Willie Brown Academy Insider

September 11, 2020

Book Fair!

So much is different this year....which of course would include book fair! We are taking it on-line this year! Please support our book fair and get your kiddos some new reading material!


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=willieebrownelemschool

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PTA News

Normally at the beginning of each school year, WBA PTA prints and send home with students a packet full of information for parents. This year, due to COVID, we are sending the information electronically. Please take some time to browse through the documents posted in the link below....Membership Information, Room Rep Flyer, WBA Spirit Wear Order, Spirit Nights, Book Fair info, Corporate Incentives and PTA Board list.

WBA PTA Documents

Parenting Education

As a parent, would you like to learn:

How to help your child open up to you?

Limit Setting?

Recognizing emotional needs and building self-esteem?

Fostering self-control, self-responsibility, and creativity?


We have the class just for you! See the flyer below for more information!


Register Here

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Dismissal & Pick-Up Reminders

*Beginning tomorrow/Thursday 9/10, anyone picking up in the car line or as a walk-up must display the school provided car tag. If you don't have it, the student will not be released and you will need to go to the front office. Ring the doorbell, show your ID, and let the attendant know that you didn't have the car tag. The attendant will verify that you are an approved person for pick up (check Skyward). If you need a new car tag, the attendant will make one for you. If you just forgot the tag and don't need a new one, you can wait outside in the front breezeway and your child will be released to you after 3:45.


*Rain at dismissal time: Walkers will be held on campus (not released to walk home) only if there is dangerous weather (ex: lightening) and Mrs. Eastlick will send a notice to all families. If you do not want your student to walk home if it is raining, please talk with your student and make a plan. Some parents tell their child not to walk ever if it is raining and instead go to the car line and wait for the parent to come and pick up.


*Change of dismissal plan: If the way your child is supposed to be released changes during the day, please call the school office (817-299-5860) prior to 3:10 pm and we will get a notice sent to your child and teacher. Please plan ahead so that this is not a regular occurrence. Do not send an email to the teacher and the message may not be seen by the teacher prior to dismissal or there may be a sub. Any changes that you know of prior to sending your child to school should be communicated to the teacher through a note in the take-home folder.


*Parent ID/Driver's License - Any time you are coming to campus to pick up your child, you must display your ID (through the camera) to the office attendant. We will check Skyward to ensure that the person is an approved person to release a child to (check Skyward) before releasing a child. Students will not be released to parents between 3:15 and 3:30 (students are in transition to dismissal places during this time).

Thank you for your attention and assistance!

Screen Students At Home Each Morning

Parents are the first step in reducing the spread of illness at school! Check in with your child each morning for signs of illness. If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep them home.

• Temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth

• Sore throat

• New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing ( for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

• Diarrhea • Vomiting

• Abdominal pain

• Abnormal taste and/or smell

• New onset of severe headache ( especially with a fever)

• Has had close contact ( within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19

• Contact your campus nurse if your child has any of the above symptoms and keep your child home.


Individuals Confirmed or Suspected with COVID-19

  • Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19, must stay at home throughout the infection period of ten days and cannot return to campus until the school nurse screens the individual to determine that ALL conditions below have been met for re-entry.

  • 24 hours have passed without fever or the use of fever reducing medicines

  • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath)

  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

  • In the case of an individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

  • If the individual has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above 10 day stay at home period, the individual must either:

  • Obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or

  • Obtain an acute infection test at an approved testing location (https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/) that comes back negative for COVID-19.

  • Your child will not be permitted back on campus until the campus nurse has completed a screening (phone or in person) for re-entry. Please contact your campus nurse for this screening before sending your child back to school.

ABSENCES

If a student is absent for any reason, we will serve them as a remote learner. Please know that students will not be interacting live with their teacher while they are remote learners. Teachers will instead provide instructional support, resources, and/or videos via SeeSaw (K-2) or Canvas (3-4). Your student will be expected to complete the assigned activities and assignments each day and will be marked present if the day's activities and assignments are turned in prior to 11:59 p.m. on that day.

September Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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