Updates from Mrs. Froning
November 21, 2018
Sign Up will Open for Parent/Teacher Conferences, Monday 11/26
Project Tomorrow: Speak Up
WLCSD is participating in Speak Up, a national research project and free service to find out information about digital learning. Districts can use the survey tools to learn what students, educators, and parents have to say about education issues. Compiled district data can be used to inform technology decisions and drive our new Tech Teacher Leader Program.
Below are the direct links to our school’s surveys.
· All surveys should take less than 20 min.
· Surveys are multiple choice with a few open ended questions.
· Surveys can be completed any time between now and Jan 31, 2019.
Oakley Park Elementary School: Parent Survey
Dressing for Outdoor Play
Recess Wear Guidelines: Our children go outside for recess every day unless it is zero degrees or below. It is important that children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
○ 40-49 degrees: Coats, hats/gloves - Recommended
○ 39 degrees or below: Coats, hats/gloves - REQUIRED
○ Boots and snow pants are required if there is slush or snow.
If a child does not have boots or snow pants, they will need to stay on the blacktop area during recess.
○ PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures are based on “feels like” temperatures (including wind chill) We play outside every day provided the "feels like" temperature is above 0 degrees.
● School Cancellations: Please make sure your phone numbers and e-mails are correct in Skyward. If/when school is cancelled, Judy Evola will send out voicemails/e-mails using the information in Skyward. Please take a moment to login in and verify your information.
Two-Hour Delay Procedures
On rare occasions, morning conditions occur that temporarily prevent the District from safely transporting students or requiring students to wait at a bus stop or walk to school. These conditions typically involve thick fog, winter weather or utility problems and historically required cancellation of school for the entire day. Beginning this year, Walled Lake Schools has developed a two-hour delay procedure that could be used if conditions are expected to improve within two hours. This procedure, which will be used sparingly, will permit students to get to school safely and allow the District to conduct a credited day of school.
Parents are encouraged to develop a plan so their children can safely stay home for an additional two hours in the morning and have them go to a trusted alternate location to await the delayed start of school.
In the rare event that a two-hour delay is activated, the following procedures will be followed:
- The District’s phone system will be used to notify all school families and staff members of the delay (by approximately 5 a.m. when possible)
- Local news and radio stations will be contacted to report the delayed start.
- If conditions do not improve within two hours, classes may be cancelled for the entire day and the same methods of notification will be made.
- All bus stop pick-ups will be delayed by exactly two hours (i.e. if your bus stop is normally 8:36 a.m., it will be at 10:36 a.m. on delayed start days).
- All schools will start exactly two hours later than normal (i.e. if your school normally starts at 8:57 a.m., it will start at 10:57 a.m. on delayed start days).
- Prime Time Care will open at its normal time (must be pre-registered to use Prime Time Care).
- Essential service staff (custodians, food service, maintenance, mechanics and warehouse) will report at their normal starting time.
- Professional, administrative and support staff shall report as soon as possible and no less than 30 minutes prior to the delayed start time of their school or worksite.
- Students shall report to the class they would normally be in at the time they arrive for a two-hour delay.
- Breakfast will be available for the duration of the delay and lunch will be served at the normal time.
- Schools will be dismissed at their normal times at the end of the school day.
- Staff will be released at their normal times at the end of the school day.
We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. It is virtually impossible make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back.
Box Time Turn In Time! Last day is November 26th
Debra Bradshaw, Principals Secretary
Karen Clark, Building Secretary