May 19 – While our school buildings and grounds remain closed to school-sponsored instructional and extracurricular activities through June 30, our outside property is now open for public activities the same as prior to the Safer at Home Order. Please note that our buildings are still closed to all school-sponsored (other than those considered essential services) and non-school sponsored activities.
May 11 – The district has set aside the first 4 days of June for parents/students to pick up student materials left at the school and to drop off any materials the District provided to you. Parents/Guardians were sent an email today with a link to SignUpGenius, allowing you to select a 15-minute time slot that best fits your schedule to pick up items and drop off Chromebooks, chargers and any other devices or textbooks the District may have provided. Your building principal will soon follow up with directions about which parking lot to use for this curbside pick up/drop off process. Please watch for these emails.
May 5 – Due to Governor Evers’s announcement on April 16, 2020 that all Wisconsin school buildings and grounds be closed until June 30th, we have no option but to cancel our traditional graduation ceremony planned for May 31st. We know this spring has brought numerous disappointments to our seniors; it is for this reason that it was important to us that we work with them in an attempt to find a solution. Over the course of the last two weeks, the head senior advisor, Mr. Froseth, along with Ms Raue and Mr. Thomas, have met with the Senior Class Commission members to discuss alternative plans. In accordance with their wishes, we have tentatively planned an in-person graduation ceremony for Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm assuming that restrictions prohibiting gatherings have been lifted by that time. This date change will require School Board approval and will be discussed at the May 18th meeting. If restrictions are still in place, the students have decided to proceed with a virtual ceremony as a final option. Keeping in mind the various schedules of their classmates leaving for school, the military, or other commitments, along with the need to bring closure to their high school experience and take the next step in their lives, a virtual option was seen as a last resort. Thank you for your continued patience as we work within the constantly changing and evolving circumstances in which we find ourselves.
April 27 – Graduation Materials Curbside Pickup: Seniors may pull up in front of Laconia on Wednesday, May 6th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in order to retrieve their order from Jostens. No need to leave the comfort of your cars! For the safety of all involved, items will be brought to you. Please remember that balances due on the product will need to be paid at pickup time.
April 23 – High School Event Postponements/Cancellations: Many of you have been contacting us with questions or suggestions about high school events that have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please know that our high school administrators and teachers are working with the class commission members in order to receive input from students so we can best meet their needs at this time. We are doing our best to meet student needs and comply with the social gathering restrictions that extend for school districts at least through June 30, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this.
April 22 – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) recently launched a customer service phone line for people who need help locating phone or internet service during the COVID-19 public health emergency. More information available here.
April 16 – Mr. Weber emails this letter to parents based on today’s update from Gov. Evers.
April 15 – Help Us Help You! Find out more here.
April 6 – Families with district-provided MiFis are reminded that students should be using their assigned Chromebook with the MiFi. All district owned devices do run internet content filtering software for the protection of our students. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
ANOTHER SHOUT OUT!
Superintendent Wayne Weber
In last month’s article, I gave a shout out to our teaching staff for their efforts in coming up with a means to educate our students during this time of school closure. This month, I believe another shout out is in order. This time, it’s a shout out to our parents!
When the initial school closure was announced,