• Friday, September 18, 2020

    Greetings MHS Families,

    We want to express our continued appreciation for your support, patience, and understanding with changes we have put in place to begin the new school year. We believe this transition into the new school year has gone exceptionally well and even exceeded our expectations given the current circumstances. This successful start is greatly due to the student body here at MHS. With their cooperation, we truly had a smooth and positive start to the year.

    There are so many unknowns as it relates to operating under the current health crisis. We have been cautious and deliberate in many of the practices we have put in place to start the school year. As we navigate through the new cohort block schedule and other safety procedures, we continue to monitor our progress and will look to make changes in conjunction with Wood County Health Department where we feel comfortable in so doing.

    Below are the links to two outlines explaining our proposed permanent pass for any student grades 9-12 from study hall and our study hall pullout program we intend to start on Monday, September 28th. We hope these changes help each and every student as we continue to navigate the new school year.

    Finally, this upcoming week during announcements, we will be talking to students about our expectations regarding their preparation for classes when students are here on their cohort day and for days when they are working from home. We are getting far enough into the year that concerning patterns are beginning to develop with several students; all students need to check in with teachers on CANVAS frequently. As a friendly reminder, student’s remote attendance will be directly connected to coursework completion and student engagement for all courses. We highly recommend students check in at least 2-3 times a week for each class to stay current with assignments and announcements.

    Again, as the year continues, we will update you on any needs that arise as it pertains to teaching and learning. Thank you again for all that you do to aid us in making the best of these challenging circumstances.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Nicksic – Principal
    Jackson Hein – Assistant Principal
    Jamie Defelice – Assistant Principal
    Nathan DeLany – Athletic Director

    Parent Study Hall Outline Procedures

    Permanent Pass Proposal Letter

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020


    Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Students,
    Before the first day of school commences next week Tuesday, September 1st, we want to pass along some updated information for clarification and new information to help ease the transition into the new school year. We know this change in limiting the number of students accessing the building and to the schedule, has required a lot of information to be communicated to you. We appreciate as always, your understanding, patience, and flexibility.

    Cohort Attendance – Week # 1
    On Tuesday, September 1st, school officially begins for all students. However, the only students who attend face-to-face in building instruction are the 300+ students in Cohort A. All students in cohorts B, C, and D, are to begin their instruction by visiting the CANVAS course page, beginning at 8:00 a.m., for each of their teachers, to start the instructional year. On Wednesday, September 2nd, the only students who attend face-to-face in building instruction are the 300+ students in Cohort B. Thursday, September 3rd, is for the 300+ students in Cohort C and Friday, September 4th for Cohort D. Students showing up on the wrong cohort day will be asked leave.

    During this first week of school, we will run the traditional 9 Bell Schedule with our new ACP/Tiger Time, so students can meet all their teachers. The four Early Bird classes will start at 7:00 a.m. this week. Please see last week’s letter or the school website for this schedule.

    100% Virtual Students
    All students who selected the 100% virtual option begin Tuesday, September 1st. All students who selected this option will receive MHS courses, curriculum, and teachers. Students in the 100% virtual option who have not registered, need to do so in the main office at MHS to receive their schedule, iPad, student planner, student I.D., and other school related information. The Main Office here at MHS will be open Friday, August 28th, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and likewise on Monday, August 31st, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Students may access their teacher’s CANVAS course page, starting at 8:00 a.m., on Tuesday, September 1st, to begin the instructional year. Students, please contact your instructor with any further questions regarding virtual learning starting Tuesday, September 1st.

    Block Scheduling - Week # 2
    Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, we will begin our block scheduling rotation. Please see the schedules that can be found in the MHS Family Resource Packet in the 20-21 Family Resources Link on the MHS web page. Like week # 1, only students in Cohort A will attend face-to-face instruction here at MHS on Tuesday, September 8th. On Wednesday, September 9th, for Cohort B, Thursday, September 10th, for Cohort C, and Friday, September 11th, for Cohort D. Again, students showing up on the wrong cohort day will be asked to leave.


    School Operations
    Please see the MHS Family Resource Packet that can be found on the high school web page for more information. The key changes to school operations due to safety surrounding COVID-19 for the start of the school year include:
    • Face Masks are required. Students refusing to wear one and/or continually non-comply with this requirement will be directed out of the building. (Please consider the 100% Virtual Option otherwise)
    • Social Distancing will be maintained as best possible in all classes, passing time, and lunch periods. Seating charts are required on our end for contact tracing requirements.
    • Other than for the first week Early Bird students, Door 36 will open for students needing breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Students will remain in the Commons until the 7:30 a.m. dismissal into the academic wing. We ask all students that can arrive after 7:40 a.m. to please do so.
    • At the end of the academic day, we ask that all students are picked up by 3:15 p.m. Students who carpool or drive are asked to immediately exit the building for the day. Students will be requested to social distance while waiting for rides.
    • To start the year, unfortunately, we need to cancel our TOP program.
    • The building will be closed to outside venders, guest speakers, and the public during normal instructional hours.


    Virtual PowerPoint Video – School Opening Operations
    Administration is working on an audio PowerPoint as a review for families of the Building Operations, Schedules, and Academic and Student Support (Teaching and Learning). This is a review of what can be found in the MHS Family Resources Packet. We hope to release this presentation by Monday, August 31st. It will be made available in the 20-21 Family Resources link on the high school web page.


    Lunches
    For the first week of school, there will be only one hot lunch entrée available. Likewise, Ala Carte and salad bar will not be available. With our TOP Program suspended indefinitely due to contact tracing concerns, students may want to plan to bring a cold lunch if the hot lunch entrée on any given day is not to their liking.
    We hope to have the new online order form ready for Ala Carte come week two. Students can use their iPad to place an Ala Carte order for lunch. Upon entering the cafeteria from the south hallway (band hallway), they can pick-up their labeled bag in a grab and go type system.


    Meet and Greet
    As alluded to in last week’s letter, we are inviting parents to access their teachers’ CANVAS pages. Here they can meet their teachers and learn about each teacher’s class. These pages will be available beginning Monday, August 31st, at 9:00 a.m.


    Bus Transfer Lot
    Due to concerns over social distancing, the bus transfer lot will be relocated to the middle of the student parking lot. Staff will be present to assist students with procedures and expectations. Student who have purchased parking passes are asked to park in the front student parking lot.


    iPads
    We remind all students to have their iPad fully charged to start the day. Chargers will be available, but the less touchpoints we have for students, the safer it will be. Thanks for charging iPads in advanced; Chromebooks will not be available for students while charging iPads so it is crucial for students to keep up with this daily.


    Athletics /Activities
    Thank you to everyone who has been patient as the WIAA, WVC, and our district navigate through the unknowns for athletics and activities at Marshfield High School. Student Activity information will be made in daily announcements and on canvas as we move forward, please encourage your son/daughter to look for this information. All athletic updates will be posted on the high school athletic webpage and/or communicated through RSchool and Canvas classrooms for each sport. The Wisconsin Valley Conference will begin the fall seasons as previously communicated:
         Sept. 1st: Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Cheer^
         Sept. 7th: Football, Volleyball^, Boys Soccer, Girls Swimming
    Volleyball and Cheer are true tryout sports with cuts. Teams will be decided at the end of those tryouts. Most other fall sports offer competitions/evaluations for varsity positions, but all kids are encouraged to say in the program and participate at their ability level.

    Let’s have a great start to the new school year.

    Michael J. Nicksic – Principal
    Jackson Hein – Assistant Principal
    Jamie Defelice – Assistant Principal
    Nathan DeLany – Athletic Director and Student Activities Director

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Greetings MHS Families,
    As we approach the first day of school, we are trying to get all pertinent information out to you. The last critical pieces of information are the cohort assignments, school newsletter, and our plans for Meet and Greet. For all students and families who attended this week’s registration, the “Student and Family Resource Packet” contains most information families need to know to begin the school year. Please click HERE for the following link to view this document. We will post a modified version of our typical first quarter newsletter on the high school website next week.

    The following are the Marshfield High School cohorts:
    COHORT A Last names A – Franklin
    COHORT B Last names L - R
    COHORT C Last names Franks – K
    COHORT D Last names S – Z

    Students will NOT be permitted to switch cohorts. Students must attend the day they are assigned. Students showing up to MHS on days their cohort is not assigned will be directed to leave. Our spacing for lunches and study halls are a challenge in compliance with proper social distancing. We cannot afford to take on extra students in many of our classes, study halls, and lunches for these reasons.

    As for this year’s Meet and Greet, we are creating a virtual Meet and Greet using Canvas. On Friday, August 28th, all professional staff will have submitted a brief biography and course navigation video on their respective Canvas courses. Parent/Guardians who sign up to be an observer in Canvas will have access to your student’s courses and learn more about the course, the teacher, and how to navigate the Canvas platform throughout the school year. Most of these videos will be 3-5 minutes and length and can be accessed on Canvas by clicking “Meet Your Instructor” and/or “Help/Trouble Shooting” buttons. This also gives families the flexibility to navigate the courses at their leisure. For more information about Canvas and for a tutorial on how to sign up for Canvas, click here. As a friendly reminder, parent/guardians are encouraged to sign up as an “observer” in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas to their students account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other important course content.

    For all families who were not able to register this week, please come to the Main Office tomorrow, or next week, August 24th through 28th, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Students will collect their schedules, iPads, student I.D.s and other pertinent information. Lifetouch School Photographers will not be available next week. Students will need to have their picture taken on retake day which is yet to be determined. Masks are required for admittance into the building and must continue to be worn while inside the building. No exceptions.

    We know the beginning of the school year under the current situation is going to have a different feel than the traditional school setting. We empathize with all families, but ask you to familiarize yourself with the resource guide, particularly as it pertains to Daily Operations and Student Expectations. It is imperative students understand and follow these guidelines to maintain a safe school setting and avoid any complicated contact tracing situations and temporary school shutdowns.

    Thank you to those students who completed the activities survey during registration. This information will help us in our planning and communication in the coming weeks. The WIAA schedules and activity offerings continue to be a fluid situation. We will include updated information in these communications when possible, but you can check the High School or High School Athletic webpages for updated activity and athletic information.

    Your ongoing support, patience, and flexibility is truly appreciated. Let’s have a great start to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

    Sincerely,
    Michael J. Nicksic – Principal
    Jackson Hein – Assistant Principal
    Jamie Defelice – Assistant Principal
    Nathan DeLany – Athletic and Activities Director

     

     

     

     

Graduation Photos Info

  • Parents - If your graduate didn't fill out a card with your email information at either one of the two opportunities they were given during the school year, please use this link to take you to the site where you can search for your graduate's photos.  Click here to enter your information for Empire Photography.

    Any questions, please contact: Empire Photography at 1-608-257-2941 or empirephotos.com  


     

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION VIDEO

  • Congratulations to MHS math teacher, Melissa Stockheimer, who is one of this year's Crystal Apple Award winners.  Mrs. Stockheimer received her award at the Crystal Apple award at the banquet which was held on June 24th at Hotel Marshfield.  Mrs. Stockheimer has been nominated for 17 years for the Crystal Apple award and commented that "persistence pays off" and that she recently heard from a former student who indicated that he was glad she finally won the Crystal Apple he nominated her for 16 years ago.

    Mrs. Stockheimer (2nd from right) is a 2020 Crystal Apple Award Winner

    Pictured L-R are: Principal Mike Nicksic, Debbie Bauer from the Chamber of Commerce, Melissa Stockheimer and Dr. Alex Lendved from MSTC who was part of the selection team.


     

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