Principal's Weekly Update
January 8, 2021
Dear Wamsutta Families,
From the feedback I've received, the students seem to be doing the best they can with fully remote learning. The attendance has been generally good, and teachers feel they are making progress with kids despite the distance. We have one more week like this at least, so I hope we can all continue our efforts next week as well. I know this is very hard on everybody and I want to let everyone know how thankful we are for student and family effort and support. The staff of WMS will continue to try to make the best of this situation, and we hope to be back in person as soon as possible.
This week, I have information for families who would like to participate in the lunch and breakfast program who cannot get to the High School for pickup, invites to a Be Heard meeting and a Bias-Related Behavior Focus Group, and the PTO meeting link for Tuesday.
Joseph Connor, WMS
Lunch/Breakfast Pickup and Delivery
Be Heard Meeting Invitation
For those who are unfamiliar, Be Heard is a community coalition attempting to increase family voice in the schools and improve both equity and inclusion for all students.
Family Focus Group: Bias-Related Behavior
The middle school focus group will be opened on January 13 from 11 AM to 7 PM for interested families to pop in virtually. More information in the PDF below.
Second Notice: Neighbors in Dialogue
The flyer for the next Neighbors in Dialogue community conversation scheduled for January 13 is below. This month's topic is race and education. Everyone is invited, though I imagine the participants will be capped at some point.
You can register here.
Running Notice: Yearbook Ordering Available
Yearbook ordering is open and can be found here.
DATES TO REMEMBER
January 4-15 (at minimum)
- ALL STUDENTS FULLY REMOTE
Thursday, January 7
- Parent Conferences Rescheduled From 12.17 3-5 PM
Tuesday, January 12
- Virtual PTO @ 6:30 - Link provided soon
Monday, January 18
- No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day