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Superintendent Update - 6-1-20
Tammy Oliver
Monday, June 01, 2020

Superintendent Update 6/1/2020

We were very fortunate last Friday night for our graduation celebration that the weather turned out to be almost perfect for the parade and walk across the bridge. Overwhelmingly I have heard nothing but positive remarks about the events last Friday.  Although in no way did it replace the traditional ceremony, it was a great ending to the year for our seniors. 

This is the last week of instruction with school finishing up traditionally with the half day this Wednesday.  At 12:30, we will be having a staff parade around the district. The purpose of the parade is to show staff the expanse of our district and the reach of our education through the Distant Learning Plan (DLP)   We will be going through the following communities and areas in this order following our departure at 12:30.  We will go down main street past the hospital and over the interstate and head south to Meire Grove, Greenwald and Spring Hill.  We will then head back west northwest to New Munich then to Freeport.  The final leg of our journey will take us north out of Freeport to St. Rosa and continue to head north along the east side of Big Birch Lake and then south between Big Birch and Little Birch and then work our way east and then south back to the school. Especially this time of year we live in a very  beautiful and geographically diverse district.  

We continue to receive guidance from MDE for our summer programming.  It appears as of today that we may be able to start some of our programs by July 6.  We will be able to do some virtual programs until then.  Please watch our website for any updates on these programs. 

This will be the last of my weekly COVID-19 updates for this year.  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has made our DLP a success.  We know that it has been difficult.  However we know that if we all work together we can overcome any challenge. I am not sure what next fall will look like at this time.  Whatever we do, we will continue to serve our students with an outstanding level of education to make them ready for the next phase in their life. 

Have a great summer!  Please be safe in your travels.

Greg Winter, Superintendent