Wasco Weekly


September 10, 2020

Dear Wasco Families,

I hope you found this week's Curriculum Nights informative. Our purpose is to build the relationship between school and home. Strong relationships between home and school are predictors of school success. Our grade-level teams shared learning objectives and expected activities of the year. We hope the information provided helps you encourage and support your child as they work to achieve their learning goals.

Our Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up soon: Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9th. We look forward to this opportunity to share more specific information about your child's progress.

Families, please take note of the attachments to this newsletter. Our PTO is offering a Spritwear sale. You can use the web address on the attached flyer to show your Wasco Wolf spirit! Thank you to PTO for organizing opportunities for our in-person and remote students. Also, every year our school social worker, Mrs. Schroeder, provides an Erin's Law presentation to each of our classrooms. Details about this presentation are in an attached letter.

Kind regards,

Principal Brennan



News from our PTO President

Hello Wasco Wolves!
The PTO is excited to 'see' everyone back at school. In person or remote we are sure you will be able to find ways to connect as a school community this year.

That being said, we want to make sure we have everyone's correct contact information - especially email addresses. Unlike past years, we will NOT be sending anything home via backpack mail. All PTO communications will be via e-mail this year. Good thing for the environment...we'll be saving lots of paper! :-)

We'll still be utilizing Freshschools for communications and our online directory. We're asking our families to make sure the directory information is up-to-date.

Existing Students: Please visit Freshschools and update your child's classroom teacher. If you forgot your password simply click the forgot password link and you'll be directed to change it. www.freshschools.com

New Students: Fill out the form here and we'll get you entered.

If you have any questions please reach out to the board at WascoPTO@gmail.com.

We're looking forward to reconnecting with everyone in the near future!

Emily Varsho - President
Carrie Selusnik - Vice President
Leslie Brennan - Treasurer
Michelle Peterson - Secretary

Book Checkout for Remote and In Person Students

Our school library is here to provide reading materials for your child. We have three ways to access fiction and nonfiction books: Print books for In-Person Learners, Digital/eBooks for In Persona and Remote learners, and Book Pickup for Remote learners. Please use this link below to access the pathway you choose. Happy reading!

Book Checkout procedures

Attention Parents who drive to Wasco for pickup

Parents we really appreciate your attention to safety you are when you arrive on campus. As inclement weather approaches, we are working to make sure we move traffic as smoothly as possible. Here are some suggestions:

  • Please pull up AS FAR AS POSSIBLE in available space, without occupying the crosswalks (marked with white stripes). This will enable us to place more students in cars.
  • Please be aware of loading quickly so that we can exit cars in the pickup line as quickly as possible.
  • Take care to limit social interactions while driving. During arrival and dismissal, there is a lot of activity and we want to ensure all adults are watchful for moving students.
  • Encourage your child to watch for your vehicle.

Mask and Space Requirements When Visiting our Campus

Parents and other visitors to a school campus are expected to be wearing a mask when at the school. Our school community goal is to be as safe as possible and following the precautions such as wearing a mask when sharing space with others or when we are unable to keep our distance is a community practice that decreases the spread of germs. Your help modeling mask-wearing and spacing from others demonstrates our commitment to the health of one another.

New to Wasco? Here is a guide to help! Welcome to Wasco Elementary for Families SY 21

We realize there is much information to digest, especially if you are a parent new to Wasco. Please use this link to access a plethora of information about the daily operation of our school. We hope this guide answers all of your questions. When in doubt, please reach out to our office. We are happy to help! Even if you are a returning family, you might want to keep the link handy.
Big picture

Bus Information

Transportation route information is accessible to families using this link: Bus Routes. You will need your HAC number to access the information. Transporation route information will not be sent home through the mail and can only be accessed online. Please note that for the first two weeks of the school year, the district will not make adjustments to the transportation routes. Our transportation department will collect suggestions about the routes and make adjustments where necessary after the first two weeks of classes.

Click the link above for more information about our food service programs.

Since March, District 303 has collaborated with our food service vendors to provide grab and go meals for students to enjoy at home. As we move into the school year, we want to make you aware of the procedures for making sure that students continue to receive meals, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.

The tables you will find in this document outline the procedures we have put in place to ensure that our student will continue to have access to healthy meals. Unlike the summer food service program, families must specify the name of the child who is receiving the meal. Families who choose to purchase meals for their children will have their PushCoin accounts debited, unless eligible for free lunch. For more information about eligibility for free and reduced lunch, please contact Patricia Townsend at 331.228.6529.

What You Need To Know About Handwashing


If your family needs assistance to get a thermometer, contact our office. We would be happy to help. Thank you in advance for taking these extra steps to ensure our school is healthy and safe.