August 6, 2020
For Immediate Release
Sheboygan Falls School District Releases
Plan for Responsible Return to School
The Sheboygan Falls School District has released detailed guidelines for safely welcoming teachers and students back to the classroom this fall. The guidelines, which were released on Wednesday, were compiled by a task force of parents, staff, community members and others following an online survey and community listening sessions.
The guidelines are for elementary, middle and high school students and cover protocols for entering and leaving the buildings, classroom instruction, elective courses, lunch, recess and riding the bus. Although the district expects most students to return for in-person instruction five days a week, virtual instruction will also be available for students who are unable or not ready to attend classes in person.
According to Superintendent Annalee Bennin, in person instruction will best meet the needs of students and implementing the guidelines will allow instruction to be safe for students and staff.
“We received very positive feedback from parents who are anxious for students to resume in person instruction,” Bennin said. “They were appreciative of the district’s efforts to engage with the community and health experts to plan for a safe, responsible return to class for students and staff.”
However, because the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation, the district’s plan is flexible and can be adjusted if needed, Bennin added.
The first day of school is September 1.
The guidelines are available here: