Williams Elementary - November 2020
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WES Parents and Guardians,
Believe it or not, we are over half way through the fall semester! Although it has been far from a normal year, our kids have adjusted to the new procedures and seem very happy to be at school with their friends and teachers. Our virtual classes have also fallen into a routine and technical issues are rarely a problem now. We are still making adjustments, but I believe that we are almost there!
I want to thank all of our parents and guardians for all of your patience and for working with us to help keep our kids and staff safe! Please reach out to us if you have concerns or ideas.
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Our School Counselor, Mrs. Gonzales
Howdy, my name is Claudia Gonzales and I am the school counselor. I am an educator and a learner. This is my sixth year serving Williams Elementary students and loving every day of it. My goal is not to only help make Williams Elementary students better students, but better people by serving the whole child in a positive learning environment.
Please visit my webpage by clicking here. You can find information about student safety, community resources, and parent/student referrals. If at any time you need my assistance please don't hesitate to contact me at 281-356-6866 or email@example.com. I'm here to serve our students.
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7:35 Last Time to Drop Off Children at EMCC
7:45 School Doors Open
8:25 Doors on Buddy Riley Side of School Are Locked
(Main doors remain unlocked)
8:30 Classes Begin
2:30 Last time to call with a same day transportation change for your child
3:45-6:30 Hours of After School Adventures Program
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Frequently Asked Questions
Not at this time. In an effort to keep your child safe, we are limiting the adults on campus to essential personnel.
I filled out the lunch application last year. Do I need to fill it out again this year?
Yes. This is application must be filled out every year. Children that were on this program last year will be allowed to continue eating for free or at the reduced price for the first 3 weeks of school, but the application must be completed again for the program to continue past that time. Families that fill out the form and qualify for the program, also receive discounts on the Adventures after school child care registration and, in some cases, a lower rate on home internet.
I want my child to wear a mask at school but he/she left it at home. What do I do?
Don't worry. We have all types of children's masks at school in different sizes and with different designs. Just call our main number and let the receptionist know that your child left his/her mask at home and you would like us to supply one. Not a problem.
I need to come in the school building for a meeting, but I forgot my mask. What do I do?
Call the receptionist and let her know that you forgot your mask. We will meet you at the front door with a disposable mask. Don't feel bad, it happens.
Has the dismissal process changed this year?
Yes, but only on the inside of the building. As a parent, you should not see a difference. Parents still drop off and pick up students on the Buddy Riley side of the building. Instead of putting all car riders in the gym to wait on parents, we have students waiting in different locations and divided by grade level so that we can continue to social distance during this process.
I know that the school is offering all meetings via ZOOM, but what if I need to meet in person for something?
If you feel that you need to meet face to face with school personnel or if you need to bring in documents, a meeting can be set up in the front office area. We have several offices in that front area and will gladly set up a place for the meeting to take place.
Can I drop off lunch for my child?
Yes. We ask that you do this only now and then to help us limit the number of visitors/adults on campus.
Can I still bring food/desserts for the class when it is my child's birthday?
No. The MISD nutrition department is now offering individually wrapped cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream desserts that can be purchased ahead of time and delivered to the class.
If the water fountains are not being used, what happens if my child is thirsty?
We are asking that you send a reusable bottle with your child's name on it which we can refill with our "no touch" water dispensers. For students that don't have/lose/forget their water bottle, we have water stations in each grade area that will either have small cups of water with lids or small water bottles, depending on the age of the students.
Will WES be having concerts and assemblies this year?
It is too early to say what will happen for the entire school year, but, at this time, we are not planning for anything that requires large groups on campus. Hopefully, this will change.
My child has to go to the clinic daily to take medication. I am concerned that he/she might be around a sick student. What can I do to avoid this?
We have expanded our clinic waiting area by converting our registrar's office into an area for students that feel sick and are showing covid-19 and/or flu symptoms. Sick students and students needing medication/asthma inhalers/band-aids, etc. will not use the same waiting area.
This has been a hard year for my family and we need help with school supplies and other things to get our children ready for the school year. Who do I contact if we need help?
Please reach out to our counselor, Claudia Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org. The year 2020 has been difficult for many families. Mrs. Gonzales is our resident resource expert.
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Instrucciones de inicio de sesión para estudiantes por primera vez en ClassLink y Canvas en español
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