April 22, 2020
Students and Families
Following Governor Evers’ decision last week to extend the “Safer at Home” directive until May 26th and his announcement of the closure of schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, I wanted to share with you the schedule of instruction as we finish up the year.
First, a couple of important reminders of what “closing schools for the remainder of the year” means. The closure states that building and grounds of a school district are closed, but distance learning may still take place. As we have said since the beginning of the closure, we will continue to try to provide our students every opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and content to best prepare them to return to school next year. While we know that all material will not necessarily be mastered, our hope is to reduce the gap in learning as much as possible. Therefore, we will continue to instruct during the month of May.
Also, for clarity, understand that the “closing schools for the remainder of the year” means that the building and grounds will be shutdown until June 30, 2020, the end of the school fiscal year. Obviously, this will affect our normal summer school schedule and we are currently working on a plan to address summer school.
In determining a schedule for the remainder of our instruction, we know that the week given recently as a “catch up” or “relax” week was vital to our students, families, and teachers, For that reason, we have built in weeks to allow similar weeks in May. With that in mind, please see the instructional schedule below.
- Week of April 27th – May 1st = New instruction provided by teachers
- Week of May 4th – May 8th = No new instruction during the week to allow students to catch up on any back work and relax if all work is completed. Teachers will still be available during this week to assist students in any way necessary.
- Week of May 11th – May 15th = New instruction provided by teachers
- Week of May 18th – May 22nd = New instruction provided by teachers. All new instruction will end by Friday, May 22nd
- Week of May 25th-May 29th = Week for students to turn in any work from the school closure period. Teachers will still be available during this week to assist students in any way needed.
I want to thank all students and families for the work you have done during this “new normal”. I understand distance learning is not easy and I look forward to the time when we can be all back together.