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    Parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade band students:  Monday, May 10th, the school board okayed the Memorial Day performance in Gratiot to be held Monday, May 31st at 10am. This is a short ceremony to acknowledge the sacrifices made by our men and women who served our country.  Please have your student at the Gratiot Park, next to the depot, by 9:30.  Please have them dress appropriately and bring their instruments and music.  

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TechTrek-Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

I am pleased to announce that this year’s Tech Trek for students entering grades 7 – 9 has been scheduled for July 26 - 29, and it will be held on the Southwest Tech campus following COVID safety protocol.  This event is designed as an exploratory introduction to technical careers.

Students will select sessions to attend all four days. Registration check-in will take place from 8:00 – 8:30, and sessions will run from 8:30 – 12:30 with a break for lunch. There is a material fee of $35, which covers session supplies and lunch for all four days as well as provides each participant with a t-shirt.

Any questions about the Tech Trek, please call Mary Johannesen at Southwest Tech,
1-800-362-3322, Ext. 2367.



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Vaccination Considerations

I present the following thought for your consideration when evaluating if you will have your child(ren) vaccinated as vaccines are approved for younger age groups.

Currently the guidance states that if a person is vaccinated and does not show symptoms they do not have to be quarantined after being identified as a close contact to a person who has tested positive. When a child is vaccinated and identified as a close contact, assuming they are symptom free, they may continue in-person instruction and co-curricular activities without interruption.


Willy Chambers


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COVID Testing in Monroe, WI
**The District will currently maintain the 14 day quarantine 

Parents Guide to COVID-19
*Updated 9-21-20*

Black Hawk Parents,

This is specifically for parents of 12 years and older children.

Lafayette County Health Department has asked District Administrators to send out a survey to help them prepare to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to students.  Please fill the survey out by Tuesday, May 11.  If you have any questions, please contact the Lafayette County Health Department at 608-778-4895.

This is an anonymous survey for planning purposes.  A parent/guardian will have to fill out a consent form before a student can be vaccinated.



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Good News the district has received the following message in regards to our food service.

Waiver Extensions

On Friday, October 9th, 2020, the USDA FNS extended the SFSP/SSO waivers nationwide until June 30th, 2021.   These waivers will allow summer meal program sponsors to continue serving free meals to all children 18 and under, through June 2021. 

We will be providing free meals to all students untill the end of the school year. an important side note is we still would ask that anyone who can qualify for free and reduced lunches to fill out the forms. The percentage of students that qualify for free and reduced lunches affects our funding in other areas.


Willy Chambers


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Tracing Information (COVID-19)

It has come to my attention that it may be beneficial to share some information about what is involved in contact tracing. Once we are notified by either the county, an individual, or a family of a COVID-19 positive person we start the contact tracing. The parameters for contact tracing is that we need to start two days before a person became symptomatic. It is very possible that a person did not have symptoms while they were present in the school building or at a school function.

The first thing we do is identify when the person became symptomatic, so we can identify the date we need to go back to begin the contact tracing. We then review the classes and activities the person may be involved in. After identifying the activities, we identify what staff member was in charge and could identify close contacts. The person identifies any other person that would have been within 6 foot of the positive person and then we look at the whole day and assess if the total time of exposure would be 15 minutes or more. We then create a list of all close contacts.

Once a list is created and reviewed, we connect with the county health department to review the contacts and create a plan to mitigate further risk. I then call each person’s family who is considered a close contact. The county follows up with a contact as well.


Willy Chambers