Colt Family Communicator
Welcome to the William Wells Brown Monthly Newsletter!
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
“Be the Change…Change the World!"
Happy Black History Month!
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!
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.
Meet our Staff!
Each month, we will feature some of our staff members so you can get to know us!
Greetings From the Clinic!
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
Nahtahna Hering, LCSW
How to Help Your Child During Distance Learning!
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!