FutureReady Restart for 2020-2021

  • FutureReady Restart

    We are nearing the end of our first semester and are pleased to continue to offer in-person, blended and virtual instruction for our students. We are grateful to our students, staff and families for following our established COVID protocols. You play an important role in keeping our schools open and protecting our community from the spread of COVID. We ask that you continue to monitor your personal health on a daily basis and stay home if you exhibit symptoms associated with COVID. Please refer to our FutureReady Restart: Working Together to Stay Healthy booklet concerning COVID protocols and utilize our daily screening checklist. The booklet is avaiable in English, Hmong and Spanish.


Key Contacts


Updates

  • December 22, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control recently updated its COVID-19 quarantine recommendations, providing a 10-day quarantine option for those who may have been exposed to a person with COVID. When the Wisconsin Department of Health Services implemented the 10-day quarantine option for the State of Wisconsin on December 7, the D.C. Everest District followed suit.

    Since implementing the 10-day quarantine option, the D.C. Everest COVID-19 Team has determined that it will return to the 14-day quarantine option for elementary students, effective January 4, to help protect the health and wellbeing of the students and staff in our elementary facilities. Within our elementary schools it is more challenging to optimize physical distancing due to the young age of students, space considerations and the greater number of students. Therefore, in the best interests of our elementary students and staff, DCE will resume the 14-day quarantine option for grades K - 5.

    The 10-day quarantine option will remain in place for secondary students (grades 6- 12). However, in some instances the DCE COVID-19 team may determine a 14-day quarantine option is necessary for a select number of students or staff. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, related to a student’s ability to follow CDC criteria for days 11 - 14. Secondary students who wish to take advantage of a return to school on Day 11 through Day 14 of a quarantine are responsible for transportation to and from school. No District transportation is provided. In addition, there are specific guidelines the Athletic Department has in place for a return to practice.

    Please note that families do have the option to quarantine their student for 14 days if they prefer.


    December 9, 2020

    Updated COVID Quarantine Protocol: The Centers for Disease Control recently updated its COVID-19 quarantine recommendations, providing a 10-day quarantine option for those who may have been exposed to a person with COVID. The D.C. Everest District will implement this 10-day quarantine option effective immediately. Families do have the option to quarantine their student for 14 days if they prefer. 

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services implemented this option for the State of Wisconsin on December 7. Therefore, the families of DCE students who were quarantined on Monday, December 7 or Tuesday, December 8 will be notified of the 10-day quarantine option. 


     December 3, 2020

    Flexible Fridays Added to District Calendar: 
    The DCE School Board approved five Teacher Workdays (“Flexible Fridays”) to ensure teachers have the additional preparation time they need to prepare for daily in-person instruction and to prepare materials for isolated/quarantined students. The Flexible Fridays will take place on January 15, February 5, February 19, March 5 and March 19. Learn more about how instruction will work at your child's school.

    November 18, 2020

    Given the unique circumstances of this year, the DCE District believes there is great value in providing our students with as many instructional minutes as we can. Therefore, this year we will provide students with remote/e-learning on days when in-person learning is not possible due to adverse weather conditions (usually known as “snow days”). Learn more about Virtual Instruction on Inclement Weather Days. 

    October 27, 2020

    D.C. Everest has updated its COVID-19 dashboard to include additional data that will be valuable to our families and community — active quarantine and isolation numbers for staff and students.

    October 23, 2020

    The rapid, increasing, very high spread of COVID in our community has led to increasing staff and student absences, straining our ability to meet the needs of our students as teachers must now prepare lessons for in-person instruction, prepare materials for students who are at home, deliver daily in-person lessons, and make themselves available to assist isolated/quarantined students outside the normal school day. The D.C. Everest School Board approved four additional Teacher Workdays (November 6, November 20, December 4 and December 11) to grant teachers additional preparation time. In addition, the Board granted our request to provide remote/e-learning on days when in-person learning is not possible due to adverse weather conditions (usually known as “snow days”). Learn more about these updates here. Spanish Translation. Hmong Translation.
     
     
    October 22, 2020

    Second semester planning is beginning earlier than usual to ensure we can provide our students with the instructional options best suited to them, adjust staffing as needed, and complete cohort-based scheduling. For second semester, students may continue with their current mode of instruction, opt to transition from the Everest Virtual Academy (EVA) to in-person instruction, or transfer from in-person instruction to EVA. This infographic provides families with next steps. Deadline is December 1.
     
     

    October 12, 2020
     
    The USDA has announced it will allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children through the end of the school year (June 30, 2021). D.C. Everest will be able to continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all of our students through the end of the school year
    • If students choose additional ala carte items with their breakfast or lunch, they will be charged for those items. The basic breakfast/lunch meal is free. 
    • Elementary students who are not free or reduced status will be charged $.40 for a daily snack milk, if they choose milk for their morning snack. 

    Families may choose to keep their meal funds in their student’s online account or may request a refund. To request a refund, please contact the School Nutrition Office by calling 715.241.9700 (x 2407) or sending an email.


    October 5, 2020

    In an effort to keep our students, staff, families, and community informed of positive cases reported to our district, we have launched a COVID-19 dashboard. The spread of COVID in our community is currently very high. Now, more than ever, it is important that students utilize our Health Screening Checklist on a daily basis and remain home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID. Read the district letter introducing the COVID-19 dashboard.

    September 24, 2020

    Due to a significant and widespread surge in COVID-19 cases, Marathon County Health Department has advised the DCE District to implement the sibling exclusion policy. This policy states that ill students and their siblings must remain at home regardless of COVID diagnosis. For families with students who have chronic health conditions, the District is asking parents/guardians to contact their student's building health aide to tell them what your student’s normal baseline is for their condition and help staff differentiate between symptoms associated with a student's health condition or COVID-19. This will help reduce the possibility that your student is sent home for experiencing symptoms related to a chronic health condition.

    Read the district letter here

    Watch the video in Hmong here.


    September 11, 2020

    September 3, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This means that all D.C. Everest students are eligible to receive a free school breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020.  

    • If students choose additional ala carte items with their breakfast or lunch, they will be charged for those items. The basic breakfast/lunch meal is free. 
    • Elementary students who are not free or reduced status will be charged $.40 for a daily snack milk, if they choose milk for their morning snack. 

    Families may choose to keep their meal funds in their student’s online account or may request a refund. To request a refund, please contact the School Nutrition Office by calling 715.241.9700 (x 2407) or sending an email. 


     

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