Wildcat News

November 19, 2020

Principal Update

Dear Wildcat Families,

As we pause our “in building” learning for the next three weeks, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and help with making our first ten weeks of school an awesome experience for our students. We truly have a building of Super Heroes!

Our remote learning dates for ALL students are: Wednesday, November 18– Tuesday, December 8.

We have an amazing opportunity to model for our kids, how to be flexible, make mistakes, learn new things and overcome obstacles. My team and I are committed to working through those challenges and finding solutions. I know that as a community, if our school and families work together, we can accomplish anything.

During remote learning, our students will engage in a daily combination of scheduled "live" Zoom sessions with their teacher and classmates, as well as time spent independently on assignments, watching learning videos or working in small groups with other students and staff. Your classroom teacher has set up a Google Classroom that your child is connected to. Here, you will find the daily schedule and daily live Zoom links. Our professional staff will continue to use email and dojo along with the Google Classroom to communicate with parents.

All in-person learners will be taking home devices (Chromebooks grades 2-5 & iPads grades Y5-1. Please note that students will bring these devices back when we return for in-person learning.

We will run on standard day beginning at 8:45 a.m. and wrapping up at 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Teachers will share detailed schedules that include synchronous, asynchronous, small group and individual learning opportunities.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let our team know. We are here for you and want to help support you in any way that we can during this time away from our school.

Best Regards,

Michelle Briegel


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Have you seen our COOL Brain Break Segments? We do these each month!

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Traditions..... Book Fair during Conferences. We are still having one!

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Zoom Etiquette

Please remind our Wildcats that although we may not be in our normal classroom, we are still at school while we are on zoom, and they are expected to follow classroom expectations. Here is a graphic that we would appreciate you reviewing with your child.
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Free Food Pick Up- Weekly on Mondays

Orders must be placed WEEKLY by Thursdays at 3pm.

Meal pick-up will be available on Mondays from 3:15-5:15pm at your selected school OR distributed by bus routes starting at 10:30AM. Please have the students name used in the order, available, to check off the pickup list.

Pickup sites Mondays from 3:15-5:15pm:

Bates Elementary pickup location is a yellow school bus in front of the school building. Brownstown Middle School pickup location is the trailer at the rear of the building by the athletics entrance.

Woodhaven High School pickup location is the trailer at the west side parking lot.

For any questions or concerns please contact our food service office at 734-789-2087.

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Congratulations Mr. Satterfield!

Mr. Satterfield has been promoted to our district Director of Technology! We are so proud!
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Student Health Screening DAILY!

Be sure you are doing a health screening each morning for any WHS student coming to school for face to face learning. Please see the attached document for steps to follow and if the student answers "Yes" to any of the questions to Section 1 and and Section 2 please keep them home from school. Parents, you do not need to bring in a doctor's note each time a student checks yes and stays home for a day or two. In the case of extended yes answers, seeking medical assistance and a doctor's note would be most appropriate.

Thank you for doing your part to help maintain a healthy learning environment.

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Thanksgiving Activity Calendar

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We go outside for recess even in the winter!


Please make sure that your children come dressed for the weather. Until the wind-chill dips below 20°, we go outside for recess, so warm coats, gloves and hats are a must.

Please remember to label student clothing.

Thank you PTO!

What a treat! Thank you to the Wegienka PTO and Nick at Olympic Coney Island on West Road for a fabulous conference luncheon today for the Wegienka staff!
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You can now update your contact information (Emergency Cards) online!

Parents can update the contact information for any adults listed in their child's ParentConnect account by logging into ParentConnect.

Step 1: At the top right side, click on <My Information>.
This will open up to a new window.

Step 2: On the left side, there is a check box with a “+” next to Contact and Emergency Contacts.
Click that box to open up the sections. Once you open the section, go to the left hand side and click <Edit>.

Step 3: Here you can change the information for yourself and for any emergency contacts.

Any ADRESS CHANGES must be done at the Board of Education (24821 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, 48183)

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