Wolf Creek Weekly
Building Pathways To Success
From The Principal's Desk October 4, 2020
I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend! Our Wolves did an awesome job during all phases. Thansk so much for your support.
Full time Face 2 Face begins tomorrow. Students will return to school 5 days per week, if you selected this option. We have made a few minor changes to our current URL Master schedule Teachers will continue to facilitate Simultaneous Instruction. Teachers will provide instruction for both face to face and remote students simultaneously. This includes our Specialist teachers also. Teachers and service providers within our Exceptional Children’s Department should follow the instructional schedule already communicated by the Special Education’s Department.
For more information:
Bus transportation can be found here:
See the Reopening and Closing Matrix included this newsletter.
Each assigned day will be held from 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM. We will run a full day schedule for the students assigned on the specific day. Students at home will receive instruction virtually as they have been previously. Students will be provided breakfast and lunch each day. Bus transportation is posted.
Car Rider Arrival and Pick-up Health and Safety:
Thanks so much for your support. Staff members are reminded about health and safety precautions when opening doors during drop off and pick. Please help us by assisting your child with exiting and entering vehicles during this time. Be sure to roll your window down so that you can hear staff members provide guidance to students during morning arrival.
IMPORTANT It is important that each parent register for your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. Please register as soon as possible. This will be important for access to daily lessons with teachers via your child's Classlink account. All students have a Classlink account and it is a one stop shop for all instructional sessions. Students previously enrolled have access now, this did not change. New students will be provided steps to log on by their teachers during Open House.
Are you registered for your Parent Portal Account? If not, please register. Everything you need as a parent is in the parent portal account. You are able to monitor your student's grades throughout the school year, review your child's schedule, pull report cards, update your contact information, register other students within your household, and so much more! Please click the link provided to register.
*Please note, if you DO NOT have an email address on file, you will be unable to register via the provided link. Please call the school and ask for our Data Clerk, Ms. Lyles.
***Managing COVID-19 creates a constantly changing environment for our school district, and our school leaders and teachers are working diligently to adjust with those changes. Check out the new Fulton County information page where the district has gathered resources to help make the start of school successful for our students and their families. If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please contact your school. Please check back for updates and changes.
A few important links:
Fulton County School Nutrition will continue to serve FREE meals to all children under the age of 18, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs. All children, regardless of school enrollment or meal eligibility status, can receive FREE meals. Students attending school face-to-face will receive FREE meals during their school’s scheduled mealtimes. Nutritious & delicious student favorites will be provided at breakfast and lunch. Curbside & Bus Stop Locations will be utilized to distribute FREE grab & go meal kits throughout the district.
The School Nutrition Department received the current Free and Reduced Percentages for each school. At the end of September, Wolf Creek ES is at 46.69% Free and Reduced Students. The final number will be run on October 31, 2020. We are 12% under last year’s percentage of 58.5%. We would like to maintain or exceed 58.5%. This percentage is essential to our earning Title 1 funds to support our various school wide initiatives and students.
All students are currently receiving free meals, however, the grant will only last until December or when the grant funds are exhausted. Students who have not applied this year are on a Full-Pay status. When the grant funds end, charges will apply. It is important that parents complete the lunch application.
Please see the link to the meal application and School Nutrition website.
Thanks so much, in advance, for your support. We will get through this together and be stronger because of it! We will continue to “Build Pathways To Success” for our Wolf PACK.
***Please be reminded to check Class Dojo and the school website regularly for school information and updates.
Stay safe, wear your mask and stay inside if you can.
Thanks for all you do! Let's Go Wolves!
WCES school website: https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes
Please mark your calendar and join us: Virtual PTA Meeting October 13th
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Parents our PTA meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of the month. If you have questions, comments or concerns you want the PTA to address please reply to this posting or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Access event details here: http://wolfcreek.memberhub.com/calendar
Special Welcome to our new members!!
Wolf Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Association welcomes you to a challenging yet extremely promising new school year! As parents, we all support our children in their educational journey. As a PTA, we work collaboratively to support the school through many events and volunteer opportunities.
This year we are thinking outside the box, in order to bring enrichment and support to each child and our teachers. We are open to hearing your suggestions, and welcome them, so please email us at any time. This is your PTA, and you are welcome and encouraged to attend all of our meetings and events, or volunteer your time and talents to ensure collective success. PTA is the largest child’s advocacy association; thank you for supporting our efforts to make every child’s potential a reality.
By joining the PTA, you are being a leader and showing your students that you are proactive, engaged and you care! You become one of the millions of PTA members dedicated to making a difference in the education, health, and safety of America’s children. You are empowered, informed, and responsible members.
Again thanks for joining and we look forward to working with you in the future.
WCES Executive PTA Board
A Special Message from FCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney
Here is a special message from Fulton County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mike Looney, about the return to full-time, face-to-face instruction on October 14.
Parents will continue to have the option for their students to remain in remote learning.
Please review our school COVID 19 Prevention Strategies chart.
- Masks are required
- No school visitation during this time
- If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home and alert the school
- Please send a bottle of water with your child during Face-to-face sessions
2020-21 Student agendas, WCES Parent/student handbook and other important items will be distributed on October 14th . Virtual students will pick up items on October 19th during the picture day window.
WCES School Calendar
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Curriculum Night - See Annual Title 1 Meeting and Curriculum Night Information if you missed it:
School Bus Information:
Virtual Students October 19th
Face To Face Students October 23rd
Helping Kids Cope
As we begin to phase students back into the building full-time, please know that some of our scholars may have a difficult time adjusting or need support. To provide additional support to our students, the Wolf Creek Counseling Department and Odyssey Family Counseling will host small groups focusing on coping skills, while covering issues such as anxiety, stress, anger management and grief & loss. Students will learn specific tools and strategies to help them navigate through these difficult experiences
All small groups will be offered throughout the school year. If you feel your child may benefit from participating in this support group, please contact me directly at email@example.com or via phone (470)-254-2775 for more information.
COVID Checklist for students
Thanks Team! You ROCK!
The following WCES team members were recognize by their colleagues through our various in house celebratory postings. Please join me in thanking them for their efforts and being an exemplar!
Ms. Sherman-helping the fifth-grade team finish iReady diagnostics
Ms. Glass- for your leadership during these unprecedented times
Ms. Benjamin-being an amazing teacher through this changing year
Ms. Dumas- being proactive in sweeping and mopping the classrooms
Ms. Bennings- insuring students are given devices
Ms. Ramsey- introducing the new teachers in a unique and way
Ms. Brewer- placing directional signs on the cafeteria floors
Ms. Everett- spearheading the technology component of parent university
Ms. Spear- 5 log ins to Leader in Me platform
Ms. Barber-8 log ins to Leader in Me platform
Mr. Reynolds-9 log ins to Leader in Me platform
Ms. Hammonds- 9 log ins to Leader in Me platform
Ms. Veal- great guidance regarding fundraising during the Mindfulness Committee
Dr. Braggs and Ms. Brewer- keeping staff and students informed through Monday announcements
Ms. Lyles and Ms. Canty- working hard to insure students are entered into Infinite Campus Correctly
Updates from the WCES PE Department
Please see the attached a copy of the equipment the virtual students will need to participate in the LIVE PE class starting on October the 15th.
Our 2019-2020 yearbooks are still available!
We also have a limited quantity of yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, you may do so through our OSP system. Don't forget to RSVP after completing your purchase: https://osp.osmsinc.com/FultonGA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=EN566
If you have any questions, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 FCS Code of Discipline Handbook
Fulton County Schools is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format. Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your student(s), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form by using the provided link below. All parents and student (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, you or your student can pick one up in your school's front office.
Click here to sign Acknowledgement of receipt:
More information can be found here:
Virtual, Virtual, in the air! Virtual, Virtual, everywhere! For Parents and Guardians
Please find attached an infographic designed to aid you through these virtual times! To access the quick guides to the various platforms which are heavily utilized at WCES, please type the bit.ly code directly into the browser. Once the guide is accessed you are just clicks away to familiarize yourselves with the platforms. More thorough workshops are forth coming via our Parent University Component. Hope this information is useful.
You can also find additional information here:
Wolf Creek ES Virtual/Self-Paced PD for Parents
Wolf Creek Elementary School
Check out our school website for our school calendar and school updates.
Dionne C, Glass, Principal
A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal
Fulton County Schools/Fulton County Board of Health Parent (Student) COVID-19 Reporting Portal
Many of the students in Fulton County Schools (FCS) will begin the return to full face-to-face instruction on October 14, 2020. For this cautious return to face-to-face instruction, a number of changes were implemented to ensure the health and safety of students, staff, and visitors. Among the most vital of these changes is the development and introduction of a new electronic FCS COVID-19 Reporting portal for parents. This electronic reporting process will allow for a more direct reaction from primarily the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) with support from FCS to promptly respond and address student/family cases of COVID-19.
Working in collaboration with FCBOH officials, this secure system allows parents/guardians to notify the district and FCBOH of a COVID-19 risk involving their student(s). The system takes the reporting parent/guardian through a series of questions that they must answer, and that information submits directly to Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) personnel who will initiate the COVID-19 case investigation. Once received, the FCBOH public health team will:
- contact, case investigate, and follow-up directly with parents and students
- work in collaboration with Fulton County Schools’ Health Services team and share essential information so the district can take the appropriate action to respond and contain any COVID-19 risks to the school staff and other students
- provide the parent/guardian (student) direction regarding testing, self-isolation, quarantine, or the need for additional medical care
The following are the categories that we are asking parents/guardians of FCS students to submit a COVID-19 report – if the student:
- has tested positive for COVID-19
- is waiting for the results of a test for COVID-19
- has been in direct contact (within 6 ft for 15 minutes or more) with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
If any of the above categories apply to the student, the reporting parent/guardian will be prompted to fully complete the report to FCBOH. If the student does not meet the above criteria for submitting a FCBOH report, but is not feeling well or is ill, parents/guardians will be directed to notify their personal healthcare provider. The reporting portal should not be used to garner a medical diagnose of symptoms or illness.
The following are guidelines to access the new portal and additional information about expectations:
- The portal can be accessed by using a communicated link and/or a QR code via a mobile device.
- Once accessed, the parent will be asked to complete questions about the report (i.e. – student’s name, school, grade, testing information, etc.).
- The information will be sent to and received by public health officials who will contact the parent submitting the report directly to follow-up, investigate, and provide guidance.
- The public health team will communicate pertinent recommendations, guidance, and follow-up with the FCS Student Health Services Team.
- The Student Health Services Team will share information with district leaders/principals as deemed appropriate to ensure the appropriate district response
- Depending on the severity of the reported case after the investigation, the district will respond as noted in FCS COVID-19 Response Plan/Closure Matrix.