WYWLA WEEKLY UPDATE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION

First quarter report cards were distributed today during GLC. Please ask your daughter to see a copy of her report card. We also included EOC/EOG reports that we received. If your child did not receive a report card, please email bsumner@wcpss.net. If the EOC/EOG report was not included, contact mthrasher@wcpss.net. Not every child will receive an EOC/EOG report.


Advice for Parents

A child's report card can bring feelings of joy, excitement, and pride; it can also cause concern, frustration, and uncertainty. In either case, the reporting period marks a new beginning to set goals and reflect on past work habits, achievements, and hardships. Most important, it is a time for you to communicate with your children and determine a path for future academic enrichment and social-emotional growth. (https://www.teachervision.com/report-cards-advice-suggested-comments/report-cards-advice-for-parents)

IT'S RECRUITMENT SEASON AT WYWLA!

It's time to recruit new students for the 2022 - 2023 school year. If you know a family who is interested in joining the WYWLA family next year, please tell them to visit our website and look for information under WYWLA News. We have sign-up links for school tours, a digital packet of information, and links to register for the magnet fair and our open house.

school picture make up day

Did your daughter miss picture day? Does she need to retake her school picture?

Wednesday, October 20th is her last chance to have her school picture taken.


We will call students by grade level to have pictures taken beginning at 8:00 AM. The list of missing students was shared with teachers.


If students want a retake, they need to bring with them their first packet and give it to the photographer. Order forms have been distributed but we do have a few extra in the main office.

PARENT SESSIONS

WCPSS is hosting a number of sessions for parents, caretakers and educators in the coming weeks that focus on stress management and wellness skills. These sessions use the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) to help educators, parents, and caretakers explore the concept of resiliency and demonstrate wellness skills to restore balance to the mind and body. You can view the schedule and register for sessions at https://wakeconnect.wcpss.net/sites/counseling/News/57818/fyi-mark-your-calendars-for-stress-management-wellness-skills-sessions .

NEWS FROM THE PTSA

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all who contributed to our fundraiser. Because of your generosity, we not only met our goal, but exceeded it. Our original goal was $5000, and, because of you, we raised...drumroll, please...$8100!


Don't forget, PTSA memberships do need to be renewed each year. Your membership goes a long way to help fund programs and events. If you haven't joined, links are below. Your dues go to directly toward funding our events and programs, and your membership assures that all have a voice in the direction of our group.


Have a great weekend!

Lynette


IMPORTANT PTSA INFO


To Join: https://wywlaptsa.memberhub.com/store (scroll to the bottom to choose a joining option.)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WYWLA_PTSA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WakeGirlsLeadPTSA


NEXT PTSA MEETING

PTSA meetings will be online for the foreseeable future. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, at 5:00PM, and the link to join is below:


Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/idt-zdum-wot

Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment

In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. Our district is using the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2) research-based screening tool. We believe this will help all of our students thrive academically by identifying students who may benefit from additional social and emotional supports and interventions, much like some students benefit from additional academic supports and interventions.


This will not require you or your child to do anything. Your child’s third period teacher will complete a questionnaire about your child’s actions and emotions displayed in class during a one-week time span.


Examples of some of the questions include:

  • During the past week, this student shared what they were thinking about.

  • During the past week, this student had trouble paying attention.

  • During the past week, this student followed directions.

  • During the past week, this student acted sad or withdrawn.


For each question, the teacher will answer “never,” “rarely,” “sometimes,” “often,” or “very often.”


This information helps us to understand the needs of all our students and how we can best serve and support them. This will also provide us with data to help determine school-wide programs, interventions, and training needs for staff.


If you would like more information about the universal screener, please visit our website at www.wcpss.net/universalscreener. You can also email or call our team lead/school counselor, Dr. Kisha Bryant at hbryant@wcpss.net or (919)508-9088 ext. 27130.


If you do not want your child screened, please complete the attached Opt-Out Form and return it to your child’s school by October 21, 2021. If you want your child included in the universal screening, no further action is required.

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DINING UPDATES

We will also expand outside eating options for students. We will increase the number of students who can eat outside. Starting Tuesday, October 19th we will follow the schedule below:


Tuesdays--6th & 7th Grades

Thursdays--7th & 8th Grades

Fridays--6th & 8th Grades

WEEKLY STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please visit our website to view the Weekly Student Announcements. www.wcpss.net/wywla

Look for the announcements under WYWLA School News.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 15 – December 14: Early College Application Window

October 14 - 24: NC State Fair

October 15: Report Cards Distributed

October 16: Early College Mini Fair, 9:00 – 11:00pm

October 19: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

October 20: Fall Picture Retakes

October 20: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 21: Progress Reports Distributed

October 22: Academic Celebration

October 23: ACT

October 27: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM

October 27: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM

November 2: Teacher Workday (District)

November 3: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 4: Progress Reports Distributed
November 6: WCPSS Magnet, Early College & Fair
November 6: SAT
November 9
: Magnet Open House for Prospective Students, 6:00PM
November 11: Holiday—Veteran’s Day
November 12: Spirit Wear Day
November 12: JA in a Day
November 15: SIP Meeting, 2:30PM
November 16: PTSA Meeting, 5:00PM

November 17: Business Alliance Meeting, 9:30AM
November 17: Campus Tours, 8:30 & 12:00PM
November 18: Progress Reports Distributed
November 18: PreACT (10th Graders)
November 18: Junior Civitan Inductions, 6:00PM
November 19: SAU Reading Day (No college classes)
November 20, 22 - 24: SAU Final Exams
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break

WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS

Broughton High

All athletic registrations will be completed on Dragonfly.

Parents should sign up for Dragonfly accounts and register their student athletes.


BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

November 1st is the first day of tryouts. JV and Varsity will be in Holliday Gym from 2:30 - 4:15 PM Student/Athletes must have a Wristband to tryout. If you miss the Wristband Days, you will need to go to the lobby of Holliday Gym after school and prior to tryouts in order to get a wristband.


PLEASE VISIT THE BROUGHTON ATHLETICS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.


Oberlin Middle

REGISTRATION: Please click this Registration Link to sign up to participate in athletics. All registration is done online through the dragonfly program (how to use dragonfly). All athletes are required to have an updated athletic physical that was completed in the past 395 days. All information about athletics can be found on the Oberlin Athletic Website.


Winter Sports Tryouts(Girls and Boys Basketball) -November 15th 3:15-5PM.

All students must register and meet eligibility requirements in order to participate in tryouts and athletics at Oberlin Middle School.


Only 7th and 8th grade students can participate in athletics.


*Do not select WYWLA on Dragonfly. Select Broughton or Oberlin.

EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED?

Absences in PowerSchool are recorded each period by the classroom teacher. The default is unexcused when the absence is entered. Our data manager, will changed the absence code once she receives the proper documentation. Please review page 16 in the Student Agenda for information about excused absences. You may also review information posted here. Please email bsumner@wcpss.net, if your daughter's absence code has not been changed within a week of her return.

NOT FEELING WELL?

https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48740


Students are reminded to stay home when they are sick. All students should have their temperature taken every day at home before coming to school. You may not enter a WCPSS facility if you are:

  • Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days
  • Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days and not fully vaccinated
  • Instructed to quarantine
  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness
    • 100.4° fever or higher
    • Sore throat
    • New cough
    • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea or vomiting
    • New severe headache


When students can return to school?

Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above may return to school after they have gone at least 24 hours without a fever or the use of fever-reducing medicine.


View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.