COVID-19 Information

Please be assured that PRWS faculty and staff understand and share your concern for the well-being of our students, our employees and our school families during this high-stress time. Given the complex and rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the public resources linked below for the most detailed and up-to-date information on COVID-19. Please bookmark this page as we will continue to update it with information as it relates to PRWS.

The school office is receiving phone calls (608-637-7828), Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Voicemail will also be checked on a regular basis.

Communication and Updates

July 15: Important Updates for the Coming School Year:

June 13: Important Updates from the Returning to School Taskforce:

April 16: Important Covid-19 Update for the PRWS Community:

March 25: Important Update from PRWS BOD and Finance Committee:

March 18: Governor Tony Evers directed DHS to close all K-12 schools (public and private) for instructional and extracurricular purposes. The mandated closure begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and will last through the end of the public health emergency declared by the Governor on March 12, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued.

March 16: Message to the PRWS School Community

March 13: Message to PRWS School Community

March 11: Message to PRWS School Community

Public Resources and Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization Coronavirus Advisory Info
World Health Organization Coronavirus Q&A
Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Page
Vernon County Public Health Department COVID-19 Map

Additional Resources 

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Explaining the News to Our Kids
How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus Outbreak
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
A Comic About What Kids Want to Know About the Coronavirus
Simplicity Parenting COVID-19 Audio Series for Parents
Coping During COVID-19: Resources for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my child’s education continue?
Faculty will prepare lessons, assignments, activities, resources, etc. that will allow our educational program to continue as much as possible. A combination of physical lesson packets and online resources including audio recordings, video calls, Google Classroom, and Slack will be used in varying degrees depending on grade level.

What can I do right now?
You play an important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Here are some everyday preventive measures that can slow or stop the spread to yourself and others:

  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Stay at least six feet away from other people.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, playdates, and nonessential appointments.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counter tops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles). See CDC’s recommendations for household cleaning and disinfection.

What about events and gatherings?
All school events and gatherings are canceled until further notice. On March 17, 2020 a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 or more people, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, went into effect.

We continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep you updated as things change.