The Bobcat Beat
January 14, 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! The school year is flying right on by! It has been so great welcoming the children back into school this week.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the COVID-19 checklist each morning. Please be sure to reach out to Fern Hill's school nurse, Mrs. Wendy McGregor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Also, please notify Mrs. McGregor if anyone in the household is not feeling well, has been exposed or has tested positive for the virus.
Schedule for the Week of January 18th (CHANGE IN COHORT DAYS)
Monday 1/18 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL for students
Tuesday & Wednesday, 1/19 & 1/20 - Cohort A in school, Cohort B remote, 4/5 day students in school
Thursday & Friday, 1/21 & 1/22 - Cohort B in school, Cohort A remote, 4/5 day students in school
Schedule for the Week of January 25th:
Monday & Tuesday 1/25 & 1/26: Cohort A in school, Cohort B remote, 4/5 day students in school
Wednesday, 1/27: All students remote, 5 day students in school
Thursday & Friday 1/28 & 1/29: Cohort B in school, Cohort A remote, 4/5 day students in school
Tech Issues? If technical issues arise during remote learning, please use the following resources:
Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:
- Schoology / Seesaw Support
- Laptop / iPad Support
- Additional Resources
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email email@example.com
Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service Ideas
Last year, we hosted our very first Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service - it was a huge success! Unfortunately this year, we are not able to do the same type of service project. Please take a look at this Dr. MLK Jr. Day of Service Ideas.
Mrs. Coulter's Corner
Reminder from the Nurse
Please remember to notify the teacher and the school nurse if your child has a positive Covid test or has a direct exposure to a person testing positive for Covid, even if it occurs during remote learning. You can email Wendy McGregor, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate everyone in our community following the safety protocols and keeping each other safe during this time.
Absent Note Change
The WCASD will start accepting parent notes via email for students who are absent from school and an original signature isn’t required. The email address must be registered in Power School and will be verified by the attendance secretary when the note is received. Parents can still choose to submit notes in paper form within five school days of the absence. The email needs to be sent to the building attendance secretary, not through Schoology or Seesaw. Phone calls will not be accepted as documentation of a student’s absence. This goes into effect for absences starting on December 14, 2020 and will remain in place until otherwise notified.
YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED
Reminder Sign up for the 2020-21 FHE Yearbook 2020-2021: Hardcover $21 but you can set up an account and not order a book and just share your "School Day" Pictures.
School Passcode: 1015983535492295
Upload 1st Day(Virtual/Cyber/Hybrid) homeschool, Halloween Costume-Party-Drive By Parade, Holiday Party, and SNOW Day pictures to help with our yearbook memory pages.
PLEASE SNAP A FUN PIX OF YOUR STRONG BOBCAT and upload that to our Bobcat Strong Folder!
New Touchless Water Filling Stations
Pretzel Friday’s at Philly Pretzel!! Mention Fern Hill and 15% goes back!
WCASD Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide
We recognize that our students at home may feel isolated. Please know that one of our main goals is to help your children feel connected to their teacher, classroom and Fern Hill! Our district has a Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide to provide supports and resources if your child is having a difficult time through all of this. This guide provides Counselor and Mental Health Professionals' contact information, services, important forms, and additional resources for parents of students Kindergarten through 12th grade.
The WCASD created a Technology Support site. It is a great one-stop technology trouble shooting page.
Request for assistance - remote and cyber students
In an effort to provide additional support for students and parents during remote learning, the district has created a “Request for Academic Assistance” form for each of the WCASD schools. Students, parents and faculty may complete a form on behalf of a student who is struggling with attendance, work completion or social/emotional learning. This form will be reviewed by a member of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports Team (MTSS) to determine the available resources that can be provided. While the form is available, we still recommend reaching out directly to your child's teacher to discuss any concerns.