EEA Parent & Student News

October 2020

A Message from your Principal


Hello students, parents, and guardians,


I am pleased to say that many of our students are doing very well as we start the school year off. After a couple of weeks, 70% of our students were on track in most of their classes! For those of you in that boat, keep it up! For those of you who are struggling, please let us help you.


I have begun doing home visits, so parents, feel free to reach out if you'd like me to stop by. We are unable to come into homes at this time, but I've had some great porch talks with families so far. If we are not hearing from you at all, then we will be swinging by to make sure we are providing you with what you need to be successful.


Take a look at the family night information below! Some of the staff have cooked up a whole lot of fun for us all to enjoy.

Hope you join us!


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns or need anything,

Dr. Young


syoung@wausauschools.org

715-261-0636

Meet your EEA Staff

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

October Family Night- 29th @ 5:30

Even through things may look a little different this year we are still excited to invite you to a new version of our family nights! Each family that would like to participate will receive a bag of goodies for the fun activities we have planned. The evening will take place via Google Meet on Thursday, Oct 29th at 5:30. We will send out a link to all families interested in taking part in the fun events. We also have some awesome prizes you can win and redeem for participation!


Please RSVP by Oct 23rd via phone or email to your advisor.

Parent/Teacher Conferences- 10/28

We will be holding virtual parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 28th. You will be able to register for a conference time online through the same portal we used in the start of the school year. There will be time slots available during the school day with your advisor to discuss your students progress. Please stay tuned for an email with more specifics.
Big picture

Blessings in a Backpack


What is this?

A bag of food is provided with 2 single servings of breakfast, 2

single servings of lunch, and 2 snacks. If it is a longer weekend

there will often be additional food provided.

Who can participate in BIB?

ANY student who would benefit from receiving additional food

to eat over the weekend.

When?

Every Friday from 9:00-3:00

Where?

EEA main entrance, there is a grab & go box located just inside the entrance.

Why?

To help meet the nutritional needs of our students when they are not in school.

Please contact Lisa Hunt, School Social Worker, if you have any questions about this

program. lhunt@wausauschools.org or 715-261-0636 x. 38227

Starting In- Person Learning

We are currently planning for a possible return to in-person learning on November 2. If you did not receive a commitment form via email, please contact your child's advisor so that we know if you will be sending your child on the Plan B schedule, or if you prefer to remain virtual. Once we begin in-person learning, students who are not doing their work virtually will need to come in unless there are extenuating health reasons. So kids, if you want to remain virtual, show us you can do it!


How will things look for an in-person return?

Things will look different as we return in-person, no matter when that is. Here are some of the details:

- Screen your child every morning before they leave for school. See screening in other section of the newsletter.

-Students and staff must wear a mask at all times, except for the designated breakfast and lunchtimes. Masks must be put back on as soon as students are done eating.

-Students and staff must sanitize their hands as soon as they enter the building.

-Students report immediately to their advisory room. They will unpack what they will need for the day and then be dismissed one at a time to put their other belongings in their locker. They will not be using their lockers all day - only upon arrival and right before dismissal. This will reduce student to student contact.

-Students will remain in their advisory room groupings the majority of the time. This is to help avoid mass quarantines if someone becomes ill with Covid.

- Students will go get their lunches and bring them back to their assigned classrooms to eat. We also have some new picnic tables outside that students may use on warmer days.

- One student per class will be dismissed at a time to use the restroom. This is also to avoid overcrowding situations.

- To avoid mass quarantines and transmission of illness if someone does have Covid, we will be strictly adhering to the 6 feet of distancing rule. Student desks are 6 feet apart. Staff and students are expected to remain 6 feet apart. We are working on creative ways to give 1:1 help to students while still maintaining distance.


We know this is different, but we know we can all behave safely. Thank you for talking with your child ahead of time about the changes.

Corona Virus Study


The BRAVE Research Center, at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry, is conducting a Family COVID Survey for families with school-aged children.


As you know, the pandemic has changed the lives of youth and families across our state, the country, and the world. There is very little known about how these changes may further impact the mental health and general well-being of our communities. The BRAVE Research Center is looking at how families have been (and continue to be) impacted by the pandemic. The study targets parents/caregivers of school-aged children between the ages of 6-17. Study participation involves completing a set of online surveys. There is also an option for youth to complete surveys in addition to their caregivers. Upon completion of each survey, participants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Please see below for the direct link to the survey as well as a link to the research center's website. Families can call 608-265-3610 with any questions.