Muskego-Norway News March 2020 - Please Scroll Down to See Contents

Coronavirus Parent Information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China, which has now been detected in over 100 locations worldwide, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This is a rapidly emerging and evolving situation. Please visit the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 website for more information.

The Muskego-Norway School District (MNSD) values the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. The CDC encourages schools and communities to begin planning in the event that COVID-19 spreads locally.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) shared a recommended pandemic plan template with school districts. MNSD and districts across the state are in the process of customizing their plans to meet the specific needs of their district and communities. MNSD leadership is meeting regularly to customize the plan to meet our district and community needs. We are at the point of activating portions of the plan, specifically classroom interventions related to the prevention of transmission of COVID-19.

An initial letter was sent to families and shared with staff between March 4-6. Updates will be sent regularly and as needed. These communications can be found on the MNSD Health Services page.

You may find the following website valuable for real-time, up to date tracking of COVID-19 worldwide: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE.

2020 Summer School

We are excited to continue our Summer Learning Academy for Summer 2020! Please visit our website to view our offerings for this year, or to print a copy of the course guidebook.

General information regarding Summer Learning Academy:

  • Location - Bay Lane Elementary School (new this year)
  • Registration Opens - Monday, March 9
  • Registration Closes - Friday, March 20
  • Confirmation of schedule available on IC - Friday, May 22
  • Week 1: June 22 - June 25 (Off Week of June 29)
  • Week 2: July 6 - July 9
  • Week 3: July 13 - July 16
  • Week 4: July 20 - July 23

*Dates are different for: All-Sports Academy, Fab Lab, and Muskego Power (formerly Strength & Conditioning). Please see the guidebook to view these dates. Courses will be offered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Love and Logic

Drop your kids off at Summer Learning Academy (SLA) and join other parents in learning about parenting without power struggles and tears while more effectively making your children responsible for their decisions and actions.

  • Wednesday, 8:30-11:30 am at offsite location (Lakepoint Church)
  • S63W13694 W Janesville Rd, Muskego, WI 53150
  • June 24, July 8, 15, and 22

Child care and scholarships are available upon request. Once you have filled out this application, Deanne Welsh, school social worker, will be in contact with you. Please email any questions or concerns to deanna.welsch@muskgeonorway.org.

School Board Elections on April 7, 2020

Two candidates have declared their candidacy for the two open seats in the Spring 2020 School Board Election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Candidates are as follows:

Threats are Taken Seriously

It is important to remember that if you or your child see or hear something suspicious to immediately say something to an administrator, School Resource Officer, or call the local police department. We are committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for our students, and we are fortunate to have great partnerships with the parents/guardians in our district. With threats occurring more often in school districts, we want to take a moment to lean on this partnership and ask you to have a conversation with your children regarding the serious implications of making a threat on a school. Such behavior may leave a lasting impact on a child’s education and future. The impact on the entire family is profound. Rather than waiting, we are asking you to personally discuss this issue with your children now. Whether a student perceives making a threat as a joke or not a big deal, making a threat about a school could result in suspension, expulsion, and/or being charged as an adult with a felony. According to State of WI statue 947.015: “Whoever intentionally conveys or causes to be conveyed any threat or false information, knowing such to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made to destroy any property by the means of explosives is guilty of a Class 1 felony.” Thank you for having this valuable discussion with your children.

Conversation with the Superintendent

The next Conversation with the Superintendent is scheduled for the afternoon of April 27 (Monday) at 4:00PM. We will meet at the Educational Services Center at S87 W18763 Woods Road. If this date/time does not fit your schedule and you are interested in meeting, please contact Dr. Thompson (kelly.thompson@muskegonorway.org) to schedule an individual meeting.

Follow Us

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

Wishing you a wonderful spring break ahead!

Dr. Kelly Thompson