Dear Shorewood Families,
Earlier this week--following another record breaking day in Covid-19 cases--Governor Evers issued Executive Order #94 outlining the actions that Wisconsinites should take to protect their family, friends, and neighbors from Covid-19.
This executive order comes at a time when hospital capacity shortages throughout the state are at record high levels, and it is critical that we each continue to take action to decrease the spread of the disease.
The precautions recommended by Governor Evers are directly aligned with the recommendations provided by the North Shore Health Department (NSHD), and the District continues to work closely with NSHD to make sure all protocols are strictly enforced.
- Limiting the number of students in groups on campus to five or less;
- Maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 ft apart from others when possible;
- Washing or sanitizing hands often;
- Wearing a mask;
- Increasing standards of facility cleaning/disinfection of all areas (door handles, railings, restrooms, buttons, etc.) and ventilation/air filtration standards;
- Posting signage reminding individuals of safe practices
With these protocols in place, we feel confident as a District that we can continue to safely carry out our Virtual+ learning activities and mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. Our academic work will continue in its current form with staff connecting with small groups (five or less) or individual students to provide academic support and a chance to interact more personally with students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Virtual+ activities and engaging students beyond the synchronous learning, please contact your student’s teacher or principal directly.
Lastly, as we approach the holidays, I again stress the importance of following proper health and safety protocols, and limiting your household’s exposure to others. Each of us has an important role in protecting our teachers, staff and students, and each other. I am confident that we can find ways to celebrate responsibly. I know these are difficult decisions to make but the faster we can decrease the spread of Covid-19, the faster we can get our students back in our classrooms.
Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread, and continuing to partner with us as we navigate this year.
With grace, humility and persistence,
Shorewood School District