Volume 5 | Issue 20 | January 15, 2021
Board Brief & Video | January 11
The latest board brief (for the January 11 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the January 11 meeting.
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 | January 18
Even though there is no school for students, we will still have meal pick-up for distance learners on Monday, January 18th, 11:30am-12:00pm at Whitnall High School, Door 15. 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.

What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the eighth episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Students Awaiting Test Results
Families are reminded that students who have been tested for COVID-19 need to stay home until test results are received, even if they begin to feel better. Please follow the following steps while you are awaiting your test results:

1. Please DO NOT SEND your child to school until he/she has been cleared to return by a member of health services.

2. If your child is negative, please send a copy of the results to the covidreporting@whitnall.com email address. This documentation is needed to medically excuse these absences.

3. Continue to report your child's absences to your school as you normally do.

4. If your child is positive, notify covidreporting@whitnall.com ASAP. Please provide the date when the symptoms started and any close contacts your child may have had within the district, outside of the classroom. Below are resources from DHS to help guide you as well.

You may also refer to the DHS Next Steps: While You Wait for Your COVID-19 Test Results fact sheet to guide you.

Please review these additional COVID Reminders.

These steps will help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.
Whitnall Youth Baseball Registration
An in-person registration for Whitnall Youth Baseball and Fastpitch Softball will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 5-8 pm at Organ Piper Pizza (4353 S. 108th St.). Summer leagues begin in May and end in July for boys and girls ages 4-14. Visit whitnallyouthbaseball.com for more information.
Second Semester Schedule Changes
The high school semester ends January 22nd. Second semester classes will begin January 25th. Any student or parent requesting a schedule change for second semester must do so before the end of the semester. Please reach out to the student’s counselor for the change.
Winter Sports Live Streaming
Spectators who are not able to attend home events during the winter season, please join us via our live streaming link.
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. More information will be emailed to you after you complete the Google form. Please be sure to sign up before Saturday, January 16th. 

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.
Current Openings
PTO Fundraisers
The EES PTO is sponsoring a restaurant fundraiser at Papa Murphy’s on Thursday, January 21, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. A portion of all sales will be donated to the EES PTO. Let Papa Murphy’s do the prep work while supporting EES at the same time. Papa Murphy’s is located at 5319A S. 108th St. in Hales Corners.

Silent Auction - This year's Family Fun Dance has been cancelled but our silent auction will go on online. The silent auction will happen Feb 26th - March 1st. Details will be sent out by mid-February. If you have a business that would like to donate an item please email Shannon Prohaska at smprohaska@gmail.com or Lynn Kluth at lkluth21@gmail.com.
Request for Art Supplies
Mrs. Weeks has requested that in-person students replenish their art supplies for the second semester. Below is a list of the items requested. Thanks for helping to make this a great learning year!

Art Supplies for Second Semester:
Crayola Classic Colors Markers Broad Line
Crayola Crayons (highly recommend the Twistables as those do not break)
2 Sharpies (1 Fine Point and 1 Ultra Fine Point)
1 Glue Stick
5 #2 Pencils 
An extra large pencil box or plastic bag to keep all art supplies in.
Disinfecting Wipes
Many of our classrooms are running low on disinfecting wipes. If you are able, please send in a container or two with your child. They seem to be more available in the stores these days. Having these on hand in the classroom helps students and staff to disinfect quickly and effectively. Thanks for helping us to keep EES healthy!
Principal Chat & PTO Meeting
Join Mrs. Komas for a 6:30pm virtual Principal Chat on Tuesday, January 19 followed by the virtual PTO meeting at 7:00 pm. The meeting link can be found HERE
Label Belongings
Please take a moment to label your child’s personal belongings with their first and last name. It will help us reunite found items with their rightful owner.
Lost & Found
Padlet, the program used for our lost and found, is updated daily. Here is the LINK. You can email jleonard@whitnall.com or ablaedow@whitnall.com with your child’s first and last name and the item(s) that belong to them so they can be returned.