October 8, 2020
“The way a team plays as a whole, determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." Babe Ruth

Dear Southern Door families, Staff, and Community:                                      
Whether it was the Packer’s Monday night win, or better yet, our own Eagles football team now going 2-0 and the success of our cross-country team, we realize that while talent is important, it is teamwork which brings about success for both the team and its individuals. 

With the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences here in October, we recognize that the most important TEAM (Together Each Achieves More) that we have here at Southern Door is that of parents and staff, working together as partners for our students’ success. We look forward to strengthening that partnership with our parents, who are the most important people in their children’s lives. Our conversations about student strengths and needs are critical to ensuring that together, we help every child reach their potential. Be watching for your school's outreach for how these conferences will be done virtually this year.

Another key relationship is the one that the District has with our community. An important decision for our community's consideration is being placed on the November 3rd ballot. During this pandemic, I am not able to share information by doing the usual town meetings, as I have done in the past. Information is provided in a press release at this link. I will also provide information each week in this newsletter, and on the district’s Facebook page. You can also access lots of resources and Frequently Asked Questions on the district website at this link. If you have any questions about the referendum, please feel free to contact me as well at the district office: 920-825-7311. 

Together We Are Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong!
Patricia Vickman, Superintendent

*Important Dates
*School Board Recognition Week
*SD Face Coverings/Masks Sale
*Show Your Eagle Pride
*High School Award Jackets Sale
*Free Public School Pride Signs Available
*Basketball Apparel Sale
*Mental Health Matters Newsletter
*Facebook Live on COVID-19
*November Referendum
*Free Flu Vaccines by Public Health
*Nominate an Educator for Kohl Awards
*YMCA Free Weekend Meals
*Community Events:
--Flu Shot Clinics;
--Farmers to Families Free Food Box Event; --Halloween Drive-Up Cookout;
--Alumni Notice
Note: Please 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. 

Thursday, Oct 8 - Great Apple Crunch Day; 6p Dr. Heise & Sue Powers on Door County Medical Center's Facebook Live
Friday, Oct 9 - Varsity Football @ Oconto; MS/HS progress reports emailed

National School Lunch Week
Monday, Oct 12 - MS volleyball vs Sevastopol; JV football @ Kewaunee
Tuesday, Oct 13 - Gr. 8 Football vs Kewaunee; Cross Country @ Gibraltar
Wednesday, Oct 14 - 10:25a SD on WDOR; 4-6p Free Farm to Family Food Box at the fairgrounds
Thursday, Oct 15 - 4:30-7:30p PreK-12 Parent Conferences
Friday, Oct 16 - Eagle Strong School Colors Spirit Day; Varsity Football vs Kewaunee
(◔◡◔)SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK! Strong boards, strong schools, strong communities!
Please join us in thanking all of our 🦅Southern Door Board of Education members and our Student Representatives for their hard work and dedication to our students, staff, families, and our community! ❤️💙

We have had many requests for SD face coverings/masks. They are now available to order with the attached order form. This is not a fundraiser, as the masks are being offered at cost. Deadline to order is October 23rd, with delivery before Thanksgiving. Click on this link to access the order form.
The elementary/middle school Parents Involved in Education have 14 yard signs remaining! Show your Eagle Proud, Eagle Strong attitude! They are available for pick up from the district office for a donation of $15 cash, or check made payable to Southern Door PIE. Call 920.825.7311 to reserve one for pickup!

Quali-T Screening has a $40 discount until the end of the month. Place your orders by October 31st to ensure delivery before Christmas.  The high school office also has a sample of both styles, one style a size small and the other style a size large. Click on this link to access the order information.

The Wisconsin Public Education Network - a non-partisan, non-profit group that promotes public education provided us with some FREE signs.
Call 920.825.7311 to reserve one for pickup.

If you are looking for some Southern Door Basketball apparel, Girls Basketball is currently running an apparel sale! The sale is open now through October 19. Please take a look by clicking on this link below, to gain access to the online store. Sales will not be accepted after October 19. Please take a look, as there are many choices for everyone!

Please click here to access the October edition of the STRIDE Newsletter.

Southern Door is part of this county consortium to provide mental health resources and education.
Did you know that the last operational referendum passed by the community in 2018 expired June 30, 2020? A successful school referendum results in no increase to the 🦅Southern Door School District’s projected tax mill rate.

The projected mill rate of 8.76 continues to be below the State average of 9.37. Future years’ mill rates are projected to remain at or less than current values. More information is available at this link on the district's website.

Please cast an informed vote on November 3rd.
Door County Public Health will again offer free influenza vaccine to school age children this year. With COVID-19, their clinics are going to look different this year. They are not able to go into each school and provide flu vaccine to the students. Instead, they encourage parents to bring children age 4-18 years old to one of our drive-through clinics. Please click on this link for dates, times and locations. Parents will need to sign for their child to receive the vaccine. We have injectable and Nasal Mist Influenza this year. We will be able to honor preference as supply allows.
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher or Principal for a Kohl Award by October 13, 2020
The State of Wisconsin is currently accepting nominations of Wisconsin teachers for 2021 Herb Kohl teacher and principal fellowships awards. The nomination deadline is October 13, 2020 at 5:00:00 p.m. central time. If your nominee chooses to apply, he or she will be considered for a $6,000 personal grant and a $6,000 matching grant for his or her school. The Herb Kohl Foundation annually selects 100 teachers and 16 principals to receive awards. Go to this link for more information on how to nominate an outstanding teacher or principal.