Dear Parents and Guardians of Bruce students:
Good day to everyone. I hope this message finds you and your family well. June has passed us by and now we are into July. I want to give you an update regarding the planning for next fall. There are many things we still do not know currently. However, we want to share with you as much information as possible for your fall plans.
This August we will be having two educational sessions. First, we will be having Jump Start 4K on August 10th – 13th. This is the first opportunity for the Class of 2034 to experience their educational surroundings at Bruce! The next educational event is the Raider Rebound. This is for all students beginning on August 24th – 27th. Students will begin their classes, review class content, and learn new procedures for school this fall. The first official day of school will be on August 31st. In addition in July, some student athletes will be working with their coaches following the guidelines set forth by the WIAA.
We are working with the guidance from the Department of Public Instruction, the CDC, WIAA, and the Rusk County Health Department to develop our options for next year. These are the options we are considering for next fall: 1. All in person learning 2. A blend of in person and virtual learning and 3. All virtual learning. Under these three options there will be some variation and more detailed plans. We need to consider all three types of education due to the rapidly changing conditions surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We are focusing our efforts toward all in person learning at this time. Yet as we work with the in person plan, we are building the other two plans to be prepared for a quick change to instruction.
We have many teams working on various components of the option for school this fall. We know that there are numerous details to be worked out over all three educational plans. We will share more detailed plans and procedures when we are able. We are all in a waiting game to see how the COVID-19 virus plays out. Fortunately our area has had a lower case rate in comparison to the rest of the state. However, serious issues can arise at any moment.
The health and safety of our students and staff have always been a top priority at the School District of Bruce. This is at the center of our planning and in particular for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Thank you for your patience as we move forward. I understand that some of the pieces may feel like they are moving slowly. We live in a challenging time and I thank you for your patience as we move forward with a fluid situation.
|Contact: Pat Sturzl|