Volume 5 | Issue 14 | November 13, 2020
District News
Case Data & Reporting
As you know, both WMS and WHS transitioned from in-person learning to virtual learning on Wednesday, November 11 (extending through November 29). The data showed a large number of students and staff in isolation and quarantine at those two buildings. The number of staff members out at WMS and WHS, with no substitutes, was the primary reason for the transition. We will continue to publish our case data on Tuesdays and Fridays. During the time that WMS and WHS are in virtual learning, we will hopefully see the number of isolations and quarantines continue to drop. But please be aware that the case data does not capture the number of staff who are out because they have symptoms or because they are awaiting test results. The increase in testing state-wide has led to longer wait times for results and more staff and students in our pending data. 

Whether your child is out on quarantine or is in virtual learning, it is important that you continue to report symptoms, close contacts, and positive test results. This is critical to our being able to stay open.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Reopening Fall 2020 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Board Brief & Video | November 9
The latest board brief (for the November 9 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the November 9 meeting.
Free Meal Pick Up (HS, MS, & Distance Learners) | November 16-25
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the second episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Midterm Grade Reports
High school and middle school midterm progress reports and elementary term 1 grade reports will be available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal after 4 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020. These grades are intended to offer a “snapshot” of student progress up to this point in the school year. The ‘official’ semester grades are continuously reported throughout the semester, and do not reset or start over in the 2nd quarter. The final semester grades will be posted at the end of semester 1 (late January). Follow the links below to learn how to access your student's grade report in the parent portal.

Health Services Update
Help Desk
The technology department is offering additional, evening times for students and families to swap out devices for repairs. Monday, November 16 and Monday, November 23 from 3:30-5:30 PM, the team will be available to swap out devices at the high school’s main entrance. Prior to coming, please submit a Help Desk Ticket by visiting https://helpdesk.whitnall.com/portal.
Chromebook Protection Plan
If you selected the 20-21 Chromebook Protection Plan for your student’s Chromebook during the annual registration process, please finalize any unpaid Protection Plan fee(s) before December 1, 2020. The optional protection plan has a separate annual enrollment fee of $20 per device that is not part of the regular school fees. Payments can be made online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. After December 1st, unpaid fees will be removed and students will be unenrolled from the plan.
Whitnall High School
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you to all who were able to attend parent teacher conferences virtually! Progress reports are now available in Infinite Campus. Please feel free to reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions or to schedule a virtual meeting if you missed conferences.
Coat Drive
NHS, DECA, and Leo Club are partnering again to provide toddlers through teens in need new or gently used coats for winter. More details will come about when these can be dropped off, but start setting them aside now. Ask family and friends to also collect them for you.
Whitnall Middle School
Conferences Next Week
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on November 19 (4-8 PM) by appointment. 

  • If a conference is requested, teachers should have emailed you information so you can sign-up using Sign-Up-Genius. The conference will take place through a Google Meet with link provided.
  • If you did not receive a conference request, no conference is needed. Should you like to request one, teachers would be happy to work with you to find a time to schedule a conference virtually.
Spirit Wear
Support the WMS PTO and order your WMS Spirit Wear 2020. The sale is now live and will run through November 24th.
Eat & Earn
Support the WMS PTO by participating in our Eat and Earn. Café Zupa 11/24, 5–9 PM. Info Here
Edgerton Elementary
Health Safety Reminders
If you are picking up a child from school and have another child in quarantine, please utilize the drive through pick up line. The quarantined child should not be outside around other people or on the playground equipment. If they need to accompany you for pick up, please keep them in the car.  We know it is hard to quarantine, especially for kids but this is an extremely important part of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.  

We also request that parents wear a face covering on school grounds. While there isn’t a policy that masks should be worn during this pick up time, we are asking that you help us with this safety routine and consider wearing a mask as you are coming out of your vehicle to drop off or meet your child. We also ask that you practice physical distancing when conversing with other parents at arrival and dismissal. We greatly appreciate your partnership with this health and safety issue. If we work together, we can keep the school a safe and healthy place to learn.
Chipotle Fundraiser
The Edgerton PTO is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Hales Corners Chipotle on Monday, November 16th between 4 and 8 PM. Show the flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the EES PTO to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to support our students.  Thank you for your continued support. Chipotle Flyer
Mask Fundraiser
Mask orders will arrive next week. Stay tuned for pick up dates and times!
Hales Corners Elementary
Supervision of students begins at 8:25 AM for our walkers and those students dropped off. For their safety, please keep students in cars until you see the supervisors in green vests. Walkers should arrive no earlier than 8:25 AM so they can come directly into the building.
Principal Chat & PTO Meeting
Join Mrs. Komas for a 6:30 PM virtual Principal Chat on Tuesday, November 17 followed by the virtual PTO meeting at 7:00 PM. The meeting link can be found here.
Staying Safe to Stay Open
While there isn’t a policy that face coverings should be worn during the drop off and pick up times we are asking that you would help us with this safety routine and consider wearing a face covering as you are coming out of your vehicle or waiting at our entrances to pick up or meet your child.
PTO Scholastic Book Fair - Last Chance!
Your last chance to order from the PTO’s Scholastic Book Fair is this Sunday, November 15. All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards. Orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is FREE on book-only orders over $25. Click HERE to shop. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Shop the Virtual Fair" button.
Honoring Veterans
Photos of veterans with a brief description of their service were submitted by students and staff. A slideshow was put together and can be found HEREThank you again to the veterans for their service.