Volume 4 | Issue 30 | April 17, 2020
District News
Important Update
Yesterday, the Department of Health Services extended the current Safer at Home order until 8 AM on May 26, 2020. The Governor included all K-12 public and private school buildings to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year; however, this does not close school operations. Please see the statement below from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor:
“The closure of school buildings does not mean the end of services to children. The Department of Public Instruction remains committed to supporting schools and districts as they continue to care for their students, advance continuity of learning, provide meals for students, plan for the remainder of the year, and begin to plan for summer school opportunities and next fall due to COVID-19.”

While I am sure you may have many questions (as do I), the question regarding if we will return this school year has been answered. At this time, we will stay our course of action and work through the questions.

I am sure I am not alone when I am saddened by the thought of not being able to bring closure to this school year in our typical manner. I am most saddened for our seniors. We are working on how to acknowledge, recognize, and celebrate in new ways. Please share ideas with principals so we can brainstorm and plan together. The collaboration of our entire school community will have the biggest impact.

Lisa L. Olson, Ph.D.
Board Brief & Video | April 13
The latest board brief (for the April 13 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here f or a v ideo of the April 13 meeting.
Summer School
We previously reported that we had delayed our online registration for summer school, which was to open on April 1. With the recent announcement of closing school buildings for the remainder of the school year, we will now wait to see what additional guidance we receive. Currently, DPI does not allow school districts to offer virtual summer school for students in grades K-6, but we have heard they are reviewing this restriction. We will keep you posted and share as we continue to plan.
No Virtual Learning April 29
There will be no virtual learning for students on Wednesday, April 29. Educators will be using the day for planning and training.
Feedback Surveys
During the week of April 20, we will be giving surveys to our students, parents, and staff to gather feedback. Survey topics include academic learning, social emotional health, technology, and communication. Please look for the survey via email.
A Message From Our District Nurse
Click here to read a message from our district nurse.
Whitnall High School
Emotional Support
If students are having a difficult time emotionally, we are here to help. Please encourage your student to reach out to a teacher, counselor, or use this   form   to connect with the pupil services team.  
Running Out Of Yearbooks
We are running low on yearbooks. Get yours today for $75! Go to www.yearbookforever.com .
Whitnall Middle School
Belongings Pickup
Thank you to all those that have come to pick up items that remained at WMS. These past two weeks of pickups (a huge thanks to Ms. Jones and Ms. Sobush) appear to have provided an opportunity for many to get their items. After Friday, April 17, pickups will be paused until we can determine new dates/steps. Please contact the office for additional information and an office staff member will get back to you ASAP.
Yearbook Information
The last day to order the 2019-2020 WMS yearbook is Friday, April 24th. If you would still like to place an order, you can go to the WMS website or CLICK HERE .
Student Learning Schedule
There are no A/B days during virtual learning. Student schedules have been shared with all students and can be found on our website .
Edgerton Elementary
Edgerton PTO Spirit Wear Sale
The PTO is still holding the spring spirit wear sale. All orders will be submitted online. The deadline to place your order is April 30, 2020. More details about the pickup times will be available in the next few weeks.   

For Your Reference
The following links were shared in the April 2020 EES Family Newsletter related to virtual learning.

Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary! Some activities you might want to do as a family include: go on a walk, watch birds in your yard, pick up trash in your neighborhood, and think about ways you can recycle.  
Hales Corners Elementary
2019-2020 Yearbook
Place your order NOW to get your HCE 2019-2020 yearbook! To ensure your order is received, you need to place your order by Friday, May 1 . You can find the link HERE . Once you log in, type in our school name. Then, click on the purple icon that says "yearbook." If you have any questions, please contact the VIP customer service line at (262) 375-9633.