Wilson Elementary School
On Wednesday, October 14, the Mequon-Thiensville School District announced that, due to an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and those that are affected as close contacts in the school, Wilson Elementary would be shifting to a distance learning scenario for all students, effective Monday, October 19.
Temporarily shifting to distance learning in response to school-based cases of COVID-19 is important in our concerted efforts to stop the spread of the virus. Educators at Wilson Elementary School are prepared to provide a high-quality distance learning experience for our students. Teacher(s) or a member of Wilson's administrative team will follow up with more details soon.
The safety and wellbeing of students and staff members remains our highest priority as we navigate this public health crisis and we believe the safest path forward is to temporarily close Wilson Elementary School from on campus learning. We continue to follow sound protocols aligned with guidance and support from local health officials to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our students and staff members.
We expect on campus learning to resume for our students on Thursday, October 29, 2020. This will depend on our ability to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, and the availability of our students and staff members. We will provide regular updates as we continue to monitor the situation.
Ready to Come Back!
We are excited to welcome Wilson's on campus learners back to school on Thursday, October 29! Please remember to continue practicing mitigation procedures so that we can keep our schools open.
On Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, Wilson Elementary School staff worked remotely to allow our buildings and grounds department and cleaning staff to deep clean the building. All areas of the building were cleaned and disinfected, with a focus on frequently touched surfaces.
The decision to temporarily close Wilson from on campus instruction was made following a review of the school's data associated with the availability of students and staff members. An increase in the number of individuals infected with COVID-19 led to an increased number of individuals affected by the virus. In other words, the number of individuals determined to be close contacts this week led to a substantial number of teachers and students unable to participate in on campus instruction. As a school and district, we have a responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and educators. A temporary shift to distance learning in response to school-based cases of COVID-19 and an increased number of those needing to quarantine at home, is important in our concerted efforts to stop the spread of the virus. This is a temporary closure and we expect to resume on campus learning on Thursday, October 29.
Monitor Your Symptoms
As a reminder, the primary symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- shortness of breath
- fever or chills
- sore throat
- abdominal pain
- body aches
- loss of taste or smell
If your student begins to experience symptoms, please consult a healthcare provider and notify the school office at 262-238-4600.