May 29, 2020
It’s hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of the school year. And what a year it’s been! Thanks for all you have done to support your child through these last weeks. There is no parent or educator handbook for times like these, so thanks for figuring it out along with us.
Looking ahead, we will continue with our usual schedule for the upcoming week. For the last week of school, we will stay on schedule on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be a wrap up with your child’s homeroom to bring closure to the year. Fifth and sixth grade may have some additional wrap up on the last day, but the focus of the last day will be to celebrate our 8th graders. As a whole school, we will share our 8th grade video, showing baby pictures morph into 8th grade pictures and some other pictures of their time at LDMS. We will end, just as we would have ended in the promotion ceremony, by sharing staff memories of this 8th grade class, only this year it will be through a shared video for all to see.
We are wishing you all a strong finish to the school year.
Your Principals, Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing
Important Dates and Events
April 20 - June 11 - Virtual learning continues
June 1 - June 5 - Last call for Locker Material Pick-up
June 1 - June 5 - Summer Learning Academy Registration opens
June 5 - All Library Books are due back
June 11 - 8th Grade Drive-by Celebration 3:00 - 6:00 pm
June 12- Yearbook pick up for 5th - 7th grade (we will have makeup days that are to be determined)
(If you have an 8th grade sibling you can get your June 11 at the celebration)
July 6 - July 30 (No Friday classes) - Summer Learning Academy
News and Announcements
Locker Material Pick-up Make up date
If you received a email stating that you need to pick up your child's locker materials please CLICK HERE to sign up for a time slot that works for you.
Two carts will be located 12 feet apart under the overhang outside the front doors which will have the students materials on them. Their names will be on the bags.
If your child has any classroom or library books that need to be returned, please place those on the carts.
Library Book Return
Summer Learning Academy
Registration via Infinite Campus will open Monday, June 1 at 8:00 AM and close Friday, June 5 at 4:00 PM.
Muskego Power - Incoming 7th and 8th grade students who previously registered for Muskego Power will be receiving their schedules as well as additional course information by Friday, June 5. If you missed registration in March and would like to be placed on a Waiting List, please fill out this form: 7th/8th Muskego Power Wait List. Although the 12:00-1:30 session is currently filled to capacity, there are openings in the 1:30-3:00 session.
Click HERE for the coursebook.
8th Grade Celebration/Legacy Block
Click Here for information on the the 8th Grade Celebration.
In addition, some of you were looking for ways to help your 8th grader celebrate because unfortunately due to the unusual situation we are unable to have the graduation, dance and activities that followed. At Lake Denoon, we offer the option to purchase a Legacy Block with your child or family name on it as a remembrance. If this is something you are interested in please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks will be shipped to us sometime in early June. Please watch the Friday, June 5, Parent Newsletter for information on when and how yearbooks will be distributed.
Last Chance! We have a limited number of yearbooks left to sell this year. If your child would like a yearbook and has not placed an order, please go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01099030 as soon as possible to place your order. Yearbooks are $25.00 each. When they are gone, they are gone!
If you have any questions about the yearbook, please contact Kelly Brutlag or Michelle Ervin.
Chromebook Repairs Completed!
There are 20+ chromebooks that were submitted for repair that are now ready for pick up. If you or your child received an email from the tech department and would like to pick up your device, you can do that at the high school's main entrance every Wednesday from 7:30am-3:00pm. If you are not comfortable venturing out, your child's device will be stored until further notice. Please email email@example.com and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
*****8th GRADE STUDENTS - LOANERS MUST BE RETURNED TO LDMS TO RECEIVE YOUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL DEVICE *
Chromebook IssuesSupport will be available to access loaners in the event of any damage or defect that inhibits the use of the device. Currently support will be available Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Muskego High School main entrance (Door #1).
Visit this link for more details: bit.ly/PHE-TechSupport
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MNS is aware that you may have difficulty obtaining an appointment with your healthcare provider to obtain necessary immunizations for your student. We anticipate the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide additional immunization guidance for the 2020-2021 school year. The current immunization laws remain in effect until such guidance is provided. Please see the Family Immunization Guidance for 2020-2021 for more information:
Tracy Staudacher JD, BSN, RN
Muskego-Norway School District
Office: 262-971-1790 ext. 4535
MNS Health Services
Parent COVID - 19 FAQ
A Note from your School Psychologist:
My family and I took a drive on Memorial Day to get out of the house, visit a local waterfall, enjoy the glorious weather, and see the various Veteran Memorials in different communities. Prior to being married to my husband, who is a retired disabled Coast Guard Veteran, I didn’t think much of patriotism or our veterans. Of course I was grateful to be American and for all of the freedoms we have, but it was more visceral and not tied to anyone I knew or anything I experienced directly. With my husband joining my family, my two older kids have also become more aware and grateful of those who have given their livelihood to protecting our country. During this pandemic, when our country has been opening up more and more, it’s hard not to think about the freedoms that veterans and current military protect--and what we as citizens are doing to help protect each other from this virus. Initially, we were disappointed that many of the memorials around us did not have any extra flags or flowers--there were no parades or festivities happening either. But given physical distancing, it made sense. As I started reflecting on this more, the bareness of the memorials represented something about May being Mental Health Awareness Month---sometimes a person’s fight with mental illness is silent or kept private out of fear of others’ reactions or discrimination, so the person hides what they’re going through. My husband’s injuries from the Coast Guard are internal--just like the thousands of those who have mental health needs. Those that struggle with mental health don’t necessarily have that flag (like a memorial) waving to others that there are underlying needs or an outward symbol showcasing what’s happening in their minds or bodies. What’s important, though, is we recognize and acknowledge that some fights people have are silent not by choice, but out of not knowing how to ask for, or being afraid of asking, for help. As educators and parents/guardians I believe it is our responsibility to break that silence and advocate for our children (and others) to get the support necessary to be confident, happy, and secure across all environments. Together, we can eliminate the stigma around mental health problems. If you or someone you know needs mental health support, please access this link for Waukesha County or this link for Racine County.
Be well, Dr. R
Lake Denoon Student Services Staff
Dr. Jen Rohrbaugh, School Psychologist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Pam Groh, School Counselor, email@example.com
Ms. Amanda Rosman, School Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you are in need of community resources for safety, addiction, COVID-19 supports, etc., please check out 211.org.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month - NAMI Newsletter - Click Here
Family Connection Newsletter is created by the Waukesha County Foster Care Program - Click Here
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