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Wednesday 01 April 2020
Dear Campbellsport Parents:
This letter is to inform you that an employee of the Campbellsport School District has tested positive for COVID -19 . This information was made available to me today. The infected employee showed symptoms of illness just before the decision to close schools and has been home and away from all District school buildings since March 13, 2020. As of today, the employee has been medically cleared to return to work and has past the recommended timeframe for isolation.
The reality is this viral infection is spreading and will continue to spread, and we each must individually and collectively adjust our routines to minimize its effect. Due to the potential spread of COVID-19 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services authorized closing public schools and public gatherings.
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body and muscle aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. It is important to know that you can still spread (transmit) the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.
Paul A. Amundson
The number one priority of the District remains to provide a safe learning experience for all students equitably as possible. Please remain vigilant for your family’s safety as is always the case, you have the final call not to follow a process or direction if you feel it is unsafe. The reality is there is no completely ‘clean’ way to exist but only ways to minimize exposure. Be safe and stay healthy!!!
Each building has an Exchange Area where curriculum materials can be passed without actual face to face meeting. Teachers are weekly if not more frequently ‘refreshing’ the student folders and receiving turned in assignments. Eden’s is located in the Gym Lobby, CES’s in the front lobby area, and the MS-HS’s in the front office by the flag poles. This is for students/families who do not have the ability to virtually connect.
In order to protect the District’s office staff, all our offices, though staffed, are closed to in person communication. You are recommended to call or email the building principal and office staff at the current time with any questions or concerns. Emailing would be the preferred means for many as schedules and responsibilities are varied.
The check out of District owned devices (chromebooks) has changed. Parents and students must be present to sign the permission slips. The check-out for HS students is near the HS entrance area, Monday 3/23 from 8am-1pm. MS students can get devices if needed on Tuesday from 8am-1pm near the school entrance. On Wednesday from 8am-1pm either MS or HS students may get their devices. Next week March 30 & 31 at 8am-1pm, we hope to check out at each elementary school a device to 5th and 4th graders who need them. We ask since we do not have devices for every student that each household checks out only one device. The lower grade curriculum should basically be of the non-virtual type and not require a device.
Grab n Go Lunch Program:
The program for lunches for any student enrolled in the Campbellsport Schools begins on Monday the 23rd. If you have not signed up there was a survey sent out on Monday the 16th where you still can answer some basic questions. Call the District Office on Monday if you would like more information.
DEAR CAMPBELLSPORT PARENTS:
Well the journey has begun. With Governor Ever’s announcement last Friday we at school have been fashioning some semblance of learning for your students. Our implementation is continuing to unfold. We are systematically progressing components in our plan to service the students. There are several large obstacles that we are attempting to address as best we can. Safety of the students, staff and community as a whole has been and continues to be the primary focus of the District. Following are some protocols and processes being rolled out over the next several weeks.
Technology Pick-up: Several issues present themselves in this area as a District. Briefly those hurdles are internet access throughout the District and the number of mobile devices for student use. Therefore many students do not have internet capabilities in their home nor does the District have enough laptops and/or chrome books for every student to have a device at home, yet. What does this mean? Technology will be distributed to students who need a device in the following manner. On Monday, March 23 thru Wednesday, March 25 from 8am to 1pm at the MS-HS Office entrance students and parents BOTH must be present to sign and get a device. The following week Monday, March 30 to Wednesday, April 1 the same will apply to the MS students. Both student and parent need to sign the release and from 8am to 1pm at the MS-HS Office entrance.
Exchange Centers: At each school there will be an Exchange Center where assignments can be picked up and dropped off per each teacher/student need. These will be open from 6am to 8pm 7 days a week. In each will be files related to your students class or individually dependent on their grade level. There will be no assistance directly at these centers so if you have any issues contact the building principal or teacher. The locations are in the Gym Lobby at Eden (EES), the main lobby at CES and the main office entrance at MS-HS. The assignment folders will be refreshed every Friday by 4:00pm
Grab-n-Go Lunches: A Federal program is allowing us to prepare a lunch for any student enrolled in our District to receive a ‘breakfast and bag lunch’. You must notify us via a survey that you received earlier this week as to whether you would like to pick it up or have it delivered to your residence. This will occur from 11am - 1pm at CES, EES or the main office side of MS-HS. Note this location is the same as the Exchange Center described above. The home option will be a drop off delivery where your ‘bag lunch’ will be placed near your door with no contact with the employee.
All of these are subject to adjustment as issues arise and are addressed. We as a District wish you and your family plus the whole community the best as we travel along this path given us.
Paul A. Amundson
Here is how we intend to deal with student Chromebook/laptop usage moving forward. Monday, March 23rd, we will have Chromebooks available for checkout for High School students Only. The checkout will require both a student AND parent signature. No exceptions.
Once the High School student device requests are taken care of, we will move on to Middle School students, and then on to Elementary students as device supplies allow.
An announcement will be sent out later this week to let parents and students know how the process will work.
If you have any questions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Instructional Technology
Campbellsport School District
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