WMS Friday Forecast
August 28, 2020 - Week 2
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Dear WMS Families:
I am so proud of how our students and families managed this week here at WMS! A huge percentage of our students arrived Covid certified, their Chromebooks are charged, and they are ready to learn. We have seen our students show maturity and flexibility. I am really proud of our RedHawk community!
This week I had the pleasure to drop my son off at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. My wife and I officially became part-time empty-nesters. While Sam is at Augustana, on the Mississippi River, our daughter Maggie is at Tulane University in New Orleans, also on the Mississippi River. (Apparently, we need to buy a boat.) Having both students away has made me reflect on the time we do have with our kids. One day I was walking Sam to kindergarten and then in a blink of an eye, he is at college. Even in these unusual times, it is important for us to hit the pause button and take notice of what is happening with our kids. How are they perceiving coming to school at home or in-person? What are they missing? What have they loved about this time? What have they hated?
This year is going to have its challenges, but it can also be a time to find and build some common memories between generations. Enjoy your weekend!
Please note that, as some families and students are choosing to move from in-person to remote learning, we must continue to make adjustments to student schedules, which in most cases may also include a change in teacher. When class sections become too small or large based on these adjustments, your child’s schedule may also need to be adjusted. Although our preference is to keep consistency in our scheduling, please understand that it has become necessary to accommodate the choices families are making for their children. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to balance all of the different constraints we are managing during the pandemic.
Back To School Night Information
Our Back To School Night will be fully digital this year. We will be sending out a document, September 1st in the late afternoon, which will give parents the chance to get to know their child's teachers in a virtual setting.
This comprehensive list should help guide you to who handles which items at Wredling
Hello WMS Parents & Guardians
Given all of the change and uncertainty this school year, we want to ensure that your child has what is needed to be successful. One addition this year is a chance for parents to request their child be connected with a student services support member whether in person or remote. The process includes filling out the appropriate grade level form list below.
All high schools and middle schools will be using this format when referring kids to student services. If your child has immediate needs, they can always access student support services. Otherwise, office staff will frequently check the form with the intention of connecting to the student within the same day. The intention of the form is to streamline the process of how students access the office and to prevent groups of students in student services. Your child will be introduced to this from next week and find it located in several places: the WMS website, grade level hubs, and student services website.
One thing to note: on the last page of the form, there is a link to a virtual calming room with many resources.
As always, thanks for your continued support!
- Here is the link for 6th grade teachers, students, and parents.
- Here is the link for 7th grade teachers, students, and parents.
- Here is the link for 8th grade teachers, students, and parents.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
HERE is a link to community resources posted on the district website.
HERE is a link to resources from the state where you can text in different needs.
Student Assistance Counselor
Wredling Middle School
We DO NOT have any devices or chargers to spare. We will not be sharing devices for everyone's protection. Additionally, we do want to practise being responsible and planning ahead.
Certifying your student each day!
Parents click here for a video overview of the 3 ways you can self certify your child each morning. Perhaps you do not have access to a printer or you do not want to waste any more paper/ink, find out more about how to use a luggage tag system instead. Also if you are in need of a new luggage tag insert click here. These will be given to your child each Thursday or Friday with dates for the following school week.
Attendance Grace Period!
PLEASE READ THE NOTE BELOW REGARDING ATTENDANCE
Ordering Meals for Your RedHawk
Here is the form that students use to order meals. Parents cannot order meals. Only students may order meals. They must be on the Chrome browser and the browser MUST be logged in to their D303 Google account. Students can order meals from 6 PM the night before to 9:30 AM the next morning.
Please remember that the meals are charged to the student account as they have in the past, including free or reduced meals. We do have a small number of snacks available each day, as well, for students to buy, but they must use their PushCoin account and it must have money on account.
Did You Know?
I-Ready Assessment & ERCA Information
We are excited to share that District 303 is implementing a Mathematics and Reading program called i-Ready. Last year students took Performance Series, i-Ready is replacing Performance Series. Students will be taking the i-Ready Reading and Math assessments on their asynchronous day on Monday or Tuesday. Please take the time to read through the information below regarding i-Ready. Thank you!
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 strives to provide all students with the best opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally in school. As part of this commitment, District 303 is enhancing our Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) across the district for the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the Parent Letter below.
Dear RedHawk Families
The yearbook club would like to collect 2000 pictures and include at least 2 pictures of of each student.
This week's theme..
1. Learning or activities April-August
2. First day (week) of school pics from home, pod, or class.
Pictures can be shared through the Google drive at Timothy.Massie@d303.org or Chad through your computer or smartphone at this link:
https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/s2WqL (access code- redhawks)
Wredling Middle School Redhawks Spirit Wear Store
We are excited to bring to you our new online Spirit Wear Store. The online store will
be open starting Friday, August 14th thru Thursday, September 17th . Visit the online store at
https://stores.inksoft.com/wredling/shop/home to check out our spirit wear items and find something for the entire family!
Order online before September 17th!! Orders will be delivered to school, individually packed, and dropped off to the student at school in early October or an arranged pick up date/time will be determined.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Rosalinda Saucedo, Spirit Wear Chair, at
ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FACE COVERINGS WHILE INSIDE D303 BUILDINGS. PLEASE CLICK ON THIS BUTTON TO READ THE D303 GUIDANCE ON FACE COVERINGS
September Middle School A/B Schedule
If you have not read the CUSD303 Reopening School Plan Guide (2020-2021) we would highly recommend that you do so. This document will answer most of your questions about instruction and what our school year will look like.
ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS CURRENT AS OF THE PUBLICATION DATE. NEW INFORMATION WILL BE ADDRESSED IN FUTURE NEWSLETTERS.