Return to In-Person Learning
We will return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Throughout this historic time, we have been thankful for the resilience, adaptability and cooperation of our students, families, and staff.
We look forward to a return to normal this fall!
- Face Masks
- Reporting Positive or Probable Cases of COVID-19
- Summer Athletics
- Summer Meals - FREE
- Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Hand Washing
- Social Distancing
Beginning June 11, 2021, the West Allis Health Department will be following up on positive and probable cases of COVID-19 to conduct necessary contact tracing for the West-Allis West Milwaukee School District.
West Allis Health Department
7120 W National Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214
Further information on COVID-19 including testing and vaccinations can be found at https://www.westalliswi.gov/1696/Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19
Reporting Positive or Probable COVID 19 Cases
We are asking all employees and families with students participating in school-related activities in-person to report positive or probable cases of COVID-19 to the West Allis Health Department. Call 414-302-8600 and ask to speak to the "school health" nurse or email email@example.com. Include your name and/or child's name, school, telephone number and a brief summary. The nurse or contact tracer will follow up with you.
Free Meal Distribution on Wednesdays
Beginning June 16, 2021
In partnership with Sodexo, a seven day meal pack of free breakfast and lunch items will be distributed to any child up to 18 years old.
Children do not need to be enrolled in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District or live in the communities we serve to be eligible.
Parents or children can drive-through or walk-up to get meals from any site.
Any child or adult with a child in need of meals is welcome.
Meal pick-up is on Wednesday each week.
Seven day meal packs consist of breakfast and lunch items.
James E. Dottke High School
7815 West Lapham Street - West Allis
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Enter the drop off lane on the east side of the building from 78th Street. The line will form going north near the gym entrance.
Nathan Hale High School
11601 West Lincoln Avenue - West Allis
9:00am - 11:00am
Enter the small parking lot in front of the building from Lincoln Avenue. The line will form heading east towards the cafeteria.
For questions concerning meals, free or reduced meal applications, or meal distribution, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-604-4450
We have worked hard to prepare for the return of our students. We have installed social-distancing stickers, hygiene reminders, plexiglass barriers, and special health rooms. Our schools and classrooms have been supplied with a variety of cleaning supplies, masks, and face shields. Our Facilities will be deep cleaned each Wednesday and on weekends. Deep cleaning will also be done if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in a building or office. We are following Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for our cleaning processes.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Cleaning is the process of removing unwanted substances, such as dirt, infectious agents, and other impurities, from an object or environment. Cleaning with soap and water removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces and it lowers the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting is the process of cleaning something, especially with a chemical, in order to destroy bacteria. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces. Killing germs on a surface after cleaning, can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
To clean and disinfect schools and offices, our building custodial staff will be performing these tasks each day:
Remove any visible soil from the surface with a detergent-based cleaner before applying a disinfectant.
Disinfect surfaces from high areas to low areas so that any dirt/dust that may contain microorganisms dislodged from above are removed when you clean the lower surfaces.
Disinfect surfaces from “clean” areas, such as classrooms, to “dirty” areas, such as restrooms, to minimize cross-contamination.
When disinfecting, we will ensure surfaces remain visibly wet for the contact time specified on the product label.
Disinfect all frequently touched surfaces daily including desks, cubbies, cafeteria tables, restroom stalls/stall doors, door handles, pencil sharpeners, and sink fixtures.
Disinfecting after our routine cleaning is complete, including emptying trash, dusting, and vacuuming to minimize cross-contamination.
Cleaning and disinfecting schedules will allow time for the disinfecting products to dry and any fumes to dissipate before students are allowed in the classroom.
Disinfectants will be stored out of reach of children, and should not be used while children are present.
First Student Bus Transportation Information
Face Masks are required for all students riding the bus.
Students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes before morning pick-up.
At the end of the day, students will be dropped off within ten minutes of the time listed.
For bus ride problems or concerns (e.g., late pick up/drop off), please contact First Student Bus Transportation at (414) 649-2620.
For questions regarding the bus assignment, please contact the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District at (414) 604-3043 or (414) 604-3014.
Bus Transportation Precautions
Physical distancing is extremely difficult to maintain on a school bus. Therefore, we are asking families to consider alternative options for pick-up and drop-off of their students, such as family drop-off or carpooling should that be possible. Administrators and our West Allis and West Milwaukee Police Departments will determine if new traffic patterns are needed around schools to accommodate for the increased parent and foot traffic to and from schools. This includes (potential) new loading and unloading locations and/or procedures for buses and cars.
School Bus Health and Safety
Working with our transportation company First Student, we are finalizing what health and safety measures we can put in place to reduce risk for our school community. These safety measures will be in place on school buses:
Buses will be cleaned and disinfected twice daily to promote safety for all students and First Student staff.
Students are to maintain distance from others at bus stops.
Students will be required to wear a face covering while on the school bus, due to the inability to maintain distance. In the event a student cannot wear a face covering because it is not developmentally and/or medically feasible (medical documentation required), the students will be assigned to sit in the front rows of the school bus.
Eating, drinking (unless medically required) and chewing gum will be prohibited on the bus.
Hand sanitizer will be available for riders to use as they enter and/or exit the bus.
Signs will be posted in each bus that illustrate the COVID-19 related Rider Expectations and Safety Precautions (e.g., How to Stop the Spread, Covering Your Cough, etc.).
Students will be routed with bus capacity no greater than two students per seat.
Students are asked to sit with household family members while riding the bus.
Students' bus routes will be limited to only assigned and routine routes.
Drop-off and pick-up processes may be modified to allow for physical distancing and limit congregating at each school location.
Ventilation systems will operate while students are on the bus and windows will remain open as weather allows, in order to increase circulation of outdoor air.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Buses will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected twice daily by First Student following their use to transport students in the morning and afternoon, using products recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities.
Cleaning and disinfecting schedules will allow time for the disinfecting products to dry and any fumes to dissipate before students are allowed on the bus.
All commonly touched surfaces within the entry, passenger and driver’s areas of the bus or transport vehicle, including car seats, seat belts, booster seats and harnesses will be cleaned and disinfected.
If a positive COVID-19 case is identified, staff will clean and disinfect the bus before using it again with students.