WIS 23 Expansion Project

This week's update from the DOT

Description of work:  This portion of the WIS 23 improvement project will reconstruct and raise the profile of the existing four lane portion of WIS 23 from US 151 to Whispering Springs Boulevard and expand WIS 23 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from Whispering Springs Boulevard to Seven Hills Road.  Interchanges will be constructed at County K and County UU, intersection improvements will also be made throughout the corridor.

September 20 to September 24:

The contractor continues to work on Highway 23 eastbound from Highway 151 to County UU, on Highway 23 westbound from County UU to Seven Hills Road, and the new Highway 23 eastbound bridge over County K.  Work will also continue on County K south of Highway 23, new Maryhill Drive, and the new County UU interchange.  The contractor completed the new box culvert extension south of Whispering Springs,

September 27 to October 1:

The contractor will continue to work on Highway 23 eastbound from Highway 151 to County UU, on Highway 23 westbound from County UU to Seven Hills Road, and the new Highway 23 eastbound bridge over County K.  Work will also continue on County K south of Highway 23, new Maryhill Drive, and the new County UU interchange.

Traffic impacts:

  • CTH UU (South of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH UU (North of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH K (South of STH 23) – Closed
  • CTH K North (Highway 23 Intersection) – Closed.
  • WB shoulder closure Whispering Springs to 7 Hills Road – Closed

The following restrictions will remain in place.

  • Northbound Mary Hill to westbound highway 23
  • Southbound Whispering Springs to eastbound highway 23
  • Northbound Northway Drive to westbound highway 23
  • Westbound highway 23 to southbound Mary Hill
  • Eastbound highway 23 to northbound Whispering Springs
  • Westbound highway 23 to southbound Northway Drive

Please use alternate routes to access these locations.

News from the Kitchen

SMSA is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our school is providing free lunches to all students! Additional information is available in our back to school cover letter in the family packet.  As school foodservice programs are making preparations to return to normal service and menus, schools are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that will cause us to alter our posted menus with little to no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufactures to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our programs.  While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at school, supply issues will not make this possible throughout the school year until supply chain issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so.  


To help families keep abreast of changes SMSA is excited to offer MealViewer! This online menu service provides a quick and easy way to view our school’s daily menus.


MealViewer provides:

Convenience – Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone.


Safety – Create profiles for your students and select their allergens. Get alerts each time

that allergen is on the menu!

Fun Feedback – Let students favorite and rate certain meals so that we ensure we are

serving meals they enjoy!

Signing Up is easy!

  1. Go to schools.mealviewer.com or download the mobile app and register for a free


  1. Create a profile for you and your students by first selecting their school.
  2. Set up your student’s profile by selecting the appropriate allergens and let them “favorite” their most loved meals. Now you will receive notifications every time any of these are served!

The school menus link is available on our website. Click here to view our school menu digitally!


If you have any questions pertaining to Mealviewer, contact MealViewer directly: mealviewer.support@e-hps.com (866) 351-2248


Special Scrip Rebate - Expires September 24th

Need gas? Now’s the time to buy it. Kwik Trip is offering a special 9% rebate through Friday, September 24th. These gas cards are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. Also, if you use your Kwik Trip card in the store, SMSA gets an additional rebate. 


Buy now before this hot rebate expires on September 24th!

Upcoming Dates

Rachel Rosary and Life Chain - October 3rd

Rachel Rosary: Rev. Larry Kupferman, will lead this beautiful and heartbreaking rosary to pray for an end to abortion in our world on Sunday, October 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. It is an intercessory prayer for victims of abortion and post-abortion syndrome, specially modified to emphasize prayer for the advancement of the Culture Of Life.


Life Chain: Following the Rachel Rosary, supporters of life will gather to stand up for life. Join us at the corner of West Johnson Street and Peters Avenue from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to silently advocate for the voiceless unborn babies. Pro-life signs will be provided (or you can bring your own) and social distancing will be observed.


Let’s Have A Sea Of Blue To Show That SMSA Ledgers Are For Life!

Food, Football and Fun - Homecoming Football Game/Octoberfest - October 9th

St. Mary’s Springs and Holy Family have partnered up to help promote and celebrate two great events happening on Saturday, October 9th.  


Holy Family has extended a part of their parking lot to Ledger Nation to use for extra spaces for the homecoming football game taking place on the Ledge.  Holiday Automotive will be providing shuttles to and from the homecoming football game.  


After the game, stick around at Holy Family to enjoy their Octoberfest celebration.  Click here to visit their Facebook page for more information!


Click here to view the flyer!

News and Information

Christmas Card Fundraiser Recipient Nomination Form

A long standing tradition at SMSA continues again this year with the Christmas Card Fundraiser, in which students in Grades 4 through 8 will be creating and selling hand made Christmas Cards.  These cards will be sold for $2.00 each by the St. Mary’s Springs families after all the masses at Holy Family Parish sites on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th.  We will also be having a movie and popcorn afternoon, the day before Christmas Break, where students can bring in a donation to watch the movie of their choice and enjoy popcorn.  Everyone will be able to participate, whether they bring in a donation or not.  All proceeds from the card sale and movie/popcorn will go to benefit a local child (Fond du Lac County) and his/her family, who is currently or has had medical concerns/conditions.  


If you know of a child and their family that you feel is deserving of a nomination, please fill out the form.  All nominations will be reviewed and a recipient will be chosen by random draw. 


Click here for the form.

Sports Passes Now Available

Are you a Ledger sports fan? Sports Passes are now available for purchase! The SMSA Sports Pass covers admissions for all home sporting events (excluding playoffs) for the 2021-2022 school year. Adult Passes and $50.00 and Senior Passes for those 65 and older are $25.00. 


Come and cheer on your Ledger athletes! Passes will be available to purchase at all home events. Please contact Greg Hoffmann at ghoffmann@smsacademy.org if you have any questions or wish to buy a pass in advance of a game. Go Ledgers!

Heartbeat on Health

Hello Ledgers! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am Allisen Willis, the new Coordinator of Health Services at St. Mary’s Springs Academy. I have been a Registered Nurse for almost 11 years. I bring with me a background in Surgery, ER and Urgent Care. My family and I are Fond du Lac natives. I graduated from SMSA, as did my husband, Jake. We have two young children who will also be starting their journey at SMSA this year. I am so excited to once again be a part of the SMSA community and look forward to the school year ahead! 


After an unbelievable 18 months of successfully navigating COVID-19 in our schools and community, SMSA is excited to provide in-person learning  and virtual learning options this fall. While in-person, we continue to ask our parent(s)/guardian(s) to monitor their child for symptoms and keep them home, if they are sick. If symptoms are noted at school, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified and the child will need to be picked up from school promptly. Testing will be recommended. Students may return when they are symptom-free. Any student being sent home will be asked to wear a mask until they are picked up.


Symptom Checker: Please check your child for the following symptoms prior to each school day.

At least two of the following symptoms = stay home  

  • Fever over 100℉ 
  • Chills 
  • Muscle aches 
  • Headache 
  • Sore Throat 
  • Nausea or Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Unusual Fatigue 
  • Congestion or runny nose 


At least one of the following symptoms = stay home 

  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Loss of taste 
  • Loss of smell 

Quarantine Guidelines 

  • Students or staff members who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days. 
    • The 10-day isolation period begins the day the individual becomes symptomatic OR if asymptomatic, the day the positive test sample was collected. 
    • Individuals must quarantine through day 10 and can return to school on day 11 (some may have to isolate longer because of symptoms not improving). 
  • Students or staff members who are identified as a close contact to someone who has COVID-19 outside of their household will not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic or if they have been vaccinated. 
  • Students or staff who are close contacts to a household member who has COVID-19 will need to quarantine unless they are vaccinated. A 14-day quarantine is recommended; however, it may be shortened to 7-10 days (depending on symptomatology and test results) from the last contact with the positive individual. 
    • If the close contact has still not had any symptoms of COVID-19 after 10 days from when the close contact occurred, they can return to school.
    • If the close contact has not had any symptoms of COVID-19 and receives a negative COVID-19 test result on day 6 of their quarantine or later, they can return from quarantine after 7 days. 
  • “Close contact” remains defined as six feet for 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period of time. 
  • It is still recommended that anyone who is found to be a close contact be tested, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. 
  • Students or staff members who become symptomatic after being identified as a close contact to someone who has COVID-19 must quarantine until they have been fever-free for 24 hours, have seen an improvement in symptoms and have received negative PCR test results. IF A POSITIVE PCR TEST – follow the above guidelines.
  • Those who are symptomatic and don’t get tested must be quarantined for 10 days from when their symptoms first began.


We will continue to promote hand washing, sanitizing, and covering one’s cough/sneeze. Routine cleaning and disinfection of common surfaces in schools will also be encouraged. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at (920) 322-8017 or via email at awills@smsacademy.org. I look forward to our partnership!


Be well and stay healthy, Ledgers,

Allisen Willis (‘04)

Coordinator of Health Services

Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

PPA Meeting Dates for the 2021/2022 School Year:

Our next meeting is October 13 at 6:00 p.m., Lauby Lounge.  If Lauby is unavailable, meeting will take place at Coleen Feucht’s home. 


Contact Coleen Feucht at Colfeucht@gmail.com for questions