July 30, 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, can be found at this link on the district website. This plan will be updated after the August 10, 2020 special board meeting, when more details will be provided as a result of our continued planning, including the impact of the county advisory and the state order regarding face coverings/masks at school. 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.

In November 2018, the community supported a facility referendum to renovate classroom spaces and provide additional safety improvements. If you have driven past the school, you may have noticed that construction has now progressed to some of the outside areas. Paving is being completed for the refurbished playground and high school parking lot areas. The new addition features a secure high school entrance. Renovation of indoor spaces actually began in early spring when school was closed, and has been progressing along nicely. Elementary/middle school students now have safer, self-contained classrooms with walls and doors, instead of the previous open concept design. The old multipurpose media pit area has been converted to a fully functional PreK-8 library media center. Tech ed areas have been refreshed. A special thank you is due to our custodian/maintenance team for all their hard work this summer, to not only handle their usual cleaning responsibilities, but also partner closely with the construction companies as areas of the facility were used.

This is just a reminder of some great resources that have been planned for parents. A Facebook live session this evening at 6pm 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 in more detail in this newsletter.

We thank all those who continue to work together with us to prepare and create a reopening that is Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud!

Have a great week!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Staff Positions Available
*Registration Open Now
*Kids Going Back to School
*Hunter Education Safety Classes Update
*Parent Cafe Features SD Counselors
*Student Council Holds Blood Drive
*Carrie Ann Renard Memorial
*Farmers to Families Food Program
*Big Brothers Big Sisters Recycling Event
*Summer Food Program
*Student-Athlete Sport Physicals

-- 6p Back to School "Facebook lIve" with Door County Medical Center on their Facebook (see details below)
Sat Aug 1
-- DNR Field Day Courses (see details below)
Wed Aug 5
-- 4-6p Farmers to Families Food Box event at County Park (see below for details)
Thurs Aug 6
-- 6p Parent Cafe featuring SD Counselors on Zoom (see details below)
Sat Aug 15
-- 8a-noon Big Brothers Big Sisters Recycling Event at Tractor Supply Lot in Sturgeon Bay (see details below)
-- 11a Brianna Partyka cantors Diocesan event
Tues Aug 25
-- 9a-2p Student Council Blood Drive at Brussels Community Center
Tonight, Thursday, July 30 at 6p, 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 6p 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 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 
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 redcross.org. 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 (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