October

School, Parent, and Family Engagement Newsletter

Important Dates

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 3pm

1325 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN

Be looking for details from your student's teachers.

Professional Development Day

Friday, Nov. 19th, 8am

WMS No School For Students

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 7:30am

All Maury County Schools will be on Thanksgiving Break the week of Monday, November 22, returning on Monday, November 29.

Central Office will be closed November 24 through 26.

What do I do if My child is going to be out due to covid?

First, contact Katherine Bush @ kbush@mauryk12.org to have your child's crest teacher assigned. She will be able to advise you in the steps to get this process started.

At Whitthorne Middle School, CREST teachers assist with the following:


  • Help students with the submission of an assignment;
  • Assistance with student submittal of work via hard-copy or virtual formats;
  • Assistance getting needed materials;
  • You will receive a phone call, e-mail, and or other digital communication or response from the CREST teacher;
  • Student will be required to check in with the CREST teacher daily to be counted present.


To be considered “in attendance,” students in grades 5 through 12 will be required to engage in some type of meaningful student engagement or interaction for each individual class scheduled for that school day.
If teacher expectations regarding remote instruction are not met, then the student may be marked absent.

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Please View our WMS Family Engagement Policy

Want to be more involved? Click the link below:

FREE Food Distribution & Volunteer Opportunity in Columbia


Are you in need of food? OneGenAway invites you to come to a FREE Saturday Mobile Food Distribution. There will be 15,000-25,000 lbs. of food that will be delivered to a parking lot, where volunteers will be waiting to sort and distribute it all to neighbors in need. OneGenAway prides itself on providing fresh and healthy foods and things that are easily prepared and cooked. They do not ask questions or have requirements for people who can receive food.

VOLUNTEER – 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
DATE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

DISTRIBUTION – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

LOCATION – Columbia State Community College at 1665 Hampshire Pike Columbia, TN 38401.

Food is served outside, rain or shine.

Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION

– ALL RECIPIENTS ARE ASKED TO REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE.

– HAVE TRUNKS OPEN AND SPACE CLEARED FOR FOOD.
– DUE TO THE VOLUME OF CARS, ONLY ONE CART IS DISTRIBUTED PER CAR.
– WE THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR YOUR PATIENCE!


*Maury County Public Schools neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this article. The distribution of this material is provided as a community service.

Additional Food Opportunities within our school

If your family needs additional food for the weekends, we can help. Sign up to receive WMS Weekend Food Bags by contacting Mrs. Neece at jneece@mauryk12.org
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A Huge Thanks to Bright Apple

Bright Apple is a nonprofit that provides healthy snacks for students. No kid should ever go hungry. If you know that your child needs a snack during the day please send an email to kbush@mauryk12.org or jneece@mauryk12.org We would be happy to provide them with a snack. Thank you Bright Apple for providing these snacks.


If you would like to help Bright Apple's mission to provide snacks to all Maury County Students, please check out their website.

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Maury County Public Schools now uses remind

Remind is the official communications tool for all schools and teachers at MCPS. Remind is the default communications tool for district messages and school alerts, such as school closings due to inclement weather. If you are a parent/guardian and have not already, please download the app if you have the ability, and search for your student's school and teachers.



EXISTING REMIND USERS HELPFUL INFORMATION

Opt-Out

If someone wants to stop getting messages from a specific school, they can reply to the school message with @leave. If someone wants to stop ALL messages from ALL schools, have them respond to the school message with @stopall.


Joining a School

To receive messages from specific schools in your district, you must join the schools. Once you are a member of the schools, the schools will appear under the Schools section of your left navigation panel. Follow the instructions in the link below to add a school to your Remind account.

https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016811900-Join-a-school


Removing a School
If you are getting school messages you do not need; you can remove schools in your account settings under profile (scroll down to see schools). See the instructions located here:

https://www.remind.com/settings/profile (the link will take you to your profile if logged in)


Join Classes

There are four different ways you can join a Remind class. Follow the instructions in the link below to join a class via Your Remind Account, Remind's join website, Texting, or the Remind App.
https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/203179887-Join-a-class

Leave Classes

Follow the instructions in the following link to leave a Remind class either via web, app, text, or email.
https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/200936349-How-do-I-leave-a-class-

Newsletter Provided by Title 1

For more information about any of the events or topics in this newsletter please reach out to Katherine Bush.