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We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unknown timeframe of the COVID-19 situation. The SDMF will assess event cancellations and communicate information with you as soon as decisions are made. If you have questions about a specific school event, please call your child’s school.

SDMF Instructional Models for 2020-2021


Archived updates are posted in the Communication Archive below.

January 29, 2021

It was exciting to have so many students back in our classrooms this week as we transitioned NMS and MFHS to full-time, face-to-face instruction. Thank you to our students, employees, and community for helping us achieve this milestone.

Data on our COVID-19 metrics pages indicate that we remain healthy. Thank you for your continued partnership, flexibility, and adherence to mitigation efforts to help keep our schools safe and open for students to learn.

Regardless of what action the state government takes regarding the mask mandate, SDMF will continue to require students and staff to wear masks. This policy was intentionally written based on the threat of the pandemic. We are confident that masks are critical to our continued health, and our policy will remain in place, requiring masks until the national pandemic passes. Masks wearing is one of our most important mitigation strategies. Strict use of masks in combination with those other strategies has allowed us to continue serving students in our schools this year.

Another important layer of our mitigation is the bi-polar ionization system in our school buildings and the Community Center. The board of education's decision to invest in the bi-polar ionization system has lasting effects beyond COVID, as it also eliminates pathogens caused by the flu, viruses, and mold.

Students are doing an excellent job managing their mitigation actions. Please continue to use responsible mitigation practices outside of school to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

As COVID-19 concerns continue to evolve around the world, we will consistently monitor the situation and take direction from the Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department and the CDC. Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department currently identifies Visit the CDC webpage for additional information about COVID-19.

We will continue to provide families and staff with updates on COVID-19, and share additional information or guidelines provided by public health officials. Thank you for your support and partnership as we work together to maintain a healthy learning environment.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Result

To report a positive COVID-19 result or for questions specific to exposure, quarantine, or isolation, please email, and one of our school nurses will follow-up with you. Please wear a mask, practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently, and stay home when feeling sick.