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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Kimberly Area School District is providing meals to all children during school closure. Meals are free to all children 18 years or younger. 

Who: Children 18 years or younger. 
What: Lunch and an optional breakfast for the following day. 
When: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Where: Pick ups are available at Kimberly High School or Westside Elementary School. 

Kimberly High School
1662 E. Kennedy Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136

Westside Elementary School 
746 W. Third Street
Kimberly, WI 54136


March 16, 2020

Dear KASD Families, 

Kimberly Area School District will be closing as of 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Outagamie County Public Health (OCPH) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Outagamie County. Although the Kimberly Area School District does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our schools it is in the best interest of students, staff and the community to close today. 

Please see below for our learning plan during the closure. You will also be receiving this information directly from your school. If you have any additional questions, please contact your school directly. We care about your child, your family, and our community. During this closure, we are here to help support you.

These decisions have not been made lightly but in the best interest of the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your support and patience during these unusual circumstances.

Sincerely, 

Robert S. Mayfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


District Learning Plan

As you know the district is closing due to the novel coronavirus. We know that many of you are asking, “What does this mean for my child and learning?” We care about your child, your family, and our community. During this closure we are here to help support you through online learning. Please see below for our learning plan per grade level:

4K - Grade 1
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, each day your homeroom teacher will email you a list of activities to help keep your child learning. These activities will be both pencil and paper as well as online. They will be from all content areas. We will keep the learning expectations very reasonable. We know that many of you are working and have multiple children. If you do not have a device (i.e. a computer), the district is working on getting one for you. The district is also working on a way to get supplies and books to you during the closure.  If your child receives special education services, your child's case manager will connect with you individually with the plan for services during the school closure. Please continue to read your email daily and check Infinite Campus for updates. Please stay healthy, and follow the advice of our local health department. Together we can make it through this!

Grade 2 - Grade 4
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, teachers will be communicating with your child through Google classroom. During the day today, we worked with your child on how to access this online platform. Google classroom is accessed through your child’s school email account. Please make sure you know how to log into this email (your child will need to give you their login and password). This will help you stay on top of what is being asked of your child during our closure. The learning expectations during this time will be very reasonable. We know that many of you are working and have multiple children. If you do not have a device (i.e. a computer), the district is working on getting one for you. The district is also working on a way to help children regularly get books.  The district is also working on a plan to provide technology support for students and parents. If your child receives special education services, your child's case manager will connect with you individually with the plan for services during the school closure. Please continue to read your email daily and check Infinite Campus for updates. Please stay healthy, and follow the advice of our local health department. Together we can make it through this!

Grade 5 - Grade 8 
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, teachers will be communicating with your child through Google classroom.  During the day today, we worked with your child on how to access this online platform. Google classroom is accessed through your child’s school email account. Please make sure you know how to log into this email. This will help you stay on top of what is being asked of your child during our closure. The learning expectations during this time will be very reasonable. You will be receiving more specifics regarding teaching and learning expectations in the upcoming days.  We know that many of you are working and have multiple children. If you do not have a device (i.e. a computer), the district is working on getting one for you. The district is also working on a way to help children regularly get books. The district is also working on a plan to provide technology support for students and parents. If your child receives special education services, your child's case manager will connect with you individually with the plan for services during the school closure. Please continue to read your email daily and check Infinite Campus for updates. Please stay healthy, and follow the advice of our local health department. Together we can make it through this!

Grade 9 - Grade 12
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, teachers will be communicating with your child through Google classroom.  Your child is already familiar with how to use Google classroom, and during the day today, we worked on how they can be best prepared for online instruction. Google classroom is accessed through your child’s school email account. If you would like to know what is being assigned, please ask your child to share their login to this email. The learning expectations during this time will be very reasonable, however there is an expectation that students are engaging in every class every day. You will be receiving more specifics regarding teaching and learning expectations in the upcoming days.  We know that many of you are working and have multiple children. If you do not have a device (i.e. a computer), the district is working on getting one for you. The district is also working on a way to help children regularly get books. The district is also working on a plan to provide technology support for students and parents. If your child receives special education services, your child's case manager will connect with you individually with the plan for services during the school closure. Please continue to read your email daily and check Infinite Campus for updates. Please stay healthy, and follow the advice of our local health department. Together we can make it through this!

March 13, 2020

Dear KASD Families, 

As I am sure you are all aware, Governor Evers ordered the closure of all K-12 Wisconsin schools, public and private, as part of our efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The mandated closure will begin on Wednesday, March 18.

Currently, the Kimberly Area School District does not have a confirmed case of coronavirus or COVID-19 in our schools; but it is important that our families and staff know that KASD is keeping track of this situation.

School will be held Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17. During this time, we will be preparing students for the transition to online learning. Please know we are committed to providing available resources to support our families and more information will be shared next week.  

As a parent, you make the final decision on whether your child should attend school. Please consult with your healthcare provider for their recommendations if you feel your child is at greater health risk from contracting the COVID-19 virus. 

We will continue to seek information and guidance from our local, state, and national officials as we move forward. Please continue to check our district website at www.kimberly.k12.wi.us/updates and your emails regularly for updates going forward.

These decisions have not been made lightly but in the best interest of the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your support and patience during these unusual circumstances.

Robert S. Mayfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

March 12, 2020

Dear KASD Families:

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) status and working with local and state health officials. Each day the status of the virus changes significantly. Currently, the Kimberly Area School District does not have a confirmed case of coronavirus or COVID-19 in our schools; but it is important that our families and staff know that KASD is keeping track of this situation.

Due to the changing status of COVID-19, Governor Evers announced a Public Health Emergency to highlight the potential for the significant spread of the virus.  

We will be reviewing recommendations from State and local health officials daily to determine the impact on our schools and your families. You can find the State recommendations here https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm.

The district is preparing a plan for a potential closing should it be necessary. We will provide you detailed information should we need to close a specific school or district. In the meantime, a survey will be sent to your home to determine internet access and computer access for your child. Please complete the survey upon receipt.

As a parent, you make the final decision on whether your child should attend school. Please consult with your healthcare provider for their recommendations if you feel your child is at greater health risk from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Your school nurse will help you address absences due to staying home for health reasons.

Please join me in taking recommended precautions as we work through this challenging issue. The district has put together a webpage to provide you up to date district status reports and COVID-19 resources at https://www.kimberly.k12.wi.us/updates

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Robert S. Mayfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

March 4, 2020

Dear KASD Families:

Kimberly Area School District values the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. We work
daily to promote safe and healthy schools. This is always our priority.

Our school health services staff continue to work with school administrators to plan and respond to emerging communicable disease concerns, including COVID-19, following the guidance of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).  KASD’s plan for pandemic influenza has been reviewed and our District is prepared to respond with the guidance of our local public health department if needed. 

A continued theme from the CDC is that it is currently flu season and getting vaccinated for influenza, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed is recommended.

Here are some of the CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.  If you have flu like symptoms (persistent cough, sore throat, temperature greater than 100.4), contact your health care provider.  You should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Links to the Centers for Disease Control information about COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Links to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services information about COVID-19:
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

Link to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction webpage:
https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/2019-novel-coronavirus

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving and changing. We plan to keep you informed as needed.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse or principal.

Sincerely,

Robert S. Mayfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools