Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth

September 25th, 2020

Hello Shorewood Families and Friends,


Wow, it has been a busy first couple of weeks of school. Much like I anticipated, it is one thing to plan for a whole new way of school and another to actually experience what it is like. I am very appreciate of the feedback I've received from some families on what is working and what is not.


To that end, I will send out a survey next Friday to all families to get a broad sense of how things are going for you on a variety of virtual learning topics. I would love to get as many responses as I can! The more informed we are the better planning we can engage in at school.


I continue to be in awe of our staff, students, and families as we navigate this virtual learning journey together. The amount of grace and understanding I have seen is so heartwarming. So, thank you for working together with us and I look forward to hearing more from you via the survey next week.


In partnership,

Anne Gillespie

Interim Principal

MTSS: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is the structure that schools in MMSD use to:


  • Regularly review student academic and behavioral data
  • Identify students who may be in need of additional supports
  • Design plans of support in cooperation with families
  • Monitor the success of those plans
  • Review and adjust as necessary


At Shorewood, we have a MTSS team that meets weekly. There are times where you may be contacted by an MTSS team member or your child's teacher to discuss implementing an intervention for your student. If you have concerns about your student's achievement in school, you may also request support from the MTSS team. The first step in doing that is to reach out to your child's teacher.

Attendance Notifications

Attendance is one of the many new things we are implementing in virtual learning. Know that there may be some times that you get a "robocall" (the district's automatic phone call home when a students is marked absent) and your student actually met the daily attendance requirement. Most often this will happen when they complete a SeeSaw assignment later in the afternoon. If you have questions or concerns about your student's attendance please don't hesitate to reach out to me at agillespie@madison.k12.wi.us.

Free Meals Pick-Up Information

Reminder that Shorewood is a meals pick-up location on Mondays from noon-1:45. Contrary to what was previously stated, it is ENCOURAGED that you order in advance but you do not have to. Please do that here.

Family Resources