COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019)
May 18, 2020
- Principal Raether sent a communication to families of D.C. Everest Seniors announcing plans for a virtual graduation. The full communication can be found on the School Communications page.
May 12, 2020
- We are aware of the new Wisconsin DHS recommendations instructing schools not to hold in-person graduation ceremonies. We’re currently working with our local health agencies and law enforcement to examine our options. Once we have received guidance, we will work with our students to determine the best possible graduation options and then communicate with parents and senior students.
May 4, 2020
- Wisconsin announces temporary food benefits for families who receive free or reduced price school meals. Due to COVID-19-related school closures, families whose children receive free or reduced-price school meals will receive temporary food benefits for May and June. The Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits amount to $148.20 per child. The benefits will be put on a QUEST or P-EBT card and can be used like a debit card to purchase food. Families who receive FoodShare will get those dollars automatically added to their account; families who are enrolled in other state benefits such as BadgerCare or W-2 will receive notification via mail. Families who received free and reduced meals, but do not utilize the aforementioned programs will need to apply for P-EBT in early May. The district will provide information soon concerning the application process. Learn more about P-EBT.
May 1, 2020
- The Grab-and-Go Meal Schedule has been added for the week of May 4 - Please note the meals will not be available on Monday, May 4th.
April 28, 2020
April 24, 2020
- Due to COVID-19-related cancellation of spring activities, the DCE District is issuing refunds for various activities, sports and field trips. Learn more about refunds here.
- DCE recognizes that the lives of our students and families have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and therefore we have adapted our grading policies to ensure students are not negatively impacted by circumstances beyond their control. Learn more about grading policies.
April 22, 2020
April 16, 2020
- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched the Resilient Wisconsin webpage providing people with a wide range of stress and mental health resources.
- Communication. Dr. Gilmore sent out a message to families about the extended Safer-at-Home Order.
- Governor Tony Evers and Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Andrea Palm have extended the Safer-at-Home Order and announced that all K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. D.C. Everest will continue its off-site learning program for the remainder of the academic year.
April 13, 2020
April 7, 2020
- The COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for people of all ages. The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds' new article "7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic" may provide useful ideas for parents and guardians.
- AP Exams: Tests for the 2019-20 School year will be all online. Each test will be 45 minutes in the form of one or two free response type essay questions. Students are directed to the College Board Link below for test dates, test procedures and FAQ’s.
March 25, 2020
School Closures: Under the “Safer At Home” order issued by Governor Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services, Wisconsin schools will remain closed for in-person instruction and extracurricular activities until at least April 24.
March 24, 2020
- Technology Support. Technology support is available through the DCE Technology Help Desk at 715.355.0306. Devices can be picked up or dropped off for repair Monday – Friday, by appointment only. More information can be found on the Home Learning page.
March 23, 2020
- COVID-19 Student Loan Forbearance Information. The U.S. Department of Education has created a webpage dedicated to providing information for students, borrowers and parents concerning Federal Student Aid. The page includes information about whether people can temporarily stop making student loan payments, how current college students can secure more aid, what loans will have the interest waived, how to apply for administrative forbearance, and many more topics of interest.
March 18, 2020
- Hmong Translation Service. Yog hais tias koj muaj lus nug txog kev qhia menyuam ua homework, thov hu rau Xia Yang ntawm 715-513-6518. (Hmong Translation Service. Do you need something translated into Hmong that your child has received to work on or that you are unsure of? Please contact Xia Yang, a D.C. Everest EL associate at 715.513.6518. She has set up a Google Voice account and is available to answer any questions that our EL families may have.)
- Childcare Resources. The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce has compiled the Childcare Connection in an attempt to serve as the connecting piece between businesses and those whose childcare facilities have closed due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and others who are available to provide childcare.
March 17, 2020
- Communication. D.C. Everest Food Services sent a message to all DCE families about MySchoolBucks payments.
- Grab and Go Meals. Community distribution schedule announced.
March 16, 2020
- Schools share off-site learning plans. Learn how your student's school is preparing for off-site continuous learning and how you can help your student succeed.
- Speaking to your child about coronavirus. Your child may have questions about COVID-19. This resource (available English and Spanish) can help parents provide accurate information, model good hygiene and offer reassurance. More information can be found on the National Association for School Psychologist (NASP) website.
March 15, 2020
- Communication. D.C. Everest sent a message to all DCE families about school closures.
March 14, 2020
- Community Food Drive. D.C. Everest is working with community service agencies to develop a plan to help those in need during these challenging times. Plans include providing grab-and-go bags of food at specific school sites (most likely the parking lots) for students and families in need. It is essential that we also think of community members who are in need and the elderly and other vulnerable populations who should avoid public places at this time. The grab-and-go bags are available to them as well. If you are interested in helping, monetary donations are best because DCE can order in bulk from food suppliers without compromising supplies for our local stores. Checks can be made out to DCE-FOOD and mailed to 6300 Alderson St., Weston, WI 54476. More details to follow on Monday. We are in this together! #EverestPride
March 13, 2020
- Communication: Letter to families about Governor Tony Evers issuing an Order for Statewide School Closures
March 12, 2020
- Communication. Superintendent Gilmore sent a message to all DCE families.
- Cancellation of after-school events and activities. All after-school events, activities, clubs, meetings, practices, performances and athletics will be cancelled, effective March 16 - April 10.
- Field trips cancelled. All field trips will be cancelled, effective March 16 - April 10.
- Visits and volunteers suspended. To help keep our students and staff healthy, we are not permitting visitors, volunteers or vendors in our buildings. This will be in effect effective March 16 - April 10.
- Early daily closure of facilities. All facilities will close at 6:00 pm, effective March 16 - April 10.
- School cleaning. Classrooms are being disinfected on a nightly basis.
- Travel advisories. DCE families strongly encouraged to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel advisory site and CDC-mandated restrictions that may be in place upon their return from Spring Break.
- Student absences. If you decide to keep your child home, the absence will be excused. Parents/guardians should call the student office to excuse their student’s absence and give a date when you expect your student to return.
- We have updated the following FAQs:
- I am hosting an event or program at a DCE School. Should I cancel it?
- Are student trips (domestic or abroad) being cancelled?
March 11, 2020
- Communication. Superintendent Gilmore sent a message to all DCE families.
- School cleaning. Our custodial staff are taking extra precautions to limit the spread of germs, disinfecting cafeterias between lunches, wiping down commonly touched surfaces with disinfectant multiple times throughout the day, and disinfecting all classrooms nightly.
- School buses. Buses are being disinfected each night.
- Student preparedness. All students are advised to bring home their iPads and all school materials and textbooks on a daily basis.
- Preparing for possible school closures. Teachers are preparing instructional materials in the event school closures become necessary.
March 3, 2020
- Superintendent Gilmore sent a message to all DCE families.
Domestic/Family Violence Support
You are Not Alone
COVID-19 movement restrictions and the stresses of the pandemic have led to a rise in domestic and child abuse. If you or someone you love is being abused, resources are available to you 24/7 and there are people willing and able to assist you.If you are aware of or suspect a minor is being abused, please contact Marathon County Social Services at 715.261.7556.
The Women’s Community in Wausau remains open and is committed to serving victims of abuse. The Women’s Community provide 24/7 confidential phone support, confidential shelter, legal advocacy, safety planning and more. Please call 1.888.665.1234 or 715.842.7323 for confidential assistance. For families in Shawano County, please contact Safe Haven at 715.526.3421.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24 hours every day at 1.800.299.SAFE (7233). If you cannot speak safely on the phone, you can visit thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911.
Cornoavirus Preparedness: What You Need to Know
The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority and we want to reassure our community the D.C. Everest District is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis.
In consultation with the Marathon County Health Department and our medical director, all D.C. Everest schools were closed on March 16, 2020 and the District implemented its extended off-site learning plans for virtual and remote learning at home. Under the Safer at Home order issued by Governor Tony Evers and the state Department of Health Services, Wisconsin schools will remain closed for in-person instruction and extracurricular activities until at least April 24.
All of our actions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic will be based on guidance from the Marathon County Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Is your family contact information up to date? To ensure you receive the most timely information from the District, please be certain the contact information for your family is current in Infinite Campus.