WHITELEY WILDCAT UPDATE

September 14, 2020

We are beginning another week of learning and I continue to be impressed with our students and staff. I have enjoyed seeing the student work on SeeSaw, Flipgrid and their thoughts on Google Classroom. Technology has allowed us to continue working with our students as we are living through a pandemic. Please remember that this week our students will only be attending class Monday-Thursday. Friday our staff will participate in professional development with instructional technology

ROLLING RE-ENTRY

This week we will be putting the final touches on our procedures for student in-person learning. We are excited that on the 21st of September we will have our kindergarten and self-contained special education classrooms. We continue to look at our procedures to ensure that our school community is safe as we participate with in-person learning. We are putting together videos for teachers to use, as well as parents to review. Each video will demonstrate arrival, lunch and dismissal procedures. If you have questions in regards to our rolling re-entry please visit our district website.

IN-PERSON PROCEDURES

As we transition to in-person learning there are a few procedures that we would like our families to help with:

MORNING ARRIVAL

CAR RIDERS

-Please have your child’s lanyard on and signed. Students need to have their lanyard signed for entrance into the school.

-Please pull all the way forward to allow for a continuous flow of cars.

-Parents will need to remain in their car when their student(s) exit the vehicle.

-Children need to be ready to exit the vehicle, with their backpack and lunch bag ready when you pull into the parking lot.

-Students must have their mask on when exiting the vehicle.

-All students will have their temperatures checked and will sanitize their hands upon entry.

-We ask that students remain an airplane arms length away from others.

BUS RIDERS

-Students riding the bus will have an assigned seat the entire year.

-Students must wear their mask on the bus.

-Students will have their temps taken prior to entering the building.

-Students will sanitize their hands prior to entering the building.

-Students must wear their lanyards and staff will ensure there is a parent signature on the card inside the lanyard.


DISMISSAL

-Students will begin dismissing at a staggered time to ensure social distancing.

-Students will load buses immediately and sit in their assigned seats.

-Students that walk home or ride their bikes will be dismissed at 3:25.

-Students that are care riders will be lined up in sections {A-L and M-Z}.

-Parents will pull their cars up in the car line, and remain in their vehicle.

-Staff will call students to the car and students will walk to the car maintaining social distancing.

-Once students are safely loaded into the car, parents may pull-out of the carpool line safely.

VIRTUAL MAP TESTING

Each year District 15 students in grades 2 through 8 take an achievement test called the MAP test. The MAP test measures a student’s reading and math levels, is taken by the student with a Chromebook, and takes between 20 to 40 minutes to complete.


This year, all students in grades 2 to 8 will take the MAP test during the distance learning portion of the school year. Teachers will be in contact with students to explain and walk them through the virtual MAP test taking process. Schools will scheudle a MAP test “dry run” in early September. Students will take the actual MAP test between September 14 and October 1. Your school will provide specific test dates and times to you prior to testing.


Linked below is our parent and student “cheat sheets. You will be provided with another copy closer to MAP testing. Parent/Caregiver Cheat Sheet, Student Cheat Sheet.


UPCOMING EVENTS


September 18th-Student Non-Attendance Day

September 25th-Spirit Day =HAT DAY