July 18, 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,
It's hard to believe that the start of school is just a little over six weeks away. This year is like no other, and it's understandable that everyone seems anxious to have all the answers now, as if school starts tomorrow. Just like other local schools, our planning efforts need to remain flexible and be responsive to the continuing change of information regarding the pandemic. Many local schools in the area are sharing basic information about the models they will use to educate students, with more details to come as the start of school nears on September 1st.

Families should be watching for an Infinite Campus messenger email from the district on Monday. This email will include a one-page flyer of some key information regarding Southern Door's reopening of school. There will also be a link to a parent survey to assist us in our planning. Parents will be asked to select which of the two options being offered - either on-site face-to-face 5 days a week or full remote learning, they desire. If a parent desires full remote learning, they will be contacted by an administrator to have a conversation about their needs so that a personalized remote learning plan can be developed. If a parent is unable to choose an option at this time, they can also indicate that they would like an administrator to contact them so that their personal questions can be answered. Parents will also be asked to indicate whether or not they plan to have their students ride the bus to school.

On Tuesday, families will receive a second Infinite Campus messenger email with specific details regarding the opening of registration on Wednesday, July 22nd. If families are new to the district or need assistance to register their children, they can call their respective school office to make an appointment anytime between now and mid-August.

The successful reopening of school is going to take the efforts of everyone – students, staff, families, and community. We know that if we all work together, our partnership will create a reopening that is Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud!

Have a great week!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*SD Fire Department Fundraiser
*Childcare Listening Sessions
*Hunter Safety Classes
*Summer Food Program
*Student-Athlete Sport Physicals

Please see the notice on the right about an upcoming event on Saturday, July 25, 2020 to raise funds to support a new Jaws of Life unit for for the Southern Door Fire Department.

Help support this important group of first responders in our community!
The Wisconsin Department of Children & Families wants to hear from you about our community's child care needs and challenges! Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your stories and thoughts on how we can move forward.The listening sessions are starting and will be conducted online.  

Sign up to be part of the upcoming Listening Sessions! (Space is limited.) 
Who do they want to hear from? Parents, family members, child care providers, businesses, and community members. That means they want to hear from you!

The Northeastern Virtual Listening Session will take place Monday, July 27th, 9:00-10:30am.  (You can participate online or by phone.)
Registration instructions are found at this link.  Please register for only one session as space is limited.
Two Hunter Education - Internet Field Day Courses to be Offered in Sturgeon Bay
Saturday, August 1st from 9am - 1pm or 2pm - 6pm
Door County Rod and Gun Club
For general information about Hunter Education Course Requirements and Hunter Internet Field Days, use the following WI DNR website link and select the “Hunting” tab:  https://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html

For more information about these specific Door County courses and enrollment, or to find future courses as they become available, visit the following WI DNR Go Wild website and select “Door” from the County drop down menu: https://gowild.wi.gov/customers/safetyedclass