Responding to COVID-19 is a tremendous undertaking for schools. Schools
are tasked with re-envisioning educational delivery models in a span of
weeks and adjust practices accordingly. As we look toward the fall, the
safety and health of our students, educators, and families remains of the highest
importance. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is providing this guidance
to aid in school districts’ decision making as they look to build educational services
and supports in a COVID-19 environment.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is committed to every student receiving an equitable education—regardless of learning environment—so all students have the skills, habits, and dispositions to graduate career and college ready. As we prepare to return to school, we must begin with strengthening relationships, focusing on equity, and supporting the overall well-being of Wisconsin’s students, families, school staff, nations, and communities.
These are the essential elements that never change.
While COVID-19 impacts us all, it has been shown to disproportionately impact Black, Native, and Hispanic/Latinx communities. Therefore, collaborating with families, community-based organizations, local health organizations, and local businesses to ensure schools are ready and able to provide holistic support for all students.