West Taylor Elementary School

2021 Newsletter

Remote Learning Day vs. Snow Day

Remote Learning Days due to weather: Staff works from school and delivers instruction via TEAMS. All students are encouraged to participate.

Snow Day: No instruction occurs.

February dates:

Feb. 9th: Valentine's Day parties

Feb. 12th: Valentine's Day parties

Feb. 15th: 2-hour Early Dismissal

**Feb. 8th-26th: Online PreK and Kindergarten Registration

PreK & Kindergarten Registration 2021-22

Due to Covid-19, in person registration for PreK and Kindergarten will not take place. All registrations will be completed virtually.

Please visit the Taylor County Schools webpage or Facebook page for applications or online enrollment. This will be for both PreK and Kindergarten.

The enrollment period is from today February 8th and will end on Friday February 26th.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNaqsgt0sJsLxHt_Nu6FbjVEZUMkNVV0M5Qk5URFA5MFVDNTVLVkJaWTlPOS4u

WVDE Mitigation Strategies

We are anxious to see our students this week. We are still following the blended schedule. Everything that WTES had in place to keep students and staff safe will still be practiced. WVDE has published 6 Mitigation Strategies to continue to practice. One difference at WTES will be school lunches. They will be served to the classrooms. We are trying to eliminate movement as well as cross-contamination areas. Thank you for understanding.

KEY MITIGATION STRATEGIES

https://wvde.us/school-recovery-protocols

  1. consistent and correct use of masks
  2. hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette
  3. social distancing to the largest extent
  4. eliminate large gatherings outside of the classroom/core groups
  5. cleaning and disinfecting
  6. contact tracing in collaboration with local health departments.


Cook's Choice for February

Feb. 23rd & Feb. 26th: (Breakfast for lunch) Pancakes; Sausage patty; Hash browns; Mandarin oranges or fresh fruit.

February 15th: Early Dismissal

Monday,, February 15th is an Early Dismissl day. Bus students will be leaving at 12:25 PM. Parent-PickUp will begin at 12:30 PM.

Kid Connect

Welcome to WV Kids Connect

Governor Jim Justice recently announced the West Virginia Kids Connect Initiative. WV Kids Connect is designed to support the learning needs of children who do not have access to the Internet at their home. By installing the necessary equipment, all public schools, higher education institutions, county libraries and state parks will be turned into wifi hotspots. From the comfort and security of your vehicle, a student will be able to access the Internet to complete their school assignments.

Operating hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every day (including weekends and holidays). Located in parking lot closest to the road at WTES.

Summary of 2020-21 School Year Dates

Below is a link to download a summary of dates important to school.

Stories with Steve

Steve Engle visited West Taylor for the past two years and read to some of the classes. His son, Chad, created a website and recorded the stories for all to hear. The link is below.

Office 365 Tutorials

Would you like some help with Office 365 components? Click on the following link, and you will learn about TEAMS, Outlook, Sway, and more. Check back for updates!

How to get to iReady

On an iPad: ClassLink App

On a computer: https://launchpad.classlink.com/tcswv

Accurate Parent Information

Please make sure that your teacher has your correct e-mail address and phone number. If either changes, please inform the teacher.

Box Tops for Education

  • PTO is still accepting cut from products. Put them in a baggie with the class name on it and send it to school.
  • Click on the image and join Box Tops for Education. Sign up for West Taylor. Use the app to scan receipts. Yes, we still will take the Box Tops that you have cut and saved for us!

New McSavings Cards for 2020-2021 School Year

McSavings cards can be purchased for $5 throughout the year. Contact the WTES office if you have any questions. 304.842.0490

LiveGrades

Grades 2, 3, & 4 use LiveGrades. Parents can monitor grades using this website. If you do not have a Username/Password, please give Ms. Fisher a call at 304.842.0540. Provide your child's name and grade, then the information will be sent home to you.