LIST: School districts determine back-to-school plans

MADISON, Wis.– School districts are finalizing plans for a safe and healthy return to school in the Fall.

Many of these plans are subject to change as COVID-19 conditions change for worse or for better, including before the school year begins.

Columbia County:

  • Fall River School District announced students will return for in-person classes with health and safety modifications.
  • Portage Community School District will send elementary students, grades K-5, back into the classroom for in-person learning. Middle and high school students, grades 6-12, will follow a hybrid model, where students are in the classroom two days each week and learn virtually the other days. The district is prepared to switch to an all virtual model if conditions worsen.
  • School District of Poynette approved a hybrid model, where students attend in-person classes four days each week and do virtual learning on Wednesdays.

Dane County:

  • Abundant Life Christian School intends to return to an all in-person model, but is prepared to switch to hybrid or virtual learning if necessary.
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic School will return to all in-person learning.
  • Capitoland Christian School will return to all in-person learning. The school is also introducing a new program that invites elementary and middle school students from area districts to complete virtual learning on their campus.
  • Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart announced a hybrid model, where students will learn both in-person and virtually. The school is also offering an all-virtual option.
  • Deerfield Community School District announced an all virtual start in the fall.
  • DeForest Area School District is letting families choose between all virtual and a continuum of all virtual, hybrid and all in-person. All students will start the year online. Students choosing the continuum will be phased in.
  • High Point Christian School intends to return to an all in-person model, unless health officials say otherwise.
  • Holy Cross Lutheran School intends to return to an all in-person model, with an all-virtual option.
  • Lighthouse Christian School intends to return to an all in-person model, with an all-virtual option.
  • Madison Country Day School intends to return to all in-person classes, but it ready to switch to a different model if needed.
  • Madison Metropolitan School District announced an all virtual start, with quarterly reviews of COVID-19 conditions.
  • Madison Waldorf School intends to return to all in-person learning, as long as health officials allow for it.
  • Marshall Public Schools announced on Facebook that they would take an all virtual approach for the beginning of the school year.
  • McFarland School District announced plans for a gradual reopening. Students will begin at a step with all virtual learning, with targeted in-person support. Moving to the next step with depend on guidance from Public Health Madison and Dane County.
  • Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District announced an all virtual start, with plans to switch to a hybrid model after Public Health Madison and Dane County move to phase three of the Forward Dane reopening plan.
  • Monona Grove School District announced an all virtual start, with quarterly reviews of COVID-19 conditions.
  • Mount Horeb Area School District approved an all virtual start, with quarterly reviews of COVID-19 conditions.
  • Oregon School District announced a phased reopening plan, starting with online learning for the first quarter.
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace will return in reduced class sizes for all in-person learning. The school will offer a hybrid model for families not able to come back full time. The school is prepared to switch to a virtual model if necessary.
  • Saint Ambrose Academy intends to return to all in-person classes. The school is prepared to switch to a hybrid or all-virtual model if conditions worsen.
  • Saint James School intends to return for all in-person learning.
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic School will return to all in-person learning.
  • Saint Peter Catholic School intends to return to all in-person learning, according to a letter from the Diocese of Madison on its website.
  • School District of Belleville approved a half-day hybrid model, where students attend in-person classes for one half of the day and complete online learning for the other half.
  • Sun Prairie Area School District announced an all virtual start, with quarterly reviews of COVID-19 conditions.
  • Stoughton Area School District announced an all virtual start, with plans to switch to a hybrid model when COVID-19 conditions improve.
  • Three Angels Christian School intends to return to all in-person learning.
  • Verona Area School District announced an all virtual start, not including grades kindergarten through second. Those grades will be half in-person days.
  • Waunakee Community School District announced an all virtual start for grades 5-12 with an automatic transition to a hybrid model for the second quarter as long as Public Health Madison and Dane County deems it to be safe. When the district makes that transition, parents will be able to keep their students virtual. Details about the hybrid model are still fluid. In a revised decision, grades K-4 will return in-person for four half-days each week.
  • Westside Christian School intends to return to all in-person learning, but will offer a virtual option, as well.
  • Wisconsin Heights School District announced an all virtual start, with quarterly reviews of COVID-19 conditions.

Grant County:

  • Cassville School District will return for all in-person classes.
  • Platteville School District intends to return for all in-person classes, but will be prepared to switch to other models.
  • Potosi School District will return for all in-person classes. Families will have the decision to opt for an all-virtual model instead.

Green County:

  • Monticello School District intends to return for all in-person classes, but will continue to evaluate COVID-19 conditions.

Iowa County:

  • Barneveld School District is preparing to send students back for all in-person learning, with flexibility to switch plans if COVID-19 conditions change.
  • Mineral Point Unified School District approved a hybrid model where student attend two in-person days and complete virtual learning on other days of the week.

Juneau County:

  • Wonewoc-Union Center School District will give families four options, including all in-person, live stream, all virtual, or hybrid. Students choosing live stream will attend the in-person classes from home.

Lafayette County:

  • Belmont Community School District intends to return for all in-person classes with modifications.
  • Darlington Community School District will return for all in-person classes. Additional details will be determined at an August meeting.
  • School District of Shullsburg will return for all in-person classes.

Rock County:

  • Edgerton School District will give families the choice between all in-person or all virtual. Choices depend on grade level.
  • Evansville Community School District will give families the choice between all in-person, all virtual, or a blended model. This plan is subject to change according to Rock County phases.
  • School District of Beloit will be all virtual for the first term through October 30th.
  • School District of Beloit Turner will give families the choice between all in-person and all virtual learning at registration.
  • School District of Janesville will give families the choice between all in-person, all virtual, or a hybrid model.
  • School District of Milton will give families the choice between all in-person, all virtual, or a hybrid model. Choices depend on grade level. This plan is subject to change according to Rock County phases.
  • Rock Prairie Montessori School intends to return to school with in-person learning, while offering a virtual option as well.

Sauk County:

  • Baraboo schools will give parents the choice between a return to in-person classes as part of a “New Normal” plan with social distancing or an all-virtual option
  • River Valley School District intends to return for all in-person classes, with an all virtual option.
  • School District of Reedsburg has a variety of plans in place. For grades 4K through middle school, parents will have the choice between all in-person and all virtual learning. Parents will have the opportunity to evaluate throughout the year. High School students will complete a hybrid model.

This list will be updated as plans are finalized.