Forward Together: 2021-2022 School Year
The SDMF will continue to consistently monitor the situation and take direction from the Waukesha County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Anytime we have 15% of an educational unit (classroom, grade level, middle school house, or school) with an infectious disease we are required to consult with the county and respond as needed. That could result in a temporary shift to virtual learning and other changes. At 10% we are watching closely and taking internal steps as well.
Strong plans are able to adjust to changes while providing a framework that is defined, yet flexible. We will continue to monitor COVID data throughout the year and will adjust as needed should transmission rates increase in our schools, and/or public health orders change. We will continue to provide families and staff with updates on COVID-19, and share additional information or guidelines provided by public health officials.
May 16, 2022 | CDC Lifts Mask Mandate
As we near the end of the school year, among a bump in COVID-19 cases throughout the state and nation, it’s important to remember the COVID-19 protocols the School District of Menomonee Falls has in place. If you or anyone if your household tests positive, please use the COVID-19 reporting form to notify the SDMF COVID response team. It’s also important to remember to support our schools by keeping students home when they are ill.
Positive case: We will follow the protocols as described by CDC (5 days isolation 5 days mask). Virtual instruction will no longer be provided. The student will be provided support and accommodated to get back to school successfully similar to how they are supported for all illnesses and sicknesses. The staff will work with the student to provide grace when necessary for extended illnesses.
Exposure and Close Contact: As a district, we do not have a system in place to maintain virtual instruction and communication for quarantined. In addition, for other communicable diseases, those exposed are not impacted. Moving forward students will not quarantine based on exposure.
Communication: As with all communicable diseases, we will send out notifications when a classroom or unit is at a 15% threshold.
The image below outlines the mitigation protocol. The SDMF will consistently review student impact, staff impact, and burden rate - the scale of community transmission - adjust as needed.