4.24.20 Update

4.24.20 Update
Posted on 04/24/2020
4.24.20 Update

April 24, 2020


Good Afternoon Lake Geneva Schools Families:


On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Governor Evers announced that all schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, the Governor's Safer-At-Home order has been extended through Tuesday, May 26. Click here to read the full Safer at Home Order from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


Though our school buildings and grounds are closed, Lake Geneva Schools Virtual Learning will continue through the last regularly-scheduled school day on June 5, 2020. We will continue to follow the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar, resulting in no virtual learning on May 1st (Teacher In-Service Day) and no school on May 25th for Memorial Day. Our staff and students have done a fine job of adjusting to this new learning environment. I encourage you to continue to promote this educational opportunity for your children to the conclusion of the school year.


We are working on developing a plan for our end of the year celebrations and ceremonies. We are in high hopes of having high school graduation and many other important events. However, it should be obvious by now, that those events may have to have dates adjusted or be held in a virtual environment, or both. With the ever-changing health news and regulations regarding this pandemic, we will continue to monitor and inform you of changes in as timely as possible manner. It should also be obvious that some events may not be able to take place based upon health directives from State, Federal or local authorities. However, those decisions have not yet been made and the ever-changing health information will help us form our plans to conclude the school year as successfully as possible. Details regarding graduation and other upcoming events during May will be provided as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience in this regard and a special acknowledgment to our Seniors for handling this situation in a respectful, responsible manner. You have every right to be disappointed. We will do our best to acknowledge your successes and the culmination of your 4K-12 education. You all deserve that. 


Please see below for additional important details. We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe. We also thank our staff, students and parents for your continued dedication to learning in a virtual environment. Together, we will get through this.


Sincerely, 


Dr. James Gottinger

District Administrator



Additional Important Details

Building Hours

All school offices of the Lake Geneva Schools will be closed until further notice. That includes Badger High School, Lake Geneva Middle School, Central-Denison, Eastview and Star Center Elementary Schools. Please contact your building principal by email if you need access to any of these schools or for particular school-related issues. 


The District Office (208 E South Street) will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Any issues with Chromebooks for students or other issues can be addressed personally at these times.  District Office Phone: (262) 348-1000


Food Services Information Grab and go bag meals (lunch and breakfast for the following day) will be available to all children through at least Friday, June 5, 2020. There will be no meal pick up on Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day. 


Pick-Up Hours:  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Locations:

  • Badger High School (220 E South St, Lake Geneva)
    • Commons Door J which is located on the east end of Badger on Wells Street
  • Central-Denison Elementary School (900 Wisconsin St, Lake Geneva)
    • Cook Street Doors
  • Star Center Elementary School (w1380 Lake Geneva Hwy, Lake Geneva)
    • Door D (Outside Cafeteria Door)

All students who are 18 years old and younger or a disabled adult age 19 through 21 participating in a public or private educational program are eligible to receive lunch and breakfast in our grab and go program. Children do not need to be Lake Geneva Schools students.  


Meal distribution points and methods are subject to change. 

Virtual Learning

Lake Geneva Schools Virtual Learning Program for students will continue until the last day of school, June 5, 2020. During the extended period of social distancing, virtual learning will ensure that students can continue in their educational growth while they maintain a connection with their teachers and peers. Please make sure your students engage in their virtual studies.


We will continue to follow the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.  There will be no virtual learning on May 1 (Teacher In-Service Day) and no school on May 25 for Memorial Day.


Please remember that students are not expected to be online all day. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has advised us of the following expectations

 

Grades 6 - 12:  about 3 hours of total virtual learning per day

Grades 3 - 5:  about 2 hours of total virtual learning per day

Grades K - 2:  about 1 hour of total virtual learning per day


Teachers are available to support students with virtual learning via email (or other communication methods communicated to you and the student by your teacher) during normal school hours/days. Our staff has worked diligently to provide the best education possible in a less than ideal learning environment. With that being said, please respect our staff’s own family and personal time by contacting them during the appropriate hours listed below.


Badger High School:  7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Lake Geneva Middle School:  7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

Eastview Elementary School:  8:35 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. 

Star Center Elementary School:  8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. 

Central-Denison Elementary School:  8:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

We understand that due to family circumstances students may be completing their work at hours other than typical school hours, please know that is completely acceptable. If you reach out to a teacher outside of normal school hours, please know that you may not receive a response until the next set of normal school hours.

Please understand that teachers are receiving a large number of outside communications. They will respond to your message as quickly as possible. Please be patient. If you experience persistent communication issues, please contact your school's principal via email.

Summer School, Summer Enrichment, Summer Camps and Classes

Lake Geneva Schools Administration is closely monitoring the Wisconsin COVID-19 situation. We will communicate about the availability of summer school and camp opportunities as more health information and directives come forth.


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


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