You can give Southern Door School District Superintendent Chris Peterson a passing grade for navigating through a pandemic in his first year at a new school. Like many school districts, Southern Door has had to adjust as the numbers fluctuated in the community. Earlier in the school year, there was a time where it had to make masking mandatory for grades through K-6 and staff members as it ultimately tried to keep as many kids learning in person as possible. Southern Door has since gone back to making masking optional for students as the numbers improved. In addition to making testing possible for students, the district instituted temperature checks at the door, which Peterson credits for helping keep a close eye on COVID-19 and also giving kids a positive start to their day.
Peterson is happy to see many of the activities at Southern Door get a chance to flourish in the new school year. That includes in-person performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Southern Door Auditorium and continuing to enhance and grow their STEAM offerings throughout the district. You can listen to our full conversation with Peterson by clicking this link.