April 17, 2020
Safer at Home
Yesterday, Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order was extended to May 26th and all schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I understand this is sad news for everyone, myself and our staff members included. We were certainly hopeful that we would be able to finish the year with students, but understand that the health and safety of everyone takes precedence.
At-home and virtual learning that we have implemented in the school district and at Hadfield will continue for the remainder of the school year. Our school and district teams will be working on staff and student access to Hadfield to retrieve items, the fate of summer school, and more. As decisions are made, we will share them with you.
As previously mentioned, we are encouraging families to do as much and the best they can with the assigned school work, and to maintain regular communication with school staff. This helps us plan and create lessons and materials that best support students and families.
As a reminder, school lunch & breakfast pick-ups will continue throughout the 2019-2020 school year, Mondays through Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 at Hadfield.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding!
Weekly STAY WELL Tip from Mrs. Gosling
Spend time outside - take a walk through your neighborhood, sit outside and feel the sunshine on your face, or play a simple “scavenger hunt” with your family in your yard or at a park. Spending time outdoors is a natural stress reliever that will leave you feeling calmer and ready to take on the day!
Environmental Education Learning Outdoor - Week #2
Unlock Your Learning
Please enjoy this video from Mrs. Dohlby and share it with your family. We miss you all and hope this fun video will remind you to use that iPad to unlock your learning.
This Week in Pictures
April 8th - Pajama Day
April 15th - Baseball Day - wear your favorite shirt or hat
April 22nd - It's Earth Day - wear green and blue
April 29th - Purple Day - wear purple to support our military and their families
Student Attendance During School Closure
Families, daily attendance is taken each day during our school closure / at home learning. We take attendance to monitor student engagement and gauge how we can best support learning from home.
Attendance is based on student participation and/or contact with the teacher. A few examples would include:
Student activity in online applications, such as Dreambox, or RazKids
Interactions on WebEx, or Google Classroom
Submission of student work via Google Classroom or other modes
Parent contacts via email, phone call or message
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.
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.”