2020-21 School Year
Please visit our Reopening Plan web page for information related to the 2020-21 school year.
Building + Facilities Usage
Our District buildings are currently open, and summer programming - including the Recreation Department’s Summer Adventure Club and Right at School Summer Camp - will be held at various District facilities. All individuals who wish to enter a District building must comply with our Visitor Guidelines, which include wearing a mask and completing a form prior to entry. Individuals who wish to use a District facility must comply with our Athletic Department Guidelines, which include wearing a mask when not engaged in physical activity and maintaining social distancing practices.
In the event an individual who has entered a District building contracts COVID-19, the data collected via this form will allow us to identify and notify individuals who may have been exposed. Within 24 hours of receiving confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case, the District will send letters to individuals who have been identified as low and medium risk. Sample letters can be found in the Resources menu on the right side of this page. Individuals identified as high risk will be called via phone by the Wauwatosa Health Department.
Definitions of low, medium and high risk are as follows:
LOW RISK: Any individual in the building at the same time as the COVID-19 positive individual.
MEDIUM RISK: Any individual who came in direct contact with COVID-19 positive individual (less than 6 feet apart for 15 minutes, or depending on the situation, 15 minutes in the same room/location).
HIGH RISK: Almost exclusively those living within the same house at the COVID-19 positive individual. Other examples include an individual who was coughed on, sneezed on, or who came into direct contact with saliva of a COVID-19 positive individual.
If you have any questions, please contact District Nurse Katelyn Lasse via phone at 414-773-1961 or via email at email@example.com.
Library Book Summer Pickup + Return
Please note that the Wauwatosa Public Library will accept school library book returns all summer long.
Meals + Nutrition
The District will continue to provide meals to both District and non-District families over the summer months. Distribution will take place on Mondays at Whitman and on Tuesdays at Longfellow from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Families will receive breakfast and lunch for the week. Please click here to place your weekly order. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Joe Maiorelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow the Spread of COVID-19
We all play a role in reducing coronavirus instances in our community. We encourage everyone to practice every day preventative measures including:
- Wear a mask or other face covering, unless advised otherwise by a medical professional. Click here to access valuable mask-wearing tips!
- Practice social distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from non-members of your household.
- Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
- Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your elbow.
- As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school and/or other activities. Allow them some time to feel better so that they do not risk infecting others.
Student + Family Assistance Program
To promote healthy homes, minds and families, the Wauwatosa School District is proud to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) through Aurora Healthcare to all Wauwatosa School District students and families residing in the same household - at no charge. This program provides students and families up to six goal-focused, confidential counseling, consultation, or intervention sessions per family member, per issue to address personal, family or environmental factors that impact academic performance or personal well being.
All services are confidential. No information about you or your family situation will be shared with school personnel without your permission.
For more information, click here. To get assistance, please call Aurora EAP at 800-236-3231.
Technology + Help Desk
Families may retain District-issued Chromebooks over the summer. Chromebooks will continue to be subject to content filtering, monitoring and all acceptable use guidelines. Families who choose to keep a Chromebook for the summer months, will be responsible for any repairs or replacement required due to loss, theft or other damage. If you do not wish to accept this responsibility, you may return your child's Chromebook to one of our contactless technology support kiosks. If your child is not graduating but is NOT returning to the District, you will be required to return the Chromebook along with any other District-issued equipment. Please click here to access information regarding technology support kiosk dates, locations and times.
The Chromebook Technology Support Kiosks will close for the remainder of summer break on Thursday, August 6, 2020.
August 7, 2020 - Model of Instruction selection form, Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel, mask-wearing and Fisher building appointments
July 31, 2020 - Reopening Framework, Tosa Connected, hybrid learning cohort groups, administrator transitions, tips for mask-wearing, Technology Support Kiosk, Chromebook assignments
July 17, 2020 - Reopening Plan, mask requirements in District buildings, Director of Equity and Petition to Rename Tosa Schools
July 10, 2020 - Grab and Go meals, Athletic Department facility usage guidelines, eviction prevention
July 2, 2020 - JK registration, LAUNCH program, District staffing updates
June 26, 2020 - 20-21 school year planning, learning management system, Student + Family Assistance Program, Distinguished Service Awards, COVID-19 exposure letters, student school board reps, library curbside pickup services, Chromebooks and technology kiosk
June 12, 2020 - COVID-19 exposure letters, 2020-22 Equity Plan, summer meals, elementary progress reports, library book return and summer pickup, technology kiosk, middle school reading challenge, Distinguished Service Awards
June 5, 2020 - Student + Family Assistance Program, Class of 2020 graduation website, library book and instrument drop off, summer meals, summer school, summer reading, Distinguished Service Awards, virtual groundbreaking ceremonies, district calendar
May 29, 2020 - 20-21 school year, virtual groundbreaking ceremonies, library book and instrument drop off, Chromebooks, elementary progress reports, EFW virtual walk/run
May 21, 2020 - call for video topics, Tosa East item return and pickup, weekly wellness activity, teacher thank you
May 15, 2020 - building and facility usage, temporary food benefits for students, virtual career fair, junior prom, senior ball
May 8, 2020 - School Board approval of emergency relief funds, facility usage update, scholarship night, upcoming dates
May 1, 2020 - student belonging pickup, summer school, graduation
April 24, 2020 - library curbside pickup, well ness activities
April 16, 2020 - Safer at Home extension, cancellations, survey results, meal pickup, construction update
April 9, 2020 - grading and reporting, survey, resources
April 4, 2020 - facilities closures
April 3, 2020 - digital learning, survey, Zoom guidelines
April 2, 2020 - pop-up food pantry
March 25, 2020 - Safer at Home Order
March 20, 2020 - Summer school, spring break and student Zoom accounts
March 18, 2020 (8 pm) - Online learning resources for families
March 18, 2020 (10 am) - indefinite school closure for 19-20 school year, Google Classroom, technology help desk, spring break grab and go meals, social distancing guidelines, tips to slow the spread of COVID-19, travel and Student + Family Assistance Program
March 17, 2020 - Technology Help Desk
March 15, 2020 - Grab and Go lunch
March 13, 2020 - Message from Superintendent Phil Ertl
March 13, 2020 - Transition to digital learning