Volume 5 | Issue 30 | March 26, 2021
Please note that, due to spring break, there will be no Connect next Friday. The Connect will resume on April 9, 2021.
DISTRICT NEWS
Board Brief & Video | March 22
The latest board brief (for the March 22 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page. Click here for a video of the March 22 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).
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the 18th episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners & Students in Quarantine or Isolation | April 6
There will be no meal pick up the week of March 29th. The next meal pick up will be Tuesday, April 6th.

Summer School 2021
The Whitnall School District has traditionally offered enrichment programs for all students at the elementary and middle school levels to help maintain academic engagement, as well as credit recovery courses for our high school students. As a result of having to finish the 2019-2020 school year in a virtual environment starting in March 2020, we realize that this created certain academic disparities amongst portions of our student population. In order to address these disparities we will focus on students who have learning gaps in reading and/or math. Therefore, the Whitnall School District will provide an opportunity for identified Kindergarten through eighth grade students to work in small reading and/or math intervention groups. Credit recovery courses will also be offered for high school students that are credit deficient.

More detailed information about these intervention groups and credit recovery courses will be shared later in April.
Hales Corners Library
Join Miss Jessica on Wednesday, March 31 for a Magic Family Story Time. Click here to join on Facebook.
 
Love to knit, crochet, sew, color, or quilt? Bring your project to work on and join this small group on Tuesday, March 30 starting at 2 PM for a relaxing crafting session. See flyer for details.
WHITNALL HIGH SCHOOL
2020-21 Yearbooks | Limited Copies Available
Limited copies of the 2020-21 yearbook are available at $75.00. Order at www.yearbookforever.com to secure your yearbook.
Assessments
Whitnall High School grade 10, in-person students will take the Forward Exam on Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8 during the students' Chemistry or Accelerated Chemistry class periods. 

Grade 10 students who are distance learners will take the Forward Exam on Monday, April 12.  Distance learners will need to come to Whitnall to take the exam in person. Distance learner families can choose one of three test sessions. An email with sign-up instructions to choose the test session will be sent to the distance learner’s primary parent contact.  

ACT Aspire will be given to grade 9 and 10 in-person students and focuses on reading, math, English, science, and writing. These assessments will be given between April 5 and May 19.
WHITNALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year all yearbook orders will be placed online, and the deadline for ordering is April 1st - please be sure to place your order before this time. When it’s complete, your yearbook will be delivered directly to school. For questions or additional information please email support@vipis.com.
Forward Testing
Wisconsin students in grades 3-8 and 10 will be participating in the Forward Exam during the March 22 – May 14 testing window. The Forward Exam tests students in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics in grades 3-8, science in grades 4 and 8, and social studies in grades 4, 8, and 10.

A general testing information letter has been sent to all parents / guardians with information regarding the in-person testing dates at the middle school.  A separate communication letter has been sent to parents / guardians of distance learners explaining their student's testing date, location, and materials to bring.
PBIS Incentive Day
Students will be reporting to their Connects for their incentive time the last period of the day. Yes, they will have Connect twice during this day. Distance learning students will have the opportunity to participate in the games during this incentive day. Students should check their email for a message from Mr. Relich.

Track
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader wanting to go out for track needs to be registered and have a current physical on file by April 12th. The season will start April 19th. Yes, this year we are having 6th graders on our track team. Any questions--see Ms Sobush in guidance.
EDGERTON ELEMENTARY
Yearbook Orders | April 1 Deadline
You can now place an order for your Edgerton yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year all yearbook orders will be placed online. The deadline for ordering is April 1st - please be sure to place your order before this time. For questions or additional information please email support@vipis.com.
PTO Updates
The PTO is looking for a few board members for the 2021-22 school year. Open positions include PTO Secretary and chairpersons (or co-chair) for the Book Fair, Color Run, Hospitality and Field Day. If you are interested, email the PTO at edgertonpto@gmail.comThis is a great way to get involved with your child’s school.

The April PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 pm in the EES library or join via Zoom with this link.
Virtual Lost & Found
Please click here to visit our virtual lost and found. If an item belongs to your child, please comment with your child’s name, grade, and teacher.  We will then be able to return the item to its owner.
Principal Chat
EES parents and guardians are invited to join Ms. Zei for a Principal Chat on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 pm. This time will be set aside to answer any questions you may have about current EES events, curriculum, etc. The Edgerton PTO meeting follows at 7:00 pm. Here is the link for the principal chat: Chat with Ms. Zei - April 8
HALES CORNERS ELEMENTARY
Student Absence Reporting
Many parents are notifying classroom teachers directly about their child’s late arrival, early pick-up, and absences. For convenience and to ensure the information is available to the office, all absences, late arrivals, and early pick-ups should be reported using this LINK. All pre-planned absences (vacations, going out of town, etc) of 3 days or more must be approved by Mrs. Komas in advance of the absence.
Yearbook Orders Due April 1
The deadline for ordering yearbooks (sorry, no exceptions) is Thursday, April 1. Orders must be placed online and can be ordered by clicking here. Yearbooks will be distributed at school sometime in late May/early June. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com.
Water Bottles
Our water fountains currently only have water bottle fillers available to students. Please remember to send your child with a water bottle that they can refill throughout the day. This is especially important with the warmer weather approaching.
Masks
Please check that your child has a mask before leaving for school. Lately, more students are forgetting a mask and stop by the office to ask for one from our very limited supply. The white cotton masks given out by staff should be kept, washed, and worn again.