Assessing interest in potential exchange program.

Good morning, Parents.  


I want to share a little bit about a potential exchange student program that we have been invited to participate in with a German high school by the name of Wilhelm-Filchner-Schule Wolfhagen.  They already have similar exchange programs in place with Sheboygan North and Howards Grove on alternating years, and they would like to add Oostburg High School to the program.  It is a different type of exchange program in that about 12-15 junior age students from Germany would come to our school and community during their spring (Easter) recess of two weeks.  The students generally spend a week or a little more attending school with their host brothers/sisters, and they spend the rest of the time on trips to Chicago and other local points of interest.  


Before we make any commitments to pursue this sort of cultural exchange, I want to attempt to gauge the level of interest our community would have in participating in this sort of exchange program.  Of course the biggest challenge would be to secure 12-15 families to host a German student for about 2 weeks.  If we would find there is strong support from potential host families, we could begin planning for a Spring 2021 exchange.  If your family would be interested in hosting a German exchange student for two weeks around Easter in 2021, please let me know by sending an email to scott.greupink@oostburg.k12,wi.us 


Have a great week,Scott