Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth

August 14th, 2020

Nice to Meet You

Hello Shorewood Families and Friends,

I am so very excited to write this first newsletter to you. One of my primary tasks over the couple of weeks will be to ensure our Shorewood students, staff, and families are supported as we launch school virtually. This is a highly fluid time with our leaders at Central Office making very important decision about how to most effectively and safely run school. They will continue to be the primary source of information regarding any district-wide decisions. Principals have been receiving updates and those will be coming more frequently to aid us in our site-based planning. As I receive information pertinent to Shorewood, I will be using this newsletter as my main form of communication. However, I will also be active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as I know these are handy ways to receive information. Watch for updates soon! If there are special announcements that cannot wait for a newsletter, we will utilize "School Messenger" which sends e-mail blasts to family e-mail addresses listed in Infinite Campus. So, this is a good time to remind you to make sure all of your information is updated in Infinite Campus. If you need support with this, please contact the main office after August 14th. So, please do watch your e-mail and follow us on social media!

Anne Gillespie

Interim Principal

Upcoming Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth Dates

  • August 21st
  • August 28th
  • September 4th

*The frequency of newsletters during the school year will be determined once the year starts.

Supply Lists

Supply lists are posted here. Please note that you will not need all of these things for virtual learning but you may want to buy them now to take advantage of sales. Also, our art teacher, Ms. Rock, has updated her virtual learning art supply list. You can find that here.

Check out what our staff have been up to this summer

Enrollment

Enrollment time is here! Everything will be done online this year. You can do that here. Please reach out to our Senior Adminstrative Clerk, Ms. Reinacher at nreinacher@madison.k12.wi.us with any questions you have. In addition, I know some families are considering transferring out of MMSD for virtual learning. Pasted below is piece from the district's family newsletter from Friday, August 7th. It addresses our strong desire to have families remain enrolled with us! There are some significant implications that occur when students withdraw. From my personal perspective, I believe maintaining community connections and stability in the midst of the uncertainty we are grappling with right now is very important. We need you! I also very much understand the extraordinary circumstances we are all living with right now and at the end of the day, each family needs to make the best decision they can for their students.
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Sample Schedule

Based on family feedback, we heard that knowing what your student's schedule may look like is on your minds right now. Below is a SAMPLE of what a day could be! You will notice that this is a big departure from what occurred in the spring. Our target date for releasing specific grade level/classroom schedules is Monday, August 24th.
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Seeking a Graphics-Savvy Volunteer

We will soon get a new logo for Shorewood! I am looking for someone who can make finishing touches on the logo in photoshop or another graphics editing program. If you are able to volunteer, please reach out to me at agillespie@Madison.k12.wi.us. Thank you!