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West Allis-West Milwaukee moves to online-learning amid virus concerns

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

WEST MILWAUKEE — West Allis-West Milwaukee School District will move to online learning on Tuesday, March 17 due to coronavirus concerns, the district announced Friday, March 13.

Schools will be closed until April 3.

“On Monday, we have a Professional Development Day for staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond. “We had planned that students would return on Tuesday so teachers could get them prepared for online learning. We have received a number of calls from concerned parents and would have been one of the only school districts in the area to remain open so we’ve revised the plan. Our students won’t return to school until after spring break. Our staff members are attending a planning session on Monday. The Recreation and Community Services Department will also hold its already scheduled non-school day camp for registered students.”

In addition to the closure of schools, all extra-curricular activities were canceled from March 17 through April 3, along with all Recreation and Community Services Department programming.

“On Tuesday, we will be communicating a detailed distribution plan for families that have requested technology,” said Lexmond. “We will also send out a plan regarding meal distribution for our economically disadvantaged students. In the days to come, teachers will be contacting their students as we begin online learning. We will continue to communicate additional plans related to our school closure. We are working hard to best support our students and their families during this time. Although we are facing a difficult situation, we are hoping everyone can remain positive. We will move through this and care for each
other — especially while we’re apart.”

For a full list of school closures, click here.

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