Wild Rose WildCats

School District of Wild Rose

District Communication - October 28, 2020

Good Evening School District of Wild Rose.  We wanted to provide an update for all of you and also give us an opportunity to remind you of a few things.

Starting November 11, 2020, we will be making a change to our School Calendar.  We have provided a revised copy in the WildCat Chat for you to reference along with updating the website with the new calendar.  Starting November 11 we will be releasing early at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays.  This will allow our staff to have additional time to plan lessons, contact students/families, and prepare for the variety of instructional delivery methods needed.  We are preparing instruction for students in the physical classroom, students that are temporarily virtual due to quarantine/isolation, and students that are in the virtual/remote environment. Working through all of these methods presents its challenges at times and we are providing this additional planning time to help ensure the high levels of our instructional programming.

Currently, the District has 1 positive active case.  From the beginning of the school year, we have had 7 positive cases - 6 are recovered.  We have one classroom in the virtual/remote environment. We are continuing in the PURPLE instructional model for all grades (4K-12).

We do not believe that COVID-19 is spreading in our schools.  We believe that COVID-19 is spreading among our communities and is being brought into the school.  It is important that all students, staff, and families practice the necessary safety measures to increase our stay in the face-to-face instructional phase, which leads us to the following reminders:

  1. Facial coverings are required

  2. Practice physical and social distancing

    1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    2. Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household

  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes and then immediately wash your hands

  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly and daily

  7. Monitor your health daily

    1. Be alert for symptoms

    2. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath

    3. Check your temperature

    4. Work through the Home Health Checklist on a daily routine

  8. If you are traveling or engaged in any activities that you believe put you at a higher risk of transmission please contact the school nurse about a return to school plan.

This also serves as a reminder to arrange for instructional and child care plans if the District needs to pivot into the GOLD or PINK learning phases.  Please find the graphic below that summarizes the Three Teaching & Learning Models.

Lastly, we know this is a challenging time for all of us.  We know our students, staff, and families are doing an incredible job, and we know that having the kids in the building is what is best for kids.  It is important that we ALL work together to continue to provide the In-Person learning model.  These efforts on all of our parts requires continued cooperation between home and school.  When our staff is reaching out and working through the questions please be respectful in answering them as they are only working through the Return to School protocol and trying to arrange materials and support if the student(s) will not be in school for a period of time.  We understand there may be times when we are feeling down or an increased sense of stress, please remember that we are here to support you and work with all of you to provide the best possible environment for our students, families, and staff.