Coronavirus

coronavirus

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently struck down the Safer At Home Order issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in its entirety, except for that portion that applies to K-12 education (public and private). Without a statewide rule, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) issued its own order that continues the school closure through June 30.

Public and private K-12 schools in the Verona area will to remain closed for pupil instruction and extracurricular activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Verona Area School District will continue to facilitate virtual learning. See below for a list of ALL communications families have received since mid-March.

PLEASE HELP US SHARE this message attached from Public health to ensure your family practices social distancing! Though individuals are attempting to remain six feet apart, ANY gatherings, including playground our sports fields, playdates, “block parties”, or any small get-together, will work against slowing the spread! More recently, the Dept. of Public Health released guidelines on planning for graduation to continue this important focus into the summer.

Free cold lunches and breakfasts are available through August 30 for all students age 18 and under on a grab-and-go basis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as families will be able to collect two days’ worth of meals on those days. The distribution sites and times are:

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nakoma Heights Community Room, 4929 Chalet Gardens Rd, Fitchburg

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Stone Crest Apartments Community Room, 5673 King James Ct, Fitchburg

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.  New Fountains Apartments Tennis Court Area, 5401 Williamsburg Way, Fitchburg

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Hometown Junction Park (located on the bike path near the water fountains), 101 W. Railroad St, Verona 

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A Verona Area School District steering committee of administration, school nurses, student services and other medical professionals has been formed to provide information and guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for staff, students and families. Families and staff have been receiving consistent updates:

July 8 on variety of COVID-19 updates and impacts on school reopening
June 22 on variety of COVID-19 related updates
May 27 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
May 22 on variety of COVID-19-related updates 
May 19 Public Health Madison Dane County Order #2
May 14 on Supreme Court Safer at Home Decision
May 13 on variety of COVID-19-related updates 
May 12 survey to families on reopening schools in Fall 2020
May 6 on variety of COVID-19-related updates 
May 5 letter to families of seniors on graduation updates
April 29 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
April 28 on the use of video in virtual learning
April 22 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
April 16 on Schools Closed for Remainder of Year 
April 15 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
April 8 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
April 7 on meal distribution time changes
April 1 on variety of COVID-19-related updates
March 23 on closing district central office
March 20 on final reminders before spring break
March 18 on the extended school closure 
March 17 on what to expect for virtual learning
March 16 to families requesting WiFi
March 16 on accessing school, meal distribution, virtual instruction & more!
March 15 on school closure starting Monday, March 16
March 14 on cancelling K-5 parent conferences
March 14 on initial school closure
March 13 on iPads coming to school
March 13 warning on school closure
March 12 overview of Public Health recommendations
March 11 on virtual learning plans to elementary families
March 11 on virtual learning plans to middle school families
March 11 on virtual learning plans to high school families

March 9 addressing district preparation for spring breaks & virtual learning
March 2 addressing CDC recommendation to be prepared

Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions. Have a question you don't see addressed on the FAQ's? Email PIO@verona.k12.wi.us.

We encourage all individuals who have symptoms to:
1. Call their healthcare provider before making a visit; or
2. Call the coronavirus hotline: 608-720-5300; or
3. Call 211
DO NOT CALL 911!


Please call your school nurse if you have additional questions (see list below).

We are in the midst of the annual cold and flu season and precautions are always warranted. Those precautions / prevention measures include:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Verona Area School District Nursing Staff
Ann Juzwik
Badger Ridge Middle School, Core Knowledge Charter School, Country View Elementary
608.845.4815
ann.juzwik@verona.k12.wi.us

Anne Iverson
Glacier Edge Elementary, Sugar Creek Elementary, New Century School
608.845-4715; 608.497-2115
anne.iverson@verona.k12.wi.us

Pat Lynam
Verona Area High School, Exploration Academy
608.845.4415
pat.lynam@verona.k12.wi.us

Rebecca Ducharme
Savanna Oaks Middle School, Stoner Prairie Elementary, VAIS, Verona Area 4K
608.845.4015
ducharmr@verona.k12.wi.us

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