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,
Miss Misty

Safer Studio Policy Archive
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  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • mistysdance@gmail.com

10/26/20 Back to school for many of our students today.

Good Morning!

MANY of our students are heading back to school today for the first time. Some are excited, some are nervous. Parents and teachers included.

I wanted to offer a bit of ENCOURAGEMENT from someone who has been leading a school that has been open continuously since late June. We have had over 9,000 client contacts through our building since that time and only 3 Covid cases (none from our studio and none for 6 weeks). That's less than 1/100th of 1% occurrence.

Miss Shayna Stellflue has been implementing our Safer Studio™ standards to a T, Miss Sandy Averill doesn't let anyone by without hitting the Purell, we have a near-to-full time cleaning routine, all of our teachers are in face coverings and they are providing regular reminders to kids to practice safety. It's been a lot, but it has been critical to keeping our services as a CONSTANT for kids in a hard time.

It IS possible to step back into classroom settings if solid safety measures are in place and well maintained. But, it takes keeping SAFETY in first place. As our kids start going back to school this week, please join us in giving them the CONFIDENCE to navigate their new school-flows and LOVING REMINDERS of the simple things we can all do to help keep each other healthy such as staying home if we aren't well, keeping our hands clean and wearing our face coverings if we are able.

Together, we can. 

Love, Miss Misty W. Lown