Latest Updates & FAQs

Face-to-face instruction has been suspended until the end of May for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. 2020 Graduation update Read more
WLHS is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. School administration is meeting daily to manage the school's response. We want to provide you with the latest information regarding COVID-19 as it relates to WLHS. This page will be updated as the situation warrants.
WLHS leaders are following guidance from local, state and federal public health agencies. Visit the Centers for Disease and Prevention website for helpful information about the coronavirus.

At this time, events with attendance over 10 people on campus are being rescheduled or canceled pending further notice. Check the WLHS Calendar for up-to-date changes. No new events with over 10 people expected should be scheduled on campus pending further notice.

If school is canceled, co-curricular practices and rehearsals will be canceled.


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  • End of School Year Updates (as of April 18)

    Relative points regarding the remainder of the year are as follows:
    • The school year will end on May 22, 2020, as originally scheduled. We have no plans to extend the school year.

    • As previously noted, our instructional week will run from Monday until Thursday. Virtual classes will not meet on Friday; however, we expect that our teachers and students will still view this day as part of the “work week.” Teachers will have this day to prepare, correct, and collaborate. Students will have this day to catch up on missing assignments make progress on longer range projects, and reach out to teachers. Teachers may make assignments due for a Friday; however, no new assignments will be given on Fridays.

    • Students will keep their Chromebooks through the last day of school (more details to follow).

    • Comprehensive semester exams will not be administered at the end of the second semester. Please note that teachers may choose to administer a unit test or some other summative assessment; however, no class will include an exam that tests material from the entire semester. Final semester projects are still permissible and will continue, as planned in various courses that implement them.

    • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will be administered from May 11 to May 22. The College Board has made modifications to their AP exams so that students will take exams at home on their devices under prescribed parameters, and each subject’s exam will be taken the same day at the same time worldwide. In an AP Bulletin released earlier this month, The College Board included the following statement: “We’re confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past” (New Information About 2020 AP Exams).

    • Our previous alternate plans to hold a Spring Prom are no longer viable. Prom will not take place this year.

    • Our previous alternate plans to produce a Prism Concert are no longer viable. Prism will not take place this year.

    • The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) will meet as a board on Tuesday, April 21. We await their statements regarding the spring sports season and perhaps the summer and beyond.

    • All international mission trips for this summer have been cancelled due to travel restrictions. Some U.S. mission trips have been cancelled; the status of others is still pending.

    • Honey Creek Hall, our dormitory, will remain open until the end of the school year. More details will be shared with International parents and domestic residential students’ families.

    • We ask for patience as we set up a schedule that allows students to return Chromebooks and textbooks and to clean out lockers with social distancing in mind. Directions are forthcoming.

    • Planning for how to acknowledge our 2020 graduates is underway. We know we can’t have a traditional service on May 23; however, we look forward to gathering ideas and preferences from a variety of stakeholders about how we might suitably honor God and our graduates under the circumstances we have. Stay tuned.
  • Prayer for One Another

    Prayer during a Pandemic
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    May we, who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.

    May we, who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable.

    May we, who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

    May we, who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options.
    May we, who have to cancel our trips, remember those who have no safe place to go.

    May we, who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.
    May we, who settle in for a quarantine at home, remember those who have no home at all. 

    As fear grips our country, may we instead choose faith, hope, and love. 

    During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, help us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen
  • Virtual Learning Guidelines and Expectations

    WLHS will move to 4-day virtual learning week, beginning April 20. Read more

    Please click here for guidelines on virtual learning and note this document is subject to change.

    E-news updated from March 18, click here.
  • Stop, Grab, and Go Food Locations for Students in Need

    Milwaukee Public Schools officials set up distribution sites for students in need (Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) beginning March 16. Click here for a list of locations.
  • For Students without Internet Access at Home

    Beginning Monday March 16, Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

    Currently, this promotion is scheduled to last for 60 days after March 16. Please call 1-844-488-8395 for more information.
  • Graduation Requirements

    We are doing everything we can to ensure that graduation credits will be met by the end of the school year.
  • Gym and Weight Room

    The WLHS gym and weight room will be closed TO ALL on days that WLHS is closed. At this time, WLHS will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, with an indefinite end date.

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  • Impact on Operations

    Wisconsin Lutheran High School is CLOSING SCHOOL on Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 20 due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Spring Break will take place March 23-27.

    Beginning Monday, March 30, students will participate in VIRTUAL LEARNING. At this time, virtual learning is indefinite until the end of May, pending any government health and safety protocols or edicts.

    The campus will remain open with limited staff operations.

    Hours of operation
    March 17-18: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 19: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 20: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Spring break weekday hours
    March 23-26: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 27: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    March 30-April 3
    March 23-26: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 27: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Impact on WLHS Trips

    Oklahoma and Arizona mission trips over spring break (March 23-27) are postponed. 

    Grenada mission trip on April 8-13 is postponed.

    WLHS Civil Rights Trip on April 8-13, has been canceled.

    ALL international mission trips scheduled for the summer have been canceled.

    ALL domestic mission trips scheduled for the summer have been canceled.
  • Impact on Events & Athletics

    2020 Gradution Update: Read More

    The 2020 DINNER AUCTION:
    We will be bringing this exciting event to you via livestream! Visit wlhs.org/auction to find out more information as it is updated.

    EXTERNAL FACILITY RENTALS:
    Effective immediately (March 16), all external parties that have reserved a WLHS facility for an event will be notified that the event will need to be rescheduled to a later time, until further notice.

    WOODLAND CONFERENCE ATHLETICS: At this time, when school is closed all practices and games are suspended. Check the Woodland Conference calendar for up-to-date changes.

    Please read this *UPDATED* note from Athletic Director Jeff Sitz.

    A complete list of canceled events on the WLHS Calendar will be updated in a timely manner.
  • Impact on Fine Arts Events

    Canceled Fine Arts events as of April 18, 2020
    • The Spring Band Concert on Thursday, March 19
    • The Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, April 5
    • The Brass Ensemble Playout at Grace, Downtown, Sunday, March 29
    • The Woodwind Ensemble Playout at Victory of the Lamb, Sunday, March 29
    • The Viking Steel Playout at Mt. Calvary, Sunday, April 5
    • WSMA Concert Festival, Wednesday, April 8
    • The Wisconsin Day of Percussion on April 18
    • State WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival on April 25
    • Prism Auditions April 15 and 16
    • Prism Concerts May 15-17
    • Inspiration performs National Anthem at Brewers game on May 19
    Events still on at this time (subject to change)
    • Playouts not mentioned above
  • Impact on International Student Program

    WLHS will follow travel guidelines for our international students per SEVP direction and CDC guidance. Students remain responsible for maintaining their immigration status by following all relevant government and school guidelines. Stay in close contact with your child and encourage them to pay careful attention to all school announcements and directions.

    Click here for WLHS policy for international students returning to their home country during virtual learning days.

    Students’ families should be prepared to extend the international insurance coverage of their child if staying in the U.S.A. longer than the expiration date of the insurance you originally purchased. Since many students’ families have purchased insurance through a company called ISM, help with extending the enrollment for that insurance policy is provided here. It is very important that the students and not just the school have quick access to insurance information in the event of an emergency or other health-related issue, especially because the students will not be on campus during the summer months.  We advise families to equip their students with all relevant insurance cards and supporting documents; students should furthermore share these documents with their local caretakers while residing in the U.S.

    For questions regarding the International Student Program, contact ISP Director Eric Duwe at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.

    For questions regarding WLHS dorm life, please contact Dean of Residential Life Mr. Doug Carter at doug.carter@wlhs.org.
  • Impact on Dorm Life

    Honey Creek Hall is closed as of Monday, June 1. If students were not able to return home or stay with family or friends in the USA, WLHS is maintaining coordination for safe and supportive homestays for a weekly fee as long as is necessary, based on the availability of flights and the advisability of returning home.

    Research is underway to determine best practices for the reopening of the dorm for the 2020-21 school year.

    For questions regarding WLHS dorm life, please contact Dean of Residential Life Mr. Doug Carter at doug.carter@wlhs.org.

    For questions regarding the International Student Program, contact ISP Director Eric Duwe at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.
  • Impact on SFC Estate Coaching Meetings

    SFC Estate Coaching is taking the following steps to appropriately deal with the pandemic that is currently affecting our country and the world. This is our promise to you: Read More
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