Volume 5 | Issue 10 | October 16, 2020
District News
Board Brief & Video | October 12
The latest board brief (for the October 12 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Click here for a video of the October 12 meeting.
Learning Model Dashboard & Metrics
Our Learning Model Dashboard & Metrics can be found by visiting our Reopening Fall 2020 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. We have begun separating out the student and staff case data, which is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Free School Meals Extended Through 2020-21 School Year
On October 9th, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the extension of all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers, allowing schools to offer meals to all children at no charge through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
Distance Learner Meal Pick Up | October 19-23
Hales Corners Library
Tuesday 10/20 - Club Maker (for ages 4 to 7) – Bean Bag Toss in HC Park – See flyer for details
Wednesday 10/21 – Virtual Family Story Time – See flyer for details
Whitnall High School
Free FAFSA Completion Assistance
College Goal Wisconsin is offering free, virtual workshops to assist families with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).
Sessions are filling up, so register A.S.A.P. for a workshop on October 21, October 28, November 4, or November 11.
Photo Retake Day
WHS Photo Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 20 (7 AM - 12 PM). This is for students who have already had their photo taken and would like a retake to purchase photos. This is also for students who have not yet had their photo taken this year. All students -- whether on-site or a distance learner -- need to have a photo taken each year for Infinite Campus, the yearbook, and an ID. (Photo Retake Day is not for students who just want a new photo for the student ID.) Photos are available to view and order within a week after photo day. Since you can view your images online, prints will not be replaced once they are ordered. If you’d like to be notified when upcoming photos are ready to view, click here. To place your order after photo day, follow these steps: 
1. Go to vipis.com
2. Type in Whitnall High School
3. Click on “School portraits”
4. Enter your student’s information
Photos will be sent to your home. If you have questions about the ordering process, email support@vipis.com.
Whitnall Middle School
Help Desk Update
The new and improved technology Help Desk is now available for middle school students! You can access the Help Desk on the middle school's main page. View here!
WMS Athletics
If you are interested in participating in girls or boys basketball, you need to be registered and have a physical on file before trying out and practicing  All of the paperwork can be found on the WMS website. See Mr. Wilson or Mrs. Sobush if you have any questions. Girls basketball starts November 9th and boys basketball starts in January.
Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention month. As previously communicated, we are having a virtual presentation with Matt Wilhelm, a professional BMX rider and motivational speaker who will touch on a variety of topics including anti-bullying. Students and teachers have been recording questions this week in their Connect classes for Matt to be included and answered in his virtual presentation at the end of the month. This presentation was paid for through our Act Now - Anti-Bullying Grant we received through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. This program also provides free educational modules and resources around bullying prevention that we hope to have students engage in throughout this year.
Water Bottles: WMS students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school to hydrate throughout the day. Our water fountains are equipped with touchless, sensor activated bottle fillers.
Mask Reminder: Several of our students are coming to school without masks or with masks that are not sized properly. Please send your child each day with a mask that fits properly over your child’s mouth, nose, and chin. An extra mask or two is a good idea to store in your child’s backpack.
Edgerton Elementary
Parent Teacher Conferences
Plan ahead! Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on November 12 (4:00-6:30 PM) and November 13 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. Please note that Friday, November 13 is an early release day. Students attend from 8:35-11:20 AM.
Kringle and Movie Ticket Fundraisers - It is time for our annual O&H Kringle and Marcus Movie Ticket Fundraisers. Information and order forms will be sent home with in-person students this week. Distance learning families watch your email for information and order forms. All orders and payment are due by Friday, October 30th and items will be available for pick up on November 23rd.
Craft/Vendor Fair & Kids Holiday Shoppe - Our 7th annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, November 21st from 9am - 2pm. We will also have the Kids Holiday Shoppe in the lower gym, digital pictures with Santa for only $5, raffles and more. If you are a crafter or vendor and would like to participate, please contact the EES PTO at edgertonpto@gmail.com
Keep updated with the EES PTO website or follow the EES PTO Facebook page.
Mask Washing Reminder
Please be sure your child comes to school with a clean mask every day.  Masks should be washed after each day of wear.  Many students are coming to school wearing the same mask as the day before and it has not been laundered.  We greatly appreciate your partnership in this health and safety issue.  If we work together, we can stay safe to stay open.
Hales Corners Elementary
Harvest Parade & Parties
On Friday, October 30 we will continue the Harvest Parade and Parties tradition but with some accommodations to help it be a safe event during this time. We will virtually “parade” within each classroom. Each classroom will “stream” their parade while other grades watch. After the virtual assembly, each classroom will enjoy a classroom activity.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Plan ahead! Parent teacher conferences will be held VIRTUALLY November 12 (4:00-6:30 PM) and November 13 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher next week inviting you to sign up for a conference time. After the conference is set you will receive a Google Meet invitation from your child’s teacher. Please note that Friday, November 13 is an early release day. Students attend from 8:35-11:20 AM.​
Water Bottles
We have water bottle fill stations that are available but please don’t send “flavorings” or juices in the water bottles.
PTO News
Scoops October Newsletter can be found HERE. This is where you can find information regarding PTO meetings, fundraisers and reminders about spirit wear days.

PTO Book Fair will be held virtually November 2 through November 15. Stay tuned for more information in The Connect.