WMS Friday Forecast
October 2, 2020 - Week 7
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COLD WEATHER and going outside
During this fall, classes have been encouraged to use our outdoor spaces for instruction. We’ve done this for a couple of reasons. First, we have a fabulous middle school facility and we want to take advantage of these outdoor spaces to give students a break from wearing their masks for at least a few minutes while following social distancing guidelines. As cooler weather approaches, we would like students to prepare for their school day knowing that if the weather permits they may be outside for a class period or two, especially during Physical Education class. Our goal is to continue offering students the option to enjoy their lunch outside as long as possible as well. PE classes, students having lunch, and others will be permitted to go outside if the temperature is above freezing and other outdoor conditions warrant it (wind, sun, etc.). Please make sure your middle schooler is dressing accordingly each day.
Sign‐up for Parent-Teacher Conferences opens up on SEPTEMBER 21st at 7:00 am and will close OCTOBER 7th at midnight. All conferences will be held via Zoom this year.
NOVEMBER A/B CALENDAR
i-Ready Fall Reports
The i-Ready Fall Diagnostic Reports for both Math and Reading are being mailed home to parents on Friday, October 2, 2020. You will find the following information included with the two diagnostic reports:
A letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, who is the Director of Assessment and Accountability, that explains the i-Ready diagnostic report and what is being included in the documents mailed home.
A “ How Do I Read the Diagnostic Reports?” document that will support you as you look at the data.
If your child has not taken the diagnostic, please email Dr. McGuire at email@example.com so that she can help plan for when your child can take it. Thank you all for your support as we navigated the completion of these two diagnostic assessments!
PSAT TESTING UPDATE:
District 303 offers all students enrolled in 8th grade, 7th grade AVID, and Infinity to take the PSAT 8/9 in the fall. This PSAT is a part of the SAT series of assessments that help guide students through academic measures of college and career readiness ending with the SAT taken in their junior year. The SAT can be used with most colleges as a part of the admission process.
Helpful tips to help your child as they prepare for testing day:
Get a good night sleep
Eat a healthy breakfast
Be sure to charge the Chromebook overnight
HYBRID STUDENT PSAT INFORMATION CLICK HERE
REMOTE STUDENT PSAT INFORMATION CLICK HERE
If you have any questions about middle school remote students taking the PSAT 89 please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dave Chiszar at 331-228-4911.
If you have specific questions about the assessment please contact David Chiszar (email@example.com) You can also find additional assessment information at https://district.d303.org/departments/assessment.
Patrick McGuire, Assistant Principal
Thank you-Patrick McGuire, Assistant Principal
Click this button to access an update from our 6th Grade Teams
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK
Current theme: "HOMETOWN HEROES" - Pictures with family or friends who are front line workers in healthcare, police, fire, grocery, teachers, etc.
- Pictures can be shared through the Google drive or email at Timothy.Massie@d303.org OR
- CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW (computer or smartphone) and use access code - redhawks)
Hello Wredling Families!
Thank you to all who ordered Wredling Spirit Wear. There was a communication error from the vendor’s system when purchases were made and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. All items arrived at the end of the day yesterday. They are individually packaged and labeled for safe delivery.
The plan is that students will receive items at school when they are in attendance on their group day (A day students will receive theirs today). Remote students will be able to pick up their order in the main office.
We thank you for your patience during this new process.
Wredling Spirit Wear Chairs
STUDENT ID Expectations for Middle and High Schools:
- Students received 1 ID and can get 1 additional ID for free.
- Students received 1 lanyard and can get 1 additional lanyard for free.
REMOTE ACADEMY FAMILIES
- Spirit Wear - WMS Spirit Wear has arrived and can be picked up from our main office.
- Photo packages from Material Pick-Up Days - If you haven't picked up your student's photos please do so. We still have several photo packages here!
You can pick up items during our normal office hours, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. We strongly encourage you to avoid coming from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:00-3:45 pm due to bus traffic.
REMOTE ACADEMY LEARNING RESOURCES
Welcome to remote learning! Remember that remote students have classes every day. Below are resources for our full remote learners:
You can check the attendance for any of your students at any time by logging into the Home Access Center and clicking on the attendance tab to view. Toggle between students using the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the main office at (331) 228-3100! We are here to help!
Parenting The New Teen In The Age of Anxiety
Parent University was developed in response to the need for programming to address the social and emotional needs of students in District 303. Over the last decade, the district has strived to provide information on topics that are relevant, timely, and beneficial for all parents and guardians.
October 29, 2020
Parenting The New Teen In The Age of Anxiety
Dr. John Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, wrote this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up too quickly and, as a result, dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression. Please indicate your interest in getting a copy of the book and event by filling out this form.
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