CoVid-19 Information

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    Coronavirus Information

    May 19, 2020

    Take 2 Video - May 19, 2020

    May 12, 2020

    Take 2 Video - May 12, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    Shawano/Menomonie Cty. Press Release

    May 5, 2020

    Take 2 Video - May 5, 2020

    April 28, 2020

    Take 2 Video - April 28, 2020

    April 27, 2020

    Virtual Grading Letter to Parents/Guardians

    April 24, 2020

    Parent/Community Internet Information

    April 17, 2020

    Parent/Community Letter - April 17, 2020

    April 7, 2020

    Parent/Community Letter - April 7, 2020

    Take 2 Video - April 7, 2020

    April 1, 2020

    Take 2 Video - April 1, 2020

    March 30, 2020

    MS/HS Virtual Learning Schedule

    March 27, 2020

    Take 2 Video - March 27, 2020

    March 26, 2020

    Take 2 Video - March 26, 2020

    March 25, 2020

    School Calendar News - Professional Development Day for March 30 has been canceled - March 30 will be a virtual school day. Spring Break will be April 9th through April 13th; Virtual School will resume on April 14th.

    Parent/Community Letter - March 25, 2020

    Take 2 Video - March 24, 2020

    Take 2 Video - March 23, 2020

    Take 2 Video - March 22, 2020

    March 24, 2020

    Parent/Community Letter - March 24, 2020

    March 23, 2020

    Parent/Community Letter - March 23, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    Bowler Virtual Learning Protocols for Parents/Families

    Parent/Community Letter - March 20, 2020

    March 19, 2020

    Parent/Community Letter - March 19, 2020

    Bowler Virtual Learning Protocols

    Bowler School Office Hours

    March 18, 2020

    New Parent/Community Letter

    March 17, 2020

    Parent Communication Letter

    March 16, 2020

    Survey for Home Technology Needs

    Prom is canceled. There is no make-up date.

    Food Safety Tips

    March 14, 2020

    Bowler Staff and Families Letter

    March 13, 2020

    Bowler School will be open through Wednesday, March 18. We will continue to update this site as new information comes in. 

    For Immediate Release

    March 13, 2020
    Contact: Jennifer Miller/Elizabeth Goodsitt 608-266-1683

    Governor Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Palm Close

    Wisconsin Schools

    Today Governor Tony Evers directed Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to close all public schools beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday March 18th. We will re-evaluate after two weeks. 

    We are using every tool that we have to protect our community. We did not make this decision lightly. We are all in this together to protect Wisconsin and the most vulnerable among us. We understand everyone will be impacted by this and have their lives disrupted, but we need to do this to protect our families and Wisconsin from this outbreak. Extraordinary measures like closing schools, restricting mass gatherings, and cancelling travel will slow the spread of the disease and help our health care system so those affected can get the care they need. We have been anticipating and preparing for community spread in Wisconsin. We have some early signs that this is beginning to occur in some communities and anticipate spread to more communities over the next few weeks.

    Following is the Governor's news release:

    Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Mandate Statewide Closure of All K-12 Wisconsin Schools

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. A copy of DHS Secretary-designee Palm’s order can be found here.

    The mandated closure will begin on Wednesday, March 18th, in order to give school districts ample time to make plans for kids, families, educators, and staff. School districts, particularly those in counties with reported cases of COVID-19, may choose to close earlier than Wednesday. The anticipated reopening date is April 6, 2020; however, the reopening date is subject to change pending further information.

    “Closing our schools is not a decision I made lightly, but keeping our kids, our educators, our families, and our communities safe is a top priority as we continue our work to respond to and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” said Gov. Evers.

    Earlier today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 19 cases, including one individual who has recovered.

    “Kids and families across Wisconsin often depend on our schools to access food and care,” Gov. Evers continued. “We are going to continue working to do everything we can to ensure kids and families have the resources and support they need while schools are closed.”

    On Thursday, March 12th, the governor signed an executive order that directs DHS to take all necessary and appropriate measures to prevent and respond to incidences of COVID-19. It allows the Department to purchase, store, or distribute appropriate medications, regardless of insurance or other health coverage, as needed to respond to the emergency. It also authorizes state funds to support local health departments with costs related to isolation and quarantine, as well as the use of the Wisconsin National Guard.

    Decisions about the implementation of other community measures will be made by state and local officials based on CDC and DHS guidance, as well as the scope of the outbreak.

    People should follow simple steps to prevent illness and avoid exposure to this virus including:

    • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes;
    • Avoiding touching your face;
    • Staying home when sick.

    Recently DHS released new guidance for mass gatherings and travel, which can be found at the DHS website linked below.

    This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage you and the public to frequently monitor the DHS website for updates, and to follow @DHSWI on Facebook and Twitter, or dhs.wi on Instagram. Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

    Updated Shawano/Menomonee Health Department Press Release

    BSD Travel Announcement

    March 12, 2020

    Hygiene Guidelines for Work, School, and Home

    General Information on the Coronavirus

    March 9, 2020

    Shawano/Menomonee Health Department Press Release

    March 6, 2020

    In the Bowler School District, the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top
    priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the
    news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process
    and communications.

    At this time, there have only been a small number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United
    States. As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the
    Wisconsin Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    There is currently no recommendation to close schools in the United States.

    We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community.

    We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:
    ● Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or
    consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash
    your fingertips.
    ● Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a
    tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
    ● As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
    ● If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Allow them some time to feel
    better so that they do not risk infecting others.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kayla Stever at 715-793-4101 or
    kaylastever@bowler.k12.wi.us.

    Basic Information About COVID-19

    What is COVID-19?

    COVID-19 is an infection caused by a new coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause a range of symptoms. Some usually cause mild illness. Some, like COVID-19, can also cause more severe symptoms.

    Are all coronaviruses the same as COVID-19?

    A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.  

    How is it spread?

    COVID-19 is spread when people touch or breathe in droplets made when ill people cough, sneeze or talk. This can happen when someone is close to a sick person, within six feet. Rarely, people might catch COVID-19 by touching a surface that a person with the infection coughed or sneezed on, and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. Coronaviruses can’t survive for long on surfaces, though, so this isn’t common. 

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