Shorewood Hills Shark Tooth

August 21st, 2020

Countdown Begins

Hello Shorewood Families and Friends,

We are getting into the home stretch! While planning for the first day of school looks different this year, I am excited nonetheless. Teachers return for two weeks of virtual professional development next week. However, they have already been working hard to prepare for this new way of "doing school." Please know we are all ardently committed to making our students' learning experiences as positive and productive as possible.

As I mentioned in my family Zoom presentations, we are starting to receive more updates from MMSD that are important for you to know. So, please do continue to read the Friday e-mail updates they send, this newsletter, and possible "School Messenger" e-mails for critical info.


Anne Gillespie

Interim Principal

Chromebooks Update from Ms. Hill

MMSD has started the process of exchanging Chromebooks for selected schools and/or grade levels. Here is more information:

  • For everyone: check the MMSD website for the latest updates. Also, if you are withdrawing from MMSD and need to return a device, you can take the equipment to any location listed on the site linked above before August 31.
  • For families of rising 5th graders: Your students have been selected for a Chromebook exchange. The new device they receive will be kept through 8th grade.
  • The assigned day is 8/27 from 8AM to 3PM.
  • The exchange location for our 5th graders is Wright Middle School. You will need to know the MMSD ID number for each of your students.
  • You should have received an e-mail with the same info listed above.
  • For 4K, Kindergarten, and new families: Your students will receive a device very soon. When we know your assigned day and location, we will let you know!

Shorewood Staff Summer Adventures!

Family Conferences

We will hold family conferences prior to school starting as a way for you to get to know your student's teacher and for them to get to know you. They will be similar to the Ready Set Go Conferences done in previous years. Please watch your e-mail for a message from your child's teacher where you will have the opportunity to sign up for a virtual appointment between August 28th and September 3rd.

Google Classroom Invite Error

Central Office sent out Google Classroom invitations to some families on Wednesday. Please know this was an error! All elementary students will use SeeSaw, NOT Google Classroom.

Schedule and Class Placement Updates

I know scheduling and class placement is urgent information families are awaiting! I learned this afternoon that Infinite Campus may not go live on Monday as MMSD originally planned. This could impact, most importantly, the release class placement information. I will keep you apprised of developments via a School Messenger e-mail. I sincerely apologize in advance for the possible delay with this.

Save the Dates: Welcome Back to School Presentations

Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 5pm

This is an online event.

Join Ms. Gillespie for Welcome Back to School presentations on Zoom! You will receive more information about what school will look like in a virtual setting. You will also have time to ask questions.

There will be TWO sessions:

9/1/2020 at 5:00pm

9/2/2020 at noon

Zoom links forthcoming

First Two Weeks of School

Social emotional learning is going to be a priority for both MMSD and Shorewood this fall. Because of this, we will start the school year with focusing on building relationships and connections. Students will follow their regular schedule however the content of these initial lessons will based on Social Emotional Learning standards. Academic content will launch during the third week of school.