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Important Message: Remote Learning for June 9, 2021

Remote Learning for June 9, 2021
June 8, 2021
Dear Verona Parents, Guardians, and Staff:
All students and staff Kindergarten through Grade 8 for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th will operate on a full remote learning day from home due to excessive temperatures and the impact to our classrooms. We expect regular in-person learning for all students on Thursday, June 10th.
Please note that Laning Pre-K and LLD/LSS programming at the elementary and middle schools will attend school in person on a regular schedule. These rooms either have established climate control and/or the building principal has located a climate controlled area to accommodate these students. YMCA aftercare is cancelled tomorrow. Verona High School is fully air conditioned and will operate on a regular full day schedule.
Although the majority of students and staff were not in our buildings today, the District opened classroom windows to increase air flow and monitored classroom temperatures. Temperatures in many classrooms were above 85 degrees and approached 90 degrees in a number of areas. The use of fans was tested today and had zero effect on reducing classroom temperatures when measured.
The HVAC project went out to bid as scheduled in Spring 2020. Unfortunately, the timing coincided with the height of the pandemic. As a result, the HVAC project bid came in over budget in the Spring due to the global crisis and impact on the economy. In December, the District was able to approve a contract within budget once the market became more stabilized providing more certainty to construction firms bidding on the project. 
We recognize these adjustments to the school schedule may pose challenges for some families. We appreciate and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Dr. Rui Dionisio
Superintendent of Schools