Dear Shorewood Families,
It is with a heavy heart that I write today—as I keep our colleagues from the Howard-Suamico School District in mind—regarding the passing of Heidi Hussli, German teacher at Bay Port High School, of complications related to Covid-19. During my eight years in Green Bay, I got to know many people in the communities of Howard and Suamico through school and church. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
As we continue our schooling in a Virtual+ Learning model, we will continue to balance our goals of health and safety for all students and staff members with our pursuit of at least one year of academic growth for all students. We will continue to follow our Covid-19 safety protocols that were outlined in our School Reopening Plan. Parents, students, staff and community members have done an outstanding job adapting to our expectations, as a way to keep us all as safe as possible. Our academic work will continue in its current form with staff beginning to connect with small groups (five or less) or individual students (five or less) to provide academic support and a chance to interact more personally with students. This will be done both virtually and in-person at school, depending on both the students’ and staff availability. It is these personal connections that are critical for us all to foster as we move through these trying times together.
As we look to continually improve our learning model, I am asking you to reflect on our first two weeks of school and complete the survey listed here. This survey will be administered at the end of each week over the next four weeks. We request your continued engagement with this survey to help us identify trends, discover opportunities for improvement, and inform future decisions on approaches to our Virtual+ Learning model.
With Grace, Humility and Persistence,
Shorewood Schools Superintendent