Coronavirus

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Graduation Info

The following upcoming KML events have been affected by COVID-19:

May27, 2020

Kickstart Plan

KML is excited to share our plan for progressively opening our campus. We encourage you to read through the KML Facilities and Activity Kickstart Plan.

The KML Kickstart Plan Addresses:

  1. How will we safely open our campus?
  2. When will we open our outdoor/indoor facilities for use?
  3. What is expected of any leader hosting an event or activity on our campus?
  4. What is required of any participant of a KML sponsored event/activity?
  5. FAQ’s about the execution of the plan.

As a supplement to the Kickstart Plan, KML will also be:

  1. Requiring ANY leader who is hosting an event or activity on campus to submit a KML Event/Activity – Health and Safety Plan which will be intended to speak to the given event/activity in a more detailed manner. This Event/Activity Health and Safety Plan will serve as a supplement to the Kickstart Plan and will be made available to the general public as well.
  2. Requiring any participants (or their legal guardians) of a KML sponsored event (Junior Chargers, E3 Summer Camp, etc.) to complete the KML Event/Activity – Participation Consent Form.

Questions about the KML Kickstart Plan? Contact KML Activities Director, Mr. Joe Greefkes (joe.greefkes@kmlhs.org).

May21, 2020

Drop Off / Pick Up Logistics

Dear KML Families,

Thank you again for making the best of a challenging year. I have been constantly encouraged by the way all of our KML family has risen to the challenge. God’s blessings to you as you enter the summer months. I simply wanted to send a few details to you for when you come next week to drop off books and supplies and retrieve your personal items! If you haven’t signed up for a time yet, you can do so by clicking this link. Let us know if you have any questions.

Blessings,

Mr. Luehring

 

General Expectations

  • We will be following guidelines set by our Washington County Health Department in terms of maintaining 6 feet social distancing inside of school. Please respect your fellow classmates and these expectations when you arrive.
  • You will have 30 minutes to drop off and pick up. Please respect this time period so that everyone can enter at their assigned time.

 

Procedures for Pick Up & Drop Off

  • When you arrive, enter through the cafeteria doors.
  • There will be tables in the cafeteria to drop off miscellaneous items.
    • This includes, but is not limited to: textbooks, Chromebooks, athletic items, calculators, novels, band instruments, choir robes, band/choir music, anything borrowed from teachers, library books, etc.
    • Each item you drop off (except for textbooks or books with a KML bar code) needs to be individually labeled with your name. For example, if you are dropping off 10 items, you should have 10 labels, one attached to each item in some fashion with your first and last name. Sticky notes would work wonderfully for this!
  • Walk down the long hallway by the weight room where there will be lost and found items.
  • Drop off any textbooks or books with KML bar codes at Room 1168 (1st floor Physical Science lab – near Student Services).
  • Clean out your main locker.
    • All items from other lockers (athletic, PE, band) have been placed in your main locker, so there is no need to visit those areas.
    • Do your best to remove any tape on your locker and remove any trash. Your locker should be completely empty.
    • We do have paper grocery bags you can use for your locker contents. However, if you know you have a lot of items, it may be in your best interest to bring a laundry basket or box.
    • Even if you previously cleaned out your locker, please go and check it. Many teachers have been placing items in lockers the last few days.
  • Exit to your car through the Main Entrance doors.
May17, 2020

KML Summer Camps Update

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Activities Department has been working diligently to maintain a large variety of high-quality summer camp offerings, despite the necessity to revise our previous summer camp schedule. Please note that any camp originally scheduled in June was either postponed to after July 1, or, in some cases, cancelled. Some summer camp dates/times/prices were also modified out of necessity. Please pay careful attention to the updated camp schedule posted at http://kmlchargers.com/summer-camps/.  All summer camp changes have been highlighted.

Though we cannot predict the future, we are very hopeful our camp leadership will be able to offer various academic, fine arts, and sports camps, without modification. Please know that, should we need to make modifications due to social distancing requirements or the governor’s Badger Bounce Back Plan, we are fully prepared to make necessary adjustments to provide a safe environment for all our campers. We truly hope your family can take advantage of our wide assortment of summer camps! Please pass this information on to friends and family who would be interested in attending.

  • Our updated summer camp schedule can be found at http://kmlchargers.com/summer-camps/. Please click on the camp descriptions to see updates.
  • All those currently registered for a camp will be contacted via email. We ask that those registered for a camp which has been changed, please contact us by Monday, June 15, if you cannot attend the rescheduled date. Following June 15, our standard refund policy applies. Full refunds will be issued for all canceled camps. ALL refunds will be processed at the end of June.
  • Please contact the individual camp director if you have any questions about a specific camp.

Thank you for your patience in this ever-changing process!

May15, 2020

End of School Year Information

Dear KML Families,

First of all, thank you for your partnership and our work together as we wrap up this school year. It has been like none other, but we are so proud of the way our students have responded to this shift. It is a blessing to have a KML family community fueled by the love of Christ. Let us never take for granted how special that is!

As we approach our last week, we wanted to share a few logistical details for closing up at the end of the year. Feel free to reach out to the main office staff with any questions.

God’s Blessings to You,
Principal Luehring

 

Next Week’s Schedule

Next week we will only have formal school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, following our exam schedule. Thursday will not be a day of school on which students have to check in. Check-ins will only be by appointment with teachers for students who need to finish up something.

 

Drop Off/Pick Up

We will be allowing a small number of students/families to come into the building during 30 minute time slots to clean out lockers, drop off books and materials, and pick up any materials. Social distancing guidelines will be expected in our hallways during this time.

  • Senior Students: Please click on THIS LINK to sign up for a time slot next Thursday, May 21, or Friday, May 22.
  • Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Students: Please click on THIS LINK to sign up for a time slot on Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29. If there are multiple students in your family, you may simply sign up for one time slot for your family.

 

Graduation Postponement – Saturday, June 13, 1:00 PM

Graduation has been postponed to Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 PM with a rain date of June 14 at 1:00 PM. It is important to share with our student body that this event will most likely be limited in the number of guests, but it will also be livestreamed. We will share more information as this day approaches. Please note that a final decision on this date will be made 10 days prior to the event on Wednesday, June 3.

Apr23, 2020

End-of-Year Schedule & Logistics

Dear KML Family, 

May God continue to bless your and your family during these trying times! Your KML teachers miss you, and we look forward to a grand celebration on the day we can be together again. May you be encouraged by God’s promises of love, protection, and providence during these times. We will rise up as a Christian family and grow through these times of trial and testing.  

Given Governor Evers’ closure of schools in Wisconsin, we are planning to continue virtual learning until the end of our school year. Many have asked about the lawsuit brought by the GOP and its impact. As always, we would be ready to go back to face-to-face school if that would ever occur, but we don’t want to give anyone false hope.  

I want to personally thank all of you for your feedback on our surveys at the end of last week. I have read all of your comments and also shared your thoughts with our leadership and teachers. This has given us a great opportunity to hear what we are doing well and what your questions and concerns are. These are new and ever-changing times, and we will continue to smooth out the bumps the best that we can. I am so thankful to be a part of our KML family where we are all in this together. It is truly a blessing and a testament to the faith in our loving God which we hold dear.   

Your thoughts have helped us to develop the adjusted schedule to the end of our school year. The schedule is below, but here are a few explanations that may help as you look at it.  

  • Our goal with this schedule is to continue the continuity of learning while giving time and support for all our students to be successful. In order to do that, we are going to create space for support on Fridays. 

 

  • We received many concerns regarding the shift to five-day weeks as we have not had any since we moved to the virtual environment. We believe that keeping the four-day week of instruction with the A/B schedule will help keep consistency, and it will allow a doable schedule for our students.  

 

  • We also know that our students need extra support from teachers in this environment. That is why we will run a Student Support 1-8 schedule on Fridays. All students are required to attend opening devotion, mark attendance, and check teacher communications. This is not a normal teaching day or day of additional homework, but rather a chance for teachers to support students. Some classes may have all students check in, but all students with a zero on an assignment or missing work in a class are required to attend class to receive support from teachers. Individual teachers will give instructions about the avenue for meeting with them and who needs to meet each day. All students will have the opportunity to check in and ask their teachers questions.

 

  • We have moved our semester exam periods up to Monday, May 18, through Wednesday, May 20. This allows us a day on Thursday, May 21, for grading and tying up loose ends with students who have missing work. Please note that many teachers are not giving a semester exam on those days. These days will be used for unit assessments, learning activities, and adjusted comprehensive exams. We have also increased the break time in between exam periods from the normal 10 minutes to 30 minutes.  

 

End of the Year Logistics – Book Return, Lockers, Etc. 

We are working to determine the best way to return books, clean out lockers, return medication, etc. and will share our plan with you in the future. Our goal is to ensure we do this in an organized manner so that parents and students only have to venture to KML a limited number of times and follow the social distancing recommendations.  

 

Virtual Learning Schedule

Monday, April 27A Day
Tuesday, April 28B Day
Wednesday, April 29   A Day
Thursday, April 30B Day
Friday, May 1Student Support 1-8 Schedule   
 

 

Monday, May 4A Day
Tuesday, May 5B Day
Wednesday, May 6A Day
Thursday, May 7B Day
Friday, May 8Student Support 1-8 Schedule   
 

 

Monday, May 11A Day
Tuesday, May 12B Day
Wednesday, May 13A Day
Thursday, May 14B Day
Friday, May 15Student Support 1-8 Schedule   
 

 

Monday, May 18Exams 8,7,6
Tuesday, May 19Exams 5,4,3
Wednesday, May 20Exams 2,1
Thursday, May 21No School – Catch up day for grading and student work completion

 

In Christ,

Principal Luehring

Apr17, 2020

KML Update & Feedback Request

Dear KML Parents,

Yesterday, as you know, Governor Evers extended the Safer at Home Order to May 26 and has closed all schools in Wisconsin to the end of the year. This means that KML will continue with virtual learning through Thursday, May 21.

I continue to be disappointed by the reality in which we live today, and my prayers include our students, especially our seniors, every day. At the same time, I remain confident we will fight through this challenge together as a community of believers. God’s love, forgiveness, care, and providence for us don’t change. Through these difficulties, may God bring us closer to him, our families, and one another.

Our leadership continues to meet daily to work through all the logistics related to virtual learning and planning for the future. KML is striving to balance maintaining the health and safety of our student body and staff and ensuring that the continuity of learning continues for our students. It is our goal to maintain expectations of learning in a way which can be fulfilled by our students through their hard work and our support. Together we will continue to fulfill our mission of educating, encouraging, and equipping our students for life and for eternity as we are empowered by our God and his Word!

I also know there are many questions you have about the end of the year. We have been discussing and planning, but not everything is set in stone as we maneuver through ever-changing times. We will continue to communicate with you as decisions are made.

We also need your input. Students were sent a check-in survey today as well, but we want to know how both your children and we are doing from a parent perspective. Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us in this brief Virtual Learning Check Point Survey.

God’s Blessings,

Principal Luehring