This morning Governor Evers announced that Wisconsin schools will be closed until at least April 24. He also issued a “Safer At Home” order that requires additional non-essential businesses to close and that bans non-essential travel. 

Educational institutions implementing virtual learning are considered essential, so we expect to move forward with our plans to ensure students have digital devices. We know many of you have questions about this. We hear you and we are working hard to finalize details. 

We’ve heard from some families that you did not receive the survey on Monday. If you did not receive the survey, please know that: 

  • We are only sending one survey per household, so not every parent/guardian will receive a survey. 
  • Some are reporting that the email sent Monday went into their junk/spam folders. If no one in your household received the email, please check there. 
  • There was an issue Monday evening with the software resulting in the text message not going out. We are working with our vendor to resolve this ASAP. 

We’ll also be posting this update on all school Facebook pages. 

We learned some positive news today! AVID, the prestigious non-profit college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college announced today that Madison East High School has been recognized as an AVID National Demonstration School and re-validated through the 2022-23 school year.  The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. Congratulations to East High School!

As always, take good care of yourselves and others. We will get through this together.  #MMSDFamily