June 17, 2020
Mosinee School District Community:
The COVID-19 global pandemic presents many challenges to every school district in the nation. The Mosinee School Board, in response to the current pandemic, approved an additional 20 hours a week of nursing services beyond the full time registered nurse that we already have on staff. This was a proactive decision to assist with the recommendations coming forward for reopening schools in-person. The Mosinee School District has successfully reopened most of our facilities already including pool services, the fitness center, outside spaces, all main offices and inside gyms. We have finished deep cleaning all buildings and we’re ready for students. We will continue to make cleaning a top priority everyday. Additionally, Kidstown, a private childcare business, has been successfully operating inside of Mosinee Elementary School since June 1st. It’s been great to see the kids in school again! We have moved forward in this way following the best advice and recommendations available. We have also heard from many parents and community members their desire to return as soon as possible to regular school which is the plan going forward.
The Mosinee School District will be moving forward with reopening for all students September 1st in-person with virtual options for those who aren’t able to attend in-person due to COVID-19 medical concerns and/or necessities. I believe it’s a core duty of the Mosinee School District to be available every day for all students in-person. For our school district to best provide equal access and opportunities for all students, we plan to be in-person every day unless instructed to do otherwise by the health department. The Mosinee School District provides many essential services including food service, medication distribution, health and wellness checks not to mention education for all. Mosinee Summer School has already been approved by the school board to start in-person on July 6th. We are delighted with the response to summer school with hundreds of students signed up for our in-person programs. We have been planning for this including developing transitional health and safety measures with guidance provided by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. We also look forward to celebrating the start of fall sports, prom and graduation 2020 in early August. The Mosinee School District fully intends to start the new school year on time per usual on September 1st with students in-person following the health and safety recommendations at the time.
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