Help Us Have a Great New School Year!
We ask for your help in keeping everyone safe and healthy for a productive 2020-2021 new school year in the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District.
For those families choosing to send their child(ren) to school in person we ask that you complete the following steps of the student screening below prior to sending your child to school or any school activities or athletic events. If your child will be riding the bus please conduct the screening prior to bus pick-up each morning.
School Day Student Screening Protocol
Before leaving for school, please make sure of the following screening. The following symptoms may indicate a possible illness that could decrease your child’s ability to learn and put them at risk of spreading illness to others.
1.Symptoms (Check if “YES” to symptom present)
☐ Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
☐ Sore throat
☐ New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
☐ Diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, or abdominal pain
☐ New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions please keep your child(ren) home from school. Use the attendance calling protocol to report the absence to our school district. Call 715-336-2575 to report the absence and indicate what symptoms your child has which prevents them from attending school.
2.Close Contact/Potential Exposure (Check if “Yes” as applicable)
In the past 14 days has your child:
☐ Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19: OR
☐ Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person under quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19; OR
☐ Had a travel history outside of the immediate area
If the answer is YES to any symptoms question and YES to any close contact/potential exposure question, call the school as soon as possible to let them know the reason your child(ren) won’t be there today. Call your healthcare provider right away.
If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions, but NO to any close contact/potential exposure questions, your student may return based on the guidance for their symptoms as follows:
- Fever: at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications
- Sore throat: improvement (if strep throat: do not return until at least 2 doses of antibiotic have been taken);
- Cough/Shortness of breath: improvement
- Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain: no diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours
- Severe headache: improvement/no lingering headache
DISCLAIMER: This screening tool is subject to change based on the latest information on COVID-19. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations.
When calling to report your child’s absence from school, please provide the following information by calling 715-336-2575.
1. Student Name
2. Teacher /Grade Level
3. The reason your child is absent from school today.
4. Please indicate whether your child has tested positive for COVID-19, has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or if your child has any of the following symptoms:
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
Daily School Arrival:
Elementary: Arrival at 8:00 AM. Students go to the playground for recess. At 8:10 AM students enter the building. Students will have breakfast in their classrooms during morning meetings. If it is raining students will go directly to their classroom.
High School: Arrival at 7:50 AM. Students grab breakfast and/or go directly to their first hour class. At 8:00 AM first hour class begins.
Face Covering Procedures:
Students will wear their face covering entering either school building. Students may remove their covering in their classroom while maintaining social distancing. When working in a small group setting, students should be masked if closer than six feet apart. Students will wear face coverings when in the hallway and restroom. As a general rule, if students are leaving the classroom, they should have a face covering.
Students younger than five years of age are not required to wear a face covering, however they may.
March 13, 2020
School Closure Thursday, March 19th - Sunday, April 5th
Governor Tony Evers issued an order to close all K-12 schools starting Thursday, March 19th through April 5th with a start up again on Monday April 6th as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID 19 in Wisconsin.
This link provides the official statement on the state closure of schools. Link
At this time the Goodman Armstrong Creek School District will be following the guidelines the Governor has set forth and we will be closing school at the end of the school day on Wednesday, March 18. We will have school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
While attendance is very important, we understand that each family’s circumstance is unique, and we respect the decisions made by each family. Parents who do not feel comfortable sending their child(ren) to school may opt to keep their child at home without penalty of truancy. For families who have chosen to excuse their children from school, please continue to communicate absences to the school office.
Today your child should have brought home a list of FAQ’s, that will also be up on our website under the Announcements area. Please check this frequently as I will be updating that area often.. The staff and I prepared students today by asking them to bring home their textbooks and chromebooks at the MS/HS level. They will need to bring these back for learning on Monday. With this school closure, we will continue to offer learning for your child and it will be important that they participate in this learning offered. Starting March 30th we will have a plan in place for your child to learn virtually either by chromebook or paper packet as we will do our best to make learning intentional and continuous for your child. We will have more direction for your child and you before students leave on Wednesday, and this information will also be posted on our website.
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have.
Interim District Administrator/Principal Position
Goodman-Armstrong Creek (GAC) is nestled in NorthEast Wisconsin, 20 miles south of Florence, 15 miles west of Pembine and 17 miles east of Laona WI.
GAC is home to 110 students 4K-12, who partner with the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District for all sports through the Patriot Co-op. Though we are the 2nd smallest district in the state, our students have opportunities much like that of a larger school. Utilizing their 1:1 technology they are connected to classes online, they have access to our Fab Lab, and they are connected to NWTC for their Start College Now classes. We have an extremely supportive community and school board. Indicative of that support, we recently passed a referendum that enabled us to make operational improvements to our facilities, and expand programming for our students. Many of our services are shared, including, Pupil Services, School Counselor, Speech, OT/PT and the Business Manager works 3 days per week.
This position is a blend of both 4K-12 Principal and Superintendent.
Please feel free to contact the current superintendent to ask specific questions about the position. The Board is looking for a candidate with some superintendent experience as this position will require you to wear more than one hat. The School District works collaboratively with the 3 other districts in the area (Florence, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Niagara) as a consortium. We align our calendars for shared professional development, grant writing and shared leadership. It is a dynamic structure!
We just passed our operating referendum last April and have a strategic plan already set in place moving into the next cycle. The School Board is forward thinking and wonderful to work with. They will give clear direction as to what is needed in the position. The office staff is wonderful and very effective.
Our teachers are amazing and we have a high retention rate. They are self starters and are willing to be teacher leaders.
Please visit the WECAN site to apply.
Deadline for submitting application is Friday, February 28, 2020
The Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person/people has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Allison Space, District Administrator, 1 Falcon Crest Goodman WI, 54125,715-336-2575. firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NLC:
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all Adult Ticket prices at the door for sporting events will be $4.
Also beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the middle school sports seasons will be as follows:
Boys Basketball Oct-Dec
Girls Basketball Jan-Feb
Expanding the Substitute Pools
The District is looking to expand the substitute pools for the following: paraprofessionals, custodial, kitchen and teachers. Please fill out an application found in the district office or email email@example.com for a copy.