about covid 19
Updates from the district
March 24, 2020
The individual in possession of this letter is an employee of Lake Holcombe School District and is deemed to be an essential worker. The Lake Holcombe School District is a public PK-12 School District.
In accordance with Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home, the individual in possession of this letter is exempt under: · #4a Closure of public and private K-12 schools, “except for facilitating distance learning or virtual learning . . .”
· #10 Essential Infrastructure . . . “construction (including, but not limited to, construction required in 6 response to this public health emergency, hospital construction, construction of long-term care and assisted living facilities, public works construction, school construction . . .”)
· #14 Minimum Basic Operations . . . “The minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business's inventory, preserve the condition of the business's physical plant and equipment, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, or for related functions, including where these functions are outsourced to other entities.”
In accordance with the essential travel requirements, all essential workers will comply with social distancing requirements to the extent possible. We appreciate the work you are performing during this pandemic to keep us safe and healthy.
If you have questions, please contact me at 715-595-4241
March 22, 2020
Dear Students and Parents:
First of all I want you to know that it is our goal as a school district to support you and your family during this difficult time. Your health and safety is our most immediate concern. During this closure we will provide educational opportunities for ALL students. It is likely that teachers have already began to make connections with you and your students.
We worked last week and over the weekend to continue to put in place the tools and resources that we need in order to move forward. You should have received a phone call from the school office and/or completed a google survey as we have been collecting data on the need for student meals and your ability to connect to the internet at your home with your own devices or one that we may provide to your student. Our order of prioritization has been the following:
We will continue to work through this situation and do the best we can to provide a continuum of educational services for all students during this closure. We will keep you updated as we work through and problem solve.
Please understand that this is a fluid situation as there is some information this morning that Governor Evers may be placing further restrictions on the ability of non-essential workers to continue to be able to work.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work through this difficult situation together.
March 18, 2020, 3:00 pm
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,
This week has been a challenge filled with rapidly changing information in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak that is changing the way we conduct our daily lives and of course PK-12 education. This is a difficult time and will continue to be. We will get through this!
Yesterday Governor Tony Evers stated the schools would remain closed until further notice. We are unsure of the exact length of the closure but it appears that it will be past the April 6 date that was originally imposed. As a district we want to assure you that we have been developing plans to do our best to make sure the following happens:
We held school through the end of the day yesterday and have now shifted our focus to providing a continuum of services. The following are some activities that you can expect in the next day or so:
The following measures are in place during this closure:
We realize that this school closure is difficult for everyone, and we understand that there are worries and concerns amongst our students, staff, and community due to the COVID-19.
March 17, 2020, 3:10 pm
School is closed at 5:00 pm beginning Tuesday, March 17th. There will be no school on Wednesday. Updates will be communicated via the district website, Facebook page, & instant alert.
March 16, 2020, 10:00 am
School Community: Governor Evers has ordered the closing of all Wisconsin schools beginning Wednesday, March 18th at 5:00pm with an anticipated reopening on Monday, April 6th. The Lake Holcombe School will be open for regular school hours only through March 18th. Effective immediately all after school activities, practices, and gatherings are cancelled until further notice. As new school information becomes available we will keep you posted on our school’s website, Facebook page, and through our instant alert system.During our three day Spring break, last week, we used the time to extensively clean and disinfect our building and classrooms. When students return from break on Monday March 16th we will continue our cleaning regiment to help protect our school students and staff.
We continue to be in contact with the Department of Public Instruction as well as, state, and county health departments. As of today (3/15/2020) no cases of COVID19, Coronavirus, have been identified in either Rusk or Chippewa Counties. For the most up to date information about the virus and to answer questions you may have please consult the CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ website at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/
The Lake Holcombe Board of Education will be meeting on Monday March 23, 2020 at 7:00pm to review information and assess the impact to our students and school community.
During this extraordinary and unprecedented time the health and safety of our students, staff, and school remains our highest priority. We ask your patience and understanding as we sort out and plan for the continued service to our students and school community.
Internet Resources for Wisconsin REsidents
Several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering free or low-cost internet access options in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. These services are offered in the areas each ISP serves, or as otherwise described.
This listing will be updated as more information becomes available. This list is not guaranteed to be complete, or an endorsement for the companies listed. The PSC is not liable for inaccuracies. If you are aware of any additional programs, please contact the PSC.
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