Volume 5 | Issue 18 | December 18, 2020
Please note that, due to the holiday break, there will be no Connect for the next two weeks. The Connect will resume on January 8, 2021.
Board Agenda | December 21
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for December 21 on our Agendas & Minutes page.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Navigating 20-21 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Free Meal Pick Up (HS & Distance Learners | December 21
We will be offering offering a 6 day meal pick up on Monday, December 21st from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the main entrance of the high school for all high school students and regular distance learners. If you need an earlier or later pick-up time, please call (414) 525-8430 or email Nick Foti, Administrative Assistant, at nfoti@whitnall.com.

Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners | January 4
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the sixth episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Child Development 2020-21
As part of Wisconsin’s Child Find requirement, Whitnall School District will continue to carry out the process of identifying, locating and evaluating children with disabilities.  Child Find activities extend to all children attending public and private schools in the district boundaries, as well as children who are homeless. Even during this time in a pandemic, we are still offering parents the opportunity to participate in Whitnall School District’s annual Child Development Day.  

As part of Child Development Day, we invite children who are 3 years old to participate. Upon request parents will be asked to complete an Ages & Stages Questionnaire, by mail, which is a screening tool that assesses a child’s development in five areas. Once the questionnaire is returned and scored, parents will be contacted by phone or virtual meeting to review the results. If developmental concerns are identified parents will be able to schedule a time for their child to participate in additional, age appropriate activities at a Whitnall school building. At that time, staff will observe and evaluate developmental areas of concern.

If you have a child that is 3 years old and you are interested in participating in the Child Find process please complete the Google survey. The Ages & Stages questionnaire will be mailed to you once the survey is complete. The survey to request a questionnaire will remain open until January 8th

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Jackie Winter (jwinter@whitnall.com)
Holiday Spirit Sale
The Whitnall High School school store, Charlie B’s, is conducting its third annual Holiday Spirit Sale. We are offering 10-15% off all spirit wear and spirit items from now until the end of the school day on Tuesday, December 22nd. Sale items include new arrivals of navy and gold wind-shirts, long-sleeve medium weight t-shirts, a white adjustable baseball hat and navy and gold lounge pants. We are sure you will find a great present for all those Whitnall supporters in your life (including yourself).
Charlie B’s is open, accepting cash, checks, credit and debit before school beginning at 7:00 am, during all lunches and after school until 3:00 pm. We can also be found online at: https://whitnallschoolstore.square.site/. Receive an additional 10% off using the coupon code: SBEWEEK2020. 

Feel free to email jrumage@whitnall.com with any questions. Happy Holidays!
Senior Ads
Attention parents of seniors! Celebrate your grad by purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook. Click here for ordering details.
Basketball Tryouts
Boys basketball tryouts for 7th and 8th will start Jan 4th. You will need to be registered and have a current physical on file BY Dec 21st. Any questions please see Ms Sobush in guidance.
WMS Dance Team
WMS Dance is back and ready to roll! Please complete the following Google form if you are a 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in being a part of the Whitnall Middle School Dance Team! Please do so by Sunday, December 27th! All dancers MUST have a current physical on file with the office to participate. If you have any questions please email wmsdance@whitnall.com - More information about the season will be sent out on Sunday, December 27th to all who complete the form: https://forms.gle/cymmYWSksS4Cfw6N8
Yearbook Image
Last chance to pick your yearbook image online - deadline is Monday, December 21, 9 AM. At this time, please select your yearbook portrait online from the multiple pictures taken this year if you have not already done so. Your images can be found by using the link emailed to you previously by Visual Image Photography (support@vipis.com), or by searching for your student at vipis.com (student ID needed). If you’re unable to view your image please contact VIP at suport@vipis.com, since a VIP image is needed to be included in the yearbook. If you do not select an image by the date above, your image will automatically be selected for you. There is no deadline to order photos.
Spirit Days
Countdown to Winter Break Spirit Days
Monday, Dec. 21st  - Wear your favorite holiday/winter attire
Tuesday, Dec. 22nd - Pajama Day - Cozy up to learning in your favorite pajamas
PTO Updates
There are two ways to stay up to date on PTO News and Events.

  1. Like and follow our Edgerton Elementary PTO page. Sending a message through this page is a great way to get answers about Edgerton specific events. 
  2. Join our group on the Remind App with the code “eespto20”
Distance Learning Photos
If any Edgerton distance learning families have photos of their students studying or working virtually, we’d like to include some of them in the yearbook and/or future newsletters. Please email your photos to Amanda Marek at amfreiberg1@irgens.com
Holiday Spirit Days
Holiday Spirit Days continue. Let’s add some fun to our days by participating!

Dec 21: "Tacky Sweater Day" (Wear a tacky holiday sweater or holiday shirt)
Dec 22: "Twas the Night Before Winter Break" (Wear PJs/comfy clothes)
Lost & Found
Are you missing something? Check out our virtual “Lost & Found” linked here.