Dear Sun Prairie Area School District Families-
Today in a 4:30 pm press conference, Governor Evers announced he is closing all Wisconsin schools from Wednesday, March 18, 2020, through at least April 3, 2020. Unless we are closed by Public Health Madison Dane County prior to Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will remain open on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, 2020.
Our District Leadership will be working throughout the weekend to continue our planning for school closure and distance learning. We will communicate with you on Sunday evening with more information.
Announcement from Governor Evers:
Under authority of Wis. Stat. § 252.02(3) and at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, I, Andrea Palm, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, order the closure of all public and private Wisconsin schools for purposes of pupil instruction and extracurricular activities, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, with an anticipated reopening on April 6, 2020. The date of reopening is subject to change pending further information. Based on the assessment of the information available regarding the infectious disease, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), closure is a reasonable and necessary step to prevent, suppress, and control this disease. To prevent further illness, the schools will be closed until the aforementioned anticipated date of reopening. This order does not prevent a school from providing virtual instruction to pupils.