April 3, 2020
Message from Mr. Busch
I hope you are well, and staying healthy. As we are all adjusting and adapting to learning from home, I wanted to provide a few tips and reminders to help support you and your student.
Do the best you can! If you are feeling overwhelmed, unsure, or need help, please reach out to school staff. Our goal throughout the school closure is to continue to provide learning opportunities to our students and to support families.
Students have work to complete everyday! This work is usually found in your student’s Google Classroom.
Attendance is taken every day. This is based on student interaction with their teacher, submission of assignments, or access to online learning tools such as Dreambox or RazKids.
If technology is not working well for you or you are struggling to log into the different Apps, that is ok! Let us know, and we may be able to help remotely or come up with other options. If you do not have internet access, let us know too! There are several companies offering free access.
Teachers are available! School staff can be reached via email, by calling their school phones, or messaging via WebEx.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during our school closure! We appreciate the efforts you are making to support learning from home. Again, if you have any questions, or needs support, please feel free to contact me or any school staff member!
This Week in Music
Each morning, Mr. Busch will share morning announcements via a YouTube video. Currently, the link is accessible through the classroom teachers’ Google Classroom. The announcements will include reminders for the day, a few samples of students work, and coming soon, the Pledge of Allegiance. The videos are short, but can be a helpful way to start the day.
April 8th - Pajama Day
April 15th - Baseball Day - wear your favorite shirt or hat
April 22nd - It's Earth Day - wear green an blue
April 29th - Purple Day - wear purple to support our military and their families
Students Working Hard From Home
Waukesha School District Parent Resources
The School District of Waukesha website has ongoing updates related to COVID 19. The site also includes helpful links for technology logins, Apps, and general troubleshooting.
Show Your Support
Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Here are some resources being offered across the country, depending on your provider:
Spectrum: Will offer free access to broadband for 60 days to households with K-12 and / or college students. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
AT&T: Removing data caps associated with their wireless and wired connections (see “Customer Offers”)
Comcast: Increases access and speeds to their Internet Essentials Program ($10 / month broadband); new families get 60 days free.
T-mobile: Hotspot loan programs made available to K-12 districts ($20 / month for unlimited data; $0 device).
Utilities temporarily can’t be disconnected: “the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted. Additionally, utilities must make reasonable attempts to reconnect service to an occupied dwelling that has been disconnected.”