Baldwin-Woodville Area School District

Educating our Future Leaders

Baldwin-Woodville Area School District

550 Hwy 12, Baldwin, WI 54002 - Phone: 715-684-3411

Updated March 15, 2020

Dear Baldwin-Woodville Families and Staff,

The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and changing.  School, along with JR Hawks daycare program, will be closed starting on Wednesday, March 18, through Sunday, April 5. Staff will report on Wednesday, March 18.  Starting on Monday, March 23, E-Learning opportunities will be provided through Friday, April 3. Staff will be preparing students for these opportunities on Monday and Tuesday.  If your student has medication at the school that they need to take over the extended closure, it needs to be picked up by Wednesday, March 18 at 3 pm.

In addition, the following activities in a school building will be canceled starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until at least Friday, April 10, 2020.

The Middle School Musical is postponed at this time.

At this time, we are unaware of any confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District or greater St. Croix County. 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 CDC continues to reinforce the following:

Additionally, as recommended by Wisconsin Department of Health Services, all students and staff that are traveling during spring break to the following states where the CDC has determined sustained community transmission is occurring (currently California, Washington and New York-please see this link for updated list of states: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html) and individuals that have traveled internationally to areas with sustained community transmission are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival home before returning to school.

We recognize these changes may cause anxiety and a sense of fear among our families and we will do our best to address your concerns.  As a state and country, we are taking these measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus (social distancing) so that we are prepared, along with our medical facilities, and do not have to panic later.  We live in a great community and I know the community is here to support.  Here is a good resource for parents.

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

Thank you,

Eric Russell

Superintendent of Schools

Baldwin-Woodville Area School District