January 14, 2021
“Participation in various after-school programs and co-curricular activities provides students with the opportunity to acquire leadership, confidence, planning, and social skills that are important for a successful life.”


Dear Southern Door Community,
After-school program activities, the arts, athletics, and clubs can help our children become more well-rounded, provide some quality, real-world types of experiences (some of which may expose them to career connections or at least career-related skills), and help them develop confidence in a variety of settings. Many of us value these as part of a well-rounded educational experience because we believe that there are some things that can be learned on the court, on the field, on a stage, or in an ensemble that may not be as easily learned in the classroom.

During this unusual year, when we have to re-structure the way we provide these opportunities, we have still been able to offer many of the experiences that have been a part of student life here at Southern Door for generations. The resiliency of our students has allowed them to participate under very different conditions. Our basketball and wrestling teams are undefeated; the musical cast is practicing for their big debut; math teams are competing; clubs are meeting; and recently we added some youth sport activities.

We appreciate everyone’s assistance in ensuring that health & safety protocols are being followed at school and at home, and while we may not be able to fill the gym or auditorium with fans, like in years past, we can still celebrate the achievements of our students. Your support of their involvement, and your recognition of their efforts, is important to our students as individuals, as teams/clubs, and to our school as a community that is Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong.

Yours in Education,
Patti
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
IN THIS ISSUE
*Facebook Live on Vaccines
*Senior Basketball Players
*Slezewski Recognized by Team
*Archery Club to Start
*High School BRIDGES Program
*Elementary STEAM Night
*COVID Is Exhausting
*Caring Closet Needs
FACEBOOK LIVE TONIGHT AT 6PM Join Dr. Jim Heise, DCMC Chief Medical Officer, and Susan Powers, Public Health Manager/Health Officer of Door County Public Health, LIVE for a conversation about COVID-19 Vaccines on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 6 p.m. They will share the most recent news on what is happening in our community, including an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and address viewers’ questions and concerns. Log on to the Door County Medical Center Facebook page and wait for the video to begin. 
IMPORTANT DATES
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.

Thursday, January 14
Girls basketball vs Sevastopol;
Wrestling vs Peshtigo & Oconto Falls @Luxemburg-Casco;
6p COVID is Exhausting session - see flyer in the community section below
6p Door County Medical Center Facebook Live with COVID-19 Update
7p FFA Alumni meeting
Friday, January 15
PACKER THEME DAY;
Boys basketball vs Algoma (Senior Night)
Saturday, January 16
Girls basketball vs Kewaunee

Monday, January 18
Federal Martin Luther King Day
Girls Basketball @ Kewaunee
6:30p Board of Education meeting
Tuesday, January 19
Boys Basketball vs Gibraltar
Thursday, January 21
Girls Basketball vs NEW
Friday, January 22
Early Release Day
Recordkeeping in afternoon
Boys Basketball @ Kewaunee
Girls Basketball @ Sturgeon Bay
Saturday, January 23
Wrestling @ Denmark
Girls Basketball @ Crivitz
Boys Basketball @ Sevastopol
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOYS' BASKETBALL SENIORS
Friday night, we will recognize our Seniors at the home game vs Algoma, as the boys continue their undefeated season! In a normal basketball season, the gym would be filled to recognize the seniors as they wrap up their basketball career. However, this year we hope you will join us in virtually applauding them if watching the game, or thanking them when you see them personally.

Thank you seniors for the fun, the memories, and the leadership! We love you all, will miss you next year, and all our best wishes for you in the future! Pictured from left to right are: Nate Everard, Nick Baudhuin, Marcus Marchant , Devin Schinktgen, Alex Daoust, and Blake Skippon. GO EAGLES!
WRESTLING TEAM HONORS GRIFFIN SLEZEWSKI
On Wednesday, the SD wrestling program gathered to honor one of their own - Griffin Slezewski, who will be attending Augsburg University, a private college in Minneapolis, Minnesota for his academic studies, and to continue his wrestling career. Pictured are Griffin with his dad, Kevin and mom, Tracy, as well as the high school wrestling team where Griffin was recognized for his athletic and academic accomplishments and overcoming his health challenges. Congratulations, Griffin! We look forward to your continued success as a student athlete at Augsburg.
ARCHERY CLUB TO START FEBRUARY 1
The Brett Buhr Archery Club for students in grades 4-12 will be in session on Monday nights, from 5:30-7:00pm, with Advisors Mr. Seth Wilson and Mr. Joe Knaapen. Dates the club will meet are from February 1 - March 22, 2021. 

Please see the attached flyer & registration form. Enrollment is limited on a first come - first serve basis. Registration is due no later than Tuesday, January 26, 2021. 
High School BRIDGES Program Builds Return for Students
As families become more comfortable sending their kids back to school, the high school has launched a program to ensure a smooth transition. The Bridges Program, launched last week to give students who have been learning 100 percent remotely since the beginning of the school year a chance to engage with their teachers and be on campus for a limited amount of time each week.

The program was developed in response to parents asking for additional learning opportunities for students in remote learning, and for help addressing their child’s social and emotional needs.

Students meet in the FAB Lab conference room three days a week, for two hours a day. They have access to a teacher, separate from the rest of the student population, to answer questions and monitor progress. The program is designed to foster success for students who want to re-engage with in-person learning.
CARING CLOSET NEED DONATIONS
Do you have any gently used winter clothing such as mittens, hats, snow boots or snow pants that you are no longer using? Or are you able to purchase "new" items to donate? If so, please consider donating them to our school's Caring Closet. Donations may be dropped off in the Elementary/Middle School office during normal school hours, or sent to school with your child to add to the Caring Closet. Thank you in advance for your donation.