News from the Nest

Timely Information, Resources & Tools for our Families

November 2020

Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School

  • Cohocton Building: Pre-K & Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center
  • Wayland Building: Grades K-4 Hybrid and Remote Learning

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Soaring in Action

Learning in the Nest

Save the Date

Upcoming Events:

Picture Retakes Day 1

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 9am

2350 New York 63

Wayland, NY

Thanksgiving Holiday: No School for 10 Month Staff & Students

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

12 month staff are off on 11/26/20 & 11/27/20.

Resources & Tools to Support Your Learner


Academic Success

*Tips for Helping Your Learner Thrive

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Technology Troubleshooting Hotline-Adjusted Hours

We have made an adjustment to our Technology Troubleshooting Hotline to accommodate student support needs. Please access our new hours below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Ev3x_uRrS3fg_qfSJnwI6IFF-wUu7In/view?usp=sharing

Keeping Your Learner Healthy

A Focus on Wellness

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Attendance:

What does learning look like if my student is quarantined or out sick?

What does learning look like if my child is quarantined for 10-14 days?


  • Teacher will post assignments in ClassDojo (PreK-Grade 3) or Google Classroom (Grade 4) for your child to complete at home. Please be sure to let your child's teacher know that your child will be out for an extended period of time.

What if my child is sick?


  • If your child is home sick, they should be resting and recuperating. If they are home for an extended period of time and are feeling better, please contact your child's teacher for assignments found on the appropriate learning platform (ClassDojo or Google Classroom).

What are the expectations of technology use?


Student Health 101:


Leading the Way

Leader in Me Connections

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November’s Habit of Focus- Begin with the End in Mind:

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Masterpiece - From The 7 Habits Workshops

Ways to apply at home:


Point out examples:

  • Share stories from your life, or even your day at work, where you had a goal or task that you accomplished. What steps did you take to accomplish it? How did breaking it down make it easier? Point out examples from your child’s life such as riding a bike, tying shoes, or another skill.


Create a goal:

  • Is there something your child wants that he/she can work for? Better reading skills, a day with a parent, a new toy or game? Help your child set the goal and define steps they can take to achieve it. Make sure it is attainable to create a positive experience.


Look to the future:

  • From the time they are small, adults ask kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Help your child identify an interest and then encourage activities, skills, books, or other opportunities that support that interest. Show them how these little steps can lead them to greater opportunities to use this interest in a variety ways or careers in their adult life. They very well may change their mind, but they will know you support them.


Family Mission Statement:

  • What kind of family do you want to have? What does your family value? What is your ultimate goal? Discussing it as a family and putting it in writing can help lead the whole family in a more positive direction. It can be simple: “We are kind to each other all the time so everyone will always like coming to our home.” Or it can be a paragraph. Whatever sums up your family and creates a positive picture everyone can feel a part of. Be sure to include everyone in your family in the process of creating the mission statement.

Words to use:


Reminder: It is important to use a non-judgmental tone to invite your child to think for themselves and share their ideas, views and conclusions with you.


  • “What do you plan on this being when you are finished?”
  • “Can we break this into more manageable steps?”
  • “Do you need anything from me in order for you to be successful?”
  • “What other steps do we need to take to reach this goal?”
  • “Well, what do you want more, this (immediate) or your goal of (child’s goal?)”


Family Wellness

Strategies to Support Families

Resilience Resources for Families

Click on the above link to access Resiliency Information & Resources for our Families

Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School Contact Information

Click on the button above to access contact information for our elementary school buildings

Wayland Elementary School

  • All Wayland-Cohocton Grades K-4 Programming

Cohocton Elementary School Building

  • Wayland-Cohocton Preschool Programming
  • Wayland-Cohocton Remote Learning Support (RLS) Center: Grades K-6