Coronavirus

Updated as of Friday, March 20: 
Governor Evers recently declared that Public and Private Schools in Wisconsin will be closed for the duration of the health emergency. As the length of this emergency cannot be predicted at this time, we can safely say that we will NOT be back in our school buildings on Monday, April 6th. VASD's virtual learning will continue as we prepare for the possibility of school closures for the remainder of this school year. See below for additional information from our most recent communications...

Note: As a reminder, free cold lunches and breakfasts will be available for all students age 18 and under on a grab-and-go basis from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. during spring break week and for the coming weeks (subject to change after spring break). Students do NOT need to be present and ID numbers are not needed. Meals are available at the following locations:
•Harriet Park Shelter, 414 Mary Lou St, Verona
•Nakoma Heights Community Room, 4929 Chalet Gardens Rd, Fitchburg
•Stone Crest Apartments Community Room, 5673 King James Ct, Fitchburg
•New Fountain Apartments tennis court area, 5401 Williamsburg Way, Fitchburg
•Hometown Junction Park, 101 W. Railroad St., Verona.

A Verona Area School District steering committee of administration, school nurses, student services and other medical professionals has been formed to provide information and guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for staff, students and families. Families and staff have been receiving consistent updates:

April 1 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
March 23 on closing district central office
March 20 on final reminders before spring break
March 18 on the extended school closure 
March 17 on what to expect for virtual learning
March 16 to families requesting WiFi
March 16 on accessing school, meal distribution, virtual instruction & more!
March 15 on school closure starting Monday, March 16
March 14 on cancelling K-5 parent conferences
March 14 on initial school closure
March 13 on iPads coming to school
March 13 warning on school closure
March 12 overview of Public Health recommendations
March 11 on virtual learning plans to elementary families
March 11 on virtual learning plans to middle school families
March 11 on virtual learning plans to high school families

March 9 addressing district preparation for spring breaks & virtual learning
March 2 addressing CDC recommendation to be prepared

Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions. Have a question you don't see addressed on the FAQ's? Email PIO@verona.k12.wi.us.

We encourage all individuals who have symptoms to:
1. Call their healthcare provider before making a visit; or
2. Call the coronavirus hotline: 608-720-5300; or
3. Call 211
DO NOT CALL 911!


Please call your school nurse if you have additional questions (see list below).

We are in the midst of the annual cold and flu season and precautions are always warranted. Those precautions / prevention measures include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Verona Area School District Nursing Staff
Ann Juzwik
Badger Ridge Middle School, Core Knowledge Charter School, Country View Elementary
608.845.4815
ann.juzwik@verona.k12.wi.us

Anne Iverson
Glacier Edge Elementary, Sugar Creek Elementary, New Century School
608.845-4715; 608.497-2115
anne.iverson@verona.k12.wi.us

Pat Lynam
Verona Area High School, Exploration Academy
608.845.4415
pat.lynam@verona.k12.wi.us

Rebecca Ducharme
Savanna Oaks Middle School, Stoner Prairie Elementary, VAIS, Verona Area 4K
608.845.4015
ducharmr@verona.k12.wi.us

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