LAKELAND SCHOOL RETURN: Back to School Plan
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 in the fall that may impact our traditions. What is absolutely clear is that the 2020-2021 school year will be disruptive for everyone. To return to school in person, school will be different.
The health and safety of students, employees, and community members is the utmost priority as we prepare to return for the fall 2020 trimester. Lakeland School continues to develop practices and to work on phases of reopening, mirroring guidelines in the Education Forward Safely and Successfully Reopening Wisconsin Schools. Extensions or modifications of these guidelines should be anticipated. Lakeland School will 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 Education 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. Though the plans presented are far from “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 far from over; however, we are optimistic that this fall we can start a new phase that allows us to start the return to Face-to-Face Instruction.
We are extremely grateful for all of your efforts since early March. 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.