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Nearly 6,000 individuals recently completed one of three surveys the District offered on the start of the 2020-21 school year and learning.

There was a family survey, which was completed by nearly 3,500 people, a staff survey, which was completed by nearly 700 employees, and a student survey for middle and high schoolers, which was completed by almost 1,800 students.

Each survey had approximately 25 questions.

The results of each survey will be shared with the School... Read full post

If you would like to order meals next week, please note the deadline has changed to Thursday night at 10pm.

Families are asked to order meals using My Payments Plus by Thursday at 8 p.m. for the following week. So for the week of Oct. 26-30, please order your child’s meals by Oct. 22.

If you miss the deadline, you can still call 829-2354. We do ask that you make the call on Friday morning for the next week. . The meals are free and available to all children 18 years old or... Read full post

We know there has been some confusion regarding the 2020-21 school year calendar and professional development days. 

Please note that all professional development days will now take place on Wednesdays. As a result, students will have virtual instruction on Friday, Oct. 2. That day was originally one of six that was scheduled for staff professional development.

If you see any calendars in a student handbook, which were printed before the District decided to go with virtual... Read full post

Just a reminder to order your free meals for next week.  Families can order meals for the week through their MyPaymentsplus account.  You can make your selections anytime from Monday morning until 7 pm on Sunday through your mypaymentsplus account.  

If you forget, you can call Kelly at 829-2354.  You can also talk with Kelly about the Weekend Food Program orders.

Families who have younger siblings, or families with young children not enrolled in our District are also eligible... Read full post

Earlier this month, District administrators began a conversation with the School Board about when and how to begin bringing students back into our buildings. Concerns were raised by School Board members at the meeting on Sept. 14 regarding the recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Dane County.

We foreshadowed bringing elementary students into buildings as early as Oct. 12; however, we also understand the need for more conversation at the Board level about what metrics to use in making... Read full post

Hopefully by now things are humming along, and students are getting into routines and enjoying their classes.    If only their Chromebooks would start behaving.

The technology department is working extremely hard to come up with solutions to improve the connectivity of the District-issued Chromebooks.

We continue to diagnose the problems with our content filter, which slows them down. The changes we made last Tuesday did not solve the issue. and we are now working with our... Read full post

The District is requesting that all families whose children are eligible for transportation complete a short form by Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

Families should complete a form for each child in their household. Families can access the Qualtrics form at this link. Families are also asked to sign off on the safety protocols each student who rides the bus is required to do daily.

You will need your student ID number to fill out the survey.  Many students know their number.... Read full post

Welcome to the second week of instruction for students! We know the past few months have been challenging for many students, families and educators and we hope that as we move forward, things will get better.  Every educator will tell you the best part about the first week was interacting with your children.

As Dr. Monoque stated in the video that was shared with District families today, the first week was intentionally designed to be a soft start. The rigor of and expectations for... Read full post