Washington Elementary School

October 2020

Washington Elementary School Mission Statement

At Washington Elementary School, we foster a student-centered community where all students are inspired to discover their own passions, accept and appreciate the differences in one another, and make reflective and responsible choices that will make the world a better place.

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School Spirit Day

Join us in showing our WES school spirit on October 16th!

Be sure to share your school spirit pictures with sandra.schlatter@edison.k12.nj.us

Updated Edison Township Schools Calendar 2020-21

The school calendar was adopted at the September 21 BOE meeting to add an additional conference day in November and March. Printable Calendar

A Note from the Office

Thank you families for your support during these first few weeks of school. In my 20 years in education, this has been the most challenging start to any school year. The staff at Washington has worked around the clock (literally) to try and make remote learning as efficient and engaging for our students. It is only in collaboration with our families that we have been able to make remote learning work.


On October 19th, the Edison Public Schools will be entering in to a hybrid model of learning. About 36% our students will be returning to in person learning. Our teachers will be in their classrooms attending to both the in person students and those who will continue learning remotely. Those students who have selected to be remote, will be eligible to return to in person learning on November 15th. A survey will come out from the District for parents to update their learning preferences.


Thank you for your continued support!

-Sandra Schlatter

ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to login daily by 9am. Teachers will be taking attendance and reporting that to the main office. If your child is sick or unable to attend, please contact the teacher directly or use the parent portal to enter the absence.

Technology

To request assistance for a device, please use this link to submit a ticket to the HelpDesk

Helpdesk Email: help.desk@edison.k12.nj.us
Helpdesk Phone: 732-452-4998

Device Insurance

We encourage all students to purchase insurance through this link

Coming back to school in person?

Due to COVID-19 protocols, students will NOT be allowed to share supplies. We ask that parents please refer to the supply lists shared in August. Please provide as many of the supplies as possible so that students can be prepared for learning.

https://was.edison.k12.nj.us/student-resources/supply-lists

W.E.S. is ready for in-person learning

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Free breakfast & lunch for students

ALL STUDENTS IN EDISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE ELIGIBLE


Breakfast and lunch will be prepackaged and offered together at no cost. Meals will be distributed only on days learning instruction is provided. Menus are posted on the Board of Education website for reference, but are subject to change. Link for menu https://edison.nutrislice.com/menu/menus-eula.


ONE FORM NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED FOR EACH STUDENT EACH WEEK. If you are not ordering meals for your student(s), the form does not need to be submitted.


Pick-up locations will be at the 5th grade steps at Washington School between the hours of 11:30am through 1:30pm. There will also be a daily pick up at JP Stevens High School from 12:30pm to 3:00pm for anyone who is unable to make the other scheduled times. If you have students in multiple schools, you can choose to pick up at one school only.

Student Supply Pickup #2

As we enter the second month of school, teachers have determined that students could benefit from some additional school materials. In conjunction with our Title I status (read more below), ALL students will also receive a WES string bag with supplemental materials. These supplies may be used once a student returns to in-person learning. Please keep them safely in the bag provided.


We are asking that parents please come pick up these supplies Tuesday (10/6) and Wednesday (10/7) from 12:00pm-4:00pm. If you are unable to come during these times, please email mailto:sandra.schlatter@edison.k12.nj.us Fifth (5th) grade students may also pick up on Wednesday 10/14 when they pick up Science supplies.


Due to construction near the gym, the pickup will be in the back of the school near the fifth grade steps.

W.E.S. has been recognized as a School-Wide Title I program

The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.


Title I programs generally offer:


  • Additional teachers and/or paraprofessionals
  • Opportunities for professional development for school staff
  • Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
  • A variety of supplementary teaching methods
  • An individualized program for students
  • Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction
  • A variety of opportunities for parents to stay informed and be involved with their child’s educational experience
  • Parent Resource Centers with educational materials and resources for families to check out and use at home

Title I Virtual Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Learn more about the activities that will be brought to our school with the new Title I qualification. More information will be sent out next week.

Pledge of Allegiance

We are looking for volunteers to send in a video of themselves for our daily Pledge of Allegiance. This video will be shown across all the homerooms during Morning Meeting. Click on this link to leave your video in our WES flipgrid. Be sure to speak clearly and slowly in your video.

Back to School Night Recap

Check out videos from all of the Edison Township Public Schools.

ExactPath Online Learning

We are happy to announce that we are implementing an online learning program that targets each student's strengths and weaknesses in Math and Language Arts. You will find more information in these letters:

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Edison Public Library Re-Opening

Have you visited the local library lately? If not, please check out the newest hours of operation. Not ready to visit the library in person? You can utilize the online books, videos, and music. Our libraries offer many virtual services.
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