It is beginning to look like students in Door and Kewaunee Counties may not return to the classroom this school year. Deputy State Superintendent Mike Thompson sent out the letter from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor to district administrators on Tuesday to thank them for their efforts during this unusual time and asked them to prepare for the possibility of no more in-person instruction this school year. The state has told districts they would still need to provide remote and virtual learning opportunities to students until they are allowed back into the buildings or the last scheduled day of classes. Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says it is disheartening for teachers and staff to think students may not be roaming the hallways again this school year, but it is still too early to tell what will happen.
As for the high school seniors, Tjernagel says he and other superintendents leave it up to the principals and the students to decide if and when those events are held, even if that means they take place in the summer months.