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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Virtual Open House
Date: August 25
Time: 4K-5th grade 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 6th-12th grade 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Note: Links to virtual open house will be communicated and posted on the District's website.

First Day of School
Date: September 1, 2020

No School - Labor Day
Date: September 7

Picture Day - JYMS
and BHS
Date: September 10

Picture Day - GLW, ABE, NF, East
Date: September 15

Picture Day - West
and BELC
Date: September 23
COMMUNITY LINKS

The mission of Hope House is to prevent abuse and provide support to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Toll-free 24-Hour Confidential Helpline:
1-800-584-6790
Street Address:
720 Ash Street
Baraboo, WI 53913
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM

The Baraboo Public Library offers a safe and welcoming environment, providing area residents and visitors with confidential access to cutting edge, high quality resources.   

Riptide is a summer swim program for ages 5 to 18. Registration is open for the spring stroke clinic and summer season.

Online registration. Ages 6-18. Certified, trained coaches. Spring and Fall seasons. Email BarabooSoccerClub@gmail.
com with questions.

Baraboo School District E-Newsletter
August 20, 2020
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Welcome Back, Baraboo
 
Hello, Thunderbird Nation!

The first day of school in the School District of Baraboo is September 1st. Whether your family is returning virtually or in person, the School District of Baraboo is excited to engage, challenge and inspire our families during the 2020-21 school year! 

As we prepare to return to school, our top priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. District administrators, Sauk County Public Health and school nurses have collaborated to create COVID-19 protocols and procedures to support the students and families we serve, advance our shared educational goals, and reduce the risks our communities face associated with COVID-19.

Information can be found on the Return to School page on our website. This page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. Check back often!

Stay up-to-date on information by following us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Welcome Back Letters
Each school is preparing a "Welcome Back" letter with information and instructions specific to that school. Letters can be found on our website by clicking here

Included in the "Welcome Back" letters are information on:
  • Open Houses
  • School Supplies
  • Drop Off/Pick Up Times
  • Busing
  • Sample Schedules
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Attendance
  • and more!
Please review the "Welcome Back" letters for your school/your student's school(s). Questions can be directed to the main office in each building.
Sauk County Public Health School COVID-19 Protocol
The Sauk County Public Health School COVID-19 Protocol was created in partnership between Sauk County Public Health (SCPH), district administrators, and school nurses. These protocols will be used to help determine classroom, school and district closures due to COVID-19. Protocol will evolve over time with experience and new evidence-based best practices and guidance. SCPH is committed to partnering with district administrators and all appropriate staff to adjust protocol as necessary.


Return To School 2020 Plan
To view the District's Return to School 2020-21 Plan, click here.

The Return to School plan includes information the District's COVID-19 protocols, rules and guidance. Included in this plan is an overview of information on:
  • Health and Safety
    • Masks
    • Social Distancing
    • Visitors and Volunteers
    • Cleaning procedures
  • Transportation
  • New Normal Learning Model
  • Virtual Learning Model
  • Special Education/504 Plans
  • Students with Medically Complex Needs 
  • English Learners
  • Advanced Learners
  • Exposure and Symptoms Guidance
  • COVID-19 Response Protocol Flowcharts
  • Kid Stop
VIRTUAL Teaching and Learning Plan 2020
The School District of Baraboo has put together the following schedules for 4K-12th grade to help families visualize what day-to-day virtual learning will look like. 

The School District of Baraboo will use a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning in the virtual learning model. There will be times throughout the day when students will be scheduled for synchronous learning. If there are circumstances preventing a student from accessing scheduled instruction, families will work with an identified staff member to problem-solve to ensure equitable access and engagement.

The following are examples of approximate schedules for virtual learning in the School District of Baraboo.



 
The District will use the following virtual platforms for students in grades 4K-12.

This is an approximate outline for schedules and is meant to give families a general baseline for scheduling and instructional time. Individual schedules may vary depending on grade, teacher, classes, and the individual needs of each student.



On Monday administrators presented the following video to the School District of Baraboo Board of Education on the District's teaching and learning plan for both the virtual and in-person learning models for the 2020-21 school year.

"NEW" NORMAL In-Person Teaching and Learning Plan 2020
The School District of Baraboo has put together the following schedules for 4K-12th grade to help families visualize what day-to-day in-person learning will look like. 

Please note: this is an approximate outline for schedules and are meant to give families a general baseline for scheduling. Individual schedules may vary depending on grade, teacher, classes, and the individual needs of each student.

The following are approximate examples of in-person learning in the School District of Baraboo for Fall 2020.

On Monday administrators presented the following video to the School District of Baraboo Board of Education on the District's teaching and learning plan for both the virtual and in-person learning models for the 2020-21 school year.





The health and safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority in the School District of Baraboo. All students and staff are asked to answer the following questions each day before they depart for school or the bus:
If the answer to any of these is YES, we are asking them to stay home, contact their physician or call the Sauk County COVID-19 hotline at 608-355-3200.
  • Any individuals at school who have a temperature over 100 degrees or report/have two or more of the other COVID-19-like symptoms abnormal for that individual will be isolated and sent home immediately. 

The School District of Baraboo is working to make a smooth transition into the 2020-21 school year. If your family chose the "New" Normal learning model, you can help your student prepare for the new year by going over these important safety measures.

Your student has probably heard about COVID-19 by now, but do they know what it is? In order to understand why they need to wear masks and practice social distancing, students need to understand what COVID-19 is and how it is spread. 

Practicing with and preparing students now to help them have a safe start in September! Go over the following slides with your student. (Click here for larger images.)





6th Grade Orientation
Click the image to view the 6th Grade Orientation slideshow!
Jack Young Middle School held its 6th Grade Orientation on August 19. More than 150 incoming 6th graders signed on to a Google Meets virtual call to learn about the upcoming school year!

Helping facilitate the orientation were 8th grade WEB leaders. WEB stands for "Where Everybody Belongs." Our JYMS WEB leaders received training to work with the in-coming sixth graders and other students new to Jack Young Middle School. They created videos about wearing masks, the importance of social distancing, and participated in a Question and Answer session, and more!

To view these student-created videos, please click here:

 


Jack Young Middle School principal Mr. Schwarz also created a video for the 6th graders! This video includes information on things like: 

  • The 6th grade building entrance before school
  • 6th grade classrooms
  • Lunch procedures
  • Dismissal at the end of the day 
  • and more!


Boys and Girls Club After School Program

School Supply Lists
The School District of Baraboo will provide a water bottle and two face coverings for all 4K-12 students. In addition, the district will provide all 4K school supplies.

The school supply list pertains to students in both the Virtual and "New" Normal learning models.

Baraboo High School teachers will let their students know of any special supplies needed for classes within the first week of class.

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