Volume 5 | Issue 3 | August 28, 2020
District News
Board Brief & Video | August 24
The latest board brief (for the August 24 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the August 24 meeting.
Transportation
Please read this letter regarding bussing.
Substitute Teachers Needed
If you hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, you can obtain a three-year short-term substitute license by completing a state-approved educator preparation program. If you are obtaining your substitute license for the first time, the district will reimburse your license cost of $125 after you substitute for the district for the first time during the 2020-2021 school year. To get started, check out these great resources...
 
CESA 2 offers an online, self-paced course for only $150. Learn more at https://www.cesa2.org/programs/subtraining/.
 
CESA 1 hosts periodic training sessions, continues to add more courses, and will meet the needs of any district. Click here to learn more details including how to register.
 
Once you obtain your license, complete the application process with Teachers on Call. If you have questions, please email Karen Gonzalez, Human Resources Manager, at kgonzalez@whitnall.com.
Earn Extra Cash
Are you looking for an opportunity to earn some extra cash? Would you like to do so in a familiar setting and with flexible hours? If so, Whitnall has the perfect opportunity for you! We are hiring for custodial work, approximately 4-5 hours per night, Monday through Friday. You will be helping to ensure that our buildings are clean and safe! Visit WECAN to apply or contact HR Manager Karen Gonzalez (kgonzalez@whitnall.com or 414-525-8420) for more information.
Schedules
Student schedules will be available today Friday, August 28 at various times throughout the day, by school building. We thank you for your patience and understanding!
School Photos
Our final photo day is Monday! We’ve worked with VIP to ensure social distancing and safe procedures. To avoid lines, please make every attempt to arrive during the suggested time frames, assigned alphabetically by family last name. These times are not required, but will help to reduce lines. If your family's last name falls earlier in the alphabet than what is listed and you were not able to attend the first photo day, you should attend on the 31st. This photo day is for all schools and grade levels.

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.

Lunch Sign Up Form (September 1-4)
Next week, when students only attend for one day, lunches are available for every Whitnall  student for purchase on Tuesday, September 1 (2 lunches) and Thursday, September 3 (2 lunches) for the days they are not in school. Pickup will occur at the high school from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Door 15Starting September 8, lunches will be available for pickup for all distance learners. Please see the “Distance Learning Letter” for additional details.
 
Lunch Prices:
Elementary Paid Status: $2.50
Grades 6-12 Paid Status: $2.80
Reduced Status: $0.40
Free Status: Free
 
District Nurse Welcome Back Letter
Please read the welcome back letter from our district nurse!
Hales Corners Library
Whitnall High School
2020-21 Yearbooks On Sale Now
Why wait for the price to increase? Buy your yearbook now with the early bird special for $60. That is $20 off the regular price!
Be Safe To Be Open
Remember to wear a mask, keep physical distance, avoid large group gatherings, and sanitize. Doing these simple things both in school and out of school will help everyone remain safe and healthy.
Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for this year has been updated. Please check it out here. Please be aware that the start time is 7:40 AM. For September 1-4, students will follow their regular schedule. Please come prepared with a charged Chromebook and basic school supplies.
Whitnall Middle School
Resources
Please refer to the following documents for information for the 2020-21 school year.
FAQ here pertaining to special education 
REOPEN2020@WHITNALL.COM for specific questions about reopening.
WMS Start Time Change
The bell schedule for this year has been updated. Please be aware that the start time is 7:50 AM

For September 1-4,  each day will be run as a regular school day (starting at 7:50 AM and ending at 3:00 PM) where students will go to their regularly scheduled class. For this week only, students will meet all Core teachers and all Elective teachers (Both A and B day Elective teachers) on the scheduled day of attendance.
Technology
Chromebooks will be distributed during the first week of school. If your student retained their technology over the summer, please be sure they bring their charged Chromebook to school.
Noon Hour Supervisors Needed
Whitnall Middle School has vacancies for three noon hour supervisors with no current applicants. 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
Cross Country
Cross Country will begin on September 14th. Please register your athlete at this time. Our athletic director is gathering specific details regarding Girls Basketball and Dance and more information will be communicated when available.
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. Students will still be assigned a locker and locks will be distributed the first day of school.
Edgerton Elementary
Resources
Please review the following documents for information for the 2020-2021 year. 

Noon Hour Supervisor Needed
Edgerton Elementary has one opening for a noon hour supervisor. 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 at the school from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Please click here to view our revised student supply list. We understand that some supplies may not be available at this time.
PTO
The Edgerton Elementary PTO is a group of parents and teachers striving to enhance learning in our school.

Participating in the PTO through meetings or other activities is a great way to:
• Meet other Edgerton parents
• Find out about school activities
• Understand more about the school and its educational offerings

Click here to access the online PTO membership form. Families can also print the form here and send it back to school with payment.
Scouts
Come learn all about Cub Scouts! Edgerton's Cub Scout Pack 574 will be hosting a New Scout Information Zoom Call on Wed, September 9th at 6:30 PM. (Meeting ID: 755 5268 4834  Passcode: beNsu2) All children in K5-5th grade are welcome to join in the fun of scouting. More information is available on this flyerPlease send any questions to eespack574@gmail.com.
Spirit Wear Sale
The EES PTO spirit wear sale is on! Click on this link to order. Orders must be submitted by September 13th.
Hales Corners Elementary
A Day In The Life
Are you wondering what a typical school day will look like for your child? Please take a moment to read the “Day” that fits your child’s instructional delivery plan.

First Week Of School
Our first week of school is a “soft start.” Your child will come on either September 1, 2, 3 or 4. Grades K5-5 will be in school all day which is 8:35 AM - 3:35 PM. K4 students will attend for their assigned half day program. K4 AM students attend from 8:35-11:25 AM. K4 PM students attend from 12:45- 3:35 PM.
School Supplies
School supplies can be sent with your child on their “soft start” day of September 1, 2, 3 or 4. If you feel that the supplies  are too heavy or bulky, you can separate them and send the remaining supplies with your child during the week of September 8.
PTO
We hope your family will consider joining the HCE PTO!  We help support educational programs such as Artist in Residence, Curriculum based in-school programs and field trips at HCE to name a few. The $5 contribution also provides your family with an HCE Student Directory.  You can complete the form electronically by following this link.
Scouts
Take a look at this LINK to learn more about how to join Cub Scouts. Any boy in K5-5th grade who is interested in joining Cub Scouts can contact us at HCEPack598info@gmail.com