Colt Family Communicator

Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!

February 2021

Mission: We, The Promise Academy at William Wells Brown, are a caring, committed

community with high expectations, accountability, growth mindset and

positivity empowering confident learners and leaders of tomorrow in

an evolving global society.


Vision: We, as leaders of today, will achieve excellence and uplift the community

through “OUR PROMISE” to build resilient scholars and create leaders of

tomorrow.


“Be the Change…Change the World!"

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Volume 1 Issue 6

Mrs. H's Corner!

Happy Black History Month!

All year long, we celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans. February, Black History Month, allows us to highlight these achievements even more!


This month, we will highlight guest speakers and many Black History facts for our scholars. Take this month to research a little known Black History Fact, read a book by a black author or purchase from a black owned business.

FCPS COVID-19 Matrix & Return to School!

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The FCPS Covid-19 Matrix is updated daily. The matrix will be used to decide the mode of learning for students; in-person or remote instruction.


Last Tuesday, the FCPS Covid Core Team along with the Fayette County Health Department, met to determine an anticipated return on February 16.

Tuesday, February 16 will be the start of a graduated return to In-Person Learning.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students will return to school on February 16. If Covid data allows, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will return the following week, February 22.


Our staff will be calling to confirm your selection for Winter Registration from November. If you chose Remote Instruction, you will receive your new schedule towards the end of next week.


Please make sure your Infinite Campus information is updated so you receive up-to-date information from the school and district.


NEW SCHOOL HOURS!!

To ensure transportation has time to sanitize buses and get to the high schools and middle schools, ALL elementary schools will start and end 10 minutes earlier. When in-person school starts, the school hours for the remainder of the year will be as follows:


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:05-4:05 (Tardy bell rings at 7:35)

Wednesday: 7:05-2:25 (Tardy bell rings at 7:35)

Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Staying Safe During Virtual Learning!

Safety at home is a priority as your students engage in online activities. Many of their toys and other items can sometimes be distracting during live instructions. There are also concerns with the types of items that are visible during live instruction.


During live instruction, please put away any toys that may resemble a weapon. As stated in FCPS Student Code of Conduct, students may not be in possession of a deadly weapon nor deadly weapon look-alike. Even if it is a toy and you believe it is harmless, please put it away during live instruction.


If a student is in the presence of a deadly weapon or deadly weapon look-alike, our staff has been trained to follow our urgency protocol to insure our students are safe.


For further information, please contact Mrs. Gracious Brown.

February 8: Material Pick-Up 11:30-12:30 and 5:00-6:00

February 16: Tentative Return to In-Person Learning!

February 24: Devine Carama at Colt Morning Meeting!: 8:00 am

February 25: Family Culture Night! 5:00 pm

Meet our Staff!

Each month, we will feature some of our staff members so you can get to know us!

Greetings From the Clinic!

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Hello from the WWB School Based Clinic!

It’s that time of year again….flu season! We encourage you and your family to get a flu vaccine. There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of flu illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Our School Clinic has flu vaccines available for children up to 18 years old. Give us a call at (859)381-3172 if you would like your child to get a flu vaccine or have any questions. Here are some additional helpful tips to share with your family on how to prevent the flu and other contagious illnesses:

-Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

-Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or with your arm

-Try to stay away from others that are sick

-Stay home from work/school if you are sick until you feel better

-Encourage healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eat healthy foods and getting exercise


Meet the staff:

Clinic Clerk: Kathy Brooks

Nurse Practitioner & APRN Lead: Lauren Bauer, APRN

Nurse Coordinator: Emily Moore, RN, BSN

Behavioral Health Therapist: Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

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Nahtahna Hering, LCSW

Greetings from your friendly clinic therapist, Nahtanha Hering, LCSW. I wanted to take the chance to reach out to all of you now that we have gotten a few weeks of virtual learning behind us. I know from working with some of my patients that many families and students are experiencing issues or stress from doing virtual learning, such as keeping kids focused and on task during the class sessions, getting the work completed, and dealing with emotional/behavioral issues in the home. If anyone has concerns about a specific child or family feel free to refer them to me. I would be happy to reach out to the family and discuss starting services. I am able to assist students with issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and anger. I can also work with parents on developing good behavioral modification strategies to use in the home. Please reach out to the clinic if you have any questions or need to contact me. Thanks.

How to Help Your Child During Distance Learning!

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Colt Family Meeting

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays we will hold our school-wide Colt Family Meeting from 8:00-8:15. Log into the Zoom link and join us for our family time together!

Inauguration Day!

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Dr. King!

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