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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.



Throughout the pandemic, SDMF has honored our commitment to maximize face-to-face instruction. Despite COVID-19, we've kept students healthy and allowed them to thrive in our classrooms and their activities. We have stayed focused on what matters most.

It has been a challenging year, and although many of us are eager to stop wearing masks, the mask requirement will continue through the end of the school year for SDMF students and staff. This aligns with Waukesha County Public Health which recommends that masks continue to be required during the 2020-21 school year. The new guidance from the CDC eliminates face masks indoors only for fully vaccinated people. The majority of our students have not been fully vaccinated. This will allow us to meet the obligations to all families that selected an instructional model based on our existing mitigation strategies.

We have decided to make masks recommended, not required, after the 2020-21 school year. This will include all Falls Summer Academy courses and Community Education and Recreation programs. This change will eliminate our Communicable Diseases-COVID-19 Procedure 453.4.2 mandating masks for all students and staff. With the COVID-19 burden rates continuing to decline and vaccination rates increasing everyday, summer is the right time to take this next step together. The summer will afford us an opportunity to guide students through this new environment where not every student is wearing a mask. Our roots in Continuous Improvement have taught us to start small whenever possible. Read more...

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