On Wednesday, May 13, the WI Supreme Court ruled to end the State's "Safer at Home" mandate that was scheduled to end on May 26. The ruling does not reverse the portion of the Governor's Executive Order that closed all Wisconsin schools for the remainder of the school's fiscal year, which ends June 30. This order means that the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) cannot host in-person group gatherings or events through June 30. The District will continue student learning and celebrations virtually through the end of the 2019-20 academic school year as planned.
The OASD will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), local Health Departments, and The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Currently, DHS recommends that individuals avoid all public and private gatherings of 10 or more individuals that are not part of a single household or living unit. This recommendation applies to events like traditional graduations, and other end of school year celebrations.
OASD continues to make the safety and wellbeing of staff and students our top priority. The District will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation and will continue to share updates with OASD families within our Daily Updates and on the Virtual Learning web page at www.oasd.org/VirtualLearning.