Winchester Elementary

September 25, 2020

Winchester Purpose & Mission

Winchester is a Leader in Me school with a common purpose to inspire students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers who demonstrate responsibility for themselves and respect for others.

Learning together, Leading forever!

Upcoming Key Dates

September 28: First and Second Grade In-Person Return Date

October 5: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade In-Person Return Date

October 7: National Walk and Ride Your Bike to School Day

COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool


Parents or guardians MUST check students for COVID-19 symptoms EACH DAY BEFORE sending a child to school. By sending your child to school, you are declaring that you have completed this symptom checker and that your child is not exhibiting any of the symptoms on the form.

Families received laminated versions of the symptom screener in the mail along with recommendations of what to send their child to school with each day. See Classroom Ready Checklist below. Please note, the checklist does say bring a charged device to school. We are encouraging students that have a District provided device to bring that device to school (the teacher will let you know how often to bring it). We have several devices at school for students that do not have a District device at home.

Additionally, a complete Return to School Plan was shared with all families in an email dated September 21st. Please read over the plan carefully as it contains many important details including masks, lunch, arrival, and dismissal.

COVID-19 Student Symptom Screening Tool

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Schoology Update

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All lunches must be pre-ordered by 9:00am

Families must pre-order by 9 am of the day of pick up or delivery. Meals must be pre-ordered using the District’s Nutrislice online program, or through the Nutrislice app, available on the Apple Store or Google Play. Additional information, including a video tutorial, about the Nutrislice pre-ordering process is available on the Food Service Department website.

Please note - The video shows how to do a pick-up for virtual students, but it is the same process to order for in-person students and have it delivered to Winchester. All you need to do is click the tab at the top that says delivery and select Winchester.

Where are the lunch meals being made available?

In-person learners must pre-order their lunch which will be delivered to the students’ classrooms. If you have multiple students attending in-person, parents will need to order meals for each of their students individually in Nutrislice. Please make sure that you choose the correct school and the correct classroom/teacher for each of your students when ordering for multiple students.

Online learners must also pre-order their lunch. Online learners' lunches can be picked up in the west parking lot (Athletics Department) entrance of Northville High School (45700 Six Mile Rd.) between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm each school day.

Free lunch for all students!

The Northville Public Schools Food Services Department is pleased to announce that Northville Public Schools students may now receive a free lunch each school day!

The free meals were made possible after district officials received a waiver sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. This change resumes the summer meal rules and regulations allowing Northville Public Schools students to receive free meals including Pre-K students. Please see the updated details below, and if you have a need for food, items may be ordered on through Nutrislice from the District website.

This program is currently planned to end on December 18th, 2020 – or until funding is exhausted – families should be aware that this USDA waiver does not replace the need to apply for free or reduced meals for the remainder of the school year for those families who are eligible. Free and Reduced meal applications from the last school year expire on October 19, 2020, and participation in the program must be renewed annually.

Medication for In Person Students

We are collecting medication for our in person students. We ask that you call the office before you come and we will give you instructions on dropping it off. Please remember that you need to provide both a medication authorization form signed by a physician and non-expired medication that is identified on the form.

National Walk and Ride your bike to school day

It's Wednesday, October 7th. Please watch for video below from Mrs. Haite.
September 25, 2020

No Dogs on the premises

We love animals; however, we ask that you do not bring dogs with you when bringing or picking up your child(ren) from school. Thank you for your understanding!

Family Drive-in Movie Night

Join your fellow Winchester Dragons, Amerman Bobcats and Moraine Penguins for a family friendly event. We will be jointly hosting a drive-in movie night at Emagine Theaters in Novi on Thursday October 8th where you can see Hotel Transylvania 2 on the outdoor big screen. Sign-up is available on our Memberhub store. Here is the link to register:

· Lot opens at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7:30 pm.

· Price is $40 per car (includes $10 donation to the Winchester PTA).

· Ticket sales end September 30th.

Concessions will be available for sale inside the building, outside food and drink are not permitted. Restrooms will also be available inside the building. Masks are required for all adults and children (over the age of 2) that enter the building. Please keep social distancing in mind.

Get cozy in your favorite pajamas and enjoy a fun evening under the stars!

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Virtual Nuts About Science Halloween Classes

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Wellness Wednesdays

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Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:00 to 4:30.

Contact us at (248) 465-2400


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