Wildcat News

Wilson Creek ES Family Newsletter

August 17, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat families,


Thanks to everyone who came out for our Back to School Picnic. It was nice to connect with so many students and families. Our PTO deserves a huge shout out for making this event happen. It was a wonderful success! Thank you to everyone who contributed to and participated in this event.


We had a wonderful first week of school. The students are settling into the routine of school again and things are running smoothly. Big thanks to those of you whose kids are ready to jump out of the car when they pull up at carpool. Many are getting better at this and it helps so much with speeding up the carpool line.


There's a lot of good information in today's newsletter.


Enjoy!


Stephanie Haga

Upcoming Events:

August 23-27: School Spirit Week

August 23: School Governance Council Meeting

August 26: Community Night

August 27: Spirit Wear Day

September 6: No School Labor Day Holiday

September 9: Curriculum Night (More information to come, but this will be virtual)

No Visitors for 1st 9 Weeks

Due to the rising number of COVID cases in our community, we are not allowing visitors during school hours for the first 9 weeks. This applies to activities scheduled during the normal school day when all students are present. We will still offer afterschool clubs/activities and outdoor events (as permitted by the district) because families can choose whether or not to participate in these events.


The no visitor policy applies to lunch visits, classroom helpers and any volunteer position where you would be in proximity to, or with students.


Thank you for understanding. We want to partner with you, and when the time is right, we will open our doors and welcome families back inside! For now, we will do our best to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

From our Clinic

Please add the Clinic phone number to your contacts so you don’t’ miss an important call if we need to reach you. 470-254-0860. Please review Infinite Campus to make sure that phone numbers are correct, and any medical conditions are listed.

Students are not permitted to carry any kind of medication in their backpacks. If you have a student who requires medication to be administered during the day, please contact the Clinic for the appropriate forms, and care plans.

Please send in your student with a mask every day, and a few spare ones in their backpacks. They often are dropped, wet, or soiled during the day and a spare one is needed. This avoids unnecessary trips to the Clinic during the day. If you would like to provide your teacher with a box of masks, it would be greatly appreciated by all!

Thank you!

I have probably given out 20+ masks a day!

-Dana Light and Pam Trigg

Emergency Contacts

Parents it is imperative that we have at least one emergency contact. You can go into your student’s infinite campus and update your emergency contacts (add or remove). Please follow these instructions:

  • Click on 3 bars on top
  • More
  • Online Registration
  • Click here to go to Existing Student Registration
  • Begin Registration – Pick a language – Begin
  • Click on Emergency Contact to update
  • Add New Emergency Contact
  • Save

You can also delete any contacts you no longer wish to be an emergency from here.


Infinite Campus will alert the data clerk of any updates to your account.

Thank you for taking the time to ensure all the information is correct.

Thank you,

Heidi Mueller

COVID Reminders

Parents and guardians,


You are our first line of defense against COVID in our schools. If you, or someone within your household is sick with COVID symptoms, please don't just assume it is something else. The safest thing to do, is assume that what you have is communicable until you know differently and keep your child home.


If your student has had interaction with a person who is positive for COVID, if they have tested positive, or if your child has been given a COVID test, please report that to the portal .


All of the information needed to make a report is HERE or on the front page of the District website at www.fultonschools.org

Device User Agreement-Action Needed

Parents of students in grades 3-5:


All 3rd-5th grade students will be issued a county purchased device this year. This device will be used during the school day and will be left at school unless the school has to shift to remote learning for any reason, at which point the device will be sent home.


Students who receive a device, are subject to the "Device User Agreement" linked below. Please go over this document with your child so everyone is aware of the responsibility associate with these devices.

Code of Conduct-Action Needed for students age 10 and up

Fulton County Schools has made its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook available online in PDF format, and it can be accessed by clicking here. Once you have read the electronic version and have reviewed the contents with your child(ren), please take a moment to complete the Acknowledgement of Receipt Form in Infinite Campus. All parents and students (over 10 years old) MUST sign this form found within your Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal account.



We need each family to acknowledge receipt of this document at https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct and are asking for you to complete this by Tuesday, September 1st.


This link was also part of your back to school checklist, but I heard some people had trouble with it then. The link should be working now.

Screening and Referral Process for TAG/Gifted Services

The Fulton County School System screens all students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year and uses a systematic approach to identify highly capable students who may qualify for gifted services. The document linked below describes what this process involves.

Start with Hello Spirit Week!

Monday, August 23 is Hello Day! Students are encouraged to say HELLO to someone they don’t know.

Tuesday, August 24 is Reach Out and Connect Day! Students should wear something that connects them to someone else (like a sports team t-shirt, college apparel; favorite hobby apparel; favorite band apparel; favorite pet apparel, etc.).

Wednesday, August 25 is Mix It Up Day! Students are encouraged to wear wacky socks to step outside of their comfort zones and talk with someone they have not spoken to yet.

Thursday, August 26 is Green Out Day! Students are encouraged to wear green to spread positivity and kindness.

Friday, August 27 is Better Together Day! Students are encouraged to show off their school spirit with Wilson Creek gear.

PTO – JOIN, DONATE, VOLUNTEER:

  • If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our amazing PTO. Your support makes our school community stronger.
  • You can sign up and purchase Spirit Wear on the PTO website: Membership (wilsoncreekpto.org) Membership - Wilson Creek PTO
  • Supporting the PTO will allow us to continue supporting programs such as:

    • Science Force
    • Field Trip Transportation
    • School Agendas
    • Artist Day
    • Family Events
    • Teacher Classroom Grants and Teacher Appreciation Activities
    • 5th Grade Finale
    • Beautifying the school

    Typically, we spend $130+per child/per year

    100% of your support stays at WCES!

Community Night

Each month one night is designated in our community as a Community Night. This is a day when the schools within our feeder pattern have agreed to assign no homework for that evening and no tests for the following day. We encourage families to plan an activity to do together to connect and take a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy school year. Our first Community Night this year will take place on August 26.
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