Volume 5 | Issue 16 | December 4, 2020
Board Agenda | December 7
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for December 7 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).
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners | December 7
We will continue offering 5 day meal pick up on Mondays 11:30 AM - 12 PM at Door 15 at the high school for those students that are distance learners.

What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the fourth episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Live Streaming Home Athletic Events
Due to spectator restrictions at athletic events, we are now live streaming all home JV and Varsity games on our YouTube channel!
Health Services Updates
Covid reporting email for students
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, has had an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case, is being tested for COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 please email covidreporting@whitnall.com. We encourage you to communicate with the health services team any concerns related to COVID-19.

When to keep your child home
  • Your child is showing signs of COVID-19 or other illness symptoms. Review Illness Guidelines for guidance on if your child should go to school.
  • You have a positive COVID-19 case in the household.
  • Your child had contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
  • Your child has a pending COVID-19 test.

We need your help to mitigate the spread and to keep our school and community safe and healthy. 

New CDC guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they will be modifying their guidelines for the length of quarantines. The district is working with the local health departments regarding these changes. The local health departments are awaiting a review from the Wisconsin Department of Health of Services (DHS). We will wait for that approval prior to making any changes to our procedures. In the meantime, we will continue to follow the current recommendations of our local health department.

Testing sites
Looking for a testing site? TestUpMKE is a great resource with information on local testing. There is a new local testing site shared earlier this week as well. Holistic Home Care & Hospice has worked with the Greenfield Health Department and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to become a COVID-19 Testing site. They opened for business Monday and are located on Forest Home Ave near the Greenfield and Hales Corners border at 8777 W Forest Home Ave, Greenfield, WI 53221 (414-231-3130 | www.holistichh.com)
Greenfield Holiday Happenings
Hales Corners Library
Join the Hales Corners Library for their Village Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 5. See flyer for details.
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 Thursday, 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!
Portillo's | Wednesday, December 9
Plan to visit Portillo’s (8705 Sura Lane, Greenfield) on Wednesday, December 9, 5-8 PM, as they generously donate 20% of drive through orders to support a great cause--Barcelona/Paris 2021! The group asks that you RSVP here: www.groupraise.com/events/161248 (even if you’re not completely sure) so Portillo's knows roughly how many orders to expect and so you have access to all the event details. We hope you can make it, and let family and friends know, too. Thanks in advance for your support!
Senior Order Week
December 7-13 is "Senior Order Week" for caps and gowns and other graduation items. You can go here to place your online order or call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367). There will NOT be orders taken at school this year. The order deadline is Sunday, December 13.
Help Desk
As a reminder, we are no longer using the Help Desk email for technology concerns. If you or your child have technology concerns or need Chromebook repairs, please submit a Help Desk ticket using this Whitnall Technology Help Desk Portal link.
PTO News
PTO Eat and Earn on Dec 7th - Come join us at Portillo’s Dec 7th 5 - 8 pm 8705 Sura Lane, Greenfield. Show THIS FLYER to our drive-thru order taker prior to ordering and 20% of the proceeds will benefit the WMS PTO.  

PTO Meeting on Dec 9th - Join us for our next WMS PTO Meeting on December 9, 2020 @ 7 pm, WMS STEM Commons.  Also, please consider following the WMS Facebook Page.
Dress for the Weather
WMS students will go outside for noon hour recess when the weather permits and temperature is above 0 degrees. Students should come to school prepared for the weather, with winter coats, hats, and gloves.
EES Family Day at Culver's
The PTO is sponsoring a restaurant fundraiser at Culver’s in Hales Corners on Thursday, December 10th. Click here for the flyer. Present the coupon at checkout and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the PTO. Thanks for supporting our EES students!
Cold Weather Gear
Students will go outside when the temperature / wind chill is above 0 degrees. Please be prepared for the weather conditions by making sure your child has a warm winter jacket, hat, gloves, snow pants and boots. When snow arrives, students without boots and snow pants will only be able to play on the blacktop area. It is also a good idea to send an extra pair of socks along on those snowy days so your child can have dry feet after recess time. Please label all outerwear with your child's name as we have many students with similar items.
End of Day Student Dismissal
If you are picking up your child after school, we ask that you park only in the designated parking spots and escort your child to their vehicle, unless you are using the drive through car line. Please note that the handicapped spaces are reserved for vehicles with a valid permit. We appreciate your patience during this busy time of the day as we follow designated procedures to keep everyone safe.
School Photos
Have you ordered school photos? School portraits are ready to view and order! Follow these easy steps to look at your photos:

1. Go to vipis.com
2. Type in your school
3. Click on “School portraits”
4. Enter your student’s information

Please contact VIP with any questions at support@vipis.com
Virtual Lost & Found
Take a look at these photos to identify any items. Just call the school office (414-525-8800) to have the item sent home with your child. The virtual lost and found will be updated regularly and available on our website too. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of December.
Winter Gear
Winter is here! Please send your child every day with their winter gear (coat, snow pants, boots, hat and gloves). Wisconsin weather can change quickly and we want them to be able to enjoy their recess periods since we go outside at 0 degrees or higher. Boots are really a necessity since even on the blacktop we have snow accumulate and don’t want students sitting in wet shoes and socks. Don’t forget to label their clothing items too.