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SM Elementary Learning Update - April 17

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Some updates for our families ...

We have many things that have been communicated to families this week. If you missed any of them or need a reminder, here they are:

• The Lakeview staff will have a car procession around the Lakeview area on Monday, April 20th starting at 4:00 p.m. See below for more information - we hope to see you (from a safe distance, of course!)

• Chromebook distribution for 3rd & 4th grade will take place on Monday, April 20th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the staff parking lot. If you absolutely cannot make it at that time, please email Mr. Sepersky

• We need to hear from you in the Learning Access/Technology Survey. Please complete this survey by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20th. You may complete it multiple times - once for each student in your family that attends an SDSM school.

• The elementary principals want you to be informed about our efforts to provide continuity of learning opportunities during the closure. Click this link for our the latest update from elementary principals (this was sent on Friday morning).

Lakeview staff car procession

Dear Lakeview families,

We miss your children! Students and families continue to be at the heart of all that we are doing. We hope everyone in your family is doing as well as can be expected in these unique times.

The Lakeview Staff is planning to hold a procession in which staff will be driving throughout the Lakeview neighborhoods. We will leave Lakeview at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20th and should be finished around 5:00. If you click below, you will find a map of our route.

We are excited to have the opportunity to drive past student homes and wave to them and their families to show our care and support for everyone. During this event we need to continue to keep our families, students, and staff safe by following social distancing. If you are available during the procession, a wave from your front window, porch, driveway, or parking lot would be great! If you live in an apartment complex that does not have a road that goes in front of your home, please come to the nearest sidewalk, while still respecting social distancing guidelines. If you would like to, you are welcome to wear Lakeview attire (blue/white) or make signs to hold.

We hope to see many of you on Monday!

Summer School & 4K Registration

Everyone should have received information in the mail about Summer School registration. Please mail this back as soon as possible. If you need more information, please see this link. Registrations must be postmarked by May 8.

4K registration is open for the 2020-21 school year! If you or anyone you know needs to register for 4K, please use this link for more information and the online registration form.

Do you need more things for your students to do at home?

If you have not found this website yet, it has a rich offering of ideas for students. This website was put together by South Milwaukee, and much of the content was generated by our teachers or are learning opportunities that our teachers value. For example, there are art lessons created by our own SDSM elementary art teachers! You can also find Mr. Sepersky reading one of his favorite books as well.

School Based Mental Health is still available during these times

The school district has a relationship with St. A's to provide School Based Mental Health services all year long. Our St. A's therapists are able to provide these services via teletherapy during the closure. If you think your student could be a recipient of these services, you may self-refer to St. A's by either calling St. A's directly at 414-909-3934 or 262-264-8733 or e-mail Nancy Nedland at

Human Concerns fundraiser

There is an effort organized by students at South Milwaukee High School to raise funds and donate food to our local Human Concerns. Please see this link for more info and how to donate. This is a way to help our neighbors right here in SM!

Learning happens in so many ways!

I'm sure you have found many, many ways to learn through everyday activities in your house. Here is information from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction about the many ways you can build learning into your everyday routines at home - no matter if school is open or closed!