July 25, 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.

You can access an overview of the district’s current plan by clicking on this link: Fly Like an Eagle Re-entry Plan . More details can be found at this link on the district website. This plan is updated to reflect the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the pandemic including advisories or orders from a higher authority.

Across our country, the issue of face coverings/masks is a divisive issue. We do know that if we want students and staff to be back on site in school, and school to remain open, that 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.

This coming week, our administrative team will be connecting with parents who had questions regarding their child's learning options for the coming year. In addition, we are continuing our plans to mitigate health & safety risks, and to prepare for addressing the educational and mental health needs of our students.

There are some great resources planned for parents. A Facebook live session on Thursday with Door County Medical Center's Dr. Heise and pediatrician, Dr. Fogarty, will address "Back to School in the Era of COVID-19". A week later, our own Southern Door counselors will be part of a virtual Parent Cafe to answer parent questions about students' return to school. Both sessions are described more in detail below in this newsletter.

The summer is going by fast and it's hard to believe July is almost over. We know that if we all work together to prepare for the start of our school, our partnership will create a reopening that is Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud!

Have a great week!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Board of Education Recap
*Registration Open Now
*Student to Perform for Diocese
*Parents Supporting Parents
*Kids Going Back to School - Facebook Live
*Hunter Education Safety Classes Update
*Parent Cafe Features SD Counselors
*Carrie Ann Renard Memorial
*Summer Food Program
*Student-Athlete Sport Physicals
Click here for a summary of Monday night's Board meeting.
Click here for the Superintendent's Good News Report.
Mon July 27
-- Deadline of Parent Survey for Choosing Options (In-Person or Remote)
--12noon -1pm - Parents Supporting Parents Virtual Session on Zoom (see below)
Thurs July 30
-- 6p Hospital Facebook Live presentation on "Back to School" (see below)
Sat Aug 1
-- DNR Field Day Courses (see below)
Congratulations to senior, Brianna Partyka, who has the honor of singing on August 15, 2020 at the 11am mass at The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, in Champion, WI for the Assumption of the Blesses Virgin Mary Celebration.

This will be Brianna's 3rd year in a row of being selected as cantor for this prestigious honor. A featured solo will be "Ave Maria." Brianna is the daughter of Steve and Dawn Partyka.
Parents Supporting Parents (PSP ) 12-1p Monday, July 27

PSP is an exciting new program being developed here in Wisconsin for parents who have, or are currently receiving, services through our child welfare departments. Door County was one of three Wisconsin counties selected to be an innovation zone to pilot the program.

Parents Supporting Parents is all about empowering parents and making sure parent voice, and perspective, is heard and taken into consideration. We are very excited to provide information about this program and are also offering a way for those who are interested, to get involved. Please click on this link to learn more about the program. Please click on this link to learn more about a parent advisory council that is also being organized.

Presenters: Quinn Hansen (MSW, Social Worker Supervisor - DCDHHS) and Rebecca Nicholson (Community Connector - DCPCF)

Please RSVP  here. Once you RSVP you will receive an email with the Zoom link.
On Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m., Dr. Jim Heise, DCMC Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Amy Fogarty, DCMC Pediatrician will host a Facebook Live discussion about kids going back to school in our community this fall. They will share recent news on what’s happening with COVID-19 as it relates to children and address questions and concerns specific to the safe return to school.

Please log on to the Door County Medical Center Facebook page at 6 p.m. on July 30th and wait for the live video to begin.
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
Southern Door Parent Café
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Zoom meeting from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Featuring Southern Door Counselors
Join Zoom Meeting at www.zoom.com
Click Join a Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 1476 2616
Passcode: 801756

We will be discussing concerns around the start of school, talking about how to keep our kids and ourselves mentally healthy in the new school year, and much more. Southern Door school district counselors will participate in the call.

Contact Chad with any questions:
call/text 920.421.3146 or
email chad@unitedwaydc.com 
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