Muskego Lakes Family Newsletter

April 9, 2021

Muskego-Norway School District Covid-19 FAQs & Resources

Please review the Parent FAQ frequently to find answers to the most commonly asked questions. Updates are in blue. Our school psychologists have also created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health during these challenging times.


Please complete the COVID form below if your child...

  1. Experienced the symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19
  3. Had CLOSE CONTACT with a person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19


Please submit additional notifications using the same form if a change in circumstance occurs. This may include but is not limited to the following:
  1. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person receives a positive test
  2. If already in Quarantine and the quarantined person experiences symptoms
  3. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation becomes symptomatic
  4. If a household member of someone in Quarantine or Isolation receives a positive test


COVID-19 Symptom or Status Notification Form

Important Dates Ahead

4/13 - 8th Grade Celebration Committee Planning Meeting (Virtual) 6:30 - 7:30pm LINK

4/20 - Virtual PTO Meeting LINK

4/20 - 4/22 WI Forward Testing

4/30 - Remote Learning Day

5/3 - Remote Learning Day

Wisconsin Forward Exam is Right Around the Corner

Dear Muskego Lakes Families,


Our school is scheduled to take the Forward Exam the mornings of Tuesday, April 20 through Thursday, April 22.


The Forward Exam assesses student performance in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics for students in Grades 3 through 8, in Science in Grades 4 and 8, and in Social Studies in Grades 4, 8, and 10. The Forward Exam is an online assessment, which utilizes multiple-choice and written responses to assess student knowledge. To minimize time out of class, during the testing window identified above, it is very important that your son or daughter be in school. Please avoid making any appointments on these dates. Students not in school on testing days will be scheduled for a make-up test prior to the close of the testing window.


Students are asked to bring corded headphones on all testing dates. Bluetooth headphones, such as AirPods, are not permitted to be used during testing.


Linked below is the brochure from the state, which provides additional detailed information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used.


The Forward Exam measures the knowledge and skills your student(s) should have acquired by the time they reach each grade level. Their performance on the assessment will not affect any of their current grades. Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can. The results of these tests may be used to help school staff make determinations or placement in classes to best support your child(ren).


Wisconsin Forward Exam: Information for Families


In partnership,


Rachel Rydzewski & Chad Krupar

Muskego Lakes Principals


To contact Rachel: rachel.rydzewski@muskegonorway.org or (608) 628-8546

To contact Chad: chad.krupar@muskegonorway.org or (262) 955-1274

Snacks for the Forward Exam

We are looking for donations of snacks for our students to refuel while taking a break on Forward Exam testing days. Having a snack will keep their minds fueled! Our PTO has graciously taken on the role of organizing the donations. Linked below is a Sign-Up Genius if you would like to donate snacks for our students. Thank you for your consideration!


Forward Exam Snack Donations

8th Grade Completion Ceremony

Mark the date! We are pleased to announce that we will have in-person 8th Grade Completion Ceremonies this spring! We are still working out some of the details but wanted to get some preliminary information out to families for planning purposes.


To allow for proper physical distancing, we will hold three ceremonies on Wednesday, June 9th. Students will be divided among the three ceremonies based on homeroom. Specific information regarding homerooms and ceremony times will come out soon. The times for the three ceremonies are below.


  • 8:30am - 9:00am
  • 9:45am - 10:15am
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm


Only two family members per student will be allowed to attend the ceremony. All ceremonies will be live streamed and recorded so extended family members can view them.


To give the 8th graders an opportunity to celebrate this milestone together, a class breakfast and yearbook signing will happen the morning of June 10th.


Look for more details in future newsletters!

8th Grade Celebration Committee Meeting

Thank you to those that have reached out to volunteer for this committee. Our first planning meeting will be Tuesday, April 13th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. It is a virtual meeting. You will be able to access the meeting via this LINK. If you are interested in joining the committee but have not responded yet, no worries! Just hop on the link at 6:30pm next Tuesday.


Finally, we are still looking for a committee chair. If you are interested, please contact Rachel (rachel.rydzewski@muskegonorway.org) or Chad (chad.krupar@muskegonorway.org).

Virtual PTO Meeting

The next Muskego Lakes PTO meeting will be Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30 - 7:30pm. The meeting will once again be virtual. This LINK will give you access to the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Muskego High School Girls Golf

Want a chance for your child to make some friends going into high school and learn to be a better golfer along the way? Come out for Muskego Girls Golf! The season officially starts August 9th. We encourage players to get out there and get practice swings in over summer or join Muskego Power. More information to come about potential contact days over the summer. Contact Coach Cladis (dave.cladis@muskegonorway.org) or Coach Fleischmann (tiana.fleischmann@muskegonorway.org) at the high school if you’re interested in getting involved or check out our website at 1Warrior.org.

Congratulations to Our Destination Imagination Team!

Congratulations to the Lake Denoon/Muskego Lakes Destination Imagination Team for taking 1st place at the Destination Imagination State Competition this past weekend!!


The competition was virtual this year which made the challenges much more difficult. They can be very proud of themselves. Muskego Norway School district is very proud of them for virtually solving a complex and difficult scientific challenge. They will be invited to compete at the world level in June!

Job Opportunities at Muskego Lakes

Are you a student-centered individual interested in joining the Muskego Lakes team? We are seeking positive, collaborative individuals to fill the following vacancies:


  • Educational Assistant for remainder of 2020-21 School Year (Vacancy ID 100638)


If you are interested in either position, please reach out to Rachel (rachel.rydzewski@muskegonorway.org) or Chad (chad.krupar@muskegonorway.org) and apply on WECAN or MilwaukeeJobs.com.

Warriors 101 Registration

Each year, the Warriors 101 transition program helps support incoming freshmen by facilitating opportunities for them to meet upperclassmen, run through their class schedule, meet their teachers, tour the building, bond with peers, and learn about co-curricular opportunities at the high school. The program is planned for Wednesday, August 25th from 8am-12pm. Please click here to complete registration for your student so you are kept up-to-date with program plans. We look forward to helping your son/daughter have a smooth transition to the high school.


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us.


Appreciatively,


Julia Hartig, Katie Van Ruden, Jennifer Slawny, Kim Aide, and Erin Bittner


Warriors 101 Flyer

Warriors 101 Promotional Video

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