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September 16, 2020

Dear WES Families,

Beginning today, Sept. 16, families may change their student’s learning pathway using the learning pathway change form found in your Skyward Family Access account. If you do not intend to change your student's learning pathway, please disregard this email. You only need to access and submit this form if you are wanting to change your learning pathway for the 2nd 9-week grading period, which begins on Oct. 19. Your change must be made by Oct. 2, two weeks prior to the start of the 2nd 9 weeks. If you do not complete the form, your child will continue in their current learning pathway.


As a reminder, students in grades Pre-K-5 have two learning pathway choices. Learn more about each choice:


We understand these challenging circumstances are creating difficult decisions for our families. Our district and all Texas public schools are facing the same challenges and difficulties as we try to adapt a system designed for in-person instruction to meet the needs of in-person, virtual and virtual plus learners. Each LISD campus is working exceptionally hard to meet the many needs of our families, and despite the challenges, we are so proud to partner with you in the education of your children.


CLASS SIZES

A common question we receive is about class sizes, and why in-person classes are not smaller due to some students learning virtually from home. While there may be a smaller number of students learning in person, there are also fewer in-person teachers. Consequently, in-person class sizes are expected to be about the same size as usual.


TECHNICAL HELP

Some common technical issues and answers for you:


The next opportunity to change your student’s learning pathway (for the 3rd 9-week grading period) will be at the end of the 2nd 9-week grading period. The window for the 3rd 9 weeks change will open in late November. Changes outside of the established windows will not be made.


Thank you for your understanding,

We are ALL BETTER TOGETHER!


Sincerely,

Tami Braun, Principal

braunt@lisd.net

Virtual Learning Families - Please complete survey as your input is greatly appreciated!

Virtual Learning Families,

We appreciate your patience and support as we continue navigating the virtual learning pathway together. The district has created a survey for you to provide input as we look forward to the 2nd 9-weeks of school in virtual learning. Please note, you only need to complete the survey for each child you have in virtual learning. If you have multiple children in virtual learning, you will complete the survey separately for each child. Feel free to complete the survey with your child. You do not need to complete the survey for multiple teachers.



Use the link below to take a few minutes to provide your feedback. We thank you for your participation.

VIRTUAL FAMILY SURVEY

Happy Birthday Announced on the WES Marquee:

Wellington Birthday Marquee

Happy Birthday!-Happy Birthday!-Happy Birthday!

Celebrate with your child’s name on our WES Marquee!


Reservations are $25 per child and support Wellington.


After signing up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094da5ae22a7f94-wellington, you will recieve an email from Bre Ford with directions to pay online. Payment must be received prior to your child's name being place on the marquee.

Reminders:

Progress Reports went out this week, so be sure to check Skyward. If your child has an average of 75 or below, the progress report was sent home through Take Home folders. Parents will need to sign and return these paper copies to their child's teacher.


All Skyward forms and fees are due now.

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Counselors' Parent Newsletter

Please check out our counselors, Tracie Kroenert and Kristin King's resources and information at: https://www.smore.com/y6hsz

Calling All Four Year old PreK Students!

Wellington has spots available in our 1/2 day PreK program.

Students must qualify for free state-funded pre-kindergarten by one of the following criteria:

*learning English as a second language

*income

*homeless

*dependent of a member of the military on active duty, injured or killed while on active duty

*currently or has ever been in State of Texas foster care

*dependent of an individual who received the Star of Texas Award*

Please go to https://www.lisd.net/Page/259 to start the enrollment process today!

Please join WES PTA!

It's never too late to join Wellington PTA!


Please go HERE to take care of your family's yearly membership!


WE ARE ALL BETTER TOGETHER!

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Mrs. Alday is needing materials

Dear Parents,


I will need some of your junk far in advance to plan for our upcoming science/Stem activities. I am asking for these things now to ensure they will sit in a storage room at least 3 weeks before we use them. This way our materials will be safe for everyone to touch and use. The list is as follows:

Shoe boxes, Egg cartons, Cylindrical shaped coffee cans and other plastic containers, Wood scraps-any sizes between 1 foot to 3 feet in length and flat pieces such as 2-3 feet by 2-3 feet

Any size or shape clear containers, Empty water bottles, Old pennies, corks, Old hinges, washers, extra -long nails, Empty Gatorade bottles, Lids of any kind such as jar lids, water bottle caps

Toilet paper and paper towel tubes, Old pieces of flat Styrofoam or old Styrofoam coolers I can cut, Old CD’s and DVD’s


Any craft type materials that are sparkly such as glitter, shiny fabric, pipe cleaners, aquarium glass, beads, and jewels or sequins


Thank you so much!

Gina Alday

Back to School Behavioral Norms

Here is the first monthly newsletter from the behavior intervention specialists with tips, ideas and resources for your staff or parents with a focus on virtual learning.


https://www.smore.com/yv4t7