Extended School Closure Updates

Dear Shorewood Families,

Thank you for your flexibility during these difficult times.  This is an unprecedented situation, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we respond to this dynamic situation and work to support our students, families, and staff throughout the closure.

As we move into our extended school closures, I wanted to update you on two important areas:  1) School Breakfast and Lunch, and 2) Students Learning Resources.

School Breakfast and Lunch

Both breakfast and lunch will be available to be picked up together on weekdays between 8 am and 12 pm at the Shorewood High School Arena Lobby beginning Monday, March 16.  We have worked closely with our food service vendor, Aramark, to make sure that both breakfast and lunch are available for all people 18 years old and younger (residents and non-residents, regardless of income level).  People receiving the meals must be present to comply with our state and federal guidelines. Therefore, delivery of meals to people not present at the pick up site is not possible. If our school closures are extended, we will provide meals throughout the extent of our school closures. 

Student Learning Resources

We know there is a lot of anxiety about student learning continuing during this closure. Thank you to our educators who have already reached out to students and families and shared educational activities.

Our staff continues to work on gathering online learning resources for students to learn from as we move through this extended school closure.  More details of what those resources are will be sent to all families on Tuesday, March 17.

To provide all students with access to a device and internet service, we are asking all families to fill out this survey.  A device is defined as a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.  These devices will be assigned based upon need and availability.  Please note, devices checked out to students will be locked down (no Netflix, no Hulu, no Amazon Prime, etc.)  and fully managed by our district technology department. A communication about the process of device distribution will be sent out later this week.

This is new territory for all of us. We are working with local and state officials, including the state education agency, DPI, to navigate this evolving situation and provide inclusive supports. Thank you for working with us in our community’s collective response to COVID-19. We appreciate you.

Be well,

Bryan Davis
Shorewood School District