• Please see below for an archive of weekly update emails sent to families. Please note that the Weekly Update will not be sent over summer break, and regular updates will resume in September 2022. 



    June 10, 2022 - leadership update, student grades, listening sessions, summer hours, summer school, Referendum booklet, contact information, Special Education Disability Parent's Advocacy Group, Tosa Youth Tri, poster contest, amendments to section 504.

    June 3, 2022 - Distinguished Service Awards, leadership at West, Whitman and Longfellow, Referendum booklet, changing contact info, ESSER funding, Special Education Disability Parent’s Advocacy Group, Tosa Youth Tri, poster contest, amendments to section 504. 




    May 27, 2022 - Notice of Intent, newsletters, amendments to section 504, COVID testing trailer, strategic planning, West orchestra, last day of school, open house + ribbon cutting events, summer school, Distinguished Service Awards, issue fair, Teen Troupe, City of Wauwatosa survey.

    May 20, 2022 - annual survey, Distinguished Service Awards, issue fair, teen troupe, City of Wauwatosa survey, last day of school, open house + ribbon cutting events, summer school registration.

    May 13, 2022 - Last day of school, annual survey, gifted/advanced focus groups, Speak Up Speak Out, strategic planning, Frozen, Jr., open house + ribbon cutting events, summer school

    May 6, 2022 - Personnel updates, stakeholder surveys, Buildings + Grounds hiring, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, strategic planning update, summer theatre tryouts, 2022-23 calendar, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Shrek, Jr., open house + ribbon cutting events, summer school, Frozen, Jr.




    April 29, 2022 - COVID reminders, strategic planning update, culture and climate survey, better hearing and speech month, multicultural fair, City survey, Bike to School Day, Recreation Department job fair, open house + ribbon cutting events, summer school registration, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Frozen Jr., Shrek, Jr.

    April 22, 2022 - Personnel update, strategic planning update, open house + ribbon cutting events, Rec Dept job fair, Bike to School Day, summer school registration, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Frozen Jr., Shrek, Jr., Farmer's Market

    April 14, 2022 - No school dates, last day of JK, COVID testing, first day of JK in 22-23, Bike to School Day, Teacher Appreciation Contest, summer school registration, Black and White gala, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Frozen Jr., Shrek, Jr., speed and agility showcase, Farmer's Market

    April 8, 2022 - School Board election results, summer school registration, celebrating all abilities, Shrek Jr., speed and agility showcase, Black and White Gala, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Wauwatosa East Issues Fair, Frozen Jr., Farmer's Market

    April 2, 2022 - Construction, HS instructional minutes, traffic reminder, AVID elective course replacement, Tosa Transitions craft fair, Black and White Gala, Autism Acceptance Month, Wauwatosa East Issues Fair, Farmer's Market, Wauwatosa West Multicultural Fair, Frozen Jr. Recreation Department programming + hiring, JK enrollment, Screenagers, wake up call presentation




    March 18, 2022 - District leadership team, COVID-19 testing during spring break, planetarium, Recreation Department, supporting Ukraine, JK enrollment, Screenagers, wake up call presentation

    March 11, 2022 - STEM and Montessori lottery, strategic planning, planetarium, Recreation Department no school day trips, supporting Ukraine, North Ave road closure, JK enrollment, Screenagers, wake up call presentation

    March 4, 2022 - School Board meeting recap, strategic planning, Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel, JK enrollment, Recreation Department hiring, Screenagers viewing, ACT date, wake up call presentation, student vaccination records, North Ave road closure




    February 25, 2022 - ESSER funding, COVID-19 mitigation, personnel updates, ACT date, wake up call presentation, student vaccination records, child development screening, virtual learning in quarantine, COVID-19 vaccination clinic, North Ave road closure

    February 18, 2022 - North Ave closure, ESSER funding, STEM and Montessori lottery, community closet, vaccination clinic

    February 11, 2022 - LAUNCH, STEM and Montessori lottery, unconscious bias presentation, Parents United, COVID-19 testing, ESSER III engagement meetings, community closet

    February 4, 2022 - STEM and Montessori lottery, COVID-19 vaccination clinic, unconscious bias presentation, Parents United, COVID-19 testing, ESSER III engagement meetings, community closet, Black History Month




    January 28, 2022 - COVID-19 testing, alternative program lottery, ESSER III engagement meetings, COVID-19 vaccination clinics, community closet, Black History Month, Black + White Gala, All-City Read

    January 21, 2022 - COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 reminders 

    January 14, 2022 - mitigation survey, antigen tests, enrollment, vaccine clinic, COVID-19 information, enrollment in alternative programming, proof of vaccination for students

    January 7, 2022 - safety reminder, enrollment in alternative programming, Parents United, proof of vaccination for students, children's theater cancellation, All-City Read




    December 17, 2021 - School Board meeting recap, winter break, children's theater cancellation, All-City Read, proof of vaccination for students, healthcare pros wanted, historical grade reports

    December 10, 2021 - proof of vaccination for students, vaccine clinic, healthcare pros wanted, Rec Department, STEM judges, historical grade reports

    December 3, 2021 - vaccine clinic, historical grade reports, STEM judges, Parents United event




    November 19, 2021 - STEM judges, Parents United event, Children's Theatre, job fair

    November 12, 2021 - Children's Theatre auditions, job fair

    November 5, 2021 - job fair, become a teacher open house, online fee payment portal, on-demand COVID testing, Curriculum Council. 




    October 29, 2021 - no school on 11/1, on-demand COVID testing, substitute rate increase, Curriculum Council, online fee payment unavailable, child development screening

    October 22, 2021 - proof of vaccination, website survey, strengthening resilience, personnel update, child development screening, online fee payment unavailable, food drive

    October 15, 2021 - upcoming no school days, Children's Theater schedule, human growth + development, online fee payment unavailable, child development screening, food drive

    October 8, 2021 - online fee payment unavailable, human growth + development, child development screening, YRBS survey, food drive 

    October 1, 2021 - Superintendent listening session, October security drill, Walk to School Day, child development screening, YRBS survey, food drive




    September 24, 2021 - Mask reminder, Tik Tok challenges, SFAP, YRBS survey, substitute teaching opportunities, Superintendent listening sessions, food drive

    September 17, 2021 - Superintendent listening sessions, food drive

    September 10, 2021 - Student school board applicadtions, Chromebook FAQs, annual food drive, Superintendent listening sessions

    September 3, 2021 - Elementary band, choir and orchestra instruction, superintendent listening tour, quarantine protocol for fully-vaccinated students. 




    August 27, 2021 - Changes to weekly update communication, annual legal notice, assistance for internet bills, superintendent listening tour, free + reduced lunch forms, JK jumpstart info, quarantine protocol for fully-vaccinated students, Wisconsin vaccination incentive.




    June 11, 2021 - Message from Dr. Ertl, summer meals, progress reports, COVID-19 resources, summer school, USTEM lottery.

    June 4, 2021 - LGBTQ+ Pride Month, end of year procedures, USTEM lottery, Summer School registration + tours.




    May 27, 2021 - upcoming days off, Chromebook returns, summer school schedules, summer reading, now hiring, student resources. 

    May 21, 2021 - Mask wearing, School Board changes, administration changes, School Perceptions survey, EFW Rush for Education, Student + Family Assistance Program, address updates, Canvas design challenge, East choirs, Right at School last day of school and summer care.

    May 14, 2021 - COVID-19 guidelines, address updates, Parents United. 

    May 7, 2021 - Canvas design challenge, Distinguished Service Awards, School Perceptions surveys, construction. 




    April 30, 2021 - Superintendent announcement, legislature outreach, APPSE awards, Longfellow theater, USDA meal extension, Bike to School Day, Recreation Department updates.

    April 23, 2021 - Superintendent message, Superintendent search update, prom and senior ball, Recreation Department updates. 

    April 16, 2021 - Superintendent search update, opioid awareness tv special, Parents United, 2021-22 registration, Distinguished Service Awards, Recreation Department updates. 

    April 9, 2021 - Superintendent search update, updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines, Infinite Campus/RevTrak security, School Perceptions opt-out, National Autism Acceptance Month, EFW Black + White Gala, high school theatre, Recreation Department updates.

    April 2, 2021 - Superintendent search update, staffing update, mark-wearing, summer food service, use of district facilities, Ludington Ave. closure.




    March 26, 2021 - Upcoming dates, staffing update, superintendent search, mask-wearing, COVID-19 dashboard, travel + quarantine guidelines, meals over spring break, summer food service, Aquatic Center grand opening, summer school, Recreation Department, Right at School spring break camp.

    March 19, 2021 - Message from Superintendent, free meals for students, superintendent search update, summer school, prom, elementary progress reports, elementary book recommendations, Recreation Department updates, Right at School spring break and summer camp. 

    March 12, 2021 - Pandemic-EBT, Superintendent search update, Wauwatosa Aquatic Center grand opening, elementary book quarantine, Recreation Department updates.

    March 5, 2021 - Superintendent search update, upcoming dates, graduation, elementary progress reoprts, last day of school for JK students, vision screening, Recreation Department updates, Parents United event, Tosa Together event, Wauwatosa police chief survey, bicycle friendly community survey.




    February 26, 2021 - Five day per week instruction, superintendent survey and focus groups, last day of school, bicycling in Wauwatosa, Recreation Department updates.

    February 19, 2021 - School Board Meeting, Superintendent search update, last day of school, Recreation Department updates.

    February 12, 2021 - Superintendent search update, STEM + Montessori lottery, AVID, elementary trimester 3 instruction, LAUNCH partnerships, Parents United, Recreation Department updates.

    February 5, 2021 - Elementary model of instruction change window, secondary student grades, Zoom guidelines and absences, STEM + Montessori lottery, student Zoom accounts, crossing guards, valentine exchange, Recreation Department updates, DPI recommendations, use of district facilities. 




    January 29, 2021 - Secondary student return to five-day instruction, April schedule change, elementary model of instruction change window, STEM and Montessori lottery application process, mask reminder, updated quarantine guidelines, Recreation Department updates. 

    January 22, 2021 - Motion for upcoming Board meeting, elementary model of instruction change window, at-a-glance calendar, new student registration, STEM + Montessori lottery, elementary schedule change, Recreation Department updates, Black History Month book recommendations, The Voices of WI Students Project. 

    January 15, 2021 - School Board in-service, 2021-22 new student registration, Tosa Connected SK-2 and learning minutes, high school exam schedule, elementary Valentine exchange, transportation for students, Recreation Department updates, Right at School flash sale, Tosa Together's Black History Month event, Parents United, All City Read.   

    January 8, 2021 - Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel, Superintendent search update, books to spark conversation about race, bipolar ionization, Recreation Department updates, LAUNCH information session.   





    December 18, 2020 - Five day per week instruction, upcoming Board meeting, resource library, Right at School, winter break, free meals for students, Student + Family Assistance Program (SFAP), Child Find and Recreation Department updates. 

    December 11, 2020 - Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel + District recommendation to School Board, elementary progress reports, changes to quarantine and exclusion guidelines, schedule modifications, All City Read essay contest, LAUNCH information and Recreation Department updates.  

    December 4, 2020 - Asynchronous attendance, severe weather protocols, secondary model of instruction change window, free meals for students, Parents United, IDEA: 45th anniversary, LAUNCH information sessions, Recreation Department updates.  




    November 25, 2020 - Mental health resources for families, Tosa East Players, Teacher Pledge, Parents United, Recreation Department updates. 

    November 20, 2020 - Holiday guidance, Phase Into Learning: shift to virtual, schedule modifications in November + December, elementary trimester 2 placements, asynchronous attendance, secondary model of instruction window, resource library update, Recreation Department updates, transportation volunteers needed.

    November 13, 2020 - Elementary trimester 2 placements, secondary model of instruction change window, addition to Resource Library, addressing COVID fatigue, virtual calm room, Child Find: Child Development Screening Day, transportation volunteers needed, LAUNCH information sessions, Recreation Department updates.  

    November 6, 2020 - Communication reminder, elementary model of instruction change window, November + December schedule modifications, School Board meeting update, additions to Resource Library, grades + missing assignments in Infinite Campus, LAUNCH information sessions, Recreation Department updates, Parents United. 




    October 30, 2020 - Upcoming School Board meeting, showing kindness to District nurses, Zoom guidelines, updates to Resource Library, elementary model of instruction change window, Canvas observer accounts, virtual guest speaker opportunities, Recreation Department updates. 

    October 23, 2020 - National Principal Month, upcoming School Board meetings, elementary model of instruction change window, meal pickup, Medical / Public Health Advisory Panel, Recreation Department updates. 

    October 16, 2020 - Food service updates (meal pickup changes, free weekend meals), five-day-per-week synchronous learning plan presentation schedule, resources for families, LAUNCH program information sessions and Recreation Department updates. 

    October 9, 2020 - Civil unrest supports, weekend district property usage, schedule update, sock drive, substitute update, LAUNCH program and Wisconsin School Board Week.

    October 2, 2020 - Fall experience survey, School Board meeting update, mental health parent forum, Recreation Department updates, e-newsletter signup. 




    September 25, 2020 - COVID-19 mitigation, Daily Digest, fall experience survey, annual notices, MCTS Routes 21 and 60, TestUpMKE, digital calendar, Recreation Department updates and train safety. 

    September 18, 2020 - Free meals for students, COVID-19 close contact notification, student illness, Right at School, September newsletter and pop-up food pantry

    September 11, 2020 - Communication, Canvas, calendar, masks + other face coverings, playgrounds and LAUNCH updates. 

    September 4, 2020 - Diversity + Safety, Canvas, Zoom + streaming technology, student attendance, Safe Routes to School, Chromebooks, Technology Helpdesk, COVID-19 letter to families, food service waiver, letter from the Wauwatosa Public Library, Elmbrook Open




    August 28, 2020 - Message from School Nurses, student illness checker, reopening resource library, food service changes, hiring announcements, technology update and EFW donation

    August 21, 2020 - School Board meeting, illness reporting, forms and fees, Chromebooks, hiring announcements and Elmbrook Open 

    August 14, 2020 - Chromebooks, cohorts, forms + fees, school photos, substitute teachers, free + reduced lunch and supporting your student's mental health

    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