• 2020-21 School Year

    On June 22, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issued Education Forward guidelines for the reopening of schools this fall. For the past several months, the Wauwatosa School District has been consulting with the Wauwatosa Health Department and a well-known, local pediatrician to develop reopening plans, and we will continue these complex, essential discussions as we move closer to the fall. 

    Our planning will continue to blend common sense and reasonable mitigation strategies related to COVID-19, the needs of a true future-ready instructional model and the feedback we received via our 2020-21 Planning Survey. There are many scenarios that will be discussed and evaluated, but as we have consistently seen over the past few months, this situation will change on an ongoing basis. We will continue to communicate as the summer moves on, and will present our plans completely and thoroughly in early August. 

    The District remains committed to building and maintaining an educational system that allows for in-person, virtual and/or asynchronous instruction to best meet families’ needs and provide a high-quality education for our students as we head into the fall of 2020 and beyond. 

     

    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. 

    If you have any questions, please contact District Nurse Katelyn Lasse via phone at 414-773-1961 or via email at lasseka@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

     

    Library Book Summer Pickup + Return

    We are continuing to offer curbside library book pickup and drop-off service through the end of July. Click for information about pickup services at Elementary and Middle Schools, East High School and West High SchoolClick here for drop-off information. Please note that the Wauwatosa Public Library will also accept school library book returns all summer long. 

     

    Meals + Nutrition

    The District will continue to provide meals to 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 maioreljo@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

     

    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. 
    • 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 call Aurora SFAP at 800-236-3231. You may also contact your Student Services staff member at your individual school for assistance or see the links provided for additional information on how or when to utilize the SFAP program.  

     

    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.

     

     

     

Communication Archive

  • July 

    July 2, 2020 - JK registration, LAUNCH program, District staffing updates 

     


    June 

    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 

    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 

    April 24, 2020 - library curbside pickup, well ness activities 

    April 16, 2020 - Safer at Home extension, cancellations, survey results, meal pickup, construction update

    Aprli 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 

    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