Willow Creek Newsletter
January 8th, 2021
Schedule for the week
Block Scheduling for Distance Learning
Also note that students will not be meeting with teachers during Target classes. Target is similar to a study hall. However, help is available via Google Meets using code: WCtarget.
January 21st - Student Support Day
Learning Model Update and Virtual Supports
Willow Creek has several things in place to provide virtual support for your student during distance learning.
- Support during Target hours by utilizing the Google Meets code: WCTarget.
- Our Schoolwide open hour for students following their Advisory from 8:55 - 9:20 on day 1's. All teaching staff are available using the Google Meets codes attached here.
- Please connect directly with Teachers and Counselors to set up further individualized supports in specific classes as well.
Buy your full color, hard cover, 2020-2021 Willow Creek Middle School yearbook for just $33! Prices go up January 30th.
*Please do not only notify a teacher of an absence. They do not have a way to excuse it in the Skyward system. Please route all absence reporting through the Main Office.
Grade Level Weekly Student Planners
Emotional and Mental Health Well-Being Team
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided a Decision Tree for individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs. To keep students and staff safe and healthy, Rochester Public Schools will follow this guidance to determine the length of time students will need to remain away from school when exposed or exhibiting symptoms. This exclusion guidance is designed specifically for schools and child care programs by MDH, therefore, these guidelines may differ from businesses or employers.
Prior to coming into a school building, students and staff should use the At-Home COVID Screening tool to determine if they are well enough to come to school that day. Individuals experiencing symptoms should remain home and talk to their health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. A Daily Symptom Monitoring Tool is available to help families track their child's symptom screening each day.
We understand that these are challenging times. The safety, security, and health of students and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our school community safe and healthy.
This week’s Second Step® Lessons at Middle School
6th Grade - Raising Awareness About Bullying
In this week’s lesson, your child and their peers will create bullying awareness posters. The posters will be displayed around the school to educate others about bullying and how they can help stop it.
Ask to see your child’s poster. If they don’t have a picture, have them describe it. Ask your child to tell you about how their attitude toward bullying has changed as a result of what they've learned in the unit.
7th Grade - Preventing Harassment
In this week’s lesson, your child will create a public service announcement to inform their peers about their rights and responsibilities regarding sexual harassment and gender-based harassment.
Ask your child to tell you three important things everyone should know about sexual or gender-based harassment. Brainstorm a list of things everyone can do to help create a harassment-free community.
8th Grade - Stand Up for Change!
In this week’s lesson, your child will develop a plan for challenging the factors they see around them that can enable bullying and harassment.
Ask your child to tell you their plan and discuss how you can support them in enacting it.
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Support Willow Creek and the PTSA
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops have turned electronic! Raising $$ for Willow Creek is now easier than ever. Simply download the Box Tops app on your smartphone, choose Willow Creek Middle School as the school to support, scan all receipts in which you purchased items with a Box Tops logo, and start earning! Refer to the Box Tops website for more details: www.BTFE.com
The PTSA would like to pass forward the following information about Amazon Smile and the opportunity to raise funds:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Willow Creek. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find exactly the same prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Willow Creek PTSA.
Go to Smile.Amazon.com
Select a charitable organization (PTA Minnesota Congress 005004 Willow Creek PTA) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
Shop as you normally would!
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