Volume 5 | Issue 22 | January 29, 2021
Board Brief & Video | January 25
The latest board brief (for the January 25 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the January 25 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).
2021-2022 School Calendar
The school board has approved the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. You can access it here or by visiting the calendar page of our website. Please note that conference dates have not yet been determined.
2021-2022 K4 & New K5 Student Registration
Online registration is now open for 2021-2022 K4 & new K5 students. Visit our enrollment page to begin registration.
2020-2021 Inclement Weather Days
We had our first inclement weather day on January 26. If we should have another inclement weather day, it will be an asynchronous learning day.
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners & Students in Quarantine or Isolation | February 1
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the tenth 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.
Hales Corners Library
The family story times planned for Tuesday, February 2 have been cancelled. The library will be reposting for the youth services librarian position.
Live Streaming
Spectators who are not able to attend home events during the winter season, please join us via our live streaming link.
Expo 2021
The WHS Expo is February 3rd from 5 to 7:30 PM. Come check out all that Whitnall High School has to offer. This is a great experience for students currently in grades 8-11. Sign up now for the WHS Expo: Use this guide to register for talk sessions, access the concurrent presentations, and access handouts.
Students who are on an approved quarantine are expected to connect synchronously with each class through the day. It is expected that students quarantined participate from home following their regular schedule including Falcon Time. Updated expectations and guidelines are posted under the 2nd semester Canvas absence button. 
Guarantee your copy of the 2020-2021 yearbook by ordering by Sunday, January 31. Order by January 31 to lock in the $65.00 price. Go to www.yearbookforever.com to secure your book. Starting on February 1, limited copies will be available for purchase at $70.00.
Booster Club - Online Falcon Fest Auction
"Happy Second Semester! One down, one to go. With the concerns of the ongoing pandemic at the forefront of all of our minds, we have some bad news: we will not be holding our traditional Falcon Fest Fundraiser this year. 

The good news: we will instead be hosting an online auction - you may have seen the “save the date” post for March 17 – 20 on our Facebook page this week. Our items will range from vintage arcade games to signed memorabilia to unique themed packages. As they come together please look for sneak peeks of them on both our Facebook page and website.

If you are interested in donating, please contact us at whitnallboosterclub@gmail.comWe and the WHS students thank you in advance for your generous support. As always, 100% of moneys raised are funneled directly back to our students in the form of funding requests, capital projects, scholarships, concessions, club/activity initiatives, speakers, etc. We look forward to hosting this special event and providing a high note to this challenging school year."
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on March 25th (4-7 PM) by appointment. Please look for more information coming soon.
Semester one behavior data was reviewed with students this week during their grade level Connect period. Grade level and schoolwide data was compared and behaviors, locations, and frequency of incidents were identified. Building expectations were reviewed and students will be made aware of the building "target behavior" identified for the PBIS incentive window that will begin the second week in February.
WHS Expo for WMS 8th Graders/Incoming Freshmen
Current WMS 8th grade families and students are invited to the virtual WHS Expo on February 3rd. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the high school and all that is offered. Check out the flyer.
Student Council Virtual Event
WMS Student Council is hosting their second virtual social event of the school year for students on Friday, January 29th. Calling all Milwaukee Bucks fans....the Student Council is hosting a virtual Bucks game watch party on Google Meet starting at 6:30pm. Students can watch the Milwaukee Bucks play the New Orleans Pelicans on their TV at home, and participate in activities during the game on the Google Meet for a chance to win prizes. Limited spots are still available to sign up. Students interested should sign up through the link in the email sent to them this past Monday.
Volleyball season is right around the corner. If you are a 7th or 8th grade girl interested in trying out, you will need to be registered and have a current physical on file by Feb 10th. Any questions please see Ms. Sobush in the counseling office.
PTO News
Eat & Earn: February 9th, 4-8 PM, Chipotle

PTO meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 7 PM in the STEM area. Prior to the PTO meeting, at 6:30 PM, there will be a Principal Chat with Mr. D’Acquisto. Please join if you can. 
PBIS January Flipgrid Challenge
At our PBIS virtual assembly today, we shared the January Flipgrid Challenge. Students must use their Whitnall login to submit their video.
Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on March 11 (4-6 PM) and March 12 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. You will receive an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. If you need assistance with the sign up, please contact your child’s teacher. Conferences will be held via a Google Meet. You will receive an email with a link the week of March 8. Please note that Friday, March 12 is an early release day. Students attend 8:35-11:20 AM. Buses will run as scheduled, however, there is no YMCA program that afternoon.
PTO Updates
Silent Auction - This year's Family Fun Dance has been cancelled. However, the Silent Auction will be happening online February 26th - March 1st. Additional details will be coming out soon. If you have a business that would like to donate an auction item, please email Shannon Prohaska at smprohaska@gmail.com or Lynn Kluth at lkluth21@gmail.com.
Keep up to date on all PTO happenings by liking our Facebook Page!
Kids Heart Challenge
We have officially kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge and are off to a great start. Students will learn how to take care of their hearts while raising life saving donations. Our goal is to have 100% of students participate in this service learning opportunity. To register your child, go to EES Kids Heart Challenge. Thanks for your support!
Mask Reminders
We have noticed that student masks get very wet during recess. Please make sure to send your child with an extra mask in their backpack and that cloth masks are laundered on a regular basis.  Thanks for your efforts to keep EES healthy and safe!
Noon Hour Supervisor Substitute Positions Available
Do you enjoy working with children? If so, HCE is looking for Noon Hour Supervisor Substitutes. The hours are on call, as needed, Monday through Friday, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply. Vacancy #85225
Kids Heart Challenge
This year's Kids Heart Challenge will be held February 8th - February 19th. During this time, students get to learn a lot about the importance of being active and eating healthy. HCE has had a deep tradition of participating that helps raise money for the school and the American Heart Association. Click the links for more information.
Drop Off / Pick Up Reminders
Supervision of students begins at 8:25 am. For their safety, please keep students in cars until you see the supervisors in green vests. Walkers should arrive in time to come directly into the building. Recently, children are being dropped off or arriving before supervision begins.
Drop off and pick up procedures need to be followed for a smooth operation. Drop off procedures are linked HERE. Pick up procedures are linked HERE.
Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11 (4 -6 PM) and Friday, March 12 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. Please look for more information coming from your child’s teacher soon. Please note that Friday, March 12 is an early release day. Students attend 8:35-11:20 AM and buses will run as scheduled. There is no YMCA program that afternoon.