#WE Rise

Links to Learning for Week of January 11-15, 2021

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Happy Thursday!

As a precautionary measure related to COVID-19, Wilkesboro Elementary School will operate remotely from Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Friday, January 22, 2021. Our school building will be closed, and students will learn from home using their Chromebooks. Our teachers will provide remote instruction daily using Zoom (PK-5), SeeSaw (K/1st) and Google Classroom (2nd-5th). Meal services will be provided from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through car line. Please find your teacher's picture below to get started.


To help all families learn more about the symptoms of Covid-19, we are sharing a possible exposure letter from the Wilkes County Health Department. This letter describes symptoms of Covid-19 and will help you monitor your family during this time.


In order to prevent further spread of Covid-19, we have partnered with the Wilkes County Health Department to provide Covid-19 testing to any Wilkesboro student or staff member. This testing is optional and free. The Health Department will conduct a drive-thru testing clinic on the school carline on Tuesday, January 19, from 1-3. In order to attend the clinic, you must sign up in advance. The form is embedded below, or you can click here to sign up.


We will accept sign ups through Friday, January 15 at 11:00 AM. We hope that you will take advantage of this convenient opportunity, especially if your child has had an exposure in their classroom or bus or is quarantined.


If you have questions or need technology help, you can fill out the form below. You can also reach out to Mrs. Spears, Mrs. St. John, or Mrs. Cleary via ClassDojo or e-mail and we will be glad to help.

We know switching to remote instruction is an unexpected change. We are here to help make it go as smoothly as possible. See you online!

Have questions for the school nurse?

Do you have questions about your child's health or a family member's possible exposure to Covid-19? Our school nurse Kimberly Sluder is here to help you navigate this challenging year. You can find her at school at 336-838-4261 or on ClassDojo. You can also reach her by email -- Nurse Sluder at sluderk@wilkes.k12.nc.us

Email your jokes to Mrs. Spears!

Click the picture of your teacher below to get your day started!

About Attendance

For 1/13/2021 through 1/22/2021, for ALL STUDENTS -- we must on a daily basis verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If we don't see your child on Zoom or if work isn't submitted via SeeSaw/GoogleClassroom, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. Thanks in advance for your help!


PRIOR to 1/13/2021 -- Parents, please note that since we have moved to Plan A, students who are participating in Plan A will be marked PRESENT or ABSENT. If your child is not in school, you will need to send in absence notes as usual and it will be coded as excused or unexcused. If your child is officially quarantined or excluded, those absences would be excused. If your child needs to be out, we will work with you to make sure your child doesn't get behind.


For students who continue with remote learning note that in order for us to count your child in attendance off site, we must on a daily basis verify that the student is engaged (completing and submitting assignments), on pace (participating in the virtual classroom), or receiving academic/emotional support (directly from the teacher). If this isn't happening, your child will be counted absent. Please make sure that your child is submitting work and that you are communicating with the teacher daily. Thanks in advance for your help!