February 11, 2022
Dear MDU Families,
Today the Onalaska and Holmen School Districts announced that due to a sharp decline in cases, they will no longer require the wearing of masks in their facilities as of Monday, February 14. We have noted the same sharp decline in cases in our programs and will be following suit. The updated policy for MDU will be effective Monday, February 21 as our studio is closed for Intersessional Break next week.
Every day that we can get where children can fully express themselves in the classroom and teachers can have full communication, including facial cues, we will celebrate! And, if there are days ahead where cases rise to a point where we have to revisit our mask policy, we will do so.
In meantime, all other risk-mitigating factors remain in place and parents are asked to keep their children home if they do not feel well and to keep up with other healthy habits such as good hand hygiene, hydration, nutrition, and sleep. Anyone who would still like to wear a mask to class for comfort is welcome to do so and plenty of masks will still be available at the front desk.
I want to thank our faculty, families, and students for their support over the past two years. Working together, we have kept our classrooms open continuously since June of 2020 and we are working on our return to the stage for Spring Recital! Now that’s some awesome teamwork!
Thank you for your support! With appreciation,
Dear MDU Family,
At Misty's Dance Unlimited, the health and safety of our faculty and students are our most important priorities.
This afternoon Gov. Tony Evers has directed the state Department of Health Services to mandated all K-12 schools to shut down beginning Wednesday, March 18.
We have determined that is it in the best interest of our faculty and families to temporarily suspend all classes for that time period as well. Our last day of classes before the shut down will be the same as the schools - Tuesday, March 17.
To manage this change, we will be moving our previously schedule spring break up to the first week of the closure (meaning we will not have our ordinary spring break during Easter).
Also, we run a 32 week dance season, BUT we had scheduled for 33 weeks on the calendar this year! That means we already had one extra week of classes built into our schedule, for which we are VERY grateful.
We are planning to resume classes along with the local schools on Monday, April 6 and will offer a week of make up classes immediately following recital to cover the other service days. If anything changes with that timeline we will let you know.
In the meantime, we have been in contact with recital costume suppliers and Viterbo University and recital dates remain unchanged. We will continue to monitor the situation, and should other changes to our season be needed we will update you accordingly.
As always, but especially now, we greatly appreciate your support during these challenging times and so do all of the kids and teachers.