Cluster 2 Weekly Newsletter

June 8 - June 12

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you and your families are safe and well. Isn't it hard to believe that we only have 7 days left of school? Indeed, the last day of school is Tuesday June 16. Here are a few housekeeping items to consider before school ends. All students can keep their ChromeBooks at home over the summer. Students are responsible for their safety and security. Any library books and Bud Not Buddy books can be dropped in the library box outside of the main entrance of the school. If your child has any personal belongings that he/she wishes to get at school, please see the schedule below.

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***Please park on Bemis Street and come in those doors. ***

  • Everyone will be checked in upon arrival.
  • Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times.
  • We will have a limited amount of people in the building at one time, so we will have socially distanced areas for people to wait if there is a line.
  • Please plan to come in and drop off/pick up items quickly. Although we miss everyone, there will not be an opportunity for lingering or chatting.
  • If you are unable to come at your assigned day/time, please contact the main office and we will schedule you for a time on June 11.

Term 4 progress reports were updated last week. Please see Ms. Martin's email for details of how to access the progress reports. If you have specific questions about a class, please reach out to your child's teacher. We are happy to talk with you about your child's progress and help him/her get caught up if necessary. We know it has been an adjustment to move to remote learning, and we want all of our students to feel successful in their classes.

We are very pleased to announce that our One School One Book is The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Young Readers Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. This year, thanks to the WATERTOWN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, every WMS student will have FREE access to an eBook copy of the book available from June 1st to September 30th, 2020. We will have information on how to access this eBook soon. Information can be found here.

Please remember that through the rest of the school year, Zoom session attendance, participation and general work completion is required for all classes (including specials, foreign language or reading, physical education, etc.) to the extent possible for your family. We understand there are exceptions, but, for the most part we need to see active participation from students during Zoom sessions and in online work completion just like we would in regular school. In a Zoom, active participation might be asking a question, contributing to the discussion, answering a teacher or peer question, or responding to the chat, in addition to showing video when at all possible.

Attached please find the schedule for next week's remote learning.

We are proud of our students for showing up and continuing to put in work throughout this time. We know that it has been a difficult and stressful time for everyone. Please reach out if you need anything from us. We are thinking of you and miss the kids!

Have a great weekend!