Wildcat Weekly

September 24, 2021

Hello All!


We made it through our first full week of school without interruption! Be sure to check your child's bookbag for important information. Proofs for pictures were sent home with the students this week as well as information on our PTO sponsored Walk-a-thon which is scheduled for October 8th.


Monday - Day 1

Tuesday - Day 2

Wednesday - Day 3

Thursday - Day 4

Friday - Day 1


Make it a great week!

Dr. Cruice

Visitors & Volunteers October Update

  • Volunteers and Visitors are permitted back in the buildings beginning October 4th.
  • All volunteers must submit all three clearances to the main office prior to volunteering.
  • IEP/GIEP meetings will still be conducted via zoom however we will do our best to accommodate any requests for in-person meetings.
  • Field trips are approved. Chaperones are permitted to ride the school bus beginning October 4th as long as all three clearances are on file with the school.

Proofs are in!

Proofs from picture day came in last week so you should have seen them by now.

Please see the attached flyer for online ordering procedures. Thank you!

Student Injuries

When a student has an injury that requires activity restrictions, a doctor’s note must be sent to the Health Office on the 1st day that your child returns to school. This includes any student with a supportive device like a splint, cast or crutches. Usually these student have restrictions such as no gym or recess for a period of time. Until specific doctor’s instructions are received, any student with a supportive device will not be permitted to participate in gym or recess. When a student’s restrictions are lifted by the Health Care Provider, a medical clearance note from the provider must be given to the School Nurse.

If a student requires a non-medical exclusion from participation in gym class, a parent note is required. Any gym exclusion for more than 1 day requires a doctor’s note.

Mileage Club

Mileage Club is back!!! It's a great way to get involved and watch your child(ren) have fun. Responsibilities include: lap counting, handing out charms, encouraging the children to run/walk and have fun!!! Please make sure you have all your clearances filed at the main office. Please remember to check in at the front office with your driver's license and then head over to the soccer field for further instruction. Reminder: There are no siblings allowed on school premises during volunteer hours. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Also, please note that there is a separate sign-up for just kindergarten. Thank you!

Rustin High School Dance Workshop & Clothing Drive

Join the Rustin High School Dance Team for some fun with your friends to learn and perform a dance routine with the Rustin Dance Team! Grades K-5 will be taught by RDT dancers. See the attached flyer for more information.

Padres Latinos

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Fire Prevention Night

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PTO News

Restaurant Night

Please save the date, October 12th, for PTO's next restaurant night of the year at Freddy's. A portion of the proceeds between 4:00 and 8:00 pm will go to our WTE PTO to support our students.


PTBoard

The WTE PTO is very excited to share a NEW way to stay in the know on all things WTE! We're now using PTBoard in place of Membership Toolkit and it will help to keep our member's information private and secure. Please see the attached flyer for information on signing up for the PTBoard.

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A Note from Mrs.Griffin...

Hello WTE families! Ever wonder what your child is creating in art class? Sometimes art projects are unable to go home right away. Check out @Mrs.Griffins_artroom on Instagram. Follow along to see some of the fun projects we are making throughout the school year.

Update and Reminders About Parent Pick-Up at Dismissal

Starting with ACP and parent pickup, dismissal begins at 3:35 daily.


Please do not arrive before 3:00 for car line as this causes a backup on Westbourne Road. When you arrive for car line, please do not park directly in front of the gate as we have students playing outside for recess. The car line should start at the flag pole.


Once the gate is opened, you will be directed to pull all the way down to the lower lot and loop around. Cones will once again be out to designate the spots where students will be walked to their car. See the pictures as well as additional reminders below.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS


1. PARENTS MUST STAY IN CARS during pick up. Staff members will assist students in getting into the cars.


2. NAME CARDS (provided on the first day of school) MUST BE DISPLAYED IN WINDSHIELD. If you need a new one, please notify the office.


3. CARS MUST STAY IN THE CAR LINE. Please DO NOT try to cut around a car that is still loading in front of you.


4. If you need to pull over to get situated after picking up your child, please pull all the way up to the basketball hoops parallel to Westbourne road and pull over to the side out of the car line.


Thank you for your cooperation!

WCASD Health & Safety Plan

On August 23rd, the school board approved Dr. Sokolowski's proposed Health & Safety Plan for the West Chester Area District. The updated plan can be found via the link below. Below are some pertinent highlights of the plan:


  • Masks must be worn indoors by all students and staff to start the year.
  • Transmission levels in Chester County will be monitored weekly and it will be communicated out if there is a change to the masking policy.
  • Masks are optional for all outdoor activities.
  • Mask breaks will be scheduled by teachers throughout the day.
  • Mask exceptions may be granted for: medical and or disability condition with a doctor’s note.
  • All students should complete the Covid Daily Home-Screening Checklist (link to the screening is below).
  • To the extent possible, 3 feet of social distancing will be maintained in classrooms and the cafeteria.
  • No sharing of snacks; pre-packaged snack bags preferred.
  • Students will have assigned seats on the school bus, classrooms, and cafeterias.
  • Students will be seated three feet apart, all facing the same direction in the cafeteria for lunch.
  • Visitors and volunteers will be allowed on-site by appointment only.
  • Close contacts are defined as being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. Communication will be sent home for students who are identified as a close contact.
  • Per the Chester County Health Department (CCHD), contact tracing is still required in the event of a positive case, with the following exceptions if both the infected student and close contact(s) were properly wearing masks: Proof of vaccination (not applicable to students under 12) OR If both the infected student and the close contact(s) were wearing masks and they were at least 3 feet apart.

Fearless Leaders

Attention parents and guardians of our 4th and 5th grade leaders: Please see the attached flyers for information on Fearless Leaders (formerly known as JRC). This is a great way for students to get involved in the school and build their leadership skills. See our school counselor, Ms. Kleckner (akleckner@wcasd.net), for more information.

Attendance

ABSENCES/LATE ARRIVALS/EARLY DISMISSALS

For all absences or late arrivals, please call the Safe Arrival phone line at 484-266-1810. This answering system can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to leave messages. For all early dismissals, you MUST send in a signed note with your child on the day of the early dismissal. Only if it is a last-minute emergency change, please CALL the office at 484-266-1802 or 1803.

Drop Off

DROP OFF is from 8:30 - 9:00
  • The school day begins at 9:10 which means students must be in their classroom by 9:10.

  • This year the gate to the parent drop-off will be closed at 9:00 a.m.

  • Please be sure to drop your child off with enough time to get to their classroom by 9:10 so that they are not marked late.

  • ACP uses the cafeteria and the back playground. If you are later than 8:30 for ACP drop off, continue all the way to the back in the regular CAR LOOP with the rest of the parents, please.
  • Buses are able to transport more kids than last year, so that should help alleviate our large car line from last year (hopefully).
  • If you are later than 9:00, please park your car and walk your child to the door to be let in. If it is after 9:10, you will need to sign them in, too. If it is later than 9:00 but the buses are also still emptying, you are able to drop them off at the walkway as we will still have staff out front.

Links to Helpful Resources

School Nurse Website

Visit the School Nurse's website for information concerning immunizations, physical and dental requirements.

Volunteer Clearances

Whether you are a first timer or need to renew clearances, the summer is a great time to get this done so that you don't miss an opportunity. Our office needs a copy of each on file. If you have questions, please call our office.

Community Bulletin Board

Don't forget to check out the Community Bulletin Board for a wide variety of opportunities such as an empowerment class for girls or a virtual dance class!

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