Volume 5 | Issue 6 | September 18, 2020
District News
Board Brief & Video | September 14
The latest board brief (for the September 14 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
 
Click here for a video of the September 14 meeting.
Annual Notices
Please review all of our annual notices for the 2020-2021 school year. They can be found on our district website under Families or you can follow this direct link: WSD Annual Notices.
Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting | September 28
On Monday, September 28, we will hold our budget hearing and annual meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the Whitnall High School Auditorium. Check out our website page for more documents for the annual meeting.
Meal Program Information | September 21-25
The high school offers a breakfast program each year. As part of the USDA waiver, breakfast meals are free for the high school and distance learners. This is a program that is in addition to the free lunch meals that are offered across the district on a daily basis. This program is slated to end either December 31, 2020 or when USDA funds are depleted, whichever comes first.
 
Meal pick-up for distance learners is on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 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. Please use the Google doc below to sign up.
 
Please remember to still complete a free/reduced application for the 2020-2021 school year. This will allow you to keep receiving free or reduced price meals once the USDA waiver ends. If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Stichart, School Nutrition Manager, at kstichart@whitnall.com.
 

Chromebook Protection Plan | Additional Opportunity to Sign Up
Students in grades 4-12 who are assigned a 1:1 Chromebook to transport between school and home have the option to purchase a Chromebook Protection Plan. The plan covers unintentional damages to a student Chromebook at home or school for an annual fee of $20.00 per device. Please follow this link for more information: 1:1 Chromebook Protection Plan
 
Families typically enroll in the plan before school starts during the annual school registration process. Great news, the enrollment period has been extended until October 1.
 
Not sure if you enrolled already?
  • Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 
  • Click on More in the left menu, then select Technology. Your selection will display as Yes or No. Remember to check your selection for each of your students in grades 4-12.

Would like to enroll now?
If you previously selected no and would like to enroll now, please complete the Chromebook Protection Plan Enrollment Form by October 1. Fees will be added to your students' Infinite Campus account. 
Health Services Newsletter
Click here for the September 18 health services newsletter.
Whitnall High School
Booster Club Update
In the new normal of our school year, we are all getting used to doing things in new and different ways. Change – the new normal.
 
What hasn’t changed – The Booster Club will still be supporting our students across the board in Academics, Athletics and Activities. Since the pandemic began in earnest, we have purchased equipment for baseball/tennis maintenance, approved football practice breakfast expenditures, bought the Whitnall Seniors yard signs, sponsored our annual welcome to Freshman year t-shirts for the entire class and most recently provided Custom Spirit Bandannas for each student – both in person and virtual. We are also still hoping to bring in an all-school speaker this fall.
 
What has changed – No fall concessions means a loss of Booster Club revenue. And membership purchases, the other main source of revenue, are down over 100 families from last year. Understandable due to the very real financial pressures created by Covid and the fact that we can’t offer our main membership benefit to you this fall: free entry into sports.  
 
So we are changing with this challenge – All memberships will be offered at 50% off through Dec 31. Family is now $30, individual $15. Hopefully we will have sports later in the school year that will allow spectators – you’ll get in free with your membership. But if not, rest assured that your 501 3c tax deductible payment will be going to a good cause – your student’s school year enrichment. Click here to purchase: https://www.whitnallfalconboosterclub.org/membership
 
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~ Dr. Seuss
Distance Learning Support
Attention Distance Learning Students and Parents - If you are needing academic support for elective classes, you should email ctollefsen@whitnall.com to request tutoring assistance. For the most prompt responses, please be sure to type “DISTANCE LEARNING” in the subject line of the email.
Honors Program
Freshmen and sophomores interested in the WHS Honors Program--the enrollment period is open. Enrollment forms, found here, must be printed and completed, with parent/guardian signature, by Wednesday, September 30. For more information on the Honors Program, please watch this brief video.
Whitnall Middle School
New PE Procedures
Due to the current situation, our procedures for physical education classes will change slightly from previous years. To begin the year, students will NOT be using the locker rooms; therefore, there will NOT be a required uniform, nor will they be changing for class. It is expected that on days when students have PE, they come to class with proper footwear and clothing necessary to be physically active. Please send students with non-marking soled shoes. Masks will be worn during class when social distancing is not possible. This will be kept in mind when choosing activities for class. There will be a designated area for mask breaks for students to use. We suggest that all students bring an extra mask that they can either use specifically for PE class or they can change into after class. We will be going outside as much as possible, weather permitting, so please have students dress for the weather. Also, please send your student with a water bottle for use during class. Please label the bottle with their name. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s physical education teacher. 

Items to bring:
-non-marking soled PE shoes
-extra socks
-labeled water bottle
-extra mask
-deodorant to be left in backpack
-sweatshirt/sweatpants depending on the weather

Sarah Sandahl: ssandahl@whitnall.com
Steve Wilson: swilson@whitnall.com
Jenny Baumgart: jbaumgart@whitnall.com
School Supplies Assistance
Just a reminder as we get the year started--Last year, we received donations from students and families of new or lightly used school supplies at the time of school closure. Therefore, we now have some available supplies for students or families in need. Examples include:

Pens/Pencils
Erasers
Highlighters
Pencil Cases
Loose Leaf Paper
Notebooks
Folders
Markers/Crayons
Scissors
Basic Calculators (minimal)

If interested, please contact Mrs. Fleischmann at 414-525-8655 or Cfleischmann@whitnall.com 

*Disclaimer: We may not have every item on the supply list, therefore, items will be based on availability.
Edgerton Elementary
Mask Reminder & Care
Please pack an extra mask in your child’s backpack each day. Student masks should be washed after daily use.
Photo Makeup Day
School photo makeup day is Friday, October 9th. Students who did not take their school photo this summer or need a retake will have their photo taken on this makeup day.
Noon Hour Supervisor Needed
Edgerton Elementary has one opening for a noon hour supervisor. Interested candidates should apply on WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access Network) Position #77575 or contact Ms. Zei at 414-525-8900 for more information.
PTO
Looking for a student directory? The easiest way to get one is to join the PTO! Membership is only $5 and you'll receive a free copy of the directory, which includes names, addresses and parent/guardian contact information for each child (when permission is given). To join, simply grab a membership form from the display area outside the office or click here to get started!

Mark your calendar for the annual EES PTO Spaghetti Dinner on October 8th from 5-7PM.   More details will be coming soon.
Girl Scouts
Calling all girls! If your child is interested in becoming a girl scout, there are troops available at Edgerton in Grades 1, 2, 4 and 5. Please contact the troop leader for your child’s grade level.

Grade 1: Christy Baumeister crauker@gmail.com
Grade 2: Tara Roslawski Tara.roslawski@yahoo.com
Grade 4: Lisa Kaczmarek lisamarie3170@yahoo.com
Grade 5: Calissa Houtler-McCoy ckamccoy@gmail.com

We are looking for volunteers to lead troops for K5 Daisies and 3rd grade Brownies. Being a leader is really fun and rewarding! Contact Lisa Kaczmarek at the email listed above for more info. We will train you and support you along the way!
Arrival & Dismissal Reminders
Students may enter the school at 8:25 AM. Students who are dropped off should utilize the parent drop off area on the northside parking lot. Students must enter at the following doors and walk to classrooms:
 
4K/5K - Door #6              
1st & 2nd Grade - Door #8   *Please note change for 1st grade
3rd Grade - Door #8      
4th Grade - Door #10             
5th Grade - Door #10
 
Students who arrive after 8:35 AM will enter through door #1. Students are not allowed to play on the playground equipment before school hours. After dismissal, students may play on the playground with parent supervision.
Hales Corners Elementary
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 13th. Students who did not take their school photo in August or need a retake will have their photo taken on this makeup day.
Drop Off & Pick Up
As each map shows, the process is slightly different. Follow the directions of staff in the safety vests. DO NOT call your child to cross these lanes or try to attempt to cross to the sidewalk during these times. 

Drop Off - BEGINS at 8:25AM. Don’t drop students unless you see the supervisors present. Use the ENTIRE sidewalk that is parallel to the school and the Safety Sidewalk to let your child out of the passenger side of the vehicle. The EAST lane is for cars as they pull away from the curb or are moving to a drop off space.

Pick Up - Join either of the two lanes and you will be directed to the Safety Sidewalk that is NOT along the building.
Student Lunches
Student lunches will be served at no cost through December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out, whichever comes first. This is possible through the USDA extension of nationwide waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
Student Directory | Last Chance!
Student directory forms are due Monday, September 21. For a $5 contribution, you will receive a digital copy of the directory. Payment can be made by Venmo @HCE-PTO or cash. If sending cash, PLEASE be sure to mark the envelope "PTO Directory." Also include your child’s first and last name on the envelope.