Fall 2020 Reopening

On Monday, July 27, the VASD Board of Education approved two options for instruction for the first semester of the Fall 2020-2021 school year. They are:
OPTION 1: Virtual Start with Phased Return to In-Person Learning for grades 3-12, and four half-days of in-person instruction for grades PreK-2;
OPTION 2: Virtual Learning available for all grades PreK-12.

Parents will have a choice of these two options. All instruction, virtual or in-person, will start on Tuesday, September 8. 

A critical step in our planning is to collect information from families on which instructional option they are selecting for each of their children for the fall.
We recognize that making this selection is challenging given the ever-changing conditions we are experiencing. At this time, there are likely going to be questions for which we don't have answers. Please know that we are working to provide you with that important information.


Please submit your preference online here: 

Form Submission Button

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES

In accordance with Public Health of Madison and Dane County requirements, the following are policies that are now in place to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting of district facilities, hygiene guidelines and illness reporting: 

Facility Cleaning Policy
Health Reporting Agreement
Hygiene Policy
Illness Policy
PPE and Healthy Building Initiative
Protective Measures Policy

COMMUNICATIONS TO FAMILIES

We have been communicating with you throughout the public health emergency and will continue to do so.  Our goal is to keep you updated on the progress made toward planning for the reopening of school in 2020.  The following communications have been sent out specifically about fall reopening: 

Aug 4--Fall School Update from Dean Gorrell

Previous communications sent out concerning the Coronavirus are found here

PRESENTATIONS

We have prepared a detailed presentation explaining both instructional models.

Play Presentation (English)

(Press present and the audio will play as you proceed through the slides.)
We have also made several presentation to the Board of Education:

Board presentation--August 6, 2020
Board presentation--July 27, 2020
Board presentation--July 20, 2020
Board presentation--July 13, 2020
Board presentation--July 6, 2020
Board presentation--June 15, 2020
Board presentation--May 18, 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have questions that are more general in nature about district-wide operations related to the reopening plan, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (English) and Preguntas Frecuentes sobre el Regreso a Clases de VASD (Spanish).
If your question is not addressed, please click
here to submit your question.

If you have questions specific to your child(ren), please reach out to their building principal. The following is a list of contacts:


Badger Ridge Middle School, Alan Buss, bussar@verona.k12.wi.us

Core Knowledge Charter School, Rick Kisting, kistingr@verona.k12.wi.us

Country View Elementary, Jessica Beem, beemj@verona.k12.wi.us

Exploration Academy, Pheng Lee, leep@verona.k12.wi.us

Glacier Edge Elementary, Theresa Taylor, taylort@verona.k12.wi.us

New Century Charter School, Ann Princl, princla@verona.k12.wi.us

PreK/4K Coordinator, Jennifer Skibba, skibbaj@verona.k12.wi.us

Savanna Oaks Middle School, Paris Echoles, echolesp@verona.k12.wi.us

Stoner Prairie Elementary, Julie Musgrove, musgrovj@verona.k12.wi.us

Sugar Creek Elementary, Todd Brunner, brunnert@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area International School, Ann Princl, princla@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area High School, Pam Hammen, hammenp@verona.k12.wi.us

OTHER RESOURCES

Public Health Madison and Dane County
Centers for Disease Control
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Department of Health Services



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