FutureReady Restart for 2020-2021

  • FutureReady Restart

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are happy to welcome students and staff back to our in-person and virtual classrooms. At this time, DCE offers in-person, blended and virtual instruction for our students. In the event a classroom, building or the district has to temporarily close down due to a positive case of COVID-19 or due to spread of COVID-19 in the community, students will take part in remote learning (e-learning) from home.

    We haven't seen our students in six months, so during the first weeks of in-person/blended instruction, we will check in with our students to see how they are doing and how we can best care for them. One of our top priorities is ensuring students feel a part of the #EverestPride community — that they feel connected, cared for, challenged and inspired while they are sharing time with us in the classroom and when they are independently learning at home. We will make it a priority to establish norms, expectations, routines and a sense of community for our students during the initial weeks of instruction. 

    We also will start the year by focusing on lessons that help familiarize students with our Canvas online learning platform to ensure they feel comfortable and confident with the platform and understand how they can access assistance.

    Working Together to Stay Healthy

    One of the most important roles families can play in keeping schools open and protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19 is monitoring their personal health on a daily basis and staying home if they exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19. We've created a FutureReady Restart: Working Together to Stay Healthy booklet for our families, as well as this handy daily screening checklist. The booklet is avaiable in English, Hmong and Spanish.

    We've also created a daily screening checklist for families.


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Updates

  • 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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