Vaccinations and Masks Update

Dear Shorewood Families,

Thank you for your persistence and adaptability during this adventure of a school year.  There has been a lot of discussion about vaccinations and masks over the past couple of weeks, and I’d like to provide a District update on vaccination availability for students and masking expectations.

Vaccination Clinics
I have been in touch with the North Shore Health Department regarding the potential to host a vaccination clinic at school for our students who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccines.  However, due to the abundance of vaccine availability in our area, it was recommended that we do not host our own vaccination clinic at this time and that students and families use the local vaccination locations instead.  Here is a list of locations that are currently available for the Covid-19 vaccinations:

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources 

If the District does decide to conduct a vaccination clinic in the future, we will do so with a certified vaccination partner and will require parent consent for students to be vaccinated.

Masking Expectations
In alignment with the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Shorewood School District will continue our current masking requirements for all of our school campuses through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  CDC mask recommendations underwent a significant change last week, but guidance for schools has remained the same. DHS supports the CDC recommendation of continuing masking protocols through the end of the 2020-2021 school year:

The CDC’s school guidance for mask wearing remains unchanged. Most students will still be unvaccinated and schools should follow CDC’s guidance for schools.  Teachers, school administrators, and staff should continue to follow CDC’s school guidance until more people and children are vaccinated. Students and staff on buses should continue to follow all masking and physical distancing guidelines. ( https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/schools.htm, May 13, 2021).

If you have any questions about either vaccinations or masking, feel free to contact me at kbarlow@shorewood.k12.wi.us.

Sincerely,

Kelly Barlow, BSN, RN (District Nurse)