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SDMF Forward Together

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.

Fully-Virtual Registration - Semester 2

Registration for the second semester fully-virtual option will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 16 and close at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020. Students enrolled in

Students in fully-virtual for semester 1 who do not register for virtual semester 2 will be rostered back into hybrid/face-to-face/virtual instruction. Students who would like to continue in virtual, must register for second semester virtual.

SDMF Instructional Models for 2020-2021


Temporary Shift to Virtual Learning Nov. 30-Dec. 4 | November 18, 2020

As we monitor COVID-19 cases in the community and its impact on our schools, we have decided to move to a virtual learning model in grades 4K-12 for the week following Thanksgiving break, November 30 - December 4, 2020, to help reduce the increasing community burden rate. Students will continue in their current learning model next week, November 23 and 24, 2020. November 30 remains a scheduled day off of school for students and a workday for teachers.

Today’s review of our internal and external COVID-19 metrics dashboard indicates that SDMF staff impact is at a moderately high level and student impact is at a moderate level. The proactive plan to switch to virtual learning following Thanksgiving break will help to reduce the impact we see with gatherings for positive cases, quarantine, and community spread.


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