The response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the resulting shutdown altered the 2019-2020 school year in ways that had never been seen before.  Schools all around the nation (and here in the Northland) closed their doors and instituted some form of virtual or online learning.  Now that the school year is done, many parents and students are wondering what school learning will look like in the fall.

The Superior Public School District is starting to assemble information and plans for what the school year will look like when students come  back to classes this fall.  Now they are giving parents and students a timeline for their decision-making process.

In a letter to the "Spartan Community" that was emailed to enrolled families, District Administrator Amy Starzecki outlines the timeline that school officials will be using along the way towards a final decision about the fall.   Part of that process has already started.  An electronic survey was emailed to parents soliciting their responses and comments.  That survey process started June 12 and ended on June 19.  Currently, the school is surveying staff members to gather their input.

Here is a rundown of what the timeline for Superior School looks like:

  • June 12-19:  Parent survey process
  • June 19-26:  Staff survey process
  • Week of June 22:  Wisconsin Department of Public iNstruction (DPI) releases information regarding reopening schools in the fall.
  • July 1:  School buildings open back up to the staff and the public.  Buildings are open to the general public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment the remainder of the week.
  • July 6, July 13:  School Board meetings - to discuss developments for Fall 2020 plans.
  • Week of July 20:  First communication to families, students, and staff about Fall 2020.  A comprehensive plan will be shared with staff, families, and students that outlines details for reopening schools this fall.
  • Week of July 27:  Registration for at-home/virtual learning, transportation services, and before/after school programs.

According to the letter from District Administrator Starzecki, the school district will be requiring families to register for at-home/virtual learning if that is the option they choose for 2020-2021.

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