The Wolves Den
August Back to School
Transition Day - All 6th graders and any new 7th or 8th graders will be at school!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE! All 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be starting school this day.
Open House from 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Please stop by and meet the teachers!
September 5th- Happy Labor Day
September 7th & 8th
Vision Screening - Lion's Club will be at Washington completing vision screening these days
1st Day of Autumn
Free Vaccine Clinic at Washington - see information below
FREE Breakfast and Lunch Continues
MPSD is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year. CEP allows us to serve a FREE breakfast and lunch meal to all students each school day regardless of F&R eligibility!
If a student chooses to take milk without taking a complete breakfast or lunch meal, ala carte milk charges will apply and the student's food service account will be charged for the milk.
*MPSD will still be requesting F&R applications from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary for other programs like waiving school fees and P-EBT and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for these additional benefits.
A new Free & Reduced application must be completed each year unless you received a letter from the district stating you are already approved. Applications are included in the Back to Basics mailing. If you need another one please contact the Manitowoc Public School District Administration Office at 686-4777. Applications can also be found on the MPSD district website under Services, Food Service, then Free & Reduced. You may also apply online in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal; Meal Benefits. Only one application needs to be filled out per household. Should you have any questions while completing the application, please contact Pam Kretsch at 686-4773.
MPSD Website for the Free & Reduced Lunch Form: https://www.manitowocpublicschools.org/services/food_service/free_reduced
Please direct all questions to Chartwells Food Service Director at 920-686-4774.
FREE Vaccine Clinic Offered at School
Middle school is a time when students need an update on their required school vaccinations.
Routine child vaccines are an important tool for creating a healthy learning environment by preventing the spread of disease. Manitowoc County Health Department is partnering with your child’s school to offer free vaccinations on-site to students that need them. Manitowoc County Health Department will be at Washington on Thursday Sep 29, 2022.
Attached is a consent form for the vaccination clinic:
● MCHD will look up each student’s vaccination records in advance to ensure they receive the appropriate vaccines.
● You must indicate which vaccines you want your child to receive.
o If you are unsure of which vaccines your child needs and want them to receive all vaccines needed to be up-to-date, please select “I want my child to receive all recommended immunizations”. Only those vaccines needed will be administered.
● If your child receives immunizations within 72 hours of the immunization clinic it is your responsibility to notify the Manitowoc County Health Department.
Please reach out to the Health Department at (920) 683-4155 or your school nurse with any questions.
Message from the School Nurse
If your child has medication at school, a new Medication Consent form will be required prior to the start of the 22-23 school year. The form can be found on the MPSD website under Nursing Services>Parents Forms, or pick one up from your child's school. Medication provided to the school must be in the original container with the student's full name, name of the medication, and dosage.
The start of the school year is also a great time to make sure your child is up to date on immunizations. Please contact your child's medical provider or health center to schedule an appointment. If you do not want your child to receive these immunizations, a signed waiver of declination must be on file at school. Waivers are available on the MPSD website under Nursing Services>Parent Forms, or in each school office.
Students need proper vision to be able to learn. For that reason, we are conducting our annual vision screening on September 7th and 8th. The Manitowoc Lion's club is volunteering to help with this process. If your child does not pass the examination Jenny Hinz RN, Washington School Nurse, will be reaching out to you to recommend a professional examination.
Lakeshore Community Health Care’s School Dental Program is once again offering their services within Manitowoc County. Lakeshore Community Health Care offers dental services provided during the school day to families regardless of insurance or ability to pay. The School Dental program is not a free of charge program. We use the same process as in our clinic in that students with no insurance are eligible for a sliding discount based on the family size/income.
Our services range from oral hygiene instruction, routine exams and cleanings, x-rays, fillings, simple extractions, stainless steel crowns and baby root canals. Students are seen throughout the school day for an average appointment time of 45min. Our goal is to have each child seen for their cleaning, x-ray and exam. If they are in need of additional treatment, they will be asked to return until treatment is complete or until our scheduled visit has ended. The small inconvenience this creates comes with a great reward. Children are having treatment completed in a week span that would normally take months. Families are also no longer having to take time off of work or pull students out of school for appointments.
LCHC Dental Form https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/535490245.htm
Tues. Aug 30th
Football (combined with Wilson MS)
Tues. Aug 30th
3-430 or 430-6
News to Share
Our goal is for all students to know and show the PACK Way each day at Washington. We will be learning about the PACK Way when school starts and review it often with the students.
This is the MPSD Code of Conduct created and approved by the school board in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Please review the MPSD information about reporting illness by clicking on the link above. If your student is sick, please call the attendance line (920) 663-9713. You can call the number at any time and leave a message. You need to call within 24 hours of the absence for it to be excused due to illness.