June 7, 2021
It's almost the end of the year and there is a lot happening over the next couple of weeks. Please take a moment to carefully read through this newsletter for more information.
Important dates for June:
- Wed, June 9: Forecasting forms due for 7th & 8th Grade.
- Mon, June 14: Last day for 8th grade students (hybrid & virtual)
- Mon, June 14: 8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration 4 PM-6 PM. During this event, we will also be collecting Chromebooks, Student ID Badges, and Library/text books.
- Wed, June 16: Last day for 6th & 7th grade students (Online: Advisory Only)
- Wed, June 16: 6th & 7th Materials Collection, 2 PM-6 PM
- Thu, June 17: 6th & 7th Materials Collection, Noon - 4 PM
- Fri, June 18: 6th & 7th Materials Collection. Call to schedule an appointment.
Ms. Elise Catanese
Wolverines are EPIC (Engaged, Persistent, Intentional, Career & College Ready)
8th Grade Reverse Parade Celebration & Device/Materials Collection
The last day for 8th graders is rapidly approaching, and with it a time to celebrate and get ready for the transition to high school.
On the afternoon of June 14th from 4 PM - 6 PM we will be hosting a reverse parade at West Orient for families to drive through and celebrate students’ accomplishments and achievements. All students and families are invited to attend this drive through celebration of students’ middle school experience and promotion to high school.
Students will receive a certificate in recognition of their completion of 8th grade. As a special feature of the event, all 8th grade students will also receive a special transition gift bag to help them on their way to high school. Students won’t want to miss this!
At the end of the parade route, there will be collection stations for student door badges, library materials and technology - including Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots. Students should plan to bring these items with them so they can be turned in all at the same event.
If a student or family is not able to attend this event, students can return materials and pick up their certificate and gift bag by contacting the office and making separate arrangements.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at this special event!
K-8 Summer Camp Information
Want an opportunity to take charge of your student’s future? Give them a summer filled with in-person learning and fun!
It’s Fun: Your student will take part in fun learning activities with their friends. Hands-on activities and plenty of time spent outdoors with other students will make this the highlight of their summer!
It’s learning: Academics is mixed with the fun! Your child will sharpen the math, reading, and writing skills needed to start strong when school begins in the fall!
It’s no-cost. All transportation and breakfast/lunch included.
Click on the links below for more information!
Summer Camp Flyer - English
6th and 7th Grade Materials Return
The 6th and 7th grade materials return event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th from 2 PM - 6 PM and on June 17th from Noon - 4 PM. Students will need to return their Student ID badge and any books that have been checked out to them. If the student has checked out a wifi hotspot, that will also need to be returned at this time.
Drop-offs for 6th and 7th grade will be in front of the building. Just pull through the drop-off lane and leave your books, badge, and wifi hotspot (if one was checked out) with the staff member on duty.
6th and 7th graders will keep their assigned Chromebook over the summer and will bring it back to school in the fall.
Students in Hybrid learning cohorts may drop-off their badge as they leave the school on the last day of school for their cohort. If all of their books have been returned, there will be no need for these students to return any materials during these scheduled drop-off hours.
Forecasting for 7th & 8th Grade Elective Class
It’s time to forecast for next year’s elective class! Below you will find the link to the 7th & 8th grade presentation. On a slide at the end of the presentation you will find a link to next year’s forecasting form. To complete the form, you must login through and use the student’s school email account. The form will only accept and collect information from emails within the district. Parent agreement with the choice is required and parents must indicate that they have agreed with the student’s elective choice.
Each student will need to select their preferred elective class for next year. We will fill classes based on the order in which the responses are received. If space is not available in the elective class that the student has chosen, a similar class may be assigned.
For students who applied to and were accepted into AVID for next year, the AVID course will be offered to you in the place of the English Language Arts Extension course. AVID students will take the required ELA course and the AVID course. This means that you will still have an elective class to choose from for next year. When you are forecasting, please select the elective class you would like to take.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your teacher or contact the office at 503-663-3323.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in your classes next year!
7th Grade Presentation
Emergency Broadcast Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit) is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides a temporary discount (up to $50/month) on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
Families can enroll at this site: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/
Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:
● Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
● Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
● Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
● Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
● Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
● Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.
Library Books & Curriculum Materials Return
Please check your email for library notices sent May 17th and do your best to find and return any items listed by the end of this school year. Hybrid students may return any GBSD book to the book drop box in their ELA classroom. eGBSD students should return materials during the Drop-off event next Wednesday or Thursday. If you are not able to bring materials back at those times you may schedule a time through the office. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Strobel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school and request to speak with her.
WOMS Counseling Center
Hello again, Wolverine Students & Families!
Our "new normal" continues to impact us and those around us in many different ways. Whether it be housing, bills, food, mental health, or other needs, I am happy to help connect you to those resources. The links below are by category and can be translated to your home language. Other specific resource links can be found on the WOMS Counseling Website.
Please don't hesitate to contact me! Students & Families can always email me or submit a Request Form.