Heights Family Update – 4/17/2020

April 17, 2020
Vanguard Families,
We are now three weeks into our offsite/online learning experience. Yesterday, Governor Tony Evers announced that school buildings would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Officially, the Safer at Home order will be extended from April 24, 2020, to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The Wisconsin Heights School District will continue to work with students and families to provide learning experiences through a remote method. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives in a variety of ways. I want to express my sympathy to our students who will not be ending this school year in the presence of their peers and teachers.

A few logistical items for now – more details will be forthcoming.
• If spring sports are canceled. The business office and athletic department will work together to provide
refunds for any fees that were paid for spring participation. The WIAA is making a decision on April 21.
• Junior Prom will be rescheduled. Ms. Dostal and Mr. Pickett will work with the junior class to determine a plan.
• The chances of the graduation ceremony taking place on May 31 seems highly unlikely. The district is
researching options to run a traditional ceremony during the summer months or to run a virtual ceremony. Seniors and their families can expect more information from our high school principal (Ms. Dostal).
• The district is considering multiple options for summer school if we are unable to start our classes on June 15. All district families will receive more information by May 1.
• Teachers will continue to utilize the following virtual office hours: 9 a.m. – Noon & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Students and parents are encouraged to email staff members with any questions you may have.

Breakfast and Lunch are available for all students on the days we are off of school. Bagged lunch and breakfast pick-up are available in the main entryway of Black Earth and Mazomanie Elementary Schools on Monday and Wednesday. We are now distributing five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. The items can be picked up from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Food is available to all children who are 18 years old and younger. If you have not signed up for this service and would like to, please contact our food service director (Rebekkah Plano) – rplano@wisheights.k12.wi.us

District Information: The district is utilizing our webpage to post all district-level updates. Please go to
www.wisheights.k12.wi.us. Updates are organized by date of release.

Stay positive and remember brighter days are ahead. I have been told that challenging circumstances reveal the true character of an individual or team. To date, this challenge has shown that the Wisconsin Heights School District family sticks together (while being socially distanced:). Our staff is here to help. Please reach out with any questions or needs that your child has.

#VanguardPride #TogetherWeWill

Sincerely,

Jordan Sinz – District Administrator