July 31, 2020
Dear Wellington Families,
My hope is that this newsletter finds you enjoying these last few days of summer! Although we are disappointed that we could not start school in-person, we want to assure you that we will make this school year great! We are looking forward to serving your students this school year and a time when we can all return to the school building!
We respectfully ask that you make your selection for the first 9 weeks for your child's placement by Wednesday, August 5th. Accurate numbers will impact staffing and class sizes.
We are working hard on curriculum and providing quality instruction while ALL student are learning either remotely or virtually. I realize you may have many questions and concerns. My hope is that the following information will help guide you.
LISD will also continue to provide additional information on COVID-19: https://www.lisd.net/covid19
You will find information about the following:
- Elementary Learning Options
- Second Learning Options
- Virtual Learning & Virtual Learning Plus Course Offerings
- FAQs: https://www.lisd.net/Page/24350
- School Hours
- Special Education
- Operational Guidelines Manual: https://tinyurl.com/yyzclxxs
Wellington Elementary is the best place to be! Whether it is remote or virtual, our staff and teachers are ready to see your child on August 19! Again, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com. I am happy to answer your emails, schedule a time to visit with you by phone. I truly am here for you, our students, our teachers, and staff.
We are ALL BETTER TOGETHER!
Tami Braun, Principal
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
Yearbooks, Class Photos, Textbooks, Wrap Packs, Devices... OH MY!!!
Virtual Parent Orientations and Meet the Teacher Night
Two Parent Orientations for students participating in-person/remote learning will occur before students return to campus on September 8th. The first set of orientations will be covering what remote learning will look like. The second set or orientations will cover more details regarding procedures for classroom routines, arrival/dismissal, safety, etc...
VIRTUAL Parent Orientations and Meet the Teacher will occur at a different time. More information on those dates will be shared as soon as they are finalized.
Teachers are busy creating a Welcome video to send to their students before school begins.
All REMOTE/IN-PERSON Parent Orientations and REMOTE/IN-PERSON "Meet the Teacher" will be held VIRTUALLY through WebEX Meetings:
Monday, Aug. 10
5:00-6:00 pm- Pre-K Parent Orientation
6:00-7:00 pm- Kindergarten Parent Orientation
7:00-8:00 pm- 3rd Grade Parent Orientation
Tuesday, Aug. 11
6:00-7:00 pm- 1st Grade Parent Orientation
7:00-8:00 pm- 4th Grade Parent Orientation
Wednesday, Aug. 12
6:00-7:00 pm- 2nd Grade Parent Orientation
7:00-8:00 pm- 5th Grade Parent Orientation
Monday, Aug. 17
5:30-6:30 pm- Meet the Teacher (Remote/In-Person students) (Pre-K through 5th Grade)
What are the Differences Between Remote and Virtual Learning?
Fourth and New to WES Fifth Graders will receive their iPads on Monday, August 17th.
Beginning August 3rd, parents will have the opportunity to sign up to either go to Lewisville HS or Technology Exploration Career Center-East on August 5th through August 21 to receive a device (either a iPad or Chromebook) for PreK-3rd. This will be considered a loaner device and expected to be turned in when in person school starts. More information will be coming from the district.
Attention Kindergarten Parents:
Unfortunately we will not be having Kinder Camp this year due to the need to minimize the movement of students due to social distancing (and remote and virtual learning). Our Kindergarten teachers are working on a Google doc to get to know your child better before school begins. Be looking for that to be emailed soon. As always, be sure to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.