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MTSD Covid-19 Testing Location Holiday Hours

Beginning Wednesday, Dec 23rd, the testing location at Homestead High School will have limited hours over the holiday break.

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, the MTSD's COVID-19 testing location will have reduced hours for the holiday break. The site will be open on Dec. 23rd from 8 a.m.- noon, and on Dec 27 & 28th from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. It will re-open for regular hours from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3rd. For more information or to register for a test, visit: https://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/covid-testing

 

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Face Coverings Required Indoors for all Individuals

Due to the high level of Covid community transmission, face coverings are now required indoors for all individuals regardless of vaccination status or grade level.

This school year, the Mequon-Thiensville School District has implemented layered COVID-19 mitigation strategies approved by the MTSD Board of Education in August 2021. The MTSD COVID-19 Mitigation Levels are based on the level of community transmission (burden) in Ozaukee County provided by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department (WOPHD) on its public-facing COVID-19 dashboard. MTSD uses this information, along with our internal positive case data, as a guide in determining whether the district should undergo a shift in mitigation strategies as outlined by our COVID-19 Mitigation Levels chart. 

Internally, the District is managing the highest number of positive cases across our school buildings that we have seen since the start of the school year. Additionally, on the evening of Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the WOPHD dashboard indicated that the level of community transmission has reached 419.2. This means that beginning on Thursday, December 16, face coverings are required indoors for all individuals in the school environment regardless of vaccination status or grade level.

As a reminder, per updated guidance provided by the WOPHD, quarantine is not required for students who are identified as close contact to a positive case of COVID-19 when both students are wearing a face covering. Close contacts will continue to be documented and communications will be sent. In order to drop back down to the HIGH-risk level and optional face-covering requirements in Grades 7-12, the Ozaukee County burden level would need to register below 350 for 14 consecutive calendar days. Appropriate communication will be shared accordingly as that date is tracked.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this shift in mitigation level, please contact your building principal directly for support. We are grateful for your cooperation and understanding as we continue navigating the ongoing pandemic, together.

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Attention 8th Grade Parents - HHS Class Registration Information

Incoming Freshman class schedules are due in January

Believe it or not, HHS class registration for next year is right around the corner.

In January, incoming Freshmen will need to submit their class schedules to the HHS student counseling office. BUT DON'T WORRY, SteffenENGAGE is here to help!

Our parent meeting on Thursday, December 16, as noted above will include guest speaker, Eric Ebert, HHS Principal. Mr. Ebert will explain the process, answer questions and help ease the transition. Watch for a short survey to pre-submit questions

There will also be an incoming freshman academic information night at Homestead on January 10th.

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Art Club Opportunties

Sign up for Steffen Art Club sessions.

Attention Art Lovers! Beginning in January, Mrs. Plammann is offering art club sessions for Steffen Students!

Club ops are limited to 15 people per session, all held in the Steffen Art room from 3:20-5 pm on the days listed. Some have fees, one is free.

All require a permission slip, coming soon in the office.

January Ceramics Club- Tuesdays, Jan 11 & 25

February Ceramics Club- Monday, February 14 & 28

"March Madness" Mural Club - Wednesday, March 2 & 9

April/May "Paint Like a Master" Club - Fridays, April 29 & May 13

Click the link for details: Steffen Art Club Ops 21-22

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Support Steffen with your Holiday Purchases

How it works:

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to our school!

  • Log into AmazonSmile or download the latest version of the Amazon shopping app. Open the app and find settings. Tap on AmazonSmile and follow the instructions to turn on AmazonSmile.
  • Search and select "Steffen Middle School" located in Mequon Wisconsin.
  • After the selection is made, every time you shop on AmazonSmile with your Amazon account you are supporting Steffen PTO.
  • Be sure to bookmark the URL so you use AmazonSmile for every purchase from your computer (not amazon.com).
  • Only purchases made at AmazonSmile are eligible for donations.

Questions? contact ptosteffen@gmail.com . Thank you in advance for your donation!

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