence.

With the conclusion of the first semester of school comes the opportunity for us to recognize those secondary students who have distinguished themselves academically. Click on this link to access the Middle School Honor Roll and on this link for the High School Honor Roll. Please join me in congratulating these students. Many of them are also engaged in student activities, work experiences, and community volunteerism.

Finally, good luck to our individual students and their teams as they enter regional, sectional, and state competitions! GO EAGLES!!

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*School Website is Down
*Mental Health Newsletter
*2021-22 School Year Calendar
*Swimmers Head to State
*Wrestler Earns 100 Pins
*Wrestlers Advance to Sectionals
*Senior Enters 1000 Point Club
*Math Team Success
*Trap Shoot Info Meeting
*Construction Certificate Obtained
*Student Council Blood Drive
*Positive Parents Program
*High School Nursing Program
*Farmers to Families
*Raising a Thinking Child
*Register for Elementary STEAM Program
School Website: Technical Issues
The school district's website host is experiencing technical difficulties, and as a result our website is not working. We are waiting for them to fix the problem. Click on this link to access a list of frequently accessed links for parents to use while the site is down.
NotePlease closely monitor the school calendar and sign up for rschooltoday updates so you are made aware of cancellations and postponements, especially now with the ever changing times.

Friday, February 5
EAGLE STRONG School Spirit Day
--Swimming at State
--Girls Basketball vs Gibraltar
--Boys Basketball @ Peshtigo
Saturday, February 6
--Wrestling Sectionals
--Girls Basketball vs Algoma

Monday, February 8
--School Perceptions Parent Survey Sent
--Boys Basketball vs Sevastopol
--Middle School Wrestling vs Denmark
--Middle School Basketball @ Oconto
--6:00pm Board of Education Retreat
Tuesday, February 9
--7p Girls Basketball Playoff vs Sturgeon Bay
Wednesday, February 10
--10:20a SD on WDOR radio
--5:30p Virtual Info Meeting for MS/HS Trap
--6:15p Athletic Booster Club Meeting
Thursday, February 11
--MS Basketball vs Algoma
--4:30-7:30p Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
--7p Pre-recorded HS Music Concert Airs
--7p FFA Alumni Meeting
Friday, February 12
Valentine School Spirit Day
--9a-2p Student Council Blood Drive at Brussels Community Center
--4:30-6p Farmers to Families FREE Food Event at Fairgrounds (see flyer below)
Mental Health Wellness Matters Newsletter
Click on this link to access the February newsletter.
Next Year's School Calendar Approved!
Click on this link to access 2021-22 school calendar.
Congratulations to Jacob Norton Luke Bousley and Drew Rass who qualified in several individual and team events for state competition this Friday in Waukesha.
Congratulations to Griffin Slezewski who was recognized for earning 100 wins in his high school career, which is a great accomplishment!
Congratulations to 4 of our Eagles high school wrestlers as they advance to the wrestling sectional Saturday in Valders!
106 Spencer Slezewski; 120 Trevor Englebert;
160 Grant Englebert; and 285 Brodie Overbeck.
Pictured rom left to right are Englebert (T); Englebert (G); Overbeck; and Slezewski.
Congratulations to Nicole Norton, 🦅Southern Door's newest member of the 1000 Point Club🏀. Nicole reached one thousand points in the game last night where the Eagles beat Peshtigo in overtime. Pictured with Nicole are her mom, Marissa and Dad, Jason. (Pictures courtesy of Ann Bretl). Thank you, Nicole for giving us so many memories of your great basketball career here at Southern Door! 🙂
The math team took 3rd place this past week, missing 2nd place by just 2 points. Laura Zittlow took 4th place for sophomores. James Zittlow tied for 1st place for freshmen, which was the 2nd highest score of all students. Josh Nachtwey placed 3rd for freshmen. The team’s last meet is next Monday with a number of students in the running for all-conference placements.
Virtual Info Meeting for Trap Shoot Club
5:30pm Wed. February 10
The Southern Door School-Affiliated Trap Shoot Club starts its first season in spring, 2021. A virtual information meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10 for any interested grade 6-12 students and their parents. Click on this link to access the meeting (meet.google.com/krd-osjr-qfp) or call in to this number: +1 929-282-1362 PIN: 759 498 970#. 
Congratulations to Lucas Bousley, Alex Daoust, and Brandon Kaczmarek who earned their OSHA 10 certification with assistance from Therma-Tron-X, Inc. OSHA 10 training teachers basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry. After piloting this with Southern Door, TTX is now offering this training to other schools in Door County.

A special thank you to TTX and instructor Jon Burk for this great opportunity for our students. Pictured from left to right are Bousley, Daoust, and Kaczmarek. 
Student Council Blood Drive - February 12, 2021
The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive from 9am-2pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Community Center in Brussels, located at 1366 Junction Road (DK).   

To sign up to give blood you can do one of following:
·      Sign up online at www.redcross.org 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.
·      Call and make an appointment by contacting the Southern Door High School office at (920) 825-7333. Hours are 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM – Monday through Friday.
·      Walk-ins are also accepted; but there may be a greater wait time.
These Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminars will provide parents of children ages 0-12 with a toolbox of strategies to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place. Participate virtually from the comfort of your own home and walk away with more knowledge and confidence as a parent! Attend one, two, or all three of the seminars at no cost to you.
The Power of Positive Parenting on Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30-8pm
Raising Confident, Competent Children on Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30-8pm
Raising Resilient Children on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30-8pm
Click on this link for more details on each seminar.
EARLY COLLEGE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM AT NWTC FOR HIGH SCHOOL A virtual presentation on February 9th at 6pm will provide information on the Early College Practical Nursing Program being offered at the NWTC Sturgeon Bay Campus starting Fall 2021. During this session students and parents will learn more about healthcare careers in general, the various pathways offered at NWTC, what it takes to have a career in healthcare, and you'll find out how our students can participate in the Early College Practical Nursing program while in High School. The presentation on February 9th at 6pm can be accessed at this link.