Hillcrest Family Newsletter

August 28th 2020

Waukesha Park and Rec Cool School Program

If you are looking for on site before and after school care for full day students, be sure to check out Waukesha Park, Recreation and Forestry's Cool School Program. All students are able to participate before school and then again after 3:40. Details can be found online at

https://waukesha-wi.gov/473/BeforeAfterSchool

There is an online option for registration found here:

https://waukeshaprf.maxgalaxy.net/BrowseActivities.aspx

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Infinite Campus Registration

On top of completing the Elementary Enrollment Form, all families will complete our yearly registration processes in Infinite Campus. You should have gotten an email today from the district asking you complete this process now. Be sure to double check your contacts and emergency contact information for your child. In the event of a classroom quarantine or school shutdown, information will be sent home via automated systems. If your child becomes ill at school, we will reach out to all emergency contacts until we reach someone who is able to come and pick them up. Students who are attending eAchieve and SDW Virtual will need to complete this process as well.

Message to Hillcrest SDW Virtual Families

The district is still working through the enrollment in Infinite Campus for all families but everyone should have gotten an email from the district with additional details. For many of you, your child's virtual teacher has already reached out to introduce themselves and give you more information about how to connect to learning next week. For everyone else, this information will be coming soon.


We have the iPads for the virtual 5K students. You are able to pick them up at our office, just call Tanya at 970-1805 to arrange a pick up time. We are still waiting on the 4K iPads and we will let you know as soon as they are available!


We have had families asking about school supplies. My recommendation is to go ahead and purchase the same supplies that are on the Hillcrest list for your grade level. Many of the supplies are similar across the district and your child will have many of the same learning opportunities that our face to face students will have.

School Wide Procedures

We have some new procedures to put into place this year and we appreciate your help in keeping students and staff safe.


Please take time to review the Family Guidebook with your child. This outlines many of the procedures and there are quite a few items that are different this year. Teachers and staff will be teaching learners throughout the first days of school but this helps your child have a preview of their day.


In addition, for your review, is the SDW COVID Mitigations document. We are committed to adhering to the district nurses' guidance on how we adjust our practices to meet CDC and Wisconsin DPI guidance. Our school board is still writing and adopting these practices into policy.