• EVENTS

    This Week

    October 6 - WDMS Volleyball @ Baraboo rescheduled form 10/5
    October 6 - WDMS Football @ Westby
    October 7 - Early Release
    October 8 - WDMS Volleyball vs. Reedsburg  canceled

    October 8 - WDMS Cross Country @ Wyocena

    Future Events


    October 12 - WDMS Volleyball @ Baraboo
    October 13 - WDMS Volleyball vs. Portage
    October 13 - WDMS Football vs. Mauston
    October 19 - WDMS Cross Country @ Reedsburg
    October 20 - WDMS Football vs. Westby
    October 21 - Early Release
    October 22 - Picture Retake Day

     

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    Wisconsin Dells Middle School

     

    Dear Wisconsin Dells Middle School Parents and Families,

    As we get back into the groove of school, I am reminded constantly as I walk through our classrooms and join our virtual classrooms, how much your students are cared for here at Wisconsin Dells Middle School by our fantastic staff. 

    Students will soon be introduced to our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system where they can earn WDMS cards from their teachers. These cards promote our school-wide approach to connect, inspire, and achieve, with everyone, every day. At WDMS, we do this by sharing our Wisdom with others, showing Determination to achieve our goals, being Mindful of how we treat each other, and staying Safe by following our CHAMPS plans. Students earn these cards by engaging in behaviors that demonstrate these qualities. Students will be able to enter these WDMS cards into upcoming drawings for prizes and items like t-shirts, water bottles, etc. We are WD!

    I always look forward to our continued efforts in building a partnership that supports our students. Please contact me at cwhitehurst@sdwd.k12.wi.us, or at (608)253-2467 if I can be of assistance throughout the school year.


    Sincerely,


    Casey Whitehurst 

    Principal, Wisconsin Dells Middle School

    Upcoming Dates

    September 28 - WDMS Volleyball @ Sauk Prairie

    September 28 - WDMS Cross Country @ Lodi


    October 1 - WDMS Volleyball vs. Baraboo

    October 5 - WDMS Volleyball @ Baraboo

    October 6 - WDMS Football @ Westby

    October 7 - Early release - students dismissed at 12:25pm

    October 8 - WDMS Volleyball vs. Reedsburg

    October 8 - WDMS Cross Country @ Wyocena

    October 21 - Early release  - students dismissed at 12:25pm

    October 30 - No school

    Athletic Events Reminder

    A reminder that the South Central Conference Athletic Directors, Principals, and Superintendents have discussed and agreed to conference-wide expectations for all school fall sports. The link to those guidelines is here. I would, however, 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    like to draw attention to the section emphasizing the wearing of masks and social distancing when possible. It reads:

    “Everyone in attendance will be required to follow the state social distancing requirement and mask mandate. If a mask is not worn indoors, a written medical clearance from a doctor must be provided.”

    Even if in disagreement with the expectation or the cause underlying the expectation, please respect our situation and position. We are grateful for any opportunity to provide an interscholastic sports season and do not want to see that jeopardized or lost.

    Switching Learning Options

    We will be unable to accommodate any future changes so our teachers and staff can plan accordingly. Therefore, the choice to attend in-person or virtually is finalized. Families requesting a change will need to wait until the second trimester, which begins on November 30 at Wisconsin Dells Middle School.


    Virtual Learning Families

    Our different grade-level teams will be contacting you if there are any items or materials that need to be distributed to our virtual students. Pick-up times will be between 8:30-10:30am, and 1:30-2:30pm if grade-levels notify you. Thank you for your patience and understanding as this is a new process for all of us.

    A Message From the School Nurse

    Hello School District of Wisconsin Dells families:

     

    Our school district is working closely with our local county health departments and are following specific guidelines to help keep our students and staff safe.  

     

    Due to the pandemic and increasing levels of spread of COVID-19 in our community, we are using a liberal approach when determining whether or not to send students home due to illness. If a student is displaying mild symptoms, it is best to send them home in case it is the beginning of a COVID-19 infection. This decision-making can reduce the risk of the virus transmitting to one or more students or staff in the school. If it is appropriate to send a student home based off of symptoms, it is also required that any siblings who share a household and attend any of our schools must also be sent home. Your student will receive a letter with their specific symptoms and also receive instructions and information  on when the student and their siblings can return to school. 

     

    Students will need to meet certain criteria to be sent home for illness. Symptoms are separated into 2 categories.  The first category includes major symptoms. A student would only need to have one of these symptoms to be sent home.  The second category includes less severe symptoms.  If the student does not have any symptoms from the first category, they would need to have 2 or more of the less severe symptoms to be sent home. 

     

    Please also be aware that when being sent home with illness symptoms, it is highly recommended and encouraged to be tested for COVID-19.  We understand that seasonal allergies and colds are common this time of year.  Testing is still encouraged because COVID-19 can mimic seasonal allergies and the common cold in children and adolescents.

     

    If a student is symptomatic and not tested for COVID-19, they will be required to isolate at home and their siblings will be required to quarantine at home. In these instances, they are considered to be probable positive cases, unless proven differently with a negative test result or alternative diagnosis from their Doctor. If there is an alternative diagnosis, a letter from their Doctor is required. 

     

    If your student is sick and you are keeping them home from school, please notify their school's secretary. If at all possible, speak to a secretary directly over the phone.  They will be able to provide you information on when your student can return to school. 

     

    Our ultimate goal is to keep our community healthy and be able to keep our students in school. Thank you for your help and understanding.  

     

    Michelle Jenkins, BSN, RN  

    District Nurse | School District of Wisconsin Dells

    608.253.1461 ext. 6200  |  mjenkins@sdwd.k12.wi.us 

     

    Reminders for the School Year

    Here are some simple reminders for the school year:

      • WDMS Start Time: 8:00am, students should arrive no earlier than 7:30am
      • WDMS Dismissal Time: 3:25pm
      • Breakfast: Served between 7:30-7:55am
    • Dropoff and Pickup
        • 6th grade - South parking lot school side (old parking lot for high school students)
        • 7th grade - Race Street school side
        • 8th grade - Race Street school side
    • Entrance doors
        • 6th grade - South doors
        • 7th grade - West doors by main office
        • 8th grade - West doors by main office
    • Dismissal doors
        • 6th grade - South doors
        • 7th grade - West doors by the library/tennis courts
        • 8th grade - West doors by the main office
    • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
      • Stay home if you are sick
      • Wear your face covering
      • Wash your hands
      • Watch your distance
      • Practice personal hygiene
     
     

     

  • Non-Discrimination Notice

    The School District of Wisconsin Dells does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, religion, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap in its education programs or activities.  Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap.  The Wisconsin Fair Employment Law also prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of creed, marital status, ancestry, arrest record or conviction record, or sexual orientation. Individual School Board Policies can be found at: http://www.neola.com/wisdells-wi/

    Individuals requiring the assistance of auxiliary aids or special accommodations because of a disability are asked to contact the individual school administrator or the Director of Pupil Services at least 24 hours prior to the event to arrange for appropriate accommodations.

    The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA,), Director of Pupil Services: and Special Education can be reached at:300 Vine St.Wisconsin Dells, WI 53949 Phone:  (608) 253-2467 Ext 2106 e-mail: dsine@sdwd.k12.wi.us

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