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SDMF School Reopening

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. We are hoping to make decisions on whether or not to cancel events three to four weeks ahead of time. If you have questions about a specific school event, please call your child’s school.

SDMF Instructional Models for 2020-2021 Start


SDMF Update | In-Person & Hybrid Model Details

The School District of Menomonee Falls will begin the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid model until October 2, 2020. In the hybrid model, all students, except those who chose the fully-virtual option, will return to in-person learning two or three days each week, depending on the week. The first week of school, September 1, will be used to help prepare students with the new protocols and routines. Students will begin synchronous learning in the hybrid model starting on September 8, 2020. Synchronous learning is when learning occurs for students at the same time, but not in the same place.

In the hybrid model, students at each school will be divided alphabetically by last names into two groups - Group A and Group B. Siblings and/or family members who live in the same household will be scheduled in the same group. Expect information from your child’s principal next week identifying your child's group.

During in-person learning, students will experience learning through direct instruction, small group work, and individual application. When students attend via a live video-conference, they will experience learning through direct instruction and individual practice/application. When possible, students will participate in small group work. Students will experience both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Asynchronous learning means, students learn the same material at different times and locations. Feedback for students will be prioritized to guide their learning.

Elementary parents who chose in-person/hybrid should plan to attend an informational session (online) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17.

North Middle School parents who chose in-person/hybrid should plan to attend an information session (online) on August 12:

6th Grade Families: 9 a.m. or 5 p.m.
7th Grade Families: 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.
8th Grade Families: 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.

Parents who chose the fully-virtual option received communication inviting them to attend a required orientation (virtual) with several options on August 19 and August 20:

Elementary Fully-Virtual Parent/Guardian Orientation:
Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. OR Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Middle and High School Fully-Virtual Parent/Guardian Orientation:
Wednesday, August 19 at 6 p.m. OR Thursday, August 20 at 10 a.m.

Please visit SDMF In-Person/Hybrid and the SDMF Fully-Virtual web pages for additional information. If you have additional questions regarding reopening SDMF schools, please email

Please check out FAQ section on this page. If you have additional questions, please email

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
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all travel to China.