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North Lake School District

2021-22 Theme: Change

2021-22 School Year

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Thank you for trusting the North Lake School staff with your children’s education. We offer five days a week face-to-face instruction with no virtual learning options. Parents, you are our partners and help to make this learning model work. We truly respect this responsibility and know that our great K-8 will continue in its success.
We have finalized the 2021-22 School Year Plan. Yet, please understand that this plan may need to be revisited as time passes. We are planning on a school environment as normal as practically possible while maintaining the health and safety of your child. We will continue to consider the guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Waukesha County Health Department and Waukesha County Executive Office. Any decisions affecting your child’s education will be made locally, specifically by the North Lake School Board and with recommendations from district leadership.
Let’s stay the course as a strong North Lake Community!

Communication Updates

August 26, 2021
The North Lake School Board approved the 2021-22 School Year Plan on August 25th. Below are links to the Plan, At-Home Symptom Checklist, Summit Clinical Laboratories Forms, COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Information, and Notification of Exposure Parent Letter.

August 16, 2021
The NLS staff is looking forward to seeing families at the registration days – August 17 & 18. The new lower playground restoration is not complete so popsicles will be served in the front of the schoolhouse. The plan for the first day of school, September 1, has changed and we will NOT meet as a student body in the big gym. Students will proceed directly to their homerooms upon arrival to maintain classroom cohorts. The school district continues to monitor the health recommendations and encourages vaccination for those eligible. Currently, the district is returning to normal policies and procedures and masks will be optional for students and staff. However, discussion will continue and decisions will be made as necessary.

August 4, 2021
Local decisions will be made in consideration with the guidelines established by the CDC, DPI, Waukesha Health Department and the Waukesha County Executive Office. Masks will not be required in school. Masks are optional for students and staff in the 2021-22 school year.
The North Lake School District encourages all who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Masks are federally required on school buses at this time. Stay tuned for updates from the district and Dousman Transport regarding this rule.
Some of the effective mitigation efforts will continue for the 2020-21 school year such as: cleaning protocols, lunch/recess schedules limiting large groups, water bottle bubbler use only, frequent handwashing and hand sanitizing, and common sense when working with children.
Visitors, school volunteers, athletics, and field trips will be allowed during the 2021-22 school year. District guidelines will be in place according to our handbook and communicated through The WAVE and website. Please check for updates and/or call the office if you have questions.
Contact tracing may be handled in a similar fashion as the 2020-21 school year with courtesy calls to families if possible and/or appropriate. Families come first at North Lake School. It is still the CDC’s best practice to isolate if you test positive for the Category 1 COVID-19 disease for ten days. The health department will continue to monitor positive cases and communicate with the school community. Finally, the district will utilize a COVID-19 dashboard only if the number of cases warrant this communication tool.
Please contact Mrs. Liesl Ackley at 262-422-9220 with a call or text or email to to answer any specific questions or concerns.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Waukesha County Public Health
Waukesha County Executive Office
Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services
Arrowhead Union High School