3.22.20 Update

3.22.20 Update
Posted on 05/22/2020
3.22.20 Update

May 22, 2020


Dear Lake Geneva Schools Parents & Staff,


On May 13, 2020,  the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down almost all of the “Safer at Home Order,” Executive Order 28. The Court did not, however, strike down the section of the Safer at Home Order that closed public and private K-12 schools. That section of the Safer at Home Order remains applicable and enforceable. Therefore, the Court’s decision does not reopen school buildings, which remain closed through June 30. 


Per our district calendar, the last day of school for students is Friday, June 5, 2020. We will continue providing online learning opportunities until that date, just as we have over the past several weeks. I encourage you to continue to promote this educational opportunity for your children until the conclusion of the school year.


To our teachers and staff, we sincerely appreciate all your efforts to check in with students, provide these important educational resources, and make sure everyone is doing okay. Our students and families will continue to turn to you for guidance and a sense of normalcy as we move forward.


District leaders have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the closing of the 2019-2020 school year, summer school and activities, and plans for returning to school in the fall.  Please see our detailed updates below.


Please know that this is still a very fluid situation, but we are optimistic that we will be able to return to school in some fashion in the Fall. We will strive to provide the best educational program possible in the safest possible environment when we do return. 


Thank you for your patience, support of our schools and your children as we proceed down a path never taken before!


Sincerely, 

Dr. James Gottinger

District Administrator


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Badger Graduation

Graduation has been postponed from its original June 7, 2020 date until August 2, 2020.

Our hope is that this rescheduled ceremony will be in-person; however, this is subject to change as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. We will keep you updated as soon as we know more.


Food Services

Grab and go bag meals (lunch and breakfast for the following day) will be available to all children through at least Tuesday, June 30, 2020. There will be no meal pick up on Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day.


Building Hours

The District Office (208 E South Street) will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. District Office Phone: (262) 348-1000. All other district schools will be establishing building hours in the near future. You will be informed.


Technology Support

If your student is having technology-related issues, please email techsupport@badger.k12.wi.us 


Personal Item Pick-Up / School Item Return

Families will begin to hear about plans to pick-up personal materials such as items from lockers, desks, art projects, etc. Each school has its own plan so please be patient as they work out the schedule. Watch for further information from your child’s school Principal.   


Summer School

Because of the requirement to have schools closed until June 30th, Badger High School’s in-person summer school will not be possible. Summer school will be offered virtually for students entering 9th through 12th grades. Badger High School will be providing virtual summer school-specific information soon.


You will receive information about elementary and middle school summer school which typically takes place in August at a later date. Watch for further updates throughout the summer.


Summer Sports Camps

Lake Geneva Schools is canceling all Badger Youth Camps and Summer Athletic Camps through at least June 30, 2020.  For additional camp assistance visit the Badger Camps & Clinics website.


Summer Enrichment

Lake Geneva Schools has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Enrichment program. For additional questions, please email colin.nugent@badger.k12.wi.us.  


Badger Learn-To-Swim Summer Swim Classes

All sessions of Badger Learn-To-Swim classes have been canceled for the 2020 summer.  Program Coordinator, Deanna Giovingo, will be issuing refunds to any families who have already registered. Please allow a few weeks for the refund to process. For additional assistance, please email deanna.giovingo@badger.k12.wi.us. Thank you for understanding.  We look forward to the 2021 program.


Badger Community Education Classes

All in-person Badger Community Education Classes will be canceled through June 30, 2020. Please monitor Badger Community Education’s website and Facebook page for information and online course options. For additional assistance, please email marie.collins@badger.k12.wi.us  


Building Facility Use - Summer 2020

All school buildings will remain closed to the general public through June 30, 2020. If you have reserved a spot in one of our school buildings during the month of June, staff will be in contact with you to cancel your reservation and make refunds as needed. For additional assistance, please email marie.collins@badger.k12.wi.us 


Fall Back-To-School

The 2020-2021 school calendar has Lake Geneva Schools returning to school on September 1, 2020. District leadership is preparing for different scenarios for the new school year. We will be working with federal, state and local government as well health authorities to put forth the best educational plan with the appropriate safeguards moving forward.


4K & Preschool Registration

Preschool & 4-Year-Old Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open! Have you registered your child for 4K or Preschool for next school year? Now is the time!  Click here for information. Please stop in the District Office (209 E South Street) and start the registration process. Questions? Call the District Office at (262) 348-1000.


Please continue to monitor the Lake Geneva Schools COVID-19 website for up-to-date information.
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