#WE Rise

Links to Remote Learning for Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2020

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Big Week Coming Up

This week, we are excited to continue learning at school and from home.

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, B day students will have their yearbook pictures taken at school in the morning by Strawbridge Studios. Remote students are invited to come have their pictures taken between 7:30 - 8:30 on Tuesday. If you would like to buy pictures, please complete the form that was sent home and return it to school with payment on Tuesday. You can also order pictures online. A day students will have their pictures made on October 8. If you need a picture form, please ask your teacher or call the school office 336-838-4261. Read more about pictures below.

This week, A day students will attend school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. B day students will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday. Remote students will continue learning from home.

WCS K-5th grade students can begin in person instruction every day beginning October 20, 2020. Please read the article below about making your choice for IN PERSON INSTRUCTION or REMOTE ONLY INSTRUCTION beginning October 20, 2020. Your action is required.

Wherever you are learning today, RISE and SHINE and have a great day! #WERise

Make Your Choice This Week about Plan A

Beginning on October 20, 2020, kindergarten through 5th grade students in Wilkes County Schools will be allowed to return to full-time school attendance where children attend school Monday-Friday. As an alternative, we will offer remote learning to families who request it.

We are asking all families to complete this form and choose either IN PERSON (attend school every day) or REMOTE (learn remotely from home) instruction. This choice is a commitment through the end of the second grading period which ends January 14, 2021. As we said at the start of the school year, changes in our school schedule may result in changes in class placements and teacher assignments. While we will do our best to limit changes for all children, we cannot guarantee any teacher or class placement at this time for either in person or remote learners. You can read more about the choice in the article below on our website: https://wes.wilkescountyschools.org/apps/news/article/1304889

Please click the picture below for more information. Please complete the form to make a choice for your child. The form must be completed separately for each child in your family. Please call Beckie Spears or Carol Cleary with questions at 336-838-4261.

School Pictures this week!

It's picture time for our B day students! Strawbridge Studios will be there on Tuesday, September 29 to take pictures of B day students. An envelope for you to place your pre-paid order was sent home last week. Please return your envelope and payment (made payable to Strawbridge) to school on Tuesday with your B day students if you want to purchase a picture package. You can also order and pay online IN ADVANCE.

For our remote learners, you can come to school between 7:30 - 8:30 on Tuesday, September 29 to get your pictures made. All students will be screened prior to entering the building.

Strawbridge Studios will be back on Thursday, October 8 to take pictures of A day students and any remote learners who want to come that day. An envelope will be sent home prior to picture day.

If you need an order envelope or have questions, please call our school office at 336-838-4261.

Email your jokes to Mrs. Spears!

Click the picture of your teacher below to get your day started!

About Attendance

Parents, during remote learning, note that in order for us to count your child in attendance off site, we must verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If this isn't happening, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. If your child is attending face to face (A/B days), we will take attendance as usual on the at school days and mark your child PRESENT ON SITE (or ABSENT unless special circumstances exist). Thanks in advance for your help!