Volume 5 | Issue 2 | August 21, 2020
District News
Board Brief, Video & Agenda | August 17 & 24
The latest board brief (for the August 17 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
 
Click here for a video of the August 17 meeting.
 
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for August 24 on our Agendas & Minutes page
Model A Decision & First Week Of School
If you have not had a chance to read this letter, which was sent to all families on August 18, please do so. The letter covers the board's decision to begin the 2020-21 school year with Model A and provides details about the slow start first week of school.
A Day In The Life
Each building has created a "Day In The Life" for an in-person student. These are now available on our Reopening Fall 2020 page. Principals are currently creating similar documents for our distance learners. Those will be posted on Monday.
Schedules & Teacher Assignments
On Tuesday, we sent a form for parents wishing to request a change to their instructional delivery choice. That form closes today. We will now need time to process those requests and create sections/classes accordingly. Student schedules and teacher assignments will be available by the end of next week.
Devices: Update, Charge, & Repair
Attention 7th through 12th grade families: With the start of the school year just around the corner, it is important that each district device is updated. This is automatically done when the device is charged overnight. Now is a great time for students to submit help desk tickets for any needed device repairs or to purchase a replacement charger!
School Photos
Two photo days will be held at Whitnall High School for anyone in the district to come get their photo taken (staff and students), so families with students in multiple grades can all attend together. We’ve worked with VIP to ensure social distancing and safe procedures. Students only are to enter the photo area this year. To avoid lines, please make every attempt to arrive during the following suggested time frames, assigned alphabetically by your family last name (see recommendations below). Again, these times are not required, but will help to reduce lines.

Tuesday, August 25, 9 AM-7 PM, Last name starts with A-L
Letter A: 9-10 AM. B,C: 10-11 AM. D: 11 AM-12 PM. E: 12-1 PM. F: 1-2 PM. G, H: 2-3 PM. I: 3-4 PM. J: 4-5 PM. K: 5-6 PM. L: 6-7 PM.

Monday, August 31, 8 AM-6 PM, Last name starts with M-Z
Letter M: 8-9 AM. N,O: 9-10 AM. P,Q: 10-11 AM. R: 11 AM-12 PM. S: 12-1 PM. T: 1-2 PM. U: 2-3 PM. V: 3-4 PM. W: 4-5 PM. X,Y,Z: 5-6 PM.
  
How to order school portraits: For safety and convenience, this year all orders will be placed online. Images will be posted to view and order within a week after your photo day. You'll receive an email alert when images are ready to view, and all orders will be delivered to your home. To place your order after photo day, go to vipis.com. For additional options and information email support@vipis.com.

WHS Cafeteria & Common Space Tour
The high school's remodeled cafeteria and new common space are nearing completion, and we can't wait for you to see them! Save the date!

August 27, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 PM (Arrive at any time during this window)
WHS (Use Athletic Entrance / Door #5)

Attendees will be expected to wear masks, there will be staggered entrances, and the tour will move in only one direction.
Hales Corners Library
Whitnall High School
Yearbooks
In the spring, due to popular demand, an additional run of yearbooks was ordered. Those who purchased one can pick it up starting next week at the high school during regular office hours. There are some extras available for purchase for $80. Please contact Beth Voelkel to purchase one. 
 
Seniors: All senior pictures must be submitted by November 1, 2020. Click here for submission instructions. 

Senior Families: Celebrate your senior by dedicating a section of the yearbook to them by purchasing a senior ad! Click here for how to order.
School Supplies
Students will use their school-issued chromebooks for most of their classwork. Students should bring writing utensils, notebook paper, and either folders or binders for organizing handouts. If a class requires anything special beyond these basics, the teacher will communicate that on the first day of school.
Returning Books
If you have textbooks or other books from Whitnall High School, please return these when you get your photo taken on 8/25 or 8/31. Make sure to put the books in a bag clearly marked with your name.
Whitnall Middle School
Student Supply Kits
Families that pre-ordered school supply kits online may pick them up in the WMS main office Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. Park and ring the bell at the main office entrance and we will bring the supply kit to you. Supply kits that are not picked up prior to school will be delivered to your child’s classroom. Should you have any questions, please contact Dawn Jones 414-525-8660 or e-mail dmjones@whitnall.com
Noon Hour Supervisor Needed
Whitnall Middle School has a vacancy for a noon hour supervisor. This position involves daily supervision in the lunchroom and on the playground from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Pay is competitive. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply. Look for posting #89084 or contact Mr. D’Acquisto at 414-525-8652 or cdacquisto@whitnall.com 
Returning Books
If you have textbooks or other books from Whitnall Middle School, please return these when you get your photo taken on 8/25 or 8/31. Make sure to put the books in a bag clearly marked with your name.
Backpacks
New for the 2020-21 school year, we are encouraging students to take backpacks to class with all the necessary learning materials they will need throughout the day in an effort to reduce trips to their locker and eliminate hallway congestion.
Edgerton Elementary
Food Truck & Meet The Principal Night
The Edgerton Elementary PTO is excited to offer a Back to School Food Truck & Meet the Principal Night on Wednesday, August 26th. Come meet our new principal Mrs. Zei, enjoy dinner from Matty's Food Truck and a tasty ice cream treat from Musa's Ice Cream Truck. Everything will be held outdoors on the parking lot/playground with plenty of room to spread out safely. You will be able to join the EES PTO, get a peek at our new spirit wear sale, and get information on our school's Boy & Girl Scout troops. This is also a great opportunity to see friends you have missed over the last few months and support our school! Please click here for the flyer. We hope to see you on the 26th!
Noon Hour Supervisors Needed
Edgerton Elementary School has three openings for noon hour supervisors. Interested candidates should apply on WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access) Position # 77575 or contact Ms. Zei at 414-525-8900 for more information.
School Supply Kits & Lists
Families who ordered supply kits from the EES PTO can pick up their kits on August 24th at the following times: 8 -10 AM, 12 - 2 PM and 4 - 6 PM. Pull up to our curbside pick up in the front parking lot at EES.

Please click here to view our revised student supply list. We understand that some supplies may not be available at this time.  
Hales Corners Elementary
Noon Hour Supervisor Positions Open
HCE is looking for a Noon Hour Supervisor. The position is Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply. Look for WECAN posting #87517.
Student Supply Lists
Student supply lists are linked HERE. If you ordered a school supply kit, pick up information will be shared directly.
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
A Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is currently underway! Support our PTO while discovering favorite characters, series, and collections. Orders are delivered right to your home and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Families can shop online until September 4th. For more information or to place an order, please click HERE.
Spirit Wear Sale
Check out the HCE PTO spirit wear sale! Let’s show our falcon pride!
PTO Newsletter
The PTO Scoops September newsletter can be found here. This newsletter contains information about PTO events, including upcoming meetings and ways to support the PTO.