EEA Student & Parent News

March, 2021

A message from your Principal

Welcome to March!

Thank you so much for your attendance at the February conferences. Every year EEA families have some of the best attendance at Parent/Teacher conferences across the district! We know this year has presented challenges and we are grateful for your partnership. We are very excited to not only have more students attending in-person based on the individualized plans created at conferences but that we can continue to do so while maintaining the recommended 6 feet of distance.

While we are always working with our students so they earn all the right credits in all the right places, we are just as concerned that we help them become adults who are caring people we would love to live next door to. Please take some time to ask your child about the work we are doing weekly on Leader In Me, which is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. So far we have spent time learning about the following habits:

Habit 1: Be proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

This work is giving the students and staff the opportunity to examine if they are behaving in ways that move them forward toward their goals and if what they say matters to them is really what they prioritize. Watch for opportunities for parents to join in the activities in the future.

Due to the number of staff needed to administer the ACT test on March 9, all other students will have the day off. Please wish our juniors well on this important assessment.

As always, thank you for partnering with us on your child's education,

Dr. Young

Important Dates in March

March 2nd - Picture Day #2

March 9th - Junior ACT Testing (All other students, No classes)

March 29th - April 2nd - Spring Break, No classes

Student Services Information

The pupil service members at EEA are available to offer further assistance and services to your student. Our school counselor, school social worker, and school psychologist can assist students who may need additional academic, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or attendance support. If you would like to speak with someone able to help, please contact one of the following pupil service professionals:

Pupil Services staff:

School Counselor - Heather Rasmussen, 715-261-0626 ext. 23626,

School Social Worker - Lisa Hunt, District cell phone: (715) 581-6445, Office phone: (715) 261-0627 (or ext 23627),

School Psychologist - Matthew Mitchell, 715-261-0959,

School Nurse - Julie Welch, 715-261-0713,

We are also excited to offer the opportunity for students to receive services from community counselors who partner with the EEA, and provide professional counseling to students onsite. Currently, our partner at the EEA is Ryan Jacobson from Bridge Community Health Clinic please use this Mental Health Serviced form to notify us if you would like to refer your child, or feel free to give a pupil services staff member a call to get more information.

In Person Materials Needed Daily

- Students need to bring their own clear water bottles daily to drink from.

- Headphones, preferably with a microphone

- Pens/Pencils

Metro Bus Update

The City of Wausau Transit Commission has suspended the collection of passenger fares through June 30, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All rides are currently free of charge!
  • -Hand sanitizer dispensers are available on each bus
  • -Face coverings are required for all passengers
  • -Passengers are loaded through the rear door when possible
  • -Capacity on each bus is limited to 15 passengers

Book Return

Many students received books from EEA last year in March during the shutdown. We are still missing many of the books we handed out. The books included are, The House on Mango Street, Of Mice & Men, Pigman and Scorpions. Please check to see if you are still in possession of any of these books.

If your student is here in person please bring them back when you have class.

If your student is virtual please drop them off in our main door vestibule.

Wausau School District Referendum

Please see the link to view the Wausau School district's plans for the upcoming referendum vote in April. EEA will remain in the Wausau East building and our proposed changes would be a secure entrance and revamping the middle area of our space to provide more usable classroom spaces and more space for individual student/parent meetings. Let us know if you have any questions and be sure to get out there and vote!

Nutrition Services Update

Nutrition Services Update:

  • All returning "In-person learners" will be able to receive a FREE breakfast meal AND a FREE lunch meal every day while in school.
  • Families of WSD remote learners may continue to sign up for weekly meal bags which include 5 breakfasts/5 lunches / 1/2 gallon of milk + 2 cartons. Families may sign up by using PayPams.
  • Community members with children 18 and under ( who are not enrolled in WSD) may also visit the meal site without registration to obtain a weekly meal bag.

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