Volume 5 | Issue 4 | September 4, 2020
District News
We are using Canvas as our new learning management system. Students will work with teachers to access Canvas accounts. Parents can also access the accounts.  

Login information for both students and parents can be found on our website or by clicking HEREYou can also follow the additional link on that page for more details and information on Canvas.
No Lanyards (Elementary)
For physical safety and liability reasons, we are not allowing lanyards for elementary students, even if they are breakaway lanyards. Elementary principals will be implementing a procedure for mask storage (during mask breaks, lunch, recess). This procedure will be communicated next week.
Free Lunch Meals Extended | USDA
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending a number of nationwide waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through the end of 2020 or until available funding runs out. What this means for Whitnall School District is that we are able to serve meals at no cost through December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out, whichever comes first. This service will begin September 8, 2020. It includes, at this time, lunch meals at the elementary, middle school and high school. Please note that it does not include “a la carte” items at the middle and high school.

If you believe you qualify for free or reduced lunch status, still be diligent in completing the application so that when the USDA waiver ends, your free or reduced status is still in effect. We will continue to update families with important information regarding this service. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Stichart, School Nutrition Manager at 414-525-8431 or ktischart@whitnall.com.
Distance Learning Lunch Pick Up

Lunch Pick Up Schedule for the week of September 8
September 8: 11 AM - 12 PM, WHS Door 15 (includes 2 lunches)
September 10: 11 AM - 12 PM, WHS Door 15 (includes 2 lunches)
Please view the September Menu for lunch choices each day.
Distance Learning Device Pick Up
Devices will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week. See below for more details.

Does your child's device need repairs? 
Please contact helpdesk@whitnall.com to arrange for a loner device. With advance notice, device swap out could take place at the same times as device pick up.

Tuesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 9

Thursday September 10
Hales Corners Library
Why maintain a printer at home or office when you can “Print From Anywhere” with the library’s ePRINTit service?
See attachments for mobile devices and home computers.
Black & white (15¢/copy) and color (25¢/copy).
Whitnall High School
Class T-Shirts
Class t-shirts are available for sale from now until September 17th. Click this link to access the online store! All shirts are $15. This year's spirit week will take place October 12-16th, with Class Color Day on Wednesday, October 14th.
Photo Make Up Day
Photo make up day is Tuesday, September 8th. High school students who did not take their photo this summer will have their photo taken on this make up day.
Whitnall Middle School
Meet WMS Staff
Meet the 2020-21 Whitnall Middle School staff by clicking here. We are so excited to have our students back, and we look forward to a memorable year!
School Supplies Assistance
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.
All of our in-person students and distance learning students begin school next Tuesday, September 8th. Please reference your child’s schedule. As shared previously, some schedules were adjusted during the Sept. 1-4  time frame in order to balance class roster size to maximize our ability to physically distance students in the learning spaces. Please contact the WMS counselor, Jim Gableman, if you have any questions related to your child’s schedule.

Some helpful documents: 
Questions pertaining to special education: FAQ here
Morning Drop Off Time
Please note that WMS opens the doors for student entry starting at 7:35 AM and this is when supervision begins. School begins at 7:50 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.
Noon Hour Supervisors Needed
Whitnall Middle School has vacancies for two noon hour supervisors with no current applicants. This position involves daily supervision in the lunchroom and on the playground from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Pay is competitive. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply. Look for posting #89084 or contact Mr. D’Acquisto at 414-525-8652 or cdacquisto@whitnall.com
Edgerton Elementary
Noon Hour Supervisors Needed
Edgerton Elementary has two openings for noon hour supervisors. Interested candidates should apply on WECAN (Wisconsin Education Career Access) Position # 77575 or contact Ms. Zei at 414-525-8900 for more information.
The Edgerton Elementary PTO is a group of parents and teachers striving to enhance learning in our school. Participating in the PTO through meetings or other activities is a great way to:

• Meet other Edgerton parents
• Find out about school activities
• Understand more about the school and its educational offerings

More information is available on the EES PTO website
Join us for our first meeting this Thursday, September 10th at 7:00 PM via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8530115562
Click here to access the online PTO membership form. Families can also print the form here and send it back to school with payment.
Arrival & Dismissal Routines
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 Grade - Door #7                 
2nd Grade - Door #8
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. At dismissal, students may play on the playground with parent supervision.
Cub Scouts
Come learn all about Cub Scouts! Edgerton's Cub Scout Pack 574 will be hosting a New Scout Information Zoom Call on Wed, September 9th at 6:30 PM. (Meeting ID: 755 5268 4834  Passcode: beNsu2) All children in K5-5th grade are welcome to join in the fun of scouting. More information is available on this flyer. Please send any questions to eespack574@gmail.com.
Spirit Wear Sale
The EES PTO spirit wear sale is on! Click on this link to order. Orders must be submitted by September 13th.
Hales Corners Elementary
Water Bottles
As you may know, we aren’t using our bubblers this year. However, we have water bottle fill stations that are available. Please send a water bottle labeled with your child’s name so he/she can stay hydrated.
Cold Lunch Containers
Students may bring either a labeled, reusable lunch bag or a paper disposable bag with their lunch.
Student Arrival & Dismissal
Supervision starts at 8:25 AM. Please send walkers and students on bikes so they arrive on time but not too early. All students immediately walk into the school and proceed to their classroom using their grade level entrance at 8:25 AM.

K4 and K5 - door 10 (east)
grades 1 and 2 - door 1 (main/south)
grades 3, 4, 5 - door 4 (south/playground). 

Students should exit these doors at dismissal too. Walkers from the north may enter door 8 (north-Godsell). This is not a car drop off area since we unload all buses and daycare vans here.

You are asked to follow the directions of staff directing the parking lot procedure linked HEREDo not park in the parking lot and cross traffic as this significantly slows the drop off and pick up process.
The first PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 PM. Prior to the meeting, at 6:00 PM, you can join Mrs. Komas for a “Principal Chat.” We will host the meeting outside of the main entrance and will practice physical distancing. Future meetings may be virtual but we are hoping that the weather will cooperate.
Student Directory
Student Directory forms are due Friday, September 18th. 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.
Back to Scouts Night
Back to Scouts Night for any boys in K5-grade 5 interested in Scouts will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 9th. Look for us outside at the Janesville Rd. entrance.
Spirit Wear Sale
Spirit wear will be available for sale through Sunday, September 13. Click this link to order. Spirit wear days are held once per month.