Coronavirus Update for Families
March 16, 2020
I want to start by offering my sincere gratitude for your patience as we work to respond to the incredible challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation. We know our families have numerous questions and thus have created a list of FAQ to help. Please continue to monitor your email, our district website, and our district social media for further updates.
Will we do digital learning days? What will it look like?
Yes. We realize that children of all ages have different abilities to learn independently. Recognizing this, we have developed specific plans for students at our elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
Parents should understand that the instruction provided during digital learning days will not approach the quality or rigor of instruction our teachers provided in a face-to-face environment on a daily basis. Instead, we are designing our digital learning day plans to continue learning and to maintain continuity. Also, we hope that by providing digital learning we can support our students’ emotional well-being by creating a daily routine.
For Grade 7-12 students, Digital Learning Days will begin on Wednesday, March 18.
For K-Grade 6 students, Digital Learning Days will begin Thursday, March 19.
Tomorrow, we will send specific plans for our digital learning. Please monitor your email for additional details.
There will be no Digital Learning Days during our regularly scheduled spring break, March 23-27. Digital Learning Days will resume after spring break.
I don’t receive emails from my child’s teacher. What should I do?
First, check your email’s spam folder to see if teacher emails are going there.
Also, be sure to update your email address in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
My child doesn’t have a device at home. How can I get my child a Chromebook?
Students in Grades 7-12 received devices on Friday. If your child did not receive a device, contact your school’s office.
For Grade K-6 students who do not have access to devices at home, there is a limited number of Chromebooks and charging cords. Devices will be limited to one per family. Families should contact their school office to set up a time to pick up.
How can I get a wifi hotspot if I don’t have Internet access?
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Also, if you have a mobile phone plan with unlimited data, you can tether your phone to your child’s device.
We have a limited number of hotspots we can provide to families that do not otherwise have Internet access. Priority is given to families who receive free or reduced price lunches. Hotspots are limited to one per family. To request one of these devices, call the MASD district office at 262.363.6300.
Will the district provide lunches to children who receive free or reduced-price lunches?
During our current school closure, the Mukwonago Area School District will provide free lunches to all MASD students.
Starting on Wednesday, March 18, curbside pickup will be available at Prairie View Elementary, Big Bend Elementary, and Mukwonago High School. All locations will be open from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Food service personnel will be on site at the following locations:
At Prairie View Elementary School, south entrance
At Big Bend Elementary, main entrance
At Mukwonago High School, east side of the building, just before the loading docks.
If you have a crucial need for delivery to your house during this time, please fill out this form and arrangements will be made for delivery to occur.
If you have any needs or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families can still apply for free or reduced-price lunch throughout the school year by completing the Free and Reduced Lunch Application and emailing it to Pam Harris at email@example.com.
What will this closure do to our school calendar? Will we have to make up days in summer?
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced that they will waive the requirement for instructional hours for any district that requests to do so. We are finalizing what this will mean for our school calendar and will let families know as soon as possible
Are my child’s extra-curricular or after school activities canceled too?
The Governor's order requires that all K-12 buildings be closed to extracurricular and co-curricular activities, athletics, club and youth sports, etc. The spring sports season is suspended indefinitely. This includes all workouts, tryouts, practices, and competitions, both on-site and off-site. Teams cannot formally, or informally, meet or assemble during the closure. This also includes captain’s practices and/or informal team meetings.
My child left something at school that they need. How can they get it?
Schools are now closed to the public. Parents and students can enter their schools on Wednesday, March 18, 2:00-7:00 pm to retrieve any belongings they might need. Families should enter at each school’s main entrance. Teachers will not be available during this time.
If you are not able to come during this time, please contact your school’s office.
I need to pick up my child’s medications. How can I do that?
If your child has medications at school and you need access to them, you may come to your child’s school Tuesday during normal school hours. Please call your school’s health room assistant or Noel Menghe, district nurse, at 262.363.6292 x27515 to arrange a pickup time.
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