(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School District has announced that spring sports and activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. That according to a press release issued Friday by the district that notes that all school grounds and playgrounds are also closed during the Safer at Home Order. In addition, the High School Graduation has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28th. In the event the governor’s order is extended further, or other circumstances arise, the district will be holding Sunday, July 26th as a backup option. In addition, the Farewell Celebration for South Beaver Dam Elementary School has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 12th. Based on the information we have at this time, district officials say they will still plan to hold summer school, but say that it may look different than originally scheduled and it is possible that summer school will be pushed back to later dates in the summer and/or the programming may change.
Read the entire press release here:
The Governor’s Office extended the Safer at Home Order for the State of Wisconsin which includes the closure of all schools in the State for the remainder of the school year. We know this extension creates some anxiety regarding the unknown including what this means for previously scheduled events and activities and we want to address those for your planning purposes to the best of our ability.
As a district, we are committed to continuing to provide Digital/Distance Learning to our students throughout the remainder of the school year and ask that we all continue to do our very best to engage our children in the learning process regularly and encourage a continued priority in education. And during those times when things are tough and questions arise, we reach out to one another as parents and staff together as a BD Family working together on behalf of the children we love, to cultivate the very best experiences we can for them.
As a result of the updated order, Spring sports and activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. School grounds and playgrounds are also closed during the Safer at Home Order.
High School Graduation has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28th. In the event this order is extended further or other circumstances arise, we will be holding Sunday, July 26th as the backup option.
The Farewell Celebration for South Beaver Dam Elementary School has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 12th.
Based on the information we have at this time, the District will still plan to hold summer school, but we realize that it may look differently than originally scheduled. As we know more, we will make that information available. It is quite possible that summer school will be pushed back to later dates in the summer and/or the programming may change. We hope as summer learning opportunities are shared with you, that families will support the learning endeavors of their child(ren). We will continue to work with Taher and provide meals to children ages 18 and under, and will continue to update our website and social media accounts with information on distribution.
At some point, the District will provide families the opportunity to pick up child(ren)’s belongings from their schools. This will likely be a curbside pickup process, and further details will be forthcoming. Superintendent DiStefano stated, “I just want to share how much we miss being with our BDFam. The energy and purpose we feel when we are together is something that is powerfully unique to schools. We also hold a special place in our hearts for those students and staff who are not able to experience the closure that a more traditional school year would provide. In particular, I would like to extend a special note of thanks and heartfelt gratitude for the students and staff of South Beaver Dam Elementary. I would also like to extend my deepest appreciation and thanks to the staff members who are retiring at the end of this year. Last but not least, I want to make certain the Class of 2020 knows that they continue to be on the forefront of our minds and we are very much looking forward to honoring them during Graduation later this summer. Somehow and in some way, we will all be better because of this.” We have been humbled by the outpouring of support our community has shown one another during this health crisis and appreciate the patience and resilience of our BD Family.