Coronavirus Information for Schools

AWSA Events:

AWSA has and will continue to adjust our professional learning opportunities to fit members' needs during this health emergency.  You can find information on AWSA academies, conferences, and coaching in the Professional Learning Catalog or upcoming events page of the website.

AWSA Forums

AWSA, along with education leaders from around the state, will begin posting templates and plans for their schools and districts in the AWSA Member Forums. We encourage AWSA members to look over these plans, post their own, and/or ask any questions they may have. 

All AWSA members have access to the Member Forums. If you are having trouble joining or posting in any of our Forums, please contact our Communications and Technology Coordinator Jena Sebald at [email protected]

Communication Support

The Donovan Group, which provides communication support to AWSA members, has created a webpage for information and guidance on how you can best communicate with parents, staff, students and community members regarding the coronavirus issue.

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available regarding confirmed U.S. cases of coronavirus. If you have any further questions we encourage you to contact the Donovan Group at 414-409-7225 or at [email protected].

Announcements

The state Supreme Court struck down the Evers administration’s latest stay-at-home order, ruling it should’ve been issued as a rule to give lawmakers oversight of the process.  GOP lawmakers, who filed the suit, had asked the court for an injunction preventing enforcement of the order, but to stay that to provide time to work out a deal with the administration.  But the Court did not provide a stay.
The court ruling does NOT impact the order for schools to remain closed for the rest of this year (June 30).

Links to Resources

Free Online Resources That Can be Sources of Activities and Inspiration

Ideas for Home Learning 

  • Send books home with students and/or print out articles, poetry, and writing prompts.
  • Assign a long-term research-based project aligned to multiple standards.
  • Put together learning packets to review or enhance material already taught. 
  • Assign simple science projects that could be done at home. 
  • Review textbooks and print the supplemental lessons that one often does not have time to do in class. 
  • Use any online resources available to teachers and print assignments to do at home. 
  • Have students write reflection essays about a movie watched or a book read and scaffold the assignment for different age ranges.
  • If your school district is providing grab-and-go meals or meal delivery, make take-home packets available at the same location or through the same delivery mechanism.