Key News for Families

July 30, 2020

Return to School Information

At Monday's School Board meeting, a number of initial mitigation measures were approved that will allow us to offer an in-person learning experience to start the year. Earlier this summer, we also shared details about our virtual learning option for families who prefer to keep their children home for health or safety reasons.

At this time, we can release our initial plans for starting our 2020-21 school year.

As a reminder, families can also view our virtual learning option details on the Pandemic Information page of the district website.

Families choosing the virtual learning option for their child should do so by completing the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Annual Update by August 10. Families who do not select the virtual learning option will automatically be enrolled into their regular schools. Information about completing this was sent on July 14. Click here to review that information.

Please remember that schedules will be available no earlier than Monday, August 17, in Infinite Campus this year to allow us to finalize as many student registrations as possible.

More information about mitigation and safety measures for our four-year old kindergarten program will be released soon.

Mask and Face Covering Details

With School Board approval, all students and staff will be required to wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Please note these details were created prior to Governor Evers issuing an executive order earlier today requiring residents to wear face masks when indoors away from one's private residence. We will review his executive order and have more information forthcoming.

  • Masks will be required indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Teachers will create multiple mask breaks each day for our students
  • Our younger students will have more flexibility for mask breaks during the day, including no masks required during recess
  • Physical barriers will be used in classrooms when possible to reduce the need for masks
  • Students will not be punished for forgetting or losing their masks; each school will have a stockpile of masks to provide students who forget or lose their masks
  • Alternative options will be considered for students with disabilities or diagnosed medical conditions

COVID-19 is a communicable disease. As we do with other communicable diseases like rotavirus, pertussis, and influenza, we rely on the guidance of the Waukesha County Health Department which has issued these guidelines. Further, we have reviewed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the use of face coverings.

Elementary Open Houses and Supply Drop-Off Information

To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and to abide by the Waukesha County guidance limiting large group gatherings to 100 or fewer people, our elementary school open houses will look different this year.

Open House remains scheduled for Thursday, August 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm but will be for kindergarten and new families only. Families attending should plan on bringing your child's school supplies and any school day medications. Families with the last name A-M may attend from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and families with the last name N-Z may attend from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Only enrolled children and parents/guardians may attend this year and masks will be required.

To allow our families to drop off their child's school supplies, two Supply Drop-Off Days have been established this year. On Monday, August 24, from 12:00 - 6:00 pm and on Friday, August 28, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, enrolled children and their parents/guardians may drop off their supplies in their labeled cubby area or locker. Masks will be required to enter the building. Student medications can also be dropped off during these times. Please be aware that teachers will not be available during our Supply Drop-Off Days.

MASD Employment Opportunities

Come join our team! MASD has immediate openings in a variety of positions including:

  • Support Staff
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Food Service
  • Custodial Cleaners (both daytime and 2nd shift)
  • Transportation Aides

Check out our Employment Opportunities Website for more information on available vacancies and be sure to apply today!

Help us track down missing textbooks!

We are still awaiting the return of many textbooks from our emergency virtual learning last spring. Replacing all of our missing textbooks could require thousands of dollars that could otherwise be used to provide high quality education for our students.

Please search your homes for leftover textbooks and other school materials from last year. If you find materials, please contact your home school or return them to the district office.

Thank you for your help!

District Office is open by appointment

The MASD District Office is open by appointment. To ensure appropriate social distancing and the safety of our staff and community, all visits must be made by appointment. No walk-ins are allowed at this time.

Call 262.363.6300 to make an appointment and use the following extensions to reach the appropriate district office department.

Student registration: x24115

Human Resources: x24500

Payroll: x24106

Pupil Services: x24201

For all other inquiries, dial 0 when prompted.

Thank you for your patience as we stay safe to stay open!

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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