Updated March 17, 2020
March 12, 2020
On Thursday, March 12th Governor Evers declared a Public Health Emergency for the State of Wisconsin and called upon the people of Wisconsin to work aggressively to slow the spread of COVID-19. We take this responsibility seriously, as we consider the impact of our decisions on students and their learning, our families and staff and their professional and personal responsibilities, and all of our connections with one another throughout the Elmbrook Community. As we learn from others’ experiences with COVID-19 both across the country and around the world, we want to answer one question with confidence; ‘Are we doing all that we can to keep our students, staff members, and community safe?’
Virtual learning will be in place for the duration of the public health emergency. No students will report to school. Spring break will continue as planned from March 23-27.
Our virtual learning plan for all grades (K-12) can be found by clicking the 'Elmbrook Schools Virtual Learning' tab on this webpage and will guide student work and teacher interaction.
While away from school, we strongly encourage families to follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the CDC regarding safe hygiene and travel. Students and staff who travel to any Level 2 or Level 3 country, or any area in the United States with a significant outbreak, may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to school or work.
The Elmbrook Schools will be distributing lunches every weekday at two school sites to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Additional information about meal pick-up will be shared with families on March 13th.
We recognize the significant burden this places on our families and community, but feel this is the right thing to do in response to an unprecedented health crisis. We will continue to stay in conversation with county and state officials, to ensure that we play an active role in combating COVID-19.
Elmbrook Public Relations