Section School Newsletter
Welcome Back Section Hawks!
The beginning of the year always holds such excitement and promise. I speak for all the Section staff when I say, what a privilege it is to serve you, the Section community, where anything is possible, and the sky’s the limit - especially when you’re a Hawk! Much work has taken place this summer to ensure a safe, healthy and successful year together. I encourage you to take some time to read the specific changes to the school day aligned to the "Stay Safe to Stay Open" guidelines. While this school year will be different, your child's health, safety, and education remain top priorities.
Each year brings positive change. This includes new additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome several new members to the Section staff this year.
Kelly Ann Schmidt - Please welcome Kelly Ann Schmidt who will be joining the staff at Section as an interventionist. Mrs. Schmidt joins us from the Muskego-Norway School District where she worked as an interventionist. As a Mukwonago graduate, resident, and parent, Mrs. Schmidt is excited to be joining the Section staff.
Megan Reif- This year we welcome back School Social Worker Megan Reif to Section
Megan Swift- After many years in IPLC giving her heart and soul to help build the program from the ground up, Ms. Swift was ready for a new challenge. I am happy to announce that Ms. Swift has moved to the 6th grade comprehensive classroom working aside Mrs. Sullivan.
Ms. Cassandra Switlick- We are happy to announce the hire of Ms. Cassandra Switlick for the 6th grade IPLC position. Ms. Switlick joins Section from the West Allis School District where she taught in a multi-age 7th and 8th grade classroom. West Allis is well known for their work around personalized learning and we are excited for what Ms. Switlick brings to Section.
Facilities Update - This summer the halls of Section got a facelift with a fresh coat of paint in Section colors. Hallways will now be identified by banners aligned to Section's PBIS program; Respectful, Responsible, Kindness and Teamwork.
I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again on the first day! It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
MASD Opening Plan
At this time, we can release our initial plans for starting our 2020-21 school year.
As a reminder, families can also view our virtual learning option details on the Pandemic Information page of the district website.
Families choosing the virtual learning option for their child should do so by completing the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Annual Update by August 10. Families who do not select the virtual learning option will automatically be enrolled into their regular schools. Information about completing this was sent on July 14. Click here to review that information.
Open House - Kindergarten and New Families
To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and to abide by the Waukesha County guidance limiting large group gatherings to 100 or fewer people, our elementary school open houses will look different this year.
Open House remains scheduled for Thursday, August 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm but will be for kindergarten and new families only. Families attending should plan on bringing their child's school supplies and any school day medications. Families with the last name A-M may attend from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and families with the last name N-Z may attend from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Only enrolled children and parents/guardians may attend this year and masks will be required.
School Supply Drop-Off Days
To allow our families to drop off their child's school supplies, two Supply Drop-Off Days have been established this year. On Monday, August 24, from 12:00 - 6:00 pm and on Friday, August 28, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, enrolled children and their parents/guardians may drop off their supplies in their labeled cubby area. Masks will be required to enter the building. Student medications can also be dropped off during these times. Please be aware that teachers will not be available during the Supply Drop-Off Days.
The process at Section will be as follows...
- Place all school supplies in a bag labeled with your child's first and last name.
- Place your child's school supplies on the coat rack labeled with your child's name.
- Take your child's Friday Folder which contains import information from the school
- Grades K-3, Complete the Backpack Bus Tag at home (found in the Friday Folder) and attach to your child's backpack for the first day of school
School Supply Lists
During the 2020-2021 school year, students will not be sharing supplies.
Please individually label your child's school supplies with their first and last name.
Disinfectant Wipes - While school supply lists ask for disinfecting wipes, we understand that these items may not be readily available. Please do not worry about purchasing disinfectant wipes if you are unable to find them.
Dismissal Form (New This Year)
Online Fee and Lunch Payments
Water Bottles Recommended
School drinking fountains will not be accessible, however bottle filling stations will be. To accommodate the increased need, additional bottle filling stations have been added to the building. Students are encouraged to bring a labeled water bottle (first and last name) with them to school daily.
Revised Lunch Plan for 2020-2021
School Day Drop off & Pick up of Items for Students
The same process will be in place for items needing to be picked-up. Arrange with the office the items needing to be picked-up and an approximate time and the office staff will see that those items are waiting on the table for you to retrieve.
Substitute Teachers Needed
We anticipate shortages in substitute teachers this year. To help fill our needs, if you hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university you can receive a three-year short-term substitute license by completing a state-approved educator preparation program.
New this week, CESA 2 offers an online, self-paced course for only $150! Learn more at https://www.cesa2.org/programs/subtraining/.
CESA 1 is hosting educator preparation programs on August 10-11. Click here to learn more details including how to register!
Daily School Schedule
Afternoon Departure - Parent Pick-up at 3:35 p.m. under the vestibule
Afternoon Departure for all K-6 Students- 3:35 p.m.
(NOTE: Wednesday's Only Departure is 2:35 p.m.)