Cedarburg School District moves classes online amid COVID-19 surge

Posted at 7:49 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 20:49:54-05

CEDARBURG — Cedarburg School District is switching to virtual learning as COVID-19 cases swell in the community.

The school district Superintendent Todd Bugnacki wrote to families Friday that with cases "increasing dramatically," the district is having trouble filling vacant positions as teachers and staff isolate due to the virus.

Thus, starting Nov. 20, all classes will move online, and will remain there until Dec. 7.

Bugnacki released the following schedule:

  • November 16-19 - in-person instruction, staff and student preparation for remote learning
  • November 20 - remote learning begins
  • November 23-24 - remote learning
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving break
  • November 30 - December 4 - remote learning
  • December 7 - resume in-person instruction (based on staffing and virus prevalence)

During that last week of in-person instruction, teachers will explain the following to students, according to the superintendent:

  • clarity around their class schedule for each course;
  • attendance expectations including when students are to participate in the planned activities for each course (see Canvas); attendance and related absences should be reported to the school office as usual);
  • a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction determined by the teacher as it relates to the age of the student and the content;
  • student learning expectations, whether through completed assignments, digital posting of student learning or related learning artifacts expected for each course;
  • communication methods between teachers and students during the class period and within the week;
  • school support systems in place to help with social-emotional support.

Parents will still have the opportunity to order meals for their children. The district released the following resources:

  • To place an order for your meal needs for the week, please sign up on the Cedarburg Lunch Menu website by Monday before 2 pm to have meals reserved for Tuesday.
  • Pickup of meals for the week will occur at the Cedarburg High School in front of the Field House on Tuesdays between 2-2:30 PM.
  • If you have any questions on the meal program, please contact Laura Augustine at

High school activities and WIAA athletics will continue as planned.

"We understand the hardship this may create for families, students, and staff. We have worked diligently to keep schools open for as long as possible. Thank you for your patience as we continue to respond to the ever-changing conditions associated with a pandemic," according to Superintendent Bugnacki on Friday.

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