Erin School Friday Folder
September 18th 2020
-Wednesday, Sept 30th-School fees are due
-Thursday, Oct 8th-picture retake day
Covid Communication Update
I hope this finds you healthy. We have been working hard to keep Erin School open and students attending. I will not lie, this has been a definite learning curve.
As a reminder, if we have a positive case, we have a four-step communication plan:
1. We reach out to parents of students who need to be quarantined first via phone call. (Had a few oversights the first time but we did get better with the second try.)
2. An internal email is sent to staff to make them aware of what is happening.
3. We send an email to the parents who have quarantined children with more detailed information. The teacher also reaches out to the parents on what learning from home will look like during quarantine time.
4. We send an All School email to all families letting them know where we have a positive case.
The reason for this note is we have heard that #4 (All Family email) is creating some stress and concern. Some families are not sure how it affects them and asked we consider only sending out information if it pertains to them and their family.
When we put this plan out in August, I promised our Erin families I would be as transparent as possible to keep you updated on what was happening in our school so you can make decisions for your family and child(ren).
From your feedback we have adjusted. You will now get a shorter email with the location of covid in the building rather than a longer email with a letter.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make adjustments to better serve our students and families.
Memorial Fund for Dennis Schultz
For over 20 years, Dee Schultz has been an instrumental teacher at Erin School.
She has been the one to hug and hold our children when they needed it most. She is the foundation of their learning and sets them on the road to success. She is the welcoming arms of Erin School and she needs us now due to her husband's unexpected passing while on his way home from work this past Wednesday, September 9th.
As part of the Erin School Family, please consider a gift in memory of Dennis Schultz to help support his wife Dee and their daughters Jordyn and Hayley (whom both attended Erin School and Hartford Union High School). Proceeds will go towards helping pay for the funeral and additional expenses as they begin their journey without their beloved father and husband.
You can donate directly to the family online, by going to PayPal and then enter email@example.com in the send money search bar (please note that your donation may state that it is "pending" while the new account is fully opened).
You can mail a check made payable to Dee Schultz to the Erin School (which has agreed to collect for this memorial):
C/o Mrs. Dee Schultz
6901 Hwy O
Hartford, WI 53027
Please feel free to share this info with others. Thank you so much for all your support; together as an Erin Family we can help the Schultz family through this.
School Lunches for Virtual Learners
Erin School District is now offering free Curbside Meals for Virtual Learners and non-enrolled children. Meals are no cost regardless of free/reduced eligibility until federal funding is exhausted (anticipated to be through December 2020).
Families have the option to pick up their meals at Erin on Tuesday afternoons between 1:15-2:00 PM.
Orders can be placed between 9:00 AM FRIDAY and 9:00 AM MONDAY. Complete one order form per child you are picking up for. Children may only receive 1 lunch per scheduled school day; receiving meals from more than one community location is prohibited.
Many menu items require refrigeration and some meals require heating at home. Instructions will be provided at pick up. The full menu can be found here.
Curbside meals will be available for pick up at the rear entrance of Erin School on Tuesdays between 1:15-2:00 PM. Children do not have to be present during pick-up.
Questions? Contact Cathy Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262)673-3720 ext. 4140
We now have the ability for parents to pay for school fees, lunches/milk, and daycare online.
Your school fees have been “billed to your account”. To pay, log into Skyward, click on the Fee Management tab, you will see the school fees listed, click on Make a Payment (if you have more than one child, you can do this with any of them), this will take you to another site where you will see your Food Service balance as well as the required fees due. Click Add to Cart, do this for each of the fees if you have more than one child. You will also see Optional Fees, this is where you would select Athletic/Activities Fees. We are not collecting athletic/activity fees at this time, so only 4K Milk is listed (for 4K snack milk). Once you have everything added to your cart, you can Checkout. Please note, there is a service fee for using this service.
If you would like to send in a check for your fees, please download and complete the form, print it, and send it to the front office. We have copies available if you are not able to print.
School fee are due by Wednesday, Sept. 30th.
Free Meal Program
Dear Parents, and Guardians
The USDA recently announced that funding is available for all children to receive free meals through December 2020 or until appropriated funds are exhausted.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, all students will be able to receive a hot lunch at no cost whether on-campus or learning virtually. Please note, milk for cold lunches will still be charged to the families.
Meals are available for any child age 18 and under or enrolled high school students over 18, regardless of free/reduced lunch status.
Families are encouraged to continue to complete the free and reduced price meal application if they believe they qualify as this information may be used to waive eligible school fees, determine educational funding, and will be needed when district-wide free meals end.
Students will go through meal lines as usual. There will be no charge for lunch.
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Conway at 262-673-3720 ext. 4140 or email@example.com
If you are interested please email Dr. Kriewaldt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
* The PTC has 2 open positions. There is a Vice-President position open for a 1 year term and a Secretary position open for a 2 year term. Please contact Kristin Patey (email@example.com) if you have an interest or have questions.
* Scrip ProgramDo you purchase gift cards? Consider buying them thru our SCRIP program and help raise money for our school. Click here for more details.
Purchase Goeman’s BP gift cards from Erin School! The PTC has partnered with Goeman’s BP to sell BP Gift Cards. The PTC earns 16% of the proceeds! The gift cards can only be redeemed at Goeman’s RapidMarts in Erin and Hartford (including Uncle Larry’s Car Wash) and can be used to purchase anything they sell (gas, food, beverages, etc). These gift cards never expire and are available in $25, $50, and $100 denominations. For those of us that frequent Goeman’s BP on a regular basis, this is an easy way to help the school. Place your orders by filling out the order form and returning it along with your check to the Erin School front office.