World Language Middle School News - February 15-28/2023
- El boletín de WLMS
- Le bulletin d'information de WLMS
- Isalen u aghervaz n WLMS
- والمقاطعه التربويه WLMS اخبار مدرسه
WLMS NEWS ⬇️
WLMS PROGRAM OFFERS MUSIC AND MENTORSHIP TO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
MUSIC AND MENTORSHIP
February 14, 2023 -- Thirty instrumental students from World Language Middle Schools lined up on stage to perform a concert before Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy fourth and fifth graders.
To know more, click the link
Reminder. Rappel. recordatorio. Asmekti.
No classes until Tuesday 02/21/2023
No classes this coming Monday 02/20/23.
Happy long weekend to WLMS students.
Pas d'école ce Lundi 20/02/23.
Un bon week-end prolongé aux étudiants WLMS.
No hay clases este próximo lunes 20/02/23.
Un feliz fin de semana largo para los estudiantes de WLMS.
Ulac Agharvaz as letnayen 20/02/23.
Astha3fu aghezfan iguerzen i ynelmaden n WLMS
لا توجد دراسه يوم الاثنين 23/02/20.
WLMSعطلة نهاية أسبوع طويلة سعيدة لطلاب
TENTATIVE TESTING SCHEDULE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The School Parent Involvement Policy for the 2022-2023 school year here 👇
It Still Very Important to Know 👇
What Families Should Know About Chronic Absenteeism
It is very important that students are in school every day
You will receive notice from the district but especially from the school. Please ensure your child comes to school every day and report any absences from school.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.
- Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other difficulty.
- By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
- By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th-grade test scores.
- Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year, can affect a student’s academic success.
General Idea Translation⬇️
Spanish ,French, Berber, Arabic General idea.
- El ausentismo es alarmante. Por favor ayudenos
- L'absentéisme est alarmant. S'il vous plaît, aidez-nous.
- Avettel deg aghervaz inerna. Afus deg afus adasen tharwa nwen gher aghervaz yal as.
- التغيب ينذر بالخطر. ساعدوا اولادكم للحضور كل يوم
It is Still Valid
WLMS Family Tours
WLMS Family Tours
We would love to share all the great things that are happening at our World Language Middle School.
If you are interested in taking a school tour, please sign up for one of the available slots.
Tours will last about 45 minutes. Please sign up for only one-time slot even though multiple family members may be present during the tour.
After-school tours are available by request only, please reach us at 614-365-5707.
General Idea Translation⬇️
Spanish, French, Berber, Arabic General Idea
- Familias de 5to grado pueden visitar la escuela WLMS
- Les familles de la 5em année. Vous pouvez visiter l'école WLMS
- Thiwachulin n aseggas wis 5. Thzemrem aderzum ar agharvaz WLMS
- WLMS عائلات الصف الخامس. يمكنكم زيارة مدرسة
Attendance - How To Report An Absence
Every minute counts!
If you need to report an absence, please use the link below, or use the handy QR code pictured. That information goes directly to our attendance office so it can be recorded.
The form is in English but can be translated to other languages by following these steps:
Right-click on the form, then click on "Translate to English," you will see "Detected Language" at the top. Click the three dots next to the "x" and click "Choose Another Language." Click the drop-down arrow in the box and select the language you need.
Our District ⬇️
Black History Month
REMINDER - Today is the last day to Take the Panorama Survey
Panorama Winter Survey for CCS Families
استطلاع لراي الاسر. Enquête auprès des familles. encuesta familiar. anadi af thmoughli nwen.
Our District values feedback from all CCS families, and we would like to learn more about your child’s school experience this year. CCS is collecting responses for a Family-School Relationships Survey to learn how we can better support our students and families.
Parents and guardians, please take 10-15 minutes to complete the Family-School Relationships Survey.
You can access the survey by logging onto: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ccsoh/winter23family/surveys
Select your student’s school from the dropdown menu and click “Take this survey.”
If you have children enrolled in multiple schools, you have the option to complete a survey for each school.
Check your email and clutter if you haven’t received a survey link.
All responses are completely anonymous and will help us to plan programs, resources, and services to benefit your student and the school community.
Thank you for your partnership in this important effort.
Or Use the QR Code Below
REGISTER FOR THE STEM CHALLENGE AT NORTHLAND HIGH SCHOOL!
Academic Calendars Proposed for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 School Years
Take Our Academic Calendars Survey!
The Columbus Board of Education listened to a proposal for academic calendars for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years at its regular business meeting on Tuesday, February 7.
Use these links to view each of the proposed calendars:
- Draft 2023-24 Traditional School Year Calendar
- Draft 2023-24 Year-Round School Year Calendar (Woodcrest Elementary)
- Draft 2024-25 Traditional School Year Calendar
- Draft 2024-25 Year-Round School Year Calendar (Woodcrest Elementary)
Per Ohio law, there must be a 30-day period for public comment before the calendars can be officially approved by the Board of Education. Columbus City Schools community members can submit any comments or feedback via our Academic Calendars Survey or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approval of the calendar proposals will be placed on the agenda for an upcoming Board of Education business meeting.
The District’s academic calendars are created in collaboration with the Columbus Education Association (CEA) and in consultation with principals, district administrators, and parent representation.
CCS Is Hiring!
Columbus City Schools is Hiring!
Whether you have previous teaching experience or are just beginning to consider becoming a classroom teacher, CCS will support you in joining our team. Explore here how teaching at CCS will change your career. Columbus City Schools is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. Scan the QR code below or visit ccsjobs.org to apply today!
Chat With Our Interim Superintendent
IRS Announces Special Saturday Hours
IRS will hold special Saturday hours starting at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers to help people during this filing season.
Several #IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers will provide in-person help on certain Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People can receive walk-in tax help at several #IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers open on certain Saturdays. No appointments are required. Visit www.irs.gov/saturdayhours for more details.
Student Success Cards
Don't Forget Your Student Success Cards
A FRIENDLY REMINDER - As we return from Winter Break, please ensure that your student(s) continue to wear their Student Success Cards throughout the school day, including on the bus.
The goal of these cards is to increase efficiency and enhance student safety. Students can also use their Success Cards to serve as ID during the school day and athletic events. Students can also use their cards to access multiple benefits, including online learning, and checking out books and other age-appropriate materials at any Columbus Metropolitan Library branch.
Students in grades 9-12 only can use their cards to access the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) at no charge. COTA passes are supplemental and do not replace the District’s yellow bus services provided to students who qualify for CCS transportation to and from school.
If your child does not have a Success Card, please have them stop by the office to obtain one.
Weather Related School Closings.
What you need to know?
When winter weather forces classes to be cancelled, you need to know right away.
As winter weather approaches, Columbus City Schools is ready to help you plan ahead should the District be forced to cancel classes or shift to remote learning due to inclement weather or staffing challenges.
Our goal is to announce a class cancellation or transition to a remote learning model as soon as we can, so we are constantly monitoring weather forecasts and road conditions, and staff absences, and will make an announcement the night before whenever possible.
If weather conditions are such that a determination the night before is not possible, the Superintendent and her Operations team will make a decision no later than 5:30 a.m.
Once the decision has been made, the next step is to alert parents, teachers, and staff.
STAY CONNECTED: News about cancellations of classes, a shift to remote learning, or the cancellation of extra-curricular activities, field trips, and/or student-athletic events due to inclement weather or staffing challenges, are shared in several ways.
- Make sure the contact information on file at your child’s school is accurate. If you need to update this information, contact the main office in your child’s school or update online in Parent Portal. (This includes emergency contacts, phone numbers, and email addresses).
- All families and staff will be alerted through an automated call, email, and text message from the District’s phone system. It is important to have your updated contact information on file in order to receive this notification.
- Students should take their assigned Chromebook and charger home each night, should the decision be made to transition to remote learning.
- Follow Columbus City Schools on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or check our website. As soon as the decision is made to delay or cancel school, we’ll share news about school cancellations, transitioning to remote learning, and other schedule updates on our social media pages.
- Monitor the news on local television and radio stations.
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.ccsoh.us/weather.
Weekly Family Engagement Sessions On Zoom
CCS hosts weekly Zoom sessions addressing the most pressing topics and answering the most common questions families have. Called Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, these sessions are hosted by the Department of Communications and Engagement and feature expert District staff and many of our community partners sharing information and insights on important topics.
Sessions are recorded so that you can watch on your own time.
Parent Portal (Infinate Campus) Access
We have a goal that 100% of our families will have active accounts for the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the annual update. Why? The simple answer is that it helps improve our communication. Keeping your address, phone, numbers, and email up to date helps:
- the teachers communicate classroom information.
- ensure that you will get all school-related informational phone calls.
- ensure that everyone receives newsletters such as this one!
- the school to be able to contact you quickly in the event of an emergency.
Our Community ⬇️
Summer Experience Registration Opens Soon
Mark your calendars, and get ready! The District’s annual Summer Experience returns June 20, and registration opens March 15.
Last year, thousands of PreK-12 students joined us for a summer of outside-of-the-box learning experiences and exciting field trips, and this summer, we have even more excitement in store. The 2023 Summer Experience features unique program themes at all elementary and middle school sites, and high school students will once again have a chance to enroll in specialty courses at Spruce Run or take advantage of credit advancement and recovery opportunities.
Along with the free fun and academic enrichment, we’re providing transportation, breakfast, and lunch for students.
To learn more about the 2023 Summer Experience, visit CCSSummer.org.
Columbus Metropolitan Library Turns 150 Years Old on March 4!
Columbus Metropolitan Library is Celebrating 150 Years!
Columbus Metropolitan Library Turns 150 Years Old on March 4!
Columbus Metropolitan Library is kicking off its sesquicentennial celebration with fun birthday parties at area library locations.
• Enjoy activities, refreshments, and chances to win fun prizes.
• Enter to win a $150 Target Gift Card!
One winner at each of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s participating locations will be selected at random to win a $150 Target Gift Card. All winners will be notified the week of March 6. One entry per person. No purchase is necessary. Columbus Metropolitan Library employees and their immediate families are not eligible.
Click here for list of participating library branches
150 Birthday Bash - Columbus Metropolitan Library
9:30 a.m. The Comedy Magic of Rory Rennick Prepare to be amazed! Magician Rory Rennick will be appearing all over the Gahanna Branch with his tricks and illusions. 11 a.m. Steel Pans of Trinidad with Bill Manchester Celebrate the library's birthday at an interactive, Trinidad-styled party.
Riverview International Center is Here to Help Families! 🙋♂️
Riverview International Center Supports Our WLMS Families!
Riverview International Center is a resource center for New Americans in the Riverview Drive area of northwest Columbus. Founded in 2015, the RIC helps our neighbors apply for benefits, enroll in school, find work, and celebrate the many cultures represented in Riverview - more than 42 countries! A cornerstone of our programming is support for children and families, which includes homework help three nights a week, field trips around central Ohio, and a summer reading program. We work closely with Family Ambassadors and teachers in several CCS schools to make sure our families have the support they need. We have Arabic, French, Berber, and Pashto speakers on our staff; reach out if we can assist you! Call or text 614-427-3368, or email email@example.com
Pathway Express Destination #3
Pathway Express Destination #3 - The Ohio Statehouse
Pathway Express has allowed us to create fun, memorable experiences across the city for CCS students and families, and we can’t bring three more exciting Pathway Express events throughout the school year. We're excited to partner with The Ohio Statehouse for February's Pathway Express destination!
Since opening to legislators and the public in 1857, the Statehouse has witnessed Ohio’s most historic voting decisions. In addition to state leaders, more than 500,000 visitors tour Capitol Square each year. Throughout February, CCS students and families are invited to add their names to the growing guestbook.
You can get a Weekend Tour on any weekend in February!
No Ohio BMV Fees for State ID Cards👍
Ohio BMV Will Soon Waive Fees for State ID Cards
How it works: Starting April 7, anyone 17 or older can apply for a free state ID at the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
· It's optimal for people without a driver's license or a suspended license.
Pro tip: Applying for a new card requires a trip to the BMV, but you can renew driver's licenses and state IDs online.
· The same goes for a reprint if yours is lost or stolen.
For more information, visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
IKIC is Helping Students Dream Big
information about college access, scholarship information, and The Columbus Promise
I Know I Can’s programs provide guidance and support for Columbus students from elementary school through college graduation.
Together, our staff and volunteers:
- Inspire elementary school students to dream big about their futures.
- Enable middle school students to explore in-demand careers through virtual reality programming.
- Provide high school students with early exposure to career and college opportunities.
- Guide seniors through the complex admissions and financial aid processes.
- Fund grants and scholarships for high school graduates.
- Support students as they navigate college or workforce training programs for the first time.
Columbus Library Culture Pass. Free Family Admission to Activities
Present your Library Card or Student Success Card at any Columbus Library branch to check out a Culture Pass for the locations below.
- Pass admits two adults or children
- Pass admits up to two adults and four children
- Valid for Sunday games only during the regular season
Columbus Museum of Art
- Pass admits eight people of any age
Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art
- Pass admits eight people of any age
- Pass admits one adult; children under 16 are free
- Valid for Masterworks performances only
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
- Pass admits up to six people of any age
- Pass is not valid for Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Club or The Wilds
- Pass does not include parking fees
Franklin Park Conservatory
- Pass admits two adults and six children
Ohio History Center
- Pass admits up to eight adults and/or children
- Pass also valid to Ohio Village (seasonal)
National Veterans Memorial Museum
- Pass admits two adults and five children
community Shelter board Winter Worming Stations are Open!!
Community Shelter Board of Columbus offers warming stations for those in need. All Warming Stations have the ability to contact further resources through Mount Carmel Outreach Program at any time. Other resources include follow‐up on shelter access, crisis assistance, and housing assistance with the Street to Housing Outreach Collaborative (SHOC).
Homeless? Need shelter?
Call the homeless hotline, open 24 hours a day
To get help or give help, call 2-1-1. Food line 614-341-2282, Monday–Friday 8 am – 4pm.
WLMS Contact Information
WLMS Contact Information
Address: 330 E Dominion Blvd, Columbus, OH 43214
Tel: 614 365 5707