COVID-19 Resource Center
April 3rd, 2020
Latest Update 3:45 pm
The following message was sent by Ms. Challoner, Elementary Principal, on the afternoon of April 3rd, 2020. Please open the pdf below.
April 2nd, 2020
Last Update 2:42 pm
The following message was sent by Mr. Robinson on the afternoon of April 2nd, 2020.
Greetings Frederic Families,
On behalf of the entire Frederic staff, we hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out this afternoon to point you to the attachment in the corresponding email messenger, and to our website for the latest information regarding the school closure and COVID-19. The email attachment contains detailed information that will help us move forward together. Because the health emergency remains so fluid, we are regularly receiving updates from state and federal sources. We will continue to share relevant information with families, via messengers like this and the website. Parents and Guardians, email will be the primary form of communication, so please be sure we have up-to-date contact information in our system.
Now, to any Frederic students that may hear this message, we miss you! I’m speaking for the entire staff on this one and I’m speaking to every individual student we have. Not having you in the buildings is really tough. But then I talk with teachers and support staff who are having regular communications with you, and I see their excitement and joy, and it lifts our spirits. Students, stay engaged. Stay home. Be safe. And know that we are thinking of all of you.
Enjoy your day Frederic Families.
The letter below was attached to the email sent on April 2nd, 2020.
For a PDF of the letter please open the link below.
March 24th, 2020
Update 10:06 am
The following message was sent by Mr.Robinson on the evening of March 23rd, 2020 regarding Monday and Tuesday's deliveries.
Good evening Frederic Vikings!
I'm reaching out to follow up on our first day of meal deliveries for our families. We made 98 stops, serving 329 kids, and we delivered 640 meals. For the most part things went pretty smoothly today. The actual delivery time took about 90 minutes. Tomorrow's deliveries are expected to take longer because we are dropping off learning resources to additional students, along with the meal deliveries. This means many more stops tomorrow. We want to thank our families for their continued patience as we navigate the process. I know Governor Evers will be communicating a new "stay at home" order tomorrow. We do not know the details of that order, or how it will impact our efforts to continue to serve students, but our goals at this point are simple. We want to keep providing meals, learning resources, and connecting with our students regularly. We miss them.
Thank you and have a good night.
March 23rd, 2020
Update 11:00 am
The following is the recording of the voice message sent from Ms. Erin on the evening of March 22nd, 2020.
March 18th, 2020
The following is an email message that was sent from Mr. Robinson on the evening of March 17th.
Good evening Frederic Families, this is a reminder about the meal delivery and internet access questionnaire, located on the district website. The questionnaire link is located in the letter under COVID 19 Resources. If you would rather call your school’s office to provide your responses to this short questionnaire that is perfectly fine. We would like to have all responses by noon on Wednesday so we can continue planning for the upcoming school closure. Thus far, we have 142 household responses, and that’s awesome, but we are hoping for even more! Our staff is working diligently to support continuity of learning with our students. We want to stay connected during the closure. Students, families, and staff all find ourselves in new territory with the closure and that brings about many unexpected challenges for all of us. There are some opportunities as well. Our hope is that we can continue to learn and grow together, both from a student learning perspective and from a staff development perspective as well. Tomorrow is the last of physically attending school until at least April 6. Let’s have a great day that helps us transition into being remote learners and teachers. Have a great night. ~Josh
March 16th, 2020
Updated 07:53 pm
Please see the letter below, titled School Closure information and Questionnaire, for the lastest communication from Mr. Robinson. If you are experiencing technical issues filling out the survey please contact our Communication Coordinator, Cecilia Pardun (715) 220-0871.
March 14th, 2020
Updated 1:52 pm
The Frederic School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students and community members. The Frederic School District has created several committees that are pulling together resources in order to best support our students and community during this time. We understand people are concerned and may feel stressed about the situation. Our district Superintendent Josh Robinson is in communication with the Polk County Health Department, WI Department of Health Services, Center for Disease Control, and the Department of Public Instruction.
We understand that the school closures will cause strain on our families and community members. We will continue to add updates and resources to this page as they become available.
March 13th, 2020
Updated 8:37 pm
The Frederic School District would like to clarify we are suspending all on-site non-academic events beginning immediately. Classes will continue as scheduled 3/16, 3/17, and 3/18. Sessions will be suspended beginning 3/19 resulting from an order issued from Governor Tony Evers today. Please see the information below directly from https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/2019-novel-coronavirus.
March 13th, 2020
Updated 4:45 pm
On Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm to issue a statewide closure of all public and private schools for pupil instruction and extracurricular activities as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The mandated closure of schools will begin on Wednesday, March 18, with an anticipated reopening on April 6. The date of reopening is subject to change and districts may choose to close earlier if they elect to do so.
For more information and available resources on COVID-19, visit the DPI's Student Services/Prevention Wellness.
March 13th, 2020
Updated 02:05 pm
We want to continue to provide you with the latest information about the coronavirus. We are closely monitoring reports and our staff members continue to be in contact with the Polk County Department of Public Health.
For basic questions involving COVID-19, please refer to the guidance and recommendations that are being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
We are unaware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Frederic School District. According to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), spending time in the same indoor environment as persons known to have COVID-19 is considered to represent a low risk of exposure to the virus. While the risk to others is considered low, we cannot know for sure that there is absolutely no risk.
The Frederic School District has a plan in place to address COVID-19 if it spreads to our staff and students. As part of this plan, the School District will be following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Polk County Public Health, and WI Department of Public Instruction.
As confirmed cases are identified closer to our Frederic community, the Frederic School District will closely monitor the health and attendance of our students and staff.
We recognize this may cause anxiety among our families and we will do our best to address your concerns. We are committed to ensuring students are supported with love, compassion, and care.
The CDC provides the following:
While the immediate risk of this new virus is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help respond to this emerging public health threat:
- It is currently influenza and respiratory disease season. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing – throw the tissue away immediately after you use it. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your inside elbow area.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based (60-95%) hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
- If you get flu-like symptoms, stay home from school, work, and social gatherings to prevent others from getting ill.
- If you have a fever of 100 degrees or above, you should stay home.
- Your fever should be gone for a full 24 hours, without using a fever-reducing medication, before returning to work.
You can get additional information about coronavirus from the following websites and resources:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- WI Department of Health Services
- Polk County Public Health Department– 715.485.8400