A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
September 18, 2020
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
It was a great week here at Muskego High School! It seems everywhere we look there is something to be proud of and inspired by. It shows up in our classrooms, through the powerful collaboration and critical thinking our students engage in. It is in the breathtaking sounds of our choirs and bands. It is observed in the character of our future leaders as they grow through participation in clubs such as Student Council, FBLA, and countless others.
Additionally, it certainly shines in our athletes as they work tirelessly to earn the amazing successes we have been a part of. It is such a privilege to be a part of this school community and I truly hope you too can feel a sense of pride in what our students are doing.
As we look ahead to the coming weeks, they are filled with exciting events and activities. We want every student to be a part of these events and we need your continued support. If your child is sick, please have them stay home. Your support in following the mitigation measures in place is essential to our ability to stay safe so we can stay open.
School Lunch Program Update
On Monday, August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) unexpectedly announced nationwide waivers to allow the continuation of free meals to all students through the National School Lunch Program. The nationwide waivers allow schools and school districts to serve meals in a similar manner to how students were served meals beginning in mid-March.
What does this mean for Muskego-Norway School District families? Any student who chooses a full reimbursable meal at lunch will receive that meal at no cost.
What is a full reimbursable meal and how do I ensure my child is selecting the right options? The USDA meal patterns require five components must be offered to qualify for a reimbursable meal. A Meat/Protein, Fruit, Vegetable, Grain, and Milk must be offered in specific quantities. Please view this presentation for an explanation of how to make a reimbursable meal. If a child does not take one of the five components, they will be charged for an ala carte meal.
When does the free lunch program begin? This program started the first day of school. If your child has been choosing a reimbursable meal, you have not been charged for their lunch.
Are there other options besides the full reimbursable meal? Ala carte items, including milk are still available for purchase.
Where can I go to find out what meal options are available? Please visit the district’s food service website. You can also download the Taher Food4Life app from Google Play or the App Store.
My child is enrolled in the virtual learning option. Does he/she still qualify? Lunch service will be available to virtual families who elect to have meals provided. Surveys go out to virtual families via an Infinite Campus message. Families will continue to receive weekly surveys to request meals for the following week. Please submit all surveys no later than Friday.
These waivers are currently allowed through December 31, 2020. However, the USDA FNS reserves the right to withdraw any or all of the nationwide waivers subject to the availability of funding. We will communicate out to parents in the event there are changes to the program before December, 31, 2020. If you have any questions about the food service program, please contact Chrissy Koerner, Food Service Director at 262-971-1790 x4522 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZAPS/Doorway to College
This year, all ZAPS ACT preparation courses will be offered virtually. Courses will be offered at least 6 days a week and offered during multiple time slots. Cost is $95. For more information or to register: ZAPS ACT Prep
Muskego High School will be offering the PSAT for Juniors on Wednesday, October 14th. The PSAT is for students who will be going on to take the SAT, which may be required for some out of state schools. A complete list of U.S. Colleges that use the SAT results can be found on the College Board website. Students may also take the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship if their scores qualify for recognition into the program. More information about this scholarship can be found at nationalmerit.org. Your student will also have an opportunity to take the Practice ACT for free on September 9th. Students must register for the PSAT HERE by Wednesday, September 30th. The exam has a $17 fee that will be added to the student’s account at the time of registration.
Virtual College Fair with Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF)
This college fair will allow students and families to:
Explore approximately 100 postsecondary institutions
Experience virtual campus tours and get additional information at your convenience
Search for colleges by programs, size, location using our filter options
Watch videos and download materials helpful in your decision process
Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives
Chat live with admission representatives from 3 to 5 pm (9/16/20, 10/7/20, 11/8/20)
Join an interactive financial aid session from 5 to 6 pm (9/16/20, 10/7/20, 11/8/20)
The virtual fairs are offered monthly from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., followed by 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentation.
· Wednesday, 9/16
· Wednesday, 10/7
· Sunday, 11/8
Use this Link to Register and for more information.
Early College Credit Program
Start College Now
Start College Now allows a student in grades 11-12 to apply to enroll in a Wisconsin Technical College, to take one or more courses up to 18 credits, for which the student may earn high school credit and post-secondary credit. Students must meet certain criteria. For more information on Start College Now, please click here. For information about Start College Now and Waukesha County Technical College please click here. The deadline for submitting completed Start College Now applications for Spring Semester 2021 is October 1, 2020. Students cannot be enrolled in both ECCP and Start College Now at the same time.
2020 Homecoming Announcement
We are excited to share details about the Muskego High School 2020 Homecoming Event, coordinated by the Student Council Executive Board, which is a leadership group elected by the student body. Our goal is to stay safe to safe open while also providing students with a memorable Homecoming experience. Click here for a Student Council message.
HOCO 2020 will feature a Drive Up Red Carpet event which includes:
Red Carpet Entrance
Professional Photo Opportunity
Commemorative HOCO 2020 Blanket designed by our students
Early next week students will receive a Sign Up Genius where they will choose a 5 minute time slot between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Students may sign up with a group of up to nine other students and should plan to stay for no more than 15 minutes. Semi-formal dress is encouraged, but not required.
- This is a Muskego High School students ONLY event (no guests).
- In the event of inclement weather, this event is subject to cancellation.
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sign Up Required
Location: InPro Field
MHS Student Council