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September 11, 2020

Additional Information & Reminders Related to COVID for Parents, Staff and Students

As you are likely aware, the district has experienced some incidents of COVID infection since late August. As you are also aware, the district’s goal is to strive to maintain in-person instruction for those families who prefer it for as long as possible. In response to those incidents and the strong likelihood that they will not only continue but increase in frequency and to keep schools open for as long as possible, we are implementing the following changes.

Staff and Student Absences Related to COVID (e.g. quarantined for illness or close contact)

1. Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, if a member of a family is experiencing COVID related symptoms such as:
  • New or unusual cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Two or more of the following symptoms: muscle pain, chills/shivering, nausea, headache, unusual fatigue, runny nose/congestion, sore throat
The symptomatic individual should stay home from school. In addition, any school aged sibling(s) or any L-C staff members within that family are highly recommended to stay home from school. We also recommend that you consult with your primary care provider for recommendations on COVID testing.

2. Determination on When To Return To School

If a COVID test was not completed:

People who live together typically have close contact with one another. If a test is not completed, the district is treating the illness as a positive case. Everyone you live with should stay home from school until ALL of the following have been met:

For the symptomatic individual:
      1. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND:
      2. They haven’t had a fever (>100.4) in at least 24 hours without using any medication to lower the fever AND:
      3. Their cough or breathing problems get better.
For the non-symptomatic family members:
  • Sibling(s) or staff members can return 14 days past the release date of the symptomatic individual.

If a COVID test has been completed:

If negative: Student(s) and family members can return to school once they are fever-free and symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication to lower the fever.

If positive: You will receive guidance from your local health department as to how long you will have to quarantine.

For the symptomatic individual:
  1. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND:
  2. They haven’t had a fever (>100.4) in at least 24 hours without using any medication to lower the fever AND:
  3. Their cough or breathing problems get better.

For the non-symptomatic family members:
  • Sibling(s) or staff members can return 14 days past the release date of the symptomatic individual.

You can also view the link below for a flowsheet regarding return to school from the Kewaunee County Health Department.





August 7, 2020

Now that the school board has approved the Return to School Plan for 2020-2021, we want to provide parents additional information based on the questions you posed after the video presentation we sent a few weeks ago. We greatly appreciate your feedback on the preliminary return to school plan as it helped us improve the final plan that the board approved on Wednesday, August 5th. We also want to provide you with as much information as possible before we ask you to make a commitment for how each of your children receive instruction and for how they will be transported to school for the first trimester or semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

Below you will find a second video presentation which attempts to provide answers to the questions you posed after the first video. While we did our best to answer your questions, we have included the contact information for each member of our COVID Planning Team in case you have additional questions following this presentation.

Click here for the video presentation
Click here for the slides from the video

Please watch the video and then take the survey below regarding how you want each of your child(ren) to receive instruction and be transported to school. While we understand that making a commitment for instruction and transportation for a whole semester or trimester is challenging, it is critical that the district has this information for planning and staffing purposes. Please know that in case of a significant outbreak of the virus, the district has a plan to have all students receive virtual instruction until we can safely resume in-person instruction.

Click here to take the survey

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY FOR EACH OF YOUR CHILD(REN) NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 5:00PM

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Ahora que la junta escolar aprobó el Plan de regreso a la escuela para 2020-2021, queremos brindarles a los padres información adicional basada en las preguntas que hicieron después de la presentación en video que les enviamos hace unas semanas. Agradecemos enormemente sus comentarios sobre el plan preliminar de regreso a la escuela, ya que nos ayudó a mejorar el plan final que la junta aprobó el miércoles 5 de agosto. También queremos brindarle la mayor cantidad de información posible antes de pedirle que se comprometa sobre cómo cada uno de sus hijos recibe instrucción y cómo serán transportados a la escuela durante el primer trimestre o semestre del año escolar 2020-2021.

A continuación, encontrará una segunda presentación en video que intenta brindar respuestas a las preguntas que formuló después del primer video. Si bien hicimos todo lo posible para responder a sus preguntas, hemos incluido la información de contacto de cada miembro de nuestro equipo de planificación de COVID en caso de que tenga preguntas adicionales después de esta presentación.

Haga clic aquí para ver la presentación del video
Haga clic aquí para ver las diapositivas del video

Por favor mire el video y luego responda la encuesta a continuación sobre cómo desea que cada uno de sus hijos reciba instrucción y sea transportado a la escuela. Si bien entendemos que comprometerse con la instrucción y el transporte durante todo un semestre o trimestre es un desafío, es fundamental que el distrito tenga esta información para fines de planificación y dotación de personal. Tenga en cuenta que en caso de un brote significativo del virus, el distrito tiene un plan para que todos los estudiantes reciban instrucción virtual hasta que podamos reanudar la instrucción en persona de manera segura.

Haz click aquí para realizar la encuesta

POR FAVOR COMPLETE LA ENCUESTA PARA CADA UNO (REN) A MÁS TARDAR EL MIÉRCOLES 12 DE AGOSTO A LAS 5:00 PM





August 6, 2020

The Luxemburg-Casco School Board held a special board meeting last evening (August 5th). After considerable discussion and dialogue from the in-person and virtually-participating audience, the board approved all of the action items.

Clearly, the action item of greatest interest was regarding the Draft Return to School Plan for 2020-2021. A PDF copy of the plan can be found below. You will find that a key feature of the Return to School Plan provides parents with two or three options for how their children will receive instruction depending on grade level. Because parents will be given such options, we will be sending out another message in the next few days which will attempt to answer parent questions from the recent video presentation that was sent and ask parents to make an initial commitment for how each of their children receive instruction and how their children will be transported to school.

In addition regarding the Return to School Plan, you will notice several places where language is highlighted in yellow. That highlighted language was either added (indicated in italics) or removed (indicated with strikethrough). The highlighted language was in reference to the Governor's recent mask order which is scheduled to expire on September 28. These highlighted language changes will likely be reversed once the Governor's order expires.






July 27, 2020

Please see the link below to a video presentation regarding the detailed plan to return to school in fall. We ask that you view the video which is approximately 18 minutes in length and provide any comments to the current plan via the survey link (also in this email). We will share the results of your feedback on this presentation with the Luxemburg-Casco School Board before they consider approving the plan on August 5th.

Please also watch for a survey following the August 5th board meeting regarding any updates to the plan and to make a commitment for how each of your children will receive instruction and be transported to school.

Click here to watch the video

March 17, 2020 11:15AM

Please see the below message that was sent to district administration from a Health Officer at the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.

Good Afternoon,

I have attached a release that came out today. You may have already received this. It discusses social distancing for kids home during this break. Our updates have been slow coming. I would encourage you to have families go to the WI DHS webpage for the most up-to-date state guidelines. They can be found at:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm
Social Distancing During School Closure

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) | Wisconsin Department of Health Services
What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new respiratory virus, and it can cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

Feel free to direct any specific questions to our agency. We will continue to keep you updated with the guideline changes as they are released to us. Thanks for your patience.

Cindy Kinnard, RN BSN
Health Officer / Health Director
Kewaunee County Public Health Dept.
​​​​​​​kinnard.cindy@kewauneeco.org
(920) 388-7175



MARCH 17 — WISCONSIN GOVERNOR'S OFFICE UPDATE ON MASS GATHERINGS
Does the March 16 order from DHS prohibiting mass gatherings for 50 or more people require public or private schools to close immediately?
No. The DHS order issued on March 13 specifically closing public and private schools as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 continues to apply.  Schools may remain open regardless of the number of pupils and staff present in a school facility until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.  At that time, public and private schools must close both for instructional and extracurricular purposes, and may not host mass gatherings of 50 or more people for any purpose.

Sincerely,
Mike Thompson, PhD
Deputy State Superintendent



MARCH 16, 2020

Dear L-C Parents,

During this time of unprecedented change, we believe that it is very important to communicate effectively and provide you with as much information as possible. The following are several messages that you may find useful.

The district business office and food service department will be sending you a message on Tuesday, March 17 about providing lunch during the school closure to any student whose parent(s) want them to have one.

The clerical staff in each school will be following their regular work hours during the school closure unless otherwise noted to help answer questions and/or direct your questions to someone who can.

The purpose of having school tomorrow, as previously stated, is for teachers to inform and prepare their students about how instruction will be provided during the closure and to answer any questions they may have. If you believe that your child should stay home from school tomorrow such a decision is, as always, up to you. Please know that if you decide to keep your child home tomorrow please call it in as you usually do and we will count his/her absence as excused.

If, during the closure, your child discovers that they forgot something at school they will be allowed to come in to get it.

We are aware that you will likely have many questions about what the future holds once the Governor reopens schools including any implications for graduation. Please know that we have many of those same questions as well and we will inform you about answers to them as we learn about them.

Please know that at-home instruction will begin this Monday, March 23 for grades 4K-8 and this Wednesday, March 18 for grades 9-12 (high school has been using a virtual instruction platform for some time so they can begin at-home instruction sooner).

For those families who indicated on the district technology survey that they need a wireless hotspot, we will be sending out a separate communication when we are ready to provide those families with wireless hotspots; hopefully by sometime early next week.

The principals of each of our four school buildings have developed some messages that are specific to their respective buildings. Please click on the link for your child’s school to view that message.

HIGH SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
PRIMARY SCHOOL

In closing, I want to let you know that we will do our best to keep you informed as we progress through these uncertain times. Please also know that, as always, your children’s safety and their learning is the highest priority.





16 de marzo de 2020

Estimados padres de L-C,

Durante este tiempo de cambios sin precedentes, creemos que es muy importante comunicarse de manera efectiva y brindarle la mayor cantidad de información posible. Los siguientes son varios mensajes que pueden resultarle útiles.

La oficina de negocios del distrito y el departamento de servicio de alimentos le enviarán un mensaje el martes 17 de marzo sobre proporcionar almuerzo durante el cierre de la escuela a cualquier estudiante cuyos padres quieran que tengan uno.
El personal administrativo en cada escuela seguirá sus horas de trabajo regulares durante el cierre de la escuela a menos que se indique lo contrario para ayudar a responder preguntas y / o dirigir sus preguntas a alguien que pueda.

El propósito de tener una escuela mañana, como se dijo anteriormente, es que los maestros informen y preparen a sus estudiantes sobre cómo se proporcionará la instrucción durante el cierre y para responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener. Si cree que su hijo debería quedarse en casa mañana, tal decisión es, como siempre, de usted. Tenga en cuenta que si decide mantener a su hijo en casa mañana, llámelo como lo hace habitualmente y consideraremos su ausencia como excusada. Si, durante el cierre, su hijo descubre que olvidó algo en la escuela, se le permitirá entrar para obtenerlo.

Somos conscientes de que probablemente tendrá muchas preguntas sobre lo que depara el futuro una vez que el Gobernador vuelva a abrir las escuelas, incluidas las implicaciones para la graduación. Tenga en cuenta que también tenemos muchas de esas mismas preguntas y le informaremos sobre las respuestas a medida que las conozcamos.

Tenga en cuenta que la instrucción en el hogar comenzará este lunes 23 de marzo para los grados 4K-8 y este miércoles 18 de marzo para los grados 9-12 (la escuela secundaria ha estado utilizando una plataforma de instrucción virtual durante algún tiempo para que puedan comenzar en el hogar instrucción antes). Para aquellas familias que indicaron en la encuesta de tecnología del distrito que necesitan un punto de acceso inalámbrico, enviaremos una comunicación por separado cuando estemos listos para proporcionarles puntos de acceso inalámbricos a esas familias; ojalá a principios de la próxima semana. Los directores de cada uno de nuestros cuatro edificios escolares han desarrollado algunos mensajes que son específicos de sus respectivos edificios. Haga clic en el enlace de la escuela de su hijo para ver ese mensaje.
Para finalizar, quiero hacerle saber que haremos todo lo posible para mantenerlo informado a medida que avanzamos en estos tiempos inciertos. Tenga también en cuenta que, como siempre, la seguridad de sus hijos y su aprendizaje es la máxima prioridad.