Wildcat News

Wilson Creek ES Family Newsletter

August 2, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat families,


I am excited to see you at our Sneak Preview on Thursday. For those who aren't familiar with Sneak Preview, on Wednesday afternoon you will receive an email from your child's homeroom teacher. This is how you will know what class to visit on Thursday during our Preview event. On Thursday, you will come to the school during your assigned time (A-L 8-9:30 or M-Z 9:30-11). You will not need 1.5 hours to do everything, so I encourage you to stagger your arrival times. If everyone comes at the beginning, you will wait in longer lines. While you are here, you will receive carpool tags, bus information, sign up for an account in the cafeteria, get information about our afterschool programs and business partners and of course, meet your child's homeroom teacher.


Feel free to bring your children's school supplies on Thursday so they don't have so much to carry on the first day. If your child has medications that need to be kept in the clinic, you can bring those at this time as well. See below for more information about the forms needed for medications.


Until soon,


Stephanie Haga

Upcoming Events:

August 3rd-parents will receive a welcome e-mail from their child's homeroom teacher by 3pm. Check your email so you know where to go during Sneak Peek.

August 4th-Sneak Peek (more details below). Also, full student schedules will be available in Campus Parent beginning Aug. 4.

August 8th-First Day of School!

August 13th-Welcome Back Picnic! 9:30am-12pm

Let's Get Ready for a Great School Year

Entering the Building

As part of our FCS Safety Procedures, we are required to ask everyone entering the building why they are here. This means when you ring the buzzer, even if Jacky (or whomever is answering the door) knows you well and knows why you are here, she will ask "How may I help you". Please briefly share the reason for your visit and she will let you in.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep everyone safe.

Breakfast and Lunch at Wilson Creek

Meal Prices for 2022-23 school year: https://nutrition.fultonschools.org/MealPrices

Free & Reduced Application- https://www.nlappscloud.com/

Load your Lunch Account- https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Wilson Creek Parent/Student Handbook

This summer we edited and updated our Wilson Creek Parent/Student Handbook. Please click the button below.

Please read this in detail as it is all the processes that we follow within our school. These processes are all based on district policy.

A few things to note:

-There is a new grading policy. There will be more information on this at Curriculum Night.

-We have revamped our PBIS program! More information to come.

-There is NO cell phone use at school or on the bus.


Please email Stephanie Haga with any questions.

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Back to School Picnic-Volunteers needed!

Pack your blankets and chairs and come enjoy our Welcome Back Picnic! Meet old friends, make some new friends and mingle with some staff and teachers at his fun outdoor event!!!

We are excited to have Great Harvest Bread, Dippin Dots and other concessions available on site for purchase (please bring small bills)!!! Proceeds from these sales will benefit our school!

We will have games, bounce houses and a photo booth!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone so please come and enjoy!!

Please RSVP by Thursday August 11th so we have a headcount on who can make it and can plan accordingly - https://forms.gle/u8A8XQ8h5ppEtBCJA

We need volunteers to make this event a success!! Sign up here if you’re available to help!! Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents!!! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BACA822A2FD0-welcome

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Health Services Information

Please read the letter linked below from FCS Student Health Services. This letter will explain some of our health services policies, procedures, and guidelines. To be successful, we need your assistance and cooperation in preparing for the possibility that your child may become ill, sustain an injury during school, need assistance with a medical condition/illness or procedure, or require medication administration. Working together remains critical so that we may provide the best care for your student(s).


Our Clinic Assistants are:


Lisa Hattori hattoril@fultonschools.org

Ankita Doshi doshia@fultonschools.org


Please reach out to these ladies if you have a child with medical needs.

Bus Information

Below is some helpful information so that you and your child know what bus you are riding when school starts on August 8th.




Code of Conduct

We are super excited to support our students and staff as they return for another school year! As we all work together to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment for our students, it is important that every parent/guardian and student is provided with a copy of the District’s Student Code of Conduct.



Parents and students are now able to sign for receipt of the Student Code of Conduct using our new digital signature process. The link below contains a step-by-step “how to” guide for completing the digital signature process.



How to sign off on Code of Conduct



All students above 10 years of age and their parents, guardians, or other person having control or charge of the child is asked to digitally sign acknowledging receipt of the Code of Conduct and Student Handbook.


Important Changes for this year:


Prohibited Use of Personal Communication Devices During School Day: Cell phones, tablets or other personal devices (like smartwatches) are NOT permitted during the school day


Teasing and Taunting: Teasing and taunting is no longer considered a minor infraction. Teasing and taunting is now a more severe, Tier II violation punishable by up to 5 days of out of school suspension (OSS)

PTO - Join, Donate, Volunteer

If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our amazing PTO. They do a lot to help students, staff, and families. Their support makes our school community stronger.


You can sign up on the PTO website: Membership (wilsoncreekpto.org)

School Day Information

Morning Arrival

We start welcoming our Wildcats at 7:10 am daily. The expected arrival time for students is between 7:10 am and 7:40 am.


Please do not drop off students prior to 7:10, as we do not have staff supervision until 7:10. We appreciate your support so that our staff have time in the morning to prepare for a great day of learning!

Afternoon Dismissal

Dismissal begins at 2:20 pm.


* Please expect extra traffic in carpool and bus departure delays during the first week of school.

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served each day until 7:35 am. If your child is eating breakfast, please have them at school before 7:35 so they have time to eat breakfast and get to class by 7:40am.

YMCA PrimeTime Afterschool Program

Our daily afterschool program is provided by the YMCA. Y Afterschool provides a safe, supportive environment for positive interaction and exciting programs that help children build confidence, make friends, and have fun.

Click here for more information about the Y Afterschool program

Afterschool Activities


In addition to the Y Afterschool program, we have other clubs and activities that meet during the week. We are still finalizing the dates and times for our afterschool programs.= This information will be updated. Please check the Activities tab on our website for more information about these programs.

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