COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
COVID-19 SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES
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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District holds the well-being, health and safety of students and staff as our highest priority. With the recent national media attention on coronavirus (COVID-19), we felt it important to provide you with regular updates.
The risk remains low in Wisconsin. However, as the number of people with COVID-19 rises in the United States, federal and state health departments are encouraging school districts and communities to develop a plan for the spread of the disease. This plan is called a pandemic plan. We are in close communication with Public Health Madison and Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Department of Public Instruction.
We have shared information with our families multiple times over the past few weeks. We have also shared information with our staff. We will be sending out additional communciations as necessary. All family communications are available on this page.
The District began distriuting breakfast and lunch at nine spots starting on Tuesday, March 17. As of June 5, the last day of school for the 2019-20 school year, about 40,000 meals had been served.
The program is continuing through the summer. The nine sites will remain the same through June 30. Starting on July 1, some sites and times will change.
Meals are free to every MCPASD student ages 18 and under. Adults can pick up meals for children. Meals should not be eaten on site. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.
A list of the new locations and timese is below. A student can go to any distribution site to get meals. Breakfast and lunches will be provided in a grab-and-go bag on weekdays.
Please look for an MCPASD yellow bus at each site other than Kromrey and Sauk Trail. Children cannot take extra meals for siblings or friends. If your child is allergic to peanut butter or other foods, please have them tell the individuals distributing the meals.
We also strongly encourage practicing social distancing when picking up meals and thorough hand-washing with soap and water before eating take-home meals.
Meal Program Sites (starting July 1):
- Kromrey Middle School, Middleton: 11 a.m. to Noon
- Sauk Trail Elementary School, Middleton: 11 a.m. to Noon
- Park Elementary School, Cross Plains: 11 a.m. to Noon
- Kalesey Court, Town of Springfield: 11 a.m. to Noon
- Arbor Lake Apartments, Middleton: 11 to 11:25 a.m.
- Overlook Pointe Apartments, Middleton: 11:35 a.m. to Noon
- Morraine View Drive Bus Stop, Madison: Noon to 12:25 p.m.
- Gammon Lane Bus Stop, Madison: 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
Sept. 29 Letter to Families (School Board decision to remain virtual)
Sept. 23 Letter to Families (Sept. 28 School Board Meeting)
Technology Network Issues Update (Sept. 22)
District Device, Network Issues (Sept. 16)
Directions for Accessing BUZZ/Genius (Sept. 15)
Students Return to School Plans (Aug. 27)
Estudiantes Regresan a los Planes Escolare (27 de agosto)
2020-21 Meal Program Information (Aug. 17)
2020-21 información del programa de comidas en español (17 de agosto)
Aug. 13 Letter to Families (Class schedules)
Carta del 13 de agosto a las Familias Españolas (horarios de clase)
4K Virtual Learning Update (Aug. 4)
Actualización de Aprendizaje Virtual 4K (4 de agosto)
Elementary Virtual Learning Update (Aug. 4)
Actualización de Aprendizaje Virtual Elemental (4 de agosto)
Secondary Virtual Learning Update (Aug. 4)
Actualización de Aprendizaje Virtual Secundaria (4 de agosto)
Student Verification Information (July 31)
Verificación de la Información del Estudiante (31 de julio)
Fall Planning: Starting the School Year (July 20 Presentation to School Board)
Summer Food Program Locations & Times (starting July 1)
Frequently Asked Questions (June 8)
Frequently Asked Questions (May 11)
April 27-May 1 Communications
April 20-24 Communications
Virtual Learning Survey Letter to Families (April 24)
Carta de Encuesta de Aprendizaje Virtual a las Familias (24 de Abril)
Parent Portal Directions-English & Spanish (referenced in April 22 letter)
Letter to MHS and CSCS Seniors (April 22)
April 13-17 Communications
Frequently Asked Questions (April 17)
Preguntas más Frecuentes (17 de Abril)
April 16 Letter to Families (Schools closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year)
Letter to the Class of 2020 (April 13)
Carta a la Clase de 2020 (13 de Abril)
April 6-10 Communications
March 30-April 3 Communications
March 23-27 Communications
Financial FAQs (March 26)
Preguntas Financieras Frecuentes (26 de Marzo)
March 16-20 Communications
Attachments with March 20 Letter (Food Resources, Acceptable Use Policy, Chromebook Information for Families)
Food Resources & Community Supports (March 17)
Mental Health Resources (March 17)
Spring Break Travel Letter (March 16)
Carta de Descanso de Primavera (16 de Marzo)
March 12 & Prior Communications
FAQs for Families (March 12)
Preguntas Frecuentes para Familias (12 de Marzo)
Chromebook, Internet Access survey if Schools are closed (complete by March 16)
For the latest coronavirus information and updates:
MCPASD administrators from various departments have been working together to update and review our current pandemic plan so that it is in better alignment with COVID-19. The current MCPASD pandemic plan addresses what is done before, during, and after a potential outbreak, and will provide guidance if an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools and community.
Public health officials continue to recommend that the best approach to addressing COVID-19 is to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of respiratory disease, which includes influenza and COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the annual influenza vaccination for everyone six months and older. Other actions include:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Help your students to wash their hands well.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick. District guidelines require students and staff to stay home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without any medication.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Our facilities will continue to be disinfected on a regular basis following CDC guidelines. Classroom teachers have been encouraged to promote regular classroom handwashing and commonly shared items disinfected.
Talking to your child
Some schools are reporting an increase in the number of students with anxiety because of the information they are seeing and hearing about COVID-19 in the media. Here are some suggestions for talking with your children:
- Stick to the facts. It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.
- Help the child remain calm, and assure them their risk is low.
- Remind them it is best to be prepared in difficult situations.
- It is important to avoid assumptions or stereotypes about who you think might be sick. Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds. A person’s race does not make them more or less likely to be sick or to get sick.
Please help us educate our students by working with them on proper germ prevention techniques. We have added additional information on our website recently, including a Coronavirus Fact Sheet and Everyday Preventive Measures. You can find them under For Parents-Health Services Resources.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus website.