• Welcome to the 1Fort Forward COVID-19 School Impact News Page!

    Updated 1/4/2021

    As the School District of Fort Atkinson plans for the 2020-21 school year, we are committed to keeping our families, staff, students, and community members informed. While there are still many uncertainties regarding what the upcoming school year will look like, we are hard at work to ensure our students continue to have access to a high-quality educational experience. 

    This web page serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools. Here, you will find information on potential school schedule changes, cleaning protocols in our buildings, health and safety measures, meal service procedures, and how we plan to provide students with access to technology. It also includes information on athletics and activities, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

    The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving with time. We will regularly update this page as our plans continue to take shape. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information. 

    Please see the COVID-19 School Reopening Plan Handbook HERE (updated Sept. 14th)


  • Jefferson County Health Department Guidance 

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising trend of cases in Wisconsin, JCHD is providing guidance to schools regarding when a school or district should shift to exclusively virtual learning when students or staff should remain home, and for what duration of time so that the health of students is considered while their educational needs are being met by staff. It is equally important that the staff in our school districts feel as secure as possible during this critical time.

    • To view the Jefferson County Health Department Reopening Jefferson County Schools and Addressing the Spread of COVID-19 plan, please click HERE.

    • To view the Jefferson County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard, please click HERE.


  • Daily Case Incidence:

  • Close Contact

  • Community Spread

  • Positivity Rate

  • Isolation

  • Quarantine

  • Measures of Trajectory

  • Symptoms

  • Frequently Asked Questions - General

    The below FAQ addresses general questions about the upcoming school year.  You can find additional FAQs regarding each learning format on their designated pages listed in the navigation menu to the left.  

    Please note that given the complexities this pandemic has presented, we may not have all of the answers to your questions at this time. We continue to work on developing solutions given the most up-to-date information.  If you are not finding the answers you are looking for, please email us at info@fortschools.org  


  • What will happen if the schools get shut down again?

  • Will the district close schools if a certain number of students or staff report illnesses?

  • What will happen when someone tests positive for COVID-19?

  • What if I want my child to participate in virtual, but we don’t have a device?

  • What if my learning format preference has changed since registration?

  • How does the in-person format compare and contrast with the virtual format?

  • Why are other school districts opening as virtual-only and SDFA is not?

  • Can the Board of Education change their decision of starting the year both in-person and virtually?