4/17/2020: Updates for Almond-Bancroft Schools

Covid-19 Update:  Almond-Bancroft Public Schools (4/17/2020)
The Governor of Wisconsin declared on April 16, 2020, that all schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  Almond-Bancroft Schools Administration, Teachers, and Support Staff will work hard to continue to provide virtual/packet learning opportunities, social/emotional support, and maintain our food delivery program during this time.  Below are some items that parents/community members may have questions/concerns:
  • Virtual/Packet Learning
    • Teachers will continue to provide learning opportunities
    • Material delivery and pickup happens on Mondays in conjunction with the food delivery routes
    • Communicate with your child’s teacher(s) often
    • We are attempting to strike the balance of keeping the students moving forward academically, while avoiding frustration and added stress 
  • Food Program
    • Almond-Bancroft Schools is providing meals Monday-Friday using bus/van delivery as well as the option for pickup in the main office foyer
    • The delivery routes start at 1 PM for breakfast/lunch and homework
    • The Boys & Girls Club of Portage County is also providing dinners on Mondays and Wednesdays
      • Pickup at outside the school building from 3-4 PM Monday & Wednesday
      • Pickup at the Bancroft Lions Park from 4:15- 5:00 PM Monday & Wednesday 
  • Athletics
    • The spring sports seasons are still on hold and will likely be canceled by WIAA
    • WIAA will be providing guidance on summer contact hours/practice after their meeting on April 21, 2020
    • The school building and field areas continue to be closed until further notice 
  • Changes to Upcoming Events:
    • PROM: Original date Canceled - Combine with the 2021 PROM to include both Junior and Senior Court members
    • Athletic Banquet: Canceled
    • Awards/Scholarship Program: Canceled - Students scholarship recipients will be notified via video and press release
    • NHS Induction: Postponed until the fall
    • Band/Choir/Elementary Programs: Canceled
    • Senior Graduation: Postponed:  Tentative date of ceremony will be released soon
      • Alternate plans for celebrating our seniors are in the works
    • Memorial Day Program/Parade: Canceled
    • Safety Cadet Trips (4th and 5th Grades): Canceled
    • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony/Middle School Awards: Canceled
    • Elementary Awards: Canceled
    • I.E. Dance-a-Thon: Postponed until the fall (Thank you for your support!) 
  • Last Day of Instruction/Material Return:
    • The district will determine the last day that we will be providing instruction for the school year - look for the date to be released soon
    • Once instruction is complete, we will determine a timeline for getting chromebooks, textbooks, library books, and other school owned equipment back to the school for cleaning and inventory
    • We will utilized the bus routes to help collect materials 
  • Summer School
    • The district is waiting for guidance from the state on how we will be allowed to run summer school programming, whether it will be onsite or virtual
    • More information and registration information will be provide as we are able to better define what summer school will look like for the summer of 2020 
More detailed information will be provided towards the end of the next week, April 20-24.  If you have questions or would like clarifications on anything school related, please do not hesitate to contact the following:
PreK-12 Principal District Administrator
Jeff Rykal Dr. Penny Boileau
jrykal@abschools.k12.wi.us pboileau@abschools.k12.wi.us
(715) 366-2941 ext. 123 (715) 366-2941 ext. 418