Beaver Dam School District Reverses Course, School Now Closed Effective Immediately

(Beaver Dam) There will not be school this week in the Beaver Dam School District after all because of current COVID-19 pandemic. The district sent out a press release on Friday, right after the governor called for a statewide school closure beginning on Wednesday, saying that school would be in session on Monday and Tuesday.

Superintendent Mark DiStefano announced Sunday evening that, after careful consideration and review of available information and context, they have decided to cancel school, effective immediately. DiStefano says, “that this decision is in the best interest of our students, staff, as well as the entire Beaver Dam community.” The district will remain closed until Monday, April 6th unless otherwise noted.

The closure does not mean that education will stop. DiStefano says that parents will need to be “engaged and invested partners in their child’s learning now more than ever.” He says staff is working diligently to provide the best possible digital and distance learning experience possible.

A detailed schedule will be shared by the close of business Monday that will highlight information about resource pick-up, designated digital and distance learning days, as well as information about meal access.

DiStefano closed out his message to parents by thanking them for their “continued patience and support as we navigate this historically unique reality.”