COVID-19 UPDATES

March 27, 2020 – Sometimes staff/students will need to work on their Google Drive files when access to the internet is not available. This document will show you how!  https://bit.ly/33R6JCR

March 17, 2020 – Governor Evers announced all WI public schools are closed indefinitely.  

March 16, 2020Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, all buildings and grounds in the Rosendale-Brandon School District will be closed for all events, school-related or not. The District will remain closed until face-to-face classes resume April 14. (Spring break is April 9-13.) April 14 is our projected date of reopening which is subject to change based on the fluidity of the situation. Virtual learning experiences will begin on Thursday, March 19. School office staff will be available for phone calls and email correspondence but buildings will be closed to walk-in visitors.

All 5K-12 students have been issued a Chromebook as a resource for virtual learning. Our 4K students will have other materials sent home. If you do not have reliable internet access, please respond to the internet survey previously shared in our parent emails, or contact your child’s school office. Your child’s teacher(s) may have already been in contact with you regarding what to expect during this virtual learning experience, but if not, he/she will be shortly. We have encouraged staff to be flexible as this is uncharted territory for all–students, teachers, parents. We ask the same of you. There will be a learning curve for all of us. As always, two-way communication is the key as we work through situations that may arise. Please communicate with your child’s teacher(s) with questions, concerns, or compliments. If students have technology trouble, they (or an adult) should contact their teacher. If they are not able to contact their teacher, they should call the appropriate school office. The teacher/office personnel will contact the appropriate technology support. 

One thing to keep in mind is setting limits for the use of Chromebooks and other electronic devices as well. Students will not be required to be on a device 24/7 for educational purposes, regardless of what they may try to tell us parents ;). For our students grades 6-12 we are aiming for daily lessons of 20-25 minutes per content area and shorter times for our younger students. 

In addition to virtual learning, the Rosendale-Brandon School District will be providing free meals to students in need while schools are closed due to COVID-19. At this time, the District will be offering free meals to Rosendale Brandon School District families thanks to support from private donors. If those funds are depleted, additional information will be shared.

  • Free meals for school-aged children can be picked up outside the Laconia High School main entrance, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 18. This location was chosen because it is centrally located in the District.
  • All meals will be served in a grab-and-go fashion and will include milk. Individuals will not be allowed to enter school buildings, and meals should be taken off site to be consumed.
  • All meals will be free regardless of current eligibility status or location of school enrollment. No identification or proof of enrollment is needed.
  • For special diet restrictions, please contact our Food Service Director Andrea Schneider at schnand@rbsd.k12.wi.us or 920-872-5305.
  • Delivery can be arranged for special circumstances. Please contact our Food Service Director Andrea Schneider at schnand@rbsd.k12.wi.us or 920-872-5305.
  • IMPORTANT: Meal pickup times and details may be adjusted as needs are evaluated. Please visit our website or Facebook page for updated information as it becomes available.

Please know that we are dedicated to serving our students and families and look forward to your continued support and our continued partnership as we provide the best possible experience for our children.

March 13, 2020 – The Wisconsin Department of Health Service has called for statewide school closings beginning Wednesday, March 18, and extending through at least April 6. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as work through this evolving situation. We will continue to keep you informed as this situation continues to unfold.

 

The Next Step In The Process

Superintendent Wayne Weber

In my December article, I shared that the District was in the process of partnering with a firm to help develop a Long-Range Facility Master Plan. The end goal is that we will have an all-encompassing master plan for facilities that aligns the District’s current reality, strategic direction, and the community’s desired future state of facilities. The Plan will be created with input from a stakeholders including staff, students, community members, business partners, and parents and will look to address the following elements:

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Wayne Weber
Superintendent Wayne Weber

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COVID-19 updates are below and will be updated as we know them. All our buildings are closed to the public, per state order. Please call or email rather than visit. Thank you!