Key News for Families

May 28, 2020

Looking Ahead to 2020-21

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As we draw closer to the end of the unusual and exceptional 2019-20 school year, many in our community are discussing the start of school next September. I can't stress enough that the school board, administration, and staff desperately want to have our students back in our schools on September 1, 2020. We are making plans for a traditional school opening.


That said, the COVID-19 crisis has taught us to be prepared for the unexpected. Thus, we will also plan for a variety of other possible scenarios. We have always kept the safety of our students and staff at the forefront of our goals and planning. We will continue to do so and strive to meet the needs of all of our students.


Thank you for your patience as we work with our stakeholders, the Waukesha County Health Department, our liability insurance carrier, legal counsel, and the Department of Public Instruction on how to best serve our students.


Shawn McNulty

Superintendent

Last Day of New Instruction

Based on feedback from our community, the last day of new instruction for students will be Friday, June 5. During the final regularly scheduled days of instruction June 8-10, students should complete and submit makeup work. These days will also be used for our end-of-year materials pickup and drop-off (see below). Teachers will be available to work with students as needed during these days as well.

MASD Lunch Program Updates

Free Meal Pickup - New Hours Begin June 1


Beginning June 1, meal pickup times will change to 11AM - 1PM. Pickup stations for free breakfast and lunch for kids aged 18 and under will operate through June 30, so don't forget to make your daily stop at one of our three locations!


Meal Pickup Extended Through June 30


Monday - Friday, 11AM - 1PM


Big Bend Elementary School, Main Entrance

Prairie View Elementary School, South Entrance

Mukwonago High School, East End of Building (follow signs to door 36)


Thank you to the many parents and community members who have been picking up meals and delivering to their neighborhood children - we appreciate your help! If you are unable to pick up meals for your children, please complete the delivery request form.


If you have any special needs or questions, please contact us at foodservice@masd.k12.wi.us.

MHS Tennis Courts and Track Open to the Public

The Mukwonago High School tennis courts and track around Lynch Field are now open to the public. Individuals may use these facilities but no scheduled team practices or organized groups and activities may take place at this time. Please watch for additional openings over the coming weeks!

End of Year Materials Pickup and Drop-off

We have finalized plans for the pickup of student belongings and the drop-off of school materials like Chromebooks, textbooks, and library books. This process will take place the week of June 8. Schools have emailed families directions for their specific school. Parents should carefully review the directions in preparation for the week of June 8. In the meantime, if there are student belongings that are urgently needed, please contact your child’s school.

District Office Availability

The district office remains closed to the public, but we are attending to business matters by appointment. If you have questions or documentation relating to student registration, contact Sue Brezovar (brezosu@masd.k12.wi.us or 262.363.6300 ext. 24115) for an appointment. For other district office business, call our main line at 262.363.6300 and leave a message. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Indian Athletic Performance Summer Registration

We are thrilled to announce that Indian Athletic Performance will continue this summer! Beginning June 15 for students currently in Grades 8-11, IAP participants will complete video workout sessions created by our coaches and staff tailored for our student-athletes. If allowed, we will begin in-person IAP training on or about July 1. If not, video sessions will continue until the end of the course on July 16. Students can register through the Infinite Campus portal.


IAP is a program designed to develop and enhance a student’s explosive power and speed. The training philosophy will include a primary makeup of ground-based techniques. Most student-athletes participate in standup sports. Therefore, the training is developed to initiate exercises where the feet are on the ground. The goal of ground-based training is to improve an individual’s power applied to the ground. Henceforth, during competition a participant’s speed and power will be greater on account of the training principles. Several of the ground-based lifts include the squat, snatch-squat, single-leg squat, deadlift, Romanian deadlift, lunge, good-morning, step-up, box jump, etc. All of these exercises incorporate the necessary recruitment of many muscles and joints. The philosophy is not the isolation of muscles, but incorporation of many muscles. Not only do ground-based lifts train muscles and improve power, but ground-based lifts also improve athleticism. Flexibility, balance, injury-prevention, strength, speed, and power are all characteristics that will be improved in Indian Athletic Performance. Kettlebell Training is also implemented in order to coach and foster movements. Students will also learn proper sprinting mechanics, change of direction techniques, and rhythmic exercises designed to increase raw speed.

Summer Bridge Books

Looking for math and literacy activities to keep your child engaged over the summer? Look no further than the Summer Bridge Books! Available for children from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, these workbooks can help students retain skills learned during the school year.


Go to www.SummerBridgeDirect.com, select your books, and be sure to enter school code “MASD”. Books will be delivered directly to your home!

Mukwonago Community Bulletin Board

As a service to our community, don't forget that MASD hosts a virtual Community Bulletin Board that is regularly updated with information from organizations providing services or activities. Be sure to bookmark the page and watch Key News for Families all year long for updates!



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