Heights Family Update – 6/22/2020

June 22, 2020

Wisconsin Heights School District Stakeholders,

This morning, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issued Education Forward guidelines for the reopening of schools this fall. While all of us want nothing more than to resume school in a traditional manner this fall, the safety and health of our students, educators, and families remains of the highest importance.

The School Districts in Dane County have been working on regional reopening plans and will continue these complex and essential discussions throughout the summer. Many possible scenarios have been proposed, but as we have seen over and over again the past few months, this situation will continue to change. We remain committed to building and maintaining an educational system that allows for in-person, virtual, and/or asynchronous instruction to meet student/family needs best.

The district is planning to survey parents in early July regarding their students’ learning needs and their family’s priorities for the fall. This information will guide our decision-making process and our educational model. We will communicate our plans as we draw closer to September of 2020.

For now, our work will be guided by DPI’s Education Forward document as well as recommendations by Dane County Public Health and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Ongoing communications with you will be shared through Skyward Messenger and a chronological posting of all formal announcements (by date) on the District’s website.  We are honored by your trust and support as we find the way to take Wisconsin Heights Forward.

Sincerely,

Jordan Sinz

District Administrator