Fall 2020 Reopening

Information About Returning to School
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a temporary injunction to PHMDC Public Health Order #9 on Sept. 10.  The injunction prevents PHMDC from enforcing the portion of its order that closed schools to in-person instruction for grades 3-12.  The order is available here.

So, this decision effectively allows schools in Dane County to be open for in person instruction in all grades.  We are currently evaluating the potential impact this will have on our District and will provide updates as available. In the meantime and until further notice, we will continue with our current instructional delivery model.

All students in the Verona Area School District returned to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8 either in-person or virtually according to the plan listed above. We invite you to read the plan to find out more about the decision-making we went through to develop the plan and read the following documents to learn about the steps we are taking to ensure your child's health and that of our staff.

Fall 2020 Reopening Plan


Updated August 28

In accordance with Public Health of Madison and Dane County requirements, the following are policies that are now in place to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting of district facilities, hygiene guidelines and illness reporting: 


Facility Cleaning Policy
Hygiene Policy
PHMDC Action Plan For A Confirmed or Suspected COVID Case New
PPE and Healthy Building Initiative
Protective Measures Policy
VASD Illness and Fever Action Plan and Resources New


We have been communicating with you throughout the public health emergency and will continue to do so.  Our goal is to keep you updated on the progress made toward planning for the reopening of school in 2020.  The following communications have been sent out specifically about fall reopening: 

Sept. 15--Fall School Update from Dean Gorrell (Supreme Court Injunction)
Aug 31--Fall School Update from Dean Gorrell
Aug 24--Fall School Update from Dean Gorrell

Aug 4--Fall School Update from Dean Gorrell

Previous communications sent out concerning the Coronavirus are found here


We have prepared a detailed presentation explaining both instructional models.

Play Presentation (English)

(Press present and the audio will play as you proceed through the slides.)
We have also made several presentation to the Board of Education:
Board presentation--August 31, 2020
Board presentation--August 17, 2020
Board presentation--August 6, 2020
Board presentation--July 27, 2020
Board presentation--July 20, 2020
Board presentation--July 13, 2020
Board presentation--July 6, 2020
Board presentation--June 15, 2020
Board presentation--May 18, 2020


If you have questions that are more general in nature about district-wide operations related to the reopening plan, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (English) and Preguntas Frecuentes sobre el Regreso a Clases de VASD (Spanish).
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If you have questions specific to your child(ren), please reach out to their building principal. The following is a list of contacts:

Badger Ridge Middle School, Alan Buss, bussar@verona.k12.wi.us

Core Knowledge Charter School, Rick Kisting, kistingr@verona.k12.wi.us

Country View Elementary, Jessica Beem, beemj@verona.k12.wi.us

Exploration Academy, Pheng Lee, leep@verona.k12.wi.us

Glacier Edge Elementary, Theresa Taylor, taylort@verona.k12.wi.us

New Century Charter School, Ann Princl, princla@verona.k12.wi.us

PreK/4K Coordinator, Jennifer Skibba, skibbaj@verona.k12.wi.us

Savanna Oaks Middle School, Paris Echoles, echolesp@verona.k12.wi.us

Stoner Prairie Elementary, Julie Musgrove, musgrovj@verona.k12.wi.us

Sugar Creek Elementary, Todd Brunner, brunnert@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area International School, Ann Princl, princla@verona.k12.wi.us

Verona Area High School, Pam Hammen, hammenp@verona.k12.wi.us


Public Health Madison and Dane County
Centers for Disease Control
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

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