WSMS Principal Newsletter
August 18, 2023
Hello Willow Springs,
It's been a very busy week! Students jumped right in to instruction learning about the geography of the United States, solving linear equations, building robots, and Students were excited to receive their devices and our staff will continue to coach them on how to care for the devices and utilize them for instruction. Thank you for your support and partnership on this wonderful start to the year.
Important Device Reminders
We would greatly appreciate your support at home regarding the reminders below for our students. As we shift within the next few weeks to utilizing Leopard Time for academic intervention and enrichment, we are coaching our students to begin checking their school email accounts for reminders and updates.
Visitors to Willow Springs
Please arrive with a few extra minutes to facilitate this process. We appreciate your partnership in making safety and security our top priority.
Campus Information for Parents: The ABC's of Willow Springs
Our campus will begin to count tardies starting on 8/28. Students who are late will be allowed to enter class, but will be marked as tardy in PowerSchool by staff members. Students who are more than 20 minutes late will be counted absent for that class period.
Students will be assigned a one-hour afternoon detention when they receive 4-6 tardies
Students will be assigned a two-hour detention when they receive 7-9 tardies
Students who persist in being tardy (10+) may receive additional consequences
Tardies reset each 9 weeks.
The PowerSchool app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You use the same PowerSchool online login. Enter the District code NJBC. **Helpful Tip: If your app is not syncing, follow these steps:
- Log out
- Update app
- Log back in
WSMS 23-24 Athletic Shirt Purchase
Please click Here to purchase. Please select Red for WSMS.
No cheer orders please, different athletics shirts.
Mark your calendar for September 12th from 9:30-10:30! It’s our first Principal Coffee of the year and Mrs. Eldridge will be discussing and answering questions about middle school you’ve been afraid to ask. Use the QR code in the flyer to ask your questions ahead of time
Join & Give
Your membership and donations to the Leopard Drive allow us to fund programs like Red Ribbon Week, College Preparedness presentations, and more. It also provides access to the WSMS PTO directory, parent resources and helps us provide opportunities to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.
Dues are $10 for individual and $20 for the whole family. Join and Donate Here
Please bookmark our website for PTO contact information, event/speaker updates and more ways you can participate in supporting our school.
If you’d like to know more about volunteer opportunities at Willow Springs please fill out this form and we’ll notify you as needs arise. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-ZUVnniJK4utt6GgYVq8mkXVZVxAlz1uo3VdBkLeXkjnIVA/viewform
Leopard Fishing Club
6th, 7th and 8th grade students anglers - if you are interested in joining the Middle School Leopard Fishing Club please plan to attend the informational meeting on August 29th. All anglers need to be registered by September 6th. https://2022-2023-fishing-club-registration-deadline-sept-18881.cheddarup.com
The purpose of the Club is to educate and prepare future Leopard Fishing High School Team anglers for competitive bass fishing. As a Club member you will be introduced to competitive bass fishing, interact with the high school fishing team, participate in fish camp, pond days and intra-squad tournaments.
Please reach out with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org