COVID-19 FAQs

This document was developed with guidance and support from the District’s Medical Advisory Group, the teachers’ union, the North Shore Health Department and other authorities. The District will update this document regularly to share the latest information and policies.

MULTIPLE LAYERS IMPROVE SUCCESS
The Cleveland Clinic's Swiss Cheese Respiratory Pandemic Response Defense recognizes that no single intervention is perfect at preventing the spread of the Covid-19. Each intervention (layer) has holes.
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Thank you for doing your part to keep our schools safe and open. Use the outline below and the navigation links in the right hand column to find documents in the FAQ:
 
Topics
  • Healthy & Safety
    • PPE, Hygiene, & Health Screening
    • COVID-19 Cases In District Schools, Quarantine and Testing
  • Mitigation Strategies
    • Cleaning, Ventilation and Social Distancing
  • Instructional Learning Models
    • Hybrid Schedules, Learning Model Options and School Information
    • Elementary Specific Info
    • SIS/SHS Specific Info
  • Resources
Student COVID test results email: COVIDResults@Shorewood.k12.wi.us


If you have a question that is not addressed and may benefit the community, please submit your question here. If you have an elementary-specific, full face-to-face instruction question that you would like answered in the weekly family newsletter, please submit your question here.

 Health & Safety

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hygiene and Health Screening
Yes, all individuals age 4 and over are required to wear a face covering at all times indoors and are expected to come to school with a clean face covering each day.
  • Masks are required outdoors when 6 feet of distancing is not possible.
  • Elementary students must wear masks during recess.
  • Face shields are not considered a face covering.
  • All students and staff will be held accountable for properly wearing their masks at all times. Anyone seen wearing masks incorrectly will be promptly reminded of proper mask-wearing protocol.
 
Review and follow CDC Mask-Wearing Guidelines. Masks should be "2 or more layers of snuggly fitting fabric." Masks are NOT a substitute for 6 feet of distancing, especially when indoors and around individuals from outside your household.
 
The Medical Advisory Group encourages and recommends "double masking" for each staff member. As the most recent study indicates, double masking provides the wearer of the double mask additional protection. According to the study, when utilizing a tight fitting medical mask as the layer closest to your skin and layering a cloth mask on top of the medical mask, filtration of viral particles was determined to be at approximately 95% for the wearer of the double mask.
Schools have a limited supply of face coverings for distribution as needed. If you are having difficulty obtaining a face covering for your child, please contact your child’s teacher or school for help.
Masking, social distancing, hygiene and other personal responsibilities were part of student orientations and are reinforced on an ongoing basis during Crew for elementary school students. In addition to orientation activities, students in grades 7-12 have received instruction and reminders during class, and through social media and email messages.
Faculty and staff have received in-person training, checklists and written policies on all District COVID health and safety measures, including:
  • Procedures for social distancing in classrooms, other learning spaces and during student activities, drop-off, pick-up, recess, etc.
  • Special protocols for students and staff who display COVID symptoms during the school day
  • Procedures for non-COVID visits to school Health Offices, fire drills and other standard safety practices
Faculty and support staff at all schools have been given a COVID KIT that includes both surgical grade and Shorewood School District Masks (provided by SEED), and a face shield for personal use. The kit also includes a supply of masks for students, a gallon of hand sanitizer, a food safe spray disinfectant bottle, microfiber towels, gloves, and bags for clean/dirty towels. All items can be replaced and replenished in school offices.
 
Additionally:
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located at the designated outside entrance and exit doors at each building;
  • Microfiber towels are used once, then placed in a designated bag in each room to be laundered. Clean microfiber towels are placed in classrooms nightly.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers in classrooms are refilled nightly by custodians.
  • Specialized wipes are used to wipe computers after each use.
  • Surfaces and equipment used in classrooms are wiped down after each use by the staff member in the room.
The District has approved medical accommodations for faculty and support staff who meet eligibility guidelines.
No. This procedure is not currently recommended by the North Shore Health Department. Parents should review this COVID SELF SCREENER each day before arriving at  school and students will be asked if this was completed. Please help us eliminate delays in proceeding with the school day by conducting this screener at home. If you or your student feels sick DO NOT come to school.
Notify your school principal. Compliance with the District’s health and safety procedures, and observing social distancing and other precautions while you are out in the community, will help stop virus transmission.
COVID-19 Cases In District Schools, Protocols, Quarantine and Testing
The District guidelines are aligned with Northshore Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations:
 
  • Quarantine is recommended for all household members and close contacts* throughout the 14-day incubation period for the virus.
  • If household and close contacts* are asymptomatic by Day 10 of their quarantine period, they are eligible for release as of Day 11.
    • Household members must begin their quarantine after the last day of the positive household member’s isolation (infectious) period OR begin their quarantine after the last day of contact if they are able to have total isolation from the positive household member.

  • 7-Day Test out for asymptomatic close contacts*
    • Household and close contacts* may choose to obtain a COVID-19 test on day 6 or 7 of their quarantine period.
    • Note: Not all tests are FDA approved; please utilize a testing location listed at TestUp_MKE to ensure your test is conducted at an approved site.
    • Negative test results must be submitted to: COVIDResults@Shorewood.k12.wi.us. These results will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. You MUST remain in quarantine until the District Nurse notifies you that you have been approved for the 7-day reduction. There may be a high volume of results at times, and your patience is appreciated.
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*In alignment with the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if the meet the following criteria:
  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e. exposure to someone with COVID-19 happened at least 2 weeks after receiving the last dose of their vaccine series), AND
  • Have not had any symptoms of COVID-19 since the current exposure.
  1. Where is the student now? (Is the student at school?)
  2. When was the last time the student was on campus?
  3. When did the student get a COVID test?
  4. When did the student have their first symptom (if the student has symptoms)?
  5. Who has the student been in close contact with since their test occurred or symptoms presented? What about in the time period 48 hours before their test occurred or symptoms presented?
  6. Are there any household members who attend other Shorewood School District schools?
  7. What is the best number to reach your student at? (SHS) What is the best number to reach you at?
No. The District will follow guidance from the North Shore Health Department (NSHD) and health information privacy (HIPAA) requirements when determining what information will be shared with District families. All positive cases are reported to the NSHD and District administrators will work in conjunction with public health officials to determine notification/quarantine needs.
 
  • The District Nurse and school Health Aides will communicate with those identified as close contacts; lower priority notifications will be provided through Infinite Campus or administrative assistants;
  • Staff will be notified about cases and needed quarantine protocols by the District Nurse; and
  • Families will receive communications about school cases and the need for quarantine or remote learning from building leadership. The District has provided all schools with communication templates for these needs to ensure consistency and timeliness.
At School
If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms while at school, they are sent to an isolation area in the school Health Office for assessment. Families are then notified that the student needs urgent pick-up (within 2 hours) and the health aide or designee escorts the child out of the building.
 
Families should have a plan in place to quickly pick up a student who experiences symptoms during the school day. Parents are given written directions for next steps, and follow-up with your primary care doctor is recommended. Testing is also strongly recommended.
 
In order to return to school, the student needs one of the following:

1) A negative COVID-19 test result, no fever for 24 hours and symptom improvement; Negative test results must be provided to the District: covidresults@shorewood.k12.wi.us.
 
OR

2) A 10-day quarantine period from symptom onset, no fever for 24 hours and symptom improvement
 
At Home/Over the Weekend
If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms while at home or over the weekend, he/she should report their symptoms to their school office. All schools monitor illness calls into the attendance line. When 2+ low risk symptoms* or one high risk symptom* is reported, the District alerts the parent that in order to return to school, the student needs one of the following:
 
1) A negative COVID-19 test result, no fever for 24 hours and symptom improvement; Negative test results must be provided to the District: covidresults@shorewood.k12.wi.us.
 
OR

2) A 10-day quarantine period from symptom onset, no fever for 24 hours and symptom improvement
 
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High priority symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.
Other low risk symptoms: fever* or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting* and diarrhea*.
 
*If a fever, diarrhea or vomiting is the only symptom, the student must remain home until they are fever, diarrhea and vomit free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
 
Those who are identified as a close contact are notified immediately by the District Nurse. Those not identified as close contacts receive information through Infinite Campus or the school's administrative assistants.
Possibly, if the teacher was infectious and came in close contact with multiple people in both the AA and BB cohorts, both cohorts are quarantined. If the teacher is quarantined as a close contact, students may need to shift to remote learning if alternative staff/subs are unavailable. Students are not quarantined just because a teacher is quarantined. This is determined on a case by case basis. 
No.
Instruction during student absences is provided remotely, in addition to asynchronous work. Teachers work with families to determine the best method for remote support. Families should coordinate missed assignments with their teacher if a student is not able to participate in scheduled remote instruction due to illness.
It depends. A student only quarantines if that student is deemed a close contact. A close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more during a 24 hour period. If an in-person teacher is isolated and a substitute is not available, instruction moves to remote, regardless of close contacts.
Again, it depends. Only students deemed close contacts need to quarantine.
Normal contact tracing efforts are made for one or more cases in a classroom. The need to quarantine an entire class is determined on a case by case basis. (ie: If two people are out in the same class, but were exposed by someone outside of the school/family member, quarantining an entire class would be unnecessary). Determinations about quarantine protocols for larger outbreaks in buildings are made by the school principal, Superintendent and District Nurse, in consultation with the North Shore Health Department.
The District will only accept FDA-approved test results. If a test site is not listed in the below resource, it may not provide an FDA-approved test. 
 
Information about Covid-19 testing sites can be found at this link: TestUpMKE
 
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL

If you must travel, take these steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
  • If you are eligible, get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Wait 2 weeks after getting your second vaccine dose to travel—it takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination.
  • Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before you travel.
  • Check travel restrictions before you go.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
 
Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19you are sick or you test positive for COVID-19. Learn when it is safe for you to travel. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.
 
GET TESTED BEFORE AND AFTER TRAVEL
  • If you are traveling, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. Make sure you have the results of your negative test before you travel. Keep a copy of your results with you during travel; you might be asked for them.
  • Do not travel if you test positive. Immediately isolate yourself, and follow public health recommendations.
  • Get tested again with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • You may have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting COVID-19 after travel:
    • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors. Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • If there are people in the household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home for 14 days after travel.
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 Mitigation Strategies
 
 Cleaning, Ventilation and Social Distancing
Cleaning and sanitation checklists must be completed and signed daily. Procedures include spraying all surfaces with an electrostatic sprayer, wiping down all surfaces and door handles and other high touch areas, completing "normal" cleaning, then spraying the room a second time with the electrostatic sprayer. The room is locked until staff arrive in the morning.
 
These procedures have been reviewed by the Medical Advisory Group and provided to all faculty and staff. Additionally, each room has been equipped with a two-sided hanging door tag that the staff member flips to alert custodians that the room needs to be cleaned in the evening.
Yes. The Shorewood School District has made changes in all of our buildings to improve indoor air quality in response to COVID-19.* These changes follow recommendations from both the CDC and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). 
 
The air in our classrooms and buildings is handled by an air handler or a unit ventilator. 

air handlers Air Handlers
Changes include upgrading filters to MERV 13 in our air handlers. Some air handling systems are already equipped with HEPA filtration (MERV 16) and those filters will be maintained. Filters are replaced every 6 months or sooner, as needed. Air handlers will be monitored by the Head Custodian in collaboration with Facilities Manager Tony Seidita.


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Unit Ventilators
Our unit ventilators are not able to maintain the necessary air flow with MERV 13 filters. They will receive new MERV 10 filters by the end of the day on Thursday, January 21. Filters will be replaced every 6 months or sooner, as needed. Custodial staff will monitor the ventilators on a daily basis to determine when filters need to be cleaned and changed out.

Two portable air filter units will supplement the air filtration in each classroom with a unit ventilator and MERV 10 filters. These units feature a hybrid HEPA/ION filter. Teachers will turn the machines on when they arrive and turn them off when they leave.Facilities Manager Tony Seidita is currently working with custodial staff to establish a cleaning schedule for the unit filters.
 
Both Air Handlers and Unit Ventilators
The mix of outdoor (fresh) air has been significantly increased in all mechanical ventilation systems. State of Wisconsin code requires 7.5 cubic feet per minute of outside air per occupant. For a typical 800 square foot class room this results in 15% outside air and 1.7 air changes per hour.
 
Emerging recommendations have guided us to target air changes per hour at 4-6. To accomplish this, we are increasing the outside air to 40% which results in approximately 4.5 air changes per hour. The increase in outside air may create cooler conditions (between 60 and 70 degrees) in classrooms when the outside temperature is at 5 degrees or less. In 2020, on school days between January 25th and April 1, we had 3 school days where the low temperature was at or below 5 degrees.
 
The ongoing monitoring and maintenance of our ventilation systems is a priority. Principals continue to work with custodians and district maintenance staff to address any equipment or ventilation issues that arise.
 
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*The Shorewood Education Association and other staff received this Improvements to Ventilation document as a resource as well.
Construction schedules and work areas have been altered to eliminate crossover foot traffic and other disruptions for the remainder of the school year. Each elementary school principal has designated four or more “flex spaces” that can accommodate classes throughout the spring to respond proactively to construction needs, ventilation problems or unexpected circumstances that may arise.
 
The Medical Advisory Group, the teachers’ union and our contractors have reviewed building and classroom procedures - and toured each building - to develop these plans and confirm that classroom procedures, furnishings and student activities meet physical distancing guidelines.
Students have been assigned specific arrival times and locations (including maps with pick-up and drop off locations) by the school principals. They enter the building where socially distant markers and one-way arrows are located to help them stay spaced, and they proceed to their classrooms under the guidance of their classroom teacher.

Students have been assigned spaces to place their personal items, and students are asked to use hand sanitizer (readily available in all classrooms) before going to their seats.

Students remain ONLY with their cohort for the entirety of the school day. Students are NOT be mixing with other cohorts or using shared spaces in the school (gym, library, cafeteria, etc.). Desks, tables and/or carpet spaces have been spaced to ensure proper physical distancing as recommended by our Medical Advisory Group.

Students have been instructed to use the quickest route to the closest restroom using one-directional arrows in the hallways. Restrooms and other public areas have signage and capacity limits, so there are limited students at any given time (along with some sinks closed) to increase distancing. We encourage parents to have their child/ren use their home facilities prior to coming to school.
Classrooms have been arranged for students to be spaced apart as best as possible- many non-essential items have been removed from classrooms to create additional space (bookshelves, extra chairs, furniture, etc.). Students are seated facing the same direction wherever possible. Seats have been assigned to students. Any movement in the classroom will be to the assigned spaces for students, when necessary. Teachers are encouraged to practice 6ft of distancing whenever possible.
 
Assigned classroom seats are a minimum of three feet apart (per the Medical Advisory Group's recommendation), and these seating assignments are the same in specials classrooms, but it is important that families understand there is natural movement (walking by a desk of another student, etc.) in the classrooms that creates less than 3 feet of physical distance at times.
 Instructional Learning Models
 
 Hybrid/Full Face-to-Face Schedules, Learning Model Options and School Information
The District intends to begin the 2021/2022 school year with full-time, in-person five days a week instruction and a remote learning option for students at all grade levels.
 
Assessments of public health conditions will be ongoing throughout the summer months, and we will adjust operations, as needed, to ensure that District buildings and other facilities are safe for students, faculty and staff. The District’s Medical Advisory Group and the teachers’ union will be active partners in this planning as the new school year approaches. 
  • Gating criteria* (reports on community COVID-19 case burdens and percent positive infection rates provided by NSHD) guided the District into the full in-person learning model.
  • Operational criteria (staff availability and student attendance at the building level) will now guide the District to determine if a transition back to virtual learning is needed.
 
*Gating Criteria (adopted from the Medical Advisory Group recommendations & approved by the Shorewood)
You can view the Village of Shorewood’s current case burden and the gating criteria used by the District on the Shorewood COVID-19 Data Dashboard. This dashboard is updated on the District weekly to reflect current statistics.
No. As we move forward this semester, decisions about moving between in-person and remote instruction models will be based on operational criteria: adequate staff and substitutes to maintain instructional programs and operate schools safely; and student attendance.

The District Nurse, School Principal, Superintendent and the North Shore Health Department will collaboratively make these decisions.The District will also continue to work closely with the North Shore Health Department and follow recommendations from the CDC on COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and contact tracing procedures.
Yes. Families can switch to remote at any time, but must provide 1 week notice to the school office. Some staff members are only teaching in-person cohorts, so elementary school students may need to switch teachers. If a child moves to a remote section, there is a possibility of having to move to a remote teacher, due to staffing assignments.
No. We cannot offer students who select virtual learning the option of switching to in-person mid-quarter/mid-trimester.
Elementary Schools: No, the last declaration form of the school year was completed on February 26.
 
SIS/SHS: Yes. There will be another declaration period when the transition to full face-to-face begins. At this time, each student/family will again be able to select whether they would attend full face-to-face instruction or participate in remote instruction. Learning model declarations will continue to be managed by grading period for the duration of the pandemic. 
Yes. Daily attendance is taken at the elementary schools, and attendance by class is taken at SIS/SHS. This mirrors the process taken during a “typical” school day for both remote and in-person learners. Families are responsible for calling their attendance line on days when their child may be absent or tardy.
 
○ Atwater: (414)963-6962 ext. 1
○ Lake Bluff: (414)963-6972 ext. 1
○ SIS: (414)963-6959
○ SHS: (414)963-6922
No. Visitors are not allowed at this time in Shorewood School District buildings. If you need to meet with a teacher you will be asked to set up a phone or virtual appointment. If you need to drop something off at the school, we ask that you please call ahead to make arrangements. 
 
○ Atwater Main Office: (414)963-6962
○ Lake Bluff Main Office: (414)963-6972
○ SIS Main Office: (414)963-6951
○ SHS Bluff Main Office: (414)963-6920
If school is closed due to inclement weather, students who are scheduled to have in-person instruction will maintain their schedules but receive that instruction virtually. Therefore, we will not have instructional days off for snow or cold days. We will maintain our schedules and conduct class virtually. If a student receives specialized in-person services, those services will be rescheduled for a later date.
Yes. The District Tech Team is available to help troubleshoot issues with district devices. If you need assistance, please email helpdesk@shorewood.k12.wi.us.
 
Teachers and staff are also receiving continuous technology support and training from the District Tech Team.
 Elementary-Specific Information
Interaction Between Remote & Face-to-Face
Some classes are able to facilitate interaction between students who are in virtual and in-person learning models. Teachers are not expected to facilitate interaction between students in virtual classes and in-person classes but can do so at their discretion and with the appropriate consent/permission being obtained from parents and guardians of students participating in virtual classes. 
 
Screen Breaks
Each class schedule includes daily screen breaks. Additionally, teachers provide routine non-screen enrichment activities such as reading and writing.
 
Specialized Instruction & Support
Students who receive specialized services as determined by an IEP or 504 plan are entitled to the provisions and accommodations described in their IEP or 504 plan regardless of the learning model the student is in.
Schools made every effort to keep cohorts as close to their current structure as possible. However, in some cases, students needed to be assigned to a different teacher in both remote and in-person learning models, due to number of students in a class and staff availability. 
No. Student cohorts remain together for the entire school day. This means all students remain with the same group for all core content instruction, specials, lunch and recess. All specialized services and supports (Special Education, Advanced Learning, Intervention support, instrumental music lessons) have been planned to keep student groups together. If this is not possible, specialized services are offered remotely within the school day.
The students are receiving live specials instruction. Student cohorts are NOT mixed and students remain with their same group for the entire school day. Specials seating charts match classroom seating charts to reduce the risk of exposure and quarantining. Specials schedules include time between each class for full evacuation of one class before the next class arrives and proper mitigation strategies are used in class transitions.
Lunch protocol was decided/approved by the school teacher workgroups, principals, and Medical Advisory Team.
 
**To reduce traffic in and out of the building throughout the school day, students are encouraged to bring lunch from home or use our District Food Service program. Families who choose to pick their children up or give their older children (5th and 6th grade only) permission to walk home may choose to do so. Older siblings are not allowed to pick up and walk home with younger siblings. 
 
K5-4th Grade
-Students eat lunch in their classrooms.
-Teachers supervise their students' lunch period.
-Students eat lunch surrounded by a cardboard shield (like privacy shield). The cardboard does not hold the virus as long, as so students do not need to use the same cardboard shield every day. The cardboard shield helps limit talking - lunch is to be as quiet as possible. Teachers can play an audiobook, video, etc. to engage students while they eat.
-Lunches are nut free to make it safe for students with nut allergies and to make it easier on families.
-While eating, students are provided with a paper towel to lay their mask on while at their desk.
-Students sanitize both before and after lunch.
-Teachers spray the desks down with a bottle of warm soapy water and then student can use a paper towel to clean their spot.
 
5th and 6th Grade
-Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at two separate times.
-Students have cardboard shields at their assigned eating spot in the cafeteria (6 ft apart).
-School provided lunch are delivered to the classroom.
-Beverages are limited to water.
-Lunches are nut free to make it safe for students with nut allergies and to make it easier on families.
-Students sanitize both before and after lunch.
-While eating, students are provided with a paper towel to lay their mask on while at the cafeteria table

Please note: Drinking fountains are closed. Water bottle refill stations are open; please plan to send a full water bottle to school each day.
-K5-4th grade students are allowed to bring a snack but are only allowed to eat the snack during recess time outside.
-Special accommodations are made for students with dietary needs. They are provided with a safe space to eat their snack.
-5th and 6th grade do not have a snack break.
-No birthday treats are allowed - instead, Crews can celebrate birthdays in another special way, such as a birthday dance, game, etc. This is up to the teacher for what simple act they can do to celebrate a birthday, should the student want to celebrate.
-Lunch recess is supervised by Milestones staff (details will be finalized soon).
-Lunch recess is 30 minutes in length.
-All 1st/2nd and all 3rd/4th grade students have lunch recess at the same. Per the medical advisory group, we do NOT have to have each class/cohort assigned to a particular recess zone. It is OK for students to play with other classes while outside at recess. BUT the following mitigation strategies MUST be in place:
  • Masks are still required to be worn while at recess
  • High-contact play (such as touch football) is not allowed
  • Students must use sanitizer while going out to recess and coming into the building
 
-Schools are providing a “mask break zone” for students at recess. In this zone, students are allowed to take their mask off but must remain 6 ft apart from all other students and are not allowed to play with other students in that zone.This zone is supervised closely by a supervisor
Crossing guards are provided for students arriving at school on foot. We are continuing to work with the Shorewood Police Department to staff crossing guard positions.
 
Crossing Guard coverage:
8:00-8:30 a.m.
3:30-4:00 p.m.
 
With more questions related to crossing guards, you can call: (800)540-9290

 

No; The district is unable to provide outdoor supervision before, between, and after school, but that grounds will remain open for community use. To support health and safety we ask that you do not congregate or assemble on school grounds (playgrounds, parking lot, grassy areas) before, during, or after school.
 SIS/SHS-Specific Information
Grades 7-12 are following an AA/BB Model through Monday,April 12. In the hybrid model, approximately 50% of students attend in-person on Monday/Tuesday. The other 50% attend in-person on Thursday/Friday. Wednesday continues to be an asynchronous learning day for all students. On days where a student does not attend in- person, they attend their classes virtually in a synchronous/live setting.
 
Shorewood 7-12 Hybrid AA/BB Model
 
shs
Monday/Tuesday - Students whose last names start with A-L attend their classes IN-PERSON. Students whose last names start with M-Z attend their classes VIRTUALLY and learn synchronously.
 
Wednesday - Asynchronous learning day for all students. Approximately 30 minutes of work is assigned per class.
 
Thursday/Friday - Students whose last names start with M-Z attend their classes IN-PERSON. Students whose last names start with A-L attend their classes VIRTUALLY and learn synchronously.
When students are on their virtual days, they are NOT to be on campus between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM.
 
Please note: It will be very difficult to make any changes to course schedules. All courses have already been balanced by students’ last names to accomplish as close to a 50/50 split as possible. If there are extenuating circumstances or you have questions about scheduling, please feel free to contact your school’s counselor.
 
SIS, Julie Wells: jwells@shorewood.k12.wi.us
SHS, Molly Norris: A-G anorris@shorewood.k12.wi.us
SHS, Scott Brown: H-O sbrown@shorewood.k12.wi.us
SHS, Jennifer Hoffman: P-Z jhoffman@shorewood.k12.wi.us
SIS
The SIS Daily Bell Schedule that is being used currently for Virtual+ teaching and learning continues to be followed (see below). Classes are 70 minutes each, and occur on alternating days (e.g. Monday: periods 1, 2, 3, 4; Tuesday: periods 6, 7, 8, 9 ). You can also view the SIS Hybrid Second Semester learning calendar here.
 
SIS
 

SHS
The SHS Daily Bell Schedule that is being used currently for Virtual+ teaching and learning continues to be followed. Classes are 70 mins each, and classes occur on alternating days (i.e. Mon - hours 1, 2, 3, 4 Tues - Hours 5, 6, 7, etc.). Please see the DAILY SCHEDULE HERE.

schedule
 
You can also view the SHS Hybrid Second Semester learning calendar here. PLEASE NOTE: the attached calendar shows the remainder of the school year; the calendar is subject to change.
 
SIS
The following supplies are needed on a daily basis:
-A fully charged laptop with charger cord and headphones
-Writing implements and notebook(s)/paper to take notes
-The Student Planner that was included with beginning-of-the-year School Kit supply pick-up
-One or more spare face masks (students can ask a staff member for a spare if necessary)
-A water bottle filled with water
-If eating lunch at school: a book to read and/or other individual activity to occupy themselves such as a sketchbook.
-Students are not changing clothes for PE, so they should dress comfortably for movement and wear or bring sneakers on their PE days.
 
SHS
-A fully charged laptop with charger cord and headphones.
-One or more spare face masks (students can ask a staff member for a spare if necessary).
-A water bottle filled with water.
-Students will receive instructions regarding additional supplies from individual teachers.
SIS
Students should limit car pooling and traveling together to school whenever possible--wearing masks when it cannot be avoided. Students should arrive at school between 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. and not earlier, to discourage groups from forming at school. Students must enter through doors marked “Enter,” proceed directly to their first class, and not socialize or congregate in hallways.

8th graders enter SIS using the 2nd floor doors by the Track
7th graders enter SIS using the 1st floor main entrance doors by the Lobby/Office
 
SHS
Students should limit car pooling and traveling together to school whenever possible--wearing masks when it cannot be avoided. Students should arrive at school between 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. and not earlier, to discourage groups from forming at school. Students must enter through doors marked “Enter,” proceed directly to their first class, and not socialize or congregate in hallways.
No. All in-person classes will take daily attendance for each student cohort. We will continue to evaluate whether we are able to offer this option in the future.
 
Please note, exception: Some classes may need to remain virtual as we transition back to hybrid in-person instruction due to teacher and substitute teacher availability. Teachers will be communicating directly with those enrolled in their courses.
 
In the event in-person staffing is unavailable, the courses will continue to be offered virtually. If needed, we will also provide the following “Virtual Learning” spaces:
 
SIS - In the SIS Commons which can accommodate up to 40 students at a time, socially distanced and supervised. The space would function as a quiet area where in-person students can participate virtually in classes that are impacted.
 
SHS - the SHS Pool Lobby and the SHS Auditorium. Both spaces can accommodate up to 50 students at a time, socially distanced. These areas will be supervised by existing staff. The spaces are designed to be quiet areas where in-person students can participate virtually in classes that are impacted without leaving campus. Masks are required in these spaces as well.
At this point in the year, there is a very little change to student schedules that we can accommodate. Classes have been divided and organized, as best as possible, to align with alphabetized groupings (A-L and M-Z). Any schedule changes can not affect the delicate hybrid balances for classes.
There are no changes in grading. Letter grades will be assigned by teachers at the end of Q3, Q4, and Semester 2.
There is work for students to complete outside of school. You can expect your student to spend about 30 minutes per class, each Wednesday, on asynchronous learning activities.
We are operating as an Open Campus. With an extended lunch period in our current schedule, we encourage students to distance and take advantage of leaving campus.
 
SIS
-Lunch continues to be an 80-minute period.
-Students are encouraged to go home to eat in their home, alone or with family members. Having fewer students at school increases safety for staff and students who cannot leave school to eat lunch.
-Regular in-school lunch service occurs in the SIS Commons 
-Those who are not able to go home are assigned seats in the Commons, remaining 6 ft apart. They may remove masks only when actively eating, and need to remain in their assigned seats for the 80-minute period. They may use technology individually for entertainment, but they may not sit or stand closer together than 6 ft.
-Students who eat off campus should return to school through the Main Entrance doors by the Lobby/Office promptly at 12:10 and not earlier, to discourage groups from forming at school.
-To finalize lunchroom seating, families need to declare ahead of time (each month) whether students will be eating at school or at home on their in-person days.
 
SHS
Students unable to go home for lunch can utilize as many open spaces (classrooms, pool lobby, Youth Center, etc.) as possible on campus. Student lunches are available as grab and go options. Student placement for lunch is monitored by SHS staff.
No. Lockers and locker rooms are not be available. PE Classes do not change or use locker rooms.
 Resources
Click here to view a Transitioning Back to School in Winter 2021 handout for parents provided by Maggie Altschaefl, the District’s Children’s Wisconsin consultant. The handout covers how parents can support their students’ return to learning at school in a hybrid model and how parents can assist with managing separation anxiety in students.

The CDC also has a helpful Back to School Planning: Checklist to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregiver page with many useful resources.
Yes. Our Counselors and School Psychologists are available for students and parents. Additionally, our Children's Hospital therapists continue to be available. Whenever possible, virtual meetings with these staff members can occur. These staff can also meet with students and parents in-person by appointment.