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De Pere Return to School 2020-2021

This page is regularly updated as new information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our schools becomes available. Individual buildings have also shared many details regarding their specific operations, schedules, cohorts and related topics. Please visit individual school web pages to view school-specific communications or contact the building principals for further clarification. If you have questions regarding the Virtual Learning Academy, please see the new Virtual Academy page.
Close Contact Quarantine Period
The Unified School District of De Pere, like other school Districts in the area, will continue to follow the 14 day quarantine period for students who are close contacts as specified below:
  • The quarantined person should not participate in any activities such as classroom instruction, athletics, bussing, before school or after school programs, and other extracurricular activities.
  • The quarantined person agrees to immediately self-isolate and contact the local public health authority and/or a healthcare provider if symptoms develop.
  • The quarantined person adheres strictly to all recommended COVID-19 prevention measures (i.e., consistent mask use, social distancing, and avoiding crowds) for 14 days.

This approach is based on December 18, 2020, clarification provided to schools by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), and local health departments, regarding 7 day or 10 day quarantine periods for asymptomatic individuals. See the USDD COVID-19 Exposure and Quarantine Protocols below. 
CDC Travel Guidelines
If your family or student has traveled, or plans to travel, please refer to the CDC Travel Guidelines webpage for details on quarantine, and location-specific information. Note CDC guidance is subject to change, so please check back frequently.
Students and staff will transition from the blended learning model to 5 day a week, in-school instruction starting Monday, Feb. 15. Details on this transition have been sent via Messenger to all High School and Middle School families. To prepare for this change, the instruction schedule for the week of Feb. 8 has changed, as noted below:
schedule week of Feb. 8
Dec. 14 - Board Approves School Re-Opening Plan
cover of approved plan
Unified School District of De Pere Email Contacts
Nick Joseph, Principal, De Pere High School
Adam Kramer, Principal, De Pere Middle School
Andy Bradford, Principal, Foxview Intermediate School
Mark Kirst, Principal, Altmayer Elementary School
Luke Herlache, Principal, Dickinson Elementary School
Kathy Van Pay, Principal, Heritage Elementary School
Jerry Nicholson, Director, Pupil Services/Special Education
Pam Pirman, Communications Director