Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sparta Area School District

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:13am
Superintendent for Sparta Area School District (SASD) Dr. Amy Van Deuren has maintained throughout the course of the current pandemic that the safety of staff and students is the district’s top priority. To gauge how parents and staff are feeling about the district’s handling of the pandemic, a...
Dr, Amy Van Deuren, Sparta school superintendent, addressed by ZOOM the Sparta Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Note the bag of Sweet Tarts—standard desk-top nourishment for Wisconsin’s school superintendents. Contributed photo
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:20am
Sparta Area School District Supervisor Amy Van Deuren, speaking to Kiwanians Tuesday, Sept. 29, said District operation under COVID-19 was akin to “a Snow Day on steroids.”   Describing how the model used by the Monroe County Health Department to track the spread of COVID cases led to the closing...
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:55am
Prior to the Sparta Area School District’s decision to return to virtual learning this week after the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) determined that Monroe County was at red level, the school board had approved allowing spectators at athletic events.     Activities Director John Blaha...
Depicted above is a breakdown of the Sparta Area School District’s reported active cases of COVID-19 among its individual school buildings. Contributed photo.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:19am
Starting Monday, September 28, the Sparta Area School District will become 100 percent virtual, at the RED level. This determination was made Wednesday based on conversations with the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) and with guidance provided by the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Public Health...
Claire Craig’s fourth grade class at Herrman Elementary School practices social distancing by keeping desks six feet apart. Herald photos by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:10am
Sparta Area School District’s much anticipated new addition, Herrman Elementary School, has been officially open and operational for the past few weeks. Prior to the district’s recent switch back to virtual learning, students, staff and families have been excited to be a part of the new elementary...
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:59am
The first week of school at Sparta’s new Herrman Elementary School was a perfect storm for traffic problems. Rain, a short window of time for drop offs due to COVID-19 protocols and parents’ not knowing what to expect all combined for a first week of confusion. Co-City Administrator Todd Fahning...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:17am
The Sparta Area School District (SASD) received confirmation from the Monroe County Health Department (MCHD) this week regarding one additional COVID-19 case at Southside Early Learning Center.  At this time, MCHD is conducting contact tracing with the assistance of the SASD and will notify any...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:00am
Classes throughout the Sparta Area School District are underway and look very different this year as in years past and students, staff and families have been working together the past few weeks to try and navigate uncharted waters.  “Last week, between trying to get back into the swing of things,...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:59am
Earlier this week, the Sparta Area School District’s Policy, Finance and Facilities Committee recommended the full board approve the 2020-2021 preliminary budget.  Director of Business Services Leah Hauser presented the preliminary budget to the committee, continually reminding them that there are...
Construction at the new Herrman Elementary School is complete and staff have been in the building this week, working hard to prepare classrooms for the return to school next week. Herald photo by Nicole Vik.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:24am
Schools are slated to open next week for the Sparta Area School District (SASD) and as the start of the school year quickly approaches, there are still a lot of questions on the minds of parents and families during this confusing and ever-changing situation.  Throughout its planning in the wake of...


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