Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community, March 27, 2020
I hope this letter finds all of you safe and healthy. I know that these times of uncertainty have many of you worried and concerned. You are not alone. All of us are concerned about the loss of instructional time and what this will mean in the future. Thank you all so much for your hard work, diligence and faith as we work together to make the best of a challenging situation. Our students will succeed.
I wanted to share some new information regarding instruction at home. Just today we learned that PBS is offering a new support program for all. The information is below:
Educational Programming Announcement
PBS Wisconsin, Milwaukee PBS, and DPI have partnered to support at-home learning for students and families by broadcasting a new weekday television schedule of programming with digital resources that connect to Wisconsin’s state academic standards.
Beginning Monday, March 30, PBS Wisconsin will dedicate the 5 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on The Wisconsin Channel, or PBS Wisconsin-2, and Milwaukee PBS will dedicate the 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on WMVT 36.1 to educational programming including specific blocks of time for pre-K through 12th grade levels and covers subjects, including English language arts, social studies, science, and math.
The special broadcast schedule will also be available to stream online at pbswisconsin.org/familyresources along with corresponding free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers. Also, Milwaukee PBS is hosting free digital resources for at-home learning at milwaukeepbs.org/onlineresources/.
I also want to remind everyone that we are providing free bag lunches at the High School for any individual that is 18 years old or under from 11 to 1. Pick up will be just inside the High School doors (High School Commons area). This is a grab and go so individuals will not be able to eat on campus.
In the coming week we will begin to look at how we will adjust the remainder of the year. As the closure continues we want to be prepared to address returning to school or staying out longer than anticipated. The order currently states “will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.”
Please continue to do your best. I realize that these are challenging times but we will get through this together. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help or support at any time.
Chris Peterson, Scott Fritz, Heather Zizis, Jason Cole, and Tracy Bandt