Our Guiding Principles for Decision-Making:

  • This plan is fluid and must be contingent upon the most recent county, state, and federal orders.
  • Prioritize student achievement and mental health wellness. Honor the identified unique needs of students.
  • Refer to relevant Department of Health Services Guidance and consult with Door County Public Health and Door County Medical Center, when making any plans, to minimize health and safety risks for students and staff.
  • Evaluate district obligations and responsibilities. Consult with liability insurance carrier to understand potential liability and exposure to risk when planning any activity that involves students, families, and community.
  • Make local decisions based on a review of state law, rule, or guidance and local policy.
  • Maintain close alignment in priorities with the Board of Education, in decision making and communications. Consult with independent district counsel when making plans or decisions.
  • Plan what is in the best interest of students and staff, and implement what is practicable for education at Southern Door.

Return to School Objectives

Objective 1:  Governance
Identify essential actions that will foster a shared understanding of goals, responsibilities, and accountability.

Objective 2:  Facilities
Develop essential actions necessary to ensure district and school facilities are, and remain, safe for students and staff to inhabit.

Objective 3:  School Operations (Food Service, Transportation)
Establish essential actions to ensure operations support a safe and organized school environment.

Objective 4:  Wellness
Determine essential actions to keep staff and students safe and healthy. 

Objective 5:  Instruction
Identify essential actions to meet all students’ academic and social-emotional well-being needs.

Objective 6:  Technology
Describe essential actions to ensure technology infrastructure, assets, and guidance supporting an efficient and effective educational program.

Objective 7:  Communication
Develop essential actions to ensure timely information and consistent messaging is provided to students, staff, families, and the community, and that appropriate stakeholders are involved in the decision making process.

Objective 8:  Co-Curriculars and Events
Establish essential actions to ensure safe and organized co-curricular activities throughout the school year.