The Wildcat Way
Weekly Update (October 5th - 8th, No school Friday, Oct 9th)
Return to school - 5 days a week starting Monday!
At a special School Board meeting on September 28, the WGSD Administrative team recommended that the District implement 5-day in-person instruction for students beginning on October 5, 2020 and follow the school calendar from that point.
Although the current infection rate in Racine County is currently quite high(Central Racine County Health Dept. website), there were several factors that allowed us to take this step:
The current cohort system at WGSD has allowed for effective contact tracing and quarantining.
We can effectively maintain a cohort system at Fox River Middle School.
We can combine the A and B cohorts at all schools and maintain necessary social distancing.
We have been able to disinfect rooms nightly. We will be able to continue this practice as well as disinfecting all areas as needed.
Racine County hospitalization rates are not at a critical level right now.
Recent studies have indicated that infection rates at schools are substantially lower at schools compared with outside of schools. This re-enforces the effectiveness of our PPE and sanitation procedures.
At this time, we have staff available to maintain in-person instruction.
Parent Teacher Conferences - This Friday, October 9th
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are going to essentially “flip” conference formats so that the teacher-requested conference will take place first, and then we will hold the more traditional parent-teacher conference for ALL families later in the year. On October 9th, there will be no school for students. This is the day that virtual (or digital phone) teacher requested conferences will take place.
If the teacher did not request a conference time with you, but you would still like to check-in with the teacher regarding your child, please log onto Skyward Family Access using these instructions to sign up for a conference time with your child’s teacher. Teachers will do their best to find a time to accommodate your schedule within their working hours, but it may not be possible to schedule a time on October 9th. This is because teacher-requested conferences will be given first priority.
Picture Day Information!
Ordering can be done online using the following instructions:
- Visit mortensen.orderschoopix.com
- Enter password: prepay
- Enter your email address, click submit
- Choose your background before adding packages and products
- You do not need to print a receipt or fill out any additional forms when ordering online.
If you have any questions please contact Mortensen Photography at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view package ordering information and details by clicking here also.
What's for Breakfast?
What's for hot lunch this week?
Breakfast/Lunch Availability for JEDI students
If you'd like to request meals for your children if you are a JEDI family please click here to complete a meal order form. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact the Aramark Food Service Office at (262) 514-8280.
Virtual Author Visit - The Very Last Leaf
Wisconsin author, Stef Wade, will be virtually visiting grades K-3 in all three elementary schools Tuesday, October 6th.
is a funny & encouraging picture book
that tells an engaging story & addresses
social & emotional struggles many kids encounter each day…
feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc. -
which is especially relevant as we enter a new & different school year.
Your student has the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Stef’s book. Order forms will be coming home with your student in the next few days. Please return it to your school by Friday, Oct. 7th. Thank you for supporting literary in our schools.
Wisconsin: Speak Up Speak Out
Dear Waterford Graded School District Parents and Caregivers,
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) is thrilled to announce the launch of the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT Resource Center (SUSO). SUSO is a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn to with your concerns regarding school safety. A facet of the Resource Center that we are particularly pleased to share with Wisconsin students and parents is the threat reporting system.
Click here for more information.
Are you receiving text messages, phone calls, and emails from the district?
Who to contact in the office?
Mrs. Julie Voegeli, Woodfield School Counselor
Mrs. Alicia Burton, Principal Secretary (Enrollments, student information/needs, Health room)
Mrs. Lynn Irvine, Building Secretary (Attendance, Food Service accounts, Health Room)
Mr. Chris McMahon, WGSD Nurse
Mr. Adam Krueger, Woodfield/Trailside School Psychologist
Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel, WGSD School Social Worker
Mrs. Lisa Peterson, Aramark Food Service Coordinator