Respectful. Responsible. Safe. October 4, 2021
John Marshall Elementary
To create and maintain an environment that ensures all students reach their highest level of achievement in academics, fine arts, physical fitness and social behavior as determined by the common core standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to ensure these outcomes.
Principal: Ms. Patterson
Secretary: Mrs. Seliger
Hello John Marshall Families!
We are excited to continue to learn how we can better meet student needs this year. As many families learned about during our Ice Cream Social, we are learning about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People through the use of Leader in Me. It is great to hear students and staff all using the language as we move around the school. We are excited to see how this continues to positively impact our Marshall community! Please keep asking your child(ren) how they are using the Habits each day!
Safety is of utmost concern for us at John Marshall. Please be aware of our drop off and pick-up procedures included in this newsletter. It is important not to do U-turns or park in unauthorized areas during drop off and pick-up for the safety of all students. Thank you for joining us in being diligent to promote safety for all.
As a reminder, if you need to communicate to your child about pick-up arrangements, please continue to contact our main office prior to 3:00pm. Teachers are working with students until the end of the day and may not catch messages on email or SeeSaw.
We look forward to continuing to work with you and your family throughout the year to make it the best year yet!
Marshall drop off/pick up traffic flow
2) Bus lane on Lamont. During drop-off/pick-up times, this area is for Buses only. Cars are not to use this lane at anytime during drop-off/pick-up.
3) Parking lot. If you need to leave your vehicle unattended during drop-off and pick-up times, please park in the parking lot.The parking lot is is one-way traffic.
Please see map below.
Important Dates to Remember
October 4: PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30
October 5: Bridging Brighter Smiles
October 6: Bike/Walk to School
October 8: 4th Grade to Planetarium
October 13: Family night at the School Forest 5:00-6:30
October 15: 4th Grade to the Farm
October 18: Growing Great Minds begins
October 21: 1st Grade to School Forest
October 27, 28, 29: No School for Students
Ice Cream Social
Ice cream was enjoyed and fun was had.
UPDATED WSD COVID-19 Protocols 2021-22
Good afternoon, Wausau School District Families:
As we move forward in the 2021-22 school year, we want to take this opportunity to share an update with you about some changes to the District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
The Board approved two matrices, one for elementary schools and one for secondary schools, that are guidelines for analyzing case data. They are real tools that allow administrators, school staff, and nurses to collaborate around data and context to find the best actions to keep your students in school, in-person safely, and provide them with the highest quality education at the same time.
While you’ll notice differences between the elementary and secondary school matrices, the goal is the same: keeping your students safe while offering them the highest quality educational experiences at the same time.
Below is the elementary level matrix.
WSD Covid Guidelines 21-22
Students must stay home from school if they have the following symptoms.
One of these symptoms:
❏ New or worsening cough
❏ Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
❏ New loss of smell or taste
Two or more of these symptoms:
❏ Fever over 100.4/Chills
❏ Sore throat
❏ Runny nose/congestion
❏ Muscle/body aches
If a student has symptoms, it is recommended that they immediately be tested for COVID, regardless of vaccine status.
The student may return to school with proof of a negative PCR COVID test or an alternate diagnosis from a medical practitioner.
If parents choose not to have their child tested, the student is presumed positive and must stay home for 10 days, be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and have improvement of symptoms before returning to school.
If a student or anyone else living in the home tests positive, all students in the home (unless vaccinated and not showing symptoms) must quarantine for the 10 days of the positive person’s isolation PLUS an additional 10 days quarantine, a total of 20 days. If the positive person can isolate away from the students, the other students in the home must quarantine for 10 days from the last contact with the positive person.
Parents are asked to notify the school if a student later develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID.
If your child is identified as a close contact to someone outside the home, follow the directions from the health department.
Contact the Marathon County Health Department with questions. 715-261-1900
Pupil Services Team:
School Psychologist: Mr. Susa
School Counselor: Mrs. Drewek
Social Worker: Mrs. Graf
Regular Education Teachers:Kindergarten: Mrs. Ekiss & Mrs. Thimm
Art: Ms. Anderson
Music: Mr. Delonay
Physical Education: Mr. Whalen
Gifted & Talented: Ms. Hahner
Library: Mrs. Strandberg-Bauer
Science: Mrs. Selby
Special Education Teachers:
Speech: Mr. Kennedy
English Learner/Bilingual Teacher:
Mrs. Brandt - Health Aide
Mrs. Felver- Title 1 Para
Mr. Jefferson-Special Education
Ms. Leffin - Special Education
Mrs. Melville - Special Education
Mrs. Petit - Special Education
Mrs. Pergolski - Title 1 Para & Building Aide
Mrs. Vang - English Learners
Ms. Wawrzaszek - Building Para
Mrs. Wawrzaszek - G2M & Family Enrichment Coordinator
Mrs. Wolff - BRIDGE Room Coordinator
Click on any teacher name above to send an email to that teacher.