May 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,
We have a busy week ahead of us as we wrap up the 2019-20 school year - one that has certainly been unique in so many ways. While the memories of the last ten weeks are probably freshest in our minds, let's not forget all the wonderful accomplishments of our students and staff throughout the entire year!

While we may not have been able to enjoy the on-site face to face opportunities of years past to honor our students through end-of-year on-site events, our staff has risen to the challenge of keeping many of those traditions alive with virtual presentations. These presentations have allowed so many people in the community to celebrate our students' accomplishments. As a result of our being "remote", we also started some new traditions with the Class of 2020 that may well become part of our continuing salute to graduating classes. Our last tribute to our seniors was Sunday at 2pm with our virtual graduation ceremony. If you missed it on Facebook or the district website, you can still access it at this link .

Lastly, our school year officially ends at noon on Wednesday, May 27th. While it may be a little different, we still have plans to do our traditional "bubble" farewell to our students, so check out Facebook and the district website at noon!

Things change day by day, and although no one can predict what the fall may bring, we do know that school will reopen come September 1st. It may be a modified version of what we have known in the past, but we are as anxious as all of you, to have our halls once again filled with students and staff. Our summer will be busy planning for a variety of scenarios, pending how the summer unfolds, and guidelines from Public Health and the Department of Public Instruction. We do know that health & safety, teaching & learning, and our capacity to ensure those things will be our key priorities. I know that one thing we have learned as the Southern Door School Community this year more than any other, is that no matter what detours may come our way, we will always soar to new heights, and remain Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud!

Yours in Education! Stay safe and keep healthy!
Patti
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
IN THIS ISSUE
*Last Day of School
*Material & Equipment Return
*National Honor Society
*Music Students Salute Senior Members
*Special Thank You to Lion Jim Noll
*Recycling Event at Gardner Town Hall
*Summer Meals Program Starts June 8th
*Brick Sale Reminder
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Classes for this school year will end at noon on Wednesday, May 27. A special virtual "good-bye" send-off will occur at noon on Facebook and on district website.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Meal Delivery Program - l
11a-12noon Free Breakfast/Lunch
3-5p Free Dinners
May 26 - School Resumes
May 27 - School Year Ends at Noon
12:30-6:30p Material & Equipment Return
7p 8th Grade Send-Off Ceremony on Facebook & District Website
May 28 - 7a-3p Material & Equipment Return
6-7:30p Curbside Diploma Presentation to Graduates
May 29 - Last day for Breakfast/Lunch and Evening Meals
May 30 - 9a-1p Recycling Event at Gardner Town Hall
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT RETURN PROCEDURE
Hours are: Wednesday, May 27 from 12:30-6:30pm and Thursday, May 28 from 7am-3pm.

A curbside drop-off will occur for all technology (chrome book, charging cord, and hot spot – if used) as well as library books, classroom books, and textbooks. At the same time, we will also return to you, materials that are still here at school, such as memory books, art projects, etc.

For everyone's health & safety, we ask families to follow the guidelines given to us :
1) Stay in your car and do not leave it . Staff members, who are masked, and have gloves on will come to get materials from you and give you materials that are still at school.
2) As you enter the property, please follow the signs.
* Station #1 - All Students - Chromebook, charging cord, case (if one was provided), and "MyFi hot spot" (if one was provided) for all students returned to a box which will be provided. We'll ask you about any known tech issues when you return your devices, so they can be noted and fixed prior to the start of school​.
* Station # 2 - M iddle school/high school Only - library and textbooks should be put in a plastic bag (preferably a clear one, so contents can be seen) and deposited at Station #2. If there are any materials to be picked up by middle/high school students, they will be distributed at Station #2.
* Station #3 - Elementary Only - Elementary library, classroom books, and textbooks, and any other materials should be put in a plastic bag (preferably a clear one, so contents can be seen) and deposited at Station #3.
* Station #4 - Elementary Only - Art supplies, yearbooks, etc. will be brought to cars of elementary families at Station #4.

Note : Given that over 1000 students' supplies will be returned, we appreciate everyone's patience, as we have tried to streamline this process for as much efficiency as possible. Any missing or forgotten materials need to be returned by June 5 or applicable fees charged.
STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – Congratulations to these sophomores and juniors who were inducted into the Southern Door NHS during a virtual ceremony that aired Sunday night: Kaylee Griep; Collin Grota; Hailey Kroening; Chloe LaCrosse; Katelyn LeCloux; Hayley LeRoy; Stephany Massart; Alexander Montana; Anna Olson; Luke Olson; Nicholas Pierre; Marlen Ramirez; Gabi Renard; Hannah Rouer; James Rudy; Anna Staudenmaier; Morgan Walker; and Melanie Watters. 
MUSIC STUDENTS SALUTE SENIOR MEMBERS On May 5th, the high school band and choir would have had their final concert of the school year. At this concert, senior music students would have been honored for their leadership and dedication to the music program in their time at Southern Door. Because we were not able to celebrate this day together, the underclassmen music students put together this tribute for their friends. Thank you seniors, it's been an honor to work with you. Click on this link to access the video.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LION JIM NOLL , from the Brussels Lions who has been assisting our Lunch crew every day at the Brussels Fire Station. Jim kept things lively by dressing up in costumes to entertain the children and families each week on Wacky Wednesdays! Thank you, Lion Jim for helping to “serve” our Southern Door school community!