September 25, 2020

First Grade Teacher Nominated for Award.

Professor Stephanie 
Rushton was nominated for the Lewis County Autism Coalition, Cultivating Inclusion award. This award recognizes those who share our vision and who act to create a welcoming, inclusive community for all.

There is an online award ceremony on October 14th. RSVP here at the bottom of the page.

September 22, 2020

Construction Students Prevail Through COVID.

Our Pods of 5 are proving successful in the shop classes! Marissa Briggs whipped out this bench practically overnight. 

Hampton lumber generously donated 300 pieces of lumber which will be divided up and sent home to all the construction/carpentry students.

Stay strong Ony!

September 2, 2020

Free and Low Cost Internet Plans
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The COVID-19 health crisis has shed light on the need for home internet service, and the large number of American households in all kinds of communities who don’t have it. Some Internet Service Providers have responded with new or improved discount broadband plans, that will only be available for a short time; others  continue to offer plans that were created prior to the crisis.  NDIA commits to keeping this list of Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans updated daily.

For more info, visit the website.

August 20, 2020
TDS and ToledoTel Offer Connection Deals.
This is a GREAT opportunity to get your household connected to the internet. 

See the TDS website for more info or call 1-866-571-6662. If you are eligible, The Lifeline program may be a good fit. 

For those of you who live in the southwest section of the Onalaska School District, contact ToledoTel at (360) 864-4552.

Contact your local telephone provider today to be ready for the upcoming school year.

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Fall Events:

covid updateCOVID-19 Update, September 11, 2020
Parents and Guardians of Onalaska Students:

We are completing our second week of distance learning.  I know this has been challenging for everyone, including our families.  Our staff is doing their best to provide for the instructional needs of our students each day.  We have had some glitches, but for the most part, we are much improved over what we tried to do last spring.

I wanted to let you know of a few items that will be happening in the coming weeks.  Starting on Monday, you will see Onalaska buses out and about picking up students in the afternoons.  Based on the guidance from our Lewis County Health Department from August 3rd, we are able to bring in our special education students, our English Language Learners, and our students served under Title 1 for reading and math.  In order to make the scheduling work, we need to have the ability to get our students to and from school.  Our teachers, administrators and transportation staff have been working together to create a schedule to get our students in our classrooms in the afternoons to receive services that fall under the Aug. 3 guidance.  We also will be implementing the guidance from the health department dated September 3rd that allows us to bring in our Kindergarten students beginning September 28th.  We also will be allowed to have some CTE (career/technical education) students on campus for hands-on learning in metals, woods, and aquaculture. There will also be some opportunities for our secondary students to receive assistance in reading, math and science in the afternoons.

If we can make all of this work, without incidents of students and staff getting ill, we will be closer to opening up our schools for more opportunities. We are in constant communications with our health department, our local pediatricians from NW Peds, and our Lewis County Superintendents.  All of us want our students back in school, but also have a responsibility to do it safely.  The last thing we want is to get back, have something happen, and have to shut down again.  As long as we follow the guidance from our health professionals, follow the hygiene protocols, wear masks and disinfect our facilities, we have a better chance of getting more students on campus.  Until then, we will continue to do our best to serve our students and families.

I know internet connectivity continues to be a challenge.  Our County Commissioners are working to increase capacity in our county, especially in rural areas like Ony. We are hoping their efforts will make a difference for families and homes who need increased internet capacity or need internet access installed for the first time.

Lastly, if there are issues with distance learning in your homes, please reach out to the teacher first, either by email, text message or phone call.  If that doesn't work, contact the building principal. And if that doesn't work, get a hold of me and I will pass on the information to those who can solve the issue(s).  

Thank you for your patience while we all deal with this pandemic.  It will get better and we will get students back on campus when it is safe to do so.  Until then, take care, stay safe and stay in communications with your child's teachers and administrators.

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely, Jeff Davis, Superintendent

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