Superintendent Update

CARDINAL UPDATE
Posted on 01/20/2022


NO SCHOOL 1/21 OR 2/2

Hello Brodhead Cardinal Families:

We are quickly approaching the end of our first semester of the school year. With the end of the semester comes some days on our school calendar we want to remind parents about.

Tomorrow, January 21 is a no-school day for students. This day is put in our master calendar to allow for our teachers to record final semester grades and complete report cards.

Our School Board also approved making Wednesday, February 2 a Teacher Workday. This date was originally scheduled as an Early Release day and was adjusted to a full Workday for staff. There will be no school for students on February 2.

We continue to require all individuals to wear masks during school hours. This Board decision has caused a reduction in the number of students required to quarantine due to being close contacts, with nearly all of those happening outside of school time. The day the School Board made the decision to require masks during school time (Wednesday, January 12) we had 76 students and staff quarantined District-wide due to COVID-19 related issues. As of today, we have 68 students and staff out. We have been updating our running snapshot totals for the year as well as current numbers on the BRODHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID-19 DASHBOARD. We update these numbers every Friday at 10:00 a.m., but we updated with actual numbers according to today’s (1/20) cases for your reference.

For all after-school events, it is strongly encouraged that individuals wear masks, but is not required. We do expect individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been deemed a close contact follow the new Board-approved Isolation/Quarantine Protocols and either quarantine or wear a mask to any after-school events or activities.

Our School Board meets again next Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m., and will continue looking at COVID-19 statistics in our schools and in the Brodhead area and will be reviewing our masking policy.

On January 10 all Wisconsin districts received a letter from the Department of Health Services strongly recommending that districts offer school-based vaccination and booster clinics. We will be hosting a clinic on Wednesday, February 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at our High School Auditeria. This is a clinic for any individual eligible for a vaccination and/or a booster shot. As a reminder, all children ages 5 years and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and the CLC recommends everyone age 12 years and older receive a booster dose at least 5 months after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccine series. Since this is a non-school day, we felt it would be a good day to offer this to our community. Green County Public Health is also hosting the second of two family COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesday, January 25th. Here is a LINK to that information.

Thank you for your continued help and support since coming back from Winter Break. Please reference our BSD COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Protocols if you have any questions about timelines or rules related to quarantines or decision-making rules. The phone numbers for each school office are also listed below if you would like to talk to one of the building Administrators.

Albrecht – (608) 897-2146

Middle School – (608) 897-2184

High School – (608) 897-2155

District Office – (608) 897-2141


Respectfully,
David Novy, Superintendent
Brodhead School District