K-12 schools ordered to close due to COVID-19
By Press Times Staff
BROWN COUNTY – On Friday, March 13, Gov. Tony Evers directed DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19.
The mandated closure will begin March 18.
The anticipated reopening date is April 6, however, the reopening is subject to change pending further information.
Here’s what local school districts are doing:
Starting March 18, schools will close, there will be no classroom instruction, athletics/activities (including practices), before- and after-school programs, etc.
The district’s Food Service Department is prepared to continue feeding students during the school closure.
In addition, the district is prepared to provide alternative learning experiences for students during an extended school closure.
To follow district news on COVID-19, visit gbaps.org/our_district/coronavirus.
All Howard-Suamico School District schools will close to students, effective March 18 until at least April 13.
The closure will allow for 14 days of social distancing following the end of spring break.
Any plans for school after April 13 will be determined in the coming weeks.
The district plans to move to an online learning model for students.
To stay up to date with information from the district, visit hssdschools.org/departments/academics-and-innovation/student-services/health-services/coronavirus.
The Ashwaubenon School District will close schools for students beginning March 18 through Monday, April 13, with classes tentatively resuming Tuesday, April 14.
To stay updated on information from the Ashwaubenon School District, visit ashwaubenon.k12.wi.us/families/coronavirus-information.cfm.
From Wednesday, March 18, to Friday, March 20, staff will prepare to provide students with an online learning experience.
Online instructional days will coincide with the 2019-20 school calendar.
Spring break will be held from Friday, April 10, to Sunday, April 19, regardless of whether students are physically attending school.
Online instructional days will continue until the schools are physically re-opened.
To learn more, visit deperek12.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=779501&type=d&pREC_ID=1850464.
West De Pere
Schools in the West De Pere school district will close Tuesday, March 17, and classes will resume Monday, April 6.
For a complete list of event cancellations and more information, visit wdpsd.com/covid-19-resources.
Notre Dame Academy
Notre Dame Academy will be continuing instruction following its spring break using an online learning platform.
The school’s spring break was from March 9-13.
Faculty will train and plan for using an online learning platform Monday, March 16.
Students began using it to receive instruction Tuesday, March 17, and will continue to do so through Friday, March 27.
For updates on GRACE schools, visit gracesystem.org/coronavirus/.
From March 23-28, all UW-Green Bay classes at all campuses will be taught via alternative delivery methods.
Students leaving campus for spring break are strongly encouraged to go home and remain home until further notice.
Students not able to leave campus for spring break will have accommodations.
All university-sponsored spring break trips for students and faculty have been cancelled.
For more information, visit news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/03/11/important-decisions-on-covid-19-at-uw-green-bay/.
St. Norbert College
St. Norbert College will move to alternative delivery modes for course instruction Monday, March 23, through Monday, April 13.
This period may be extended, depending on local and national conditions.
The college has canceled all athletic competitions for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year and suspended all practices until further notice in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
For more information, visit snc.edu/health/coronavirus.html.
NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn has directed the college community to avoid all college-related international travel, including study-abroad trips.
In addition, all student travel and all employee travel not required to perform the essential functions of the job is suspended until further notice.
There are currently no students or staff traveling internationally on college business or for study-abroad programs.
For an update on specific classes, visit nwtc.edu/about-nwtc/news/2020/march/covid-19-class-update.
The College of Menominee Nation
The college will offer online course delivery starting March 16-20.
It anticipates online classrooms running after spring break until further notice. Spring break runs from March 23-27.
For more information, visit menominee.edu/news2.aspx?id=1973.