Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth

December 17th, 2020

Hello Shorewood Families and Friends,

The last day before winter break is always one of my favorites. It has also been wonderful to see the excitement and energy this week!

I am including some initial information about discussions to reopen school below. Regardless of when we reopen, we need to take the time now to prepare for this. Therefore, please see the save-the-dates for family info meetings regarding reopening. These will be used for me to present information that I know at that particular time and to answer your questions. There is a fair amount to be decided at the point but no matter what potential reopening looks like, I know the staff here at Shorewood will make it great!

Have a wonderful winter break. I hope everyone gets time to relax and rejuvenate. See you in the new year.

In partnership,

Anne Gillespie

Interim Principal

Potential Reopening

MMSD is currently making plans to reopen schools! The decision has been made to bring pre-K through second grade back first. WHEN this will occur has not been decided. Superintendent Jenkins will make an announcement about this on Friday, January 8th. At that time, we will also have much more information about what coming back to school will look like. This information will include such things as school start and end times, class rosters, safety protocols, and our teaching and learning model.

You will have the option to send your student back or not. So you can make an informed decision, please save the date for the info sessions listed below! I will present info regarding opening and will answer your questions. Note, I will keep these dates and times regardless of when school reopens. I will also share information via School Messenger.

Family Info Sessions on Reopening:

Monday, January 11th 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 12th 9:30-10:30 AM

Wednesday, January 20th 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, January 21st noon-1:00 PM

ZOOM link for all of the meetings will be:

News from the PTO


We want to thank all of you for supporting our winter appeal these past few weeks. Thanks to your generous support and participation, we raised $10,081.36! We could not have done it without you! If you would still like to donate, please click on the link below.


We also want to take this moment to give everyone a heartfelt thank you for their continued support through these unprecedented times. Please know that we are committed to making sure that our school continues to be a positive school community despite the challenges this past year has brought on. We hope everyone has a restful winter break and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Middle of the Year Assessments

Students took FASTBridge assessments at the beginning of the year to measure their skills. We will have a second administration of these for the middle of the year on January 11th - February 5th.

Winter Wellness Challenge!

This week has been so fun! I got to see so many of our students engaging in all kinds of wellness activities. Here are some pictures of our Shorewood Sharks stepping up to the wellness challenge!

Resources and Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, December 21st-Friday, January 1st: No School

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