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Peshtigo School Announces Forward Together Covid Plan

Issue Date: August 19, 2021

The main topic of the Peshtigo School Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 11 was how they will be moving forward with school during the pandemic situation.

Forward Together 2.0 2021-2022 Peshtigo School District Learning Plan is how they will move forward in a pandemic atmosphere. The goal is to have every student attend school for in-person learning in a safe environment

With a committed staff and district, their goal is to limit the risk through district mitigation efforts and family based decision making. We will have adaptability to increase/decrease mitigation efforts based on school and community Covid-19 data. Families will have a choice if they choose to get vaccinations or not and the choice to wear masks or not. Communication will be timely, candid and easy.

Administration will use various resources including parent surveys, staff surveys, Administration team input and ideas, DPI/DHS/ CDC recommendations and information from Local and regional districts.

Survey findings showed 71% of respondents were concerned or somewhat concerned about their children's mental, social and emotional health in the 2020 school year. That concern dropped to 54% for the 2021 results. Other results of the survey showed that 79.6% agreed masks should be optional or encouraged to be worn but not mandatory with the other 20.4% coming back with masks required for those not vaccinated, required for all students/ staff or when social distancing cannot be practiced such as in groups, hallways or individual work with a teacher, etc. Mandatory masking on busses showed 79.5% to be optional, 11.9% masks should be required for students and staff that are not vaccinated and 8.6% stating masks should be required for all students and staff.

Of the survey findings from the Staff, 47 responses showed one mention of requiring masks. Mitigation efforts most referred to were good hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting and students staying home when ill.

Marinette County vaccination status of the fully vaccinated population shows that 41.3% of all eligible people in the County is fully vaccinated. Students ages 12 to 15 is at 11.6% and 16-17 year olds is at 20.4%. The Peshtigo School District shows that 43.4% are fully vaccinated of all those eligible.

The 2020-21 school year will start with in person instruction everyday for grades 4K through 12. Remote instruction will be delivered by the child's teacher in SeeSaw or Google Classroom for extended absences. Mitigation stay at home strategies for phase one include: Positive for Covid-19, student will be excluded for 10 days with symptom free for 72 hours; Close contact with a positive household member, student will be excluded for seven days returning with a PCR negative test or 10 days symptom free; Staying at home will also be enforced if within 24 hours a student has experienced new or different above their baseline including cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or new loss of smell or taste and are encouraged to be tested and 72 hours symptom free (up to 10 days) Or if having two of the following: fever, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, diarrhea, vomiting or runny nose and are encouraged to be tested and will need to be 72 hours symptom free up to 10 days or a negative PCR test.

Mitigation strategies at School that will be used are proper lunch/breakfast procedures, use of water bottles, regular cleaning and disinfecting, limitations of visitors, social distancing will be followed, proper ventilation will be in place and hand hygiene procedures will be encouraged and required. Masking on school busses and on campus will be optional.

Sports will follow the WIAA guidelines and any games played at the stadium and/or in the MHS school gym will be streamed live. Masking will be optional and limits on spectators may be established. For concerts, masking will be optional, events will be live streamed and limits on spectators may be established.

Phase one mitigation strategies for contact tracing will include parents of students that may have had close contacts of within six feet for at least 15 minutes of someone who had Covid-19 or symptoms will be notified via email or phone call. Marinette County will be notified with a list of close contacts and the child will be required to stay home if symptomatic along with the child encouraged to be tested.

Should the Pandemic get worse, the school will have the adaptability to make building level decisions for Middle High School (MHS) and Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center (PELC). Grade level band decisions will be made for grades K through grade four, grades five - six, etc. Classroom adaptability for second grade will be made at the individual classroom level with adjustments made.

Phase two mitigation strategies Cohorting will include use of the cohorts at the PELC of lunch room, recess, passing times and classroom rotations. Any close contacts will be excluded from school for seven days with a negative PCR test and ten days symptom free. Siblings of symptomatic cases will also be required to do the same.

Also in phase two, required and or intermittent masking will be required on school busses, in the building and campus wide during specific activities such as in group work, hallways, practices, locker rooms, etc., if there has been close contact to a positive case at school.

Phase three mitigation strategies will include ALL of phase one and phase two, PLUS school and/ or grade level closures, alternative scheduling with virtual learning or A/B scheduling.

Avenues of communication will be provided through Skylert via text and/or email as well as the Covid-19 website.

The school was approached by owners of the property located at 281 N Ellis Avenue in hope that the school might be interested in purchasing the property. With more space being needed for parking at the High School, it was an option to be explored. The board had discussed pricing with the owners of the home which is located across from the high school adjacent to Cemetery and next to the Fire Museum.

If the decision was made to purchase the property, in the meantime, it would be used for the transitioning program to help students gain life skills, which could then be done in a real life home setting.

There is one drawback to purchasing the property. It is the price being north of $200,000, but is listed on the tax bill as $129,000. In 2017 it was purchased for $99,000 and only comes with 1/7 of an acre of land.

A question was asked if there was any conversations with the city of closing the road on Ellis Ave. Peshtigo School Superintendent Patrick Rau replied, " Last Spring they were open to it but haven't really discussed since then".

Resignations consisted of Neal Henrigillis as Middle School Boys Basketball Coach, Jackie Lemire as Junior Class Advisor and Joe Nault as Varsity Track Coach. Hirings included Josh Lepinski as Cross Country Coach and Todd Reed, DJ Koronkowiecz and Rick Raygo, all as Football Coaches. Also hired was Jackie Lemire as Middle School Cross Country Coach.

The PTSO donated $3,400 to be used for the Each Classroom Read-A-Thon which will be split amongst all classrooms. The Eagle Express/ Spirit Pump produced a two month total of $1,059.50 received in July and August. The Spirit Pump donations are earmarked for the Senior Banners that get hung up throughout the City.

Buildings and Grounds Chairperson Josh Seefeldt advised the Board that cleaning was completed. There are some small projects that need to be finished and snow removal went out for bids. Other than that all is ready to go.

In his report, Rau said, "We are in a great spot right now, we will be ready for the students to return. Staff meetings were held and everything is looking good. There a couple minor things to take care of but we have gotten positive vibes from everyone".

A couple of items that will appear on the September Board meeting agenda will include Policies and Start College Now applications.


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