Please access the most recent information about the impact of COVID-19 on our school community at www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/SchoolClosure.
With the recently elevated discussion regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take time to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our processes and methods of communication.
It is important to note that practicing everyday preventive actions is the most effective way of halting the spread of illness or disease.
We encourage our students, staff members, and families to be mindful of the key preventive actions listed below. Parents and guardians, please reinforce these practices with your child:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- What is COVID-19?
- What are some key preventive actions I can take?
- What preventive actions is MTSD taking?
- When should I keep my child home from school?
- Is it a possibility that school could be closed if the risk to public health grows?
- Will teaching and learning be expected to continue virtually should school be closed?
- Would co-curricular programs and recreation department programs be suspended if schools were closed?
- Would childcare be available through Kids' Campus if school was closed?
- Are overnight field trips being canceled?
The Mequon-Thiensville School District prides itself in providing an educational environment that is free of harassment in any form and is committed to protecting our students and stakeholders from any form of physical or verbal abuse. Anyone can report an incident of harassment, bullying, or a safety concern using our SAFETY REPORTING FORM.
Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19, are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma toward people, places, or things. For example, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others.