We Are... Wildcats!

12/18/2020

A Message From the Principal

And just like that, we have made it to Winter Break! These past 15 weeks have been great partnering with all of you. There have been so many positives to come out of the start of this year. These include the great measures we have taken to keep our community healthy and safe, how well our students are doing in school and the growth they are showing academically, and that we are creating so many positive opportunities for our students to get the social/emotional interactions that they need during these unprecedented times. All of these positives are due to our whole community working together. Our children flourish the most when the school/home partnership is strong and we truly appreciate all of your support throughout this year!


As we enter our Winter Break, this is a great time for all of us to unplug, disconnect, and enjoy time with family, hobbies, and other ways to rejuvenate. I hope that this time brings you all happiness and fulfillment. We can't wait to welcome you back to Weiss for a great school year in 2021!


Sincerely,

Mr. Bezeau

COVID and Close Contact Reporting


Throughout this entire school year, our ability to maintain safe and effective in-person instruction has been reliant on our dedicated instructional staff, strong mitigation practices, and open and consistent communications between home and school. As we enter into Winter Break and the remote session that will follow, we want to once again stress that it is imperative that positive cases, close contact quarantines, and students awaiting test results are reported to the PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE immediately. While the office will be closed from 12/21/20-1/1/21, we will once again be able to take reports of close contact or positive cases by phone on 1/4/21. We will also check our emails throughout Winter Break. If you need to notify the school that your child is a close contact, potential close contact, awaiting a test result or received a positive test result, please email me at:

Derek Bezeau - bezeaud@gibdist.net


Please remember, the school MUST be notified and students should NOT be sent to school if:

  • Anyone in your household is waiting on a COVID test or has tested positive for COVID.

  • If your child has been in close contact with a person waiting on a COVID test or who has tested positive for COVID.

  • If your child is awaiting COVID test results or has tested positive for COVID.

Beyond these scenarios, if your child does not pass any element of the home screener, he or she MUST stay home, and the school must be notified.

Remote Learning- January 4th through January 8th

Our Winter Break will conclude on January 3rd and remote learning will begin on January 4th. Students will be learning remotely from January 4th through January 8th. Students will return for in-person learning on January 11th. Information about specific classroom schedules will be sent by your child's teacher in the coming weeks but will follow a very similar pattern to our three-week remote learning schedule from late November/Early December.

Air Resistance

Our 3rd graders have been learning a lot about physics, forces, and air resistance in science recently. Mr. Bezeau was able to stop by last week and observe the difference in falling objects with the same mass but different surface areas. Below is an example of how two objects with the same mass fell at different rates because of air resistance.

Special Schedule

Upon returning from Winter Break, students will remotely have their Music and STEM (Block B) special's classes on January 4th through January 8th.


Students will then begin Art and PE(Block A) on January 11th. Block A teachers will be with our Wildcat students for two weeks until January 22nd.

Important Dates

Monday, January 4th-8th-Remote Learning from Home


Monday, January 11th-School Resumes for in-person Instruction


Wednesday, January 13th- half-dayfor students (Teachers in Professional Development in the PM)


Monday, January 18th- No School. MLK Day


Friday, January 29th- Half Day for students.


Tuesday, February 9th- Picture Retakes