LAKELAND SCHOOL RETURN: Back to School (Fall 2021) Plan

Lakeland School Return - Back to School Plan (revised 1/5/22)

Lakeland School of Walworth County is committed to being as safely and widely open as possible while preserving the integrity and quality of our academic mission. Lakeland School is committed to supporting our families and staff, providing a safe instructional environment, and delivering the best possible student experience given the current circumstances. Every reasonable attempt will be made to uphold our long-standing commitment to meeting the individual needs of our students. However, Lakeland School recognizes there may be necessary changes to activities and settings over this year that may impact our traditions. Lakeland intends for the 2021-2022 school year to be full time, in person, 5 days a week to provide a high quality educational experience to our students.

The health and safety of students, employees, and community members is the utmost priority as we return for the 2021- 2022 school year.  Lakeland School continues to utilize data provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Wisconsin, Walworth County Board of Supervisors, Walworth County Health Department, and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to guide the decision-making processes related to the school.

We ask all members of the school’s community to embrace the guidelines contained in this document and to contribute to a school environment that is safe for all. The guidelines mentioned in this document are meant to serve as universal practices to apply in various situations throughout our school. Contact information is provided throughout for additional clarification or questions. 

As you read this, it is understandable to have mixed feelings and lots of questions. Although we are learning our new normal, most would agree that a face-to-face environment is far more effective for student learning and will better meet the social-emotional needs of our students.

Your patience and flexibility in the weeks and months ahead will be paramount. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is not yet over; however, we are optimistic that this year we can move into a new phase that allows us to slowly return to some of our previous traditions. 

We are extremely grateful for all of your efforts over the last year and a half. We can’t say thank you enough for your commitment to support Lakeland students and staff. 

Lakeland Administrative Team

This document is subject to updates, changes, and additions as further information, clarifications, and requirements are received. 

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