Muskego-Norway News August 2019 - Please Scroll Down to See Contents

School Starts Tuesday, September 3rd!

Dairyland Bus Services

We are excited to introduce our new transportation company, Dairyland Buses Inc. Bus route information will be available to parents through Infinite Campus (IC) no later than Friday, August 23rd. To view bus information for your student(s), login to the Infinite Campus app or portal and navigate to Transportation in the menu.

The image above is the NEW portal or app view. In this view the transportation tab is found under the "more" option. The image below is the ORIGINAL portal view.

Representatives from Dairyland will be present at Form, Fee, and Photo nights across the district to answer your specific questions. If you have general questions after Form, Fee, and Photo night please email/call Brian Walton at bwalton@ridesta.com/262-203-9938 and Pat Starken at pstarken@edulog.com. If you need to complete the 2019-20 Bus Form, it can be found HERE.

Who to Contact with Questions

Please follow THIS link to a document designed to help parents/guardians navigate our system and be connected to professionals who are equipped to answer questions from Academic and Career Plans to transportation and everything in between.

Communicating with the Board

Meet your School Board members who represent and serve the Muskego-Norway community HERE. Please feel free to contact them with your questions and comments. You can consult the following policies in greater detail on how public comments and suggests are shared with the board - Public Requests, Suggests, or Complaints HERE and Public Participation at Board Meetings HERE.

2019-20 EOTG

What is the Eye on the Goal (EOTG) and why do we use it? The EOTG articulates our district’s strategic plan. This plan aligns our practices and efforts toward a common vision and mission. Department and building-level EOTG plans have a uniform design and approach. As a result, our system is integrated and aligned – we are all moving in the same direction. The 2019-20 EOTG is posted on our website HERE (go to the right on the page and select 2019-20 to view the specific goals for this year).

Consider Becoming a Guest Teacher or Paraprofessional

We partner with Teachers on Call to fill our open positions for Guest Teachers and aide positions. Apply online at www.teachersoncall.com or Call 1-800-713-4439.

  • Flexible schedule - work when you want
  • Great pay and other perks
  • Share your skills and make an impact
  • Prior teaching experience not required

District Health Services

School Nursing is the specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning. Our District Nurse, Tracy Staudacher, has compiled an “End of Year Report,” full of statistics and information of interest. Please review the information at your leisure and forward any questions to tracy.staudacher@muskegonorway.org.

Opportunities for Students with Special Needs and Their Families

Transition Parents in Partnership (PIP) is an opportunity for families to learn about the transition process for their youth with disabilities ages 14-21 in the areas of employment, education, living and health. Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) is an opportunity for youth with disabilities (ages 14-21) and their parents to learn about the transition process in a unique way while building real life skills in the areas of employment, education, living and health. For more information on these opportunities, click HERE.

2019-20 - Parent Advisory Team

If you are interested in being part of the 2019-20 Parent Advisory Team, please consider signing up at this LINK. This outstanding group of parent advocates who are working together to help us realize our vision to be the District of Choice. Meetings are held at the Educational Services Center from 5:00-6:30PM on the following Mondays: September 30, November 25, March 2, and May 11.

School Safety

As a district we continue to explore best practices related to school safety. In 2018, we were awarded grant funds to increase school safety. Funds were allocated to upgrading our surveillance across the district, as well as our public address systems. In addition, funds were used to purchase metal detectors. In partnership with the Muskego Police Department, we are working on ways to deploy the metal detectors on a randomized basis, much like we utilize police services for our K-9 assisted drug searches. The metal detectors will only be deployed when police are present, and a consistent, randomized process will be used to pass students, staff, and visitors through. This is a new process for us, and we will be certain to communicate details to parents when metal detectors are deployed. The metal detectors are portable and may also be used during large community events. MNSD is committed to the safety of students and visitors to our facilities and would request that you talk with your children about the importance of the following:

  • During the school day, all doors to our schools are locked. Students should NEVER open an exterior door to a visitor or classmate. All visitors need to access the building through the main entrance.
  • Students or parents who hear or observe any threats of violence should report the concerns to Muskego Police Department immediately. All threats are investigated promptly and treated seriously. Threats may not only be verbal, but also shared among social media platforms. Students should NEVER jokingly make threats against the school or students. If a student does engage in this behavior, the consequences are severe and may include felony charges and/or expulsion from school.

We thank you all for your partnership related to school safety. We know that we are all safer when the community pulls together toward this common commitment! If you have any questions related to school safety, please reach out to our Director of Operations & HR, Jeremiah Johnson at 262.971.1807.

Conversation with the Superintendent

I will be hosting 2019-20 Conversations with the Superintendent at the ESC as follows:

  • Morning of September 26 (Thursday) at 7:00 AM
  • Noon on November 25 (Monday) at 12:00 PM
  • Morning of February 26 (Wednesday) at 7:00 AM
  • Afternoon of April 27 (Monday) at 4:00 PM

If these dates/times do not fit your schedule and you are interested in meeting, please contact me to schedule an individual meeting.

New Teacher/Staff Orientation!

Left to Right: Principal Linda O'Bryan welcomed Dee, who will be joining the custodial team at Lake Denoon. Melissa, Kristin, and Jack are joining the teaching staff at Muskego Lakes Middle School.
Left to Right: Nicole, Joshua, Nichole, and Brooke are joining the Lakeview Elementary team. Abby, Chris, and Hannah are new staff memebers at Mill Valley Elementary.
Left to Right: Harris and Emily are joining the Muskego High School staff. Jill, Rebecca, Melanie, Sarah, and Katelyn are joining the Bay Lane Elementary teaching team and Angela and Mayra are joing the custodial staff at Bay Lane Elementary.

Follow Us

Follow Us on Facebook (Muskego Norway Schools) and Twitter (@MuskegoNorwaySC) for up-to-date information about our district’s celebrations and events.

Wishing you and your families a fabulous rest of summer. May you continue to enjoy all the wonderful opportunities the summer season offers. We look forward to beginning the 2019-20 school year with students on Tuesday, September 3rd.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Kelly Thompson


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