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,
As you know, we voluntarily closed our business last Wednesday when the La Crosse County Coulee COVID-19 Compass turned to RED. It was our hope that our community would band together to stay home and help curb the growing numbers of positive test results.
As of yesterday afternoon, the Coulee Covid-19 Compass remains in RED for our county. To help our community stay healthy and safe, MDU classes for the week of June 22-27 will be held ONLINE. All private lessons and skills tests will be rescheduled. Please look for an individual email if that pertains to you <3.
We have been asked we will open back up if Coulee COVID-19 Compass goes to ORANGE later this week. The answer is that we will not. We feel strongly that our families and teachers need to be able to make plans for the week and that would not be good to wake up each day wondering and waiting for an announcement of what life will look like for the day. To that end, we will be making our decisions on the status of summer classes on a week-by-week basis. A decision about the status of each week’s classes will be announced Sunday nights at 6pm.
Please check your email for online zoom links to your classes this week.
Thank you for your support as we seek to do our part to continue to serve our students while being good stewards of community health and our continued support efforts for our students and staff.
We appreciate our MDU families more than words can express and we can't wait to see you again in person some day.