South Shore School District

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Update on School Status During the Pandemic

posted May, 2020

Hello South Shore School District Residents:

Here is an update regarding our situation at South Shore in light of the ongoing pandemic.  Wisconsin school buildings are still to remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year. The Wisconsin Governor has issued a “Safer at Home” order that extends up to May 26, 2020. This order was recently overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. However, the order closing school buildings through June 30, 2020, was not altered. Therefore, as far as we know, we will continue with our online/alternative schooling for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
As of this printing, no physical summer school will be offered in 2020. We will be offering a few sectionals of virtual summer school (driver education, writing club, book club). Details will be sent to the students regarding dates/times, etc.
Graduation ceremonies are set for Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 1:00 PM. This will be a ceremony allowed by DPI at that date (face-to-face, or drive in/through, depending on what is allowed).
Hopefully we will be able to have the building open for students this fall, beginning September 1, 2020. However, we have received no word that this is allowed as of yet. We will keep you updated each month in the newsletter regarding this possibility. I am hearing different viewpoints from experts on an almost daily basis and the only thing I have determined from this is that no one really knows what is going to happen.
It is my hope that all residents are well and coping with this strange situation that we are all in.  I wish you all the best. Also, new guidelines for schools might be issued soon (probably before this document is received in your mailboxes), so things may change.

Clendon Gustafson, District Administrator



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South Shore School located in Port Wing Wisconsin is on the south shore of the "Big Lake", Lake Superior. The District was founded in 1895. It was the first consolidated school district in Wisconsin. Today at South Shore School District, school and community work together to inspire life-long learning and develop successful, creative and compassionate people.

Mission Statement "South Shore Schools exist to provide an environment in which students, parents, staff, and community members work together to encourage lifelong learning, and support students' education and efforts to develop their potential as successful, creative and compassionate people."

We're So Proud! We have received recognition as a "New Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition" for eleven years in a row in the Elementary School and for ten years in a row for the Jr/Sr High School.  Our school report card scores are consistently high, among the very best scores in the State. For the 2018-19 school year the elementary school received a score of "excellent, exceeds expectations" and the secondary received a score of "meets expectations".


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