Sun Prairie Schools are a welcoming place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status.
At the Sun Prairie Area School District:
We stand by all of our students, staff, and families.
The Sun Prairie Area School District celebrates and values our diverse community. We support and are inclusive of all students, staff, families, and community members of all races, ethnicities, faiths, national origins, immigration statuses, political viewpoints, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
We stand by our students with disabilities and their families. We will continue to staunchly protect the rights of people of all abilities.
All children will be safe and loved in our schools…..Every Child, Every Day.
We have a policy that limits law enforcement activities in district schools. Law enforcement may not investigate or interview students in school without express permission to do so from a principal. Parental permission is also required in most circumstances.
Make sure that family members and students understand their rights. Feel free to contact your school principal, counselor or social worker for guidance on resources to support you, or contact one of the local or national organizations listed here.
Although we do not know at this time what approach federal authorities will take toward undocumented students and families, all Sun Prairie students, regardless of immigration status, are valued members of our community and we are committed to ensuring that they are always welcome and safe in our schools. We always encourage students to attend school so as to not negatively impact their instructional time; however, we strongly support you in making the decision that is best for your child.
Staff in schools are prepared to support the emotional well-being of all students regardless of immigration status. Feel free to contact your school principal, student services staff for resources that might support you. You can also contact our EL Coordinator, Ann Williams, at 608.834.6501. You do not need to disclose your immigration status to receive support services.
DACA is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect immigrant youth who meet certain eligibility criteria from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit.
You can contact your school English Language (EL) representative to request interpretation services.
If you have additional questions about your rights, immigration enforcement, deportation, citizenship and/or DACA, we recommend contacting one of the many local or national organizations listed here for guidance and support. Seek assistance from a reputable immigration lawyer. Visit immigrationlawhelp.org for more information about non-profit legal service organizations by state.
This information was adapted from the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Our schools are closed but our learning continues!
All of our schools and facilities (including sports fields) are closed.
Please visit our Distance Learning webpage for more information such as distance learning resources, meal services throughout the community, and recent COVID-19 communications that have been sent to families.