April 10, 2021
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Angelou
Dear Southern Door Community,
As we look back on this past year, when our lives so abruptly changed, as Angelou states above, our mission as a school has been to not only survive, but to thrive.
Last year at this time I shared this post by Jaime Ragsdale that had crossed my desk which reflected on the ways might our students might be more ADVANCED because of their experiencing the pandemic. We could probably all agree that many of the things listed for our students, have also been experienced by us as adults. However, the unknowns at that time would be how our students would become role models for us, in adapting to change, being resilient, and continuing to perform at high levels academically and in co-curriculars. Certainly, there have been some challenges that have come our way, but the life lessons learned in working through those challenges have given our students life experiences to prepare them for their futures, that we never had. 
As educators, we have had to be flexible and change in ways never before imagined. We have learned new ways of providing education to our students, and developed new ways of strengthening our family and community partnerships – all of which has made us a better and more responsive system to the needs of our students and families. That was demonstrated in a recent parent satisfaction survey, where the percentage of parents satisfied with our district, went from 90% in 2018 to 96% in 2021.
As other schools in the country struggle with reopening, we are realizing the power we have at Southern Door when we work together as students, staff, and families – focused on common goals, consistent expectations, and shared responsibilities. Perhaps, even WE, as adults, may find ourselves, like our children, further AHEAD in our own growth as individuals, because we were part of a community that not only survived, but thrived as Eagle Strong and Eagle Proud! 

Yours in Education,
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent
*Softball Spirit Sale
*Students to YMCA Nationals
*Senior Selected for Kids from Wisconsin Troupe
*Sophomore Chosen for State Leadership
*Third Graders Receive Dictionaries
*Vaccine Update for 16 & Over
*4K & 5K Registration Open Now

Community Events: Chemistry Photo Contest & Virtual Live Demo Show
Click on this link to access the SD Softball Spirit Wear Sale. Orders due April 19th.

Congratulations to 🦅SD swimmers, Luke Bousley, Jacob Norton, and Drew Rass, who are headed to the YMCA Nationals🌟 at the Walter Schroeder YMCA in Milwaukee on April 9-11.
NotePlease closely monitor the school calendar and sign up for rschooltoday updates so you are made aware of cancellations and postponements, especially now with the ever changing times.

7p each day - Graduating Senior Spotlights on SD Facebook page

Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 9,10,11
--YMCA Swimming Nationals in Milwaukee - Go Eagles!

Saturday, April 10
--1p Volleyball @ Sevastopol for playoffs today - Go Eagles!

Monday, April 12
--SD Elementary welcomes St. Norbert College sophomore clinical students
--6p Board of Education/Administrative Team Retreat

Tuesday, April 13
--Forward Exam (Grades 3-8, 10)

Wednesday, April 14
--Forward Exam (Grades 3-8, 10)
--7p 5th Grade Musical Showcase airing on SD Facebook

Thursday, April 15
Mental Health Awareness Spirit Day (wear green)
---Forward Exam (Grade 4)

Friday, April 16
--1:45p Tornado Drill (moved from state drill on Thursday due to state testing)
Congratulations to Brady Tooley, who was just selected for the second year in a row for the Kids from Wisconsin troupe.🌟

Recently this year, as a senior, he performed in Hello My Baby as “Mickey McKee". His Junior year he portrayed the “Beast” in Beauty and the Beast and was also accepted in the All-State Jazz Choir and All-State Honors Choir. As a sophomore he was "Pepper" in Mamma Mia and as a freshman "The Baker" (Understudy) in Into the Woods. In fall, he hopes to be a Freshman at Columbia College Chicago.😊

Tooley is looking forward to being a part of the troupe and the experiences he will gain from this amazing, life changing opportunity. He will perform with the troupe here in Door County on July 26th at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor. The show is sponsored by the Southern Door Community Auditorium.
Hunter Malvitz has been chosen to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar in May 2021. Each school in Wisconsin is invited to nominate one sophomore student who exhibits positive leadership qualities in their school and community or shows strong leadership potential. Hunter was nominated by Southern Door staff to serve as our student representative. Congratulations Hunter!
Each year the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club gives dictionaries to every third grader in Door County Schools. They believe that a personal dictionary will be a great help to each third grader, allowing them to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Recently, our third graders received their dictionaries. Students were excited and couldn’t wait to use them. They have enjoyed sharing new things they have learned by looking it up in their personal dictionary.
Now that everyone in Wisconsin 16 years of age and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, we are sharing information we have received regarding locations that have the vaccine. In addition, please click on this link for a district letter went out this week to parents of students 16 & over with answers to frequently asked questions such as how quarantines, close contacts, etc. will be handled for those students who become fully vaccinated.

--Door County Public Health also has vaccine appointments available for their clinics on 4/14 & 4/21 for individuals 16 years of age or older. Visit bookdcph.timetap.com to book your appointment with DCPH.
--Door County Medical Center has vaccine appointments available for all individuals 18 years of age and older. Visit dcmedical.org to request your vaccine appointment. You do not need to be a patient of DCMC to receive the vaccine.
--Vaccines are also available at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. Go to this link for dates and times.

To stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccine information, frequently asked questions, and more, please visit Wisconsin DHS