Aug Prep Weekly Reminders and Updates 4/6-4/11/21

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No School - 3/9 - 4/5 - Easter Break

VOTE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6!

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Every voter in Wisconsin will have the opportunity to vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction on April 6.

What's the job, and why does it matter?

The Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees the implementation of state and federal education policy in all types of publicly funded schools – traditional district, public charter, and private Choice – across the state. This includes overseeing millions of dollars in public funding. The office of Superintendent is nonpartisan and is elected every four years in a statewide election.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • licensing teachers and administrators
  • collecting and publishing data about education
  • submitting a budget request to the legislature every two years
  • setting and advocating for statewide education priorities
  • providing advice to local school leaders

Click here to learn more about the role, and why it matters

Who is in the job now?

The current Superintendent is Carolyn Stanford Taylor. Gov. Tony Evers named Taylor as his replacement to the post in 2018, when he was elected governor.

Superintendent Taylor is Wisconsin's first Black state superintendent.

Since Taylor is not running in the election, this is the first open race for the position since 2009.

Who is running?

Back in February, voters narrowed the field of candidates to two finalists:

  • Deborah Kerr, the former superintendent of Brown Deer School District
  • Jill Underly, superintendent of Pecatonica School District

Where can I learn more about the candidates?

Many news outlets have published profiles which include the candidates' views on important issues like school reopening, closing opportunity gaps facing Wisconsin's Black and Hispanic/Latino youth, increasing teacher diversity, public charter schools, and private school vouchers. Here's a good set of profiles of the candidates for state superintendent, as well as the other races on Tuesday's ballot. There are other profiles out there, too.

In addition, the candidates have participated in forums where they've discussed their views on key issues. Here's a recent one co-moderated by City Forward Collective and Wisconsin Policy Forum. Don't have time to watch? This article captures some of the conversation.

Job Opportunity Available - Disassembler/General Labor

(Aug Prep is not affiliated with this business. Our intent is to provide job opportunities that may benefit your family. Please apply at your discretion.)

  • 30 - 40 hours a week (Mon - Sat)
  • $13 an hour
  • Appliance recycling company
  • Located near General Mitchel Airport
  • Se habla Español!
  • Resume not required.
  • See the flyer for more information.

Please call 414-333-0039 if interested!

Check out our April Family Newsletter!

Stay connected with our family newsletters! April's newsletter features:

  • A message from our Kelsey Brenn, Chief Financial Officer
  • Wellness Connection
  • Honoring our North Star
  • Parent to Parent
  • Teacher Feature
  • Senior Spotlight
  • Aug Prep Devotional
  • Resources

Click here to read!

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

Kosciuszko Park and Community Center I 2201 S 7th Street
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine! Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Now Open!
Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Vaccination Site
For more information about the OEM Vaccination Site which is an easy and efficient option, please visit
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine. It's located at the Kosciuszko Park and Community Center. Vaccinations are only available by appointment. No walk-ins are allowed.
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South Division High School I 1515 W. Lapham Blvd & North Division High School I 1011 W. Center Street
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine! Walk-in Vaccine Clinics Now Open!
There are Walk-in Vaccine Clinics at South Division High School (1515 W. Lapham Blvd) and North Division High School (1011 W. Center St.) for those 16 years and older living in priority zip codes:
53204, 53205, 53206, 53209, 53215, 53216, 53218, 53223, 53224, 53233
Vaccinations will be given Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and no appointment is needed. The vaccine type will depend on age. Please find more information at https://city.milwaukee.gov/CovidVax.
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UW-Milwaukee Student Union I 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Advocate Aurora Health, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee Public Health Department, has opened the COVID-19 vaccination clinic within the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, located at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211. All individuals who meet Wisconsin’s vaccination eligibility criteria are invited to sign up for vaccination at https://uwm.edu/coronavirus/vaccine-clinic/

COVID UPDATE

We continue to be so thankful and proud of our students, staff and families for your part in keeping our community safe.  As a reminder, it's important you report all COVID symptoms or exposures to us. Please report COVID symptoms, positive tests, exposures or travel using this form or by calling the school at 414-810-1380.
Below is an update of our current quarantines and COVID cases. Thank you for your partnership on this journey!
Quarantine
As of Date Symptoms Travel Positive Close Contact Positive Test - Students and Staff Positive Rate
3/5/2021 22 0 1 1 0.17%
3/12/2021 24 1 1 0 0.00%
3/19/2021 18 1 6 0 0.00%
3/26/2021 15 5 1 0 0.00%

Middle School Testing Dates - Parents, please mark your calendars!

Testing Dates:

  • April 7th-8th-9th: 6th-grade scholars at Aug Prep

  • April 13-14-15: 8th graders scholars at Aug Prep

  • April 20-21 7th grade scholars at Aug Prep

Scholars will need to bring their charged chromebook and charger.

Here is how we need your support to ensure we all stay healthy and safe:

  1. Parents should check that their child is not exhibiting symptoms or has had contact with anyone who has ***d positive for COVID prior to coming to school.  Please note that all staff is also required to complete screening/temperature checks. If your scholar or a family member has symptoms or has had contact as of or after March 15th. We ask that you complete the COVID Reporting Form.  If your child has traveled by plane, we also ask that you complete the COVID Reporting Form.   Parents will be directed to pull up in front of the school between 7:45-8:10AM.  Scholars will be temperature checked prior to leaving their car. Walkers will be screened upon arrival and parents will be contacted to pick their scholar up if they do not pass screening procedures. Scholars will need to be in their assigned classroom by 8:10AM.

  2. We will require scholars to wear masks at all times and ask that scholars bring an extra mask if they would like to change their mask mid day.

  3. In order to ensure social distancing, we will have no more than 16 scholars in a classroom.  For scholars that will be in bigger groups, we will use the Commons and ensure we follow social distancing precautions.  Groups in the Commons will not exceed 30 students. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the classroom.

  4. If a student exhibits symptoms, they will be moved to quarantine and a parent will be requested to pick them up.

  5. Middle school scholars will not be dismissed until 3:30PM on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11:30AM on Wednesday.   Parents will be directed to park in the new parking lot, staff parking lot, or on the street. If you are using Pik my Kid for your younger child, we ask that you park in a lot or the street afterwards to wait for your middle school scholar.  Please do not come to the main entrance to take them to your vehicle.  We will escort them directly to you on these testing days.  If your scholar is walking, please give written consent via e-mail to sburnett@augprep.org  Note: We will not be able to dismiss scholars early as we do not want to disrupt the testing environment.

  6. Please note that Wednesday testing will be done by 11:30.  Please make arrangements to pick up your middle school scholar at 11:30.  They will be leaving the building at that time with bag lunches.

Additional information:

  • Scholars will not be required to wear uniforms; however, we do expect that scholars will  be dressed appropriately (no midriff/sleeveless shirts/ripped pants/hats/inappropriate slogans).

  • As we will need several staff members present to supervise your scholars, we will not offer virtual special classes (Bible, Forensics, Art, Music, Spanish, or Gym/PE). During this time, your scholars should work on ALEKs or projects and arrive at their next scheduled class on time.

Enclosed is an Informational Brochure for Families which gives more information about the assessment including its purpose, what scores will be provided, and how the scores will be used.

Please encourage your son or daughter to take the test seriously and do the best they can. If you have any additional questions, please contact me at (414) 810-1380 or kneiman-marx@augprep.org

Thank you for your continued support!

High School Important Dates - Parents, please mark your calendars!

On these days ALL students will be expected to come on to campus for mandatory state testing. Arrival time is 7:45 am and will dismissal is at 1:30 pm (if their parent has filled out the permission form) or normal time of 3:15. Lunch will be served.
Students should wear an Aug Prep top and can wear jeans or khakis (no holes). They should also bring a calculator and a pencil.
Please check your email from Friday for more detailed information. If you have any questions please email jwallace@augprep.org
  • 10th Grade: April 21st-Forward Social Studies Test & May 10th-14th-ACT Aspire
  • 9th Grade: May 10th-14th-ACT Aspire

Discounted Car Seats

A Bilingual Certified Passenger Safety Technician teaches parents how to correctly install their car seat and makes sure that their infant is fitted properly. Sixteenth Street offers car seats at a reduced price for patients of the clinic. Non-patients are welcome to the class but will not receive a reduced-price car seat.

By appointment only
2nd Floor Room 223 • 1032 Cesar Chavez Drive
Call 414-897-5296

**These classes are ONLY given in Spanish. If you need the class in English, please call and make an appointment for a separate time.

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